It’s time for Carl’s R.I.P. (Readers Imbibing Peril) Challenge. This challenge runs from 1 September to 31 October. As he describes it, it’s that time of the year
where two short months are dedicated to reveling in all things creepy, eerie, mysterious, gothic, horrifying, suspenseful and strange.
It is time to celebrate things that go bump in the night; that favorite detective that always gets his man, or woman, in the end; that delicious chill of a creak on the stairs, of the rogue waiting in the dark, of the full moon and the flit of bats wings.
The categories of books to choose from are:
There are a number of Perils, but I’m going for the easy one – Peril the Third, which involves reading one book that fits within the R.I.P. definition.
I have a few books to choose from as I don’t like to commit myself too soon. These are from my TBR list. If I read more than one that it is all the better:
- Sepulchre by Kate Mosse
- The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (and the other books in the series!)
- Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell
- The Collector by John Fowles
- The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
- The Ghost by Robert Harris
- The Wrong Mother by Sophie Hannah
- The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart
(The links go to Amazon.co.uk)
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What a mixture of books you have!
Good selection, Margaret. I’ve read The Turn of the Screw and Dracula, both were very good. Also heard a lot of good things about The Ghost. Look forward to seeing what you read.
Margaret – That is a terrific selection! Whichever you choose, I look forward to your review!
The Turn of the Screw is one of those books I always think I should read but never know when I will get around to.
I’m reading No Name by Wilkie Collins, which I am excited about–the only downfall it is so big I will likely not get in any (or many) other books. Your list looks great, though. If I hadn’t picked Wilkie I think I would have picked up the Michael Cox book! And I really want to read Sophie Hannah, too!
I’ve got John Fowles on my list, too: I read The Maggot years ago, and can’t really remember anything about it, so it’s a good excuse to read it again. My son read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and told me he didn’t think I’d like it, so that one is staying off my reading list!
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