Okay readers, who doesn’t love autumn? It’s the perfect season for cozying up with a good read, especially if that read has the “creepiness factor”. I was recently reading Laurie’s post at Relevant Obscurity about the reading challenges and read-alongs she’s participating in and she mentioned the R.I.P. event. I went on over to Stainless Steel Droppings, the host’s blog, to check it out and decided it’s right up my alley this Halloween season.
So what’s it about? Well, the theme is anything with that creepiness factor. Possibilities include the following:
- Dark Fantasy
You can choose how much or how little you want to read/watch (TV series/movies are included) for the event. There are various levels of participation that Carl details over on his event post. There is even a community page to post the reviews of the books you’re planning to read for the event.
There’s still plenty of time to join in. The event started on September 1st but goes on through the 31st of October. So, if you’re interested, go on over and check it out. I’m looking forward to reading the reviews!
Here’s what I’m planning to read for the event so far (links are to the Goodreads descriptions of each book):
The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins
Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
I’m not sure if I’ll get through all of these, but they are all books I’ve been wanting to read for a while and definitely fit the theme of R.I.P. so it seems like an excellent time to read them!
Are you going to be reading any creepy books this autumn?