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It’s the tenth year of RIP! I’ve taken part in RIP since RIP VI (and still have yet to read Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White, which was on my first RIP list). This year, RIP is hosted by Andi and Heather. But the challenge is still the same:
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.
That is what embodies the stories, written and visual, that we celebrate with the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril event.
As time has wound on, we’ve discovered that simple rules are best:
1. Have fun reading (and watching).
2. Share that fun with others.
R.I.P. X officially runs from September 1st through October 31st.
As usual, I will be going with Peril the First.
Peril the First: Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be King or Conan Doyle, Penny or Poe, Chandler or Collins, Lovecraft or Leroux…or anyone in between.
As October is also Diversiverse, I wanted to try to read some RIP-related books by authors of diverse backgrounds.
After a bit of googling, I discovered some lists online:
Black women in horror writing
A Goodreads list of black women horror writers
A list on Tor.com of SF by women and people of colour
A Goodreads list of Japanese Horror fiction
Catherine Sampson’s top 10 Asian crime fiction
Asian crime fiction writers (Wikipedia)
Here’s what I hope to read!
The Strange Library – Haruki Murakami (translated)
The Goddess Chronicle – Natsuo Kirino (translated)
A Loyal Character Dancer – Qiu Xiaolong (translated)
Dawn – Octavia Butler
Six suspects – Vikas Swarup
The Good House – Tananarive Due
The Hunter: A Detective Takako Otomichi Mystery – Asa Nonami (translated)
A Stranger in Olondria – Sofia Samatar
(The following titles were those I already listed on my Diversiverse sign-up post)
The Fifth Season – NK Jemisin
Sorcerer to the Crown – Zen Cho
Spirits Abroad – Zen Cho
Skin Folk – Nalo Hopkinson
The Grace of Kings – Ken Liu
How about you? Have you signed up? What books do you plan on reading?