R.I.P. VI is here!

7 September, 2011

I was just feeling all gloomy last week thinking about how summer’s over and dreading the encroaching darkness and chill until I realised that Carl V of Stainless Steel Droppings will be hosting his Readers Imbibing Peril (R.I.P.) VI challenge from Sept 1st – Oct 31st. It’s in its 6th year and is one of the first challenges I joined when I started blogging and one I always look forward to every year. Takes the edge off the approaching winter.

I’ll be participating at the Peril the First level where I plan to read 4 books or more in the following genres: mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror, supernatural. All genres I love!

So I’m hoping to read some books from the following on my TBR and maybe some new titles I may come across in the next two months:

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson – I’ve heard this is super creepy, a favourite amongst bloggers
Dark Matter by Juli Zeh – existential/philosophical thriller with physicists, my choice this month for my book group
Dark Matter: A Ghost Story by Michelle Paver – I’ve heard this is uber creepy
Twelve by Jasper Kent – vampires in 1800s Russia
Ghost Stories by M.R. James – I keep putting this on my RIP lists but never managed to read it, oops
Heartstone by C.J. Sansom – ‘cos I love Shardlake
The Behaviour of Moths by Poppy Adams – some gothic fun and ‘cos I’ve had this, like, FOREVER
Mystery in the Minster by Susanna Gregory – Physician Matthew Bartholomew sleuths in 14th century Cambridge on his 17th case
Still Life by Louise Penny – Inspector Gamache’s first case in Quebec

It’s all about having fun and I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else will be reading. And once again, how gorgeous is the banner? And will you be joining us?

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9 Responses to “R.I.P. VI is here!”


  1. I read Michelle Paver’s book last year and enjoyed it (although not as scary as I really wanted it to be).

    I just started reading Still Life last night after being recommended this series by a few people: so far so good.

    Look forwrad to reaidng your reviews – this is my favourite challenge! 🙂

  2. winstonsdad Says:

    look forward to your thoughts on Dark matter it is a book i m on fence about wanting to read so some more insight or someone liking it would help ,all the best stu

  3. Kailana Says:

    We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a really good book. I hope you enjoy it!

  4. deslily Says:

    i keep meaning to get We Have Always lived in This Castle…sheesh.. well I will look forward to your review!

  5. Kristen M. Says:

    I just bought my own copy of We Have Always Lived in the Castle because I enjoyed it so much the first time. And the Poppy Adams book (called The Sister in the U.S.) is seriously creepy. Actually, the two books have quite a bit in common.

  6. Bellezza Says:

    Every year I’m reminded of We Have Always Lived In The Castle and every year I neglect to read it. Hope I can get to it this year along with you!

  7. Heather Says:

    We Have Always Lived in the Castle is such a perfect RIP book. I listened to the audio last year and it is so deliciously creepy. Have fun with the challenge!


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