Thursday, September 01, 2011

R.I.P. Challenge VI - Reading Pool

To see my official sign-up post, click here.
To see a post about reads from previous R.I.P. challenges, click here.

If I were to work on some on-going series during the course of this challenge, these are some of the books that I would like to read:

The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop
Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine
When Demons Walk by Patricia Briggs
Gravelight by Marion Zimmer Bradley
When Twilight Burns by Colleen Gleason
Blameless by Gail Carriger
Hourglass by Claudia Gray
Hex and the City by Simon Green
Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr - COMPLETED September 15, 2011
The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley
The Dreaming Place by Charles de Lint
Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund
Death Bringer by Derek Landy - COMPLETED October 7, 2011
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier - COMPLETED September 5, 2011

Reading Swap Books:
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins - COMPLETED October 6, 2011
Drood by Dan Simmons
Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop
Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Melusine by Sarah Monette
The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis

Buddy Reads:
Storm Front by Jim Butcher (Hosted by Carl) - This is a reread for me. - COMPLETED September 29, 2011
The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson (Hosted by Carl, Heather, and Me)
Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien - COMPLETED September 22, 2011
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

I was looking at my post where I talked about previous years lists and I really would like to one day get around to the following:
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Book of Lost Things by John Connelly
Faerie Tale by Raymond Feist
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke - COMPLETED September 21, 2011

A Pool from my TBR Pile:
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - COMPLETED September 10, 2011
Breathers by S.G. Browne - COMPLETED September 15, 2011

and, really, so much more...

Short Story Collections:
The Poison Eaters and Other Stories edited by Holly Black - COMPLETED September 22, 2011


  1. geez kelly, sorry you have nothing to read lol lol..

    the distant hours is a good read, I hope you get to it. dunno that it is as scary as some of those others but a good read anyway. Shadow of the Wind was one of those surprise books to was really a good read!!.. love the woman in white and Drood was another book I was surprised by..excellent book!

    I am thinking of the night circus, many have it on their lists. Whatever you choose I know you will enjoy them. Can't wait for the reviews!!!!!

  2. I really hope you end up reading (and liking) The Monk!

  3. **Pat: There could be many many more books... I just went with the easy choices and didn't explore my TBR as much as I could have...

    **Amanda: I hope I enjoy The Monk, too. I started it earlier this year, but then I stopped using my eReader. I am using it now, so perfect time.

  4. You are giving me already more ideas... Some are very tempting titles. I forgot to include some series. Last year I discovered Kelley Armstrong thanks to you. I'm looking forward to your reviews.

  5. I really liked your list! I had to laugh, because Faerie Tale was on my pile until the final review, and I may just read it anyway and add it to this challenge. I'm finally in the mood for it! You have some great titles there - Is When Demons Walk the latest in the Mercy Thompson series? And I almost picked up Blameless for this challenge too. You HAVE to read Sunshine, it is one of my favourite vampite novels, one I'm due to reread soon too only I've misplaced my copy. I have Drood on my TBR mount, and it might creep on if I get over the dread of reading another 1000 page novel right after reading Under the Dome last week! lol

    It's so much fun, isn't it? picking the books, and then readings ones we want to be scared by :-)

  6. Just a quick comment, more later... you MUST read Jonathan Strange... I just loved this soo much. You will too.

  7. Oooh I hope you read The Woman in White, it's one of my favorites. And if it hooks you on Collins, be sure to check out Moonstone too. I'm surprised by how many books you listed are currently sitting in my TBR pile as well. Looking forward to reading your thoughts when you've read them and I have finished them too.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Not that I'm going to get around to Rebecca anytime soon, but you should definitely try to get around to The Shadow of the Wind. It's a really well-done book!

  9. Wow...lots to choose from. I'm excited for this challenge!

  10. Cool list!

    I thought 'Queen of the Darkness' was a fun read. 'The Woman in White' is also good and 'The Moonstone' is also really good - one of the first thriller/detective novels I think

  11. I'd be having nightmares reading ALL of those you picked LOL. I do love this challenge.

  12. **Caroline: I love Kelley Armstrong, but more for her adult books. Her YA books are good, but not as good as her adult stuff...

