Turning leaves, shifting winds, airing out sweaters, and pumpkin-everything – wishful dreaming for this part of the world. With the temps sticking in the swelteringly hot upper 90s (if not higher), the start of RIP-season is a welcome occurrence. Soon, soon, the season will begin to change. In the meantime, I can pretend with books!


Readers Imbibing Peril is in its 10th season now, founded by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings and run this year by Andi and Heather at The Estella Society. (Big thank-yous to all of you!!!!) As usual, I’ll be gobbling up books in the following categories:

  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Gothic
  • Horror
  • Supernatural

With my ankle all wonky and trying to heal – more on this on Wednesday – there’s a good chance I’ll read more than I usually do. I’m definitely doing Peril the First (as usual), in addition to possibly participating in Peril of the Short Story. And who knows? I did just watch Nosferatu this past weekend, so maybe I’ll have some Peril of the Screen entries, too!

My possibles:

The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis (reread)
Devilish by Maureen Johnson (reread)
Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris (reread)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (reread, can be audio)
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (reread, can be audio)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (reread, can be audio)
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (reread, can be audio)
Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (audio)
Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher (audio)
A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab (audio)
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey (audio)
Prudence by Gail Carriger (audio)
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris (audio)
Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler (audio)

Okay, so even with a wonky ankle, I don’t think I’ll get to all of those. But that list leaves me plenty of wiggle room for playing!

What’s on your RIP list this year?

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11 Responses to RIP X

  1. olduvai says:

    Oh! Is that a new Leigh Bardugo? How exciting!
    Fantastic list!


  2. Kristen M. says:

    I totally forgot to add a Night Circus reread to my list! It would be perfect for readathon. Maybe I’ll do all rereads this year! Enjoy your RIP reading. 🙂


  3. this list is awesome! I cannot wait to read your reviews.


  4. Ashley says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun! I want to try this year


  5. Roof Beam Reader says:

    wOOt! An expert in this event, are you? I’m joinging for the first time and looking forward to it. I love to see The Monk on your list! I don’t think I’ll have time for that one, but I am planning to read Walpole’s Castle of Otranto. I have been really craving a re-read of The Night Circus, too… I may save that for very near the end, if there’s time, because it’s such a perfect late-fall/early-winter kind of book. Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle is on my list, too, but I may end up reading Hangsaman instead. I’m not sure…..but I’ll definitely be reading Jackson!


    • Amanda says:

      Well, I wouldn’t call myself an expert, haha, but I do certainly love it! And let me just say – I’ve read both Otranto and the Monk, and the Monk is LOADS better. Highly recommended!!! 😀

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