Although I'm horrible with maintaining my commitments to challenges, this is one I've been eagerly anticipating since it will be my first year joining. For the sixth year in a row, founder and host of the RIP Challenge, Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings' annual challenge runs from September 1, 2011 through October 31, 2011. It celebrates all books and films that are creepy, mysterious, Gothic, and ghoulish...
Anyone can join, so if you enjoy reading everything from Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier to a contemporary crime and mystery novelist, why not jump in?
Peril the First is the level I think I'll join. I'll be reading four books of any length that fits into R.I.P. literature. As Carl writes, "It could be Stephen King or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Fleming, or Edgar Allan Poe...or anyone in between."
Here are my options. What do you think? Is there one on here that you've read and you know I have to read it? Let me know!
- Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
- The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton, by Edith Wharton
- The Keeper of Lost Causes, by Jussi Adler-Olsen
- The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, by Kate Summerscale
- The Devouring, by Simon Holt (YA)
- The Meaning of Night, by Michael Cox
- A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah E. Harkness
- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
- The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova (I've read this twice. Once, when it first came out in 2005, and then last year for my On the Ledge Readalongs site. This year, I'm considering the audiobook because I've heard such accolades on the production).
- Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger
- In the Woods, by Tana French
- The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill. (Daniel Radcliffe will soon be starring in the film version).
- The Gallows Curse, by Andrew Hammond (YA)
Carl is also hosting a few readalongs as well, and I'm definitely going to dive into The Lantern, by Deborah Lawrenson. I've read a few reviews already that have me chomping at the bit to read it.
Side Note: I made it to Virginia Beach! The husband, the dog, the cat and me finally made it to our new home, received our furniture and we are slowly unpacking.
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