Springing Into Horror

imageStarting next Sunday, I’m joining in with Michelle at Seasons of Reading Spring into Horror Read-a-thon. I’ve joined in with them before and always enjoyed them because there’s been the chance to find new blogs to follow and new books to read.

They are also very low key…there is only one rule – to read one horror book during the week. This canΒ be a thriller, mystery, Gothic novel, or similar for those who are faint of heart). The rest of the week…anything goes!

I rarely read horror so I’m going to try for two books. I have also never read any Stephen King. I’m thinking he would be the ideal pick…but which book – any suggestions? Or should I avoid the mainstream and go for something else? Again, any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated…answers on a postcard or in the comments box below πŸ˜„


  1. The best recent horror book I’ve read is Dark Matter by Michelle Paver – really gave me chills but without loads of gore and gruesomeness. Psychologically spooky with a great setting during the long Arctic night…

    1. I will check it out…I don’t want gore…just scary so sounds good. Thanks for letting me know.

  2. […] I also wrote about my inspiration for blogging (here) and my sign up post for next week’s Spring into Horror, which I’m really looking forward to as I haven’t done a read-a-thon in a […]

  3. Welcome to the read-a-thon! If you’re still taking suggestions, my favorite Stephen King books are Bag of Bones and Duma Key. Duma Key is pretty thick though. A slimmer choice would be Salem’s Lot (my mom’s favorite). Most of his books are real chunksters. I look forward to hearing what you decided. Enjoy the reading week. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you. So far this week I’ve tried Joyland and Carrie. I pick them up and put them down. I don’t know why. I am determined though and Carrie will be interesting to compare to the movie, which I have seen…t

      1. I like Carrie, but it’s not a favorite. Funny you should mention Joyland. I was going to suggest that one too. πŸ™‚ Don’t give up!

Let me know what you're thinking...