Sunday, October 7, 2012

The IHM 5: October 2012 [Reading List]

The October is the fav of all of the months.  Why?  Halloween, naturally.  I've put together a reading list for myself for this month full of spooky, creepy, horrific titles and lucky you, I'm sharing.  Check out these five titles and why they're on our list:

1. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White.  Thankfully, one of my book groups is reading this for its November book, so I finally get to read this during October!  I've started it probably thirty times and been pulled away by a pressing review or deadline.  I must say, after finishing two chapters of Evie (the MC), I've ordered up the rest of the series, Supernaturally and Endlessly.

2. Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama.  Like I indicated in my Fierce Reads recap post, I was enamored with the concept of this book, and therefore purchased it and put it on my to-read shelf (which we all know is a pile of books by my bed).  I'm excited for the horror between that lies between the beautiful front and back covers!

3. Ripley's Believe It Or Not: Download The Weird.  I'm always intrigued by these titles from Ripley's and always get sucked in.  I've been working through this one for a while and am excited to share some of it with you this month.  It's full of the weird (duh! it's the namesake), obscure, and just plain macabre.

4. Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh.  This follow-up to Nevermore (our top book of 2010), is full of Poe, Nocs, and dark, twisted stuffs.  I'm excited to find out what happens to Varen and Isobel.

5. Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl.  Of course the conclusion to the Casters quartet is going to be on our to-read list as soon as it launches on October 23rd!  Monster has been asking me when this comes out for months, and I preordered it before it had a cover.  If you've not read the first in the series, Beautiful Creatures, get yourself a copy, stat.  The dark, gothic beauty that is this series is totally appropriate for October's creepfest.

Additionally, I want to make you aware of the following books that you may or may not know about so that you can get your preorder on if you are so-inclined:

  • Vlad Tod the Graphic Novel.  Eighth Grade Bites is now a graphic novel launching in January 2013. 
  • How To Tell If You're Cat Is Plotting To Kill You from The Oatmeal comes out Tuesday and is bound to be creepy-hilarious.
  • The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky premieres this month in movie format.  So if you haven't read it yet, or if you have read it but want a refresher, this might be a good time to do that.  Plus, Chbosky wrote the screenplay so it should rock, right?  (Lucky me got a copy AND movie tickets in my PopSugar Must Have box this month!)
  • Beta by Rachel Cohn is one I'll be picking up at her visit to Changing Hands with David Levithan on October 19th. It launches October 16th.

That concludes the IHM 5 for October.  Check back in early November for the next edition of the IHM 5.