The R.I.P. Challenge will be starting soon and I am so excited to join this time around! This is my absolute, most favourite genre. I'm tempted to put all my other reading on hold and read nothing but scary, creepy tales until October 31st. I'm signing up for Peril the First, where we must read 4 qualifying books between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31.
Hopefully I will read more than 4, I'd actually like to read at least 10. Here is my list of possible reads based on what I have here at home already:
I will read these for sure:
1. Gossamer by Lois Lowry - a haunting tale of the bestowers of dreams and their counterparts, the Sinisteeds who inflict nightmares. - Review here
2. Pure Dead Wicked by Debi Gliori - the second book in the series about the gothic Strega-Borgia family, sort-of a Scottish Addams Family. - Review here.
3. High Spirits: A Collection of Ghost Stories by Robertson Davies
4. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyers - DNF
I'd like to include Dirty Job (Review here)by Christopher Moore, but I'm not sure if it would qualify. It's dark and supernatural but it's humourous so it may not qualify.
Others to Choose From:
1. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (fictionalized Victorian true crime)
2. The Curse of the Blue Figurine by John Bellairs (and any others in the Johnny Dixon series)
3. Carrie by Stephen King - Review here
4. Salem's Lot by Stephen King
5. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray - Review here
6. Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix (and any others in the series)
7. Marianne Dreams by Catherine Storr - Review here
8. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (or any others by her)
9. Death at the Priory by James Ruddick (Victorian true crime- NF)
10. anything by Dean Koontz
11. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
12. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
13. Lirael by Garth Nix
14. The Silent Tower by Barbara Hambly
15. Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
16. anything by Shirley Jackson
17. I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan - Review here
18. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
19. The Vampire LeStat by Anne Rice
20. Buffy or Angel books (my guilty pleasures)
21. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen - Review here.