Sunday, October 01, 2017

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge XII 2017

It's that time of year again! Time for some creepy, spooky reading for the 
R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge (R.I.P.) hosted by Estella's Revenge and My Capricious Life. 

I've participated in this fun fall challenge for the past few years, and I always enjoy it because I like reading a bit of dark stuff (not too dark), but I don't always find the time. I used to read suspense, mystery, and thrillers almost exclusively, until I discovered reading groups and reviewing and broadened my reading horizons. And my husband LOVES to read this stuff. So, my TBR bookcase (yes, an entire bookcase!) includes lots of good creepy stuff. In September and October, I enjoy focusing on that and also making a dent in my TBR pile!

Now, before you say, "Oh, I don't read horror," let me explain that the R.I.P. Challenge is pretty broad - it includes anything a bit dark: mysteries, suspense, thrillers, supernatural or paranormal, gothic, and yes, horror, too. So, the books you read can be as scary or wimpy as you prefer. Most of mine are suspense. mystery, or thriller.

I actually started this challenge back on September 1, when it began, but this is my first chance to officially sign up and post about it.

So, I have already read or am almost finished with these creepy books:

  • In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (literary mystery/thriller)
  • Hear the Wolves by Victoria Scott (middle-grade outdoor adventure)
  • Hollow City (book 2 of the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs (YA fantasy & suspense)
  • A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry (literary thriller - almost finished)
  • Not shown: Masterminds: Payback by Gordon Kormon (book 3 in a middle-grade sci fi thriller series) - listened on audio
  • Not shown: Horizon by Scott Westerfeld (middle-grade sci fi thriller) - currently listening on audio
Don't the covers all look creepy? They kind of match. Though, to be clear, none of the covers have spiders printed on them - I got the Halloween decorations out and added those for effect!
And here is a stack I plan to draw from for the rest of the month - I probably won't get to all of these (highly unlikely), but these are some of the many on my shelf I am dying to read that fit for the R.I.P. Challenge:

  • Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (literary suspense)
  • The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian (literary suspense)
  • Artemis by Andy Weir, author of The Martian (suspenseful sci fi)
  • The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (literary thriller)
  • The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond (middle-grade suspense)

I'm having so much fun already and can't wait to read the rest! Do you enjoy reading anything creepy or suspenseful? Join the fun and sign up at the link above.

Happy Spooky Reading Season!


  1. I don't read horror, but R.I.P. is one of my favorite challenges--I'm reading all my favorite mystery series plus a couple of extras for my challenge.

    Happy R.I.P.!

    1. Wonderful, Jane! Glad you enjoy this one, too. Looks like we are tracking with each other on the summer/fall challenges :)

      Enjoy your spooky reading!

  2. It's my favorite reading season. I'm reading a thriller now and look forward to some Dracula related reads soon.

    1. I listened to Dracula (the classic) on audio last fall for the RIP challenge - for the first time! - and I loved it.