Halloween Readathon Announcement

I have already been craving the fall vibes. And my daughter has been trying to grow a pumpkin patch, so pumpkins have already been a daily discussion for us, which only adds to my fall cravings! And, of course, I am so looking forward to the cooler temps, which seem to be right on my horizon (today’s the last day in the forecast with temps over 95 – fingers crossed it stays that way). And I’ve been craving books that give me fall and/or spooky vibes to get in the mood for the season.

So, when I came across the Halloween readathon, my interest was automatically piqued. When I saw that it was starting in September instead of October and that it had a fun bingo board that would be super easy to complete, I was all in! If this sounds completely awesome to you, too, be sure to check out the announcement video.

I love bingo boards with readathons. They make it so easy to complete. You can read just a few books and make use of the free space, or you can be an overachiever and do a complete black out. I’m a total mood reader right now, so who knows what I’ll actually accomplish in the end, but I’m excited to see. Here’s the board ~

Now what I’d love to get from y’all is recommendations for the different categories. I’m extra curious about the classic lit category. I’ve already read Dracula and Frankenstein, so I want to read something different for it. I’d really love recs for all categories, though, so any thoughts you have, be sure to send them my way. And I’d love to know if you plan on participating, so I can check out your posts along the way!

Happy Reading,


24 thoughts on “Halloween Readathon Announcement

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  2. This readathon sounds like so much fun! I love the spooky month but unfortunately Halloween really isn’t a ~thing~ in Australia. [I know, what a missed opportunity!]. That said, it is the middle of spring for us southerners… πŸ˜‚ So I celebrate in the only way I can – by bingeing spooky movies (and by spooky movies I mean Mickey’s House of Villians and The Corpse Bride) and reading vibey books.
    If you’re looking for recommendations I’d love to share some of my favorites!
    My go-to spooky classic is Phantom of the Opera. It’s go everything – ghosts, spooky sewers, a haunted opera house and obsessive love (and there’s plenty of murder so two birds one stone πŸ™‚ ).
    I also ADORE House of Salt and Sorrows. πŸ’™

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    • HaHa! I love your take on spooky movies! Sounds right up my alley for sure. I love the Phantom of the Opera movie, but have never read the book. I definitely need to do that. And I am really hoping to read House of Salt and Sorrows soon!

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  3. Y’know I’m not much of a spooky reader at all but back when I was still subscribed to Owlcrate I did get The Haunting of Hill House, which I think as classic? Maybe also We Have Always Lived in the Castle or Rebecca? Happy readathon-ing! πŸŽƒ

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    • I just added The Haunting of Hill House to my potential TBR list yesterday. But Rebeccca!! I’ve been wanting to read that and totally didn’t think about it. I’ll have to check out We Have Always Lived in the Castle.


  4. Both Tijan and J. Daniels have Halloween novels that go with their series (FCH & Alabama Summers). The Haunting of Adeline has a haunted house and Halloween, but WARNING very DARK book and might be triggering. Simone St James has two books with ghosts/spooky mysteries. Have you read Bright Side by Kim Holden? Not spooky, but has an orange cover. ST Abby’s Mindf*ck series is a good dark romantic suspense with murder in it.

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    • Funny, but I thought about that after putting up the post. I have read it, but only once and wouldn’t mind a reread. I’ll probably keep it in mind in case I don’t come up with any I haven’t read yet. Thanks for the rec!!

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      • The Picture of Dorian Gray! I’ve been wanting to read that and totally didn’t think of it. I’ve read a lot of Poe’s works, but I still have some I’d like to read and reread. The Silence of the Lambs is another good rec, too. Thanks so much!

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