Readers Imbibing Peril XI

ripelevenmainI’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?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis 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!

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