R.I.P V Challenge

I'm really excited about this challenge! Mostly because Fall is my favorite season - hands down - and Halloween is in the top 3 of my favorite holidays. Anyhow, this is the 5th annual R.I.P. Challenge (Reader's Imbibing Peril) and is 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." Yes, yes it is!

I will be participating in Peril the First: Read four books, any length, that you feel fits my very broad definition of scary. It could be Stephen King or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Fleming or Edgar Allan Poe…or anyone in between.

Tentative titles:
Treasure Island - Robert Lewis Stevenson
The Book of Illusions - Paul Auster
In the Woods - Tana French
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Turning of the Screw - Henry James
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers - Mary Roach
Something by Agatha Christie (gasp - I've never read her)


  1. This challenge sounds great! You made a good list of books, I think. This will be a fun, and scary, read for you.

  2. I so have to join this challenge!! And you will love Dracula, and gasp for me, too, because I think if I read anything by Agatha Christie, it was sooo long ago! I have In the Woods, too, so I'm excited to read that!!

  3. Brenna, how fun is this going to be?! YAY! So glad you are joining in on this challenge! I was thinking about reading Dracula, too! Great minds think alike :)

  4. what a fantastic list you've pulled together! im so excited about this challenge! it will be so much fun!

  5. I am seeing The Graveyard Book on a lot of lists! I am glad there are so many Gaiman fans. :)

  6. In Cold Blood is excellent yet disturbing and I loved, loved In the Woods though some people didn't.