30 August 2009

Challenge: R.I.P. IV

Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting the R.I.P IV Challenge. That R.I.P. stands for Readers Imbibing Peril. And although I swore I wasn't joining, here I am.

There are several levels, and I am committing to reading two books in two months. The idea is to read books out of the following categories: mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, Gothic, horror, and supernatural. Although we are not required to compile and stick with a reading list, I thought I'd share some of the books I've been wanting to read:

The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
The Widow's Season by Laura Brodie
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr

Surely I can read two books for this challenge by October 31. Some people have already started on the challenge, and you can find the links to their reviews at the R.I.P. IV Review Site.


Molly 8/30/09, 8:40 AM  

It truly does sound like a wonderful challenge, and I am giving into temptation and signing up myself.

Your list of potential reads is terrific!

Sandy Nawrot 8/30/09, 9:03 AM  

haha! I knew it! However, I do admire your attempt at resistance! You have a great list..we have some overlaps.

bermudaonion 8/30/09, 9:13 AM  

I knew you were thinking about this one. I didn't know there were different levels - I may think about it, since I think I could read 2 books in 2 months.

Heather 8/30/09, 9:49 AM  

I'm so glad you joined in. You have a great list there. I can't wait to hear what you think of them :)

Margot at Joyfully Retired 8/30/09, 9:55 AM  

I'm avoiding this one because I don't like "those" kind of books. And then I look at your list and see the Physick Book. That book is one of my favorites from this year! I've learned something new about myself. (I'm still not joining the challenge.)

Dorte H 8/30/09, 10:02 AM  

Oh ..... I really shouldn´t ....
Well, perhaps but ...

Actually, I have my first idea ready, and seeing your list I wonder whether I should use Stieg Larsson´s third novel as a second choice. (If you can use him, so can I).

No, I haven´t really made up my mind. But my, I am tempted (and I like the button soooo much).

Lenore Appelhans 8/30/09, 10:43 AM  

A lot of those books are on my list too!!

I just can't keep up with challenges....

Tam @ Bailey's and Books 8/30/09, 10:55 AM  

I'm in this challenge too (but I am going to to try and tackle 4 books, we'll see ...) We also share some of the same books in our pool, I am hoping to read P&P&Zombies and The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane.
Here is my first post and list.
Happy Reading

Anonymous,  8/30/09, 11:48 AM  

That button is so cool. And I'm reading Her Fearful Symmetry now. I just might have to sign up!

Louise 8/30/09, 11:53 AM  

Great list of books. I've only read The Girl Who Played With Fire (and it was a good read) and I am NOT joining this challenge ;o) I have enough trouble keeping up with the other challenges I sign up for :-)

Unknown 8/30/09, 12:23 PM  

Carl might like to think R.I.P stands for Readers Imbibing Peril, but really we all know is stands for Resistance Is Pointless! :)

Sounds like a great pile of books you've got lined up for it.

The Tome Traveller 8/30/09, 12:52 PM  

Here's a challenge that I might be able to do! Only two books and I have books that I will be reading anyway that will fulfill the requirements. YAY! Need more challenges like this one. (I stink at challenges).


Literary Feline 8/30/09, 12:56 PM  

It will be interesting to see what everyone reads for this one. Your list is making me drool a bit. The only one I've had a chance to read from your list is Definitely Dead, but there are many others I'd like to read eventually. Enjoy!

I've actually been thinking of dropping out of most of my challenges for this year. I haven't quite decided for sure on that yet.

Memory 8/30/09, 2:25 PM  

I love that there are different levels of participation; it makes it so much easier to commit to the challenge. I hope you enjoy whichever books you choose!

S. Krishna 8/30/09, 6:24 PM  

I'm excited about this challenge. Her Fearful Symmetry is on my list as well, though now I'm thinking I might finish it before the challenge begins!

Julie P. 8/30/09, 7:15 PM  

Your list is terrific! I am still deciding. I don't know if I can handle any extra pressure right now! LOL!

Gavin 8/30/09, 8:34 PM  

What a great list of books. This is going to be so much fun!

Melody 8/30/09, 9:02 PM  

It's hard to say no to this challenge, isn't it? :P

You've a great list there! I look forward to your reviews.

Carl V. Anderson 8/30/09, 10:47 PM  

Well I'm so glad you didn't stick to your swearing and instead decided to join us. It is wonderful to have you. I look forward to seeing which two books you decide to read, because your list is wonderful.

Anonymous,  8/31/09, 5:28 PM  

This is my kind of challenge, but I really can't join another one! Good luck :)

Literate Housewife 8/31/09, 6:19 PM  

I really, really need to get off the fence and join this challenge. Do you think I can count The Girl Who Played with Fire and Her Fearful Symmetry even though I started them before Sept 1?

Veens 8/31/09, 8:49 PM  

Can you believe it if i tell you that if RIP would have started 2 days earlier, Steig Larson would be in my list too :D

Unknown 9/1/09, 4:34 AM  

I'm pleased to see that you are joining this challenge. Everyone seems to be wanting to read Her Fearful Symmetry. Let's hope it is good!

gautami tripathy 9/1/09, 5:30 AM  

You got great books lined up. I read that OPhysick book as The Lost Book of SAlem and really loved it.

Here is my RIP IV read list

Robin M 9/1/09, 12:17 PM  

Good luck with the challenge. Look forward to hearing what you think about "The Angel's Game" and "The Physick Book". I really liked both. I'll be reading my first Sookie book soon.

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