I’ve chosen Peril the First, four books that are spooky and/or scary. And I’ve combined the ideas of a list and a peril pool: four main choices, plus some optional extras and the prerogative to insert others as opportunity allows.
The books are:
Nocturnes by John Connolly - a collection of short stories from one of my newest favourite authors.In the extremely unlikely event of me having the time to read more I might just squeeze in one or more of:
The Shape-Changer’s Wife by Sharon Shinn - a totally new-to-me author, and a book that sounds suitably weird.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt - an overlap with the TBR challenge inspired by seeing the book on Amanda’s list.
Madam Crowl’s Ghost and other stories by J. Sheridan le Fanu - I was hoping to save these for torchlight reading in the next blackout, but it’s such a perfect fit that I have to include it.
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du MaurierOr whatever else takes my fancy/gets borrowed from the library within the next two months.
The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Now that I’ve taken the plunge I am really looking forward to this challenge; it should be - well, a R.I.P.per! Also, definitely the last challenge I am signing up for in the next three or four months. And this time I actually mean it.