This is, without a doubt, my favorite time of year. As the weather cools, the trees light up with their multi-colored leaves, and mens’ thoughts turn to football, my thoughts turn to the Reader’s Imbibing Peril Challenge. Now in its’ fifth year (wow!), this is definitely one of my favorite challenge ever and I’m so glad Carl has brought it back again this year! I will be doing, as usual, Peril the First with some Short Story Peril thrown in for good measure. I have a massive pile of books to pull from this year, but have one clearcut goal – to read The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. It is at the top of my list!
- The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
- Dracula by Bram Stoker (hahaha hahaha ha ha ha – is this the fifth year this has been on my list? Yes.)
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Heart of Darkness and Selected Stories by Joseph Conrad
- Edgar Allen Poe stories!
- The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
- Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott
- The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
- The Seance by John Harwood
- Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
- The Sister by Poppy Adams
- Nocturnes by John Connolly
- Shirley Jackson short stories (I have a small collection on my iPod! One is The Lottery!)
- Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Also definite, Jen and I have made it the 4th quarter read for the Classic Reads Book Club! I hope you will join us in reading this fantastic book.)
- The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (actually, this is certain. I already started it!)
- The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
- The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Carl has also added a new Peril this year – Peril on the Screen. I’m not much for really scary movies, but I think I can find a couple to watch. I definitely want to see the old classic ghost story The Uninvited starring Ray Milland. It is one of my favorite movies ever, I just have to get my hands on it!
I hope you will considering joining us. Carl always has great prizes and we all have great fun. See Carl’s Challenge Signup Post!