Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sign-Up for Readers Imbibing Peril 13 Challenge

As much as I love my Big Book Challenge every summer, I also eagerly look forward to the beginning of September and the annual Readers Imbibing Peril (or RIP) Challenge. It's extra incentive for me to catch up on some of the many dark and creepy books piling up on my TBR bookcase (which now has double rows on most shelves - gulp).

The RIP Challenge is not just for horror or ghost stories - you can read any books in the categories of:
  • Mystery.
  • Suspense.
  • Thriller.
  • Dark Fantasy.
  • Gothic.
  • Horror.
  • Supernatural.
That's a pretty broad swath of reading, and I have LOTS of books waiting on my shelves to be read that fit. I used to read exclusively mysteries, suspense, and thrillers years ago, and my husband still favors those genres, so I have a lot to choose from.

I am signing up for:
  • Peril the First - read at least 4 books in the RIP categories
  • Peril on the Screen - watch TV shows or movies that fit the RIP themes
  • Peril of the Review - I plan to review all of my RIP books, TV shows, and movies
The challenge runs from September 1st through October 31st, so even though I am a bit late with my sign-up post, I started reading RIP books as soon as I finished my last Big Book on Labor Day weekend! Here's what I have already read/am in the middle of reading for RIP:

I started with The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian, which was excellent and suitably creepy and suspenseful, and I am now reading Still Life by Louise Penny, a mystery/police procedural. The iPod is there to signify my first audiobook for RIP that I finished last week, Dark Saturday by Nicci French, a mystery, and the one my husband and I started this weekend, Not If I Save You First, a YA survival thriller by Ally Carter.

For the rest of the challenge (other than what I need to read for my review job), I plan to read exclusively RIP books. Here is an assortment I have here to choose from, though I could have stacked up triple this number easily!

So, I have a nice wide assortment to choose from - the first pile is YA or middle-grade and the second pile is adult novels, ranging from mystery to suspense to sci fi thrillers to ghost stories.

Despite the few dried leaves I found on my deck for the photos, it still looks and feels very much like summer here, so I am glad that at least my reading has a fall chill to it!

I enjoy the RIP Challenge every fall - if you want to join the fun, too, the details and link-up post are here.


  1. I love seeing everyone's RIP reviews over September and October!

    1. I really enjoy this challenge every fall - fun to celebrate the season this way! Especially after such an intolerably hot & humid summer (it just cooled down here this week) - nice change of pace for both reading & weather!