Halloween is round the corner and although I don’t celebrate, I thought of getting into the spirit by reading a few books. None of these books are spooky or horror because I’m afraid of horror. I’ve never watched horror movies since I’m scared and the same applies to books. Instead, I’m going with a fairytale theme.
I didn’t actually thought of the theme beforehand, it’s a coincidence that the books I picked were all fairytales! Another coincidence is all the 3 books I’ve selected are short reads with only 100 plus pages.
So the first book I selected to read this Halloween is the first book of the W.I.T.C.H Chapter Books, The Power of Five, adapted by Elizabeth Lenhard from the original comic series by Elisabetta Gnone. I was a fan of W.I.T.C.H when I was a child and have almost all of the comic magazines. When the chapter books were released in the early 2000s, I bought a few. I should have read those few books then but now I don’t remember anything at all about the storyline since it’s been a decade, so this halloween is the chance for me to reminisce what I was reading during my childhood.
Although this is a children’s book, I don’t mind reading it as an adult. I think it makes a great relaxing read away from the usual reads which can sometimes be overwhelming. I’m even thinking of reading the next few books that I own in the series after I’ve finish this first book.
As with all my reading lists, I always have to include a poetry book and I’ve selected Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann for my Halloween read. From the synopsis, it involves fairytales with a modern teenage girl and the cover does have a Halloween vibe.
The last book I’ve selected is a classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. I may or may not be reading this book because it all depends on whether I’ve finished reading the other 2 books within the timeframe I’ve set for my Halloween reads. Although all 3 books are only 100 plus pages, there’s still the possibility that I’ll not be able to finish reading all of them within the timeframe because I’ve ever taken a month to read a book that’s 100 plus pages.
I’ll be starting the first book this week, the last full week of October. Since I’m considered a slow reader, I’ve giving myself till around mid November to end the Halloween reads. I’ve been reading a ton of chicklits, about girls and romance so I’m excited to be getting into a different genre this Halloween!