Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Readers Imbibing Peril XIII

If you've been around here for a while, you know I'm not a big fan of scary. I like to sleep at night and stories where bad things happen to kids are an automatic no for me. In spite of this, I find myself tiptoeing into Readers Imbibing Peril again every fall. This reading challenge is for readers who want to read some mysteries, thrillers, and otherwise spooky books as the leaves start falling and the temperatures start dropping.

I'm never sure I have any books on my radar that will fit and then I discover I have plenty. Peril the First asks that you read four books. I will read at least four of the books below, if not more!


Career of Evil, Cormoran Strike #3 by Robert Galbraith
I need to catch up on this series before the next book comes out!

Deathless by Catherynne Valente
Valente is one of the most interesting authors writing today and I'm excited to read her take on the evil Koschei the Deathless. 

Practical Magic/The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
I know, I know. I'm the only person who hasn't read Practical Magic yet. I'm going to fix it (and read the sequel while I'm at it).

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Zombies, people. Plus I've been meaning to read this book since it came out this spring.

            Deathless (Leningrad Diptych, #1)        Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1)

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett
Ok, this is nonfiction but I think it counts as a mystery!

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
This story has magic and technology and lots of readers loved it!

The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan
This is the first book in a series featuring two Canadian detectives investigating a case that may be connected to the genocide in Bosnia.

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
When children visit magical worlds, what happens to them when they come back home?

            All the Birds in the Sky        Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)

If you want to sign up for RIP, you can join here! What spooky books are you hoping to read this fall? 


  1. I've always been intrigued by RIP, but not taken part myself yet - I don't know why; I love the idea behind it! I'm the total opposite, loving all the darker reads.

    Every Heart A Doorway I enjoyed... Although I haven't read any of the follow ups. I don't know if that speaks for the stories, or the fact that I'm just rubbish when it comes to series.

    Happy reading - some of these titles sound amazing!! Good luck!

  2. What a great list! Er, I haven't read Practical Magic yet either... Wishing you lots of Perilous Reading!

  3. I'm signing up for RIP, too - probably writing my post tomorrow, though I actually started the challenge at the beginning of Sept. I look forward to this one every year! My TBR shelves are filled with mystery, suspense, thrillers, and other dark and creepy books, and I enjoy the change of pace every fall (even if it still feels like summer here!)

    Enjoy your dark books - you've got a great list here to choose from!


    Book By Book

  4. Great list! I love the Cormoran Strike series and just finished Dread Nation, which I really enjoyed. The Unquiet Dead is a tough read but a good one. Enjoy your RIP reads!