Thursday, 27 September 2018

October Reading Plans (Readathons + TBR)

Of course I love reading all year round, but there is nothing quite like reading in the colder months - spending evenings all cosy and wrapped up in a blanket, hot beverage to hand and nose firmly stuck in a good book. October really kicks off the colder months for me, and I have so many books I'm looking forward to reading, not to mention October seems to be THE month for readathons!

Typically I share seasonal reading lists here on Reading with Jade, however I didn't quite get to pulling one together for the autumn months, and so I thought an outline of my reading plans for October would be a good idea to share - especially as it'll help me to figure out exactly what I want to be reading over the next month, and in lining up books that work for challenges and readathons I hope to take part in also.

As I mentioned above, there seem to be a great number of readathons taking place in the month of October, and I'm hoping to take part in a handful of them. 

All of these readathons allow me to pick up different kinds of books from varying genres and authors, however all the books I hope to read have a pretty common theme of being slightly darker in nature... Exactly what I want to be reading during the month of October.

This is the very first round of Boo To You being hosted, and I am so excited to be taking part - Boo To You brings together two of my favourite things: books & Disney. Hosted by Emma at Bookish Princess over on YouTube, this event runs throughout the month of October, with four challenges that you can take part in. I'm going to be attempting three of the challenges, opting to not take part in the group readalong title. 

My Boo to You TBR
Madame Leota's Library
Read a book that you think belongs in the library at the Haunted Mansion

Your Park-Inspired Costume
Read a book that inspired something in the Disney Parks or that is inspired by the Disney Parks

Candy Cauldron/Pumpkin Spice
Read a book that is sweet and cosy and perfect for fall

Unbeknownst to me, Fraterfest is a readathon that has previously taken place in the book blogging community, and is now being resurrected by host Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer. Running from October 11th - October 16th, the concept behind Fraterfest is to delve into some of those dark books you want to read: thrillers, mysteries, paranormal, horror, supernatural, witchy etc.

My Fraterfest TBR

Initially I was going to wholeheartedly plough all my energy and focus into Victober - where you read books written during the Victorian era by British and Irish authors - however I ultimately decided against that as I thought perhaps only classic literature for the month would be a bit much for me... I did still want to take part in some way though. Victober runs the entire month, and is hosted by four YouTubers: Katie, KateAnge and Lucy. There are five challenges being run alongside Victober, however the main aim is to get more people picking up Victorian literature.

My Victober TBR
The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

This readathon is a late (& kind of last minute) addition to my reading plans for the month of October, however when I saw the announcement on Lala's channel I just knew I had to take part. Spookathon is a week long event, running from October 15 - 21st, with five challenges as well as a buddy read - I will be taking part in the group read as well as attempting three challenges.

My Spookathon TBR
Buddy read
Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft (this title doubles up as the challenge in which to read a book with a purple cover)

Read a thriller
Karin Slaughter - I haven't picked a specific title for this, however I have been wanting to read Karin Slaughter for a while, and will see what titles of hers the library carries

Read a book with a spooky word in the title
Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories (edited) by Audrey Niffenegger

I love taking part in this readathon, and try to whenever I can, although it has been a while since my last one! I don't have a TBR for this readathon as of right now, and will share closer to the time - I will likely be finishing whatever I have a bookmark in at the time! Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon is taking place on the 20th October.

I'm so excited to read these titles, and perhaps feeling a little too ambitious at the same time. Haha! At least if I'm not sharing here on my blog this coming month, you know it's because I'm busy reading ALL THE BOOKS!!

Happy reading!


  1. So many books! Hope you have fun reading them all, they sound good although this is always why I'm a little nervous to take part in a readathon as I feel like I'd never get through enough!

    1. I know, right?!

      Readathons actually help me to focus my reading a bit more - as I can be all over the place sometimes! You should give a readathon a go sometime, they're a lot of fun!

  2. Wow lots of readathons this month!!! Greta picks for them and good luck!

    1. Thank you, Grace - I think I'm going to need it. Haha!

  3. I haven’t written them all out, but I’m similarly interested in a LOT of events and read-alongs this month — the October piles are a bit out of control — we’ll see what I get to! I do have Ghostly on my stack — I may not read the whole collection, but I’d like to at least read a few stories!

    1. There is something about October and bookish events. I hope you're able to get through a fair few books on your own stack!

  4. There are so many readathons on October! I couldn’t decide which ones to do. I finally just chose the ones with the fewest rules. I’m doing Fraterfest and Deweys. Good luck with all of these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. The readathons with less rules are great for when you want to take part in the readathon fun, but also don't want to feel constricted in a sense. Sounds like you'll be taking part in some good ones.

      Thank you & happy reading (& readathon-ing) in October!

  5. So much fun!! This is the best time of year for spooky reads. I'm hoping to read a few this month. Lots of fun readathons - I hope you enjoy!

    1. The perfect time of year - I hope you're able to enjoy some spooky reads in the coming month. Will be keeping an eye out for thoughts & such. Thank you, and happy reading!!

  6. I'm doing FraterFest too, but the other ones (other than Dewey's) are new to me. I love all the events in October! And I agree, that's when the cozy reading time starts haha, with the cold weather coming! I hope these all go great. :)

    1. So many October events. Haha! Bring on the cosy reading! Thank you :-)

  7. So glad you are joining Fraterfest and appreciate the shout out. I really want to participate in Dewey's 24 hour thon. Good luck!

  8. This is such an amazing tag! I'm heading to Disney World next weekend and I'm so excited I can barely stand it. I'm copying down the tag so I can make my list of books to take based off those categories!

  9. So many fun readathons this month. Good luck with all of them and I hope you enjoy the reads you've picked!

  10. I always want to read ALL THE BOOKS in October, I so feel you on that! I am participating in Victober as well (which I'm so excited about) and I hope to read some paranormal/spooky books for Halloween. Good luck to read all of those books! :)

    1. I know, right?! It sounds like you have some fun October reading plans.

      Thank you - and happy reading!


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