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Fall Book Recommendations

Salutations Chapterlings! I’m back with some book recommendations! I never thought I would be compiling a list together of some of my favorite books to read during the fall. I probably say this a lot, but making this list was a real challenge. There’s so many good books out there that I could recommend, but I narrowed it down to ten books, just barely! However, I hope you enjoy the books that I picked and I hope you find yourself looking into a few of these. Now onto the books!


๐ŸŽƒ The Girl from the Other Side by NAGABE

I will never stop talking about this manga series! Aside from binge reading this series, I have been raving about this series for almost all of 2019 and honestly, this is probably my favorite manga of the whole year of 2019. It’s rich with character development of morally grey characters, the most unlikely pairing, a dark prophecy, a world divided between light and darkness, and slow burn story-line that will have you wanting more! If you see this at your local bookstore, pick it up! I promise you won’t regret it!


๐ŸŽƒ The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

A book that is very near and dear to my heart! One that I can’t help rereading during the fall season. This is one of my favorite books that talks about Halloween and how it’s celebrated all over the world. There’s also a strong representation of unconditional love and how far one is willing to go for those they love. It’s a wonderful book and I strongly recommend this during the spooky season!


๐ŸŽƒ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

With the fall season in the air, how could I not recommend Harry Potter! Harry Potter is a series that’s beloved by all! Fall is the perfect time of year to pick up any of the Harry Potter books and read them. You could also plan a Harry Potter buddy read to help flying through the series. No matter what you choose, Harry Potter is a great way to bring in the fall season.


๐ŸŽƒ Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

One of my all time favorite series to read and recommend! Fall often brings crisp air and fall rain spells. And what is more perfect to read during a fall rainy day than a series that takes place in the eerie setting of London during the reign of Jack the Ripper?! It’s atmospheric and the perfect mood read for a rainy day! This is a quartet so if you end up liking the first one then definitely pick up the rest of the series! The come talk to me about it because I need more people to gush about this series with!


๐ŸŽƒ The Always Next (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts

If you’re looking for a little romance this fall then this is the series for you! I always recommend this trilogy for anyone who is looking into reading Nora Roberts books. This is one of my favorite trilogy series she has written that follows three brother and three best friends. Each book is about one brother and one woman he’s interest in pursuing. We get two perspectives from both main characters and there’s a bit of a paranormal twist that unravels as you read this series. I loved this series and I really enjoy curling up with a blanket, a cup of tea, and rereading these books.


๐ŸŽƒ The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

This book took me by storm. This was a book I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with so much, but I did and I’m so happy that I read it during the fall. I would say this is a book you could read during October or November. October due to all the necromancy, but November due to the strong sense of family and unconditional love. Perfect for either month and it pairs perfectly with a pumpkin spice latte!


๐ŸŽƒ There Will Come A Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

This is absolutely perfection to read during any season, but I feel this book fits the fall season better. Full of action, suspense, morally grey characters, and a story-line that will cause you to binge read it in one sitting. When I read the arc of this book, I didn’t want to stop reading it. If you’re in a reading slump, feeling bored on a rainy day, then this will be the book to break the cycle.


๐ŸŽƒ The Ancient Magus’ Bride by Kore Yamazaki

Full of magic, adventure, and emotional moments, this is a manga series you definitely want to pick up! Just like The Girl from the Other Side, we have another unlikely pairing that come together under dark circumstances. Once they’re together, they share many adventures undoing the darkness and discovering more about each other along the way. And if you find yourself head over heels with this series like I was and still am, then you definitely have to check out the anime. The anime is almost a complete mirror to the books and gives the perfect vibes for the fall weather!


๐ŸŽƒ Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire

I recently read this book in September and completely fell in love with it. My heart never felt so full of warmth yet eerie vibes. From the magic doors that lead to fantasy realms to the mystery happening, it was hard not to fall in love with it. Plus, there were many amazing themes in this book that will touch the soul. I’ll be honest, I got soft and sappy at times while reading this book. I’m very eager to continue the series and I can’t wait to see where the story takes us. Honestly, I think this is a great series to pick up and read this fall. Each book is short and filled with characters you’ll fall in love with!


