There are two simple goals to the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge:
1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.
As I do each and every year, there are multiple levels of participation that allow you to be a part of R.I.P. IV without adding the burden of another commitment to your already busy lives.
R.I.P. IV officially runs from September 1st through October 31st. But lets go ahead and break the rules. Lets start today!!!
I am going to be participating in
Read Four books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stories that you choose.
I came up with an incredibly long list of possible books as I sorted my TBR stacks today. Though I only need four books for the challenge, I will try and read as many of these as possible in the next two months.
The Angel Maker by Stefan Brijs
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber
The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein by Thomas and Dorothy Hoobler
Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay
The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes
In A Glass Darkly by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
The Unburied by Charles Palliser
The Dracula Dossier by James Reese
The Fig Eater by Jody Shields
Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott
The House at Midnight by Lucie Whitehouse
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale
and books of short stories ...
The Ghost Stories of Muriel Spark
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler
The Mammoth Book of Dickensian Whodunnits edited by Mike Ashley
And if I'm not satisfied with these books I own, I also have the following books on my library list --
Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor
Darling Jim by Christian Moerk
Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death by Deborah Blum
The House of Lost Souls by F.G. Cottam
Death at the Priory: Love, Sex, and Murder in Victorian England by James Ruddick
The Professor's Daughter by Joann Sfarr and Emmanuel Guibert
Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by Lyndsay Faye
A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle
Does anyone want to recommend anything from my lists? Any of these books that you love? I'm sure I will read the Palliser book and the Muriel Spark and Joe Hill stories. Otherwise, it's up in the air.
Loving the fall reading season,