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October TBR

Halloween is right around the corner so it is time to pick up some dark reads for the month!

For the month of October, I have decided to pick books that give dark vibes along with death, murder and mystery. I also have a few books as usual that I’ll be buddy reading or for personal pleasure. Coming up is the list of books that I will hopefully get around to reading this month!

1. The Secret History – Donna Tartt (Mystery)

A book that revolves around murder and gives off dark academia vibes? Count me in!

The story is inherently about six students at an Ivy League college who latch on to an elderly professor of Greek. They create a Greek “cult” that leads to murder and, in all, the death of three people.

This book is a hit and miss for quite a few people so I am going to try and see if it suits my taste.

2. Good Omens – Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (Fantasy)

This book seems to be a perfect pick for October. From what I know, the book is a humorous story of the Devil and Angel working together to prevent the coming of Antichrist and with it Armageddon.

I have read several mixed reviews about the book and also regarding the show on Amazon Prime so I am mildly sceptic about the story. I am still going to try it out but if I dont enjoy it within the first few pages then I might have to drop it.

3. Rules of Civility – Amor Towles (Fiction)

I will be picking this book towards Mid October as a part of a buddy read that I am super excited about. I have heard a lot of hype around A Gentleman in Moscow by Towles so hopefully this book lives up to that.

This novel revolves around the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. She goes on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society where she has rely upon her wit and nerve. Apart from this, I have not much idea about the book and wish to go into it blindly.

4. After Dark – Haruki Murakami (Fiction)

I put a hold on this book earlier and it came earlier than planned. So as my first book of October, I need to finish this well before the deadline. This would be my first Murakami book and I will be going into this book without any idea about the storyline. Therefore, I apologize for not adding any blurb or summary.

5. The Institute – Stephen King (Horror)

Is it really an October TBR if there is not even one horror or King book on the list? This book has been on my radar for a long and I am hoping that I will get around to picking this up this month.


And with that, we come to the end of October’s TBR. Last month I got around to all the books I had planned and more so hopefully I stay on track this month as well. As you know, I will also be picking up more book that are not part of this TBR and more pertinent to my mood.

For reviews on the above mentioned books and any other book that I read, stay tuned for the upcoming posts!

Comment down below which book you absolutely WANT to read this month or if you have read any of the books mentioned.

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By Harini @BookSpiral

Hi! I am Harini and I run this blog. I am a massive lover of books and like to spend all my time reading. My main aim is to explore new topics and unique books and talk about it on my blog. Hope you enjoy the content that I put out!

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