The past couple months I’ve been in a massive slump. As in I’ve only read three novels and two poetry books. I know that’s better than nothing but it’s still so much less than the 10+ books a month I had been reading. And if I had just read those books it would have been fine. But here’s the thing: I didn’t know what I wanted to read and I wanted to read everything so I’m in the middle of 8 books right now.
I think I’m going to post that list later this week but I’m going to be working my way through those and the buddy reads I’ve fallen behind on in October instead of the TBR I’ve had planned since April. Or maybe I’ll just stay behind and read the ones I’m in the middle of in November.
Here’s the TBR I’ve had planned:
The Godfather by Mario Puzo- I’m actually binging this one right now. It’s what I’ll be doing after I schedule this post. One of my friends wants to borrow it and I don’t like to lend out books I haven’t read (I’ve been burned by the not returned to many times or not returned when I want to read it) so it actually will be read!
Something by Stephen King- Preferably a creepy classic, I had been thinking something like The Long Walk or Carrie but I am going to try to get to The Institute since it’s our buddy read. I haven’t heard much about it and I want to keep it that way.
Kill Creek by Scott Thomas- I bought this one after all the hype it received last year and decided to put it away for this Halloween. Joke’s on me because I might not get to it.
The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue- Same story as the last one. I bought it at the same time. This one caught my eye at the library originally and instead of putting it on my Goodreads TBR where it’ll get lost I decided to buy it later. Good money sense right? (sarcasm)
Hannibal Lecter series by Thomas Harris- I have books two and three and I checked out the first one last Halloween. Didn’t get to it.
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty- This is the book version of The Exorcist, which I have yet to read. I’m not putting off seeing the movie until I’ve read the book but it might just happen that way at this point.
Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card- I don’t even know if this is a spooky book but the title and cover are both kind of spooky so I’ve had it on my Halloween TBR for a couple years now.
Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut- This is not related to the movie at all but I still want to read it. I’ve enjoyed Kurt Vonnegut in the past. Also: not a Halloween book but it is a Halloween title.
Interview With A Vampire by Anne Rice- A classic that isn’t needed to be read around Halloween but I feel like it’d be cool to read then.
Moriarty by Anthony Horrowitz- This cover just screams Halloween so I really wanted to get to it. It was catching my eye in August and I kept telling myself it was a fall book.
Dracula by Bram Stoker- This was going to basically be a re-read. I had only 50 pages left and I put it down, forgot about it and now it’s six years later.
Dead Souls by Gogol- I got this one a couple years ago and again, it just sounds creepy. I don’t think it’s actually a horror book.
Psycho by Robert Bloch- I’m sensing a mini-trend of the book version of classic Halloween movies I haven’t seen yet. This continues it.
Amityville Horror by Jay Anson- I watched this movie a couple years ago and it wasn’t too scary but I want to see if the book is equal or greater scare factor.
Lasher by Anne Rice- I read The Witching Hour earlier this year and I just wanted to continue it. I’m not sure if I’ll enjoy this one, so this has the potential to be a quick DNF.
Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman– The prequel to Practical Magic, a classic Halloween movie.
So there you have it, I know it was an ambitious TBR but I keep adding to it each year when I inevitably don’t get to them all. And to be fair: it wasn’t and isn’t going to happen so may as well dream big right?
If you had to pick up just one of these which would it be? What one would you say I NEED to read?