Monday, September 12, 2011

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VI Challenge


The ber- months have begun as we say in the Philippines, which means we're getting slightly cooler weather, and we're gearing up for Halloween and then Christmas. It's getting cozy enough to take part in some reading challenges. I thought it would be the perfect time to join the  R.I.P. VI challenge. In my almost two years of blogging, I've never taken part but I'm definitely in the mood right now for reading more mystery, gothic, suspense and yes, even horror novels just to get into a Halloweenish mood. R.I.P. VI officially runs from September 1st through October 31st.


I'm not sure how many books I'll be reading for the challenge but I'm going to try to complete the Peril the First level which means completing four or more books of any length, that you feel fit R.I.P. literature. Right now I've started reading Florence and Giles by John Harding and so far it's riveting.

Here are some other ideas I have. Have you read any of these? Are they any good?

Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link
The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
The Observations by Jane Harris
The Wasp Factory by Ian Banks

Are you also taking part in the challenge? If you have other recommendations for novels in the mystery, suspense, gothic, supernatural, thriller, dark fantasy and horror genre then I'd love to hear what they are so please leave a comment below. Thanks!

6 comments:

  1. I am in the challenge and it is a lot of fun-glad to see you are joining in also-yes the "ber" months have begun

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  2. I joined the challenge for the first time this year and am really looking forward to it. I've read a couple of books already for it, but I'm almost done with Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and am loving it. You have three books on your list that I'm either planning to read, or am thinking about reading - I have the Miss Peregrine book, and am interested to read The Anatomy of Ghosts and Let the Right One In. Let the Right One In is also a film that is supposed to be very good, so that might be even more fun!

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  3. I'm glad to hear you're enjoying Florence and Giles as it's on my list for RIP too! I loved The Observations and The Anatomy of Ghosts but haven't read any of the others you mentioned.

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  4. I have owned The Observations since it came out... Still haven't read it... I also don't remember what it is about. Do you really think it counts for this challenge? Might be a good excuse to FINALLY read it. I will have to check into that!

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  5. The Observations is wonderful. I hope to read Miss Peregrine soon.

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  6. I'm participating in the challenge, too! Makes me feel like fall is already here, which is why I always join it. Love your list of books - they all seem perfect for RIP! I've had The Anatomy of Ghosts on my TBR for quite some time and the Peculiar Children one, too. Looking forward to seeing what you decide to read. Haven't heard of Florence and Giles, so can't wait to find out what its about! Enjoy RIP!

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