(Part of) My Autumn 2020 TBR

(Part of) My Autumn 2020 TBR

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?


  1. September 22, 2020 / 8:27 am

    I can’t wait to pick up Mexican Gothic too…hopefully in the next few weeks!

    • Louise
      September 25, 2020 / 3:01 pm

      I’m hoping to pick up Mexican Gothic very soon too so I hope we both enjoy it 😀

  2. September 22, 2020 / 12:14 pm

    Oh man, I love The Haunting of Hill House! The series is also really good and a great modern interpretation of the book. The Woman in Black is one I hope to get to soon, maybe next year? *cross fingers*
    This is a great list and have a great time reading!

    • Louise
      September 25, 2020 / 3:44 pm

      I may have to watch the series after I’ve read the book! 😀

    • Louise
      September 25, 2020 / 3:45 pm

      It really does! Plus, the art is really cool too 😀

  3. September 22, 2020 / 1:14 pm

    I have the same patterns in October.

    The book and TV versions of The Haunting of Hill House are quite different from each other. Hope you like them both.

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    • Louise
      September 25, 2020 / 3:51 pm

      I had a feeling they would be different but I didn’t know just how different they would be. It shouldn’t bother me too much though 🙂

    • Louise
      September 28, 2020 / 10:49 am

      I’m definitely in the creepy mood this season 😂

    • Louise
      October 1, 2020 / 5:43 pm

      I hope so too! I’m so excited for all of them 😀

  4. September 22, 2020 / 3:56 pm

    Great list! I really enjoyed Mexican Gothic, and The Haunting of Hill House is so good.

    • Louise
      October 1, 2020 / 5:45 pm

      I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed them! I can’t wait to get around to them 😀

  5. September 22, 2020 / 5:00 pm

    I read and then watched The Haunting of Hill House adaptation last fall and it was so much fun! The show is definitely more creepy than the book. But good creepy if you like to be scared. Enjoy!

    • Louise
      October 1, 2020 / 5:50 pm

      I may watch the show after I’ve read the book since I’ve heard so many good things about it 😀

  6. September 22, 2020 / 6:46 pm

    Wow! I love horror and all things spooky so I’m definitely loving your TBR!

    • Louise
      October 2, 2020 / 3:50 pm

      Yay for horror! I definitely like getting into the spooky mood during this time of year 😀

  7. September 23, 2020 / 12:27 am

    Loads of people with Mexican Gothic today! Going to have to add that one to my list

  8. September 23, 2020 / 2:36 am

    The Monstrumologist is one of my favorites – I hope you enjoy it and the whole series. By the way, it’s outstanding on audiobook. I’m also watching the American version of The Ring as I type this. It and Ringu are a couple of my favorites. I need to read the book one of these days. 🙂

    Lauren @ Always Me

  9. September 23, 2020 / 3:13 pm

    I have Mexican Gothic and The Haunting of Hill House on my Kindle, so I think they’re going to be some of my fall reads too. And I hope you enjoy Wuthering Heights! It’s one of my favourite books, and would definitely make a great fall read! It’s very moody and dark!

  10. September 28, 2020 / 8:39 pm

    I really enjoyed The Haunting of Hill House – though, I preferred We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson to it – and the tv show is phenomenal. It’s not even a straight adaptation, even though they refer to it as such, instead it’s more like a show inspired by a book. I know, I make no sense, but you’ll get it when you watch/read it, I think haha. Hope you’ll enjoy all of these books!

  11. October 5, 2020 / 5:34 pm

    Good luck with your TBR – you have a lot of spooky books on there! 👻 My top priority read for October is Cemetery Boys 🥰

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