October Wrap Up


Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Shaw 4⭐️
The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward 4.5⭐️
When the Reckoning Comes by LaTanya McQueen (🎧) 4.5⭐️
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury 4⭐️
Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas (🎧) 4.5⭐️
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson 5⭐️
Petrified Women by Jeremy Ray 4.5⭐️
Thinner by Stephen King 4⭐️
The Missing House by Julia Dahl (🎧) 4⭐️
The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay 3.5⭐️
Her Perfect Life by Hank Phillippi Ryan (🎧) 3⭐️
Hell House by Richard Matheson 3.5⭐️
The Halloween Store by Ronald Kelly 4⭐️
A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin 5⭐️

14 books! (10 physical/4 audio)
4,387 pages!
Favorites: The Haunting of Hill House, A Dance with Dragons, & The Last House on Needless Street

I can’t believe how quick October passed by! Work has seriously been kicking my butt lately. Pair that with events of some sort happening every single weekend and I accomplished a lot less than I wanted to when it came to reading in October. I built an epic TMR and barely touched what I hoped to accomplish. I also had a lot of DNFs for audiobook selections, which made me feel a bit slumpy.

So far it seems like November won’t be breaking any reading records for me either. I did roll over quite a few choices from my October stack, so I’m hoping to prioritize those. I’ve definitely noticed a shift in my reading tastes that are taking me away from crime fiction and more into the horror genre. I love both and always will, but right now my mood is calling for the escapism of horror. I also have some fantasy books that I think will be making their way into my winter stacks. And then I find myself thinking about locked room stories or books where winter is the main setting. Basically…it’s the 4th day of November and I’m still not 100% sure what I’m going to post for my TMR stack! Thank goodness I’m in the middle of 3 books to give myself options!



WHEN THE RECKONING COMES: Amazon Book Depository


CATHERINE HOUSE: Amazon Book Depository

THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE: Amazon Book Depository


THINNER: Amazon Book Depository

THE MISSING HOURS: Amazon | Book Depository

THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD: Amazon | Book Depository

HER PERFECT LIFE: Amazon | Book Depository

HELL HOUSE: Amazon Book Depository

THE HALLOWEEN STORE: Amazon Book Depository

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: Amazon | Book Depository

Disclosure: A huge thank you to Tor Nightfire, Minotaur, Forge, Harper Perennial, and Custom House Books for sending me free copies of these books in exchange for my honest review.

Disclosure: What Jess Reads is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This in no way influences my opinion of the above book.


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