Friday, October 31, 2014

H A P P Y   H A L L O W E E N ! ! !

Did you read any good, scary books this October? We set ourselves some goals, while also providing some recommendations, and this post is where we see how we did all month. You can see how much progress we made on our Spooky TBRs below, as well as check out our reviews for the ones we did get to. =)

April's Spooky TBR
The Coldest Girl in ColdtownGirl of Nightmares (Anna #2)Rot and Ruin (Benny Imura #1)The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1)Born WickedUnspokenBeware the WildThe BargainingThe Fall

April's Progress:

3 / 9

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (Review)
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Mulberry
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (Review)
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker
The Bargaining by Carly Anne West
The Fall by Bethany Griffin (Review)

So there you have it. A total fail. I had high hopes, but I didn't do nearly as good with this list as I did with my summer list. I blame the new job for everything! lol. I'm happy with the three I did finish though. If you could see how behind I am on reading, you'd be proud of me too! :)

Jen's Spooky TBR

Jen's Progress:

9 / 15

Chaos by Sarah Fine (review)
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (review)
Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan (review)
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
In the After Light by Alexandra Bracken
Mortal Gods by Kendare Blake
Lailah by Nikki Kelly (review)
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini (review)
Creed by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie
Suspicion by Alexandra Monir
Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (review soon)
Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan
Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick (review)
Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios (review soon)
The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas (review)

I knew I wouldn't be able to get to all of these, especially In the After Light which only just released this week. But I think I did pretty okay, all things considered. I was looking at my Fall TBR, and I think I have a real shot at finishing all of those books before the end of November. And I did read/listen to one ghost story that wasn't on my list, but it was a total waste of my time. Oh, well...

What spooky books did you read this month? Also, we were thinking of doing something similar for Christmas...have any recs for us? I can only think of a few Christmas-themed books, and at least one of those would be a re-read for me. :D


  1. I really need to read more spooky/scary books!! I always forget or just hit so many mediocre ones I skip all together. -_- I LOVE everything Maggie Stiefvater of course, and I'm a big fan Trial By Fire and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown! I should read more Holly Black actually...she's a fantastic writer. :)

  2. I love spooky books! I just read Anna Dressed in Blood (the prequel to Girl of Nightmares) and loved it! My review's here if you want to check it out:

  3. I hope you both enjoyed all the spooky reads!! I loved The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and the Anna Dressed in Blood duology :D

  4. I'm not a fan of spooky books - massive wuss over here! But I like the idea that you set yourself a genre specific goal :D

  5. Whoo!! Go you two ;) You've done pretty well with all of these books :) I've read a paranormal or two, but due to school I have epically failed at my spooky TBR for the month.


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