Book Blogtober: Spooky reads

Hello everyone! Its another prompt for the Blogtober series. The Blogtober series was created by the amazing Jenniely (do check out her blog!) and is a month long blogging challenge for bloggers to write daily.

The original prompt of the Blogtober series for whenever you wanted to write it was Creepy reads, but as I don’t usually read creepy books or horror per se, I modified it to better suit me.

Horror isn’t one of my favourite genres, although I can still read books of this genre, I selectively choose not to. In truth, I haven’t read horror since the 9th grade, which was about 6 years ago.

While I might not read horror outright, I enjoy dark fantasy and books with some elements that can be referred to as creepy, hence the name spooky reads. They may be a little scary, but they’re exactly horror.

1. Season of The Witch.

The prequel of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is one the books on TBR for this month and one of the many books I haven’t read yet. Despite having not read it yet, I quite expect it to have a few elements as that of the Netflix show of the original series, which I’m kinda trash for.

2. The Diviners

Like Season of The Witch, I actually haven’t read the diviners also. I have, however, heard that its quite dark and a bit chilling.

3. Ninth House

Ninth House is one I might or might never read, not because I have anything against the book or Leah Bardugo writing adult books, but because of how triggering it might. Its really dark from what I’ve heard, and if I know enough about it and if I decide I can handle it, maybe one day I’ll read it.

4. An Ember in the Ashes.

An Ember in the Ashes is by no means scary or dark, but every person has something they fear, and for me, a Muslim raised in a country where magic and things that shouldn’t seem like a next door thing, and with stories of Middle Eastern and Islamic folklore, djinns scare me aplenty. An Ember in the Ashes is slightly based on these mythology, while I also find the story thrilling, it also gives me shivers.

5. House of Salt and Sorrows.

House of Salt and Sorrows is a dark retelling of the twelve dancing princesses with a lot intrigue, from all I’ve heard. I haven’t read this one also, but its been certified spooky.

6. The Bone Witch

Necromancy, monsters, the walking dead; The Bone Witch isn’t spooky per se, but has some dark aspects.

7. This Savage Song

Monsters, death and blood; I haven’t read the Monsters of Verity duology yet, but the books have on my TBR for a while. All of heard of the duology is how wonderfully dark it is and how wonderful it is also. From the synopsis and all I’ve heard, it sounds perfectly spooky.


I just realised I haven’t read enough dark fantasy, I need to fix that.

Do you find of the books on my list spooky? What’s on your own list?


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