Thursday, September 03, 2015

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril X Reading Challenge





My own Big Book Summer Challenge ends on Monday, and I saw a new challenge for fall that fits perfectly with my usual fall reading plans:


The R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril X Challenge (whew, that's hard to type correctly!) hosted by The Estella Society. Get it? The initials are RIP and it's all about reading creepy, scary stuff. I usually devote October to those kinds of books anyway, so this is a perfect fit for me!

Types of books include but are not limited to:

Mystery.
Suspense.
Thriller.
Dark Fantasy.
Gothic.
Horror.
Supernatural.
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.

I am participating at the level of Peril the First - to read 4 books of any length that fit the theme.

Just a quick look at my overflowing TBR shelves reveals lots of great choices, including:
  • The Three by Sarah Lotz
  • The Martian by Andy Weir (not sure it that fits - it's a thriller - but I want to read it before the movie comes out!)
  • The Likeness by Tana French
  • Dracula by Bran Stoker (on audio)
  • The UnWanteds by Lisa McMann
  • The Ear, the Eye and the Arm by Nancy Farmer
  • Doll Bones by Holly Black
I'm not saying I'll read all of those, but I will shoot for at least 4 of them by the end of October. Many of these have been patiently waiting on my TBR shelves for far too long, so I am looking forward to this!

If you want to join in the fun, head over to The Estella Society and sign up.  I'm ready for a spooky fall reading season!

(Throughout the fall, you can visit participants' reviews at this link).

10 comments:

  1. The Three definitely sounds creepy! I have three books picked out, but I'm trying to figure out a fourth. Happy RIPing!! :)

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    1. Glad you're joining the fun, too, Lindsey! My TBR shelves are so overflowing, I had plenty of choices!

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  2. This is the first year I'd even heard about this challenge, but it sounds really fun! I can't do it this year, but there's always next time :) Enjoy!

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    1. Me, too, but it fits perfectly with my reading habits this time of year! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I read a lot of mysteries and thrillers, but nothing ghostly or creepy. I'll look into this one though, just for the name! I only have 2 left for my Cloak & Dagger mystery challenge, so there'd be some overlap anyway. Thanks for visiting today.

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    1. According to the list above (that I copied fro the challenge page) - mysteries and thrillers count! That's part of it.

      Congratulations on finishing (almost) your Cloak & Dagger Mystery Challenge!

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  4. Well, if you're counting The Martian then I will too! :-) I think it certainly fits the mood of the challenge if not the exact letter of the law. I've picked out 13 dark short stories to read too. Good luck!

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    1. Hey, they said Thrillers, right? It counts!

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  5. How are you doing on your RIP X challenge? I have finished two books and that may be my limit. Here is my link:
    My RIP X

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    1. I've read a few but am an entire month behind on my reviews due to being sick for so long! I am hoping to get to some of my spooky book reviews starting this week :) And I like to read spooky stuff all through October but just realized I have 2 book group mtgs in early Nov that I will have to start reading for this month - eating into my spooky reading time!

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