The Bookbuddyathon has returned for a spooky special all throughout October, and I’ve managed to convince the lovely Natalie @ Too Short to Read to join me.
We’re already a week into October, so I have some catching up to do, but I’m really in the mood for a challenge like this!
For all of the info, check out the video above! There’s also a bingo board:
I’ve decided to come up with a book for each prompt, just so I have plenty of choice!
POC dies first
Read a book written by or featuring a POC
I received an eARC of C.L. Polk’s The Midnight Bargain from NetGalley and I’d really like to get it read and reviewed this month!
Don’t go back in the house
Read a book that doesn’t have a house setting
Read a book that makes your heart beat faster
Rather than go for horror, I’ve decided to go for a romance for this prompt. Katrina Kendrick’s Tempting the Scoundrel is a historical romance novel that’s also on my autumn TBR.
Read a book with an isolated setting
This might be cheating because I don’t know how isolated it is, but Leigh Bardugo’s Ninth House is set at university and, much like boarding schools, I think of them as places where students are isolated from their families and therefore have to take full responsibility for their actions.
The final girl
Read a book by a female author
I’m going to seek out some more witchy goodness from Katherine Howe in The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs!
Give your buddy three books, then read the one they pick
I offered Natalie three vampire books – The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, Sunshine by Robin McKinley and Vampires Never Get Old ed. by Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker – and she chose Sunshine! I’ve heard great things about it, so I’m looking forward to picking it up.
Read a book with a revenge plot
Read a standalone
Rather fittingly for this prompt, I just received an eARC of Riley Sager’s latest thriller, Home Before Dark, so I’d like to give it a go.
Death by sex
Read a dark romance
Grace Draven’s The Ippos King has finally been released! I really enjoyed Radiance and Eidolon and I’ve been looking forward to the next book in this romantasy series, which focuses on Anhuset and Serovek.
Are they dead yet?
Read a book that’s over 400 pages
It’s time for me to reach the conclusion of The Diviners series and read The King of Crows, even though I don’t want to say goodbye to these characters and I’m terrified that Libba Bray is going to hurt them.
Buddy read a book
Nat and I have both been lucky enough to receive eARCs of The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow, so we’re going to read it together!
Read a book your buddy picks from a TBR or wishlist
I asked Nat to peruse my autumn TBR and she chose Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas which I’m already so excited to read!