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September 1, 2013 / Leslie

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril, VIII

It’s September, and that means it’s time for one of my favorite reading events, R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril, hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings.

Images by Artists Jennifer Gordan and Roman Sirotin, used with permission.

The event runs from September 1st through October 31st. There are multiple levels of perils to choose from, even a one book option for the time challenged.

There are only two simple goals for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VIII:

1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.

Reading categories to choose from are:
Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, and Supernatural — Something for everyone!

rip8peril1stMy Challenge: Peril the First:

Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be King or Conan Doyle, Penny or Poe, Chandler or Collins, Lovecraft or Leroux…or anyone in between.

Other challenges to choose from are Peril the Movie, Peril the Short Story and Peril the Group Read. For anyone new to R.I.P., you do not have to be a blogger to participate.

Choosing the books

About mid-summer I start setting aside spooky books so I will have a choice of audio and print for this event. That doesn’t mean that a scary recommendation won’t sneak to the top of the heap.

Potential Reads:
Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield (Gothic)
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo (Fantasy/Supernatural)
Joyland by Stephen King (mystery/Horror)
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (Scifi/Dystopia/YA)
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill (Horror)

Are you joining the fun?


UPDATE: October 31, 2013

So, how did I do?

I exceeded my expectations! It helped that these are all genres I enjoy. I read and reviewed eight books.
Wrap-Up Post

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  1. irene / Sep 1 2013 2:06 pm

    Sounds interesting, have fun.


  2. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Sep 1 2013 2:51 pm

    I knew you couldn’t resist:) enjoy.


  3. Charlotte @ LitAddictedBrit / Sep 1 2013 2:55 pm

    I’m taking part in this for the first time this year. I don’t normally read a lot of horror (because I’m a total wimp when it comes to anything scary) but I like a good thriller so I figured I’d give it a try! I read both Joyland and The 5th Wave earlier in the year and really enjoyed both so your list looks great to me!

    Also, I *loved* Diane Setterfield’s first novel and had no idea that she had another out later in the year so thanks for the heads up!


  4. BermudaOnion / Sep 1 2013 3:16 pm

    Have fun with the challenge!


  5. Kailana / Sep 1 2013 5:18 pm

    I am hoping to read Bellman and Black as well.


  6. nrlymrtl / Sep 2 2013 8:58 am

    I’ve been looking forward to this reading event since last year. While I am not familiar with any of your books listed above, I look forward to you chatting about them.


  7. cherylmahoney / Sep 4 2013 9:47 pm

    Looks like a nice variety–have fun! And it wouldn’t surprise me if you find a new recommendation–I always find new books for the TBR list during Carl’s challenges. 🙂


  8. Leeswammes / Sep 7 2013 10:47 am

    I also got (the offer) of Bellman & Black. I’ve heard not everyone likes it. Still thinking whether to accept it for review…

    I very much enjoyed NOS4A2. It’s a fun read and yes, a bit of horror, but not over the top.

    Hope you have a great R.I.P.!


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