It’s Tuesday again and that means only two more days to the spookiest night of the year! Today’s topic is a Halloween freebie and so I came up with the topic books I wish I’d read on Halloween, meaning all the books that give you a mystery or spooky vibe and which therefore would have been perfect to read on Halloween. Aditionally, I’ll list some TBR’s of mine which I wish I could read on Halloween! Here we go!
#1 Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Wouldn’t this have been perfect? Six of Crows will forever be one of my favorite books and the plot is filled with suspense, action and intrigue and all I can say is: wouldn’t this have been perfect? Yes.
#2 Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Stalking Jack the Ripper is one of the most recent books I’ve read and I’ve been annoying myself wishing I’d waited a couple of weeks. Foggy nights in London, a serial killer on the loose and a crazy uncle with a lab suited for forensic medicine – that’s something!
#3 The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
Again we have a serial killer, not just in London but all over England. The ABC Murders is such a great read, suspense from the first to the very last page and throughout the whole book, you have no idea who could have been the murderer.
#4 If We Were Villains by ML Rio
If We Were Villains was my favorite book of 2018 with the most amazing plot and additional Shakespeare lessons included. This mystery will forever be one of the most complex and twisted ones with fantastic protagonists who match their roles in Shakespeare’s plays. This is one of those books you can read in several hours because you will at no point get tired of the slow pace or bad story – this book was made for Halloween.
#5 Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Despite me not being totally overwhelmed by this book (a certain ending wasn’t what I’d expected), Truly Devious does fit the criteria of a Halloween read because of the Ellingham case and in general, Stevie Bell being obsessed with Sherlock Holmes (another great idea, btw!).
#6 My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton
Even though this has no creepy aspect, the setting of England in the sixteenth century is a great way of spending your Halloween evening. My Lady Jane is hands-down the funniest book I’ve ever read and on top of that, the story and the characters (G, I’m talking about you!) are one of the most amazing and lovable I’ve ever witnessed!
#7 A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Holmes & Watson plus a boarding school and their ancestors Jamie and Charlotte?
#8 Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
I know Red Queen isn’t exactly spooky, but a rebellion from the country’s slums and a new kind of magic on the uprise, accompanied by the lightning girl? What I would give to experience this again on Halloween!
Books on my TBR perfectly suited for Halloween!
The woman in the window by A.J. Finn
I’ve been watching booktube recently, and one girl counted this book to her ultimate favorites and it actually sounds pretty interesting and a great crime story. It’s about a woman unable to go outside, who witnesseses something she shouldn’t have watching her new neighbors through her window…
the 7 1/2 deaths of evelyn hardcastle by Stuart Turton
I saw this book on another blog and realized that it would be perfectly suited for me and Halloween! I really should have picked it up to be able to read it on Thursday!
Crown of midnight by Sarah J. Maas
I read Throne of Glass almost one year ago and I still haven’t picked up the sequel! Throne of Glass was definitely creepy and so this would actually be the perfect choice for this years’ Halloween! Since I have it at home, maybe it’ll be the book I pick up!
That’s it – I wish I could turn back time to read all of these great books for Halloween! If you haven’t picked up one of the books on my list, please do and be wiser than me and choose it for Thursday! It’s worth it! Happy reading and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!