October 2020 TBR

It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeaaarrrr!

No that’s not Christmas ever creeping farther and farther into other holiday’s territory, just my uncontainable joy for October!

Fall is my favorite season, Halloween is my favorite holiday (both the religious and secular bits), and I loooove all things spooky. I’ll also be starting Project Realms Reads this month, which is both scary and exciting!

I’ve picked three other books to try and get in if I can. Knowing me I will probably only get to two of them but hey, nothing wrong with being ambitious!

I’ll mention the three of them in the order that I will prioritize them by.

Breed by Chase Novak a.k.a. Scott Spencer

Alex and Leslie Twisden told each other they would do anything to have children. The price didn’t matter. But the experimental procedure they found had costs they couldn’t foresee.

Adam and Alice Twisden’s lives seem perfectly normal. Except that, every night, without fail, their parents lock them into their rooms.

And the twins know that the sounds they can hear are not just their imagination. They’re real. And they’re getting louder…

I honestly don’t know if this one is about creepy children or children facing some kind of horror but either way I am onboard and ready to be deeply unsettled. I grabbed the hardback of this back in April 2018 at a used bookstore and I’m so excited to finally get around to reading it.

Unhinged: A collection of horror short stories by Logan Keys

Stories of the crazy, evil, and downright scary!

I love a good short story collection, so I wanted to include one in my October plans. All the stories in this one are by the same author, and it appears to have good reviews. Short stories are nice for when I don’t have a lot of time or are having a bad mental health day. I get the feeling and accomplishment and very quick gratification.

The Troop by Nick Cutter

Once a year, scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a three-day camping trip; a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story and a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder—shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry—stumbles upon their campsite, Tim and the boys are exposed to something far more frightening than any tale of terror. The human carrier of a bioengineered nightmare. An inexplicable horror that spreads faster than fear. A harrowing struggle for survival that will pit the troop against the elements, the infected … and one another.

I’ve been meaning to get to this one for a while. If I have enough time I for sure want to squeeze this one in.

Darkwalker on Moonshae by Douglas Niles

Will the Balance of the Goddess, and the peace of the Ffolk, be destroyed by the Kazgaroth?

Only Tristan Kendrick, troubled heir to the legacy of the High Kings, can rally the diverse people and creatures of the Isles of Moonshae to halt the spread of darkness…

On the side of Evil: a relentless army of giant Firbolgs, dread Bloodriders, and preternatural incarnations of the Beast.

On the side of Good: an uneasy alliance of halflings and dwarves, sister knights, bards and druids, and the powerful children of the Goddess–the Leviathan, the Unicorn and the Pack.

The very first book for project realms reads. I’ll of course be doing a wrap up and review on the blog, but if you would like to read with me and discuss along the way I made a Goodreads group specifically for that purpose.

What are your reading plans for October? If you would like to buddy read any of the books I mentioned please let me know! Reading is always more fun with friends.

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