Challenge: R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI (Wrap Up)


(Thanks to Hugo Award winning artist Abigail Larson for the use of her art)

Sadly, with the passing of the 31st October 2016 the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI reading event, hosted by the lovely Carl V, has come to an end. I love this event as it perfectly embodies all the literature most associated with Autumn: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror and Supernatural. From these categories I have read:

A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin


The fourth book in Martin’s epic A Song of Ice and Fire book series, which is another excellent, fantasy adventure/drama in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. Technically fantasy but it is definitely on the darker side!


Civil Blood by Mark Gelineau and Joe King (2016)


The second book in Gelineau’s & King’s crime noir thread to their larger fantasy series, Echo of the Ascended, which was a quick read with an interesting mystery in a dark fantasy setting.


The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle


Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet by M C Beaton


Blood on the Bayou by D. J. Donaldson


My full thoughts on these final three murder mysteries are still to be posted.

Which means I have read …

5 books

I signed up for Peril the First level, which meant I was aiming to read 4 books – I made very slow progress in September but my October reading made up for it, and my final amount is just over my goal.

Did you take part in this event? Have you been reading anything dark, creepy or mysterious recently?


12 thoughts on “Challenge: R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI (Wrap Up)

  1. I haven’t read any of the George R.R. Martin books, I don’t know if the length of them put me off… I know the TV series did! I watched the first episode with a friend and was thoroughly put off :/

  2. How great that you exceeded your goal! I’ve been stuck with a book for a while: Ireland by Frank Delaney. I’m liking it but due to me watching more movies/TV shows for the snapshots section that I introduced on the blog, I’m reading more slowly and for less time than I used to. Oh, well…

  3. You did well! It’s always nice to do better than expected! As usual, I didn’t get myself organised to join in this year, but I’ve enjoyed reading the posts of people who did – maybe next year!

  4. I did not take part in the event, but I did read one of my two planned reads for the season: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. I also have not posted my review of that one yet but it was great and perfect for the season. The other one I had planned to read was Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury and I will still read it before November ends.

    1. Judy, I look forward to reading your fill thoughts on Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson; I thought it was great too 😀 And, I hope you enjoy Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury; another book perfect for this time of year 🙂

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