It's not Christmas. It's not Thanksgiving. It's time for Carl's annual R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril (RIP) Challenge V!!!!!
Mystery."It is time to celebrate things that go bump in the night; that favorite detective that always gets his man, or woman, in the end; that delicious chill of a creak on the stairs, of the rogue waiting in the dark, of the full moon and the flit of bats wings."
Running from September 1st through October 31st, there are several different levels of participation, including short stories, movies and even one book for those uncertain about the genre. As for me, this was my very first challenge I ever tried, so I have a very fond place in my heart for it and have been waiting all year long. I don't do horror movies, but I can read gothic, mystery, suspense and supernatural novels all year long.
Which ones am I going to try to read? Do I really have to list them all? Here are the ones I truly hope to get to in the next two months, in no particular order:
- Dracula by Bram Stoker (it's a re-read for me and the September selection for my book club)
- Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
- Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
- Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
- I am Number Four by Pitticus Lore
- Dracula in Love by Karen Essex
- Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
- Evermore by Alyson Noel
- Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
- Horns by Joe Hill
- In a Perfect World by Laura Kasischke
- Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
- Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz
- Spooky Little Girl by Laurie Notaro
- The Likeness by Tana French
- The Passage by Justin Cronin
- The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris
- Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Are you going to participate in the RIP V Challenge? Any books on here that I absolutely need to read immediately? What is going to make your list?