Maybe it's because I was born in the fall, but there's just something about the switch to fall weather that makes me feel at peace. By the time October gets here I'm craving those crisp days and the sound of leaves crunching underfoot. That's why, when it was eighty degrees here earlier this week, I had a little bit of a scowl on my face. Fall is so fleeting here (it goes from summer to the depths of winter in about three weeks) and I felt like I was being shortchanged on my favorite time of year. Well, Mother Nature saw my scowl and replied with lots of perfect fall days in the forecast.
The best weather for reading, right?
Which brings me to my post for today, the books that I'm currently coveting this month. As you know, October is probably my favorite month of the year for reading. Give me anything with witches, mystery, or spooky settings and I'm hooked. I look forward to jumping into bed every night with a mystery or tale of magic in hand. Sometimes, I even daydream about spending hours in my reading chair with nothing else on my to-do list (emphasis on the word daydream).
The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero // The inheritance of a haunted mansion, an abundance of secrets, and a mysterious ritual -- the perfect read for evenings spent in a big comfy chair with a cup of tea in hand.
Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough // Not that I need another mystery series to be following (more on that list soon), but this one seems too good to pass up. While Jack the Ripper causes hysteria to ripple throughout London, there's another serial killer on the loose. He's known as the "Torso Killer," and this old-fashioned, gaslit mystery seems like the perfect tale to spook yourself or your bookclub.
The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston // I've seen this cover everywhere but have never actually sought it out, and now that I've read the description I'm practically running to the library to borrow it! A tale of a witch over three hundred years old and the man chasing her through centuries to modern day England.
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson // This has been on my to-read list for a while because every person I know that's read it raves about it. It's the non-fiction account of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and it has all the elements of a good horror story. I hear that the most horrifying thing about it is that it's all true rather than built from the imagination of a disturbed author.
Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi // Another terrifying work of non-fiction, the title of which speaks for itself. Am I brave enough to read this? I'm not sure. Am I going to check it out of the library and stare at it on my shelves until I decide? Most definitely.
What are you looking forward to reading this month?