#5OnMyTBR – Autumn Reads

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook where you chose five books from your to-be-read pile that fit that week’s theme. If you’d like more info, head over to the announcement post!

Hello, reader!

It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? Okay, it’s been three days, but it feels like I’ve been neglectful! I would like to blame it on working over the Labor Day weekend, but mostly it was just from staying up too late reading and being exhausted the next day 😅 So now it’s Tuesday and I’m finally getting around to writing my #5OnMyTBR post!

I suppose I could have just skipped this for the week, but the theme this time around is Autumn reads. Which, in my head, means spooky reads! Autumn is when I get in the mood for thrillers and horror, so this list will be five of the scariest/creepiest looking books that I can’t wait to read.

#1. Dead Voices by Katherine Arden

I recently read Small Spaces, the first book in this series, and loved it! The creepy feel is on point in that book. From the synopsis of this one, I feel like the creepiness will be back in full force. I mean, there are ghosts! Even though this book is set during the winter time, I think it would make a perfect spooky season read. Also, just look at that cover! Chills already 😖

#2. White Fox by Sara Faring

Speaking of creepy covers, this one is putting out all the right spine-tingling vibes! This book is set on an island, so you might not think “Autumn vibes” initially. But it’s the tale of two sisters lured back to their childhood home to unravel a mystery surrounding their family. It sounds like it’s gonna have the perfect, creepy feel that I’m looking for in an Autumn read. And I won a copy in a giveaway, so I’m even more excited to read it!

#3. The Shadows by Alex North

Autumn, in my mind, is the time when thrillers shine. Something about the cooling temperatures and the slow descent into winter just fits the feel of a thriller to me. So this choice should come as no surprise! I recently read The Whisper Man by this author and that had the perfect Autumn vibe. I’m hoping that this one holds more of the same. With a murderer possibly returning after disappearing 25 years ago and a presence stalking our main character, Paul, I definitely think it’s going to deliver.

#4. The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

I’ve never read anything by Simone St. James, but this book sounds like it has spooky potential. It’s set at a rundown motel where not everything is as it seems. Could their be ghosts? A murderer? I haven’t a clue! But motels freak me out every since I saw Psycho at a tender age, so I’m sure this will be nice and scary. I’m looking forward to giving this one a read, perhaps on a dark, windy night to get the atmosphere juuuust right.

#5. Vampires Never Get Old edited by Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker

This one feels like it’s going to be fun and frightening! What better time to read about vampires than right around Halloween, amirite? The fact that some of my faves wrote stories for this collection is definitely a bonus! I will say that vampires haven’t been my Thing for awhile, now, but I’m prepared to be brought back into the fold. Bring on the fangs, the blood, and the frights!

What genre to you gravitate towards during Autumn? Are any of these books on your Autumn TBR? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!