#Bookbuddyathon Horror Edition TBR!

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

I’m trying to include as much of my autumn TBR as I can, so I’m going to go with Rena Barron’s Kingdom of Souls. I don’t know where it’s set yet, but it’s not a creepy house story!

Jump scare

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.

No coverage

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!

Splitting up

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.

Vengeful spirit

Read a book with a revenge plot

I still haven’t read my eARC of Hannah Capin’s Foul is Fair, a YA novel inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and it sounds like perfect reading for the spooky season.

Abandoned house

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.

Mirror scare

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!

Found footage

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!

What are you reading this month?

7 thoughts on “#Bookbuddyathon Horror Edition TBR!

  1. acquadimore says:

    Can’t wait to see what you think of Cemetery Boys! I really want to read it too, but I already have too many plans for the next two months. And I hope The Midnight Bargain is good – I love C.L. Polk’s other series, but somehow I haven’t seen a review of this one yet.
    Good luck with your TBR!

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  2. Mareli Thalwitzer says:

    Ooooht this sounds like so much fun!!!! But there is no way I’ll get it done this October. A bit hectic at work. But I am going to follow your bingo board. Please keep sharing it with us.

    I loved Ninth House. It’s the perfect October read.

    Hope you are having a good week!

    Elza Reads

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  3. dinipandareads says:

    Ooh, what a fun readathon 🙂 Reading with someone else sounds like a great way to keep you accountable and reading all you want to read! I also really love some of the prompt titles for this challenge 😂 Good luck, Jess! Hope you enjoy all these reads!

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