R.I.P Book Challenge


I've never really been able to stick with a book challenge before.
But this year I have decided to do the R.I.P challenge - mostly because it looks like a lot of fun, and because I know I can stretch its definitions quite broadly :-)



The parameters of the challenge are:

"enjoy books that could be classified as:

Mystery.
Suspense.
Thriller.
Dark Fantasy.
Gothic.
Horror.
Supernatural."



It also seems to me to be a way of reading some books in my collection that I probably wouldn't ever get around to otherwise. It is not really the genre I normally read.
So here is what I am undertaking to read over the months of September and October. I will be updating you as I read them:




The Collected Ghost Stories of E. F. Benson




Spiritualism: The Inside Truth by Stuart Cumberland - I bought this one years ago at a second-hand store because I loved the cover, and I am always interested in the subject. It will also count as research for the chapter of my thesis that deals with spiritualism.




Will Storr Vs. the Supernatural by Will Storr




The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Of course I've read it before, but I just wanted to show off the wonderful cover of this 1970s paperback.




Death in Midsummer and Other Stories by Yukio Mishima - OK, this one is really stretching the boundaries, but it has "Death" in the title, and Mishima is normally dealing with dark subjects in his writing :-)



1 comments:

Kailana said...

The good thing is that it isn't a challenge, really. It is just fun. It is good for meeting new people, discovering new books, etc. Some of the bloggers I am friends with now are people that I have met through either this challenge or Carl's Once Upon a Time. It is a community building event.

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