Skip to content

Tales from the Crypt Reading Challenge

halloween challenge

After the intense summer reading challenge we wanted to do something a little more chill for our next one. Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays; so what better way to enjoy the season than with some holiday themed reading? We hope you join us for our newest challenge: Tales from the Crypt.

The challenge will officially begin on October 5  and end on November 1. Participants can opt to read anywhere from 1-4 books total for the course of the challenge. Here’s how it will work:

Think of this challenge as attending a weekly costume party. At the beginning of each week we will post the weekly spooky theme on our challenge page (under “challenges” menu bar). It’s then up to you to find and claim a book for that category that will represent your Halloween costume. You will have one week to select and read each book. At the end of each week, one random reader will be selected to win a $10 Amazon gift card and winner of best costume will be selected (bragging rights). At the end of the month, one randomly selected participant (from among everyone who has read at least one book) will be selected to win a “grand prize.”

But there’s a catch… Just like at real parties where it’s a bad thing to show up wearing a costume that someone else is wearing, reading the same book is a no-no. Once someone has claimed a specific book, no one else may read that book. So it’s up to you to check the comments section to make sure you don’t read a book that has already been claimed.

Additional Rules:

  • You can start reading once you have claimed your book and the moderators have confirmed that it isn’t a duplicate. Post a brief review of your book in the comments section of the challenge page and you will be eligible to win a prize.
  • books can be horror, thriller, supernatural, mystery, classic literature, or Halloween themed but they must match the theme of the week. They can be YA, adult, nonfiction, or any other genre of your choice as long as they match the theme.
  • Books must be read and reviewed before the end of the week. Reviews can be posted on the Halloween challenge page.
  • Fellow Bloggers: If you read a book for this competition, you can post your links to your reviews in the comments section and please link back to the challenge on your own reviews.
  • You may sign up at any time during the challenge but you must complete the book for any given theme within the week of the theme to be entered into the raffle for the prize.

We hope you will join us! I have to admit, I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to reading scary books but I will try to expand my comfort zone along with all of you. Check back on October 5 for the announcement of the first weekly theme. So who’s in?

13 Comments Post a comment
  1. I´m in!

    Liked by 1 person

    September 28, 2015
  2. Sign me up!

    Liked by 1 person

    September 28, 2015
  3. Tanya #

    I’m in!

    Liked by 1 person

    September 28, 2015
  4. Spooky is good. I’m in!

    Liked by 1 person

    September 28, 2015
  5. I’m definitely in, sounds like fun!

    Liked by 1 person

    September 28, 2015
  6. Tracy S #

    Ooh, this sounds like fun! I’m in!!

    Liked by 1 person

    September 28, 2015
  7. I love Halloween and I love horror, but I’m probably overextended. That being said, I do want to follow along and maybe I’ll pick up a book at some point…

    Like

    September 29, 2015
    • Charisma #

      That’s how I feel at the moment 🙂 I do want to participate, but am unsure if I can finish a book in a week, let alone find and get a hold of it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      September 29, 2015
      • remember there is no page minimum. You can read a short story, novella, graphic novel or simply a short book to qualify.

        Like

        September 30, 2015
      • Charisma #

        I do, I do. But it’s not fun to cheat it out 🙂 It’s still possible that some short book will be more appropriate though. We’ll see 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        October 1, 2015
      • Well the goal is really to do some themed reading not to do really fast reading so r adding anything qualifies. No pressure. Maybe you’ll find something short and fun

        Like

        October 1, 2015
      • I am changing rules for the grand prize. For this prize, you’ll just need to complete the book before the end of the month. So as soon as you claim your book for any of the weekly themes then you can start reading and as long as you complete before the end of october you will be eligible for the prize. Of course for the weekly draw, you’ll still need to read within the week.

        Like

        October 5, 2015
  8. I’m in

    Liked by 1 person

    October 1, 2015

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: