Friday, December 6, 2013
2014 Horror Reading Challenge
Don't be scared, it's just a reading challenge. Sign up here.
Dive into spine tingling, flesh crawling, gore ridden books.
•This challenge will run from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.
•Books must be read and reviewed in 2014.
•You can choose fiction or non-fiction.
•Audio books are fine.
•Short stories are fine as long as you leave a thoughtful review.
•Books can cross with other challenges.
•You can join at anytime during the year. Any books you have read in 2014 can be added.
•Anyone can participate (not just book bloggers). If you don't have a blog: You can link to Goodreads, Amazon, Shelfari, etc. If you are using one of these platforms, the easiest way may be to make a seperate shelf for this Challenge or a post.
•Links back to the Challenge are appreciated and will help others if they would like more information.
•If you are using Facebook for this challenge, please write a post (you can just use a few sentences) about the Challenge.
•Links back to the Challenge are appreciated and will help others if they would like more information. •When you review a book or short story, please do not write a sentence or two. Please write a full review, even if it is just a few few paragraphs.
Horror is described on the Bing Dictionary site as:
"...Literature grotesque and terrifying: describes a genre of motion picture or literature intended to thrill viewers or readers by provoking fear or revulsion through the portrayal of grotesque, violent, or supernatural events."
Horror can be subjective. The events of one experience may be horrific to one person and not to another. But for the purposes of this Challenge let's be a little selective. Think terror, dread, and fear. I would really love this Challenge to be a meaningful exploration into the Horror genre. Just because a vampire could be scary does not mean that every book that includes one is right for this challenge. We don't necessarily have to go for the gore, but let's go for the throat and get our scare on!
If you are hard pressed to find some unique Horror books, check out the following blogs:
Wag The Fox,
Darkeva's Dark Delights
Horror Writers Association
If anyone has any suggestions for this challenge or would like to host a mini-challenge let me know!
•Write a post about this challenge with a link back to this post.
•If you want to make a list of books you wish to read you can, but it's not mandatory.
•Your list is not set in stone. You can change, add or subtract books
•Sign up on the designated Mr. Linky below. PLEASE DO NOT sign up without a post. It is not fair to others who have written a post.
•The page to link your reviews is HERE.
I don't know how many of these I will read - maybe 10.
1. Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
2. Devil's Wake by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due
3. Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
4. Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd
5. The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
6. Domino Falls by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due
7. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson