Okay, I have succumbed to this challenge hosted by Carl. I had watched it from the sidelines last time. I have already committed to so many challenges that I was sure I would not sign up for any more for the rest of the year. But alas!!! Just look at that button? Isn’t it awesome?
But…I’m still not going to over commit. I’ve reduced the ARC’s drastically and I have decided to reduce my TBR pile too. So I have a list of about 30 books from my TBR that I’m planning to finish.
So I’ve filtered the books that I think fit in this challenge. Here they are:
- Xombies by Walter Greatshell: Spreading at an astonishing speed, the “Agent X” virus transforms everyone it touches into maniacal monsters. Lulu Pangloss, one of the few as yet uninfected, flees to the last safe place on earth–but what’s awaiting her there is as unexpected, and as frightening, as what’s followed her.
- Sweet Miss Honeywell’s revenge by Kathryn Reiss: Zibby Thorne doesn’t know what possessed her to buy an antique dollhouse–she doesn’t even like dolls. But when her friends and family start having bizarre accidents clearly connected to the dollhouse, she can’t ignore the menacing structure any longer. Zibby is sure that one particularly creepy doll in a gray dress is somehow responsible for the trouble. She discovers the doll is controlled by the spirit of “sweet” Miss Honeywell, a vengeful governess who seeks to control Zibby and her friends from beyond the grave. They must find a way to stop Miss Honeywell before her wrath becomes deadly.
- Interview with the vampire by Anne Rice: Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force—a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses.
- Un Lun Dun by China Miéville: It is London through the looking glass, an urban Wonderland of strange delights where all the lost and broken things of London end up . . . and some of its lost and broken people, too–including Brokkenbroll, boss of the broken umbrellas; Obaday Fing, a tailor whose head is an enormous pin-cushion, and an empty milk carton called Curdle. Un Lun Dun is a place where words are alive, a jungle lurks behind the door of an ordinary house, carnivorous giraffes stalk the streets, and a dark cloud dreams of burning the world. It is a city awaiting its hero, whose coming was prophesied long ago, set down for all time in the pages of a talking book.When twelve-year-old Zanna and her friend Deeba find a secret entrance leading out of London and into this strange city, it seems that the ancient prophecy is coming true at last. But then things begin to go shockingly wrong.
- The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson: A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her octogenarian uncle, Henrik, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder.
- The thirteenth tale by Diane Setterfield
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Do let me know if any of the above does not fit in the Challenge. I’m a little confused about The girl with the dragon tattoo and The thirteenth tale. Even Un Lun Dun for that matter.
Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman and 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill is for the short stories. I’m not sure if I can join it but I’ll definitely give it a shot. I have read a couple of stories from each.
I would probably commit for 2 books now but I can modify it to 4 later right?
Anyway I’m excited. Are you joining the challenge?