October Random Read

It’s time for my October Random Read! Thanks to imlovingbooks.com for hosting this meme. This month random.org chose #250, and that means I will be reading A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay.

So I randomly got a scary adult title for Halloween! OOOOOOOO! SPOOKY!

headfullofghosts Description from Goodreads:

The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia.

To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts’ plight. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend.

Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface–and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising vexing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil.

I think I added this after reading a psychological horror post from Book Riot. Looking forward to it.

2015 Challenges: September Progress

  • Goodreads goal of 125 books: 10 this month, 103 total
  • Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge (24 specific categories of books): Zero this month, 10 total – Abandoning challenge
  • Award Winning Books goal of 11-24 books: Zero this month, 12 total
  • Horror Reading Challenge 2015 goal of 6-10 books: One this month, ten total: Lenore: Noogies by Roman Dirge
  • Random Reads goal of one book per month: NoneThe Martian is next up on my audiobook schedule
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