Saturday, August 28, 2021

2021 - RIP XVI - Reader's Imbibing Peril

                                                             10/20 - running total

It’s time for one of the few reading challenges I participate in and, it's my 13th year as well.  To join Readers Imbibing Peril just read as many mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, dark fantasy, supernatural, or Gothic books as you want between  September 1 – October 31st, and post about them on your blog, Instagram, or Twitter.  You can use #RIPXVI or tag @PERILREADERS to connect with other participants.

I've been thinking about what I want to read for this challenge for almost the entire month of August and have come up with an overly ambitious list for the next (2) months. Here are the ones I'm hoping to read (this list may change but still hoping to read 15 of these 20):

  1. Billy Summers; Stephen King  - 4.5/5 stars
  2. Getaway; Zoje Stage
  3. The Family Plot; Megan Collins
  4. Where I Left Her; Amber Garza  - 4/5
  5. The Night She Disappeared; Lisa Jewell
  6. The Red House Mystery; A.A. Milane
  7. The Long Call; Ann Cleeves - 4/5 stars
  8. Stolen Hours; Allen Eskens - 5/5
  9. An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed; Helene Thurston - 4/5
  10. Apples Never Fall; Liane Moriarty
  11. The Last House on Needless Street; Catriona Ward - 4.5/5 (utterly creepy)
  12. Nothing But Blackened Teeth; Cassandra Khaw - 2/5
  13. The Guilt Trip; Sandie Jones
  14. The Other Passenger; Louse Candlish
  15. The Stowaway; Murray and Wearmouth - 4/5
  16. The Guide; Peter Heller - 2/5
  17. The Heron's Cry; Ann Cleeves - 4.5/5
  18. Deadly Summer Nights; Vicki Delany
  19. Cul-de-Sac; Joy Fielding
  20. The Thursday Murder Club; Richard Osman

45 comments:

  1. Good luck with this challenge! I haven't read any of those books so I may click the links to check them out.

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    1. It's hard to keep up with books these days so many new ones each month and so many old ones I haven't read!

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  2. I want to read Billy Summers which would actually be my first ever Stephen King novel.

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    1. I think I've read about 1/2 of Stephen Kings books. I tend to like his oldest ones the best: The Stand, Misery, Thinner, Dead Zone and 11/22/63 was awesome too. His latest is getting good reviews.

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  3. That list is seriously SCARY! I enjoyed the mystery by A.A.Milne -- quite a change from Pooh Bear.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. I've been wanting to read The Red House Mystery for several years and it's a short one so that is a good thing as well.

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  4. The Red House is very good. Shame he only ever wrote one mystery book. I haven't done this challenge in about 5 years, not since Carl used to host it. Enjoy and have fun!

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    1. You should Cath, it's so informal and you read so many crime and mystery.

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  5. I've never participated in this challenge, but always think I should as I read a lot of mysteries. Good luck with your list!

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    1. It's very informal, just keep a list and post on your blog or IG.

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  6. Cool list and the creepy King is usually good!

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  7. Great list! I'm eager to read King's new release, but I think I'll focus on what I already have on my shelves. I love making lists. :)

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    1. I love making lists as well and, you are smarter than me by picking from your shelves! Very few of these are physical copies, either audio downloads I have or eGalleys.

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  8. Looks like I have my October theme!

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  9. Awesome list of books for RIP! I'll confess that I thought RIP was all horror and ghost stories; I didn't realize thrillers and mystery counted, too.

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    1. No, I'm not one for horror these days but, I do love mysteries, crime fiction and thrillers.

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  10. I always think I will try and then I don't. Ha! Horror just isn't my thing.

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  11. Thank you for sharing this challenge with us, Diane. I'm in charge of keeping up with events for The Classics Club, and this one always slips by me. I wonder if it's the most popular event among readers online. I always see a huge amount of interest in joining in. I'm such a scaredy-cat that I can never seem to read anything the tiniest bit scary. I'm in the minority, it seems.

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  12. Challenges lost their allure for me a long time ago but I wish you luck with this one!

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    1. Me too Mary, I cut them out many years back, it became overwhelming.

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  13. I wanted to do this challenge but my other challenges, read-alongs etc have gotten in the way LOL

    Here is my link:
    https://twogirlsandtheirbookishlife.blogspot.com/2021/08/sunday-salon-diningroom-is-finished.html

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    1. Tea, I can understand that, I really cut down on challenge over the years.

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  14. Every year, I think I should participate, and when RIP rolls around, I end up making excuses. No different this year as well. Still, I'm going to think about this and see if I can make it. I do have plenty of books I want to read that would count.

    Love your list! Good luck and I hope you find some gems here.

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    1. Thanks! The RIP is so informal just make a small list and post what you have read.

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  15. Can't believe it's RIP time already. I'll put together a list soon, and will probably start it with a reread of Jane Eyre. Just learned about An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed yesterday... will definitely be reading that one!

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  16. This is a challenge I should probably join! I love scarier or suspenseful reads this time of year. I'm curious about the Stephen King book. I've never read him.

    The new Liane Moriarty has me curious...

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    1. Greg, you must be one of the few who have never read Stephen King? Just like me and Star Trek or any SF story for that matter. LOL

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    2. I know, I feel like the only person on the planet who hasn't read King. :)

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  17. I saw this challenge last year and it caught my eye then already. I am making a note and will see if I can join you!

    Good luck with your challenge and happy reading!

    Elza Reads

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    1. This RIP is so informal, it's really just about reading mysteries, thrillers and keeping a list.

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  18. Wow, Diane...you are going to really be in peril for the next 60 days or so. Not sure my heart could take it. LOL

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    1. LOL, none of them are horror Sam. Most are thrillers or mystery.

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  19. Wow that's a lot. I'm glad you have the Allen Eskens novel on there. I'm just finishing the Paula McLain novel and it's pretty dark ...

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    1. I do love Esken's books - I've read them all. I wasn't in the right mindset when I read McClain's book and as a result I did like it as much as other readers.

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  20. Good list! I don't do horror but some of these are just crime fiction or mysteries so that's ok by me :) I might read The Other Passenger, The Retreat, Getaway, and Stolen Hours if I ever get the chance.

    I did this way back when for 2 years with Carl from Silver Bullets or whatever it was called then. I used to read Stephen King, but it's very hit or miss for me. I like his older ones much better, and not the really gory kinds!

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    1. Rita, King's new book is not horror but, I understand there was a rape.

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  21. I love your choices for this challenge, Diane! I'm curious about King's latest book and Apples Never Fall so I'll look out for your reviews.

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  22. Yay for RIP! This is a great list — I see several that I'm hoping to read too. I've heard good things about The House on Needless Street.

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  23. I'm sure you'll do great with your list of books! So glad to hear you are also joining in for R.I.P. I love this challenge and am already reading one book. Hope you enjoy all your reads!

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