Sunday, January 2, 2022

I Read Horror Year-Round - Last quarter check-in and wrap-up for 2021

Well, the first year of I Read Horror YR is a wrap. So how did you do? I don't think I quite completed the category I set out for, but let me list the categories below and see how I stacked up...
  • Winter theme, or winter appearance on the cover (snow, ice, etc.) - The Ascent, Ronald Malfi
  • Ghosts or spirits - Come With Me, Ronald Malfi
  • Psychological - Behind Her Eyes, Sarah Pinborough
  • Monster or monsters
  • A body of water (featured in story, on cover, or in title) - Cradle Lake, Ronald Malfi
  • Really scary book cover
  • Woman on cover - Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Written by a woman - The Witch's Trinity, Erika Mailman
  • Written by a best-selling horror author - 
  • Written by an indie author - August's Eyes, Glenn Rolfe
  • Historical horror - The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova
  • Folk horror - Bone White, Ronald Malfi
Not bad at all! I was going for the Chilling level which is 12 books in a year. Only two shy so I'll take it.

How about you? Share your wrap-up in the comments, or link to a wrap-up post on your blog (or social media, shelf on Goodreads, etc.).

In case you missed it, sign up for I Read Horror YR 2022 is open. Here's the link to the post.
I hope you will join me again!

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  1. I didn't choose a level but I read 7 categories so completed Spooky!
    Categories and books here:
    Thank you, Michelle, I enjoyed that and will be participating again!

  2. Here's my list:

    *Winter Theme, or winter appearance on the cover (snow, ice, etc.):
    1. Ararat by Christopher Golden

    *Ghosts or spirits:
    1. The Family Plot by Cherie Priest
    2. Gad’s Hall by Norah Lofts
    3. The Bear Who Found Christmas by Alan Rodgers

    1. The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
    2. The Hiding Place by C. J. Tudor

    *Monster or Monsters:
    1. Snowblind by Christopher Golden

    *A body of water (featured in story, on cover, or in title):
    1. Duma Key by Stephen King
    2. The Listener by Robert McCammon

    *Really scary book cover:
    1. The Breach by M.T. Hill
    2. Pet Sematary by Stephen King

    *Woman on cover:
    1. Later by Stephen King
    2. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

    *Written by a woman:
    1. The Mummy (Ramses the Damned #1) by Anne Rice
    2. The Burning Girls by C. J. Tudor
    3. Frankenstein, Or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley

    *Written by a best-selling horror author:
    1. If It Bleeds by Stephen King
    2. The Shining by Stephen King
    3. The Cleanup by John Skipp and Craig Spector
    4. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

    *Written by an indie author:
    1. Echoes of Home by M.L. Rayner

    *Historical horror (must be an historical novel written by a contemporary author):
    1. Last Train From Perdition by Robert McCammon

    *Folk horror:
    1. Harvest Home by Thomas Tryon
    2. Candlenight by Phil Rickman

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