This Halloween season I’ve decided to take part in Frighteningly Good Reads, hosted by Molly over at Silver Button Books. I’m going to provide my to-read list for the month here in this post, with another post on Halloween reflecting back to see how well I did getting through them all and sharing some general thoughts. Each novel will be reviewed like most other books I read, but with a FGR tag along with it.
Check out Molly’s blog if you’d like to know more/participate!
Books To Read
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King is being grandfathered into the list. I started it in mid-September, sure, but it’s by America’s boogeyman himself and it’s the sequel to The Shining. It’s also quite long, so if it’s going to eat up some time at the beginning of the month I want to include it.
Little Heaven by Nick Cutter is a book I’m looking forward to thanks to my experiences reading The Troop last year, one of the most effective gross-out horror novels I’ve ever read. I don’t now all the ins and outs of this book, but I do know it seems to involve the infiltration of a cult whose infernal beliefs are all too real.
Dreams of Terror and Death is a collection of H.P. Lovecraft stories that are a part of his Dream Cycle. There is a plane of existence that humanity can only enter through dreaming, filled with mind-bending horrors. I honestly don’t know much more about it than that, but a friend of mine was so fascinated with this particular collection of stories that it piqued my interest. I expect this may be the hardest to get through.
Lastly, Hellboy: Odder Jobs, the second anthology of Hellboy short stories. It was the first collection, Odd Jobs, that revealed to me just how good some of the prose writing about Hellboy is, so I’m excited to read the second volume in this trilogy of shorts.
Comic Books To Read
This list is perhaps more limited than I would have expected from myself, but I don’t really have any more horror comics to read at the moment.
The series The Immortal Hulk caught my eye over the summer though; a more thoughtful, brooding, cosmic horror series about the incredible Hulk, which begins with his alter-ego Bruce Banner’s death. I know little about its plot, but I did read up on some of the positive buzz and I’m really eager to finally take a look
Got any horror reads you’re excited to start this month? Feel free to share below.
Thank you for reading!
9 thoughts on “Frighteningly Good Reads 2019”
I’ve said it before but it is worth saying again, I am so glad you are participating this year! Your list looks amazing.
Thanks, I’m happy to be taking part!
I’d never heard of The Immortal Hulk, but even that brief summary of the series sounds really interesting! Also sounds perfect for this challenge. And of course Stephen King and HP Lovecraft are perfect picks. 😉
I just hope I can get through Lovecraft okay. I’m prepared for the writing to be dated and dense, which will slow things down for me.
I’m really excited to read Immortal Hulk, I just hope it’s as creepy as I’ve been hearing.
Yeah, it’s sometimes hit or miss. I have a really hard time with Lovecraft myself, but I’ve got a good friend who swears by him, and he’s his favorite author.
I can’t wait to see what you think of it. I hope it lives up to that!
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Sounds like you have a really great list here. I’ve not see that Immortal Hulk series before. The other graphic novel and comic bloggers I read are more Superman and Batman fans I guess. It’s a good pick for a Halloween readathon though. Happy reading, nice to meet you. 😀
Nice to make your acquaintance as well 🙂
Admittedly Immortal Hulk kind of just fell into my lap, so to speak. I only happened to read one Hulk series before now and that was years ago. Lately I sort of just go with the flow as far as reading superhero comics goes.
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