As I wrote yesterday, I am SO thrilled that it's RIP time again. I look forward to Carl's announcing the RIP challenge every year and this year maybe more so than ever! It's a wonderful reminder that Fall is on the way. That soon the air will turn crisp, that nights will have a feeling of mystery to them, and I always feel so rejuvenated with that change in the seasons. I cannot BELIEVE that this is the 9th RIP challenge...the 8th that I'm participating in. I started blogging right after the first RIP Challenge. I'm doing Peril the First as usual this year which is to read 4 books that fit into the challenge theme. Here's my stack of books for the next two months (which I'll likely add to) and I'm excited about each and every one of them:
- The Farm by Tom Rob Smith - I've already started this one and it's a great psychological thriller!
- White is For Witching by Helen Oyeyemi - I loved her writing SO MUCH in Boy, Snow, Bird despite the disappointing ending of that book...hopefully this one has no disappointments
- The October Country by Ray Bradbury - October. Bradbury. Nuff said.
- The Last Policeman by Ben Winters - Pretty sure I saw Kristen talk about this book and it sounds REALLY good! Love the cover to this one too.
- The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey - Been saving this one for a few months now. Another cover I love
- The Face of Death by Cody McFadyen - Sequel to Shadow Man, one of my favs.
- One For Sorrow by Christopher Barzak - I still can't believe I haven't read this one yet. Movie version just came out too but I want to read the book before I see it.
- Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce - Can't believe I haven't read any Graham Joyce yet either! Looking forward to this one!
- Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
- Wings to the Kingdom by Cherie Priest - Sequel to Four and Twenty Blackbirds
- The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith - AKA JK Rowling. I've read a lot of very mixed reviews of this one but I miss Rowling so much :(
- All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld - Love this cover and it seems like a quick, good read
- Doll Bones by Holly Black - Why haven't I read this yet??
- Sister by Rosamund Lupton - Another I've read mixed reviews of.
- Come Closer by Sara Gruen
- Tales of Terror From the Black Ship by Chris Priestley - Love these!
- Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie - I started this one about a year ago and really enjoyed it but never finished it...time to finish it.
- The Uninvited by Tim Wynne-Jones - Had this one forever, time to read it.
That's enough for now! Like I said...more to be added probably :p What are you reading?