2017 Horror Reading Challenge March Link-Up

It’s time for our 3rd monthly update for the 2017 Horror Reading Challenge currently being hosted by Sci-Fi & Scary.

At the bottom of this list will be a linky.  Feel free to linkup to the page you’re monitoring all your book challenges on (or, alternately, I believe you can leave a link to each individual review once they’ve been posted on your site.) Linky will stay open for submissions until April 14th

**note: The 2017 Sci-Fi Reading Challenge March Linkup will be posted at 1:30 PM EST**

How we’re doing:

GracieKat13 has read: Over the River, Rites of Azathoth (15 total for the year)

Favorite: Although I enjoyed them both, Rites of Azathoth was my favorite. Despite my issues with the main character I still liked it the best. The rest of the book was great.

Lilyn has read: Pandora: End of Days, Assassin’s Code (Joe Ledger #4) Code Zero (Joe Ledger #6), The Seance in Apartment 10 (13 total for the year.) Plus: Grimm House, Keep in a Cold, Dark Place (both which qualify as children’s horror.

*note: I don’t really consider Joe Ledger to be horror, but the majority of Goodreads have shelved it under horror, so I’m going to go with I’m probably the odd duck here.

Favorite: Definitely Code Zero. I didn’t read much horror this month. More paranormal fantasy than anything, so my pickings were slim for this. But Code Zero had the best villain yet for the Joe Ledger books, and lots of horrific scenes.

How was your March Horror Madness?

Neophyte Badge for The 2017 Horror Reading ChallengeNervous Neophytes: You signed up to read up to 7 books. How’s it going? Have you read your 1st book yet? What did you think of it or what are you going to read?




Initiate Badge for The 2017 Horror Reading ChallengeIntrepid Initiates: You signed up to read 8-15 books. I hope you’ve read at least 3 by now.  If you haven’t what are you planning on reading?




Oracle Badge for The 2017 Horror Reading ChallengeOmniscient Oracles: You’ve signed up to read 16-25 books. You should have read 6 or 7 by now. Has there been one that’s made you shudder yet?





2017 Horror Reading Challenge: We’re Baaaack!

For anyone that was wondering whether or not the Horror Reading Challenge will be going on as usual, never fear! Well, I suppose getting scared is the point so…

There have been a few changes but the root of the challenge remains the same!

2017 Horror Reading Challenge

First of all are the Challenge Badges, which you will win by completing the highest number of books for that level. I will list them below and they will be e-mailed to you at the conclusion of the challenge.



Neophyte of Coolthulhu’s Temple:  Read and review 1-7 horror books to receive the Neophyte badge

Initiate of Coolthulhu’s Temple:     Read and review 8-15 horror books to receive the Initiate badge

Oracle of Coolthulhu’s Temple:       Read and review 20-25 horror books to receive the Oracle  badge

MYSTERY BADGE     Read and review 50+ horror books in the 2017 Horror Reading Challenge to receive a special Coolthulhu-approved badge demonstrating your tentacly-awesomeness.

2017 Horror Reading Challenge Neophyte Badge2017 Horror Reading Challenge Initiate Badge2017 Horror Reading Challenge Oracle Badge


There Are Rules to This Game…

 This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2017-December 31, 2017. (Yes, we’re back-dating it so horror books you’ve already read this year count.)

 You can join at any time before August 1, 2017.

 Books must be read and reviewed in 2017.

 Audiobooks, re-reads, short stories, and cross-overs are fine.

 You do not have to be a book blogger to participate! You can track your progress on Goodreads, Shelfari, Booklikes, etc.

 Sign up on the designated link below with your post, shelf, etc. and leave a comment letting us know what your personal goal is.

 Link up your reviews each month via the provided link. (We will be doing a monthly challenge update for everyone to list up on.)


Come join the Coolthulhu Crew and see how brave you really are!

Use hashtag #CoolthulhuCrew on Twitter!

Remember, you do have to officially sign up before August 1, 2017 so link up below to sign up and enter the challenge.