Okay well, another day, another er... book challenge. I'm a bit of a fan of horror books, old ghost stories etc., have been for years, even though I don't read that many these days, so the R.I.P. II challenge is right up my street.
The Challenge is here. And I will be doing Peril the first which is:
"Read Four books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stories that you choose."
These have to be read between the 1st. September and the 31st. October.
I've chosen a pool of books from which my four will be picked. My list is:
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding. (YA)
The New Lovecraft Circle edited by Robert M. Price. (Horror)
Wolf Moon by Charles De Lint (Horror)
Living Dead in Dallas Charlaine Harris (Vampire mystery)
Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier (Gothic)
Tales of Unease by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (Chilling tales)
Ghosts in the Snow by Tamara Siler Jones (Creepy mystery)
A Coven of Vampires by Brian Lumley (Vampires)
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (More vampires...)
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
I may also my indulge in a few Short Story Sundays and read
The Mystery of the Sea by Bram Stoker
as my additional book as and when I can get hold of a copy.
All of these are on my tbr pile and all are new reads except one -
Jamaica Inn - which I read so many years ago I can remember little about it so it will feel like a new read.
Edited to add: The Mystery of the Sea is on the way and The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova has been added to my pool of books.