Time to get your creepy on! Once again Carl brings us the Readers In Peril Challenge, Part 8. It’s the most fun you can have being scared while reading. I try to keep a few books in mind for the challenge all year long. I was starting to think that after 8 of these challenges that I’ve read everything, but there is always something out there.
As usual, I am choosing Peril the First:
Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be King or Conan Doyle, Penny or Poe, Chandler or Collins, Lovecraft or Leroux…or anyone in between.
My choices are:
- The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (a re-read)
- Pig Island by Mo Hayder
- The Shining by Stephen King (for the Shinealong)
- Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives edited by Sarah Weinman
- Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield (if I can get a copy)
- Jane Austen and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron
- The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
- Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
- And anything else I see
This should be interesting since I don’t own all on the list yet. I need to place an order.
I thought it might be fun to to watch a few scary movies this year too, so I’m signing on for Peril on the Screen.
- Rosemary’s Baby (after the book)
- The Stepford Wives
- The Shining (after the book)
- Rear Window
So there is my list for the spookiest challenge for the best part of the year. I love autumn! I can’t wait to enjoy every minute of it.