Hi everyone and Happy Thursday! I’m sure you all know what that means…
It’s Theme Thursday time!
By the way, I don’t have any specific themes planned for the next few months so feel free to leave any ideas in the comments 😊
💟 Bloggers Shoutout 💟
Theme Thursday is a new monthly feature created by Sophie @ Blame Chocolate where bloggers can share recs and newly found books featuring that month’s theme.
- There will be a different theme (genre, trope, etc) every month. Check the calendar here.
- Those participating have to list titles that feature that theme in some way (doesn’t have to be the main theme of the book).
- You can choose one of the four (or five) Thursdays of every month to post.
- You can use the three main categories: Books I’ve Read/I’m Reading, Books I Want to Read, and Other Books That Fit The Theme but this isn’t mandatory.
- Please use this boxed text (or similar) in your post, which doubles as a pingback.
- Additional info is available on the Theme Thursday page.
This month’s theme is: Werewolves!
I have to say I’ve always loved the concept of werewolves, especially because my favourite animal is indeed the wolf. But I don’t feel like I’ve actually read a lot of books about them? Or, at least, not with them as the main characters? (Yes, not even shifter romances!)
Thankfully, werewolves were once very popular (just like vampires), with a a huge wave of urban fantasy and paranormals hitting the shelves all over the world – so there’s plenty to choose from!
🍫 Books I’ve Read/I’m Reading:
I love this book/series so much! I haven’t read it in a while but I plan to get back to it in October.
If you’re looking for an insanely fun, action-packed, and super cheeky urban fantasy, Magic Bites is your book!
Of course I couldn’t not include Prisoner of Azkaban here…
I think it was probably the first book I ever read that had werewolves in it – or at least the first one that left a mark!
🍫 Books I Want to Read:
Ok, so Kitty and the Midnight Hour would have never caught my eye if not for some glowing bloggers’ reviews… I mean, that title and cover are just horrific.
But apparently it’s a really good series! So I’m excited to try it sometime soon.
Soulless has the kind of blurb I seem to love but, for some reason, never end up reading about… Hmm.
Basically: Steampunk London high society + vampires + werewolves + murder investigations + treacle tart. YES.
You guys know how much I love enemies to lovers, and the bounty hunter / hunted trope only makes it more exciting!
Black Rook sounds surprisingly complex and intricate for a werewolf/shifter romance too, and I’m intrigued.
🍫 Other Books That Fit The Theme:
I don’t know much about the Discworld series, but it’s one I’ve been meaning to read for a very long time!
In The Fifth Elephant, Commander Vimes runs into some vicious werewolves in Uberwald… Dun dun duuuun!
Cycle of the Werewolf is a classic, and one I’ll never be caught dead reading!
There’s a werewolf murdering people in the small town of Tarker Mills – this horrific ordeal takes place over a full year (thus, the cycle). The novel is both short, haunting, and beautifully illustrated.
Lycanthrope rivalries, a kindhearted, lovesick dogcatcher, and the object of his affection: a female werewolf who has abandoned her pack.
You can find them all in Sharp Teeth, in the form of free-verse poetry.
This is to werewolves what Dracula was to vampires, and I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty cool to me.
The Werewolf of Paris is creepy, historical and sexy… Three words one rarely finds together but hey, it has my attention!
Gothic, feminist fairytale retellings… I mean, need I say more?
The Bloody Chamber sounds like an amazing anthology (the good kind) and the perfect Halloween read!
That’s it! Make sure to pingback so I can check out your recs. And if I missed your TT post, feel free to send me an email or comment below with your link and I’ll check it out 🙂