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message 1: by Elizabeth (last edited Oct 19, 2019 07:47PM) (new)

Elizabeth (cloaknquill) | 335 comments Mod
October 2019 Classic Book Pool
Horror Edition

Same game of Classic Book Pool but all books in the pool must have a tagged genre of Horror or Gothic. *Main Page Genres & other tags can be found on the right hand side on a books Goodreads page. If you need further assistance feel free to reach out.*

Start Date: October 1st
End Date: October 31st

Guidelines:
- When signing up, post three books to be put in the book pool.
- Only classic books (50+ years old) over 150 pages with a tagged genre of Horrror/Gothic can be entered.
- One of any book read in the pool = One point.
- You will not received a point if you begin a book in the pool prior to the start date.
- No duplicates will be accepted.
- If you have any questions feel free to ask and happy reading!

Book Pool:
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë I Am Legend by Richard Matheson Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins Rosemary's Baby (Rosemary's Baby, #1) by Ira Levin Villette by Charlotte Brontë Macbeth by William Shakespeare And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Book Titles:
1 - Wuthering Heights
2 - I Am Legend
3 - Something Wicked This Way Comes
4 - A Sicilian Romance
5 - The Woman in White
6 - Rosemary's Baby
7 - Villette
8 - Macbeth
9 - And Then There Were None

Participants & Total Read:
April - 2
Elizabeth - 1
Becca - 1


message 2: by April (new)

April | 92 comments I'd like to take part in this.

Here are the 3 books I chose:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

I am Legend by Richard Matheson
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury


message 3: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (cloaknquill) | 335 comments Mod
Joining!

A Sicilian Romance (1790)
by Ann Radcliffe
A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe

The Woman in White (1859)
by Wilkie Collins
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Rosemary's Baby (1967)
by Ira Levin
Rosemary's Baby (Rosemary's Baby, #1) by Ira Levin


message 4: by Becca (new)

Becca (beccanorth) I have a question. Is it alright if neither gothic nor horror shows up in the main page genres, but it has been tagged with one of those genres in the "top shelves" section? Otherwise I'm not sure I can find three more books to add that I really want to read. Thanks!


message 5: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (cloaknquill) | 335 comments Mod
Becca wrote: "I have a question. Is it alright if neither gothic nor horror shows up in the main page genres, but it has been tagged with one of those genres in the "top shelves" section? Otherwise I'm not sure ..."

Originally it was going to be main page only, but I found that it may be difficult. Yes, it can be in the main page or tagged genre.


message 6: by Becca (new)

Becca (beccanorth) Elizabeth wrote: "Becca wrote: "I have a question. Is it alright if neither gothic nor horror shows up in the main And Then There Were Nonepage genres, but it has been tagged with one of those genres in the "top shelves" section? Otherwise..."
Perfect! I'll enter with
Villette by Charlotte Brontë
Villette by Charlotte Brontë
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie


message 7: by April (new)

April | 92 comments Book read: #2 (I Am Legend)
Date read: 1 October
Rating: ★★★★★

*I really enjoyed this book. I only regret that I read it super quick*


message 8: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (cloaknquill) | 335 comments Mod
I havent decided where to start! All such great picks.


message 9: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (cloaknquill) | 335 comments Mod
Book Read: Rosemary's Baby (#6)
Date Read: 08 October
Rating: 3 Stars

I really enjoyed it, but Rosemary needed to stand up for herself far more than she did. It is the 1960's but she could have pushed for herself a bit more.


message 10: by Becca (new)

Becca (beccanorth) Book #9 And Then There Were None
Read Oct. 11-13

I had a hard time putting this book down once I'd started reading! Read it and see if you can figure out who the murderer is before you start on the epilogue. (Ahem, I didn't 😂)


message 11: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (cloaknquill) | 335 comments Mod
Becca wrote: "Book #9 And Then There Were None
Read Oct. 11-13

I had a hard time putting this book down once I'd started reading! Read it and see if you can figure out who the murderer is before you start on th..."


I may have to pick this one up next. I've been on a mystery/detective kick lately.


message 12: by Becca (new)

Becca (beccanorth) Elizabeth wrote: "Becca wrote: "Book #9 And Then There Were None
Read Oct. 11-13

I had a hard time putting this book down once I'd started reading! Read it and see if you can figure out who the murderer is before y..."


Do it! This one doesn't have the detective aspect, but it's the perfect eerie mystery.


message 13: by April (new)

April | 92 comments Becca wrote: "Book #9 And Then There Were None
Read Oct. 11-13

I had a hard time putting this book down once I'd started reading! Read it and see if you can figure out who the murderer is before you start on th..."


Book Read: #9 (And Then There Were None)
Date Read: Oct. 19

I just had to read this book after reading your comment. I am glad I did...This was really enjoyable!


message 14: by Becca (new)

Becca (beccanorth) April wrote: "Becca wrote: "Book #9 And Then There Were None
Read Oct. 11-13

I had a hard time putting this book down once I'd started reading! Read it and see if you can figure out who the murderer is before y..."


Glad you liked it! Did the ending surprise you at all?


message 15: by April (new)

April | 92 comments It did surprise me :)
I was sort of thinking it was this one person but then the epilogue proved me wrong.


message 16: by Becca (new)

Becca (beccanorth) Agatha Christie was good at keeping her secrets till the very last chapter.


message 17: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (cloaknquill) | 335 comments Mod
Congrats April on reading the most in October!


message 18: by April (new)

April | 92 comments Wow! I did not expect to be the one to read the most since October was a busy month for me.

But I really enjoyed the 2 books I did read :)


message 19: by Becca (new)

Becca (beccanorth) Way to go April! I guess the rest of had a busy month too. :P


message 20: by Becca (new)

Becca (beccanorth) *of us


message 21: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (cloaknquill) | 335 comments Mod
Becca wrote: "Way to go April! I guess the rest of had a busy month too. :P"

Incredibly. I had two close family members in the hospital in October (all are well now).


message 22: by Becca (new)

Becca (beccanorth) Sounds stressful, Elizabeth. I'm glad all is going well now for them.


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