So ever since Carl announced RIP III I’ve been wandering around the house looking for suitable books to use as my pool for the challenge.

And even though there are more I could add, I think I’m going to plump for the following list from which to complete Peril the First, where I have to read four books of any length from any subgenre of scary stories I choose:

  • The Terror by Dan Simmons [6 September]
  • Duma Key by Stephen King
  • Come Closer by Sara Gran
  • Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist [25 September]
  • Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley [3 October]
  • Midwinter of the Spirit by Phil Rickman
  • Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill [14 September]
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

I would love to have included The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman but it doesn’t come out in the UK until the end of October as far as I can tell.

I also intend to round off the challenge with my annual viewing of The Nightmare Before Christmas, which seems fitting given Carl’s fabulous challenge button!