Lucky Seven: Carl’s RIP


Year the Seventh! I can’t believe Readers Imbibing Peril has been around that long. Wow! Anyhow, Carl has dropped the “challenge” from RIP and really it is more of an annual event now. I have just incorporated it into my fallish thoughts: changing leaves, sweaters, pumpkins, and scary reads.

This year it was hard to come up with a reading list. I read so many good ones last year. I feel like I read them all! But there are always more books out there. As always, I picked Peril the First. “Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature.” Here’s my list.


  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith (and Jane Austen)
  • Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson
  • Uncle Silas by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Haunted Shores True Ghost Stories of Newfoundland and Labrador by Dale Jarvis
  • Pig Island by Mo Hayder
  • All Is Clam by Hilary MacLeod
  • An Agatha Christie

Not a complete list. Something else might catch my eye.

Also, I enjoy reading a few short stories in the fall. So Peril of the Short Story is for me.


  • The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman
  • Stories from M.R. James
  • Stories from Guy de Maupassant

That’s the plan anyway! Hope you join in the fall fun!


  1. I haven't decided on my reading list, either. Too many choices!

  2. You can't go wrong with M.R. James, can you :-) Happy RIP reading!

  3. I need to sign up for this, I love RIP.

    I like that you have an Agatha Christie on your list, she is the queen.

  4. I'm so glad this event has become a part of fall for so many. It has for me. Autumn would not be the same without spending time with a bunch of amazing readers and finding out about a ton of creepy books that I may not have discovered otherwise. I love it.

    Thanks so much for joining in again. It is hard to believe that this is year 7. Seems like just yesterday that I rolled this out for the first time.

  5. Still can't believe it's been seven years! This wil be my second year joining and I'm always excited to read everyone's reviews.

  6. IT should catch your eye! Also...American Psycho!

    Not that I have ulterior motives or anything...


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