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?