Sunday, 30 August 2009
One challenge down and another commences! The weather begins to grow colder, the nights darker, and the air creepier, and reading matter should reflect that. I have had three titles published/re-issued in October pre-ordered for a number of weeks in anticipation of the R.I.P. IV (Reader's Imbibing Peril) Challenge hosted by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings and include those at the top of my book pool.
I have decided to indulge in Peril the First: Read FOUR books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stories that you choose. The subgenres cover Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy,
Gothic, Horror, Supernatural, which leaves me so many great books to choose from.
As I have a heavy reading list at the moment I am hoping to combine my R.I.P. reads with those for the Japanese Literature Challenge as well as allowing me to read some for Savidge Read's Sensational September and potentially a couple of Classics that I have been meaning to read for ever.
My pool of potential books:
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Out by Natsuo Kirino
Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
Strangers by Taichi Yamada
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill
A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
I think a devilish dozen is ample selection although, knowing me, I will chop and change my choices frequently between now (officially September 1st) and Hallowe'en. I will also be participating in Short Story Sundays wherever possible and have a number on hand.
Are you joining in during R.I.P. IV? What are you most looking forward to? Are any of my potential reads appealing or intriguing to you?