Carl V. (Stainless Steel Droppings) is once again hosting a reading challenge. This one is called R.I.P. II, which translates as “Readers-Imbibing-Peril, the Second Year!” I’ve been looking forward all summer to this new challenge because I so enjoyed Carl’s Once Upon a Time Challenge last spring. That challenge broadened my reading horizons, introducing me to new authors and books, as well as to a passionate group of readers!
This challenge runs from September 1st to October 31st, and is set up as a series of “Perils.” You can choose which Peril best fits your goals. I’m going to enjoy imbibing Peril the First, and will include Neil Gaiman’s Fragile Things at the end of my reading. I also like the idea of “Short Story Sunday Peril,” so I’m going to include plenty of short stories in my Peril Pool.
Peril the First:
Read FOUR books of any length, from any subgenre of scary scories that you choose.
My Peril Pool:
- A Study in Scarlet, by Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill
- Our Man in Havana, by Graham Greene
- The Wild Wood, by Charles de Lint
- The Darkangel Trilogy, by Meredith Pierce
- Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories
- Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, by Tim Burton
- The Red House Mystery, by A. A Milne
- Death of a Red Heroine, by Qiu Xiaolong
- Dracula, by Bram Stoker
Thanks, Carl, for putting together another fun reading adventure for us!