Joining RIP VI

It is an appropriately gloomy foggy morning to be writing this post. I have been hesitating about joining another challenge this year, as my reading speed is far from the usual, thanks to a certain wee fella. But my Google Reader feed is just overflowing with all these posts about RIP VI, and I try not to read them, but I can’t help it! The selections are so tempting. The artwork is gorgeous, as always. And the theme ever such fun:
Dark Fantasy.

So here I am, jumping into the fray with my list:
Poe’s Children The New Horror: An Anthology – edited by Peter Straub
The woman in black – Susan Hill
Ysabel – Guy Gavriel Kay
Jamaica Inn – Daphne du Maurier
A discovery of witches – Deborah Harkness
In the Woods – Tana French
The last werewolf – Glen Duncan
The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham
Chocky – John Wyndham
The terror – Dan Simmons
The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

So I am going to try for Peril the First, where four books is the goal. Better start reading!


  1. John Wyndham — I do like him. I’ve read The Day of the Triffids and The Midwich Cuckoos, but plan to read others. I also really want to read The Terror. You’ve chosen some great books. Enjoy!


  2. You can do it! You can do it! This is my fave challenge of the year, and I’m startling myself because I’ve already read two books for this one! CRAZY! I’m just in the mood for autumn even if it won’t cool off in TX for another month or so.

    I need to finish up The Woman in White (abandoned last year, not the book’s fault). I would also like to read more of Poe’s stories, and I want more Susan Hill. I’ve looked for her books at two used stores recently and they had NOTHING. I was shocked! I suspect others are hankering for her work this time of year.


  3. I had a lot of fun with this challenge last year and it will be the only challenge I do this year I think. You’ve got a number of RIP regulars there – Collins and Hill’s books for example – as well as some I haven’t heard of.


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