Friday, October 31, 2008

R.I.P. III Completed

Becky's list. (Peril the Third)

1. The Mystery of the Fool & The Vanisher by David and Ruth Ellwand
2. Zombie Blondes by Brian James
3. The Ghosts of Kerfol by Deborah Noyes
4. Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez
5. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
6. Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer
7. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
8. Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex
9. Darkside by Tom Becker
10. Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
11. Poison Ink by Christopher Golden
12. Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
13. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The pool:

Classics I may or may not be likely to read: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, The Monk by Matthew G. Lewis, The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe, The Italian by Ann Radcliffe.

YA books: Vampirates: Blood Captain by Justin Somper, Zombie Blondes by Brian James, Darkside by Tom Becker, Lifeblood by Tom Becker, Evernight by Claudia Gray, Poison Ink by Christopher Golden, Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez, Oddest of All by Bruce Coville, Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr, Triskellion by Will Peterson, 666 Number of the Beast short stories by various authors, Thirsty by M.T. Anderson, The Ghosts of Kerfol Deborah Noyes, Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley, Heck: Where All the Bad Kids Go by Dale E. Basye, The Mystery of the Fool and the Vanisher by David Ellwand, Billy Bones: A Tale from the Secrets Closet by Christopher Lincoln, Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, What the Dickens by Gregory Maguire.

Other adult books: Pemberley Shades by D.A. Bonavia-Hunt, Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer.
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1 comments:

Rhinoa 6:20 AM  

Congrats on wrapping up another challenge. I really want ot read Melissa Marr, she is high on my list for 2009. I hope there is an RIP IV...

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