R.I.P. VII Wrap-up

1 November, 2012

I wasn’t sure whether I was actually going to find time to read all the books I planned for Carl’s R.I.P. VII this year but lo and behold, it seems nothing can keep me away from gothicky goodness. MWAHAHAHAHA.

All in all I read 11 books:

Ash by James Herbert
Twelve by Jasper Kent
The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Inquisition by Alfredo Colitto
Still Life by Louise Penny
An Evil Eye by Jason Goodwin
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Legend of the Wolves trilogy by Alice Borchardt

OK, strictly speaking I read Twelve and Shadow of Night before September and I haven’t posted my reviews of The Secret History, which was a re-read, or the three volumes in The Legend of the Wolves trilogy yet but I’m working on it. Incidentally Alice Borchardt is Anne Rice’s sister which makes it even more interesting, right?

But I did surprise myself by reading most of the books I planned to, which is a first, since I always get distracted and I did complete my Peril the First challenge of reading more than four books. I say it’s a win-win situation.

I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to Carl for hosting such a wonderful event and do please check out the R.I.P. VII review site to see what everyone else has been reading. I hope you’ll join us next year because I’m a little sad that it’s over as R.I.P. is one of my favourite bookish events I look forward to every year.

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8 Responses to “R.I.P. VII Wrap-up”

  1. Cath Says:

    A good list of books. I loved Still Life and The Secret History too(both read several years ago). So sad it’s all over for another year.

  2. Kristen M. Says:

    I’m glad that I’m not the only one in double digits for RIP reads! You chose some great books this year. Time to start setting books aside for RIP VIII, right?! 🙂


  3. Love the evil laughter in there. 🙂 Congrats on meeting your plans!

  4. Carl V. Says:

    Well done!!! And you should certainly count them all! I counted the ones I read before Sept. 1st because I had the spirit of R.I.P. all over me at the time. 🙂

    I’m glad you took part and had so much success with it. You did great!!!


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