I love watching scary films. I love reading about them and this year I've read some amazing Halloween-tastic books. Horror definitely seems to be coming back to YA. But I can also get a little weary watching it and seeing hardly anyone get a nice, happy ending. Because that hardly ever happens in horror. It's a very unforgiving genre.
My alternative... lots of contemporary and comedy. After reading and watching anything that has supernatural horror aspects and seeing serial killer after serial killer target innocent people I definitely need a book or a film that just has real life in it. Ordinary people dealing with ordinary issues. If it's comical, it's even better. I like a good giggle after seeing too many sad endings.
When I decided on my Autumn TBR I was tempted to try and get as many horror books in as possible. I still have a few to get through but after reading four horrors in a row lately I'm glad I added in books from other genres that'll give me a break for a bit.
So after Halloween I can't wait to get my claws into these books:
This was supposed to be my summer read but I didn't get very far in my Summer TBR list. But I think November may be a perfect time to chill out with a contemporary like this. No supernatural, no serial killers.
2) The Iron King - Julie Kagawa
It sounds like a lovely fantasy and I've been craving the genre recently.
3) Seeing Redd - Frank Beddor
I adored The Looking Glass Wars and I definitely need to take the time to read the sequel this Autumn.
4) Shut Out - Kody Keplinger
I loved The Duff and definitely want to read more from Keplinger. I'm also quite intrigued by the same setting. I see that Hamilton High is the location for all three novels she has out so far. I do like it when authors give their own characters and settings cameos.
What would you turn to if you're a bit tired of Halloween and Horror?