September is nearly upon us, so I would like to take this time to introduce a reading challenge that I’ll be participating in this fall. Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting the sixth annual R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge, which runs from Sept. 1-Oct. 31. The challenge involves reading various books/short stories of a spooky, creepy, or mysterious nature, ranging in genre from dark fantasy to horror. Feel free to join us for the challenge. It’s going to be a lot of fun!
I haven’t yet decided what books I’m going to read for the challenge (largely because my semester is just beginning and I don’t know how much time I’ll have), but I know for sure that I will be participating in a readalong of Neil Gaiman’s short story collection “Fragile Things,” which will begin in early September. I would also like to read some of Lovecraft’s Cthulu stories, as I’ve never read Lovecraft before and have heard good things. If anyone has any suggestions or has their own reading list for the challenge already, let me know–it would be great to get some more ideas!