Hello, fellow readers! October is one of my favorite months of the year-Halloween, fall festivals, cooler weather, sweaters. I typically save my spookiest books for this time of year. Today I will be discussing thirteen books I want to read during the fall season. Most of these books are backlist books. I am trying to catch up on my TBR since I haven’t been too interested in new releases this year.
1. The Whisper Man by Alex North
This book sounds like a cross between The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor and IT by Stephen King. I haven’t read too much about it, but many reviews say it is terrifying!
2. The Passengers by John Marrs
I’ve heard this book compared to an episode of Black Mirror. The concept of self-driving cars sounds original and thrilling, so I’m interested to see where this one goes.
3. Recursion by Blake Crouch
This book was super hyped over the summer and almost everyone loves it, but they also say not to read too much about it before going in. So I don’t know the plot of this one.
4. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
I preordered The Toll last month during a Books-A-Million sale, so I need to read Thunderhead before the third book comes out. I can’t include a plot synopsis because spoilers, but Scythe is a dystopian story in which people have beaten death and can no longer die unless they are gleaned by a scythe.
5. Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
I saw this book at a bookstore in St. Paul over the summer and was immediately intrigued by the plot. Turns out I had already added it to my Goodreads TBR when I first started reading again. The story takes place in the deepest part of the ocean, which sounds terrifyingly perfect.
6. The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
I had been eyeing this book on Netgalley, and then I got an email inviting to read it! I believe it will be published in November, so I will need to get to this one sooner than later.
7. Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
Admittedly this is another book that I want to read but know very little about. I think it is kind of lengthy as well, but I’ve heard good things.
8. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinsborough
I’ve had this book on my TBR almost two years now. I have been putting it off because the ending is so controversial.
9.The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart
I received a finished copy of this book from Penguin last fall, but I never got to read it during the spooky season. It centers around a group of friends and the spooky thing they find. So another book that sounds inspired by Stephen King’s IT.
10. The Family Plot by Cherie Priest
I actually started reading this last fall but did not finish it. I think I was trying to do a readathon and got overwhelmed by my TBR. What I read of the book was good though.
11. Black Mad Wheel by Josh Malerman
This might be my last Malerman book after DNFing Inspection and disliking A House at the Bottom of a Lake. I want to say this book follows a rock band in the desert. That’s enough to capture my interested.
12. The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
I picked this book up almost every time we went to Target for several months before finally purchasing it. I think I’m mostly intrigued by Roanoke, and I know that’s not what this book is going to be about, so I hope I’m not disappointed.
13. Nightfall by Jake Halpern
This is a post-apocalyptic YA book where the sunrise comes every 28 years. Twins must search for their missing friend in a race against time as everyone is getting read to depart the island to wait out the long night.
What books are you looking forward to reading this fall? Let me know in the comments!