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.

 

CHALLENGE LEVELS:

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.

 


2016 Horror Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

The 2016 Horror Challenge has finally come to an end. I’ve got the details for the Rafflecopter entry below, but first here’s how my personal challenge went.

I was aiming for the Horror Hound badge, which was 16+ books.

I read:109

That’s too many to even think about listing with their covers and or linking them up, but I’ll just do a quick test list of them.

The horror books that I read this year (from first to latest, and including short stories):

Ghost Camera by Darcy Coates, The Little Death by Dawn Buckner, Little Cuts by HMC, The Soul Collector by Glenn J. Soucy, Badwater by Mitch Sebourn, Z-Minus 1 by Perrin Briar, The History Major by Phillip Michael Cash, Night Terrors III by Theresa Dillon, The Moon in Your Eyes by Adrian Lilly, Straitjacket by Terry King, The Thing That Knocks by Duke Thompson, Awaken: A Vampire Horror Story by Zach Bohannon, Experiment 26 by David Gallie, Confessions of a Monster Hunter by Eric Guindon, Hell Holes: What Lurks Below by Donald G. Firesmith, The Screaming by David Graham, You Have Been Murdered and Other Stories by Andrew Kozma, Life after the Undead by Pembroke Sinclair, World War Moo by Michael Logan, Ellie Jordan: Ghost Trapper by J.L. Bryan, Hell House by Richard Matheson, The Turtle Boy by Kealan Patrick Burke, Anywhere but Here by Jason D. Morrow, The Thirteenth Child by David Dean, Nyctophobia by Christopher Fowler, The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone, Blackout by Tim Curran, Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton, Rushed by Brian Harmon, Nightmare Man by Alan Ryker, Shutter by Courtney Alameda, Carter & Lovecraft by Jonathan L. Howard, Dr. OZ of Z-Industries by Jay Wilson, The Binding by Nicholas Wolff, Floor Four by A. Lopez, Jr, The American Dream by Jonathan David Jackson, Night Show by Richard Laymon, Sick by Christa Wojo, In the After by Demitria Lunetta, The Zyne Project by Sara Brooke, Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, Takers by Ann Swann, Reviver by Seth Patrick, Mercy by T. Fox Dunham, Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie, H20 by Virginia Bergin, Sea Sick by Iain Rob Wright, Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz, The Ghost Files by Apryl Baker, Pure Evil by Jesse Bastide, The Spirit Chaser by Kat Mayor, A Walk on the Darkside by Corinna Underwood, Mother by Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross, Dwelling by Thomas S. Flowers, The Express by R.K. Howard, Mother’s Boys by Daniel I. Russell, The Mark of the Shadow Grove by Ross Smeltzer, The Demonists by Thomas E. Siegoski, As the Blade Cuts by Eric Kapitan, Child of the Dead by Sara Brooke, Fallow Ground by Michael James McFarland, 3 Gates of the Dead by Jonathan Ryan, One Who Saw by A.M. Burrage, Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey, Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry, Zombie Park by Mark Cusco Ailes, The Dark Man by Desmond Doane, The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco, The White Night by Desmond Doane, Casualties by Dev Jarrett, The Haunting of Pitmon House by Michael Richan, Fury by Joan De La Haye, By Summer’s Last Twilight by Robert J. Stava, And Darkness Waits by C.K. Post, Chiral Mad 3 by Michael Bailey, Moving In by Ron Ripley, Guns, Gods & Robots by Brady Koch, Bloodwalker by L.X. Cain, Medicine for the Dead by Ambrose Ibsen, Mirror Image by Michael Scott, Below the Ice by Eric S. Brown, The Fireman by Joe Hill, Raven’s Peak by Lincoln Cole, Sage Courage by Heather McLoud, Children to the Slaughter by A.I. Nasser, Land of the Hoosier Dawn by Nick Younker, Monstrum by Ann Christopher, Ancestor by Scott Sigler, Seed Me by Konn Lavery, Veterans’ Affairs by Joseph Hirsch, Chills by Mary SanGiovanni, Through the Woods by Emily Carroll, The Mist by Stephen King, The Containment Epiphany by Vincent B. Moneymaker, The Belly of the Beast by Desmond Doane, Deadlight Jack by Mark Onspaugh, Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight by Don Bassingthwaite, Infected by Gregg Luke, Shadow’s Embrace by A.I. Nasser, Blackwater Val by William Gorman, Malus Domestica by S.A. Hunt, The Feast of All Souls by Simon Bestwick, Sunfall: Season One by Tim Meyer, Skitter by Ezekiel Boone, Floating Staircase by Ronald Malfi, Sandman by William W. Johnstone, Sawfish by Rick Chesler, Sarah by Teri Polen, and finally First Contact by Kat Green.

My reading challenge next year is to actually read less books than I read this year.

2016 Horror Reading Challenge

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BADGES

Grab the badge that correlates to the final number of books you

read for the challenge this year. (Just save and upload to your blog.)

Running Scared badge: 1-5 books
Brave Reader badge: 6-10 books
Fearless badge: 11-15 books
Horror Hound badge: 16+ books
 

A Horror-ific Continental Challenge

One of the bloggers I recently started following (Dublin Bookworm) invited me to participate in a Continental Challenge. I thought this sounded fascinating in theory, but wasn’t too sure I wanted to participate in it, because I had visions of being forced to read boring classics or lots of romance or something. Neither of which appeal to me.

But, wait!

Why couldn’t I do a horror-specific Continental Challenge? This – THIS – sounds doable to me! If I can’t find horror writers from a country, I’ll settle for a horror book based in that country. Specifically, I’m interested in doing ghost stories from each continent.

So that’s what I shall do.

However…

I need your help!

Could you give me the name of at least two great horror writers from your country? Or ghost story books?

As soon as I get the books chosen, I’ll update this with my choices!

Feel free to join in 🙂

-Lilyn

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