It’s that time of the year again. I’ve been looking forward to the end of summer (my husband on the other hand is horrified that summer is ending), the arrival of fall and RIP. But September has just snuck up on me once again!

So here I am rushing to make that ridiculously long list of books creepy, spooky and mysterious.

(Ok here I have to admit that sometimes I join reading events so that I can make my over-ambitious reading lists! Oh and for the very lovely banners)

RIP IX begins September 1 through October 31 so better get reading some books from the following genres:

Dark Fantasy.

Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.

See more details at Carl’s blog

And here’s the review site

Here’s my list:


Half a King – Joe Abercrombie

The Shadowed Sun – NK Jemisin

Niceville – Carston Shroud

Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris – R.L. LaFevers

Carrie – Stephen King

The Hollow Man – Dan Simmons

Night Film – Marisha Pessl

The Girl With All The Gifts – M.R. Carey

Countdown City (The Last Policeman #2) – Ben H Winters

The Poison Eaters and other stories – Holly Black

Supernatural Enhancements – Edgar Cantero

Are you joining RIP IX too?



  1. I’ve never read books of this genre. Perhaps I should try. I never realised I liked magical realism until I read 100 Years of Solitude – I had completely turned my mind against it after some bad experiences!


    1. For a long long time I gave mystery/crime/detective fiction the cold shoulder but I’ve found so very many gems in these genres like Laurie R King and Jacqueline Winspear.


  2. I always join RIP ! Many here I’ve never read so will look forward to reviews! I have read some Dan Simmons… none of his are what I’d call “short books” lol good luck and have fun!


    1. Yes I was very hesitant about the Dan Simmons because of that! I’ve loved most of the other books of his that I’ve read and they have all been so very long….!


  3. Yay, its here again!!! I’m with you, ready for Summer to say “goodbye” and Autumn to arrive it all her glory. But it looks as if I’ll be waiting a while longer for that to occur. Sigh. But thankfully I can get lost in imaginary worlds that feel autumnal regardless of the weather outside. Thank you so much for being a part of the event this year. Hope you find some wonderful reading experiences during it.


  4. Looks like a fine pile! The only one I’ve ever read is Carrie though, and some of those I’ve never even heard of. But that is one of the fun things about RIP–discovering all kinds of awesome new creepy reads. 🙂


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