It’s time for R.I.P.!
It’s that time of year again! Time to send the kids back to school, unpack your woolly sweaters, enjoy some hot apple cider and warm your tootsies in front of the fire (OK, since it’s still August, maybe it isn’t quite time to pull a sweater over your head) but it is time to kick off R.I.P. or R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril…IV!!!
R.I.P. IV is the fantastic challenge hosted by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings. This is the third year I am joining in and I am so excited! It’s a great way to kick off my most favorite season of the year!
The R.I.P. IV challenge asks you to read from any of these spookyish genres - Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror or Supernatural. The challenge officially starts on September 1st and runs through Halloween.
I am hoping to read at least four books for R.I.P. IV. Below is the list of books (I’ve listed five just in case I want to switch one out) I plan to pick from for Carl’s challenge.
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson – The Gargoyle made the rounds on different blogs awhile back and since it just came out in paperback (with a cool new book cover) I just couldn’t resist.
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry – Book Club Girl was sweet enough to give me a copy of this book when we had lunch last week and when I read that people compare it to Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale I quickly added it to my list. Plus, Raych just gave it eight catepillars!
The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – I really enjoyed Zafon’s novel The Shadow of the Wind and was excited to find out that he had written this new book, which was published earlier this summer.
The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl – Another one with a great paperback cover and by the description it sounds like an intriguing mystery.
Are you joining in too? What books do you think are a must read this fall?