RIP III Challenge

RIP stands for Readers Imbibing Peril. This is the second year I’ve entered this and I’m jumping straight into Peril the First which is to read four books from any of the following sub-genres of scary stories between 1 September and 31 October.

Suspense
Thriller
Dark Fantasy
Gothic
Horror
Supernatural

I shall choose from this list of books, although I may change, add or subtract from it.

  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James – I’ve been meaning to read this for ages.
  • The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier – drugs and time travel. Finished on 28 September. See here.
  • The Book of Lost things by John Connolly – apparently creepy and disturbing.
  • The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeir – a mystery surrounding the afterlife.
  • The Collector by John Fowles – haunting and darkly melancholic.
  • The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates – a ‘nightmarish celebration of the American dream.’ Finished on 21 September. See here.
  • The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks – macbre and bizarre.
  • Not Dead Enough by Peter James – murder and deception.

Two changes, I’ve added Chocky by John Wyndham – see here and R L Stevenson’s Tales of Terror – see here.