Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the first challenge I’ve EVER participated. I’m off course not counting my yearly reading challenge, because that’s a goal I give myself every year, but is not a “communal” challenge.
This time however, Miss Grace from Books without anypictures (she has a great blog, you should check it out) talked about R.I.P. VII. What is that, you ask? R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril is a “challenge” organized by Carl V from Stainless Steel Droppings, although he doesn’t like calling it a challenge:
While I don’t have any personal grudge against folks challenging themselves to read a certain number of books, or books outside their comfort zone, this event is primarily about the great pleasure that can be found in embracing this type of fiction/non-fiction during this season of the year.
The season goes from September to end of October, and invites us to enjoy books or television/movies that fall into spooky categories (Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror and Supernatural).
There are different Perils depending on how you want to participate, and I’ve chosen “Peril the First” which involves me reading 4 books that fall into the genres mentioned before. I checked my reading progress this year, and it didn’t seem farfetched to go for this number, and I had a couple of books either in my bookshelf or in the library waiting to be read, so voilà!
For the first time I will have a stricter list of books that have to be read in a limited period of time, and they are:
- The Taker by Alma Katsu
- The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice
- The Passage by Justin Cronin
- Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar children by Ransom Riggs
- Black Heart by Holly Black
That’s more than 4 you say? Well…yeah, but the last three I’m taking from the library, and they are all taken right now, so I’m not 100% sure I will get them on time. I also have a couple “jockers”
Anna dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (this one I might buy this weekend, because is on sale)
Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe…but A) I’ve already read most of the tales in this version, even though I wouldn’t mind re reading them. B) is a 842 pages, so I could only read it at home. This could mean not being able to finish 4 books in total.
Four Past Midnight by Stephen King...same problem as the one before
**Note: for know the links to the books will take you to GoodReads, as the challenge progresses I will change the links to my reviews ^-^**