R.I.P. V Challenge

I’m excited about being able to take part in the R.I.P. Challenge for the first time! The challenge actually started yesterday and runs until October 31st. I’m signing up for Peril the First which means I need to read at least four books from any of these genres: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, Supernatural.

I’m hoping to read some of these, which are all books I already have on my shelf:

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The Monk by Matthew Lewis
The Victorian Chaise-Longue by Marghanita Laski
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Vathek by William Beckford
The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

I might also re-read a few stories from my Edgar Allan Poe collection for the Short Story Peril.

For more information see the challenge post at Stainless Steel Droppings.

12 thoughts on “R.I.P. V Challenge

  1. Carl V. says:

    For a first time participant you have put together a veteran-level pool of potential reads. Well done! Great to have you on board with us this year. I hope you have a wonderful, spooky time.

    • Helen says:

      I hope so too! I only started blogging last October so was too late to take part in last year’s challenge – I’m so glad I’m able to participate this year.

  2. Amanda says:

    Ooh excellent choices! I just finished Sweetness and it was a ton of fun, and I read The Haunted Hotel last year. I’m definitely planning to read The Monk this year!

    • Helen says:

      I’ve read two of her books so far this year – Fingersmith and Affinity. I’ve enjoyed them both, so I’m hoping I’ll like The Little Stranger too!

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