October is here. The pumpkins have begun their annual supermarket takeover. And starting next weekend your #WyrdAndWonder crew will be back for our 13 day mini-season of #SpooktasticReads!
Twelve months is a long time between fantasy geek-outs, and Hallowe’en is the perfect excuse for a little mid-way indulgence. Lock your door, light some candles and get out your dark fantasy, paranormal romance, ghost stories, Cthulhu mythos, outright horror or whatever you feel best fits the bill (you know we’re not big on policing genre boundaries) and get reading!
My Spooktastic TBR
My Spooktastic reading and reviews this year will be mostly ghost stories, with a side order of cannibal chef (because YAS Rupert Wong is back). I’ve got a fairly ambitious reading list of novellas and ARCs, plus I’ll be reviewing a recent reread.
- The Haunting of Tram Car 015 – P Djèlí Clark
- Soon – Lois Murphy
- Ragged Alice – Gareth L Powell
- Cold Earth – Sarah Moss
- The Last Supper Before Ragnarok – Cassandra Khaw
- Thin Air – Michelle Paver
…and we’ll see if I’m brave enough to watch a horror movie (friends, you know I’m not, but we recently picked up One Cut of the Dead and Zombieland – zombie comedy surely counts for a Spooktastic watch) and/or have time to finally dip into The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (because if The Dark Crystal doesn’t count as dark fantasy, nothing does).
Want to join in?
Spooktastic Reads is our most casual event of the year. To take part, just tag us in using the #SpooktasticReads hashtag as you read, watch, listen or blog your way from October 19th to Hallowe’en. Lisa (@deargeekplace) and Jorie (@joriestory) will be holding the flashlight, and I’ll be jumping out from behind the scenery to wail wooOoOoOooo whenever I can as I have some travel, deadlines and family invasions to negotiate along the way.