The RIP challenge (hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings) is near and dear to my heart. I will be the first to admit, I have lousy luck with challenges. There are just not enough hours in the day to read all the books I would love to read, so often I have other obligations as far as my reading goes, ensuring that the challenge books fall by the wayside. Either that, or I just lose interest. There is one reading challenge that I always participate in though, and that is the RIP challenge. Fall could be my favorite season of the year, and I love settling into the season by reading spooky books.
There are three basic levels to RIP VI and I am going for the highest one, Peril in the First. I am obligating myself to read at least four books for this challenge, although let’s be honest–I usually read more than that because I am a glutton for spooky reads in the fall.
I have compiled by list for this year’s RIP, although this pile is not all inclusive. I have some books on my kindle that I will probably include plus it is always possible I will acquire new books!
An Instance of the Fingerpost, Iain Pears: I have wanted to read something by Pears for awhile. I found this one at a used booksale and picked it up.
The Angel of Darkness and The Alienist, Caleb Carr: I have heard great things about the latter, and it would probably be the one I would read first.
The Witch’s Trinity, Erika Mailman: I bought this one on clearance a few years back and figured it would be a great choice for the challenge.
Bad Things Happen, Harry Dolan: I have wanted to read this since it first came out and now the 2nd book in the series has been released!
Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafron: It is time I read something by this author. There is just no excuse!
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs: I am so excited for this one!
The Poison Tree, Erin Kelly: My cousin just finished this one and loved it, so that definitely inspired me to add it to the pile.
A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness: I don’t know much about this book, but I had it on my shelf and figured it would be a good inclusion.
Have you read any of the books on my list?! If so, I am dying to know your thoughts! What books do you have on your list for this year’s RIP?