#SpooksandTea: Wrap Up

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Spooks and Tea: Wrap Up
For anyone who isn’t aware I run a book club and for October we’ did a horror genre read-a-thon!
In my original Cover Goals post I spoke about some of the things I wanted to achieve.

Original Coven Goals | How terribly did I do?

I selected 5 books for my TBR last month and wow I actually read 3 of them and I’m almost done with Tome too;
✔️ 1. Uzumaki by Junji Ito
❌ 2. Tomie by Junji Ito
✔️ 3. Bedlam Vol 1 by Nick Spencer
❌ 4. House of Furies by Madeleine Roux
✔️ 5. There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

I think my main reason for not finishing Tomie or even getting to House of Furies is because of everything else I read. Also I kind of picked up The Girl with All the Gifts instead which is also a horror…

Daily Log:
1st: 128 pages of Rat Queens, Vol 1
2nd: 68 pages of Carnivore
3rd: 301 pages of Lighter Than My Shadow + 27 pages of Carnivore
4th: 83 pages of Lighter Than My Shadow + 40 pages of Paper Girls, Vol 3
5th: 88 pages of Paper Girls, Vol 3 + 124 pages of Lighter Than My Shadow + 16 pages of Carnivore
6th: 104 pages of Carnivore
7th: 60 pages of Carnivore
8th: 152 pages of Saga, Vol 4
16th: 111 pages of Bedlam
17th: 73 pages of Bedlam
19th: 75 pages of There’s Someone Inside Your House
21st: 50 pages of There’s Someone Inside Your House + 20 pages of Girl with All the Gifts
22nd: 87 pages of There’s Someone Inside Your House
23rd: 38 pages of There’s Someone Inside Your House
24th: 33 pages of There’s Someone Inside Your House
25th: 52 pages of Girl with All the Gifts
26th: 23 pages of Girl with All the Gifts
28th: 108 pages of Uzumaki
30th: 42 pages of Girl with All the Gifts + 65 pages of Tomie + 147 pages of Uzumaki
31st: 410 pages of Uzumaki
Total: 2,625
(average 81 pages per day)So even averaged out I didn’t make my 100 pages a day. I guess that is what happens when you go away for a long weekend computer gaming and have no desire to read upon returning.

Grimoire Notes:

Rat Queens, Vol 1 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I loved this. Its so vulgar and fun. Each of the main characters ran away with my heart tbh.
Lighter Than My Shadow | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I spoke about this in the video but this is really interesting on the journey of mental health, abuse, and eating disorders
Paper Girls, Vol 3 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Yes I love these girls and their adventure is getting wilder. Also potential for queer characters?!
Carnivore | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is so violent and gruesome. But also poetic. I really enjoyed it but it is definitely not for everyone. It would really benefit from a trigger warning list at the start.As you can see I didn’t do great for the first week on reading horror themed books even though on the 5th I said I would do better.
Saga, Vol 4 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I really enjoy this series so much. I’m sad they weren’t together as much this volume and hope they’re reunited fairly quickly as I love their dynamic.I will be posting reviews on all of these books throughout the coming month so check back for those.This is why I rarely ever make month TBR because I just simply do not stick to them.At least I can start Horror books now I’ve read everything else that I wanted to read.
Bedlam, Vol 1 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I had no idea what this graphic novel was about, it just came to me highly recommended from my friend Mike. This was one messed up, bloody, and interesting read. I really enjoyed this and was surprised because the art wasn’t a style I would usually pay a lot of attention too but it worked so well. I’m hooked.
There’s Someone Inside Your House | ⭐⭐⭐
I uh. I’m not a fan. I didn’t hate it. I didn’t love it. It was just …okay? SPerkins can build up the tension well and if this had been a horror story only I’d have loved it.
Blackbird | ⭐
I only read 10% and after being a bit disappointed with my previous read I decided I couldn’t push myself to attempt this further. Who has time for mediocre books?
Uzumaki | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This was my third time re-reading Uzumaki. I still love this messed up book. Definitely not for everyone though – especially if you’re squeamish. Now excuse me, I think I just saw a spiral in my tea.


 Other Coven Goals:
Read minimum an average 100 pages a day
✔️ Share weekly progress I’ve made | with my book club
Create a Spell List | oops I got lazy
✔️ Complete the Rituals I signed up for | yay, i already did a post on this

If you want to join the book club feel free!

Do you have any horror books you recommend?
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