Each year, as the days get shorter and the leaves start to fall, Carl hosts a reading event at his blog Stainless Steel Droppings. The event is Readers in Peril, or RIP. Readers are challenged to read something dark and creepy that will result in leaving the lights on at night and jumping at strange noises in your house.
Now I am not a huge fan of being scared. You won't catch me in a haunted house or watching a horror movie marathon anytime soon. But I have discovered that you can enjoy the creepy feeling of the fall season without spending too many sleepless nights peering into the shadows.
I will be participating in RIP for the second time this year and I have a nice stack of books that I plan to read and some suggestions for you if you want to join us!
My book list:
My suggestions for you:
The Hundred Year House: Readers travel back through time with a sprawling (and haunted?) estate.
The Flavia de Luce Mysteries: Mysteries with heart that follow a precocious 11 year old chemist as she solves mysteries in her charming English hamlet.
Bellman and Black: Gothic tale about a man who becomes a purveyor of funeral necessities.
Her Fearful Symmetry: Ghosts and twins. That's really all we need to say!
Night Film: Reporter investigates a mysterious death and gets sucked into the dark side of fandom. This is a spectacularly creepy read!
The Bones of Paris: Missing girl? Check. The Grand Guignol? Check. The Paris catacombs? Double check.
The Night Circus: You haven't read this yet?!? Now is the perfect time.
Are you taking part in RIP IX?
What are you planning to read?