I am drawn to beautiful buttons. From the moment I saw Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings‘ button for R.I.P. IV, I kinda knew that it was only a matter of time before I take this challenge. Over the weekend I saw many of my book blogger buddies signing up. They almost all had Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger on their list. I was standing on the precipise. Then I saw Fizzy Thoughts and Beth Fish Reads‘ posts. I’ve had The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins on my TBR for almost as long as I’ve been blogging. It’s one that Fizzy Beverage may be reading. Beth Fish Reads has The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson on her list. So, I’ve jumped. I’m in. Between September 1st and October 31st, I’ll occassionally be trying to spook myself through my reading. I’m getting all creeped out just thinking about it and remembering the time I read Pet Semetary while babysitting and, since the noises other houses’ make isn’t creepy enough, I had to walk home (okay, it was just across the street) after midnight. It was the longest walk of my whole life. This is going to feel good!
Carl is a most accommodating host. Here are the rules:
“There are two simple goals to the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge: Have fun reading and share that fun with others.”
You can join simply by agreeing to read one, two, or four books during the two months from among the following genres:
When I jump, I jump the whole way, so I’m going to attempt Peril the First and read four books from within those categories. Here are the books I’ll be choosing from:
I’m almost half way through Audrey Niffenegger’s second novel already and it’s very good. One of the main characters is an historical London cemetary. You can’t lose choosing this novel for your challenge.
I just started the audio book yesterday and I’m two hours in and loving it! Lisbeth Salander, you are my hero!
I’m hoping to dust this baby off and enjoy some great, classic Gothic eariness!
The Devil’s Company is my latest LibraryThing Early Reviewer’s snag and I’ve been so wanting to read it. I hadn’t realized that this book was part of a series, but I think I’ll be okay. It’s getting some good reviews, so I think this will make for an excellent thriller.
Ruined by Paula Morris takes place in New Orleans and is sure to be mysterious and spooky. Keep your eyes on The Literate Housewife Review because I will have an announcement about this book next week! I’m really excited about it!
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe is another Gothic classic that was suggested to me early last year.
I won The Historian in one of Devourer of Books‘ first ever contests and I really, really want and need to read it. Just the darn cover is spooky.
Okay, I think that gives me enough to work with, don’t you? Have you joined in the R.I.P. IV challenge? What is the spookiest book you’ve ever read?