R. I. P. VI

Autumn is slowly approaching and Carl’s eagerly awaited R.I.P. VI has finally started. Of course I’m joining. Here is what Carl wrote in his post.

Every September 1st through October 31st for the last 5 years I have hosted the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge, affectionately known as the R.I.P. Challenge. I began this reader event, I blinked, and now I am hosting this for the 6th time. Wow, that is so hard to believe.

The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:

Dark Fantasy

The emphasis is never on the word challenge, instead it is about coming together as a community and embracing the autumnal mood, whether the weather is cooperative where you live or not.

I am going to aim high this year and want to read 4 books, watch a movie and join the group read for Deborah Lawrenson’s The Lantern.

I am not sure what I am going to read but here are a few ideas:

Daphne Du Maurier’s The House on the Strand

Alice Thomas Ellis The Inn at the Edge of the World

John Harwood’s The Ghost Writer

Jennifer Archer’s Through Her Eyes

Victoria Schwab’s The Near Witch

Stephen King’s Full Dark, No Stars

Neil Gaiman’s Coraline

I wanted to re-watch Interview with the Vampire and the one or the other Vincent Price movie like Dragonwyck or House on Haunted Hill.

As written before, I will join the group read for Deborah Lawrenson’s The Lantern but there are two other possibilities if you’d like to participate.

If you want to join or know more about the details of the event here’s the link to Carl’s post.

30 thoughts on “R. I. P. VI

  1. I want to read some Daphne du Maurier, but my library only has ones I have read. I might have to buy one before the challenge is out.

    Glad to see you are joining in for The Lantern read-along!

    • I’m looking forward to the read along.
      I haven’t read anything by Du Maurier for quite a while but I had this still on my pile. I think it’s different from what she normally wrote be good as well.

    • Thanks, trish. I read Jamaica Inn a long time ago, right after Rebecca and my Cousin Rachel which do overshadow it a bit now. I should re-read it one day. It has a great setting and atmosphere.

  2. I’ve read The Ghost Writer and thought it was a good read. I was contemplating reading that du Maurier as well so will be curious to hear what you think of it. And I’d like to read The Latern, too, if I can manage it. Now a little cool weather would be nice to set the mood!

    • We are on a rollercoaster weather wise, one day hot, one day cold, it is a mix of two seasons. I already decided I will keep the more eerie reads for October. I read a good review of The Ghost Writer.
      I wouldn’t noramlly have read The Latern now, it strikes me as a summer book but I don’t want to miss the group read.

  3. Yay! I’m joining in this year, so it’s great to see your list of books. I love Alice Thomas Ellis, although she is not everyone’s cup of tea. Still, I really enjoyed The Inn At The Edge Of The World. The others you’re considering are mostly new to me, apart from the du Maurier which I must have read as a teenager, but have now forgotten! I’ve just posted my list of RIP novels and can’t quite decide on which four exactly, either!

    • Great to have you join. Half of the fun is making a list, I think. I’m quite sure I will read either Alice Thomas Ellis or Du Maurier. The others are new but I read reviews on Book Rain’s blog and some sounded tempting.

  4. What a great selection! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts! I don’t know why but the cover of Dragonwyck reminded me of this movie I saw once called Bunny Lake is Missing. That movie was creepy. Lol

    • Thanks Skye, I’m following in your footsteps (you will be given credit when I review them 🙂 ) I haven’t seen Bunny Lake is Missing but it sounds as if it would be a good choice.
      Will you join as well?

  5. Oh I LOVE the R.I.P. artwork this year! I must get over to Carl’s site to get involved. I want to read something actually spooky by Daphne Du Maurier this year. I also want to rewatch Coraline, and Interview With A Vampire has been on my Netflix queue forever…!

  6. I finally joined in on the fun this year, Caroline. Haven’t read any of the titles you mention, so your reviews will be all new to me in that sense (although, of course, I AM familiar with some of the names of the titles at least). Happy reading!

    • What a surprise, Richard and welcome. Hope you will enjoy it. I’d be curious to know what made you decide this?
      I’m sure you wouldn’t like all of my titles, there are some YA novels on the list but knowing myself and the challenge, I will probably remove some and add others. I’m very curious to see your choices.

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