It’s Spooky Season! This is my favorite time of the year and now that I’m done with wedding planning, I can fully dive into the season. I went to my local book store Cream and Amber to pick up a few books to read during this time of year. I wanted to share what’s on my Spooky TBR!
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
Patricia Campbell was a successful nurse turned housewife to her husband and two kids. In her free time, she and the other moms in the town are a part of a true-crime book club which allows them to discuss how evil some people can truly be. Patricia decides to welcome a stranger to their book club. As much as Patricia is captivated by the newcomer, she starts to become suspicious as children are mysteriously disappearing from the next town over. Patricia realizes that this stranger may be the next Ted Bundy or maybe something a bit more supernatural.
This is the first book I started reading and it’s really good! I find myself wanting to read this any time I have free time. I went into this thinking it would be a typical Vampire moves next door book, however, there’s a lot more horror involved. I just read a part about rats that still makes my skin crawl.
The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling
Vivienne Jones went through an awful breakup. She drank, she cried, and she decided to cast a curse on her ex because why not? Being a witch has its perks. Although, Vivienne’s ex moves back to their home town and Vivienne realizes her curse may have brought some unintended consequences.
Romance books aren’t my favorite genre to read, however, this premise captured me right away. When I pick out books for my October TBR, I’m drawn to books starring Witches. This will be a nice break from horror as I plan on reading this right after The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires.
The Guest List by Lucy Foley
A wedding party arrives in Ireland to begin the festivities. Champagne is popped, conversations are had, and someone turns up dead. Who is the culprit, and what secrets are revealed in the process?
I’m a sucker for a good thriller. I can’t help it, they draw me in as I want to know how everything unfolds. I think thrillers can fit into Spooky Season because human beings are capable of awful deeds.
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
A female apothecary waits as women visit her from across the globe. They purchase poisons to help free themselves of the men who have wronged them. Two women are bound together in different parts of history as they seek the apothecary.
I partially bought this book for the cover. The cover shows a mystical potion bottle surrounded by neon flowers. I figured I could fit this into my TBR because of the alchemy and magic associated with this book.
I can’t wait to read all these books! I think I have enough variety in my TBR to cover different genres. Once November and December hit, I either like to read non-fiction, romance, or more thrillers. If you have any of these books, let me know what you think in the comments below, or feel free to suggest other Spooky books worth reading too.