๐ŸŽƒ Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

This is the time of year where I really get vocal about this book. I read this book back in the fall of 2018 and I read it again during the fifth round of Contemporary-A-Thon this year. This is a middle grade book that is very close and personal to my heart and soul. I get emotional every time I talk about it, every time I recommend it to someone, and every time I give a synopsis of this book. I truly and deeply believe this is a book that deserves to be talked about more and read more because it addresses some hard topics. This book also opens the floor up for so much discussion for readers, parents, and children. I love this book and out of all the times in the year, this book is best read at the start of the school year and the start of fall.


Okay chapterlings, those are all the books I have for fall reading recommendations! I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did going through some of my favorite books. Believe me, picking these books weren’t easy. Please feel free to tell me some of your favorite books to read during the fall, I’m always here for a book recommendation! Until next time, I hope October has been kind and full of five star books, I love you! ๐Ÿงก

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Halloween Song Book Tag

The Halloween Song Book Tag was created by Nicole at A Beautiful Chaos of Books in October 2019! You can also find her on her blog, A Beautiful Chaos!


Salutations Chapterlings! I’m back to do a wonderful and spooky book tag created by the lovely Nicole at A Beautiful Chaos! I’m so grateful for her tagging me in this spooky tag and I’m super excited for these questions, for all the eerie vibes! There are ten questions with ten matching songs for each question to put you in the mood for the spooky, ghosty, witchy season! It was a really fun time compiling this all together. Anyway, I’m ready, I hope you’re ready! Let’s get into the books!


๐ŸŽƒ Thriller: A book that was an absolute page turner

I think this is my billionth time talking about this manga series, but I’m going to do it…again! If you loved The Ancient Magus Bride series then you’re going to love The Girl from the Other Side! We follow two main characters who are trying to survive in a divided world by the Inside and the Outside. Together the main characters will fend off soldiers, black beasts, and slowly uncover a horrifying prophecy. This manga series is a slow burn of plot development and incredible character development, full of moments that will have you holding your breath.


๐ŸŽƒ Somebody’s Watching Me: A book that gave you the serious creeps

This book threw me for a loop, a really hard and messed up loop. Ultimately, I had to make a decision that was best for my mental health and I ‘dnf’ this book. This book is about a main character who stalks her ex-boyfriend. She stalks him so much that she can easily break into his home and her career even puts them together on the same location. So the reason why I ‘dnf’ this book was due to the fact that a lot of the main character’s actions were from my own experiences from an ex of mine who used to stalk me. So… We don’t know this book, never touching this book again.


๐ŸŽƒ Vampire: A book you hated so much it was soul sucking (i.e. incredibly tedious to get through)

The Book of Speculation was the most mind numbing book I ever tried to read. This will be mentioned later, but historical fiction is one of my worst book genres. I don’t dabble in it that often and this book was a perfect example of why historical books and I just don’t mix well. This book is about a young librarian who receives a book from an antiquarian one day and it turns out the book used to belong to the main character’s grandmother. The main character suddenly find himself immersed in family secrets and must decode his family history before death deals a cold blow. While this book sounds really interesting, it was painfully slow and it took forever for anything to happen. If you’re a fan of historical reads, you’re probably going to love this book, but if you’re someone who can’t get into history no matter how hard you try, this is not the book for you.


๐ŸŽƒ I Put a Spell on You: A book featuring witchcraft or magic

The Bone Witch is an excellent example of a really amazing witch book! I say that because one of the key things about this book is necromancy. And I’m all about books with necromancy! Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she quickly learns just how different she is from all the other witches in her family. With the gift of necromancy, Tea learns she’s a bone witch and begins to learn from an older, wiser bone witch how to have control of her powers to become an asha. But dark forces are quickly approaching and soon Tea will have to overcome her obstacles and make a powerful choice.


๐ŸŽƒ This Halloween: Your favorite treat/snack to eat while reading

I have so many snacks that I like to eat while I read, but Annie’s bunny grahams are definitely one of my most recent favorites to munch on!


๐ŸŽƒ Time Warp: “Let’s do the Time Warp again” What book/books do you like to return to at this time of year?

This is such an underrated book! The Halloween Tree is my all time favorite book to read this time of year and I always love watching the movie right after! I can’t recommend this book enough! When Pipkin is swept away into the darkness by Mr. Moundshroud, Pipkin’s friends will stop at nothing to get their friend back. Suddenly, the boys find themselves being dragged through space and time learning the meaning of Halloween from various places all over the world.


