Time for a woo hoo moment!

So, we’re heading into Autumn.  The nights are drawing in.  The trees are casting off their clothes to frolic naked in the wind and rain.  And, the R.I.P. (readers imbibing peril) reading event takes part hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings.

I haven’t taken part in R.I.P before and so I’ve been really looking forward to it and saving books especially.  It’s not like I really needed a reason for reading this type of book but joining in with this event is more than just about the reading it’s also about the experience of taking part with so many other readers and checking out their thoughts.  I must say it’s a bit hard on the WBR stack because undoubtedly there will be many good recommendations, but them’s the breaks!

All the details of this none-challenge (it’s only for fun, you can read one book or more (many more!) can be found here.  Head on over and sign yourself up, you know you want to.

I’ve had a look at a few books myself (ahem).  Not decided if all these will do yet and realistically I don’t think I’ll get to all of them, but, one can but try (plus I’m going on holiday and I do read more when I’m chilling):

This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel – brings to us a sixteen year old Victor Frankenstein and is apparently a dark and brooding gothic thriller – I hope so!

The heroes by Joe Abercrombie – which I’m hoping will fall into Dark Fantasy.

Grave Peril by Jim Butcher – this is almost too perfect.  It’s a series I’m reading and it has the words ‘Grave’ and ‘Peril’ in the title – it’s fate!  I have to read it.

VIII – the story of a young Henry.  ‘Destined for Greatness, tormented by demons.  I just really want to read this – not yet sure if I’ll be able to add it to the challenge because I’m not sure if it will fit.  Plus, bringing a little history to the table with this one.

Unrest by Michelle Harrison – apparently a scary ghost story (not to be read in the dark – you’ve been warned).

Shadows by Ilsa J Bick.  Read Ashes last year and thought it was an excellent read – thought provoking, a mix of horror and dystopia, this continues that journey.

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice – needs no introduction.

The Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stephenson

That’s it for me.  But, I do love gothic horror, so if you want to give me an idea of a book that fits then let me know.




8 Responses to “Time for a woo hoo moment!”

  1. "Auntie"

    Tee, heee, heeeee… Have fun!!!!!!!!


    • lynnsbooks

      Thank you, I’ll be reading, so fun follows. Any good horrors you want to throw out at me??
      Lynn 😀

  2. Carl V.

    Glad you are joining in and I am glad you are so excited about it. I am as well. I’m thinking of reading Grave Peril during this challenge too. Just read Fool Moon recently and really enjoyed it. Such an intense novel.

    • lynnsbooks

      I am excited!! I hope you do read Grave Peril. I’ve had it for months just sat waiting for this event and would love to hear your thoughts on that one.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Grace

    VII looks like an intriguing read.

    • lynnsbooks

      I like the look of it. I think it’s YA, which quite a lot of the one’s I’ve saved are this time, but I like YA and this seems interesting.
      Lynn 😀

  4. theairtwit

    I actually compiled a list of “spooky” books the other day — the idea being that I might read a few and review them in October. I believe I’ll join in!

    • lynnsbooks

      You definitely should. It’s great being involved with so many others and you get some excellent book recommendations not to mention Carl is a brilliant host!
      Looking forward to reading your ‘spooky’ book reviews.
      Lynn 😀

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