The 4Rs Challenge…recommendations

4rsaddressbutton-269x300If you haven’t heard of the 4R’s Challenge, you should definitely check it out. It’s really simple. All you need to do is set up your profile on the Forum; write something about yourself and the kind of books you like. The other members, based on what you have written and your preference, will suggest a book for you. You have to acquire the book from somewhere, read it and review it. See? I told you it’s simple.

The 4 Rs stand for Recommend, Read, Review, and Repeat.

And moreover, the forum is very user friendly and easy to navigate. So I’m hoping to see you there.

Oh and yes, it’s a brain child of Jennifer from Literate Housewife and fyrefly. Read their 4Rs posts here and here.

And don’t forget to join the Forum. I’m sure it will be fun.

oh…and the link to my profile is here

I wanted recommendations for a horror book, something that will really creep me out.

Here are the recommendations on the 4R’s challenge Forum:

1) Whispers by Deen Koontz from Sandy
2) Pet Semetary by Stephen King from Sandy
3) The Other by Thomas Tryon from booknaround
4) Short story collection of Edgar Allan Poe from Dave.
5) The Road by Cormac McCarthy from thekoolaidmom
6) The Road, Life as We Knew It from Nymeth
7) The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson for a traditional creppy story from Nymeth
8 ) Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz from heidenkind
9) The Mummy by Anne Rice from heidenkind
10) Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop from heidenkind
11) The Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill from tokemise
12) The Haunting of Hill House and Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill from Gavin
13) Pet Sematary by Stephen King from literatehousewife

How is a girl to decide?

I own The Road and have been meaning to read it since a long time. I think Stephen King, Anne Rice, Anne Bishop and Dean Koontz should be available in the bookstore or the library. I have been searching for The Haunting of Hill House in bookstores here, but seems like it isn’t available. He said could order it for me but the price is almost 4 times a normal book.

I’m hoping to get my hands on Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill. I’ve been reading his 20th Century Ghosts on and off and really like it. I like his writing style.

I have been wanting to read something by Edgar Allan Poe but haven’t got the chance. I’m not even sure where to start.

The Other by Thomas Tryon is something that I’m particularly excited about. Booknaround says, “I still have nightmares about it and I read it almost 30 years ago.” Sounds cool huh?

I might just go to the bookstore and try my luck or I’ll see if I can get ‘The Other’ ordered at a normal price.

What do you think? Is there something else you would like to suggest?


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  1. The Heart Shaped Box is great. I started off reading it and thinking that the characters who just vile but ended up getting really invested in them.

    If you like horror books then I recommend the The Resurrectionist by James Bradley. It’s a bit slow but genuinely disturbing.

    I’d also recommend The Book Thief, although it isn’t a horror it is sometimes disturbing.

    Finally another fantastic horror book is The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson


  2. I haven’t heard of the 4R challenge, but I’m going to take a look now.

    I’m easily scared, so don’t normally read horror. I have heard that ‘We have always lived in a castle’ by Shirley Jackson is great though, and plan to read it soon. I hope it doesn’t scare me too much!


  3. I love Edgar Allan Poe. Start with these 5 stories…The Cask of Amontillado, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit & the Pendulum, The Black Cat, and The Murders in the Rue Morgue. If you like horror you will love Poe. And I’m sure you can find him at the library 🙂


  4. You’ve a haul of lovely books m, but I’ve to admit it took me a while to get used of the writing style.

    Currently I’m in the mood of romance (since am reading one, hehe) so I’d recommend Anne Stuart’s books if you love dark and sexy heroes! ;P


  5. Oo! This sounds like fun! I can’t. I really shouldn’t. It’s so tempting though . . .

    Your options are pretty broad, which is a good thing. I’ve only read one book on the list, Daughter of Blood, which I did enjoy. Just be prepared to want to read the trilogy. 🙂 Several others on the list are ones I’ve been wanting to read.

    Good luck choosing!


  6. Anything by Stephen King is always going to be my suggestion. Pet Cemetery is on the list but it is not his best work. How about his first success, Carrie? The real horror books are Misery (movie isn’t half as graphic as book), The Shining, and Thinner.. to name a few.

    Don’t know if you’ve seen the movie The Ruins but the book, by Scott Smith, is horror-filled.

    Other non-horror recommendations would be Something Borrowed and Something Blue by Emily Giffin. A little chick-ish but details relationships with such vivid imagery that you can relate to everyone. Amazing.

    The list sounds fun!


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