๐ŸŽƒ Hungry like the Wolf: A book you loved so much, you devoured

Hahaha…yeah, I really loved this series. I bought all four books and read them all in five days. I love the ACOTAR series and yes, I realize there are problematic issues in this series, but for my own experience, I acknowledge that and I did had an amazing time reading this series. I will stand on this hill for eternity. If you’re not aware of this series, this series is about a girl who ends up killing a fae disguised as a wolf and suddenly she’s whisked away into the land of the fae to break a horrible curse. That’s all you need to know and that’s all I’m going to say except go read it!


๐ŸŽƒ The Adams Family: A book featuring a dysfunctional family

If you thought I wasn’t going to mention the Weasley family then you thought wrong! The Harry Potter series was such an important part of my reading development over the years and so I had to mentioned it!


๐ŸŽƒ Scary Monsters (and super creeps): A book genre that you are scared or intimidated to pick up

Historical fiction. Always. I don’t have the best track record with historical fiction and only a few books have actually surpassed my expectation, but for the majority of the time, it doesn’t work for me. Science Fiction is another genre that I struggle with immensely. As with historical fiction, only a few books of science fiction has surpassed my expectations. I’m hoping in the future to spread my wings a little bit with these two genres, but slowly, oh so slowly.


๐ŸŽƒ The Twilight Zone: A book with a completely different and unique premise

Fables is an incredible series! I recommend this series to everyone who wants to get into graphic novels. Also, if you have played The Wolf Among Us, that video game is based off of this graphic novel series so I definitely recommend looking into it. Fables is about all the different fairy tales from Beauty and the Beast to The Jungle Book to The Three Little Pigs all escaping their fantasy worlds from the war and darkness rising. Now all these modern fairy tales are living in the modern world, but a darkness is slowly and taking the lives of the Fables! This series is very dark and there are a lot of content/trigger warnings like graphic violence and death, assault, graphic wounds/injuries, grief, rape, and much more! So if you decide to get into this series then please be in the right head space.


Okay, friends! Those are all my answers to these questions. Now it’s YOUR turn! I tag you dear reader to participate in this chilling tag! Below will be all the questions you need for this tag and I can’t wait to see everyone’s answers! Until next time; may October be full of thrills and chills, I love you! โค๏ธ

The Questions:

๐ŸŽƒ 1. Thriller: A book that was an absolute page turner

๐ŸŽƒ 2. Somebody’s watching me: A book that gave you the serious creeps

๐ŸŽƒ 3. Vampire: A book you hated so much it was soul sucking i.e incredibly tedious to get through

๐ŸŽƒ 4.I put a spell on you: A book featuring witchcraft or magic

๐ŸŽƒ 5. This Halloween: Your favourite treat/ snack to eat while reading

๐ŸŽƒ 6. Time warp: “Let’s do the time warp again” What book/ or books do you like to return to at this time of year?

๐ŸŽƒ 7. Hungry like the wolf: A book you loved so much, you devoured

๐ŸŽƒ 8. The Adams Family: A book featuring a dysfunctional family

๐ŸŽƒ 9. Scary monsters (and super creeps): A book genre that you are scared or intimidated to pick up

๐ŸŽƒ 10. the twilight zone: A book with a completely different and unique premise

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Monthly TBR

October 2019 TBR

Salutations Chapterlings! I can’t believe we’re finally in my favorite month of the year, October! I’m ready for spooky things, binge watching all the Halloween movies, and dressing up in all the costumes! But aside from that, I’m excited to finally curl up with a cup of hot coco and read some good books! I’ll admit, September has left me in a whirl wind of playing catch up and to be honest, I’ve gone a little overboard on the books for the month of October. I mean, I really went overboard this time. But that’s okay! I’m going to do my best to read all of these books and get as many off my tbr cart, ASAP!

This month is a little different though! The end of September still has me catching up on reviews, hauls, and basically everything. And since I’m playing catch up, that also includes catching up on taking photos. That means my tbr photo hasn’t even been taken yet. It also hasn’t been taken yet because I have an overly ambitious tbr for this month and I have no idea how I would even fit that into one photo. But it’s fine, it’s fine! We’re getting this tbr up and that’s all that matters! I promise, I will get that tbr photo up as soon as possible, but in the meantime, I hope you still enjoy my tbr for the month of October!


