I’m so excited to see that Carl V. is hosting yet another R.I.P. Challenge. Isn’t the artwork gorgeous? This year I’m going to go for Peril The First which means I will read four books from any of the categories of Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Gothic, Horror or Dark Fantasy. I typically read a lot of mysteries but for my R.I.P. reads I try to go for more of thrillers and horror books so that I feel a bit more of a challenge. Not sure if that will happen this year but I’ll try.
I’m also going to try and complete Peril of the Short Story. I tend not to read a lot of short stories so this is a good reminder to incorporate more short stories in my reading. I have found some great short stories in The Big Book of Ghost Stories and The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries so I recommend those if you are looking for some short mysterious reads.
The challenge runs to the end of October so let’s see how I do. Now on to my potential reads. It’s always fun to see what’s on the stacks right?
This House is Haunted by John Boyne. A ghost story of a governess and her two charges set in Norfolk in 1867.
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon. A story of a town of strange disappearances and legends. I know this book has been a favorite with a lot of book bloggers.
The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson. From the publisher: Today this is considered a classic work of short fiction, a story remarkable for its combination of subtle suspense and pitch-perfect descriptions of both the chilling and the mundane.
The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood. On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two eleven-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder.
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma. A ghostly story of suspense told in two voices–one still living and one dead.
With these descriptions I sort of feel like I need to read these books in the daytime! Ha. Anyway, I’m very excited about the challenge and can’t wait to start a spooky read. Hope you all have fun!