My Horror Challenge

I cut my teen-aged teeth on horror books by authors like Stephen King, Anne Rice, John Saul, Robin Cook, etc. But I haven’t read many horror novels in the past few decades, though I still watch horror movies. I want to change that in 2017.

I’m participating in the 2017 Horror Reading Challenge posted by scifiandscary blog here.


My goal for 2017 is to hit this level:

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

TOTAL DONE:  [10/20]

Titles from my “Best of horror” list: [4]

  1. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin (1967) Read 2/1/2017 ***** MY REVIEW
  2. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (1971) Read 2/17/2017 ***** MY REVIEW
  3. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice (1976) Read 3/5/2017 ***** MY REVIEW
  4. The Elementals by Michael McDowell (1981), Read 4/7/2017 *****

New titles released in 2016-2017: [2]

1.  The Only Child by Andrew Pyper (2017) Read 3/19/2017 ***** MY REVIEW

2. Ararat by Christopher Golden (2017) Read 3/27/2017 ***** MY REVIEW

3. In the Valley of the Sun: A Novel by Andy Davidson (2017) Read 4/3/2017 *****  MY REVIEW 

Other Older Horror Titles: [2]

  1. Come Along With Me by Shirley Jackson (1968) Read 2/7/2017 **** MY REVIEW
  2. Suffer the Children by John Saul Read (1977) Read 3/7/2017 **** MY REVIEW
  3. Dead Leaves: 8 Tales from the Witching Season by Kealan Patrick Burke (2011) ***

Come Along With Me by Shirley Jackson Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Anne Rice Suffer the Children by John Saul The Only Child by Andrew Pyper Ararat by Christopher Golden In the Valley of the Sun A Novel by Andy Davidson The Elementals by Michael McDowell Dead Leaves 8 Tales from the Witching Season by Kealan Patrick Burke