Yesterday, The Artisan Geek made her official announcement video about Fortnight Frights, which I plan on participating in! The read-a-thon lasts from October 18-October 31 and was created to make horror a more accessible and inclusive genre, not just in reading more diverse authors and obscure stories, but also giving those who may think they’re not interested in the genre a chance to experience different books that fall into the genre.
Even though the read-a-thon isn’t until the end of October, the announcement video made me really excited, and I started figuring out what books to read for each prompt. Now that I have a pretty good idea of what I want to read, I decided to share my TBR… despite it still being August. 😂
For the sake of context, here is the bingo card of the prompts for the read-a-thon:
You can either combine prompts and complete the whole card, or get an actual “BINGO” to complete the read-a-thon. I’m aiming for completing a “BINGO”, and if I have extra time, maybe try to complete as much of the card as possible… But we’ll see if I’m getting overly ambitious here 😂
Anyways, here is what I’m planning on reading for the read-a-thon (List is subject to change, depending on if I am able to get my hands on a copy of the material or not):
With an Undead Character: Was it a Dream? by Guy de Maupassant
A Short Story: The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe (I’ve only read The Telltale Heart by Poe, so I’m including this, since I’m not well-versed in his work 😂)
A Poem: Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti
Written before 1960: The Bad Seed by William March (1954)
A Translated Piece: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk; Translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
A Horror Comic: The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste or Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-San by Honda San
Dark Fantasy: Lobizano by Romina Garber
Written by a Black/African Author: The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson or The Gilda Stories by Jewelle L. Gomez
When we’re closer to the read-a-thon, I will post a final list, but I wanted to talk about this read-a-thon now, so that if you’re interested in participating, you have some time to figure out what you want to read. Another cool thing is that if you’re interested in participating in the read-a-thon, but not sure what books to read, there is a list of books Seji put together with titles that fit into different prompts, which you can check out here.
If you’re interested in learning more about Fortnight Frights, here are some links you can check out!
Here’s the Announcement Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jxgrMudLig
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