Readers Imbibing Peril XVII – #RIPXVII


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 RIPXVII? Here you go…

Welcome to the SEVENTEENTH year of Readers Imbibing Peril, or RIP, as it is affectionately called. The challenge runs from 1st September to 31st October. 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 #RIPXVII.

The R.I.P. Reading Event includes books/movies/shows/podcasts that could be classified as:

Dark Fantasy

The goals are simple.

1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.

The Perils

This year multiple perils await you. You can participate in just one, or participate in them all.  You can find out more about all the events on offer by visiting the Twitter and Instagram accounts linked above, and also over at Readers Imbibing Peril.
I’ll be attempting:

Peril of the Fiction Read: 

Read one (or more!) fiction books that you feel fit (our very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature.

This is the one I usually participate in, reading as much as I can from any of the categories mentioned above, and anything else that catches my eye during the event.

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.

I don’t have a definite reading/viewing plan at the moment, so this year I’m not posting a potential TBR list, I’m going where the reading mood takes me. I do have a few ideas for books I might like to read throughout this event.


Peril of the Fiction Read

Witch   CrucifixKiller NightWhispers
Executioner Wehrwolf PracticalMagic

Witch by Finbar Hawkins

The Crucifix Killer (Robert Hunter #1) by Chris Carter

The Night Whispers (Slayton Thrillers #2) by Caroline Mitchell

The Executioner (Robert Hunter #2) by Chris Carter

The Wehrwolf by Alma Katsu

Practical Magic (Practical Magic #1) by Alice Hoffman

Peril of the Screen

I Came By
Doctor Sleep
Devil in Ohio
My Best Friend’s Exorcism
The Black Phone
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone

I’m really looking forward to one of my favourite reading events during my favourite season. Are you tempted to join in with #RIPXVII?


10 thoughts on “Readers Imbibing Peril XVII – #RIPXVII

  1. Calmgrove says:

    I’ve Gormenghast to finish, and the first volume of Gaiman’s Sandman, so that’s definitely a couple for RIPxvii! And doubtless the darkening shorter days will induce me to pick up some others. 🙂 But I shan’t be doing a list as I tend to follow wherever the mood of the moment takes me. And in the middle of it all I’ll be hosting Witch Week so there’ll be a lot of focus then on things that go bump in the night!

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    • pagesandtea says:

      I’ll be interested in your thoughts on Sandman, I don’t think I’ve ever tried a graphic novel before. I’ve just finished watching the series though and I did enjoy that.
      This is the first year I haven’t posted a TBR list. I do have a few ideas but I’m just going where the mood takes me at the moment.
      I like the sound of Witch Week so I’ll look out for your posts about that.

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  2. @lynnsbooks says:

    I can’t believe it’s time for RIP! I often took part in this event but I’ve been such a slacker recently! It’ll be good to read your posts and maybe I can chuck a few books into the mix.
    Lynn 😀


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