Friday, September 18, 2015

R.I.P. Challenge: Readers Imbibing Peril

R.I.P. artwork by Abigail Larson, used with permission.

I'm a bit late to the party, but after seeing this awesome new-to-me reading challenge on a few other blogs, I've decided I just MUST participate, especially after last week's Top Ten Tuesday post in which I talked about all the mystery series I want to start. I'm craving some peril, dammit! (And I couldn't resist those gorgeous graphics!)

So what is R.I.P. (Readers Imbibing Peril), now in its 10th year? Hosted this year by The Estella Society, it's all about spooky reading for fall. The challenge goes through October 31, and reading material (or movies -- there's an option for those too!) can fall into these categories: mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror and supernatural. Well, that's about half my to-read list right there -- and what better time to cozy up with a creepy book than autumn?

Since I have so many books that fit that bill on my to-read list -- and I could totally use an excuse to move them to the front of the queue -- I decided to go with Peril the First, which means I'll read four books that fit the R.I.P. theme. In the process I'll start at least one new series and hopefully knock two books off my list of 12 must-reads for the year (of which I've only read one so far!).

I've picked out eight potential peril-filled books and from those I'll read (at least!) four. My first will be "The Girl on the Volkswagen Floor," a true-crime book about a local murder from the 1960s. It's being passed around amongst my library co-workers and I'm up next!

1 comment:

  1. Yes! I'm so glad you joined in. Considering the size of your stack of possibilities, it seems like it came at exactly the right time. I hope you enjoy!


Thanks for stopping by! Comments make my day, and I read and appreciate every single one!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...