I only recently found out about Spookathon, so clearly I’ve never done it before. It’s a booktube thing so I’m not even sure if it’s open to non-YouTubers, but I mean it’s not like anyone can actually stop me from reading books that fit the prompts soo…
Spookathon is taking place from 14-20 October. It’s hosted by Kayla, or Lala, from Books and Lala on YouTube. The official Twitter account is @thespookathon. I think that covers everything. Here are the categories and the books I plan to read for them:
Read a thriller: The Au Pair by Emma Rous
Read a book with red on the cover: VOX by Christina Dalcher
Read a book with a spooky word in the title: The Drowning Pool by Syd Moore (I think drowning is pretty spooky sounding!)
Read a book with a spooky setting: The Shining by Stephen King (I’m sure there’s nobody out there who doesn’t know this one is set in a creepy, haunted hotel)
Read a book you wouldn’t normally read: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: The Crucible by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack (I never read graphic novels/comics!)
Five books in one week is a lot, but you can use one book for multiple categories, so if necessary I’ll do that. The Drowning Pool has red on the cover, for instance, and The Shining is horror but I think can also be counted as a thriller. Hopefully I’ll manage to get to them all though.
Is anyone else doing spookathon? Or just generally planning to read spooky books in October? Let me know what’s on your list!