It's hard to believe that it is already time for the annual RIP Challenge, now in its Eighth iteration! Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings is always a fabulous host and I'm so looking forward to some more RIP reading.
Nothing says Autumn like earlier evenings, falling leaves, hot drinks, and creepy reading! Around about here it's still muggy and summerish, with rain and heat and so on. So we only have the creepy reading going on right now, but I'm sure the rest is coming...
As Carl says so succinctly:
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above. That is what embodies the stories, written and visual, that we celebrate with the event.
If you wish to join in on RIP VIII, go on over and sign up on Carl's blog. RIP reads go from September 1st to October 31st, so there is plenty of time to decide on a Perilous reading level and read along.
This year I'm once again going to choose Peril the First -- reading 4 books by RIP's end. I'm creating a pool of choices, some which I own and some for which I am eagerly awaiting release dates. Some of my possible reads in the weeks ahead...
We Have Always Lived in the Castle / Shirley Jackson
Perfume / Patrick Suskind
The Terror / Dan Simmons
The House of the Wind / Titania Hardie (DNF)
Alchemist & the Angel / Joanne Owen
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes / Jonathan Auxier
Daphne / Justine Picardie
Bellman & Black / Diane Setterfield (DNF)
Bones of Paris / Laurie King (DNF)
The Haunting of Maddy Clare / Simone St James
Utterly Heartless / Jan Underwood
The Deadly Space Between / Patricia Duncker
After Life / Rhian Ellis
Touch Not the Cat / Mary Stewart
An Inquiry into Love and Death / Simone St. James