Sunday, September 16, 2018
R.I.P. XII Challenge - Looking forward to October
Posted by JaneGS
I had so much fun reading mysteries last October, I decided to do the same for this year's R.I.P. (Readers Imbibing Peril) Challenge. I'm also throwing in a collection of ghost stories for good measure, and I may do a Daphne du Maurier reread as well.
I'm going for Peril the First, which means 4 books. I have a good selection from which to choose:
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, by M.R. Jones - Jones was a scholar and folklorist and this collection was first published in 1904. Here's the wikipedia link on this collection--very excited to read this.
The Man He Never Was, by James L. Rubart - a modern retelling of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I won this in a book giveaway and I think R.I.P is a perfect time to read it.
Sup With the Devil, by Barbara Hamilton - book 3 and the final one in this absolutely wonderful historical mystery series with Abigail Adams as the sleuth. I read book 2 last October and vowed to read book 3 this year.
The Cater Street Hangman, by Anne Perry - looking forward to book 1 in this series featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt. Comes highly recommended by many fellow bloggers.
The House on the Strand, by Daphne du Maurier - I read this when I was in junior high back in the Dark Ages, and as a lover of the time travel genre, I am eager to reread this. I remember a few parts vividly, and DDM is always a treat to read.
A Monstrous Regiment of Women, by Laurie R. King - book 2 in the Sherlock Holmes/Mary Russell series. I enjoyed book 1 last October, and decided to read book 2 this year.
When Gods Die, by C.S. Harris - book 2 in the Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series. I read book 1 a few years ago, thought it good and promising, but haven't carved out the time to read book 2...yet!
But first, I need to complete the books I'm currently reading:
Drums of Autumn (book 4 in the Outlander series), although that may go on hiatus until November if I don't get it done in September. I wanted to get a good start on it before season 4 of the TV series started up in November so I would have the details fresh in mind so I could quibble over what they did and didn't include or do properly! :)
D-Day by Stephen Ambrose - I love this book so much. Detailed, well-written, engaging, moving.
Cry, the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton - heartbreaking and sobering
At Home, a Short History of Private Life, by Bill Bryson - I'm listening to BB read his own words, which is my favorite way to experience his books. This is a reread, and an absolute treat.