Midway through Carl V’s R.I.P. challenge last year, I decided that I had wished I had joined it. I didn’t, but it certainly gave me something to look forward to this year. For the past few months, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for books I want to read for the challenge, and huzzah! Now that it has been announced, I’m quite excited for the next two months. Gothic fiction is something I go in spurts with, and this year it seems like I’m getting back into my love for it, so most of what I’m reading for the challenge will be somewhat gothic in nature.
R.I.P. II is a September 1st through October 31st celebration of all tales gothic, eerie, creepy, and dark. Tales that one reads in the dark of night, experiencing delicious shivers of terror and suspense at each creak of the floorboards or each gust of wind.
I’ve decided to go with Peril 1 for the challenge, and I will be reading the following books:
Among the Shadows by L.M. Montgomery
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
Mirrormask by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean
Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
In all honesty, I want to read all of my possible additions for this challenge, but I doubt I’ll have the time… but if not for the challenge, definitely soon. One of the main reasons that they’re in the additions list, and not one of the books I’m definitely going to read for the challenge is that I already own all of the ones I’m going to read for the challenge, and have to go on a hunt for the rest.