Duration: 1st October – 31st October
Number of books: 10
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession
How It Works
Ten books each month is a lot, so there will be 5 different levels. Pick which level you want to do and that’s how many items you will need to check off.
Transitional – 2 books
Fledgling – 4 books
Vampire – 6 books
Master – 8 books
Vampire King or Queen – 10 books
1: October is National Pizza Month.
Read a book with a yummy person on the cover or with food on the cover or where characters eat pizza.
House Rules by Chloe Neill
2: Choose one….
✯ Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Read a book with a woman on the cover.
✯ Clergy Appreciation Month: Read a book with a black or purple cover.
✯ National Vegetarian Month: Read a book with a green cover.
✯ Sarcastic Month: Read a book with a sarcastic character.
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
3: October 3rd is National Boyfriends Day
How about we make this Book Boyfriends day.
Read a book with a swoon-worthy character or a man on the cover.
4: October 6th is Mad Hatter Day
Mad Hatter Day is a great day to be silly and celebrate silliness.
The Mad Hatter is a fictional cartoon character depicted in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The Mad Hatter is always acting silly. So, on Mad Hatter Day, it is only fair and fitting to act a little silly yourself.
Despite being a silly day, the selection of the date was actually quite logical. The Mad Hatter wears a top hat. On the front of the hat is a slip of paper with “10/6” written on it. The paper is believed to be an order to make the hat, and that it costs ten shillings sixpence.
Read a book with a hat on the cover or a silly character.
5: October 8th is the last day of Oktoberfest in Germany
Oktoberfest is not just a celebration of beer. It is a huge festival with lots of food, music, dancing, rides, and carnival booths. Each year millions of people from all over the world come to the fair. Oktoberfest celebrations and festivals are held around the world during this time. These festivals also celebrate the rich heritage of the German people.
Read a book with a beverage on the cover or with a European character.
Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong
6: October 9th is Curious Events Day
Curious Events Day kinda peaks one’s curiosity. Why does this day exist? Who created it? What curious events are held today? The questions go on, and on, and on……
If you have a questioning and curious mind, this is your day. It encourages you to hold some kind of event that peak’s one’s curiosity. The topics are broad and seemingly endless, from philosophical subjects to the existence of aliens. The only requirement is that the event must tantalise, and cater to our curiosity.
Read a book tagged ‘mystery’ or that you think sounds intriguing.
Walk in my Shoes by Alwyn Evans
7: October 13th Friday the 13th
Are you superstitious? Then, Friday the 13th is a day you may look forward to with fear! Friday the 13th, is an unlucky day, a day when bad things can happen. Whatever you do, don’t walk under a ladder, and don’t let a black cat cross your path on this day.
Throughout most of recorded history, the number 13 has been seen as an unlucky number. If you live in fear of the number 13, you suffer from Triskaidekaphobia.
Read a book that is 13th in a series or that begins with any letter in “Triskaidekaphobia”
8: October 27th is Frankenstein Friday
Frankenstein Friday celebrates the birth of Frankenstein and its creator. Frankenstein is one of the best-known horror characters, dating back to the 1800’s. We can’t imagine the Halloween season without the presence of Frankenstein, lurking somewhere in the darkness.
Frankenstein was born in 1818 when Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley, at the age of 21, wrote the story “Frankenstein”.
Read a book with a monster or by a female author.
Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews
9: October 30th is Mischief Night
Mischief Night is today, errrr tonight! It is an evening when people traditionally participated in harmless mischief.
Read a book with a mischievous character or with 3 and 0 in the page count.
10: October 3st is Halloween
It’s absolutely Halloween. And, Halloween is absolutely the best holiday of the year. It is the favourite for many of us, as there is no stress, no overload, and no “Holiday Depression”. It’s just absolutely fun. Bats, the Bizarre, Dracula, Ghosts, Witches, Graveyards, Ghouls, Haunted Houses, Halloween Movies, Paranormal, Halloween Parties, Pumpkins, Skeletons, Scarecrows, Vampires Oh My!!!!
Read a book tagged ‘paranormal’ or ‘horror’ or with a black or orange cover.
11 – BONUS BOOK:You can use this option to reach your goal if you’re finding it difficult to get a book to suit the other tasks.
October 31st is Increase Your Psychic Powers Day Go ahead and guess, errr read my mind….if you can. I’m thinking of a number from one to ten. Okay, take a guess…….what number is it??
Read a book that is part of a series.