Top Ten Tuesday: October Challenge 2021 Options!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Last week I presented my fall TBR. A few of them are options for October Challenge. Since this week is a freebie, I thought I’d present more October Challenge possibilities. October Challenge is quite flexible. It’s thirteen books that fit at least one of these things: murder mystery, gothic, horror, supernatural and/or paranormal elements, thriller, spooky.

The Valancourt Book of World Stories Vol. 1 is also a stand in for multiple Valancourt books I want. Also I want to reread Monster, She Wrote and pick books from a bunch of the writers featured.

I’m also leaning towards more short story collections like Weird Women 1852 – 1923 and The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez.

There are also other nonfiction books I want to try: Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey and In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado.

T. Kingfisher has two atmospheric books: The Twisted Ones and The Hollow Places.

The Hunger by Alma Katsu sounds disturbing.

Revenge is supposedly Yoko Ogawa’s best.

Phantom Tales of the Night Vol. 2 and The Roses in May are sequels but they aren’t direct ones. They have characters in common.

And I wanted more witches so I added Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett because I want to follow the witches’ series within the bigger series. But I do have a bunch of witch books in my library pile and e-reader.

3 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: October Challenge 2021 Options!

  1. Each of the covers you posted is delicious! Talk about setting the right mood! (I must disagree with those who say Revenge is Yoko Ogawa’s “best.” Of course, that is a subjective term, but I dearly loved The Housekeeper and The Professor. ☺️)

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