I have been eagerly anticipating R.I.P. IV (R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge) since last year. R.I.P. III was one of my favorite blogging events last year as a new blogger. I love autumn, I love a good literary scare...Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings has created the perfect reading challenge for me (and lots of others judging by the challenge's popularity). If you're a new blogger or haven't participated in R.I.P. before, definitely check it out. It's a lot of fun. I got so many great book recommendations from the other participants in last year's challenge.
Once again I'm choosing Peril the First, which means I've committed to reading four books during September and October from any of these genres:
And, my possible pool of books looks like this so far:
Coraline by Neil Gaiman (Re-read)
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Dracula by Bram Stoker (Re-read)
The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl
The Last Nightingale by Anthony Flacco
The Mystery of the Third Lucretia by Susan Runholt
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman
I most likely won't get all these read this year, let alone during the challenge, but this list gives me a good variety of books to choose from. I'll probably try to squeeze a Wilkie Collins book in there somewhere -- maybe The Moonstone or The Woman in White. Scribbled amongst my reading notes for Drood, which I read earlier this year, is: "Read a Wilkie Collins book for R.I.P. IV!"
(I like to plan ahead.)
With the exception of Dead Before Dark and a Wilkie Collins book, all of the books listed are ones that I already own, so this challenge will hopefully help me decrease my mountain-sized To Be Read Pile. I'm trying to read at least three of my own books before I even think about buying a new book. This strategy has been working quite well so far.
Are you participating in R.I.P IV? If so, what are you planning to read? Any good, creepy recommendations?