RIP V is here!
1 September, 2010
When I started blogging last year, I joined two challenges, Dolce Bellezza‘s Japanese Literature Challenge and Stainless Steel Droppings‘ R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril (RIP) Challenge. Both were exciting, fun and made me some new bookish friends and although I’ve joined a lot of other challenges in the meantime, I’ve been particularly looking forward to joining these two again! I was just lamenting the end of summer as chill winds sweep across London, but R.I.P. V will surely cheer me up because 1) I get to make another list of books to read and 2) I get to read books in some of my favourite genres. So double yay!
This year I will be participating in Peril the First where I will need to read FOUR books from the following genres: mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror, supernatural. I suspect I will be reading more mysteries, maybe a dark fantasy and possibly a gothic/horror/supernatural title in time for Halloween.
I’ve come up with the following for my selection which may change:
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (I’ve been waiting to read this for a year now)
Seeking Whom He May Devour by Fred Vargas (looks like I’m still on my French kick!)
Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson (the second volume in the Malazan Book of the Fallen sequence because it’s very, very dark fantasy)
Cemetary Dance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (lots of gruesome stuff but Agent Pendergast is so hot)
The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox (a Victorian, gothic mystery)
Black Water Rising by Attica Locke (murdery and mystery in 1980s Houston)
So, will you be joining us? And more importantly, what will you be reading?