R.I.P. XII Challenge

What time is it? R.I.P. time!

I must admit, though, R.I.P. XII caught me by surprise this year.  In many ways, this has been a dispiriting year for many, so perhaps that played a role in my tardiness when it comes to my favorite time of year and the spooky books I love to curl up with when the days lengthen and darken.

At any rate, better late than never to year twelve of the beloved autumn reading challenge in which you:

enjoy books that could be classified as:

Dark Fantasy.
Every September 1 through October 31 for the last 11 years Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings has hosted the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge, affectionately known as the R.I.P. Challenge. This year, Carl has entrusted the event and its traditions to Heather at My Capricious Life and Andi at Estella’s Revenge.
As always, there are multiple levels at which you can participate. I am opting for Peril the First, which means I will read four books. I may also do Peril on the Screen–that sort of depends on whether I find a good ghost movie I have not yet seen. A challenge, for sure.
Here are the four perilous books I have selected for R.I.P. XII in the order I expect to read them:

Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson

Quiet Neighbors

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo

13 Reasons Why by Jay Archer

Thirteen Reasons Why

The Secret of Crickley Hall by James Herbert

The Secret Of Crickley Hall
I hope you’ll join me for R.I.P. XII this year. It’s easy and fun (and you only have to read one book or watch one movie). Click here to sign up, and let’s get reading!


R.I.P. XII Challenge — 6 Comments

  1. Oooh, I have been wanting to try out some George Saunders ever since reading a very excellent interview with him about writing comedy. This novel sounds very interesting from all the reviews I’ve read so far, though I am leaning towards starting with his short stories. Are you a fan of the shorts as well?

    I love this time of year. Just put up my own list for the RIP, if you’re interested: http://www.bookpunks.com/peril-12th-season-horror-arrived/


    • Hi Nikki,

      I tend to stay away from short stories in general. When I get involved with a character, I want to spend more than ten or twenty pages in that person’s life. (That being said, I do have a couple of favorite short stories I feel are perfect as they are. I re-read “Roman Fever” and “How To Talk to a Hunter” again and again.) Anyhow, I started Lincoln in the Bardo, and I would say it definitely takes literary liberties.

      Thanks for stopping by! I’m popping over to your list now.

    • Cool! I was wondering about that. I really liked Haunted (both the book and the movie), but The Ghosts of Sleath was a bit heavy for me.

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