11 September, 2012

Hurray! The only good thing about the descending cold and darkness is that Carl over at Stainless Steel Droppings will be hosting R.I.P. VII! This is one of two events in which I have to participate and I look forward to it every year.

Between Sept 1st – Oct 31st, I’ll be participating in Peril the 1st where I aim to read four books in the following genres: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, Supernatural or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.

Below are some of the titles I’m hoping to look at, although it’ll probably change:

Twelve by Jasper Kent – I’m cheating as I’ve chosen this for this month’s book group but it’s perfect for R.I.P.! And I also have the sequal, Thirteen Years Later.
Ash by James Herbert – I just received this for review. The timing is perfect especially since there will be an adaptation of Herbert’s The Secret of Crickly Hall on telly this Autumn.
Still Life by Louise Penny – I keep saying I’m going to read this every time R.I.P. swings by. This year I really must.
The Murder of Halland by Pia Juul – any book published by Peirene is a delight and this is a good opportunity to get to grips with what promises to be a different kind of murder book.
Silver Wolf by Alice Borchardt – by Anne Rice’s sister no less! I only discovered this series this year so am rather excited about this. And also the other two titles in her trilogy, Night of the Wolf and The Wolf King.

Carl will also be doing a group readalong of Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger and Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, both brilliant novels. I’ve already read them and they are both brilliant so I do urge you to give them a try.

So, what will you be reading as the nights grow longer?

10 Responses to “R.I.P. VII”

  1. mikes75 Says:

    I read James Herbert’s Others years ago, and loved it, so I should probably check out Ash or Crickley Hall.

  2. Chinoiseries Says:

    I’ve caved in and joined as well… but because I’m a terribly fickle reader, I haven’t done a post yet. I’m reading The Little Stranger now, after 150 pages it finally starts to ger creepy.
    Isn’t Ash a sequel in a series? It’s a Herbert so it’s bound to be blood-chilling 🙂 Good luck on reading the books you’ve listed!

    • sakura Says:

      YAY! I hope you enjoy The Little Stranger and look forward to your thoughts. It’s an interesting book. I think Ash is the sequel or third book in the series beginning with Haunted, which I read many year ago (I think there was a film too). I’m looking forward to getting spooked!

  3. Carl V. Says:

    So glad to see you back for RIP 7! I’m enjoying Little Stranger very much, myself. Looking forward to posting more about it and discussing it with those who’ve read it.

    Do read Still Life! The Gamache books are wonderful and they just get better and better. I’ve tore through them this past month and am now, sadly, starting the most recent one. I say sadly because then I’ll have to wait impatiently for the next one.

    • sakura Says:

      How can I resist? I’m looking forward to reading your discussion of The Little Stranger as it’s one of those books you’ll want to discuss! I know how much you like the Gamache series so am determined to get to it this time round!

  4. Iris Says:

    I hope to read The Murder of Halland as well. I hope you enjoy that title and the other books you picked.

  5. Novroz Says:

    yaii..you have joined in too 🙂

    Your choice of books is intriguing…looking forward to those books reviews.

    I have shared 3 reviews for this challenge…soon will post my fourth 😉

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