10 Spooky Books to Read this Halloween Season

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be recommending some books with spooky vibes, in honour of it being October and therefore almost Halloween. I’ll try not to just repeat books that I’ve used for similar lists, but no doubt some of my faves will still pop up!


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The Mystery Society Presents… Our Thoughts on Kidnap in the Caribbean

Hello everybody! Today it’s time for the second installment of the Marlin Mysteries Marathon, a buddy read I’m doing with my friends Rachael, Lily and Louise.

Again, I’d like to put it out there that I’ve read this a LOT of times and I don’t know what counts as spoilery anymore to be honestly, so if you’ve not read this, it might not be the best idea to keep reading if you don’t want to know some plot details going in. Onto the post!

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If You Liked This Book, You’ll Like this One Too! #4

Hello everybody! Today, it’s time for another round of recommending a book I think has similarities to another, aka if you like this, try this. These are so fun to write, and if you have any books you’re looking for a specific next read for, please pop it in the comments and I’ll try and include it in the next one of these. Onto the post!


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The Mystery Society Present… Our Thoughts on Dead Man’s Cove

Hello everybody! As you may have seen if you follow me on social media, me and my lovely friends Rachael, Louise and Lily are going to be reading the Laura Marlin Mysteries series together over the next few months, and posting about our thoughts on our blogs during the same week.

So, today, I’m going to be chatting about Dead Man’s Cove, which I’ve loved since I was like 10, and thoroughly enjoyed rereading recently. Onto the post!

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If You Like This Book, You’ll Enjoy This One Too #3

Hello everybody! Today, I’m doing another installment of recommending books based on another, which I always really enjoy writing. Onto the post!

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If you Like This TV Show, You Might Love This Book!

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be comparing books to TV shows, and I’m so excited for it, and I really hope one of these recommendations work for you. Onto the post!


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Recommending Books to Lion King Characters | Disney Recommendations

Hello everybody! So, it’s been at least a year (and possibly two) since I last wrote a post for this series where I recommend books to Disney characters, but ages and ages ago someone suggested I did the characters from the Lion King for one, so here we finally are. TLK is one of my absolute favourite Disney films, and I rewatched it the other week, so it’s pretty fresh in my memory. Onto the post!


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If you Liked This Book… Why Not Try This One? | Part 2

Hello everybody! Today, I’m bringing you the second installment of my efforts to do really specific book recommendations for if you enjoyed a certain book, which I loved doing the first time after having enjoyed other people’s versions for ages, and really want to make a regular feature here I think. Onto the post!


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If You Liked This Book… Try This One Next

Hello everybody! Today, I’m doing a post I’ve kind of wanted to do for years but somehow never have even though I see it done loads on Booktube, which is to recommend a book based on one certain other book/series. I’m a bit nervous in case people don’t like my version of it and my choices, but anyway, onto the post!


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If you liked COUNTING BY SEVENS, then try OCTOBER, OCTOBER

These probably don’t sound that similar on paper, particularly as one takes place in Britain while the other is in America, but something about the writing just really strongly reminded me of reading Counting by 7s years ago when I picked up October, October earlier this month, after Rach recommended it to me. They’re both very special, powerful contemporaries with beautiful messages.

If you liked the SORROW DUOLOGY, then try the STORM WITCH books

If I’m ever reading YA fantasy, it’s generally because it’s political fantasy in some way, and hearing Sorrow was like the West Wing in a different world is definitely what convinced me to give it a chance. Storm Witch is middle grade, but it too has a formidable main character who I love a great deal, and it has similar vibes in terms of the power struggle, even though Storm Witch has a bit more magic.

If you liked LETTERS TO THE LIGHTHOUSE, then try ANNA AT WAR

These are both set in a similar time period, and Letters explores the story of British evacuees in World War Two, but Anna at War focuses on a Jewish German girl who has come to Britain on the Kindertransport. I love both of them desperately.

If you liked A GIRL CALLED OWL/SHADOWS OF WINTERSPELL, try THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIANS

These aren’t exactly the same because Amy Wilson’s work is contemporary and the Midnight Guardians is historical, but if you enjoy reading about fae and adventures and friendship, I think you’d probably enjoy one if you liked the other.

If you like SOPHIE ANDERSON’S WRITING, try THE WILD MAGIC TRILOGY

The fairytale/folk tale, slightly ethereal vibe that Sophie’s work has, particularly in the Castle of Tangled Magic, is why I’ve paired them with this trilogy, which begins with Begone the Raggedy Witches. They’re really interesting fantasies that are a bit different to the majority of MG fantasy, the writing is beautiful and I think the stories they have to tell are so wonderful.



Would you be interested in seeing more posts like this? Are there any specific books you’d want to be included if I did do any? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

My Young Adult and Adult Favourites of 2020

Hello everybody! Today, I’m sharing my other favourites list of 2020, which combines the YA and adult books I most enjoyed. Again, I’m sure none of the authors will see this, but if they do, I’d like to say thank you to them all for their wonderful stories, which made a difficult year a little easier. Onto the post!

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