I really didn't need to sign on to anymore challenges this year but since the R.I.P. Challenge is all about scary and mysterious books I couldn't resist. It's not like I don't already start delving into them this time of year anyway. For those of you not familiar with this challenge R.I.P. stands for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril and is hosted by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings and this is the 5th time to host it. The challenge runs from Sept. 1st through Oct. 31st of 2010.
This year he even added a Peril On The Screen segment and since I love horror movies and that's about all I watch in October, I'm psyched for this one. Not that I needed an excuse or anything.
Now I don't normally list the books I may end up reading for the challenge but since I have the ones I want pretty much in mind I though I would share a few of the potential choices.
The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
Once... by James Herbert
The Sentinel by Jeffrey Konvitz
Bless The Child by Cathy Cash Spellman
Bound In Blood by David Thomas Lord
Desmond by Ulysses G. Dietz
Day Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
The Terror by Dan Simmons
Black Hills by Dan Simmons
The Neighbors by Carol Smith
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Various Agatha Christie books
Some of the books I may read for the Short Story Peril:
Great Tales And Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
There Once Lived A Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbor's Baby by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
Midnight Graffiti edited by Jessica Horstring and James Van Hise
Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Stephen King
The movies are too numerous to list but either of the above lists can change at anytime.