Two Months of Bookish Love

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."
~ C.S.Lewis ~

Today, I thought I'd share the few books I've read these past two 
months, before I reveal my choice for All Hallow's Read.


Back in mid-August I became quite feverish and was good for nothing
but sipping hot lemon with honey, and devouring sweet ghostly tales, 
from the comfort of my sofa.

Drawn by the beautiful cover illustration, my choice 
of tale was this gorgeous vintage copy of 
'The Ghosts', by Antonia Barber.

Which was made into a film in 1972, 
entitled 'The Amazing Mr. Blunden'

By the end of August, I'd started a new read, and found myself
wanting to get to bed earlier, just so I could delve into the
pages of this little gem...

Dark Matter (A Ghost Story), by Michelle Paver.

It's so wonderfully ghostly and atmospheric.

The start of September saw me lazing about in the garden,
turning the pages of this Lovecraftian fiction.

Unfortunately, I wasn't in the right frame of mind to get into it, so I 
passed it on to a friend in the hope that they'd have more luck with it.

Instead, I picked up 'Through the Woods' once again and lost
myself in this world of graphic art and horror, which I first
read last year, as my 'All Hallow's Read' book of choice.

Of course, graphic novels never take long to read, which left 
plenty of time to pick up a couple of other old friends...

The Essential Frankenstein
The Frankenstein Diaries.

Which brought me closer to October and colder evenings, meant
for cosier reads, such as Charles Dickens' Complete Ghost Stories.

Which could never disappoint.

My next read had a title page which started with this...

And I'll tell you more about that in a future post, 
as I think this may be my choice of reading
matter for All Hallows Read.


This weekend I started reading a novel by John Boyne,
author of 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'.

His 2013 novel, 'This House is Haunted' seems perfect, so far.

Finally, here are a few spooky Autumn reads from my Etsy Shop...

Do you read more in the Autumn and Winter months?


  1. I like your book photography. I haven't read any of these, though. Right now I'm reading "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" and enjoying it very much.

    1. Thank you :)
      I love that book and the film is equally brilliant ♥

  2. I have read The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas .... & enjoyed it so would be keen to read more from that author. Yes I definately read more in the wintery months ...mostly by the fire.

  3. I just finished rereading Through the Woods, and enjoyed it as much as the first time. Love those colors and creepiness.

    1. I love Through the Woods and have also read it twice. Maybe once more over Halloween 🎃

  4. Amazing books! You must read fast! I have to admit, I read slowly! LOL! I read more in the Autumn and winter months!

    1. :D If it's an unputdownable book, then I do go through it quickly ♥


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