As the weather gets colder, the stack of books on my nightstand grows taller. There’s something so cozy about reading a book with a mug of tea or hot chocolate. I can’t tell you nice it was this morning when we woke up to cold weather. Granted, it’s about to slowly increase to warmer temps by next week, but I’ll take what we can get.
What can I say? I am 100% a cold weather person.
At the beginning of the month, I pulled together some spooky books to read. A couple of these have been on my list to read for a long time, and the others are new-ish to my reading list. My husband even picked out one of them. The book he picked is pretty hefty, so I definitely won’t be able to finish it this month.
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
This has been on my list to read for such a long time. Every time I pull it out to read, it gets bumped down the list by something else. I am determined to start and finish it this month! I’m a huge fan of Neil Gaiman, and this sounds like a creepy/funny read that is perfect for October. Basically, the end of the world is about to happen. Everything is going to plan, until the angel and demon who have been living on earth all this time decide that they actually love the life style. They are not looking forward to the rapture. Plus, someone has misplaced the Antichrist. It sounds pretty funny!
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
This was a free bonus book in last year’s October’s box from Book of the Month. I have a lot of books to read right now, so I’m not subscribing to Book of the Month anymore. I really miss it, and when my to-pile is smaller, I will re-subscribe. I was thrilled to see a short story by Gillian Flynn. Generally speaking, I enjoyed reading her books. They have just enough of a creepy vibe to be interesting and keep you guessing. This book is about a lady who has grown up and survived most of her life by scamming people and/or begging for handouts. When a lady walks into the hand reading shop where she works and asks her for help with her haunted Victorian mansion, it’s obvious that the narrator (who is unnamed) is in over her head.
Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
This is the sequel to Wolf by Wolf, which is a young adult alternative historical fiction. The store is set in the post-WWII era, except Hitler won. This series follows Yael has she works with an underground group to murder Hitler. Yael was in a concentration camp and, as a result of the medical experiments performed on her, can shape shift. I enjoyed the Wolf by Wolf (and Iron by Iron, the prequel to Wolf by Wolf), and I can’t read until I have the time to read Blood for Blood.
Swan Song by Robert McCammon
This was my husband’s pick for me. He told me it was a long book, but I was not expecting over 950 pages. Swan Song won’t be the longest book I’ve ever read. I keep reminding myself that when I take a gander at it on my nightstand. Swan Song is a post-apocayptic novel set in the US. To keep the synopsis short, it’s a story of two individuals, Josh and Swan, who are trying to survive in the nuclear holocaust. Add to that, the force responsible for Earth’s destruction is searching for Swan because she has special powers. It sounds so exciting, but I’ll be honest to say it’s a little intimidating.
What are you planning to read this fall?