Help Save a Book Soul for Halloween! The 2016 edition.

October 31, 2016 Bookish chat, Bookish Fun 10

Happy Halloween!  The night when lost and damned souls are roam widely.  You know what else seems lost and damned?  All those long neglected books that have lingered too long in the other-world that is my to-read list.  But I have a plan!  Welcome to project Help Save a Book Soul for Halloween!

I’m pledging to pluck 3 books from that hellish place and read them soon.  Every Halloween, I clear up my to-be-read backlog with this project.  A teeny, tiny bit.  But every book counts!

Help Save a Book Soul for Halloween!


What Books Made the ‘Help Save a Book Soul for Halloween’ Cut Off?

I took this exercise of choosing what books to be save, VERY SERIOUSLY.  They couldn’t be just any random books.  No!  I want to rescue books with a promise of greatness, books that deserved to be read, books that should never have been neglected.  Books that friends are raving about and demanding that I make time for.

I stalked my Goodreads shelves, read lots of reviews and crunched numbers on my to-be-read excel spreadsheet.  Finally I  deemed these 3 books most worthy of redemption.  I feel guilty about all these, but excited that their day is finally coming.

  • Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt : I love the title, love the cover and it sounds amazing.
  • The Rosie Project by Grame Simsion: I won this when it was a new release and now the sequel is out.  I feel like such a bookish fail that I haven’t read this book that sounds quirky and fun.
  • Uninvited by Sophie Jordan : I love the DNA strands in the hair on the cover.  I like a little science in my reads and I feel this could be a very me book.


Tell the wolves I'm HomeThe Rosie ProjectUninvited by Sophie Jordan


You too can Help Save a Book Soul for Halloween!

But I KNOW I’m not the only one who is hoarding books!  I’m declaring today international-save-a-book- soul-day, let’s all work together and save a book soul!  Consider this your very own personal book challenge and I’m challenging you to save 3 books from your own to-read!  Bring them from the dark side and back into the light 🙂


Bookish Chat : What book can you pluck from your-to-read-someday list into the relative safety of your to-read-very-very-soon list?  Have you read any of the books on my list?


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10 Responses to “Help Save a Book Soul for Halloween! The 2016 edition.”

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Love this! I don’t even want to think of all of my books in the darkness – it’s so hard to choose but I will be wading through my TBR lists to pick the perfect 3. I’m super curious to see what you think of all of these. I’ve had Tell the Wolves I’m Home and The Rosie Project on my TBR for ages and the Sophie Jordan looks intriguing.
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…A Red Herring Without the Mustard + Graveland – Mystery Review + DNF

    • trish

      I’m excited that you are going to pick 3 Katherine! I can’t wait to see what 3 you’ll choose. And I’m really hopefully that I’ll love all the ones I picked, because that’s why I wanted them for my shelves in the first place 😀

    • trish

      Oh yay! Be sure and let me know what they are and how you get on! I’ve still to start mine, but I’ll get them read before the year is out.

  2. Let's Get Beyond Tolerance

    All of these sound good, but I’d say read The Rosie Project for sure. Just because I HAVE heard great things and it’s one that I own as well and need to read. Granted, I haven’t had it for too long as I got it in a swap after the sequel had been out for awhile. I have a lot of books that I own that I really need to read. I’m trying to read my own books in between ARCS and other books for review, but I could do better.

    Let’s Get Beyond Tolerance recently posted…LGBT+ Reads for the Fall Season

    • trish

      I REALLY want to read The Rosie Project but always seem to delay reading my own books! I prioritise arcs, and then library books and my own always seem to slip through the cracks.

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