Hi guys! I’m here with a little update and some cute reading recommendations, just in time for Halloween. I’ve fallen in love with graphic novels recently, so I thought I would gather up a few that fit this month’s spooky theme!
Mini update: I promised Inktober updates at the beginning of the month, but unfortunately after Day 9 I had to give up the challenge for mental health reasons. I’m doing better now, but I needed some time to recover without all the pressure of that. I’m super proud of what I managed for the days I took part, so I’m hoping to share those drawings with you before the end of the month.
Three on a Theme
Graphic Novels for Halloween
Autumn is my favourite time of year, and with autumn comes Halloween! 🎃 While we don’t celebrate it as much in the UK as those in the US do, I do enjoy a bit of pumpkin carving and some good scary movies. And, of course, sweets! I’ve never tried pumpkin pie (it’s just not a thing in Britain) but I’m going to have a go at making it myself this week!
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks
It doesn’t get more Halloween-y than this. Two friends having an adorable adventure around a pumpkin patch? It’s everything you could possibly want to do with this season crammed into one wonderfully fun adventure of a book. I got myself a copy of this and I’m trying to save it for Halloween but honestly I’m chomping at the bit to read it. I need this much fluffy, pumpkin-themed fun in my life. From my sneak peeks underneath the cover, I’ve gathered that it’s full of just about every delicious autumnal food possible, and has a good smattering of corny puns to boot.
Sheets by Brenna Thummler
Ghosts! Perfect for a spooky, haunted read. This is an emotional story, following the friendship of a girl and a ghost. While it’s not as fun as the other mentions on this list, I had to include it for the lovely art and soft, pastel colour palette. If you don’t want to go as full-on Halloween as Pumpkinheads, Sheets is a good choice.
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu
I just posted a review of this one! Mooncakes is wonderfully witchy – if spooky magic is more your thing, you should definitely check this one out! There’s an adorable romance between witch Nova and werewolf Tam, and in combination with the bookstore setting and autumnal weather it makes for a truly magical story. The storyline follows dark magic and the occult, which makes it a great not-so-scary alternative to watching a horror movie!
What are you planning to read for Halloween? I’m currently reading Feed by Mira Grant (zombiiieeeees!!) but like I said, I’m saving Pumpkinheads for the big night! Let me know your spooky plans in the comments! Also, what’s pumpkin pie like??