October TBR | Trying to read all my spooky books: Hocus Pocus Readathon & Gothtober Readathon 🎃

🎃 Hi, my beautifull bookish friends! I hope you’re having the most incredible day with the best readings.❤️ Today I bring you a new Monthly TBR, where I’m sharing with you my reading plans for the month of October. Guys, I’m SO EXCITED cause the horror month has officially begun and it’s one of my favorite months of the year because if you don’t know it yet, you should know that I LOVE everything that has to do with scary things: movies, books, EVERYTHING. 😍 So like every year I will be watching many spooky series and horror movies, as well as those that are within the genre like, mystery or suspense, and obviously, I’m here today to share with you ALL my readings, of course, that are super spooky and disturbing, so really really excited and happy that this season begins. 👻 Here in Argentina, there’s no such thing as Halloween, so I’ll be celebrating it on my own, like every year!!! and I hope you stay there all this month accompanying me, I’ve planned some spooky recommendations and other posts that I’m really excited about to share with you, so stay tuned, it will be a beautiful and creepy month! 🥳 
As always before I start to tell you a bit about my plans for the month, I want to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all the support and love you have given me the previous month, I’m SOOOO happy to have you in my life, you have no idea, this blog means the world for me, as well as being part of this community that’s so wonderful. 💞  I LOVE YOU, ALWAYS & ALWAYS.
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So, I plan this month to participate in two readathons, I really couldn’t choose only one and LOVE the ideas of both, the creators have been super original and you can see both have worked so hard, so I want to give my support by participating, it will be SO MUCH FUN. 👏🏻
The first will be
Hocus Pocus Readathon 🧙🏻‍♀️, a Readathon that I’m sure you’ve heard mentioned, is created by @pagesnink and @werewolflious & takes place from October 1st until the 31st. I LOVE that in this Readathon we have Teams: “Team Sanderson Sisters”, “Team Undead” & “Team Trick or Treaters”. Each Team has its own prompts, as well as each Team also has a Strength and a Weakness, all of which is perfectly detailed on Twitter, where you’ll find a thread with all the information you need to know, also where you can join to win points for your team. In my case, I’ll be #TEAMSANDERSONSISTERS and super excited for my team, and I have a very exciting stack to share with you later.
On the other hand, we have
Gothtober Readathon 💀, which let me tell you, it has some BEAUTIFUL graphics, you can see the work put into it and I simply love each of the promps that I’ll later be sharing with you. This Gothic Readathon is hosted by @ladette_M, @Oliviascatastro, and @llittlewolf_ & will be taking place throughout the whole month of October as well. This also has a wonderful thread on Twitter where you can go to see all the info and also some recommendations for each prompt, which I’ll share with you below.

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I’ve been able to put together a stack with books that I’ll be convincing and repeating for many of the prompts of both Readathons, so I don’t have to read one for each prompt because it would be impossible for me to do so. But I’m really happy with what I accomplished, I have a decent stack of spooky books that I’m very excited to read.  🥰 To be honest with you I’ll not be prioritizing my ARCs this month, I want to mention it directly because I have to be true to myself and this month I feel like I want to read other things, and that’s fine, even so, I always enjoy my ARCs and love the possibility of being able to be approved for each one of them, so I’ll read more in November. 😊
And I think that’s it, hope I don’t forget to mention anything, I’m super excited about jumping right into what’s important right and sharing ALL my readings for this month with you, so without further ado, make yourself comfortable, prepare a delicious coffee &
LET’S START! 🎃

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Bonus:

My boyfriend chooses my TBR | Spooky Edition 🎃

So, as you know, a couple of months ago I made a post about some books that I was excited to read for the spooky season, if you’re curious you can see the complete list HERE & then I thought it would be fun to ask my boyfriend to participate in the process of selection, choosing 3 of those books for me to prioritize this month. I’m super excited about everything he has chosen because these are books that I’m DYING TO READ, so it will be fun. Below you’ll see that I’ll be including them in my Readathon prompts as well.
PS: Thank you mi amor, for choosing and being part of all my projects, TE AMO
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Hocus Pocus Readathon 🧙‍♀️

Team: Sanderson Sisters 💫

Strength: You cast a spell of speed to catch those pesky children. You can skip one prompt and still get the points

Weakness: People know about the history of the Sanderson sisters, you must go into hiding. You can’t read for a whole 24 hours

Group Book

🎃 Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu | A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft.
Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers’ bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town.
One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf into the woods, and she comes across the unexpected: her childhood crush, Tam Lang, battling a horse demon in the woods. As a werewolf, Tam has been wandering from place to place for years, unable to call any town home.
Pursued by dark forces eager to claim the magic of wolves and out of options, Tam turns to Nova for help. Their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties both new and old in this enchanting tale of self-discovery. 


