September is rapidly approaching, the nights are starting to get darker again, and that means it’s time for R.I.P. (R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril), the annual reading event hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings.
For those of you who are new to R.I.P. the idea is to read books that could fit one of the following categories:
As always, there are different levels of participation to choose from and I am signing up for Peril the First, which means reading at least four books between now and the end of October.
I’ve listed below some of the books I’m thinking about reading for R.I.P. this year. I don’t expect to read all of them, of course, but I like to have lots of books to choose from!
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe
These first three books are all taken from my Classics Club list so I’m hoping to read at least one of them.
Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley – I loved the first four Flavia de Luce books and can’t wait to read this one.
What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris – These books have been recommended to me a few times and I’ve finally managed to get a copy of the first one in the series.
Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton – The only Bolton novel I still haven’t read.
Ten Second Staircase by Christopher Fowler – It’s been too long since I last read a Bryant & May book and this is the next in the series.
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill – This was on my R.I.P list last year but I didn’t have time for it so will try again this year.
Dragonwyck by Anya Seton – Another one I was hoping to read last year and never got round to.
The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters – Hearing about Elizabeth Peters’ death a few weeks ago reminded me that I really want to continue the Amelia Peabody series!
A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King – I’ve also been meaning to continue this series since reading The Beekeeper’s Apprentice more than a year ago.
The Asylum by John Harwood – I loved both of John Harwood’s two previous books so I’m looking forward to this one.
Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield – I requested this book from Netgalley and can’t wait to start reading it. I’m sure it will be a perfect R.I.P. book!
I’m also planning to take part in the Mary Stewart Reading Week so will be reading one of Mary Stewart’s suspense novels in September too – I still haven’t decided which one yet!
Are you going to join in with R.I.P this year? What are you planning to read?