Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CHALLENGE - Spooky September Challenge - Day 1 [Parajunkee]

How do you do this?
It’s really simple. you do this however you want. You post, using the post-prompt and if you want to share your post, come back here and link it up in the linky list I will post each day. Even if you don’t have a blog, you can post on Facebook or other social media outlets and link back. It’s up to you. The challenge begins September 1st and lasts six days.


1. Waking up Screaming: Haunting Tales of Terror - H.P Lovecraft 
Still currently reading, but the way Lovecraft writes the setting and increasing fear of his characters, I have to take breaks from it. So far my favorite story is "The Shadow Over Innsmouth"

2. Scary Stories to Read in the Dark - Alvin Schwarz
Some of these were damn creepy, even now. But that art by Stephen Gammell, OMFG. It was so beautiful and horrifying at the same time. I remember more than once not wanting to really look at it while reading the stories, as if it might just look back. This includes the other two int he series.

3. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks
It's more terrifying than spooky, based on the fact that it makes it obvious humans can be more dangerous than zombies, and you still have zombies to contend with. But the audio version (I've only listened to the first version with 6 hours, not the one with 12 hours yet) really adds a creep factor when you can hear the different actor's emotions throughout.

4. It - Stephen King
Already hated clowns before this, but now I had a good reason.

5. I Am Legend and Other Stories - Richard Matheson
The other stories had several that kinda creeped me out. Still want to read more of his stuff to get a feel for this author.

6. Penpal - Dathan Auerbach
This is still on my TBR list as technically I never started reading the actual book, just the reddit parts online. I think I got 4 parts in, but that was enough to feel threatened by the growing unease. 

I love horror movies and games, but haven't found that many horror novels to read. Do you have any recommendations for books that really give you the heebie jeebies and you have a hard time reading because you start feeling something else in the room with you? 


  1. If you're looking for horror fiction that makes you paranoid, try "House of Leaves" by Mark Z. Danielewski. It's the kind of story that creeps up on you when you're not looking :)

    1. Going to have to add to my TBR, thank you!

  2. I put Scary Stories on my list too. The art work on the covers where so original weren't they...

    1. Indeed! Though I'd outgrown the books which I'd enjoyed in my youth, I had to buy my own copies just for the art a few years ago. Haven't thumbed through them yet though!

  3. It and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark made my list too!

    1. Definite creepy stories! Kinda want to reread It for Halloween, but at the same time, I want other stuff that I don't know how it's going to end.

  4. Yes indeed, great list. Great great list. :D Thanks for doing the challenge with me!

    1. Thank you very much, and thanks for putting up such a fun challenge!


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