Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Readers Imbibing Peril IV: September 1st - October 31st 2009


Hosted by Carl V at Stainless Steel Droppings.

Mystery.
Suspense.
Thriller.
Dark Fantasy.
Gothic.
Horror.
Supernatural
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Peril the First:
Read Four books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stories that you choose.

Peril the Second:
Read Two books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stories that you choose.

Peril the Third:
Read One book of any length, from any of the subgenres listed earlier in the post.

Short Story Peril:
In Carl's words:

More than any other time of the year, R.I.P. season brings out my desire to explore the short story genre. We will again do Short Story Sundays, for those of you who read R.I.P. related short stories any time during the week and want to write about them. I know I have Lovecraft, Poe, and Angela Carter waiting in the wings for my short story reading.

I am very bad at completing challenges. Therefore, I don't do many challenges, maybe upto three. However, I am joining in again this year.

I have a few mysteries/suspense/thrillers lined up.

And I read Faces In the Fire by T L Hines couple of days back and adding it to my reading count for the RIP IV, as I posted the review yesterday! Carl did say, we can break the rules.

My tentative list:

Faces In the Fire by T L Hines (already read!)
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
Ghostwriter by Travis Thrasher
Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
Wait Until Twilight by Sang Pak
A Note from an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (Re-read)
Last Last Chance by Fiona Maazel
Theft of the Master by Edwin Alexander
The Likeness by Tana French
Alvor by Laura Bingham

32 comments:

SFP said...

Oh, I should add Wait Until Twilight to my list as well! Great list, Gautami.

Carl V. said...

I am so glad you are joining in again this year. I probably have the wrong attitude about challenges, but I don't care if anyone finishes or not, for me it is all about the act of participation and getting together anyway, so thanks for diving in with us again this year.

Sandy Nawrot said...

I loved Child 44 and The Likeness. You have a great list, and totally undestand why you would pick this challenge as of one of the few you participate in! I'm going to have to keep a special stack in the corner for future RIP challenges!

Heather said...

Fragile Things was pretty good. There were some great stories and a couple I wasn't to sure about. But you can't go wrong with Neil Gaiman.

Therea re couple here I haven't heard of, I need to look those up!

Good luck!

Gavin said...

Fabulous this! I hadn't heard of Wait Until Twilight before, may have to add it to my list!

Vivienne said...

Can't wait to join this one too.

bermudaonion said...

Good luck and have fun!

carolsnotebook said...

Looks like a great list. Have fun with the challenge.

okbolover said...

I would love to join this challenge, however there's a very close deadline and I don't think I could finish with all the other challenges I got! lol. Enjoy reading though. I love reading spooky books around Halloween :)

Bart's Bookshelf said...

Great list! RIP is just such a fantastic challenge, isn't it? :)

naida said...

have fun, its a great challenge :O)
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mee said...

It's irresistable challenge, isn't it? :)

Melody said...

We just can't resist this challenge, can we? :)

I enjoyed The Likeness! I look forward to your review on it!

Veens said...

Enjoy!

Care said...

oh great choice of Child 44 - I want to read that, too. and of course, the Gaiman. I have the Tana French book and have only read Rebecca from your list! so many great choices...

S. Krishna said...

Wow, this is a great list! I'll have to bookmark this page in case I want to steal any of your ideas :-)

Ti said...

Ohhhh...Child 44 and The Likeness. I had forgotten about those. Good choices.

farmlanebooks said...

Great list! I've just started Child 44 and am loving it. I really want to read some Tana French too.

Kristen M. said...

Enjoy your books! I am having a hard time not quitting the book I am in right now just to start on my RIP reads. :) As you saw, I have plenty of them!

Ceri said...

I can't wait to read your reviews for any of these. I'm really looking forward to this challenge. :-D

Michelle said...

Rebecca is SUCH a great book!! It definitely makes the top ten of all-time favorites for me. It looks like you've got a great list going. This is going to be fun!

Iliana said...

I'm bad at completing challenges too but I can't resist joining and especially this one!

I hope you have tons of fun. I read The Likeness last year and thought it was great by the way.

Chris said...

Rebecca is a great re-read. I'm re-reading We Have Always Lived in the Castle.

Rhiannon Hart said...

I don't know any of those but Rebecca! I'll have to read your reviews :)

Book Dragon said...

Wait Until Twilight certainly fits!

Bookfool said...

That's a great list!! I've got Last Last Chance, too. I should add that to my list.

Stephanie said...

I just joined this challenge and am super excited! Glad you joined again this year. :)

Mark David said...

Impressive list! I hope to read a few of those as well one of these days.

CoversGirl said...

Most of these I'm not familiar with, so I'm looking forward to the reviews! I suspect I'll be adding some of them to my wish list.

Bluestocking said...

Boy you have a lot on your list. R.I.P. IV

tanabata said...

Nice list to choose from. I have Tana French's In the Woods in my stacks and may have to add it to my R.I.P. pile. I'm not always good at finishing challenges either but R.I.P is one I can never resist!

Nan said...

Good list! I haven't read any of those so I'm looking forward to reading all your reviews.