Halloween Read-A-Thon TBR

Hey everyone!

I am going to participate in a Halloween Read-a-thon hosted by Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews.
Australia really isn’t big on celebrating Halloween, but it is such a fun time/holiday!
I thought that this would be a fun way to celebrate it!! 🙂


💀 The read-a-thon is going to run from the 10th October – 31st October.

💀 You can join in at any time until the end of the read-a-thon.

💀 You can read as many or as little books as you want!!!

💀 When posting your TBR link back to this post so other people can join in!! Share the spooky love!! If you don’t have a blog that’s okay!! You can post your TBR on Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, YouTube – ANYWHERE!!

💀 Use the hashtag #HalloweenWR to share your progress on social media!!


Now on to my Read-a-thon TBR!!

  1. Costume Party :: A Feast of Sorrows
  2. Haunted House :: Cat’s Cradle
  3. Urban Legends :: The StepMother
  4. Witching Hour :: The Jersey Devil
  5. Trick or Treat :: Caraval
  6. All Hallows Eve :: Interference



Pretty self explanatory. There’s no “guidelines” if you think a cover is creepy for whatever reason then it counts!

This cover just reminds me of a creepy ass forest! I love it! 🙂

A Feast of Sorrows—Angela Slatter’s first U.S. collection—features twelve of the World Fantasy and British Fantasy Award-winning Australian author’s finest, darkest fairy tales, and adds two new novellas to her marvelous cauldron of fiction.

Stories peopled by women and girls—fearless, frightened, brave, bold, frail, and fantastical—who take the paths less traveled by, accept (and offer) poisoned apples, and embrace transformation in all its forms. Reminiscent of Angela Carter at her best, Slatter’s work is both timeless and fresh: fascinating new reflections from the enchanted mirrors of fairy tales and folklore.



By Supernatural or Paranormal I mean books that feature things such as: ghosts, vampires, witches, werewolves ect.

This book is pretty self explanatory lol.

No one knew where she had come from. A scrap of a girl clinging to a black cat with eerie yellow eyes. A lost child or an orphan, maybe. It was a miracle she had survived on Eden Mountain at all.

Suddenly strange things began to happen in placid Ruger County, bizarre killings that the police couldn’t solve. Horrifying accidents that the people couldn’t comprehend. An insatiable beast was stalking their intimate hideaways, their swimming holes—and their children.

No one noticed how quickly the little girl’s pale cheeks turned pink with health. How her frail body filled out with sleek, lithe muscles and feline grace. And no one noticed that at night her innocent blue eyes turned an eerie, evil yellow . . .



In my opinion people are scarier than monsters so for Horror or Thriller this means a book where real people are the ones who are causing all the scariness.

I thought this would be great for the read-a-thon, its a thriller featuring a ‘fairytale’ family!!

The perfect wife. A fairytale family. Don’t believe your eyes …
Jeanie and Matthew are a happily married couple who both have teenage children from previous relationships.

No one said it would be easy to raise a blended family under one roof but Jeanie and Matthew are strong. They will make it work.

And whilst Jeanie’s step-daughter Scarlett rejects her, Jeanie will just have to try harder to win her over.

But Jeanie has a past. A terrible secret she thought she’d buried a long time ago. And now, it’s coming to the surface, threatening to destroy her new marriage.

Someone is playing a terrifying game on Jeanie and she must put a stop to it once and for all.

After all, a fairytale needs a happy ending … doesn’t it?

A compelling, dark and twisty psychological thriller that will grip fans of Behind Closed Doors, Between You and Me and The Teacher.



Again, pretty self explanatory. Fun fact: the witching hour is 3am-4am, but obviously I’m not going to force you all to read at that time 😅. Unless you’re like me and have insomnia. So just read a book after the sun has set!

So much yess!! This book will be perfect to read after dark!!

