Wednesday, August 31, 2011

R.I.P. VI Reading Challenge

It is time for my favorite reading challenge of the year, Carl's R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge!  I'll be participating in Peril the First (reading at least 4 spooky or mysterious books, but striving for 7) and the short story, screen, and Fragile Things read-along.

Here's my pool of potential reads.  What should I start with first?
  • At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie
  • Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
  • The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
  • The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins
  • The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
  • The Alienist by Caleb Carr
  • The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
  • The Haunted Doll's House by M R James
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • The Bad Seed by William March
  • Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (re-read)

Hooray for deliciously creepy, autumnal books!


Amanda said...

Lady Audley's Secret is fantastic! I just finished that one. I've been hearing a lot about Miss Peregrine recently too and think I must add it to my RIP list!

Heather said...

Great list Amanda!! The Little Stranger is fantastic, as is Miss Peregrine AND Lady Audley. You will love Lady Audley. I've been feeling the itch to reread The Woman in Black myself. Have fun!

deslily said...

the little stranger is a good read, and so is the meaning of night..! you have some good reading ahead of you!

reviewsbylola said...

I think I am going to start with The Alienist, so I am glad to see it on your list!

Kailana said...

Great list! By rights The Little Stranger should be on mine. I was going to read it last year and it just never happened. Enjoy your books!

Kate said...

The Woman in Black is everywhere! I just started reading it a couple of days ago. The Little Stranger is also a fantastic novel, and I'm not a huge Sarah Waters fan so that really means something!

Happy reading to you!

Danmark said...

And am I the only reader to note the moment at which the hero has his hands tied behind his back and then, moment later, removes his shoes? Nice trick