It’s time for our 1st 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.) Link will stay open for submissions until February 4th.
**note: The 2017 Sci-Fi Reading Challenge January Linkup will be posted at 6:30 PM EST**
How we’re doing:
GracieKat13 has read: Highwayman, Crowshine, My Daddy, The Serial Killer, Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell, Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes, Wrathbone
Favorite: “I loved Crowshine. There was a good variety of stories, all of them very well-written. A few of them moved me emotionally, and a few made me stop and think for a while. The Chart of the Vagrant Mariner was very Lovecraft creepy. So, all in all, lots of good to say about it.”
Lilyn has read: Wrathbone, The Devil’s Prayer, Ararat, Transmission
Favorite: “Ararat gets my vote for favorite horror read so far. I loved the premise, Christopher Golden is a talented writer, and there was definitely a sense of evil permeating the book. But I still wish the ending had been better.”
How YOU Doin’ for the 2017 Horror Reading Challenge?
Nervous 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?
Intrepid Initiates: You signed up to read 8-15 books. I hope you’ve read at least 1 by now. If you haven’t what are you planning on reading?
Omniscient Oracles: You’ve signed up to read 16-25 books. You should have read 2 or 3 by now. Has there been one that’s made you shudder yet?
10 thoughts on “2017 Horror Reading Challenge January Linkup”
Is there a February linkup somewhere? For this and the Sci-fi challenge? I think I have looked well but can’t seem to find them.
I’ll be putting them up soon, Michelle 🙂
I read The Winter People (Jennifer McMahon), Nightfall (Jake Halpern & Peter Kujawinski), and The Case Against Satan (Ray Russell). The former and latter of these were definitely superior, with my favorite probably being The Case Against Satan, but only by a little bit. Quick read and an intriguing progenitor of stories like The Exorcist. A little tame to modern sensibilities but, as the book’s introduction suggests, it’s more about uncovering the truth about a girl’s posession than it is about a climactic battle between good and evil. With regards to The Winter People, it’s (appropriately) a nice winter read and the creepiest of the bunch. I sped right through it.
Sounds like some interesting books! I’ll take a look at Winter People I think !
I’ve got two but only one review written. Disappearance at Devils Rock & Nightmares by Datlow.
Whoops,I had three. Forgot to count Antique Dust. I am so bad at keeping track of these things 🙂
I read one book for the challenge so far: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley. It was a bit of a disappointment! Hopefully, my next horror read will be better!
Why was it a disappointment? Just the outdated language, or slow pace or something?
The writing was beautiful, but it just didn’t grab me. It felt long and drawn out and boring. I didn’t particularly care for Victor Frankenstein, I actually LIKED the monster. You can read more about it in my review 🙂
The doctor was incredibly unlikable! What a sorry excuse for a man.
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