The Spooky Season is Upon Us

25 October 2017


It's that time again, it's time for this months #bbooknook instalment and I'm super excited for this months post as I LOVE the theme. This months theme we have gone for is a spooky/scary/Halloween theme as it seems fitting going into the month of October. I honestly can't wait to dive into this months 5 questions and share with you what book I'm currently reading to get myself feeling all spooky. Abbey (the wonderful co-finder of Blogger Book Nook) and I also hope that you too pick up a spooky/Halloween read this month and potentially experience a genre you wouldn't normally read or delve in to a genre you know and love! After you've read my post, I urge you to read Abbey's post as it's just brilliantly spooky. 

I really am so excited for these questions, Abbey thought of them and they're all really great and fit so well with the theme. I also can't wait to share with you the book I'm currently reading! Anyway, let's jump straight into these questions!

1. Has a book ever scared you silly? If so, which one was it and would you recommend it? 
If I'm being honest, I have never read a book that has scared me silly! When it comes to scary books, they really don't scare me, they actually really interest me (which I don't know if that's weird or not? but hey ho)! So I honestly couldn't give you a recommendation of a book that will scare you silly! 

2. Who is the most terrifying character you've ever come cross? 
Well, this is somewhat easy but I think one of the most terrifying characters I have ever read about is Amarantha from 'A Court of Thorns and Roses' by Sarah J. Maas. She is the definition of evil. The things she did in the 'ACOTAR' was deadly and disgusting and she really was terrifying. I know I wouldn't want to meet her in real life! 

3. Zombies, Ghosts or Vampires - Which are your favourite to read about? 
I love vampire books, I just love them. I mean I'm not the biggest fan of the 'Twilight' series but there are so many other vampire books that are brilliant. Such as 'The Vampire Diaries' and 'The Vampire Academy'! 

4. Do you find horror movies or horror books scarier? Why? 
Like I said earlier, I find scary books not that scary but interesting! However, scary movies on the other hand are a big no no for me. I actually scare myself more than the actual film does and it's a right nuisance! I'm not sure why I find scary movies scarier than books but it's probably down to the music and atmosphere that scary movies give off. 

5. What scary books would you recommend to someone new to the genre? 
Even though I haven't read too many scary books a book I would recommend is 'Dorothy Must Die' by Danielle Paige! It's a real dark scary take on the Wizard of Oz where Dorothy is the evil one and the the wicked witches are the good guys! I definitely recommend this book if you want a fun yet scary/dark read!

My Scary/Spooky Current Read: 
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 

I picked up 'MPHFP' this month due to the creepy aesthetic it gives with the spooky/creepy pictures that are presented within it throughout the book! I think it's a really cool unique idea and so far I'm loving it as it allows you to picture the peculiar children and other characters such as Miss Peregrine. The story itself is also quite scary as the villains in the book are vert grotesque and scary, I mean I wouldn't want to come face to face with these monsters. It's probably not the most scariest of scary books but I admire it and I think it's so different due to the photographs in the book. I'm definitely going to review this book when I've finished it and I do hope I enjoyed it as much as I'm enjoying it at the moment. 

Anyway, I'm going to leave this post here and I really hope you all liked reading this months instalment of Blogger Book Nook! Remember you can join in on our monthly themes by answering your questions yourself! You can also join us over on Facebook where we answer daily questions and take part in Sunday weekly resolutions, in the hopes we pick up our books and read them! The link for that group is here. I can't for next month and Novembers theme, it's my favourite genre! Keep an eye out for that post! 

What spooky books have you read this October?
Have you joined our Facebook group?

Ta ta for now, 
Tabitha x 


  1. Scary movies are definitely not my favourite as well haha, give me a horror book any day! I really enjoyed this month's prompt because I hadn't read that many spooky books so it pushed me out of my normal reading habits! I'm having so much fun running this group with you!

    Abbey 🍂

    1. I hate them, although i wish i was brave enough to watch them! I enjoyed it too! I enjoyed reading my creepy book! So am I! I can't wait for more months to come! x

  2. I love scary books but don't find them too scary. I'm way more into scary movies. Thank you for the post! :)

    1. I wish I was more into scary books but i'm a chicken! x

  3. I've never read a scary book to be honest, maybe time to start a new genre!

    I've requested to join the Facebook group!

    Steph x

    1. I definitely recommend trying them out! They're lots of fun in a creepy kind of way. Yay! So glad you decided to join!! x

  4. I used to read a lot of scary books! Used to creep me out! :)


  5. Dorothy Must Die sounds absolutely terrifying! I need to give vampires more of a go, I think I just get put off because everything seems to be a bit "Twilight" which never really appealed to me! Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a book I've heard so much about - I really ought to add it to my TBR list! Between books and movies, I find movies scarier but I think it's more the setting that I'm in - my parents have a creepy old house and I wouldn't fancy reading a horror book there when I was home alone!
    Kate x

    1. It's a real scary book, would 100% recommend if you like the idea of Dorothy being terrifying! MPHFPC was so good, the creepy pictures really helped with the story telling making it so interactive and fun! I agree I find movies scarier! x

  6. I've been meaning to pick up Dorothy Must Die for ages, thanks for the reminder. Also you're so right about Amarantha, she's so twisted. Astrid Dane in A Darker Shade of Magic is like her.

  7. I'm not one for anything horror related, i'm such a wuss! X