Spookathon 2019 TBR

In my October TBR post, I announced that I want to read ALL THE THRILLERS this month 😊 okay, not all of them, but a lot of them. I had 10 on my initial list, and hoping to get to even more than that if I can.

What better time to participate in a spooky readathon to motivate me to keep chugging through that list? Below are the challenges created by Booktuber Booksandlala, who created and is hosting Spookathon from October 14th-20th. The overarching goal is to read as many thrillers as possible throughout that week, but there are 5 specific challenges to also hit:

  1. Read a thriller
  2. Read a book with red on the cover
  3. Read a book with a spooky word in the title
  4. Read a book with a spooky setting
  5. Read something you wouldn’t normally read

My TBR right now consists of 3 books, which I can double up to make hit all of the challenges. I really like to go into my thrillers blind, so instead of any type of synopsis I’ll just share what I DO know about the books (if anything) and a short explanation on how they complete the challenges.

Title: Two Can Keep a Secret
Author: Karen M. McManus
Challenges Hit: 1, 2, 3

I know close to nothing about this book, but have seen it floating around the bookternet enough for it to have made its way onto my TBR – bonus that it hits 3 challenges as a thriller with red words and the spooky word “secret” in the title!

Title: Lock Every Door
Author: Riley Sager
Challenges Hit: 1, 4

I am so excited to finally get to read this book! I have recently read and enjoyed Riley Sager’s other two thrillers and have heard that this one is even better. This takes place in a big, creepy apartment building, fulfilling the spooky setting challenge #4!

Title: Run Away
Author: Harlan Coben
Challenges Hit: 1, 5

This is the book I know the least about – I consider it to fill challenge #5 because this is an author I have never heard of and never would have picked up without having previously done research on books that have a chance to be nominated for Goodread’s Thriller category in about a month.


I’d love to know who else is participating in Spookathon this year and what’s on your TBR! Or, have you read any of these three books?

10 thoughts on “Spookathon 2019 TBR

    • Jordyn says:

      Thanks!! I’m excited to get to them too, it feels hard to wait until Monday to get started πŸ™‚

      I just went on as many lists as I could find of “top 2019 thrillers” or similar, and then I made a spreadsheet and ranked the ones with the most ratings and highest ratings! I also looked at what authors have been nominated in the past and looked to see if any of them had 2019 releases. So it’s pretty unofficial, I am just assuming that the most-read and most-hyped thrillers of the year have a good chance of being nominated!

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    • Jordyn says:

      Thank you so much! I ended up finishing 2/3 during the week and then just finished the last one up yesterday, so I’m pretty happy overall! Will include my thoughts on them in my October wrap-up! It was a lot of fun to participate in πŸ™‚ welcome back to the blogosphere!

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