The days are growing cooler and the nights are beginning to draw in, which can mean only one thing – Autumn is on its way! I love this time of year, so what better way to mark the changing seasons than by participating in a suitably eerie Readathon? Two whole months of reading to enjoy. Want to know more about RIPXVI? Here you go…
Welcome to the SIXTEENTH year of Readers Imbibing Peril, or RIP, as it is affectionately called. The challenge runs from 1st September to 31st October (but started a little early this year). There are Twitter and Instagram accounts where you can find out more about the various ‘perils’ on offer, and whilst participating you can use the hastag #RIPXVI.
The R.I.P. Reading Event includes books/movies/shows/podcasts that could be classified as:
The goals are simple.
1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.
This year there are a number of different events to participate in including a photo challenge, a bingo card, and the opportunity to listen to audio and podcasts (something I’ve rarely done before but may be tempted to try). You can find out more about all the events on offer by visiting the Twitter and Instagram accounts linked above.
To begin with I’ll be attempting:
Peril of the Fiction Read: This is the one that I participate in most often, reading as much from any of the categories mentioned above, and anything else I find during the event that catches my eye.
Peril of the Screen: This is for those who like to watch suitably scary, eerie, mysterious or gothic fare. It may be a television show, or your favorite film.
A Potential TBR List
I don’t have a definite reading/viewing plan at the moment, but there are a few books I might like to read throughout this event. I may read a selection from the following:
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
The Ladies of the Secret Circus by Constance Sayers
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward
The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell
The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier
It Will Just Be Us by Jo Kaplan
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
Peril of the Fiction Read
Peril of the Screen
The Conjuring 2
A Quiet Place Part II
I’m really looking forward to one of my favourite reading events during my favourite season. Are you tempted to join in with #RIPXVI?