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5 Perfect Autumn Reads [Blogtober]

Here’s another prompt I’m struggling with a little bit. I can’t think of a lot of books I would consider perfect for autumn so I’m going to talk about some I have already talked about, and I will discuss some I’m excited for which release soon.

I know many people are looking forward to the new Bardugo book, and I am one of those people. I’ve seen this book has some very dark elements… so I’m even more intrigued to delve into this novel. The cover is a little creepy and perfect for fall.

Spooky middle grade is awesome all year round, but it’s extra fantastic during the fall. John Bellairs writes some awesome creepy mysteries. There are so many he’s written, I would suggest starting here because the movie is so cool too.

Harry Potter is perfect for fall. I don’t need to say a lot, but I’m sure a lot of readers know what I mean. Snuggling up with a Harry Potter book under a blanket with some cider sounds like a dream. How could you not just love Harry Potter during the fall?!

I haven’t read this yet, but I just get fall vibes because of the night on the cover. I’m thinking it’s going to be a little magic and maybe creepy so I can’t wait to dive into this and see what all the hype is about.

I read this one about four years ago so I don’t recall all the details. I’m pretty positive I rated it 4 stars, and I liked it. Anything about creepy dolls is a win in my book. Ha ha. I’m funny. It also won a Newbury Honor so I know it’s amazing.

And these are my 5 choices for some perfect autumn reads. I’d love to hear about what you want to still read before winter. Let me know.

Until I rant about books again,

Spooky Middle Grade Reads [Blogtober]

Today is an awesome day. I’m so stoked to be able to talk about some spooky middle grade reads. I like creepy Victorian middle grades or horror from the genre. They are the best type to me. I was introduced to them by Richard from Bookishly Richie.

Please enjoy this list of spooky reads and be sure to read them all!

In the seedy underworld of Victorian London, a boy is born and abandoned. Snatched up by an unscrupulous and abusive showman, Wild Boy, covered in hair from head to toe, becomes a sideshow freak. Isolated from other children and wickedly abused by the cruel master who bought him, Wild Boy becomes an avid observer, developing Sherlock Holmes – like deductive skills. Although he is tormented and insulted, kicked and spat at, his quick mind takes in everything he sees. When a murder occurs at the fair, Wild Boy is hastily accused. Can he use his powers of deduction to save himself? And will the talented and spunky young acrobat Clarissa be with him – or against him? Readers will be swept along by the cinematic pace, immersed in the vivid historical setting, and gripped by suspense as they wait to find out if a better fate could possibly await someone so very different.

Find this on Goodreads.

Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been friends forever. And for almost as long, they’ve been playing one continuous, ever-changing game of pirates and thieves, mermaids and warriors. Ruling over all is the Great Queen, a bone-china doll cursing those who displease her.

But they are in middle school now. Zach’s father pushes him to give up make-believe, and Zach quits the game. Their friendship might be over, until Poppy declares she’s been having dreams about the Queen—and the ghost of a girl who will not rest until the bone-china doll is buried in her empty grave.

Zach and Alice and Poppy set off on one last adventure to lay the Queen’s ghost to rest. But nothing goes according to plan, and as their adventure turns into an epic journey, creepy things begin to happen. Is the doll just a doll or something more sinister? And if there really is a ghost, will it let them go now that it has them in its clutches?

Find it on Goodreads.

When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both magicians! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watchng magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Selenna Izard. It seems that Selenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls–a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!

Find it on Goodreads.


I haven’t read spooky middle grade for awhile. October is the perfect month so I need to get onto it. Do you have any spooky middle grade suggestions ? I’d love to hear them.

Until I rant about books again,