๐ŸŽƒ Currently Reading ๐ŸŽƒ

๐ŸŽƒ War (The Four Hoursemen, #2) by Laura Thalassa
July 10th 2019 by Lavabrook Publishing, LLC
Buddy read with Kayla

๐ŸŽƒ The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
September 24th 2019 by Little, Brown Books
Buddy read with Donna


๐ŸŽƒ Full October TBR ๐ŸŽƒ

๐ŸŽƒ Fables Deluxe Edition Book 5 by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
June 5th 2012 by Vertigo

๐ŸŽƒ His Hideous Heart by Dahlia Adler
September 10th 2019 by Flatiron Books

๐ŸŽƒ Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco
September 10th 2019 by JIMMY Patterson

๐ŸŽƒ Spell on Wheels by Kate Leth & Megan Levens
June 20th 2017 by Dark Horse Comics

๐ŸŽƒ Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del Toro
July 2nd 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books

๐ŸŽƒ The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, & Carey Parietsch
July 17th 2018 by First Second

๐ŸŽƒ Stormrise by Jillian Boehme
September 24th 2019 by Tor

๐ŸŽƒ Down Among the Stick and Bones by Seanan McGuire
June 13th 2017 by Tor

๐ŸŽƒ Well Met by Jen DeLuca
September 3rd 2019 by Berkley

๐ŸŽƒ Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
February 26th 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books


๐ŸŽƒ Buddy Reads ๐ŸŽƒ

๐ŸŽƒ House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
August 6th 2019 by Delacorte
Buddy read with Alejandra

๐ŸŽƒ Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
February 28th 2018 by Random House Books
Buddy read with Cassie


๐ŸŽƒ Side TBR ๐ŸŽƒ

๐ŸŽƒ This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab
July 5th 2016 by Greenwillow Books

๐ŸŽƒ Jackaby (Jackaby #1) by William Ritter
September 16th 2014 by Algonquin Young Readers

๐ŸŽƒ Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
January 16th 2018 by HarperCollins

๐ŸŽƒ Red’s Untold Story (Once Upon A Time #4) by Wendy Toliver
September 22nd 2015 by Kingswell Teen


Okay, readers! Those are all the books I want to read for the month of October! You can really tell that I got a little carried away. Okay, so maybe I got carried away by a lot. It’s fine, we’re fine, everything is fine! It’s going to be an amazing month of reading, adventures, and giant sweaters!. Anyway, please let me know down in the comments below some of the books you have of your tbr for the month of October! Any spooky reads? Let me know! Until next time; may your month be spooky, filled with lots of five star reads, I love you! โค๏ธ

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books On My Fall 2019 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Salutations Chapterlings! I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday! I wish I could spend more time explaining why I’m so excited for these books and why each book is on my fall tbr, but I’m currently participating in my very first round of Contemporary-a-thon. So I’m a little all over the place and a tiny ball of chaos! However, just know that I really, really want to get to these books in the month of October, maybe November. November I do have a special TBR planned so I might not get to all the books I want to get to. The goal is to read all of these books in the month of October, for now. Anyway, without me chattering any further, here are the top ten books I have on my fall tbr!


๐ŸŒป Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa


๐ŸŒป The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones


๐ŸŒป His Hideous Heart by Dahlia Adler


๐ŸŒป Fables: The Deluxe Edition, Book Five by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges


๐ŸŒป Spells on Wheels #1-5 by Kate Leth & Megans Levens


๐ŸŒป Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del Toro


๐ŸŒป Red’s Untold Tale (Once Upon A Time #4) by Wendy Toliver


๐ŸŒป White Stag (Permafrost #1) by Kara Barbieri


๐ŸŒป Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin


๐ŸŒป Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco


Okay, friends! Those are just a few of the books I have on my fall tbr! To be honest, I have a lot more than these ten books and you’ll see why come October! However, I hope you all enjoyed these books and maybe you’re planning to read some of these books yourselves. Please let me know down in the comments some of the books you want to read this fall and if any of these books have made your list. Until next time; may the final weeks of September bring you five star reads, a strong Contemporary-a-thon game, I love you! โค๏ธ

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