Dates: 16th October 00:00am – 22nd October 23:59pm
See Booksandlala’s announcement here!
This is my first time participating in #Spookathon, yaaay! I did have a seperate TBR already planned, however due to personal circumstances I had to go back home for a few weeks, and couldn’t bring all the relevant book with me, so I had to plan more on my Kindle which would be interesting, I very much prefer having physical book but what can ya do? So with all the books on my Kindle, and the select few physical books, here are the ones I chose to fulfil the #Spookathon reading challenges!
Challenge #1: Read a Thriller
I chose The Sister by Louise Jenson. This is probably one of the oldest books on my Kindle so I dug deep to find it! I wanted a thriller which would be fairly quick, this being 300 pages it won’t be a problem.
Challenge #2: Read a book with a spooky word in the title
I’ve seen this book on so many others’ Spookathon TBRs! It’s The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, and oddly enough, would be my first try at Neil Gaiman. In my original TBR I had planned to read Coraline by Neil Gaiman but alas could not bring that with me. But I heard this one is really good so I’m excited to dive into it!
Challenge #3: Read a book based on a childhood fear
This was very difficult because I couldn’t find any books based on my childhood fears as there was little I was afraid of. I guess I was scared of the night-time and hated walking around the house or outside when it was night, even now I don’t like it! So I reckon Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter. I am very intrigued as to what this book is about, and I’m guessing it has something to do with the night-time? It’s good enough for me to fulfill this challenge!
Challenge #4: Read a book with orange on the cover
Now this isn’t a ‘spooky/haloweeny’ book, but it was the only one I brought down which had orange on the cover. I was initially going to read Coraline for this one, but I didn’t bring it, so The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells will have to do! And this is the SF Masterworks version which has a bit of orange in the sky.
Challenge #5: Read a book with a spooky setting
I’ll be doubling up this challenge with The Graveyard Book, which fits nicely with this challenge as well as the ‘spooky word’ challenge. It worked out well as I wasn’t having much luck finding a book which fits the challenge on my Kindle!
So that’s my TBR for the Spookathon! So I’ve kept the books to a minimum as you do in a readathon, and also because I don’t want to burn out before Sbooktober which begins a few days after Spookathon (25th October). I will also be posting my TBR for this readthon shortly as well once I’ve narrowed it down and have a plan!
So are any of you guys also participating in Spookathon this year? If so, what books have you selected for the challenges and are any of them the same as mine? Anyone else also being overly ambitious and attempting both Spookathon and Sbooktober? I’d love to know!
THANKS FOR READING!