As we near the end of August, it’s time to start thinking about autumn leaves and spooky reads!
The Readers Imbibing in Peril Challenge is in its 13th year!
If you’re new to RIP, this is what it’s all about:
The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:
The emphasis is never on the word challenge, instead it is about coming together as a community and embracing the autumnal mood, whether the weather is cooperative where you live or not.
The goals are simple.
1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.
I’m joining in for
Peril the First:
Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (our very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature.
And here are some books I hope to read!
I always try to go for a pool centered around POC writers and female writers.
Death Notice – Zhou Haohui, translated from the Chinese by Zac Haluza
A police thriller set in Chengdu, China. A new-to-me writer
Last Winter We Parted – Fuminori Nakamura
I’ve read a couple of Nakamura’s books, The Boy in the Earth, and The Thief, and they’re always kinda weird and dark.
In the miso soup – Ryu Murakami, translated from the Japanese by Ralph McCarthy
Something about a possible serial killer in Tokyo and sleazy nightlife. I figure I might just give it a try.
The Graveyard Apartment – Mariko Koike, translated from the Japanese by Deborah Boliver Boehm
This was on some list of horror books online. It was originally published in 1984 and sure sounds creepy.
The Between– Tananarive Due
I loved Due’s The Good House and always say I should read more of her books.
The City of Brass – S A Chakraborty
I like the idea of fantasy set in the Middle East and don’t read enough of it. This goes for the next book too.
Throne of the Crescent Moon – Saladin Ahmed
Want more suggestions?