So, you would think that given I have just completed a three month, 20 book challenge, that a new challenge would be the last thing I would want to dive into.
I have a very soft spot for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril which is now in its thirteenth year. It’s a challenge I have done once or twice before and one that gets me firmly in an autumnal frame of mind.
I wasn’t going to participate this year, but I have seen a lot of your lovely posts detailing your plans and then realised that I am reading Slade House by David Mitchell, so I am effectively already participating, right?
I’m going to go for Peril the First and read 4 books between now and 30 October that fall into one of these categories:
- Dark Fantasy
I’ve had a look through the old TBR and NetGalley backlog and am going to read at least four of the following (click on the links for Goodreads descriptions):
Slade House by David Mitchell
Twilight by William Gay
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
Animals by Keith Ridgway
Ice by Anna Kavan
Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque by Joyce Carol Oates
Foe by Iain Reid
I’ll try and read the four from the 746 first – Twilight, Animals, Ice and Haunted – and leave the others as back-up but I’m looking forward to some dark evenings in front of a warm fire, cuddled in a blanket with these scary pals for company.
Do any of these take your fancy? Is anyone else taking part in R.I.P XIII?
Reading Challenge The 746 animals anna kavan carmen maria machado david mitchell foe haunted her body and other parties iain reid ice joyce carol oates keith ridgway readers imbibing peril 13 reading challenge slade house twilight william gay
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!