Hi friends! 👋🏻 Today is the real first day of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere so I’m excited to share a part of my autumn TBR with you all! I say “part” of my TBR because I have two themed TBRs in autumn and I tend to go a little overboard. In October I read more horror, paranormal, and thriller books, while in November I read sci-fi.
This part of my TBR is mostly my October TBR because there are a lot of things that I want to read in October and since this is Top 10 Tuesday, I’ve limited myself to 10 for the time being. Also, I don’t really know what I want to read in November yet, oops.
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey – Yes! I am finally going to read the book that I named my blog after! Yes I am aware that naming my blog after a book that I haven’t read is a little silly, but it sounded cool, okay?
Ring by Koji Suzuki – I haven’t read very much Japanese horror outside of manga so I’m very excited to finally read thing one and also watch the movie adaptation. The Japanese one, of course, not the American remake.
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – This is probably one of my most anticipated releases of the year and even though it came out earlier in the year, I knew I wanted to save it for October since I read Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s vampire book Certain Dark Things in October a couple of years ago so now seems like the perfect time.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? by Henry Farrell – Can this be considered a “spooky” book? Well, Bette Davis’ make-up in the movie is pretty spooky so I would say yes.
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson – I have not seen the Netflix series that is based on this book yet, but I definitely want to read the book first so that I can see how the story unfolds without the modernised stage dressing.
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill – I think it should be very obvious by now that October is very much a Gothic month for me this year. I’ve also wanted to read more modern Gothic books instead of classics this year because there is so much out there for me to explore.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte – I have been told by many people that this is a difficult read thanks to the old Yorkshire dialect that is very present throughout, but I am very willing to give it a try. I’ve read an untranslated version of The Wife of Bath so I think I should do fine with this one.
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux – My parents absolutely love the musical version of Phantom because they saw it on their honeymoon but I’m not about that so I want to read the book which has the original creepy scary Phantom and not the romantic one.
Uzumaki by Junji Ito – Last year (I think) I read Tomie and I enjoyed it so I nabbed myself a copy of Uzumaki, which is probably Ito’s more famous manga. That makes me both excited and intimidated at the same time!
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells – It has been a very long time since I attempted to read any H.G. Wells (about eleven years to be somewhat exact), but I got a beautiful clothbound edition for my birthday and I’ve wanted to read more classic sci-fi for a while so I feel like this one is perfect to start Sci-Fi Month with.
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What’s on your autumn/spring TBR? Do you ever match your TBR to any holidays?