RIP Challenge IV

Oh, hooray, it’s time for the RIP Challenge again! -does a little dance- This was the first challenge I ever participated in, and I am excited to do it again!

I will be taking on Peril the First again, which is to read four books that fall into the genres of mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror, and supernatural. It will be a good time.

Book pool:
Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger
Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson
and… then I draw a blank. Give me suggestions!

Read:
1. The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle (Review)
2. We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson (Review)
3. Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger (Review)
4. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley (Review)

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10 thoughts on “RIP Challenge IV

  1. Mary says:

    I promise to stop bugging… after I tell you that you should read Kamouraska by Anne Hebert… which I think I've told you before? This is another strictly based on death recommendation, and I would classify it as a suspenseful thriller 🙂

  2. Heather says:

    Rebecca and Her Fearful Symmetry are perfect. I'm halfway through HFS and am loving it.

    As for suggestions…Wilkie Collins and The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova are two great ones. Float around the links in Carl's post, you'll find a bunch. I know I am!! 🙂

    Good luck and have fun!

  3. Carl V. says:

    You've got three great choices there already. I think you'll be in for some fantastic reading over the next couple of months. Not sure what all you've read, but I loved The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I've read nothing but wonderful things about Heather's suggestions of Collin's and Kostova.

    I'm so happy that RIP was your first challenge and even more pleased that you're back for more!!!

  4. Alison says:

    Excellent suggestions, all! We will see how things go.

    Mary — just how much death are we talking? More Zola or Condé? And why do you read so many books wherein people drop like flies? 🙂

  5. Mary says:

    Mmmmmm this one is a little more… someone dies in the beginning and the rest is how its all figured out, if I remember correctly. Haha, and there are so many of them because I read them all for the same professor and she had good, if unfortunate, taste!

    Also, upon viewing these other comments, I gotta back up the person who suggested The Historian. I friggin' loved that book.

  6. Carl V. says:

    If you are interested in being added to the R.I.P. IV email list, to be informed of contests and events, please drop me a line at poegeek (at) gmail (dot) com.

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