This annual event, which takes place from September 1 to October 31, asks participants to read books from the following genres:
- Dark Fantasy.
- Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.
There are many options for this event, depending on how many books you want to read. Right now I’m thinking I will aim for Peril the Second (read two books from the above genres) and Peril of the Short Story (read short stories from the above genres).
For Peril the Second, I’ll almost definitely be reading Seanan McGuire’s Ashes of Honor, the latest Toby Daye book, which I’ve already pre-ordered. Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl are also possibilities. I may also join the group read of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book if I can get my hands on a copy.
For Peril of the Short Story, I have Susanna Clarke’s The Ladies of Grace Adieu on my shelves. The book’s description on Amazon says it will introduce you to “a world where charm is always tempered by eerieness, and picaresque comedy is always darkened by the disturbing shadow of Faerie.” Sounds like it fits the criteria to me!
Anyone else participating in R.I.P. VII? What are you planning to read?