Saturday, October 31, 2009

R.I.P. Challenge Summary

I had a fantastic time with the R.I.P. Challenge this year! Almost half of my TBR list was appropriate for this challenge so I had no problem finding books to read and I obviously far surpassed the four perilous reads for Peril the First.

Here are the links to all of our R.I.P. reads this year --

Three Spooky Kid Books (Dr. Seuss, Lemony Snicket and an illustrated story)

The Somnambulist (Jonathan Barnes)

The House at Midnight (Lucie Whitehouse)

Ghostwalk (Rebecca Stott)

The Ghost Stories of Muriel Spark (Muriel Spark, of course!)

The Man in the Picture (Susan Hill)

In A Glass Darkly (Sheridan Le Fanu)

The House of Lost Souls (F.G. Cottam)

Pretty Monsters (Kelly Link)

Half-Minute Horrors (Susan Rich, editor)

The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)

The Cain Saga: Forgotten Juliet (Kaori Yuki)

Spellbinder (Helen Stringer)

The Manual of Detection (Jedediah Berry)

Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie: My Rotten Life (David Lubar)

The Unburied (Charles Palliser)

And don't forget our Poe Fridays selections. I tried to focus on spooky reads for the past few weeks and got through some fantastic poems and short stories.

Many thanks to Carl for running this great Challenge every year. I hope that everyone that participated had as much fun as we did!

Looking forward to a novel without ghosts or murder,


  1. I don't know that I've seen someone do that many RIP reads! I had a lot of fun seeing the many choices we have through your blog though!

  2. You did terrific for this challenge (some great choices too). I completed it too with (4) books.

  3. Wow! That's a great list of books read for this challenge! I put quite a few of them on my TBR list after reading your reviews!

  4. this sure was a fun challenge! I hope you join again next year! you read some great books! I just got the Somnambulist and I don't intend on saving it for next year!

  5. You rocked this challenge!!! It seemed tailor-made for you! : )

  6. Thanks, Gautami!

    Lena - I know. I kind of went over and beyond. Of course I didn't plan it out beforehand. I probably would have toned it down a bit if I realized it earlier.

    Diane - Thanks and good job!

    Robin - Great! I hope you enjoy the ones you read.

    Deslily - I loved it and The Somnambulist was one of my favorites. I hope you love it too!

    Jenners - It was. Maybe it wasn't really a challenge, eh? ;P

  7. Awesome!!!! So many of these have been added to my wish list. I will definitely be joining this one next year. I have to ask though . . . did you get the record number of reads? I am so impressed!!