Wednesday, September 1, 2010

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril V Challenge

So I think I may take part in my very first reading challenge. I heard about the Readers Imbibing Peril (V) Challenge from That's What She Read, and it's hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings.
"It is time to celebrate things that go bump in the night; that favorite detective that always gets his man, or woman, in the end; that delicious chill of a creak on the stairs, of the rogue waiting in the dark, of the full moon and the flit of bats wings."
Dark Fantasy.

I just got done wandering around the house trying to find some mystery/horror/scary books, and I've got quite the pile. Basically, you pick scary books (scary is subjective) and read them between September 1 and October 31. There are several different levels, from 1 book to 4, and then a category for short story readers and scary movie buffs as well.

I think I will be shooting for the highest level, since I've got a fairly extensive list of books that I can read. I don't imagine I'll get through all of them, but I certainly have choices.

  1. Cover Her Face by PD James (review)
  2. Bitten by Kelly Armstrong
  3. Death in Holy Orders by PD James
  4. Changeless by Gail Carriger (review)
  5. Blameless by Gail Carriger (review)
  6. The Darkness That Comes Before by R Scott Bakker
  7. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice
  8. Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
  9. The Red Tree by Caitlin R Kiernan (review)
  10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (review)

The best part about all of these is they are all books I own! I've been saying that I wanted to make a dent in all the books I've bought and haven't read yet but this time I might actually do it. Here's a link to the challenge page where you can post your link and reading list if you want.

What books are on your list?


reviewsbylola said...

I always list more books than I can manage to read too, because it is nice to have choices during a challenge.

Carl V. said...

Thanks for joining in!

It is great to have a pile of qualifying books right at hand, I hope they turn out to be a great pleasure to read.

Kate said...

Oh, it's great to see a Gail Carringer on someone's list! My sister and I have been passing the first two back and forth, and now she's on the third one which has just been released. I think they're actually getting even better as the series goes on. I hope you enjoy it, happy reading!

Escapist said...

Lola, exactly my thought!

Carl, I'm excited to start. :)

Katie, that's exactly why I put it on the list! The new one's out and I want to finish the second so I can be ready for the third.

Kailana said...

Yay, Kelley Armstrong! I really like her books!

Escapist said...

I'm going to try that one next, Kailana :)

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