“Old school horror.” —Jonathan Maberry

Everyone knows the legend of the Jersey Devil. Some believe it is an abomination of nature, a hybrid winged beast from hell that stalks the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey searching for prey. Others believe it is a hoax, a campfire story designed to scare children. But one man knows the truth…

Sixty years ago, Boompa Willet came face to face with the Devil—and lived to tell the tale. Now, the creature’s stomping grounds are alive once again with strange sightings, disappearances, and worse. After all these years, Boompa must return to the Barrens, not to prove the legend is real but to wipe it off the face of the earth…

It’ll take more than just courage to defeat the Devil. It will take four generations of the Willet clan, a lifetime of survivalist training, and all the firepower they can carry. But timing is critical. A summer music festival has attracted crowds of teenagers. The woods are filled with tender young prey. But this time, the Devil is not alone. The evil has grown into an unholy horde of mutant monstrosities. And hell has come home to New Jersey…


27883214There’s two options for this challenge. You can choose TRICK and read a scary book you’ve been putting off OR you can choose TREAT and read any book you want from ANY genre (not just horrors ect.)

I choose Treat… I am so excited to read this book!!

Before you enter the world of Caraval, you must remember that it’s all a game . . .

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

Then, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation to Caraval finally arrives. So, Tella enlists a mysterious sailor’s help to whisk Scarlett away to this year’s show. But as soon as the trio arrives, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nonetheless soon becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with her sister, with Legend, and with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.


29057891Read six books! Your sixth book can be any scary book you want. Only do this if you want! I know how it is to feel intimidated by read-a-thons so I really wanted to try and make this as relaxing as possible. There’s probably no way I’m going to be able to do this, but it’s fun to try!

I recieved this book from NetGalley and this sounds like the perfect conclusion to my Halloween Read-A-Thon

 They were the perfect couple—but not all is as it seems.

Young married couple Gabriel and Chloé have a picture-perfect life. But when athletic Chloé suddenly drowns, Gabriel is left to grapple with the mysterious circumstances of her death. Brokenhearted, he pours out his grief in a bereavement group and is consoled by photographer Emma. While the two grow closer, Gabriel can’t help but feel Chloé’s presence everywhere he goes. And as revelations about Chloé slowly emerge, he begins to wonder, is Emma really that different?

From prize-winning and bestselling author Amélie Antoine comes a dark and evocative novel that will keep readers guessing until the final moments—will Gabriel be able to move on with Emma, or will the mystery of Chloé’s death consume him?


Are you participating in the read-a-thon? What books do you plan to read?

If not do you have any creepy books planned for Halloween??



74 thoughts on “Halloween Read-A-Thon TBR

    1. I’m nearly finished my second book so far.
      Not where I planned to be with my reading, but real life gets in the way sometimes lol.
      I am super excited for Caraval!! Have only heard good things about it!
      What are you currently reading?

      Liked by 1 person

        1. Was it a good book? I will have to keep an eye out for your stop!
          I love blog tours, they are such a great idea!! I have 2 next month!

          Choosing what to read next is such a hard decision sometimes!!
          I am sticking pretty well to my TBR list this month… Just not keeping up with it very well lol.
          I have 8 and 1/2 books to read in 11 days!! 😐 Can it be done?! Haha

          Liked by 1 person

          1. OmG, I could never read that many books in only 11 days, but I know some people who are reading machines and they could do it in no brain!
            You inspired me now so I’ll try to read four books until the end of the month, trust me, 4 books in 11 days is a LOT for me!
            Spells and Sorcery was solid read. Nothing new to be honest, but it read so quickly so that’s a plus. And since it’s about witches it’s appropriate for October. 😉

            Liked by 1 person

            1. 4 books is a good effort!
              I’ll probably only get around 4 read as well. So much real life stuff to do 😒
              Some people are crazy reading machines! I don’t know how they do it!! Lol.
              Definitely Halloween appropriate 😊


  1. It’s not being celebrated in Holland either, but I made it my duty to spread the love by decorating the shit out of my house and front lawn every year for 10 years now XD. That first cover is so eerily pretty! And I dunno about you, but if I start reading creepy stuff from 3-4am because I’m awake then anyways (*low fives for having insomnia*), I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to sleep at all anymore afterwards ;).

