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Early modern horror: 1950-1980 - Moomin_Mama - January
Non-English - Moomin_Mama - February
Women authors - sturlington - March (Women's History Month/Int'l Women's Day)
Slashers, serial killers & the like - Monkey - April
Non-fiction - luvamystery65 - May
Stephen King & family - sturlington - June
Graphic novels + children's/YA - LibraryCin - July
Pre and post-Victorian Gothic - Monkey - August
Paranormal - luvamystery65 - September
Hauntings (/ghost stories) - LibraryCin - October
Diversity in horror - Monkey - November (Native American Heritage Month + Transgender Day of Remembrance)
Short stories - Moomin_Mama - December
Some folks mentioned wanting to host months, so if you'd like to do that (no obligation, I'm glad to lead wherever needed, so don't feel like you need to if you only see a couple people claim things!) then now's the time to stake your claim. Please let us know which one you'd like to take, and if you're limited to (a) specific month(s). Right off the bat I'm snagging Gothic, I'm sure no one minds after having focused on it this year ;) but it's a thing of mine, so, ya know. XD
We had a request for September to lend itself well to sequels/series, paranormal would do well for that.
I think early modern horror would be good for January, lots of options, good way to kick off the year, no?
Perhaps hauntings would be best suited to October?
Graphic novels/kids would be nice in a busy month, December? Or maybe one of the summer months when people also tend to have a lot going on?
Short stories would also do well in a potentially busy month.
Thoughts? Others you think fit best with certain months/times of year?
I can make wikis, but it's a little tedious to me, especially since I rarely use them, so if anyone wants them for anything, and anyone else would like to volunteer to make them...
Anything else that you can think of re: planning, bring it up here!
We'll do a separate thread for book ideas a little later, once the planning is finished. :)
I might plug short stories for Oct, because I get in the mood for reading a bunch of scary stories around Halloween and I'm already tentatively thinking about rereading The October Country next Halloween.
But either way, don't forget, you can always read Gothic that fits in with others, too! Women, non-English, short stories, paranormal, hauntings, all of those for sure have Gothic titles under them as well. I will be reading Gothic all year under many of them myself, so you are welcome to join me however much you like! :)
October, hauntings or short stories (or do you have some other notion?), chime in, folks!
I don't read newly released books, like, ever, lol, but June is fine with me. Anyone have thoughts on King fam for June?
March for women authors - to tie-in with International Women's day?
I'm happy to follow the other suggestions already made.
I also assigned months to everything, most of which are still quite flexible, but since there's not much discussion (at least so far) on what should be when, I figured I'd just try sticking things places, and they can always be rearranged. :)
Or, the graphic novels/children's/YA month?
I can see the case for both hauntings & short stories in either Oct or Dec, this is why I was hoping more folks would chime in! XD
There's obviously plenty of short stories about ghosts/hauntings so, there is that angle for short stories in Oct, as well as sturlington's notion of more stories to get in the Halloween spirit. And December does, to me at least, feel like it fits with the haunting/ghosts as well, with the long dark nights and icy air keeping people closed up inside so the streets are all quiet and such, has that perfect atmosphere! And, while I've not yet actually read it myself, of course the one ghost story we all associate with Dec, Dickens' Christmas Carol! :P
But then ghosts/hauntings is the natural instinct for Halloween time, and short stories could do well for Dec when people are busy with holidays and end of the year things and all.
So, anyone else have thoughts either way??
I think short stories are good for December - like you said, plenty of the traditional ghost stories are great at this time of year, and everyone is busy with Christmas and New Year.
I wouldn't mind hosting 'Early Modern Horror'.