YAY! A halloween read-a-thon! How excited am I?! [Hint: very.] I did this challenge last year and loved it, so of course I’m taking part again.
Here are the basic rules, but you can find out more at Lauren’s announcement and sign-ups post, here.
💀 The read-a-thon is going to run from the 10th October – 31st October.
💀 You can join in at any time until the end of the read-a-thon.
💀 You can read as many or as little books as you want!!!
💀 The books HAVE to be horror, thriller and/or have some kind of supernatural element!! Except for one challenge, but more on that below.
💀 Use the hashtag #HalloweenWR to share your progress on social media!!
Are you taking part in any spooky reading challenges? Or doing something similar on your own? What are you reading?
🕸 Pretty self explanatory. There’s no “guidelines” if you think a cover is creepy for whatever reason then it counts!
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. Vampire lady crying tears of blood? That’s creepy.
🕸 By Supernatural or Paranormal I mean books that feature things such as: ghosts, vampires, witches, werewolves etc.
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I’ve started this before, but gave up after a few pages. Some bloggers whose opinions I really respect adore it though, so I’m going to give it another go but try the audiobook this time.
🕸 In my opinion people are scarier than monsters so for Horror or Thriller this means a book where real people are the ones who are causing all the scariness.
Feed by Mira Grant. Yes, there’s zombies here, but the real focus is the people. There’s bloggers, political intrigue and biological terrorism.
🕸 Again, pretty self explanatory. Fun fact: the witching hour is 3am-4am, but obviously I’m not going to force you all to read at that time 😅. Unless you’re like me and have insomnia. So just read a book after the sun has set! This doesn’t have to be done in one night! You can read a book at night for the duration of the read-a-thon.
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron edited by Jonathan Strathan. This one’s an anthology of short stories so I can read one each night before bed.
🕸 I know this isn’t technically reading but what’s Halloween without some spooky movies? All you have to do is watch any movie that falls under the Horror, Thriller or Supernatural genre. If you want to add a bit more of a reading twist to this then you could always read a horror/thriller book and then watch it’s movie adaptation!
Interview with a Vampire. I love this movie so much, even though it’s a bit melodramatic and cheesy. I’ve not watched it in a while, so I’ll dig out my DVD. Plus, it’s based on a book!
🕸 There’s two options for this challenge. You can choose TRICK and read a scary book you’ve been putting off OR you can choose TREAT and read any book you want from ANY genre (not just horrors etc.)
Croak by Gina Damico. It’s a Trick because its all about Grim Reapers but Treat because it’s a comedy.
🕸 Read seven books! Your seventh book can be any scary book you want. Only do this if you want! I know how it is to feel intimidated by read-a-thons so I really wanted to try and make this as relaxing as possible. There’s probably no way I’m going to be able to do this, but it’s fun to try!
I’ve got a few choices if I get to this prompt either This Savage Song by V E Scwab, The Deceived by E C Fisher, or Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff.