It's almost autumn! My favourite season. And I feel it's time for some season-appropriate reading. I read about R.I.P VIII event in Ekaterina's blog and instantly felt that I want to join in!
The event is hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings; visit this post to learn more about the event (and possibly join in). The event takes place during September and October. We read from the following genres:
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.
My list of things I plan to read:
1. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James - 126 p; also for Classics Club
2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - 508 p
3. Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson - 703 p
4. Dracula by Bram Stoker - 402 p; also for Classics Club
5. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes from The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle - 174 p; also for Classics Club
6. The Shadow Over Innsmouth from Great Tales of Horror by H.P. Lovecraft - 52 p (a novella)
There are several categories of participation available; I guess my goal and list put me in Peril the First box (read four books).
I'm glad I made you join! Hope you'll have fun :)ReplyDelete
Dracula and Sherlock Holmes are AWESOME, and I've been meaning to read The Turn of the Screw and some Lovecraft for ages! Maybe I'll squeeze some of his stories in between bigger books :)
Good luck with your creepy reading!
Thank you! I can't wait to start. I'm a bit scared of Lovecraft, but the premise of this story was so crazy I can't wait to read it.Delete
I'm so tempted to join in on this... I mena, I usually aim to read some scary-ish stuff in autumn anyways, but I don't know how busy I'll be. I'll have to mull it over. It looks like fun! (And I really need a push to read The Night Circus, I hear it's amazing.)ReplyDelete
It does look like fun and creepy-ish stuff is so appropriate for these autumn months. The Night Circus will be my first book to read from the pile.Delete
The Night Circus is a great book.ReplyDelete
Yay! Glad you liked it.Delete
This sounds like a fun challenge, and perfect for the time of year. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on The Night Circus (I've read it, but my thoughts don't mirror those of the majority of readers) and Gardens of the Moon (I've got this one on my shelf).ReplyDelete
Those are both the books I approach with carefulness. I have wanted to read The Night Circus for a long time, but let's say I don't have too high of hopes. And Gardens of the Moon - I've started this book for four times or so and never finished, but it is one of those books I am determined to get through.Delete
Looks like you have some good reading ahead of you! I haven't read any of these but they all sound good. Good luck with this challenge :)ReplyDelete
I've been meaning to read The Night Circus for ages...maybe I'll get to it for this challenge, though I have so many others lined up, probably not! Enjoy your reading. :)ReplyDelete
It's really awful that there are sooo many books to choose from and only so much time :) Thank you!Delete
I'm going to take part this year, for the first time. I have Turn of the Screw and Night Circus unread on my shelves, so I might join you in reading them.ReplyDelete
Dracula is one of my favourite books ever, I hope you enjoy it.
That's great news, Sam! The Night Circus will be my first book to read for the event, based solely on the mood. I am sure I am going to love Dracula, though I'm trying to savour this one for the end of October.Delete
I just reread The Night Circus and enjoyed it all over again!!ReplyDelete
That's great :) It has been on my shelf since the beginning of the year, so it's about time that I get to reading it :)Delete
Lovecraft! Holmes! You have some great reading ahead of you. :)ReplyDelete
Argh, The Night Circus. I should really get my hands on a copy, I've heard such great things. Good luck!
Yes, I'm so glad I discovered RIP! Such exciting reads. Thanks!Delete
Dracula is one that I've never read either--keep meaning to! Enjoy The Night Circus. It's perfect for the event!ReplyDelete
Thanks Trish, I did enjoy The Night Circus more than I expected to!Delete
The Night Circus and Dracula are two of my favorite books. I hope you enjoy reading them. I always find myself drawn to ghost stories this time of year for some reason. :)ReplyDelete
I did enjoy The Night Circus quite a bit! And can't wait to get my hands on Dracula. Thanks for stopping by!Delete
Great list! I'm listening to The Night Circus on audio right now. Loved it when I read it last year and the narrator is fantastic.ReplyDelete
Dracula is my favorite book. So good.
Thanks for taking part this year, you've got some great reading ahead of you.
Thanks, Carl! How wonderful of you to organise such event for so many years! I'm sure I'll enjoy Dracula immensely.Delete
Excellent choices! The Night Circus has such a fantastically built sense of place. I hope you really love it!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Brooke - I did enjoy it quite a bit!Delete