R.I.P. Challenge


R.I.P. ChallengeCarl at Stainless Steel Droppings has once again opened up the R.I.P. Challenge. It’s one of the first signs of fall, and the challenge provides the perfect excuse opportunity for indulging in works befitting the season.

I will participate in Peril the First, which requires the reader to read four books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stories that you choose. I have to warn you I’ve never actually finished this challenge before. Cross your fingers for me, OK?

I am not sure which four books I plan to read, but one of them (is it cheating?) will be Dracula because I’ve already started it. I might try to finish Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian and/or Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, but I’m not sure, and beyond these potential books I’m not sure which others I will read, but watch this space. I’ll think about it some more and post an update here. Feel free to make recommendations for spooky, gothic, or scary books I can add to my list of potentials.


4 thoughts on “R.I.P. Challenge

  1. you'd have to be a pretty fast reader to get thru Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, AND the Historian !! I did read the Historian and enjoyed it.. i only ever got thru about 250 pgs of Jonathan Strange. No matter what this is a fun challenge!

    1. I am definitely NOT a fast reader, but I haven't finished either book, and perhaps a challenge would light a fire? I didn't put either one of them aside because I wasn't enjoying them.

  2. You certainly can count Dracula in my book, no matter that you started early. After all, it is one of my favorite books of all time!!!

    I'm going to try to read The Historian this time as well.

    I would suggest The Thirteenth Tale if you haven't read it already.

    Great to have you in the challenge, I hope you enjoy whatever you choose to read.

    1. Thanks, Carl! I have read The Thirteenth Tale and LOVED it. I really want to try books I haven't read yet this time.

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