Saturday, September 1, 2018

R.I.P. 13 Challenge begins September 1st



I've participated in the Readers Imbibing Peril Challenge every fall for the last 10 years. It's fun putting together a fall list of thrillers or mysteries just for this challenge. It was started by Carl V. Anderson @ Stainless Steel Droppings and he hosted it for many years. Then Estella’s Revenge took over as hosts. This year, Kristen @ We Be Reading, is hosting it, and it’s a very special year for this challenge: Number 13!   

The purpose of the event is to read books that fall into any of the RIP categories:
Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, Supernatural.
And the main goals are to HAVE FUN, and to share that fun with others. Pretty simple.  
I am choosing PERIL THE FIRST -  read four books of any length during the challenge time period. Here is a possible list of the 4-5 books that I am considering for this challenge which begins September 1 and continues through October 31st.

To find out about the various Peril levels, and to sign up, visit the challenge announcement page HERE
My Picks






In case you want to read a little bit more about my choices, here are some links below:
  1. Bring Me Back; B.A. Paris (completed - 3.5/5)
  2. The Cabin at the End of the World; Paul Tremblay (completed 3.5/5)
  3. The Perfect Mother; Aimee Molloy (DNF)
  4. Something in the Water; Catherine Steadman (completed 4.5/5)
  5. Baby Teeth; Zoje Stage  (completed 4/5)

16 comments:

  1. I haven't participated in this challenge for many years and probably won't this year since we'll be traveling and my reading time really drops when we're on the road. Looks like you've got some great books to read! Have fun!

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    1. Thanks Les, this is one I've always participated. For me, it's fun to welcome fall this way.

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    1. Thanks Kathy, fun for fall. Now I just wish we'd get fall weather.

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  3. That's a cool bunch of goodies for the challenge!

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  4. Thanks Brian, I remember you guys like spooky reads too!

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  5. This is one of those challenges that I have seen around for years, but thought it was only horror books. I didn't realize that mysteries and thrillers counted. It's the perfect year for it given it's number 13 and this genre is so hot right now.

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    1. No, there is a nice variety of genres. I was tempted to add a cozy even.

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  6. I loved The Perfect Mother and Lie with Me. I've been eyeing The Other Sister. Enjoy!

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    1. I'm so happy to hear this Laurel - looking forward to them.

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  7. All five books have intriguing covers. I guess it suits them. Have fun with the challenge! I will be reading a spooky one, The Silent Companions, in October; not for this challenge, but to keep in the mood with the long nights and the change in the weather. ;-)

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    1. Carmen, I'm curious about The Silent Companions, a new to me title, hope you enjoy it.

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  8. This is always one of my favorite events. And it helps that I enjoy creepy stories!

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  9. Have fun with the challenge. I think I will read a Patricia Highsmith novel soon.

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  10. I haven't taken part in this challenge myself ever, however it has always intrigued me. Darker reads are perfect for this time of year! I have The Perfect Mother on my Kindle, ready & waiting. I hope you enjoy that title, and all the others.

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  11. I;ve signed up for the first time in 5 years, although I am quite shocked that it has been that long!!

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