Tuesday, September 6, 2011

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VI

I can't say no to a reading challenge. I really can't. So I've caved and joined R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril (RIP) VI. Since I started blogging, I've seen these gorgeous banners and been very envious and now I've finally gotten involved when it's started! Hooray!

I've decided on Peril the First: Read four books because I love Gothic shivery-ness in the autumn! The challenge runs September 1st through October 31st and the organizer writes: "The emphasis is never on the word challenge, instead it is about coming together as a community and embracing the autumnal mood, whether the weather is cooperative where you live or not." I love that sentiment!

Some of the books I'm considering:

Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons by Jane Austen and Vera Nazarian
Practical Jean by Trevor Cole
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
Dracula My Love: The Secret Journals of Mina Harker or Nocturne by Syrie James
The Phantom of Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Murder Mystery by Regina Jeffers
The Taker by Alma Katsu
Lisey's Story or Bag of Bones by Stephen King (my wife's favorite author; she's begged and pleaded for years that I give one of these two books a try)
Drood by Dan Simmons

Got any recommendations? Are you participating in this challenge?

Books Read

Trevor Cole, Practical Jean
Alma Katsu, The Taker
Stephen King, Lisey's Story


  1. Audra, glad u have taken the plunge-this is a favorite of mine. I'm listening to Duma Key, Stephen King and reading Night Strangers now for this one. Have fun/

  2. Good Luck to you with this challenge! It sounds like you've got some great books in mind for it!

  3. So glad you're joining, Audra! I made a list of ghost stories for this year -- I'm hoping to get to at least a few!

  4. I have this on deck to read for next month. For some reason I thought it came out in October. Ah well, too late to change my reading order now! Glad you liked it, and I had no idea there was a series planned. Excellent...I'm also a sucker for NE historicals.

  5. I'm certainly glad you caved in. I do my best to make this an easy, no-pressure thing to participate in. Just want folks to have a good time. Thank you so much for joining us, hope you have great experiences with the books you are reading.

  6. Your list looks great! Practical Jean is a book I plan to read also in the next month or two. Northanger Abbey is a great book.

  7. Yes, gothic shiveryness is the best! I've been saving all my spooky titles for just this time of year.

  8. ohhhh how I love Drood!! and you have the mystery of Edwin Drood to read too!!! great combination!!!!!

  9. Terrific...it didn't occur to me that Northanger Abbey fit the RIP challenge. I'm excited about this because I have it here to read!

  10. Drood is a perfect read for RIP! Have fun and enjoy the challenge!

  11. Bag of Bones is one of my absolute favourite Stephen King books- that's my recommendation hehe! And I had no idea there was a Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons, but the original is actually a little bit scary itself!

  12. I am hoping to read Drood in October, but it is so long!