Books I want to have read by next Halloween👻

Hi, hey, hello, I’m Elli and I am stressed!

Instead of doing anything to help relieve the stress and anxiety like, I don’t know, studying for my philosophy exam, I’m going to be talking about 6 books I awnt to have read by the time next Halloween rolls around.

I love all things witchy, warped and wonderful and I always want to read moreboth for my own personal enjoyment but also to recommend. I don’t want to be recommending the same old same old every year.

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The Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo Aka the most talked about book of late. Since it’s release I’ve heard mixed reviews, some praising it others … not so much. This is a book I think probably depends on personal taste due to it’s subject matters. I’m a fan of dark and scandalous and all that good stuff so although it’s adult I think I could love this.

The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams- Its always good to add a dash of fun and humour to Halloween which I think this will. From cover to title to synopsis it reminds me a lot of Undead Girl Gangs (which I didn’t like) and also These Witches Don’t Burn (I loved!!!)

Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw- I absolutely loved Ernshaw’s debut novel The Wicked Deep which I read this past month. It was so atmospherical and so much fun to read and I hope this one is too.

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Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurn-  I don’t actually know what this is about but I’ve been seeing it literally everywhere since even before it’s release. I think the main characters are a witch and a witch hunter? It may turn out it doesn’t have the right “vibe” for spooky season but either way I want to read it.

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud- And another on not knowing what this is about exactly. From what I remember of the synopsis which really isn’t much, it kind of reminds me of Supernatural. I saw someone on Goodreads binge read this series and their enthusiasm made me want to check it out.

The Near Witch by V.E Schwab- Three for three on not knowing what this is about but either way this plays into my conquest to read all of V.E Schwabs works. This follows a witch as you may have gathered from the title and to me witch = Halloween.

+Bonus: This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling

This is the sequel to my most recent read These Witches Don’t Burn which I loved and never realised was part of a duology so I’m very excited to find out about this. This book was a whole lot of fun and I’m excited to see what the sequel has in store.


So those are six books I want to read between October 31st 2019 and October 31st 2020. Am I being incredibly premature? Probably. Do I hope I get to all of these anyways? Absolutely! Thanks for reading 🙂

Elli xx

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