Sarah: Read a book that features sisters

🎃 Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall | In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister–at all costs.
Once a year, the path appears in the forest and Lucy Gallows beckons. Who is brave enough to find her–and who won’t make it out of the woods?
It’s been exactly one year since Sara’s sister, Becca, disappeared, and high school life has far from settled back to normal. With her sister gone, Sara doesn’t know whether her former friends no longer like her…or are scared of her, and the days of eating alone at lunch have started to blend together. When a mysterious text message invites Sara and her estranged friends to “play the game” and find local ghost legend Lucy Gallows, Sara is sure this is the only way to find Becca–before she’s lost forever. And even though she’s hardly spoken with them for a year, Sara finds herself deep in the darkness of the forest, her friends–and their cameras–following her down the path. Together, they will have to draw on all of their strengths to survive. The road is rarely forgiving, and no one will be the same on the other side. 


Winifred: Read a book about powerful witches

🎃 The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson | A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut.
In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet’s word is law, Immanuelle Moore’s very existence is blasphemy. Her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race cast her once-proud family into disgrace, so Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity, like all the other women in the settlement.
But a mishap lures her into the forbidden Darkwood surrounding Bethel, where the first prophet once chased and killed four powerful witches. Their spirits are still lurking there, and they bestow a gift on Immanuelle: the journal of her dead mother, who Immanuelle is shocked to learn once sought sanctuary in the wood.
Fascinated by the secrets in the diary, Immanuelle finds herself struggling to understand how her mother could have consorted with the witches. But when she begins to learn grim truths about the Church and its history, she realizes the true threat to Bethel is its own darkness. And she starts to understand that if Bethel is to change, it must begin with her. 


Mary: Read a book about an evil character

🎃 Vicious (Villains #1) by V.E. Schwab | A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers.
Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.
Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?
In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn’t automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question.


Gothtober Readathon 💀


Imagen

Disability Rep

🎃 Horrid by Katrina Leno | From the author of You Must Not Miss comes a haunting contemporary horror novel that explores themes of mental illness, rage, and grief, twisted with spine-chilling elements of Stephen King and Agatha Christie.
Following her father’s death, Jane North-Robinson and her mom move from sunny California to the dreary, dilapidated old house in Maine where her mother grew up. All they want is a fresh start, but behind North Manor’s doors lurks a history that leaves them feeling more alone…and more tormented.
As the cold New England autumn arrives, and Jane settles in to her new home, she finds solace in old books and memories of her dad. She steadily begins making new friends, but also faces bullying from the resident “bad seed,” struggling to tamp down her own worst nature in response. Jane’s mom also seems to be spiraling with the return of her childhood home, but she won’t reveal why. Then Jane discovers that the “storage room” her mom has kept locked isn’t for storage at all–it’s a little girl’s bedroom, left untouched for years and not quite as empty of inhabitants as it appears….
Is it grief? Mental illness? Or something more…horrid?


Bones, Oldest Purchased & Grey Morality

🎃 Vicious (Villains #1) by V.E. Schwab | A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers.
Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.
Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?
In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn’t automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question.


Red, BIPOC Author & Modern Reatelling

🎃 Legendborn (Legendborn #1) by Tracy Deonn | Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic.
After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.
A flying demon feeding on human energies.
A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.
And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.
The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates.
She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.


Female Protagonist & Dark Academia

🎃 The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson | A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut.
In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet’s word is law, Immanuelle Moore’s very existence is blasphemy. Her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race cast her once-proud family into disgrace, so Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity, like all the other women in the settlement.
But a mishap lures her into the forbidden Darkwood surrounding Bethel, where the first prophet once chased and killed four powerful witches. Their spirits are still lurking there, and they bestow a gift on Immanuelle: the journal of her dead mother, who Immanuelle is shocked to learn once sought sanctuary in the wood.
Fascinated by the secrets in the diary, Immanuelle finds herself struggling to understand how her mother could have consorted with the witches. But when she begins to learn grim truths about the Church and its history, she realizes the true threat to Bethel is its own darkness. And she starts to understand that if Bethel is to change, it must begin with her. 


Foreing Country & Undead Characters

🎃 Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu | A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft.
Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers’ bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town.
One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf into the woods, and she comes across the unexpected: her childhood crush, Tam Lang, battling a horse demon in the woods. As a werewolf, Tam has been wandering from place to place for years, unable to call any town home.
Pursued by dark forces eager to claim the magic of wolves and out of options, Tam turns to Nova for help. Their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties both new and old in this enchanting tale of self-discovery. 


LGBT+

🎃 Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power | From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery—until she decides to return to her mother’s hometown . . . where history has a tendency to repeat itself.
Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along.
But that’s not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it’s not what she bargained for.
Margot’s mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what’s still there?
The only thing Margot knows for sure is there’s poison in their family tree, and their roots are dug so deeply into Phalene that now that she’s there, she might never escape. 


