I’m super happy with how this graphic turned out. I guess I’m getting better at Procreate!
It’s that time of year again, where I attempt to do my favorite annual reading challenge. I set certain books for just this challenge. I’ve discovered so many of my favorite series with this challenge!
Once More Upon a Time by Roshani Chokshi What Once Was Mine by Liz Braswell Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin Foretold by Violet Lumani How Witchcraft Saved My Life by Vincent Higginbotham
Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf Goosebumps #16: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight by RL Stine The Night Garden by Polly Horvath Cinders & Sparrows by Stefan Bachmann The Queen Underneath by Stacey Filak
Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber The Toy Makers by Robert Dinsdale Curses by Lish McBride Gold Spun by Brandil June Curse of the Wolf King by Tessonia Odette A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd Jones Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool All The Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
I’m obviously not going to finish this entire list, especially considering how busy my October already is with my shop, doing blogtober, doing drawing prompts and with my trip coming up later this month! But I do want to get through as many as I can and I’m even hoping to find time on my trip to read in the parks like I use to! This is basically a list to remind me of what books I need to get to lol. I took such a long break from reading that I feel super behind; but it’s hard to find time to read when you’re watching a toddler. I can barely find time to sleep (it’s 340am right now and I’m trying to finish this post).
I thought of finishing The House of Salt and Sorrow but it got really creepy, so I shut it and didn’t pick it back up after that lol. Not sure if I’ll ever finish it, but I really want to!
What are some of the reads you’re hoping to get to this spooky szn?
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October is such a weird month for me this year; I’m trying to get back into the swing of the things I usually do since my meds allow me to think more clearly and more for myself. But with that I’m so overwhelmed with how much I’ve missed through out the last few years.
Healing is a journey, not a destination.
Something I try to remind myself whenever I feel myself “disappointed” with my lack of progress. But I’m starting to rebuild things, retry things and reapply for things. One being something that’s always been super important to me, my October Reading Challenge.
And tbh, writing this is a challenge all on it’s own with the baby trying to get on my lap then off my lap then on… CHILD I’M WRITING lol. My ORC has always been important to me because it’s the one month of the year I force myself to read all my “scarier” books. I’m such a wuss and anxiety/intrusive thoughts literally don’t make it any better but I LOVE reading scary/suspenseful books! I always have! I grew up reading Fear Street ONLY. And of alllll the books in that 90’s series, there was only one scary part I remember. It was one of the cheerleader series books; some cheerleaders sister was taking a shower and a ghost or whatever had turned her shower water too hot and killed her. As an adult now I have so many questions at how that was possible. But as a kid, I was freaked out lol.
I’ve found my favorite reads through this challenge over the years including Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan, Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, and Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton and a ton of books I thought would be scary but I completely enjoyed like Amber House or The Ghost House or Vines.