I’ve seen some sure signs that autumn will be cooling down the frenzied pace of summer very soon. The students have moved back into their dorms at the university. The leaves on the dogwood tree outside my kitchen window have already taken on a dull, red hue. And reading lists for the R.I.P. VIII (that’s R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril) Challenge, hosted once again this year by Carl V at Stainless Steel Droppings, have begun to pop up around the blogosphere.
This year at least two of my titles will overlap with my Classics Club list – I love those 2-for-1 reads! I’ve narrowed it down to 5 novels I’d like to read so far, but I am waiting for two of them via interlibrary loan, so I will probably read whichever gets here first (thanks, Big 10).
Peril the First: Six Problems for Don Isidro Parodi by Jorge Luis Borges The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman The Big Clock by Kenneth Fearing That Awful Mess on the Via Merulana by Carlo Emilio Gadda The Returned by Jason Mott
And if all goes well, I will also try to participate in Peril of the Short Story, reading The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton. But it’s a bit early to tell how that’s all going to go at this point.
I’m looking forward to chilling – and hopefully chilly – two months of reading. What’s on your R.I.P. list?