I say it every year, and I’ll say it again: autumn is my favorite time of year, and Readers Imbibing Peril is my favorite reading event of the year. My family just barely arrived in Wisconsin two days ago, and our next few months are uncertain in terms of time (When will our house sell? When will we find a place of our own to live in? etc). I have no idea how much I’ll be able to read for RIP. However, I do know that autumn is going to be lovely around here. Midwestern autumns are my favorite, and I’ll indulge in a few spooky books whenever I can! Possibilities:
—The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud – releases mid-September and one of my highest priorities for this fall
—Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – releases late September
—The Trespasser by Tana French – releases in October, another super high priority
—The Swan Riders by Erin Bow – I’m not sure if this’ll count as a RIP read, might not be spooky enough, but we’ll see. Releases late September
—The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donahue – This might be releasing during the upcoming RIP season? It would be a perfect RIP read though, sounds like!
—Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – Might end up being a bit too gory for me, but we’ll see.
Potential rereads include: The Night Circus, Gentlemen & Players, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, City of Dark Magic, The White Devil, Lady Audley’s Secret, Jane Eyre, The Monk, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Devilish, Rebecca, Phantom of the Opera.
I definitely won’t get all those books read, but that’s a nice spread to start with. Let the festivities begin!
Thanks so much to Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings for hosting the event, and to Abigail Larson for amazing artwork!