    **Susan: I started Faerie Tale at some point, but never read on in it. When Demons Walk is the fourth book in one of Briggs other series: Sianim. It's not as good, but still worth reading. I really enjoy Carriger. I am glad to hear that Sunshine is worth reading. It is something I have owned for years and not read... And, yes, Drood is just so long...

    **Daphne: I started Jonathan Strange and was actually rather far into it, but I didn't finish it... Shame on me...

    **Amanda: I read The Moonstone last year, so I am looking forward to reading more from him.

    Alison: I have heard so many good things about The Shadow of the Wind. I really need to read it this time around!

    **TBM: I am too!

    **I remember Delight: I read The Moonstone last year, so I am looking forward to The Woman in White.

    **Diane: lol My TBR is scary large...

  13. Ow wow Kaliana!! you have so many to choose from. I envy you

  14. **Novroz: Well, it is actually a lot of choices, so it might not be the best plan. It makes it hard to narrow down what to actually read...

  15. Anonymous9:28 PM

    What a list! Mine feels so puny in comparison. I am really tempted to re-read Storm Front--I've only managed to read 3 or so books in the series, and it's been so long that I'm afraid if I try to pick up where I left off, I won't remember anything! I never thought of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel for this challenge, but that's another one I could read, too. (If I have the time!)

  16. Great picks! I hope you read The Monk, though. I'm currently reading it and it is fa-bu-lous. :)

  17. The Woman in White is one of my all-time favorite books! Great choices. And I am looking forward to reading The Lantern, too!

  18. I listened to an audiobook version of The Woman in White last year. It was definitely atmospheric!

    Hope you enjoy the challenge. :-)

  19. **simplerpastimes: I have only managed to read Storm Front. I really want to get into that series because I own several...

    **Darlyn: Glad to hear The Monk is so good. I am thinking I might start it next.

    **Danielle: I really hope I make time for The Woman in White. I enjoyed The Moonstone.

    **Amanda: Glad to hear another vote for The Woman in White.

  20. Impressive list! I've read a lot of the ones you have in the series category. Any of them would go well with this challenge.

  21. You've got some good looking books in there Kelly, I hope you get plenty of your choices read!

  22. How have I missed your awesome list? I agree with Daph, you *must* read Jonathan Strange. It's a bit of a commitment, but it's such a gorgeous piece of work. It took me a couple of chapters to get into it, but it was well worth the time and effort.

    I could say the same thing about Drood too.

    I'll look forward to some of your reviews! Happy reading!

  23. **Brie: I am hoping to make some progress on series with this challenge...

    **Darren: Thanks!

    **Kate: I read 50 pages in Jonathan Strange last night. I am thinking that I might try and read it in September and Drood in October... The space taking those two books taking off my TBR will make would totally make the challenge for me. :)

  24. You never finished the Gardella Vampire books? I would LOVE to read those again for the first time…they were so good!!

  25. **Chris: I know! Shame on me... The last two came out when I moved in with the cc, so they got buried and I started reading mainly from the library. Now that I have some of my books here they were some of the ones I resurrected. :)

  26. I'm impressed with how many series you have going that fit RIP! How many series do you have going altogether anyway? Too many to count? :P

    Hope you love every single book you read for RIP, Kelly!!!

  27. **Debi: Well, I put them all on FictFact, so I COULD count, but I haven't yet...

  28. I like the look/sound of your list! Most of it is new to me, but I do recognise Feist and Gaiman, and of course, Susanna Clarke! Hope you have a lovely autumn reading session!

  29. You've got some awesome books in your pile! I especially like the look of your Reading Swap books. I've read all but two of them, and they were fantastic. THE WOMAN IN WHITE is currently my favourite classic.

  30. **Risa: Both Gaiman and Feist are good authors, so I look forward to reading them.

    **Memory: I really must read The Woman in White!

  31. You are seriously R.I.Ping it up!! Good for you ... you seem to have no shortage of material to work with. Have fun.

  32. **Jenners: Hope you have lots of fun, too!


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