2024 Reading Challenges

Tracking my progress with 2024 reading challenges.
(Links to all challenges with full details, and to sign-up, can be found in this post.)

Challenges listed below:
Book Challenge by Erin 20.0
2024 I Read Horror Year-Round
1000 Books Project 2024: Collins/Dickens
2024 Book to Movie (and TV) Challenge
2024 Read Your Shelf Challenge

20.0 - January 1 through April 30

Freebie - The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward  January 29

Book that was made into a movie - I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid  March 2024

Book by a favorite author (not a reread) - They Lurk by Ronald Malfi  January 11

Book originally published over 100 years ago - The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

Book with winter in the title - A Winter Haunting by Dan Simmons  January 14

Book of short stories - Out There Screaming - Jordan Peele, Editor  February 25

Animal on the cover - Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo  February 14

Picture of a Building (House) - The Lost Village by Camilla Sten  March 2024

Name of a character in its title - The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Set in your state (Michigan) - Inspection by Josh Malerman  March 2024

I host this challenge at my sister (horror) blog, Castle Macabre. This is year four!

Here are the prompts and levels...
  • Witch, dark, blood, bone, or body in title
  • Nature gone wild (when plants or animals attack)
  • Creepy character/object (House, doll, child, etc.)
  • Holiday horror (Christmas, yule, etc.)
  • Short story anthology or collection
    Out There Screaming, Jordan Peele, editor  February 25
  • Takes place during Halloween season
  • Winter theme, or winter on cover
    A Winter Haunting, Dan Simmons  January 14 
  • A book that is also a movie
    I'm Thinking of Ending Things, Iain Reid  March 2024 
  • By BIPOC author
    Lone Women, Victor LaValle
  • Classic horror novel
  • Dark Academia novel (here's a list on Goodreads)
    Ninth House, Leigh Bardugo  February 14
  • Gothic novel
Spooky: Read 6 books from 6 categories
Chilling: Read 12 Books from all 12 categories
Frightful: Read 2 books from each category for a total of 24 books
Horrifying: Read 3 books from each category for a total of 36 books

I'm doing the Chilling level. I've listed some of my planned reads above.

My main level...
The Enthusiast: read 1-3 books
Also, additional levels...
Not Ready to Let Go: read at least one (1) book made into a movie or series in 2023
Living in the Past: read at least one (1) book made into a movie in previous years
The Movie Was Better (What?!): watch the movie(s) for the book(s) you read.

Potential books:
The Watchers, A.M. Shine
Wicked, Gregory Maguire
Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
The Witching Hour, Anne Rice (reread)
The Pale Blue Eye, Louis Bayard
The Cabin at the End of the World, Paul Tremblay
Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann
Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin

Books read
I'm Thinking of Ending Things, Iain Reid  March 2024 

Movies watched
I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2022)

Completed books will be listed after the graphic below. The title will be struck through in the list below and its replacement will be listed beside it.

Curious about this challenge? Get all the details here.

Books from my "holds shelf"

Diary of an Immortal, David J. Castello
The Orphan Witch, Paige Crutcher
Universal Harvester, John Darnielle
The Sparrow, Maria Doria Russell
The American Adventuress, C.W. Gortner
The Year of the Witching, Alexis Henderson
The Penguin Book of Witches, Katherine Howe, Editor
The Double Bind, Chris Bohjalian
Billy Summers, Stephen King
Fairy Tale, Stephen King
The Twisted Ones, T. Kingfisher
Relics, Tim Lebbon
The Witch Doesn't Burn in this One, Amanda Lovelace
The North Water, Ian McGuire
All the Dark Places, Terri Parlato
I'm Thinking of Ending Things, Iain Reid  March 2024
The Chestnut Man, Soren Sveistrop
The Book of Speculation, Enka Swyler
A People's History of the Vampire Uprising, Raymond A. Villareal
Ninth House, Leigh Bardugo  February 14
Hell Bent, Leigh Bardugo
Freezing Point, Karen Dionne
The Marsh King's Daughter, Karen Dionne
The Forever House, Tim Waggoner
The Writing Retreat, Julia Batz
Lone Women, Victor LaValle
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Camp Zero, Michelle Min Sterling
Babel, R.F. Kuang
Deeper (Descent 2), Jeff Long
Strange Piece of Paradise, Terri Jentz
Out There Screaming, Jordan Peele (editor)  February 25
White Horse, Erika T. Wurth
The Broken Ones, Stephen M. Irwin
The Kingdom of Sweets, Erika Johnson
Witches Get Stuff Done, Molly Harper
Diavola, Jennifer Marie Thorne
The String Diaries, Stephen Lloyd Jones
My Darling Girl, Jennifer McMahon
Inspection, Josh Malerman  March 2024
Maplecroft, Cherie Priest
The Evening Road, Laird Hunt
The Watchers, A.M. Shine
The Lost Village, Camilla Sten  March 2024
Don't Fear the Reaper, Stephen Graham Jones
Salvation Spring, T.C. Parker
Hummingbird, T.C. Parker
The Long Con, T.C. Parker
Awake in the Night, Shauna McEleney
Medusa's Sisters, Lauren J.A. Bear
Familia, Lauren E. Rico
The Book of Longings, Sue Monk Kidd
Try Not to Die: At Ghostland, Ralston & Tullius
Hell on High, Michael Clark
Hemlock Island, Kelley Armstrong
The Last House of Needless Street, Catriona Ward  January 29
Witches Steeped in Gold, Ciannon Smart
Cunning Folk, Adam Nevill

Not sure if I will add new acquisitions to the shelf or not. What I may do is make a list of new books acquired in 2024, and alternate adding a title from that list with adding a title from my main shelves (main circulation) each time I finish a book from the Holds Shelf. We shall see.

Books replacing completed books on the "holds shelf"

Frankenstein Omnibus (Books 1 - 3), Dean Koontz
Castle of Sorrows, Jonathan Janz
Deerskin, Robin McKinley

My "Holds Shelf"

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