RIP Challenge

It’s time for Carl’s R.I.P. (Readers Imbibing Peril) Challenge. This challenge runs from 1 September to 31 October. As he describes it, it’s that time of the year

where two short months are dedicated to reveling in all things creepy, eerie, mysterious, gothic, horrifying, suspenseful and strange.

It is time to celebrate things that go bump in the night; that favorite detective that always gets his man, or woman, in the end; that delicious chill of a creak on the stairs, of the rogue waiting in the dark, of the full moon and the flit of bats wings.

The categories of books to choose from are:

Dark Fantasy.

There are a number of Perils, but I’m going for the easy one – Peril the Third, which involves reading one book that fits within the R.I.P. definition.

I have a few books to choose from as I don’t like to commit myself too soon. These are from my TBR list. If I read more than one that it is all the better:

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7 thoughts on “RIP Challenge

  1. Good selection, Margaret. I’ve read The Turn of the Screw and Dracula, both were very good. Also heard a lot of good things about The Ghost. Look forward to seeing what you read.


  2. I’m reading No Name by Wilkie Collins, which I am excited about–the only downfall it is so big I will likely not get in any (or many) other books. Your list looks great, though. If I hadn’t picked Wilkie I think I would have picked up the Michael Cox book! And I really want to read Sophie Hannah, too!


  3. I’ve got John Fowles on my list, too: I read The Maggot years ago, and can’t really remember anything about it, so it’s a good excuse to read it again. My son read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and told me he didn’t think I’d like it, so that one is staying off my reading list!


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