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh yay! Go you, thats awesome.
      I live out on land so theres no point in decorating my house… instead I go to my sisters and help her lol.
      It would be nice if the holiday was recognised everywhere though.

      Haha who needs sleep when you have caffeine… But yes if I read til late at night or early morning I sometimes have trouble sleeping. I end up listening to every noise and think its a serial killer/ demon/ vampire/ the devil hahah!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Lol, you’d solely do it for yourself then? But yeah, what’s the point if there’s no one to admire it all (or get annoyed by it like my neighbours do…most of them are elderly and do not take kindly to staring at a fake graveyard all day apparently XD especially since they haven’t got a clue as to why it’s there in the first place :’) ). Hahaha, see?! BAD idea! XD


          1. Oh my, you have horses?! *picturing Australian TV series set in the countryside now* Trick or treaters are definitely a big bonus!! I got one girl last year, and she ran away crying when I opened up the door in my corpse bride make-up :/. So much for setting a trend around here :’)

            Liked by 1 person

    1. I know!! I haven’t seen one bad review!!! 😍😍
      Haha I’m the same! But then I get left home alone and can’t sleep and hate myself 😂😂
      Thanks and good luck to you too!!
      Hope you read some spooktacular books ♥️♥️

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I just found this Readathon today! I’m so excited, since I already had a rather long list of Halloween type books to read this month, haha. “Jersey Devil” sounds pretty cool…and I am DYING to read “Caravel.” Sigh.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ooh lucky!!! Good timing lol.
      The majority of my tbr list could have fit somewhere in this read a thon lol 😂
      I’m excited to read that one.
      I nearly died when I got approved for Caraval 😵😵 lol beyond excited!! Lol.


  3. This is a great challenge, although I do not read many scary stories. Unless they are written by Stephen King – a must buy author for me. I agree with your comment on the step mother, stories about real people can often be more scary than stories about monsters

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes!!! All the scary books and movies!!!
      I’m thinking scary movie marathon!! 😀
      It really sucks that Halloween isn’t that big over here though 😦
      Buuut, I’m going to get Halloween themed nails!! hahaha.


  4. This looks like fun! Personally I’m pretty bad at committing to read-a-thons, though. I’m also not big on creepy books (I’m too afraid of everything, I guess!), but I do like fun Halloween books, and my co-blogger always puts together some great reviews for Halloween. Happy reading!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Haha I am so bad at committing to read-a-thons too but I thought I’d give it a go lol.
      I end up giving myself nightmares lol. But I love them so much.

      I will have to check out the Halloween reviews!! 😊😊
      Thanks. You too! 😊😊

      Liked by 1 person

              1. Oh, that’s good… That means I can read it, yay! 😉 I’ve just been so busy lately, I’m worried that I may not be able to read all 5 or 6 books during the read-a-thon… But I’m sure gonna try. And even if I don’t, it’ll still be fun! So I’m not stressing over it too, too much. 🙂

                Liked by 1 person

                1. Woo hoo!! Sounds like a great book.
                  It’s so hard to find time sometimes 😓
                  I’ve just finished my diploma so fingers crossed more time to read!! Lol.
                  It’s a good challenge to do for fun 😊😊 how are you going with bingo?

                  Liked by 1 person

        1. Congrats on getting the ARC! 🙂
          I have never heard of her. I just looked her up on Goodreads, her books sound amazily creepy. I’m going to have to read them lol, I love finding new Horror/Thrillers 🙂
          Do you recommend any to start off with?

          Liked by 1 person

  5. I’m also participating, although I’ve not put together my TBR yet. It’s great seeing your choices, they look perfect for this. Angela Slatter’s collection sounds pretty awesome. I read Angela Carter’s fairytale retellings and they were great, so reading that they are similar is calling to me!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s