Today marks the last day of Carl’s RIP IV Challenge. It also marks the completion of my very first long-term challenge! Looking back on what I said I was going to read and what I ended up reading, I’m slightly surprised and yet completely satisified. I signed up to read four books during this challenge. I ended up reading eleven. I branched out and read a scary book by Joe Hill, one I would have never read at any other point of time in my life. I read a lot about vampires, which was not my intention, but should not surprise me at all. Overall, I am happy with my choice of books. While I wish that I could have delved even further into my chosen list of books to read, I understand fully that I had very limited time during this entire challenge. I am very glad I participated and can’t wait for next year’s challenge. Who knows? Next year, I may even try the king of horror himself, Mr. Stephen King. It is a challenge afterall!
Here is a complete list of books I completed for the 2009 RIP IV Challenge:
- Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- The Shimmer by David Morrell
- Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
- From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
- Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
- The Awakening and The Struggle by L. J. Smith
- Grace Hammer by Sara Stockbridge
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
- The Fury and Dark Reunion by L. J. Smith
- Nightfall by L. J. Smith
Sarbear – LOL! I still need to read her most recent. I refuse to buy it until it comes out in paperback.
Ahhhh, I love the Sookie series… I wish she'd hurry up already.
Thanks, Teddy! It was fun!
Congrats on finishing your first challenge!
Congrats on finishing the challenge. You did good.
RIP IV Wrap-up
Thanks, Ceri! It's heavily weighted towards vampires, which was completely unintentional on my part. I did enjoy branching out and reading some different books!
Congratulations on completing it, Michelle. 😀 Good for you, girl.
I love your list of books you did for it. You should be really proud of yourself.
Thanks, Kristy! I'm debating on New Moon. I know the movie is not going to be like the book, so why refresh my memory to point out the differences? That and it's such a painful book for me to read. My stomach is in knots the entire book, no matter how many times I read it. I don't know…
That's a lot of books for your first challenge. Congrats! I'm halfway through New Moon. My niece insisted I read it before the movie comes out.
Thanks, Trisha! I really enjoyed reading them all. I would definitely recommend The Graveyard Book! It is interesting and fantastic!
What a wonderful list of books. I've been forcing myself to not buy Gaiman's Graveyard Book because of a book buying ban I placed on myself, but seriously I keep seeing it everywhere, and I may have to just give in. Congrats on finishing the challenge.