Generally I don’t do reading challenges- I don’t like to commit to preselected titles. I’m never sure what I’ll have time for and my tastes continuously change. What if I don’t want to read the books I’ve picked out? What if I take on too much and can’t finish? Will the Challenge Police write me a citation?
And my taste in books doesn’t typically run towards the dark, the gloomy, the supernatural. However, creepiness does hold an odd appeal to me, so maybe I could try…
The RIP IV Challenge post lists the following categories for reading selections:
And, look… look at the button. Beautiful, right? I wanted that button in my sidebar.
So I popped on over to Stainless Steel Droppings and read up on it. You don’t have to pre-select titles (check). There are different levels of participation. You can read as little or as much as you want (check, check). And I’ve already started a book that would fit nicely into the challenge (check, check, check). I’m in!
Some books I will consider, and one I’ve already started:
1. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
3. The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
4. The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Do you have any reading suggestions for me? Something amazing and dark, something sure to send shivers up my spine? Please let me know!
Won’t you join me in the RIP IV Challenge? If so, go sign up! The challenge starts today and runs through October 31st.
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