It has been a few years since I last participated in the Readers Imbibing Peril reading challenge. For those unfamiliar with it:
The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:
The emphasis is never on the word challenge, instead it is about coming together as a community and embracing the autumnal mood, whether the weather is cooperative where you live or not.
The goals are simple.
1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.
The challenge starts on 1 September and runs until 31 October. There are several different levels at which you can participate, depending on how much time you have and your preferred medium. For example, there are challenges available for short stories and TV or film productions. I’ll be going with the following:
Peril the First:
Read four books, any length, that you feel fit our (very broad) definitions of R.I.P. literature. It could be Stephen King or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Shirley Jackson or Tananarive Dueor anyone in between.
I already have a couple of reviews lined up for the challenge. In addition, I hope to tackle some combination of the books below.
These include Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson, Feedback by Mira Grant, Palace of Fires by Bill Bennett, Mercy Point by Anna Snoekstra, and The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I may even finally dig out my copy of The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter.
If you’d like to join in, it’s not too late to sign up! You can also jump in at any point throughout September or October.
In the meantime, I’d love to hear about your favourite spooky reads.