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October To Be Read


October Books

As you all know by now, I am studying for my master’s degree, which means I have very little time left to read (or sleep, or watch TV, or anything fun really). Usually I’m quite the mood reader, and quite a prolific reader as well, bouncing through books like it’s nothing. Since my reading time has been drastically reduced, I do plan the books I want to read a bit more, or I wouldn’t finish any book ever.

My current reading speed seems to be around one book a week, so for my October reading I picked four books. I absolutely love Halloween, so I’m going with four book that all have some sort of paranormal/creepy element.

Sanctum by Madeleine Roux

Sanctum is the second part in Roux’s YA horror series. I read the first book, Asylum, for my Halloween event last year. It’s a classic “scary” book, with murder and jump scares and crazy people conducting experiments. It succeeded in scaring me even though I was reading it with my boyfriend next to me, so I’m hoping for some more scares from Sanctum. This one features a carnival, which honestly, sounds even creepier than an asylum.

Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

Magic Slays is a book of paranormal awesomeness. I can’t believe I’m on the fifth book of the Kate Daniels series already, it feels like I only discovered this books a few months ago. The setting combines magic and a post-apocalyptic urban setting, and the slow burn romance between heroine Kate and the lion-shifter Curran is a fan favourite. So far I’ve enjoyed every single one of the Kate Daniels books, so I’m not expecting any different from Magic Slays.

Path of Needles by Alison Littlewood

A serial killer that stages his murders as dark fairy tales. That is the premise of Path of Needles, an adult thriller with an edge of horror. It might sound pretty gruesome, but I’m enjoying the murders in this one. So far there has been a Snow White and a Little Red Riding hood. How many more victims will follow?

The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett

The Unquiet is my current read – a young-adult science fiction novel which really delves into the teen-turned-killer concept. Lira is broken, and she fears, broken beyond repair. She pushes everyone away because they can never truly know the black emptiness inside of her.  This book is really good so far, but also quite sad and bleak. I’m a bit scared to see how it ends, because there have been so many deaths already.

When I’ve finished these four, I’ll probably either pick up Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier, To Green Angel Tower by Tad Williams, or Bird Box by Josh Malerman.

What are you reading this month?

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