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RIP Challenge IV

This is my first time joining one of Carl’s challenges at Stainless Steel Droppings and I’m very excited!  I’ve seen a lot of people having a ton of fun with them and I finally decided to forget the fact that I fail at challenges and join in.

The R(eaders) I(mbibing) P(eril) challenge invites us to read scary books between September 1st and October 31st from a variety of genres.  I’m planning on doing Peril the First, which challenges me to read 4 books between now and then.  I suspect the next 24 hour Read-a-Thon towards the end of October will help a lot if I participate.  I’d like to but it’s the weekend after our wedding, so we might be off somewhere instead!


My pool is gleaned from my TBR pile and extensive perusal of others’ lists, since I’ve never chosen books for this challenge before!

  • Mistress of the Art of Death, Ariana Franklin
  • The Strain, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
  • Fragile Eternity, Melissa Marr
  • Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead
  • The Maze Runner, James Dashner
  • The Road, Cormac McCarthy
  • The Angel’s Game, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • An Instance of the Fingerpost, Iain Pears

I think that’s a good list to start!  I’ve gone with only books I currently own for now.  I reserve the right to switch it up with an exciting library book, but since I’m changing libraries in a couple of weeks I’m going to wait until I can browse in my new one.  Anyone want to suggest which book I should start with on September 1st?


18 comments to RIP Challenge IV

  • I am so glad you are joining us this year. I certainly try to emphasize the fun factor and that it isn’t about the number of books one reads. You’ve got a great list there. I just finished The Strain the other day and should have my review posted soon.

    You might want to go and re-sign up in the Mr. Linky section of the blog post because the way your site ended up being typed in doesn’t come out right and will not pull up your site. I ended up having to search for you by your blog name in Google to find you. You cannot fix what you’ve already done, so just go and enter it again. I’d hate to see you miss out on visitor’s because your site link doesn’t bring them here.

  • I would, I honestly would join it but unfortunately I am already falling behind other challenges I signed up for an I just know I wouldn’t be able to finish this one either. maybe I’ll plan a little better next year.

  • Good luck and have fun!

  • Yep,works great!!!

    Lily, is there any one book that you could read for this challenge that would also fit for one of the other challenges you are trying to read? :)

  • I join challenges but most important is I simply read I wish too. If I complete a challenge well and good. If not, why worry?

    Here is my RIP IV read list

  • I know I’m going to cave……..

  • This is such a GREAT challenge idea! I wish I had the time to be a part of the group, but I know I would not succeed this year. It sounds as though this is an annual event (?) If so, I will definitely try to join next year.

    Good luck with your reading goals.

  • This was a great challenge last year. I could not miss it this year. enjoy

  • I’m excited, too. Reading other’s lists has made me realize all the books I already own that fit into this. :) LIke the Strain and Maze Runner

  • I’m glad you’re joining in! Carl’s challenges are so fun and laid back that they’re perfect for those who normally avoid challenges. :)

  • HI! New visitor here and all. I saw that you joined the challenge too and I just wanted to say Good Luck :)

  • Mistress of the Art of Death sounds like such a great book. Now I want to read it too :P Reading everyone’s lists is making my decision not to get books so much harder.

  • I’m a total failure at challenges too and so of course, just joined another one! RIP IV looks so interesting. My vote is for The Strain as your first book (I’ve read that one, plus An Instance of the Fingerpost, from your list.)

  • I think you should start with The Strain. Not that I’ve read it, but I want to. :)

  • Eva

    I didn’t like The Instance of the Fingerpost, ended up abandoning it about two-thirds through. But I think I’m the only one, and I keep meaning to give Pears another try! The only other one of yours I’ve read is Mistress of the Art of Death-it’s super fluffy, but creepy at the end.

  • I’m joining this one as well! Some of your choices look interesting (especially The Maze Runner!), I’m definitely going to have to check them out.