After finding The Victorian Chase-Longue funny, rather than scary, I am in the mood to find a book that will really frighten me. I saw that Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting the RIP Challenge and so jumped at the opportunity to commit to reading a few.
The idea is to read as many books from the following categories as you can between now and Halloween.
I am going to read these books:
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
The Time Traveller’s Wife is one of my favourite books, so I have been looking forward to the release of this book all year.
The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro
Rebecca from The Book Lady’s Blog couldn’t decide whether The Strain was better than Catching Fire (Hunger Games Trilogy) or Little Bee / The Other Hand. The dilemma was too intriguing for me to resist. I am really looking forward to finding out which is the best!
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
I found this book in a charity shop recently: Three Gothic Novels: The Castle of Otranto, Vathek, Frankenstein. The Castle of Otrano is said to be the most Gothic of the three. It was first published in 1765. I am really looking forward to finding out what one of the first Gothic novels is like.
I may read another one or two, if I find anything interesting that fits in, but I hope to read the three above very soon.
Have you read any of these ?
Are you planning to join the RIP Challenge?