RIP VIII

RIP VIII!
RIP! RIP! RIP is here! Hooray!

I was just thinking about the awesomeness that is Carl’s RIP the other day, and then I realized that it was already September and I was missing it! The horror!

In case you’ve missed the last five years of me loving on this reading event, the idea is to read from the following genres, per Carl, throughout September and October:

“Mystery.
Suspense.
Thriller.
Dark Fantasy.
Gothic.
Horror.
Supernatural.
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.”

I usually end up extending these genres to include basically everything I read during RIP, like regular fantasy and weird psychological fiction, because it’s RIP and it’s totally allowed!

There are also several levels of participation. Here’s what I’m doing this year:

rip8peril1stPeril the First, aka READ ALL THE BOOKS. Well, at least four. But ALL OF THEM.

Some options:
Alien Hunter, by Whitley Strieber
The Amulet of Samarkand, by Jonathan Stroud
The Boy Who Could See Demons, by Carolyn Jess-Cooke
Case Histories, by Kate Atkinson
The Execution of Noa P. Singleton, by Elizabeth L. Silver
The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey
Green River Killer, by Jeff Jensen
Hollow Earth, by John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman
Joyland, by Stephen King
Lexicon, by Max Barry
The People in the Trees, by Hanya Yanagihara
The Scientific Sherlock Holmes, by James O’Brien
Touch of Frost, by Jennifer Estep
The Walking Dead, Vol. 1, by Robert Kirkman
What the Dead Know, by Laura Lippman
The Woman Upstairs, by Claire Messud

rip8perilshortPeril of the Short Story, aka READ ALL THE STORIES.

Some options:
Stories from An Apple for the Creature, ed. by Charlaine Harris
Stories from Smoke and Mirrors, by Neil Gaiman
The rest of the Wool series, by Hugh Howey

rip8perilonscreenPeril on the Screen, aka WATCH ALL THE MOVIES AND TV SHOWS.

Some options:
Bones
Charade
The Dark Knight Rises
The Following
John Dies at the End
The Killing
Luther
Top of the Lake

So that’s what I’ve got — if you’ve got favorite creepy/spooky/weird/awesome books/stories/movies that you think I should read/watch, leave them in the comments, because I am well known for throwing out all of my lists and doing something else entirely!

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