It Wouldn’t Be Autumn If We Couldn’t R.I.P…

Carl has announced the official beginning for the Readers Imbibing Peril Challenge V. That’s right, it’s the fifth one, and I’m finally getting to know what I want to read in this genre. He encourages us to read anything from horror to mystery, suspense to gothic, dark fantasy to thriller. There are several categories from which to choose, and hopefully, I’ll be able to complete the following four by October 31:

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
M is For Magic by Neil Gaiman
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

The Victorian Chaise-longue by Marghanita Laski

And you? How will you be a Reader Imbibing Peril for 2010?

24 thoughts on “It Wouldn’t Be Autumn If We Couldn’t R.I.P…”

  1. I just saw this posted as well and am excited for this — you've got some great options listed here as well. I do love a really good creepy read. And how could people not take part in this challenge — what a fantastic button to post, no?


  2. Oh my. I was going to put The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on my list. But it finally got weeded in the final cut. You know, of course, that you now have me wishing I'd left it on the list, right? Yes, I so love reading everyone's lists, but it truly is a dangerous thing…Hope you have a world of fun! How could you not though, right? 😀


  3. I've never participated – I guess because I don't read horror, but mystery and thriller I could do. :<) Mr. Ripley is a fantastic book, and if you haven't seen it, you will enjoy the movie afterwards, I'm sure.


  4. Bellezza, does everything you post have to be so gorgeous?!Although I've enjoyed R.I.P. in the past, I'm undecided about this challenge, because I am already so "booked". (P.S. I hope you will stop by my blog soon, because I have something that your students might like to try, if they haven't yet encountered it 🙂


  5. Nice list! I just love that old cover on Victorian Chaise-Longue. I didn't put any Gaiman on my list this year … but you never know what might actually end up being read during these two months :o)


  6. I read Mr Ripley a couple of years ago and was just astounded by it – loved it! It sort of reminded me of Shirley Jackson in a mid-century modern sort of feel. Your list reminds me that I meant to seek out more of her work. Thanks, and happy reading!


  7. Oooh, that is indeed a very nice looking list. I really want to read The Victorian Chaise Lounge. I think I'm going to participate this year seeing the genre range is so wide!


  8. Wonderful that you are joining in again this year Bellezza! Thanks! Love your list of books as well, especially the Victorian Chaise Longue. I've heard of that one before and wanted to read it and I am absolutely gaga over the cover to the one you have pictured.On another challenge note, I've actually read another Murakami for the Japanese Literature Challenge and need to get off my butt and review it, it was very good.


  9. I have not done this one before but am so taken with the idea and the gorgeous button, and my weary educator brain so needs some escapist fun that I think I just might. Thinking Daphne Du Maurier shorts and The Little Stranger and maybe a re-read of the graphic novel version of Dorian Gray. Love your choices too!


  10. An inspiring choice of books! I reread "The Talented Mr. Ripley" every few years–one of my favorite books. Never heard of the Gaiman collection of stories or the "Victorian Chaise Lounge" novel(the cover art and title are enough to make me want to search for that one).


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