October TBR

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It’s already October, isn’t time just flying by?! Since I didn’t manage to reach my goal of reading ten books in the month of September I thought to take it easy and set up a TBR for October consisting of ‘only’ seven books. It consists of ARC’s, books I’m reading as part of a readalong and some books that I thought would be perfect for this spooky month. If you’re looking for some creepy books to read in October, you should definitely check out my post on that! Now, onto my own October TBR!

An American Cage by Ted Galdi

Three inmates break out of a maximum-security prison in Texas, one of them Danny Marsh, a suburban kid in his twenties who landed in jail because of a crime he never intended to commit.

An American Cage follows Danny and his two escape partners over a twenty-four-hour period as they struggle to cross Texas to freedom in Mexico. On this dangerous journey, Danny has to evade the rabid Texas authorities, and even worse, the schemes of one of his closest allies, who isn’t who he seems.

This book sounds so very thrilling! and the fact that it’s told over only 24 hours is pretty awesome!

I received an copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *

Carbon Run by Joe Follansbee

What if your father had to run for his life? Carbon Run is an exciting thriller set in a dystopian world ravaged by climate change. Fossil fuels are banned, pirates smuggle oil, and governments erase citizens’ identities. Anne Penn dreamed of saving an endangered species of birds. When a fire destroys the birds’ last home, her beloved father Bill is accused of starting the blaze. Fanatic officer Janine Kilel comes to arrest Anne’s father, but Bill escapes, because in the 22nd century, destroying a species means execution. How will Anne find her father in a Russian city where the difference between good and evil is as murky as the choking smog?

Growing up in a conscious little town (Wageningen in the Netherlands) I tend to live pretty conscious of the climate and nature as well. That’s why I was very happy to get the opportunity to read and review a dystopian novel on climate change! This book is the second one in the series “Tales from a Warming Planet”, the first one being The Mother Earth Insurgency, but Carbon Run can be read as a standalone!

I received an copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *

The Everett Exorcism by Lincoln Cole

Something strange is happening in the city of Everett, Washington and Father Niccolo Paladina is tasked with investigating possible demonic activity. Nothing is as it seems, however, and things quickly begin spiraling out of his control.

When his path crosses with that of an old rival, they discover that things are worse in Everett than either of them could ever have imagined. As his world collapses around him, Niccolo will be left with one terrible question: what is my faith worth?

After reading Sleep, Savannah, Sleep by Alistair Cross I really wanted to read more horror novels that aren’t written by Stephen King (although you all know how much I love the King), so I was glad to get the opportunity to read and review The Everett Exorcism! It’s about a priest and a demon hunter teaming up to get rid of an evil spirit in the town of Everett in Washington. Sounds like an impossible couple right? I’m really looking forward to reading this one!

I received an copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *

Bleed by Ed Kurtz

When Walt Blackmore moves into an old gable front house on the outskirts of a small town, things are really looking up for him—he has an adoring girlfriend, a new job, and an altogether bright future. But Walt’s destiny is irreparably changed when a dark red spot appears on the ceiling in the hallway. Bit by bit the spot grows, first into a dripping blood stain and eventually into a grotesque, muttering creature.

As the creature thrives, Walt finds himself more and more interested in fostering its well-being. At first he only feeds it stray animals, but this soon fails to satisfy the monster’s ghastly needs. It is gradually becoming something more, and for that to happen it requires human blood and human flesh. And once Walt has crossed the line from curiosity to murder, there is no going back.

I have been dying to read this book ever since it came in the Nocturnal Reader’s Box of July! It just sounds like the most suspenseful horror ever!

Pet Sematary by Stephen King

The house looked right, felt right to Dr Louis Creed.

Rambling, old, unsmart and comfortable. A place where the family could settle; the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seemed a world away from the fume-choked dangers of Chicago.

Only the occasional big truck out on the two-lane highway, grinding up through the gears, hammering down the long gradients, growled out an intrusive threat.

But behind the house and far away from the road: that was safe. Just a carefully cleared path up into the woods where generations of local children have processed with the solemn innocence of the young, taking with them their dear departed pets for burial.

A sad place maybe, but safe. Surely a safe place. Not a place to seep into your dreams, to wake you, sweating with fear and foreboding.

In the last two weeks of October, I’ll be reading this book as part of a read along over on Jo’s instagram page! I’ve heard people saying that this King book was the most creepy King book they’ve read, so, obviously, I can’t wait to start it!

Zodiac by Robert Graysmith

Zodiac A sexual sadist, the Zodiac’s pleasure was torture and murder. He taunted the authorities with mocking notes telling where he would strike next. The official tally of his victims was six. He claimed 37 dead. He was never caught. This book tells the inside story of the hunt for the hooded killer, and finally reveals his possible true identity.

I can’t wait to start my first non-fiction true crime book! I’ve already seen a lot of YouTube video’s on this case, so I’m very curious about this book. There’s also a film based on this book, and people were very enthousiastic about it, so that’s promising!

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The scientist Victor Frankenstein, obsessed with possessing the secrets of life, creates a new being from the bodies of the dead. But his creature is a twisted, gruesome parody of a man who, rejected for his monstrous appearance, sets out to destroy his maker.

Mary Shelley’s chilling Gothic tale, conceived after a nightmare in 1816 when she was only eighteen, became a modern myth. It is a disturbing and dramatic exploration of birth and death, creation and destruction, and one of the most iconic horror stories of all time.

I have to admit that I have never seen any film or read any book based on the original story of Frankenstein (besides all the children’s cartoons of course), so I thought it’s about time I read the original story by Mary Shelley!

What’s your most anticipated book on your October TBR?

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