Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! It's September 1st, the day I can officially begin flooding my reading list, my bookshelves, and my blog with perilous reads. Today, my friends, is the start of the Readers Imbibing Peril XI challenge! Eleven is a great number --
(if you haven't watched Stranger Things yet, what are you waiting for? It's a perfect RIP show!)
|The eleventh Doctor|
|Make a wish!|
|"These go to eleven."|
|James K. Polk, of course!|
My top TBR shelf now looks like this ...
The thin volume on the left is the second Edward Scissorhands graphic novel, perfect for Readathon-ing with in October! I'm going to be spending some time with Agatha Christie and Poe, two of my favorites, both in fiction and non-fiction. I'm also going to work on some of the perilous series that I have on my shelves. But first, I'll be reading Ghostly Echoes, the third Jackaby book which I've been impatiently waiting for! I've just finished up a reread of Beastly Bones (book two) in preparation.
I also have a stack of review copies and a library book that I'm going to try and get to as well. I'm especially excited about Delia Sherman's The Evil Wizard Smallbone!
I have put in a couple of holds on library audiobooks for rereads -- Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and Hollow City by Ransom Riggs. I'm also still waiting for The Raven King so I'll be dropping whatever I'm reading at the time when that finally is available!
Some other rereads that I'm considering this year are The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes, The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox, The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue, The Lighthouse at the End of the World by Stephen Marlowe, We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, and some of my Josephine Tey, Agatha Christie, and/or Ngaio Marsh mysteries. There are so many other fantastic books on my shelves, though, that I'm not limiting my reread options to a specific stack.
Once again, I must and will thank Carl, both for creating and for sustaining this annual reading event. I would still be reading these sorts of books at this time of year on my own but it's much more fun to do it with friends! Also, Carl sources the best artwork each year and Abigail Larson's gothic gal in a red scarf is fantastic.
Are you going to join the RIP fun? What book are you most looking forward to reading or rereading?
Bracing for peril,