October TBR (aka Lots of Spooky Books)


Hello everyone! Who else is super excited for October and Halloween? Because I know I am, Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday and yes that means more than Christmas. I love getting to watch horror movies, eat a crap ton of candy, and dress up but most of all I love getting to read creepy books! So I have quite a few that need reading (or re-reading) this month and so I thought I’d put together a TBR that I’ll actually stick to!

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So I’ll start with two ARCs I’ll be reading and reviewing this month that aren’t necessarily spooky….

Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

An ARC I’m very excited to get to and it sort of fits in with October actually! I mean come on the title just says it all, who wouldn’t want to read it?

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Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous. Darling. Are they labels or a warning? The answer could cost Sera everything.

Murder, justice, and revenge were so not a part of the plan when Sera set out on her senior camping trip. After all, hiking through the woods is supposed to be safe and uneventful.

Then one morning the group wakes up groggy, confused, and with words scrawled on their wrists: Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous. Darling. Their supplies? Destroyed. Half their group? Gone. Their chaperone? Unconscious. Worst of all, they find four dolls acting out a murder—dolls dressed just like them.

Suddenly it’s clear; they’re being hunted. And with the only positive word on her wrist, Sera falls under suspicion…

With that description this book sounds creepy especially with that cover! I can’t wait to get to this ARC and hopefully it won’t let me down.


Outside the palace of Versailles, it’s modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it’s the eighteenth century—with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it’s about to become a very beautiful prison.
When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother makes a cruel power play . . . blackmailing the king into making Dani his queen. When she turns eighteen, Dani will marry the most ruthless and dangerous man of the court. She has six months to escape her terrifying destiny. Six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates.
Her ticket out? Glitter. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted. Addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed.
But in Versailles, secrets are impossible to keep. And the most dangerous secret—falling for a drug dealer outside the palace walls—is one risk she has to take.

This is not a horror book or a creepy book but rather an ARC that happens to come out this month and therefore needs reading. The premise sounds interesting and unique and that cover is pretty as fuck! Although some reviews I’ve seen already don’t make my hopes very high.

Now onto the ACTUAL spooky books I plan on reading and reviewing this October!

 And the Trees Crept In

I have been super excited to get my hands on this book and I finally did, although I have ARCs that need reading first it’s definitely going to be hard not to dive right in! I also have a feeling this will be the scariest book I’ll read this month.

The Merciless II: The Exorcism of Sofia Flores

A sequel I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for and what better time to read it than October?

And then here’s a potential bonus book if I can get my hands on it this month:

The Women in the Walls

I actually really enjoyed Lukavics debut book “Daughters Unto Devils” and so I’m pretty excited about reading her new book. Plus how creepy is the cover?

Potential re-reads for this month, some of my favorite horror books:

How to Survive a Horror Movie

Such a fantastic and funny book for any horror movie lover! I’d love to get a chance to re-read this and give it an actual review especially since it’s a pretty quick read I could probably finish it in a day.

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

This might actually be my favorite horror book of all time, there are so many great short stories in here that will literally scare your pants off! I’d love to re-read through this but even if it’s just through my favorite stories that’s good enough for me!

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So that wraps up this month’s planned TBR, hopefully I get through them all!

Have you read any of these books?

Are any of these on your October TBR as well?

What spooky books are you planning on reading this month?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

9 thoughts on “October TBR (aka Lots of Spooky Books)

  1. Devouring Books and Lattes October 3, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    This TBR looks amazing! I can’t wait to see how it goes and which ones are your faves. I should totally look into these. The covers are fantastic too ❤

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    • thesassygeek October 4, 2016 / 1:39 am

      Thank you! I had such a hard time narrowing it down too, I have so many spooky books I want to read this month! And yes some of these have gorgeous covers, I hope if you check them out you find some to add to your own TBR! 🙂

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  2. Nil October 3, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    Stalking jack the ripper, and glitter look so interesting.

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  3. DaniellaWrites October 4, 2016 / 3:24 am

    There’s a SECOND Merciless book? WHAT? I must seek it out immediately, I’m so glad you posted about it! I grabbed ‘Survive the Night’ and I intend to read that this month, but I’m happy to learn that Merciless is being continued.

    The Women in the Walls and One Was Lost are on my TBR (sadly I wasn’t approved for ARCs) and I’m going to check them out when I can. I’m going to have to look into the other books on your list, I love scary reads!

    I’m trying to read some spooky books this month as well, though I’m not nearly as organised as you. I’m just reading whatever seems spooky that takes my fancy… mixed results so far on that though.

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    • thesassygeek October 11, 2016 / 7:39 am

      I know! I didn’t know she was making a sequel to The Merciless until the end of last year and I feel liked I waited forever for it, haha. So glad to find someone else excited about it since I don’t know many people who have read the first book!
      I love scary reads as well and so I love getting recommendations and looking at other lists to find more too so if you find any let me know as well, haha! 🙂

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      • DaniellaWrites October 13, 2016 / 3:57 pm

        I picked it up just because I thought the hot pink cover with a pentagram on it was kind of funny, but I ended up really liking it!

        I’ll definitely drop you a line if I find some great scary reads!

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      • thesassygeek October 17, 2016 / 3:01 pm

        I did the same thing! It’s probably one of the few books I’ve picked up based on just the cover! And yes please do! 🙂

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