It’s been a number of years since I participated in the Readers Imbibing Peril Challenge that heralds the arrival of Autumn. I love reading mysteries, so it’s always a lot of fun to put together a want-to-read list and join this challenge. It was designed by Carl V. Anderson @ Stainless Steel Droppings and he hosted it for many years. This year, Andi (@Estella’s Revenge) and Heather (@Capricious Reader) are cohosting it, and it’s a very special year for this challenge: Number 13! So I can’t resist…I’m signing up!
My list of possible reads for this challenge is enormous, but I already own all of these books, so that’s easy. Some of them are also on my TBR Challenge list or my Classics Club list, so that’s another good reason to participate! Plus, these are all books I want to read, so I foresee many hours of very pleasant Fall reading ahead!
The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:Mystery.Suspense.Thriller.Dark Fantasy.Gothic.Horror.Supernatural.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.
Click here to go to the Challenge Website to see how it works, read a description of the different “Perils” you can choose, and learn how to sign up.
I am choosing PERIL THE FIRST [to read four books of any length during the challenge time period]. Here are some of the books in my pool of choices for this Peril. I am looking forward to starting this reading project on September 1st!
The books I read for PERIL the FIRST:
- The Whispering Statue, by Carolyn Keene
- The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith
- The Eyes of the Amaryllis, by Natalie Babbitt
- This Rough Magic, by Mary Stewart
- The Seer of Shadows, Avi
- Death in the Castle, Pearl S. Buck
- The Keeper of Lost Causes, Jussi Adler-Olsen
- The Witches, Ronald Dahl
- The Coroner’s Lunch, Colin Cotterill
- The Seventh Seal, Ingmar Bergman