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October 31, 2013 / Leslie

RIP VIII Event Wrap-Up

Today is Halloween, the last day of October, and that means RIP VIII, is ending. I’m not always good with challenges or events where I have to commit to read a certain number or type of book. Something always gets in the way. But not this time. About mid-summer I began setting aside spooky books that I really wanted to read so I would have a tempting choice of audio and print for this event.

RIP VIIIMy challenge was Peril the First:

“Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be King or Conan Doyle, Penny or Poe, Chandler or Collins, Lovecraft or Leroux…or anyone in between.”

So, how did I do?

I exceeded my expectations! It helped that these are all genres I enjoy. I read eight books and have just started on my ninth, Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield.

Read and Reviewed:

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo (Fantasy/Supernatural)
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (Scifi/Dystopia/YA)
Joyland by Stephen King (Mystery/Crime)
Silence of Bonaventure Arrow by Rita Leganski (Fantasy/Supernatural/Voodoo)

Ghost Bride by Yangsze ChooThe 5th Wave by Rick YanceyJoyland by Stephen KingThe Silence of Bonaventure Arrow by Rita Leganski

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (Horror)
Evil Eye: Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong by Joyce Carol Oates (Horror)
The Never List by Koethi Zan (Thriller)
The Preservationist by Justin Kramon (Psychological Thriller) Review will be posted on 11/5.

Doctor Sleep by Stephen KingEvil Eye by Joyce Carol OatesNever List by Koethi ZanPreservationist

Did you participate in RIP VIII? Have you read any of these?

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  1. irene / Oct 31 2013 12:35 pm

    I have not read any of the books you read for R.I.P challenge. I scared myself silly, with one of the books I chose and couldn’t continue. Not my genre. You did good!


  2. BermudaOnion / Oct 31 2013 2:41 pm

    Way to go!!


  3. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Oct 31 2013 7:39 pm

    You did well Leslie. I hoped to read 4 and actually read 5.


  4. Suko / Oct 31 2013 11:17 pm

    Great job!! I haven’t read any of the books you’ve featured here.


  5. nrlymrtl / Nov 1 2013 7:01 pm

    The Fifth Wave is on my TBR list – along with like 500 other books. I am so behind. But enthusiastic!

    I didn’t read as much as I had planned for this event, and I didn’t get all my review up within the event dates. Still, it is always fun and I look forward to it again next year.


  6. cherylmahoney / Nov 5 2013 10:38 pm

    Congrats on exceeding your goals! I met most of my plans for RIP this year, and had unexpected fun with Peril on Screen. 🙂



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