Monday, December 4, 2017

2018 Horror Reading Challenge

My challenge is to read twelve stories in 2018. Since I am working on becoming an occult horror writer--though that is not set in stone--I decided to focus on that genre. If I didn't make this rule, I would read romance--I LOVE romance stories!

There are four categories with a BONUS number 13 book. Though the following stories are in numerical order, it's the number that's important. How many books will I actually read and review? Will I add reviews? Who knows? Let's prepare for the new year!

This section is named "Twinkie Horror" due to the stories being YA (young adult) and are based off "The Originals" list below. The Madman's Daughter was an excellent story; I even wrote a review on Goodreads.
Twinkie Horror
1. The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd [re-read]
2. Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd
3. A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd

"The Originals" are the classics for the stories in the list above.
The Originals
4. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells
5. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
6. The Original Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Considering, I want to be a writer in occult horror, these books are a good place to start. I have previously read The Exorcist but it was for different reasons. Now I'll be able to appreciate the story from a different perspective.
Occult Horror
7. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty [re-read]
8. The Horror in the Museum by H. P. Lovecraft
9. Exit Into Eternity: Tales of the Bizarre and Supernatural by C M. Eddy Jr.
10. The Darkest Part of the Woods by Ramsey Campbell

Need I explain? :)
Classic Horror
11. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
12. Dracula by Bram Stoker
13. Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury *BONUS*

♠ damaen

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