Thriller October Year 3

Hello Bookworms!!! I’m so excited to host Thriller October for the third year in a row. This is a month long readathon from October 1-31. We read thrillers, mysteries, witchy books, horror and ghost stories. There are lots of prizes for participants and 5 buddy reads. The buddy read is really low key. I put people into a group chat together on Instagram and everyone has until the end of October to read the book. We will discuss as a group in the chat the first week of November.

Buddy reads:

  1. The Taking of Jake Livingstone by Ryan Douglass
  2. Woman on the Edge by Samantha Bailey
  3. The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
  4. Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena – FULL but I can add you to a waitlist.
  5. The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon

DM me on instagram if you’d like to join one of the buddy reads. To participate in the readathon you don’t have to read any of these books, you can choose whatever ones you like. To win prizes you will have to complete the game board. See Below. You don’t have to complete the board in order and one book can count for two prompts. For example, The Year of the Witching could be my witchy book and a book by a BIPOC author.

Below I have compiled some lists of thriller options. These are pulled from last year’s list with new books added in. These lists are by no means complete, I’m sure there a lot of great books I’m missing. But these are books I’ve read myself or have been recommended to me. If you have any other suggestions please comment.

  • Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones (2019)
  • An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena (2018)
  • Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena (2021)
  • Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel (2005)
  • The Whisper Man by Alex North (2019)
  • The Shadows by Alex North (2020)
  • The First Mistake by Sandie Jones (2019)
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (2016)
  • This House is Haunted by John Boyle (2013)
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818)
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (1959)
  • Dracula by Bran Stoker (1897)
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (2019)
  • The Maidens by Alex Michaelides (2021)
  • Verity by Colleen Hoover (2018)
  • Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (2019)
  • The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton (2018)
  • The Invited by Jennifer McMahon (2019)
  • The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon (2021)
  • One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus (2017)
  • The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor (2018)
  • Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell (2017)
  • The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell (2021)
  • Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan (2018)
  • The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager (2018)
  • A Nearly Normal Family by MT Edvardsson (2019)
  • I Found You by Lisa Jewell (2016)
  • Watching You by Lisa Jewell (2018)
  • Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz (2015)
  • In a Dark, Dark, Wood by Ruth Ware (2015)
  • Anything by Karin Slaughter
  • Little Feasts by Jules Archer (2020) short stories
  • The Long Shadow on the Stage by Nicole Heydenburg (2020)
  • Lock Every Door by Riley Sager (2019)
  • The Lies We Told by Camilla Way (2018)
  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (2006)
  • Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier (2018)
  • Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin (2014)
  • Los Manos Pequenas (Little Hands) by Andres Barba (2017)
  • Bird Box by Josh Malerman (2014)
  • Anything by Gilly MacMillan
  • The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry (2019)
  • Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage (2018)
  • The Cabin at the End of the Woods by Paul Tremblay (2018)
  • Stolen Things by R. H. Herron (2019)
  • Contagion by Erin Bowman (2018)
  • Where Sleeping Dogs Lie by Luc Vors (2018)
  • My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing (2019)
  • He Started It by Samantha Downing (2020)
  • For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (2012)
  • Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough (2017)
  • Still House Lake by Rachel Caine (2017)
  • No Exit by Taylor Adams (2017)
  • Hairpin Bridge by Taylor Adams (2021)
  • House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski (2000)
  • The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (1983)
  • Ring by Koji Suzuki (1981)
  • Lying in Wait by Liz Nuget (2016)
  • The Ritual by Adam Nevill (2011)
  • Fantasticland by Mike Bockoven (2016)
  • The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (1971)
  • I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney (2019)
  • Final Girls by Riley Sager (2017)
  • Better Off Guilty by Lindsey Lamar (2021)
  • Never Saw Me COming by Vera Kurian (2021)
  • Anything by Lars Kepler
  • They Never Learn by Layne Fargo (2021)
  • House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland (2021)
  • The Seven Visitations of Sydney Burgess by Andy Marino (2021)
  • Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine (2017)
  • The Chestnut Man by Soren Sviestrup (2020)
  • Verity by Coleen Hoover (2018)
  • Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda (2021)
  • They Stay by Claire Fraise (2021)
  • Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson (2019)
  • The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson (2015)
  • Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson (2021)

Witchy Books:

  1. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice (1990)
  2. White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi (2009)
  3. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (2011)
  4. Trace of Evil by Alice Blanchard (2018)
  5. The Once and Future Witches by Alex E. Harrow (2020)
  6. The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson (2020)
  7. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (2017)
  8. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor (2011)
  9. Labryrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova (2017)
  10. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (2020)
  11. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw (2018)
  12. The Ravens by Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige (2020)
  13. The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin (2021)
  14. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman (2003)
  15. A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee (2021)
  16. The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston (2012)
  17. Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart (2021)
  18. A Witch in Time by Constance Sayers (2020)
  19. The Black Witch by Laurie Forest (2018)
  20. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (2013)
  21. A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan (2018)
  22. Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury (2021)
  23. The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox (2018)
  24. The Malan Witch by Catherine Cavendish (2020)
  25. All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue (2021)
  26. These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling (2020)
  27. The Haunting of Brynn Wilder by Wendy Webb (2020)

BIPOC Authors:

  1. When no One is Watching by Alyssa Cole (2020)
  2. My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (2018)
  3. The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass (2021)
  4. While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams (2021)
  5. The Only Good Indians by Steven Graham-Jones (2020)
  6. My Heart is a Chainsaw by Steven Graham-Jones (2021)
  7. Blacktop Wasteland – S.A. Cosby (2020)
  8. Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby (2021)
  9. Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa Afla (2021)
  10. The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson (2021)
  11. Winter Counts – David Heska Wanbli Weiden (2020)
  12. Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas (2020)
  13. The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley (2020)
  14. The Ancient Nine by Ian K. Smith (2018)
  15. Wife if the Gods by Kwei Quarter (2009)
  16. Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia (2020)
  17. And Now She’s Gone by Rachel Howzell Hall (2020)
  18. Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke (2018)
  19. The Good House by Tananarive Due (2006)

I can’t wait to read all the thrillers with you guys! You can also read mysteries and horror. Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Reading!


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