Monday, September 17, 2018

Reading Challenge: RIP 13

Belatedly, here's my commitment post for Readers Imbibing Peril XIII, or RIP 13, the reading challenge of creepy, scary, and chilling reads.

I'm a total puss and yet I love me some creepy books. Reading ghost stories in October is just a tradition for me (honestly, Halloween might be my favorite holiday) so gathering up spooky books is catnip.

My queue, unsurprisingly, is massive. Good luck to me. My list includes two beloved rereads (Rebecca and Jane Steele) (if you haven't read either of these books read them immediately!) as well as some new items. I'm particularly excited for the issue of Nightmare magazine, as it's focused on authors of color and includes some thoughts on Lovecraft. Mmmm.

Agatha Christine, Ordeal by Innocence
Daphne Du Maurier, Rebecca
Lyndsay Faye, Jane Steele
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
(Daniel) Mallory Ortberg, The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Nightmare Magazine 49: October 2016. People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror! Special Issue
Cherie Priest, Brimstone
Molly Ringle, The Goblins of Bellwater
Megan Shepherd, Grim Lovelies
Cat Winters, The Uninvited

The tarot deck I plan to bond with during RIP 13 is the British Gothic Tarot -- could it be any more perfect for the season?

What will you be reading during RIP 13 and/or on chilly autumnal nights?


  1. Ahahahaha I got so excited to do my RIP reading and then instead of any of that, I read Mariam Sharma Hits the Road, an extremely fluffy-despite-containing-serious-issues road trip contemporary YA novel. I did read The Murders of Molly Southbourne but I came to no conclusion about how I felt about it. :p

    1. HA! I mean, I made this pile but haven't started any of them yet, so I can't really be smug.

  2. Wow, you're really into it! I'm reading several mysteries.

    1. We'll see how many I actually finish but October/autumn reads are my favorite genre, I think! I like to be just a tiny bit scared!