Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings is once again running the very popular Readers Imbibing Peril (R.I.P.) Challenge and I am all in! I’ve been saving up some spooky reads for this particular challenge, plus I started reading a new book the other day that fits the bill perfectly. So what are my initial picks (you don’t have to pick a list but you know me, I like lists).
- Maybe This Time by Alois Hotschnig is the latest book from one of my favourite publishers Peirene Press. It is out later this month and I can’t read it before bed, too creepy.
- Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly I read/had my students read an easy reader version of this (don’t shoot me getting those students to read ANYTHING was a victory) and I could tell that there was a good story under the “easy” version.
- Dracula by Bram Stoker with all the vampire books/tv shows/movies around these days it seems like a good idea to read this classic.
- No Name and The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. Last year for R.I.P. V last year I read The Woman in White and I was recommended The Moonstone, I figured I might do No Name as well.
- I am also going to make another attempt at The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe. I didn’t get to it last year and this year I am determined.
- I’ m also currently on an In Death kick so I might throw some of them into the mix as well. There is a new one (New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb) out in two weeks so that will be read no matter what.
Maybe This Time is a collection of short stories as is The Fall of the House of Usher so in addition to Peril the First I will also do Peril of the Short Story.
By the way, I adore the banners for this year, having seen the Doctor Who episode Blink, stone statues are amongst the most frightening things I know.