October TBR!

Hello lovely people! 
Time for my October TBR already!!
October has come around so fast, it's actually my birthday on the 11th so I will be 23, that seems very old to me at the moment haha!
But my birthday is a great excuse to meet up with all my friends and spend some quality time with them, plus I'm off work for 2 weeks and I'm going to see the comedian Jon Richardson live on the 10th, so all in all October will not be a bad month at all! 
I've kept my TBR relatively modest as I'm in a bit of a reading slump at the moment, and also I might not have a lot of time to read tons and tons, but the books I have put on there are all a bit spooky as Halloween is coming up so I figured I'd try and theme my TBR a little bit!

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Synopsis - Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger. She wakes from a coma in hospital with no memory of how she got there or of the bizarre accident that caused the deaths of her best friends and her boyfriend, yet left her mysteriously unharmed. The doctors suggest that starting over in a new city, a new school, would be good for her and just to let the memories gradually come back on their own. But Mara's new start is anything but comforting. She sees the faces of her dead friends everywhere, and when she suddenly begins to see other people's deaths right before they happen, Mara wonders whether she's going crazy! And if dealing with all this wasn't enough, Noah Shaw, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen can't seem to leave her alone...but as her life unravels around her, Mara can't help but wonder if Noah has another agenda altogether...
I don't know whether this book is particularly spooky or not but it certainly looks and sounds it so I thought I'd stick this in my TBR for this month, this will also be in my September haul, it was such a charity shop bargain! 

House of the Lost by Sarah Rayne
Synopsis - When novelist Theo Kendal inherits the remote Norfolk house in which his cousin Charmery was murdered, he believes it will bring him closer to the truth about her death. It will also be the ideal place to finish his new book. 

But the bleak Fenn House is a lonely and sometimes uncomfortable place to spend the winter. And the strangest thing is that Theo's new novel seems to be writing itself - and heading in an unplanned direction. Theo finds himself describing a young boy called Matthew who lives in constant fear of a visit from the cold-eyed men. Struggling to understand the dangerous secrets that surround him and his family, Matthew inhabits a terrifying world where people die in macabre circumstances, where they can be imprisoned without trial or reason, their identities wiped from the world forever.
And then Theo discovers that Matthew and his family really existed, part of a dark and violent segment of recent history that threatens to reach across the years to tear his life apart.
And somehow it all connects to the death of his cousin Charmery.
My friend from work lent me this book to read and I said I'd save it until around Halloween because she said it was ''very weird'' haha.
The front cover definitely looks eerie, it reminds me of a still from the series Supernatural or something.
I'm excited to read this, I love getting recommendations from people, whether it's fellow bloggers or Youtubers or real life humans!

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Synopsis - Dexter Morgan isn't exactly the kind of man you'd bring home to your mum. At heart, he's the perfect gentleman: he has a shy girlfriend, and seems to lead a quiet, normal life bordering on the mundane. Despite the fact that he can't stand the sight of blood, he works as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police.
But Dexter also has a secret hobby: he is an accomplished serial killer. So far, he's killed 36 people and has never been caught because he knows exactly how to hide the evidence. And while that may lead some people to assume he's not such a nice guy, he tempers his insatiable hunger for brutality by only killing the bad guys.
However, Dexter's well-organised life is suddenly disrupted when a second, much more visible serial killer appears in Miami. Intrigued that the other killer favours a style similar to his own, Dexter soon realises that the mysterious new arrival is not simply invading his turf but offering him a direct invitation to 'come out and play'..
This was on my TBR last month but I didn't get round to reading it due to my reading slump I found myself in for the past week or so, but I think this would be a good, gory read for the Halloween season!

And that's my TBR! I don't own any horror books really but both of my brothers are big fans of Stephen King so I should really give them a go! 
If you know any great horror/thriller novels then please do let me know, before the witching season gets underway! 
Toodles! x


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