My parents gave an Amazon gift card for my birthday (thanks, Mom and Dad). I decided on the following books:
- The Seance by John Harwood (I really liked his book The Ghost Writer)
- My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier
- We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
- The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
- The Glass of Time by Michael Cox
- The Meaning of Night: A Confession by Michael Cox
- Katherine by Anya Seton
- The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
- The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language by Melvyn Bragg
I am feeling a sort of Rebecca vibe, and many of these books seem to be along those lines. Also, I love Melvyn Bragg’s BBC radio show In Our Time. It’s possibly the R.I.P. Challenge at work, but I feel the creepy British manor or the streets of Victorian London are perfect for fall.
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Excellent choices! I have The Seance on my RIP reading list too, but I'm saving it for last.
There's a definite theme running through those selections, and some very good choices! I recently read The Forgotten Garden and loved it – I'll be curious to know your thoughts on that one. The Seance was very good, too, although I preferred The Ghost Writer. I have The Meaning of Night on my RIP Challenge list – I've had the book on my shelf for about three years now; it's about time I got around to reading it!
Thanks! I review all the books I read, so I daresay my thoughts about all of these books will appear eventually. I think I'll be finishing Grendel today and beginning my next R.I.P. Challenge book, which is Joe Hill's 20th Century Ghosts. I am feeling somewhat confident about actually finishing the challenge this year, but I'm a creepy-book frame of mind, hence my order.
You chose some really great books! Happy reading.
Happy Birthday!..wow if I got that many books for my birthday I'd look forward to them! lol I have My cousin Rachel and the forgotten Garden both in my tbr pile.. the same pile that never seems to go down!
Thank you! My parents were really generous and sweet to send me that gift certificate.
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