#5OnMyTBR – Halloween Freebie

#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!

Happy Halloween week! In honor of the spookiest time during spooky season, today’s 5 On My TBR is a Halloween freebie. There’s so much potential here, but Imma be honest… I’ve just gotten home from a busy shift and my brain is feeling particularly fried. With that being said, we’re gonna be basic here and go with five horror books on my TBR that I can’t wait to read!

Time for some frights!


#1. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Gotta start out with a classic! I’ve wanted to read this book for awhile, but it always ends up on the backburner. Now, with the Netflix adaptation and this being the perfect time of year, I just have the urge to pick it up. Of course, I would actually need a copy first, but I am due a bookstore run 👀👀 I do love a good haunted house book and this novel is one of the quintessential ones!

#2. Horrid by Katrina Leno

Speaking of haunted houses… I just received this book in my September OwlCrate box and it looks perfectly creepy! I don’t know much about this book, though I have seen it around the bookish internet. I have heard there are ghosts involved, so I’m in! I want a good ghost story to chill my bones. Any excuse to wrap myself in a blanket and sip hot cocoa while I read, amiright?

#3. The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

I do love a horror novel that also has some social commentary. This is what is promised in the synopsis for this book. I’ve also heard nothing but amazing things about it! I’ve been interested in reading something written by Stephen Graham Jones for a minute, now, too. Why not make it something scary? I can’t wait to read this one!

#4. Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Another book that centers around a supposedly haunted house! Are we sensing a favorite trope of mine? We most certainly are 😂 That being said, I’ve also been dying to actually read one of the three books I own that are written by Riley Sager. Because, for some reason, I keep buying his books but haven’t read a single one. It makes no sense any way you look at it, lol. Let’s hope I love his writing caaaaaauuuse…

#5. It by Stephen King

And now we’re ending this list with another classic! I started reading Stephen King books with the sole purpose of working my way up to reading It. It’s a chonky boy. It features a murderous clown. And I saw the original movie at a probably inappropriate age, so there is a long history of me being freaked out by It, lol. But I do want to read it eventually and I know it’s gonna freak me out. Probably won’t be getting to it (hahaha) this Halloween, but perhaps next year? Yeah… that’s what we’ll go with 😅


What books are you planning on picking up this week? Any spooky reads to get you in the mood for Halloween? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!