Thursday, December 3, 2015

2016 Horror Reading Challenge

Another challenge at Cornerfolds. I passed on this one last year, but want to give it a go for '16.  Will sign up for level one for now, and see where I get from there.

Welcome back to the Horror Reading Challenge! This year I have a new co-host: Stormi at Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!

This year you will find a few changes to the challenge:

 First of all are the challenge badges, which you will win by completing the highest number of books for that level. For example, to receive the Running Scared badge, you will have to read and review 5 books. These will be emailed to you at the conclusion of the challenge!

Another change is how reviews will be linked up. This year, instead of one linkup, we will be making a monthly post for your reviews! This way everyone will get a chance to check out what you've been up to! 

Finally, giveaways will be handled a little differently this year. Halfway through the year, we will be hosting a giveaway of physical copies of some of our favorite horror books. Unfortunately, this giveaway will be for US participants only. At the end of the year, however, the badge you earnwill also determine which giveaway you will be entered to win (see below)! The more books you read, the better prize you'll be entered for!

Challenge Guidelines
  • This challenge will run from January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016.
  • You can join at anytime before October 15, 2016.
  • Books must be read and reviewed in 2016.
  • Audiobooks, re-reads, short stories, and crossovers are fine.
  • You don't have to be a book blogger to participate! You can track your progress on Goodreads, Shelfari, Booklikes, etc.
  • Sign up on the designated Linky 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 linky!

Challenge Levels

Read and review 1-5 horror books to receive the Running Scared badge and receive an entry into a giveaway to win a $5 gift card!

Read and review 6-10 horror books to receive the Brave Reader badge and receive an entry into a giveaway to win a $10 gift card!

Read and review 11-15 horror books to receive the Fearless badge and receive an entry into a giveaway to win a $15 gift card!

Read and review 16+ horror books to receive the Horror Hound badge and receive an entry into a giveaway to win a $20 gift card! 

(My personal challenge goal will be Horror Hound.)

Challenge Update Schedule
  • March 17th - First Quarter Update
  • June 16th - Second Quarter Update & Giveaway
  • September 22nd - Third Quarter Update
  • December 22nd - Challenge Wrap-Up & Giveaway

Lists to Get You Started

How to Sign Up

  • Enter your information in the Linky tool below as follows: Your name @ Your blog name (i.e. Tracy @ Cornerfolds).
  • If you are a blogger, grab the button below, create a blog post or page letting us know you are participating in this challenge and what your personal goal is ― be sure to link back to this post!
  • If you are not a blogger, you can use Goodreads (or any other book tracking site) and create a shelf for the challenge and link to that
  • Lastly, Tweet about the reading challenge!

Here is what I am reading:

  1. White Cat--Holly Black
  2. Red Glove--Holly Black
  3. Black Heart--Holly Black
  4. The 5th Wave--Rick Yancey
  5. The Metamorphosis--Franz Kafka
  6. Corsets and Clockwork
  7. Six of Crows--Leigh Bardugo
  8. Etiquette & Espionage--Gail Carriger
  9. Curtsies & Conspiracies--Gail Carriger
  10. Waistcoats & Weaponry--Gail Carriger
  11. Manners & Mutiny--Gail Carriger
  12. Cress--Marissa Meyer
  13. Fairest--Marissa Meyer
  14. Winter--Marissa Meyer
  15. Stars Above--Marissa Meyer
  16. Northanger Abbey--Jane Austen
  17. The Red House Mystery--A.A. Milne
  18. Gorky Park--Martin Cruz Smith
  19. The City of Ember--Jeanne DuPrau
  20. The People of Sparks--Jeanne DuPrau
  21. The Prophet of Yonwood--Jeanne DuPrau
  22. The Diamond of Darkhold--Jeanne DuPrau
  23. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children--Ransom Riggs
  24. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty--A.N. Roquelaure
  25. The Infinite Sea--Rick Yancey
  26. The Last Star--Rick Yancey
  27. All the Lovely Bad Ones--Mary Downing Hahn
  28. The Gates--John Connolly
  29. Vampires in the Lemon Grove--Karen Russell
  30. Think of a Number--John Verdon
  31. The Ghost Bride--Yangsze Choo
  32. The Third Witch--Rebecca Reisert
  33. Eighth Grade Bites--Heather Brewer
  34. Ninth Grade Slays--Heather Brewer
  35. Tenth Grade Bleeds--Heather Brewer
  36. Eleventh Grade Burns--Heather Brewer
  37. Twelfth Grade Kills--Heather Brewer
  38. Anya's Ghost--Vera Brogsol
  39. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer--Michelle Hodkin
  40. It Takes a Witch--Heather Blake
  41. Thirst No. 2--Christopher Pike
  42. Lenobia's Vow--P.C. Cast
  43. An Uninvited Ghost--E.J. Copperman
  44. Blood and Chocolate--Annette Curtis Klause
  45. The Graveyard Book--Neil Gaiman

Challenge Completed on October 30


Brian Joseph said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have been reading some of your posts. I love all of the challenges that you are hosting. My schedule is a bit busy right now so I am hesitant to make a commitment, but I will try to join in later on. Several of the challenges look really good. In particular I may try to join in on the Dystopian one.

Happy reading!

Stormi said...

Thanks for signing up! Can't wait to see what you read! :)