Although I am still trapped in the house with my foot propped up, I am cheered by the expectations of all the small pleasures autumn brings: golden leaves, darker nights, woolly tights, warming soups and curling up in a blanket to enjoy reading something suitably mysterious and comforting. The latter of which is exactly what R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril is all about!
The idea of this event is to spend September and October reading books from the following categories:
Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror and Supernatural.
There are also different levels of participation to choose from, including a one-book option for those readers who don’t want to commit to too much. As usual, I am signing up for Peril the First, which means:
Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (our very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be Stephen King or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Shirley Jackson or Tananarive Due…or anyone in between.
With a quick glance over my bookshelves and in my Kindle’s to-be-read folder here are some of the books I could choose from:
- The Moor by Laurie R. King
- Council by Snorri Kristjansson
- Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M. C. Beaton
- The Poison Bed by E C Fremantle
- Cold Fire by Dean Koontz
- The Comedy Club by Peter Bartram
- The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart
- Crooked House by Agatha Christie
It is highly unlikely I would ever read all these books and I am not restricting myself exclusively to these books either, however I do love making a list of possibles! And hopefully this event should be just what the doctored ordered to cheer me up and get my reading mojo back.
Are you taking part in the event this year? What are you hoping to read? Out of my possibles what do you think I should read?