Challenge Levels/GoalsThe base challenge here (“Newly Turned”) is to read four books, one from each of the four categories below: classic, horror, romance and young adult. If a book can fit into two categories (or more), simply pick one category and then read another.
Once you have completed that, you can go wild with what books you read for your challenge list, so long as they have vampires in some form as a prominent part. For every additional four books you read, you go up a level. Where the base challenge is the equivalent of the first stages of a vampire, think of each four books as a century added onto their existence.
How old can you go?
First BloodThis is the category for vampire tales that were written prior to 1900. Examples of such books would be:
- Dracula – Bram Stoker
- Carmilla – Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Things That Go Bite In The NightThis is the category for works firmly entrenched in the horror genre.
- Let The Right One In – John Ajvide Lindqvist
Kiss Of The VampireThis is the category for all books that have romance as one of its main genres/focuses. Examples of such books would be:
- Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris
- Jessica’s Guide To Dating On The Dark Side – Beth Fantaskey
High School Is HellThis is the category for all vampire books that fit in the young adult category. Examples of such books would be:
- The Vampire Diaries – L.J. Smith
- The Morganville Vampires – Rachel Caine