There are four levels of participation to choose from:
A Little Madness – Read just 1 novel with Gothic elements.
The Darkness Within – Read 5 novels with Gothic elements.
A Maniacal Frenzy – Read 10 novels with Gothic elements.
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know – Read 20 novels with Gothic elements.
– Anyone can join and you don’t need a blog to participate. (Non-Bloggers: Sign up in the comments section of this post.) –
– Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Young Reader – basically, anything goes as long as it has element(s) of the Gothic. I’m not going to police you. If you think it is a Gothic read, that’s enough for me. Crossovers from other reading challenges are fine as well. –
– List your books in advance on your blog, or choose your books as you go along. –
– The Gothic Reading Challenge runs January 1 through December 31, 2011.
I think I will go for Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
1. Dracula by Bram Stoker
2. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
3. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
4. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
5. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
6. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
7. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
8. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
9. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
10. The Shining by Stephen King
11. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
12. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
13. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
14. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
15. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
16. The Legend of Sleepy Hallow by Washington Irving
17. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane