I love fall.
Being from the east coast, I grew up with seasons. There’s lots of snow in the winter, spring brings flowers and allergies, and summer is hot and humid. And there’s bugs. I hate bugs more than anything. Since we had the hottest summer on record in the last few years, I am more than ready for sweaters and candles and much, much cooler weather.
This also means I’m ready for fall and Halloween themed books! I like Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween as much as the next person, with Hocus Pocus being one of my all time favorite movies, but there’s something about a book set against a backdrop of colorful leaves and pumpkins that gives me a thrill.
I’ve been compiling a list of books I’m planning to read this October and thought I’d share it here.
The Ex Hex, formally (Hocus Pocus but they F)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Previously reviewed here, this is an interesting gothic novel involving murder, magic, and two sisters willing to take their secrets to the grave. Fun fact, I live near a preschool called Merricat’s Castle, which is both awesome and terrifying at the same time.
Hell House by Richard Matheson
The Blackwood Bay Witches Mystery series by Misty Bane
This might be an overly ambitious amount to try and get through in October, but a challenge I’m willing to take on.
I pose a question to anyone who reads this: what are your favorite fall/Halloween books? What are you hoping to read this October?