Lies

🎃 Nobody Knows but You by Anica Mrose Rissi | Maybe a killer only looks like a killer in the moment just before, during, or after.
Maybe a liar, a good one, never shows it.

Kayla is still holding on to Lainie’s secrets.
After all, Lainie is Kayla’s best friend. And despite Lainie’s painful obsession with her on-again, off-again boyfriend, and the ways he has tried to come between them, friends don’t spill each other’s secrets. They don’t betray each other’s trust.
The murder at the end of the summer doesn’t change all that.
Besides—Kayla knows that the truth is not the whole story.


Vampire Film

Amazon.com: Underworld: Blood Póster de la película Wars 27 x 40, Kate  Beckinsale, I, fabricado en los EE. UU.: Home & Kitchen

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Have you read any of these books? , What do you think about them? & What will you be reading this month? ❤️

 🌿  Let me know everything in the comments, you know that I always love to know what you think 🌿  

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51 thoughts on “October TBR | Trying to read all my spooky books: Hocus Pocus Readathon & Gothtober Readathon 🎃

  1. I love October too, in india Halloween sing celebrated either but I love the spooky vibes and how creepy everything gets in October
    I have a few spooky books on my TBR and quite a lot of spooky things that I wanna watch
    I’m super excited to get to The Haunting of Bly Manor, it’s releasing on 9th October and I couldn’t be more excited, I am also planning to rewatch Hill House before that plus I have some spooky anime on my list too
    Do you have any spooky movie recommendations for me? I’ve been looking for some good ones to watch

    Vicious is a phenomenal book! I loved it so much, it was one of the first books I’ve read with morally grey characters and I loved it. Victor Vale has my heart

    I hope you have a great October 🖤 happy reading 💛

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    • OMG, I know right? we must celebrate our own Halloween then 😅!! I’m SO excited for Blair Manor, I CAN’T WAIT!! I loved Hill House so my expectations are high. 😍
      I LOVE “Lights Out” is a great horror movie, all “The Conjuring” ones.I LOVE so many horror movies, I should make a list 😂. “Truth or Dare”, “In The Tall Grass”, “Paranormal Activitie”, “Hush” & “A Quiet Place” are just some that I like to recommend.🥰
      I’m so excited to finally read Vicious, I can’t keep putting it off. 😊
      Thank you honey, I hope you have a wonderful month!! ❤️❤️

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  2. it’s so cute that your boyfriend chose some of your tbr this month! hope you’ll have a great spooky reading month~ 🖤 🖤 october is the best time for all things horror, mystery and paranormal.

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  3. Good luck with your TBR! I participated in the Hocus Pocus Readathon last year and it was a lot of fun 🎃 I heard that Rules for Vanishing is spooky and told in multiple formats, so that’s cool! I put it on hold in my library 🥰 I loved Mooncakes and Vicious, so I hope you enjoy them as well! ✨

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  4. AHHH hope you get to all of these amazing reads Sofii!! I’ve only read Mooncakes off this list which was so lovely. And I’ve also been so excited to read Vicious and Legendborn, they both sound so amazing ilysm

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    • Thank you SO much, love!!!! ❤️
      I’m so excited for my whole stak, I know I’ll love Mooncakes, it sounds and looks adorable & also super excited for Vicious and Legendborn!!!
      I hope you love them once you read them 👏🏻✨ & I hope you have the most beautiful month. 😊
      I love you!!! 🥺

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  5. Yay team Sanderson Sisters! Although I’m not able to get a copy of Mooncakes it looks like, but luckily the hosts for the readathon says we can swap it out since it’s insanely hard to find right now haha

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    • YAY!!!! Winner Team!! ❤️✨ Oh, I knew that, and it’s great that it can be changed. 👏🏻
      I actually chose Team Sanderson Sisters because I’ve had Mooncakes since December of last year, so it’s the perfect time to finally read it, so I hope to enjoy it! looks adorable 😍 & hope you enjoy all your reading this spooky month 🎃✨

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  6. Aw this sounds like so much fun! I hope enjoy all of the books you’ve set out to read!
    I was thinking participating the the Hocus Pocus readathon, but the way this month started at work, I don’t think I’ll have time – it looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun! 😊

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  7. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on all these amazing reads!!! I’ve seen the Year of the Witching here and there but have not had the strength to venture out of my comfort zone to read it!!
    October looks to be a very entertaining month!!

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  8. I haven’t read any of these books yet, but many of these are really high on my TBR. I also plan on getting to Horrid and Burn Our Bodies Down. I want to read Mooncakes so bad, but I don’t own it so I doubt that will happen this month.

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