R.I.P. VI Wrap up!

7 November, 2011

Aaah, I thought two months would give me ample time to read all the spooky books I wanted but, alas, time does not slow down when you are having fun. Carl’s wonderful R.I.P. VI Challenge has once again ended and although I would have liked to have read more books from my favourite genres, still, I didn’t do too shabbily.

I read the following:

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Mystery in the Minster by Susanna Gregory
Don’t Look Now and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier
Talking About Detective Fiction by P.D. James
Angel Time by Anne Rice
Dark Matter by Juli Zeh

I did actually read Michelle Paver’s Dark Matter: A Ghost Story but couldn’t post the review on time. So 5/9 from my original list isn’t too bad, especially since I keep finding new titles every day!

I rather enjoyed reading seasonally although I’m finding that I don’t scare easily. So any suggestions for books that will give me a fright will be warmly welcomed!

This is one of my favourite challenges and I can’t wait for R.I.P. VII next year!

6 Responses to “R.I.P. VI Wrap up!”

  1. Mystica Says:

    Your last two are new to me but the other authors are certainly fabulous.

  2. What a great combination: I love seasonal reading this time of year. My favourite spooky read this October was Joey Comeau’s One Bloody Thing after Another, which was kind of creepy, but I’m not sure if you’d actually find it scary.

    What I did find truly haunting recently was Dan Vyleta’s The Quiet Twin; there is a murder (at least one, shan’t say more), but it was the pervasive tension and some of the scenes of cruelty that really got under my skin. This is the first book that I’ve read in a long time that I simply didn’t even want to look at after dark.

    • sakura Says:

      Two books I haven’t heard of before! Thank you for the rec. I will definitely check out Vyleta’s book – the title alone has already hooked me and it sounds very creepy!

  3. winstonsdad Says:

    you got a good number read ,all the best stu

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