Even though I am super busy with school reading, and general school things, I’m still pushing forward with these eight book TBR.
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas
That’s right. The time has come. Finally, it’s the last book in the series, and yes, I am terrified of what’s going to happen. Don’t worry, I’m not saying a word about it, just in case, because at this point pretty much everything is a spoiler if you haven’t read the series (which you should). I should probably point out that this book isn’t technically out until the end of the month, so the chances of me finishing before November are a bit dubious, especially considering it’s over 900 pages. But you never know, so its here anyway, and I am beyond excited to get to the end, if a little terrified.
Varney, the Vampyre by James Malcolm Rymer
I initially started reading this book over almost two years ago as part of my undergrad dissertation, but because of it’s size, and the fact that I left it last, I never finished it. In my defence it’s over 1000 pages long, and I had another two modules to read for at the time. But it’s Halloween this month, and it seems like the perfect time to be able to cross it off my list. Varney is originally a penny dreadful, sometimes also called a penny blood, originally published in the 1840s and considered one of Stoker’s big inspirations for Dracula. It’s vampiric melodrama at it’s finest and I can’t wait to finish it.
Sweeney Todd: The String of Pearls by James Malcolm Rymer
Obviously I can’t get enough of penny dreadfuls because I also want to read this one. A little better known that Varney, Sweeney Todd is the story of the infamous barber or Fleet Street, and some delicious pies. Also written my James Malcolm Rhymer, I bought this as potential dissertation reading, though that might just be me making an excuse as to why I used my student load to pay for it. Still, the very least should make for a great read for Halloween. Thankfully this is a lot shorter, at just over 250 pages, so it should be a much quicker read.
Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurrier
I finally picked a copy of this book up during the summer, after having it recommended it to me countless times, by a load of different people. I’m in two minds wether to read this during October, and I’ll explain why. I’m pretty sure it’s required reading for one of my modules next term, so part of me want to wait, but the other part says that it will be a good Autumn read. Who knows what I’ll decide. Rebecca follows a young girl who falls for a very rich and charming man, and she rushes into marrying him, though not all is at it seems when the two of them return to Manderly, her new home.
I will also be reading… Lady Midnight on audible, The Dharma Bums, Night Film, and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.
Questions for you guys… Should I read Rebecca this month? What are you reading this month? Do you have any good spooky reads for Halloween?
Thanks for reading!