Nightmare Before Book Princess Reviews Readathon


And a note: Mandy’s laptop heard it was getting close to spooky September Ness and decided to become part of the evil undead. Since there isn’t a great cure of zombieness, I’m currently without a laptop. I’m going to try and figure out a situation but things might be slow going for me. I’m trying, y’all! I came on yesterday ready to conquer my slump and comments and I fell into a bit of zombie laptop despair. Whelp.

Well, it’s official! September is almost upon on us, and my wishes for spooky reads is just that much closer. I’ve been counting down the months until I get alllllllllllllllllll my fill with spooky reads and books with ghosties and mysteries. I’ve been leaving books off to the side so I can pile them on. Despite my not-so-much love for the holiday, I do love me some major spooky and thrilling Halloween reads.  Since I’m awkwardly, like, a month ahead of my reviews, I figured I will get all my spooky reads in now, so October will have allllllllllllllllllllll the spooky reviews from me!

Sha and I have also agreed to try and make October a month of spooks, thrills, and ghosties! That’s right – we are going to have reviews, tags, recommendations and more  getting us ready for the great Halloween! We are currently in a book blogging plotting huddle, determined to make Book Princess Reviews have all the proper spooks. And in that huddle, we thought – why not create a readathon????

Since this is Book Princess Reviews, everything usually relates back to princesses. And when there aren’t princesses to be spooked and creepified, well, we resort to the regular and wonderful world of Disney for answers. Two brilliant Halloween movies came to mind that fit perfectly for a Halloween Disney Readathon: Hocus Pocus and Nightmare Before Christmas. Depsite my love for the amazing Hocus Pocus, I really don’t think Nightmare Before Christmas can be matched with the amazing Halloween/spooky book prompts for a great readathon (even though I’m 200% not a fan of this movie, LOL).

So, shall we get to the rules and the prompts???

The Rules

  1. Participate either in either September or October (Personally, I’m going to be participating in September since I’m all about the Spooky September feels that I’ve been hyping myself up on. However, I’ll probably keep it going into October in case I don’t finish all of the prompts, but feel free to join whenever you feel like it!)
  2. Link back to Book Princess Reviews, so Sha and I can see all of your spooky reads since I desperately want all the recs!
  3. Feel free to do one, some, or all of the prompts! I tried to vary them and give quite a few so you have a lot of choices! Seriously, 15 is a lot of books to read, so pick and choose the ones you want to read and do them! Even spread it out over two months. This girl just got a bit excited about her prompts.
  4. I plan on creating a TBR post, a check in post in the middle of the month, and a wrap-up at the end to keep track of my progress. However, feel free to do all or just one of those!
  5. Our basis is just reading anything that gives us chills, thrills, and…oops, I didn’t think of a third ills so let’s pretend there is something else here. This includes horror, mysteries, ghosties/other creatures of the night books, thrillers, and maybe some space operas/horrors! Although, maybe we can slide a contemporary in there as well, since the real world is kind of getting a lot scarier than murderous clowns???
  6. If you’re not into book blogging, try your hand at it on Twitter, Bookstgram, or Goodreads! Let us know where you’ll be participating so we can check it out!

The Official Graphic made by Sha


The Prompts

This Is Halloween: Spookiest Book on your TBR

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What’s This: A Book with a Mystery

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Jack’s Lament: A Book with Sad Overtones

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Sally’s Song: A Spooky Book with a Love Story Featured

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Kidnap The Sandy Claws: A Book with a Disastrous Plan

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Jack, the Pumpkin King: A Book Where a Character Has Skeletons

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Sally: A Spooky Book with a Voice of Reason Character

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Santa Claus: A Non-Spooky Book for a Palette Cleanser

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Oogie Boogie: A Spooky Book You’re Taking a Gamble On

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Lock, Shock, and Barrel: A Spooky Book with a Gang/Crew

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Doctor Finklestein: A Spooky Book with an Eccentric Character i.e. like a Mad Scientist

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Mayor of Halloween Town: A Book that Has Two Faces – either two main characters, two separate plots, or one big plot twist

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Zero: A Book with Ghosts

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Halloween Town: A Spooky Book with a Spooky Town

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The Citizens: A Book with Any of the Following – deformed monsters, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, zombies, demons, mummies, vampires, werewolves, and witches

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So, will you be joining? Is Nightmare Before Christmas a favorite Disney/Halloween movie for you? Are you excited for the spooky reads? What are some books you would want to read for the prompts? Let’s discuss in the comments below!

Check back next week for my TBR!


72 thoughts on “Nightmare Before Book Princess Reviews Readathon

  1. Love this and will definitely be following all the posts! If my TBR wasn’t already so giant, I would definitely be joining in. Love a ghost story!

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      1. Ooo favourite ghost story… I think Wuthering Heights counts because it’s super gothic and really creeped me out… I liked Poe a lot… Dracula. God, Dracula… had to put that book in the freezer because it was toooo scary. I liked the collection of ghost stories Roald Dahl put together together, which were a bit more modern and chill…


    1. Don’t let your fear of the TBR keep you from playing the game. That’s how the quote goes… right? You can still totally join in for a day or two just by posting a book pic on insta or find a way to match a TBR to the prompts. If not… just by watching our posts you’ll be sure to get secondhand scares 😂

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      1. Totally how the quote goes 😂 I’m going to watch what you do… and then steal all the ideas for books to read and have an indulgent week later 😂

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  2. This is so cool, and I will definitely be following along. I really wish I could participate, but September is the start of classes for me, and I just don’t have enough spooky books on my TBR.

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    1. Oh no.. D: and October is just a no go? I’ll admit I was hardpressed especially when I was looking at the September/October new releases… there were not so many mystery/thriller or horror books to pick from. I’m digging deep in my book stacks for this challenge!

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      1. Yeah. I’m overloading classes (meaning I’m taking more than usual), and they’re all English classes first semester, so I just don’t think I’ll be able to read a ton more than what I have to read for class.

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  3. This is such a fun prompt!! I wish I could participate but unfortunately I don’t own any paranormal and ghost books. I think I’m gonna try that genre!!

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  4. This is such a fun idea! I’m sadly too busy with moving at the moment to really go into any reading for the next month, but maybe I can jump in around October? Though by the way, I’ve recently started reading Bring Me Their Hearts, and I’m loving it (thanks for the rec!); that fulfills “The Citizens” prompt, so maybe I’ll cheat by making that one my pick. 😉

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    1. Of course you can jump in around October! Mandy and I are really reserving September for reading time and posting our reviews in October … so you’ll be joining up at the same time anyway! Haha not cheating any book counts 😉 So glad you’re taking part! 😀

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  5. How did I miss this one?? I’ll have to see if I can wiggle some things around to fit this into my schedule for October… I’ll probably hate myself… But, I AM THE QUEEN OF HORROR, how could I NOT join?? 🤔🤔

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