Top Ten Books on my Halloween Wishlist

This is a weekly blog meme by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Halloween in whatever shape or form! This week I decided to do ten books that I wished I had read this Halloween period. Either I didn’t have time, I didn’t have a copy or I just didn’t get around to them, but here is my Halloween wishlist. Covers link to Goodreads.

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The Red Queen

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.

But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart . . .

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Alphabethon Round Four

It’s round four of Alphabethon which runs from 23rd October to 29th October. This is a readathon based on reading the letters of the alphabet. This round is ‘d’ so basically any books where the title, the author’s first or last name starts with ‘d’. Twitter is here and blog post is here.


  1. Read a book where the MC’s name starts with D.
  2. Read a book with a D setting.
  3. Read a book that has an object on the front or back cover that starts with D.
  4. Read a book over 400 pages.
  5. Read a book under 200 pages.
  6. Read a horror book.

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House Cup Reading Challenge Weekly Wrap Up

Week one of this readathon has already passed and I’m actually getting this update post up on time! At the same time as the first week of this readathon was already going on, I was also taking part in Spookathon (TBR here) which went pretty well, even if I didn’t stick to the TBR that well! My wrap up post should be coming up for that.

The intro post for this readathon is here and my TBR is here but we’ll see how well I stick to that! For this readathon is the main challenge to be read seven books already on your TBR and there are some bonus challenges as well. However, the seven books cannot count for the bonus challenges as well.

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Autumn Readathon

This is a brand new readathon based on Youtube which has autumn as a theme. It runs from 22nd October to 28th October. Unfortunately Sunday to Saturday again but it sounds like a really fun readathon to take part in! The first four challenges are the main ones and the last two are bonus challenges which I think is a really cool way of doing it.


1. Read a gothic/spooky book
2. Read a non-fiction book that feels autumnal
3. Read a novel set in a cold location
4. Read a historical fiction novel
5. Read a short story collection
6. Read an adult novel about a young female protagonist

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