For the past couple of years, I have devoted the month of October to reading mysteries and the RIP (Readers Imbibing Peril) Challenge is always fun. I'm not really into horror, although I think I might join a Dr Sleep (Stephen King) read-along.
Here is my lineup, so far, for October and for RIPXIV. I know I won't get through them all, but I'll have fun trying.
In no particular order...
A Siege of Bitterns, by Steve Burrows - birder murder series #1
Death at La Fenice, by Donna Leon - #1 set in Venice, I want to reread the series as I love it so much
Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody - a Kate Shackleton mystery I picked up at a JASNA book exchange
A Monstrous Regiment of Women, by Laurie King - #2 in the Sherlock Holmes, Mary Russell series
Where Serpents Sleep, by C.S. Harris - #4 in the Sebastian St Cyr series, although I also have #3 on order, so will probably read that one first
Brat Farrar, by Josephine Tey - a slender book, I may count this as my novella for Back to the Classics challenge
Anna's Book, by Ruth Rendell (aka Barbara Vine) - set in London, 1905; really enjoyed her Brimstone Wedding, which I read a few years ago
Murder on Astor Place, by Victoria Thompson - this has been on my TBR shelf for ages; I need to read it or recycle it!
The Key to Rebecca, by Ken Follett - Nazis and Egypt - I'm intrigued - also, I have this notion it ties into Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, but the back cover is not confirming that...
Oh, and the Goodreads True Book Talk group will be doing a spooky read in October--the voting indicates one of two sets of short stories. Both look great--Twice Told Tales, by Nathaniel Hawthorne or Black Spirits and White, by Ralph Adams Cram.
And, I have Melmoth audio waiting in my library queue...same with Louise Penny's latest A Better Man, but who knows when my turn will be!