Hello my fellow bookworms, for us in the northern hemisphere, this weird pandemic summer is on the way out, and I am excited for all the small pleasures that autumn brings: golden leaves, darker nights, woolly tights, warming soups and the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril reading event!
The event runs from September through October, and encourages us to read the genres of mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror and supernatural – All of which are perfect for the lead up to Halloween!
This year, there are no levels or sign up posts, instead you can tag your posts with #ripxv and go follow the event @perilreaders on Instagram and Twitter. Sadly I have neither of these, however we’re not going to let that rain on our parade! I will be sharing all my suitably mysterious and spooky reads here on my blog as usual.
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:
- O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King – Mystery
- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen [Re-Read] – Gothic Parody
- The Mother’s Day Mystery by Peter Bartram – Mystery
- The Demon Seed by Dean Koontz – Supernatural Thriller
- The Island of Doctor Moreau by H G Wells – Classic Horror
- The Thursday Mystery Club by Richard Osman – Mystery
- Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart – Suspense
- S5 Uncovered by James Durose-Rayner – Thriller
- Crooked House by Agatha Christie – Mystery
- Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M.C. Beaton – Mystery
It is highly unlikely I would ever read all these books and I am not restricting myself exclusively to just these either, however I do love making a list of ‘possibles’! Happy, spooky reading everyone! 👻
Now over to you: 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 first?