Tomorrow marks the beginning of September, and thus the beginning of one of my favorite book blogging events — the ninth annual R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril challenge at Stainless Steel Droppings!
(Art courtesy of Abigail Larson.)
The “challenge” runs from September 1 to October 31, and the rules are very simple, requiring participants to read at least one (that’s right, ONE!) book that fits within one or more of the following genres:
- Dark Fantasy.
I’m planning to attempt Peril the First, which asks participants to read four books, but you can read as many or as few as you like! There’s also a Peril of the Short Story and a Peril on Screen, if those fictional formats are more your speed. Some of my possibilities for this year are: (1) The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón; (2) The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire; (3) The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla by Lauren Willig; (4) Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett; (5) Bellman & Black by Diana Setterfield; and (6) Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. If you’re interested in reading some spooky/gothic books this autumn, be sure to sign up for R.I.P. IX!