The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge, which runs from 1 September to 31 October, is to enjoy books that could be classified as:

Dark Fantasy.

There are two simple goals for the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VI Challenge:

1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.

As always Carl is hosting and this is the site to visit if you’re interested in joining in. There are several levels and I’m aiming to do Level One:

Peril the First:

‘Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (my very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be Stephen King or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Fleming or Edgar Allan Poe…or anyone in between.’

I’ll be choosing from these books (in no particular order), all from my to-be-read books:

  • Naming the Bones by Louise Welsh
  • Blood Harvest by S J Bolton
  • Shadows in the Street by Susan Hill
  • Life Support by Tessa Gerritsen
  • Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming
  • The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
  • Blood Hunt by Jack Harvey (Ian Rankin)
  • Portobello by Ruth Rendell
  • Great Ghost Stories by Aldous Huxley & others
  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James – I started this ages ago and never finished it!

This has come at an appropriate time for me as, for once and amazingly, I have no books on the go!

Now I just need to decide which one to read first – I’m torn between Naming the Bones and Blood Harvest!

Author: Margaret

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