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3 Books You Can Read in a Weekend

3 Books You Can Read in a Weekend

By CamCat Books Date: October 02, 2023 Tags: Books to Live In

by MC Smitherman

Hey readers, we’ve got a fun fall treat for you! This October, check out the CamCat blog to find a new post up each week. Four blog posts this month will include a different giveaway for fun-filled books to curl up to this fall season. At the end of the month, one lucky winner will be pulled from those who entered any of the giveaways over the course of the month to win a stack of spooky new releases.This week, we’re giving away one copy of Hunterland by Dana Claire. Enter at the link below. Must be 18 years or older to enter and live in the continental U.S. Good luck!

Hunterland Giveaway

In the last entry of our 3 Books to Live In blog series, we talked about 3 series of books to get lost in. Tales that would take weeks or months to properly finish as you lost yourself in them. This week though, we’re going to do the complete opposite as we dive into 3 books you can finish in a single weekend. 

If your ideal weekend involves following the blood-stained tracks left by clawed feet, honing a silver-edged blade, or timing just how long it takes you to load rock salt rounds into your homemade shotgun, then we’ve got a perfect pick for you. Fans of Supernatural finally have something else to binge this weekend in the form of Dana Claire’s Hunterland. With plenty of monsters to slay and young love to be explored, Hunterland will have you clawing for more with every turn of the page.

If you like your weekends to be more on the darker side with a splash of sensual romance dangerously intertwined with a hefty helping of gothic horror, then The Taxidermist’s Lover by Polly Hall might be more up your alley. With enough twists and turns to keep you burning through the passion at a breakneck pace and some allusions to classics like The Bride of Frankenstein, this book is a prime target to be your new obsession.

But perhaps your weekends are better spent in less dangerous situations. Maybe all you really want is to go on a nice fishing trip and—oh no, that fishing trip was interrupted by an international spy plot and now you’ve found yourself swept up in a hidden world of espionage and secrecy just like the humble star of Citizen Orlov by Jonathan Payne. This short and sweet satirical spy thriller is perfect for the unassuming who always felt they were destined for something more daring.

Whatever your weekend plans entail, it’s time to cancel them all because these books are calling your name, and once you pick them up, they’ll be impossible to put down.


Grab your stakes and your rock salt. Monster hunting class is in session.

Liam Hunter has warded off hungry vampires, slayed monstrous beasts, and put agonized spirits to rest since he could hold a stake. When trouble comes through the Hunterland message board, alerting them that nurses are dying at high schools across Wisconsin in a string of fishy “suicides,” the Hunter family hits the road to save the day.

The trail leads to Falkville Falls, where Liam clashes with Olivia Davis, whose maddening family seems inexplicably embroiled in this haunting mess. Olivia has always mothered her little sister, Pepper. But when the Hunter family opens her eyes to the hidden underworld of real monsters prowling the dark, she realizes she can’t protect Pepper from this newest threat by herself. Can the two families work together to uncover who or what is responsible before the next murder, or will this vicious death cycle have no end?

The Taxidermist’s Lover

A modern Gothic tale of a woman obsessed with her lover’s taxidermy creatures and haunted by her past. 

One stormy Christmas, Scarlett recalls the ebb and flow of a yearlong love affair with Henry, a renowned taxidermist. Obsessed with his taxidermy creatures, she pushes him to outdo his colleague and world-famous rival in a crescendo of species-blending creativity. Scarlett will not be able to avoid a reckoning with her own past as Henry’s inventions creep into her own thoughts, dreams, and desires. 

Drenched in the torrential rains of the Somerset moorland and the sensual pleasures of the characters, The Taxidermist’s Lover lures you ever deeper into Scarlett’s delightfully eerie world.

Citizen Orlov


Not every fishmonger can be a secret agent.

Journey to an unnamed mountainous country in central Europe at the end of the Great War. Enter Citizen Orlov, a simple fishmonger and an honest, upright citizen, who answers a phone call meant for a secret agent and stumbles into a hidden world of espionage and secrecy. Recruited by the Ministry of Security, he is sent on assignment to safeguard the king.

But Orlov soon discovers that his ministry handler, the alluring femme fatale Agent Zelle, is planning not to protect the king but to assassinate him. Caught in a web of plot and counterplot, confusing loyalties, and explosive betrayals, Orlov finds himself on trial for murder. Given the opportunity to clear his name, he finds that the lives of his friends, mother, and fellow citizens hang in the balance.


Thank you so much for checking out our recommendations. We think no matter which book you choose, it’ll make your weekend go by in a flash.

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