Hi, lovelies! This list is all books that I’ve been wanting to recommend but couldn’t manage to find a way to include them in any of the other recommendations posts so far this month. There are quite a few books on this list, so I’m not going into overly long descriptions or reasons why you should read them. I just want to do a quick list post with maybe a sentence for two for each book.
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern – Confusing and magical and a love story to literature.
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo – Dark and gritty. Yale but with magic.
Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw – A girl that lives near a creepy, maybe magical, forrest.
Broken Things by Lauren Oliver – Did they murder their best friend? Or is there something else going on?
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig – Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling, but make it sort of horror.
The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black – Interesting twist on vampires. Also sort of dystopian.
Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter – Summer camp for supernaturals.
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows – Jane Eyre but with ghosts.
Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl – A girl meets with old friends and they all die.
The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman – Four family’s with supernatural powers basically fail at protecting their town.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – Unreliable narrator with memory loss and something about a fire.
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand – An evil rock, queer girls, and creepy legends.
When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry – Maybe aliens have arrived on Earth? Let’s YouTube it.
The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes – A girl in denial about her mother’s death and a boy who may or may not fail out of school adventure to find out truths about the past.
So, these are some books that I think would be perfect to read this October but couldn’t figure out how to put them in any other list. These are all books that I really enjoyed and have read during past spooky seasons. Just making this list makes me want to reread them all. What backlist books are on your list for spooky season recommendations?
Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.