Sunday, August 30, 2015

Joining In: RIP IX

colored by me
Fall is almost upon us and, even though it has been a glorious (and hot) summer in Seattle, I can't wait because ... R(eaders) I(mbibing) P(eril) is in its TENTH year! I started participating in 2009 when this challenge was in its fourth year so this is only my seventh but it's my favorite thing in the book blogging world (besides DWJ March, of course)!

Founded by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings (a million thanks for creating this event, Carl!), this year it is being hosted by my lovely friends Andi and Heather at The Estella Society. Head on over to sign up for this year's fun and mayhem!

artwork by Abigail Larson
As usual, I've devoted an entire shelf of my TBR to the challenge (what I call the Infinite Peril option) ... plus a few other books.

The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime
The Law and the Lady
The Unseen
Resorting to Murder
Bryant & May on the Loose
Mrs. Poe
The Boy Who Drew Monsters

The Mousetrap and Other Plays
Envious Casca
The Aviary
Rivers of London
Elegy for Eddie
The Chatelet Apprentice
Angel With Two Faces
Unnatural Creatures

A Wild Ride Through the Night
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
The Devil's Workshop
The Mangle Street Murders
The League of Beastly Dreadfuls
The Apothecary
The Madness Underneath
Code Name Verity
The Haunting of Maddy Clare
Blackfin Sky

And some rereads to see if I want to keep these on my shelves ...
Night Music
Return to the House of Usher
The Stolen Child
The Sister

I also think that I will reread A Night in the Lonesome October again this year, an entry a day for each day in October. I might also grab a non-fiction or two from the TBR, some graphic novels from the library, or maybe even a couple of other rereads from my keeper shelves. I'm hoping to get a lot of reading done during the Dog Days of Summer Readathon (Sept. 18-20) and Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon (Oct. 17).

Well, I've obviously managed to go overboard again this year but in what I consider the best way possible -- too many books! Which book are you most looking forward to reading this RIP season? I think it's The Watchmaker of Filigree Street or The League of Beastly Dreadfuls for me. Now, off to finish my last book of August so that I can jump right in on September 1!

Peering through cobwebs and ghostly bodies,


  1. I'm am literally drooling at your shelf. And can't believe you beat me to signing up! LOL Way to go! :P

    1. It's my pride and joy every year. ;) I seriously wrote my post last night. I just needed the images and link! I might have moved the books to the shelf about a week ago ...

  2. Going overboard is really the very best way to go with RIP, don't you think? :D

    1. I'm pretty sure it's the only way. It blows my mind to see tidy little stacks of 4 or 5 books from people. The more, the better in my opinion!

  3. Wow, what a list! I read Resorting to Murder over the summer. Lots of old timey mystery.

    1. I have another book from the same publisher that I might read instead. Still, you can't go wrong with cozy mysteries!

  4. HOW do you always have so many amazing-looking books on your RIP lists? I always feel like I am scrambling to figure out what I want to read for this event, and here you are with shelves and shelves of options. I'm going to maybe steal some of your ideas for this challenge...

    (PS the blogging world has moved away from challenges in general and it's fine and stuff evolves, but sigh! I miss challenges sometimes!)

    1. Dude, my regular reading is an RIP list. ;)
      And I miss challenges too, both for the social aspect and for the chance to sometimes read outside my comfort zone.

  5. What a wonderful set of photos of some amazing books. I thoroughly enjoyed browsing your bookshelves! I have the same Nicola Upson to read (she was at a lit festival I attended). I've read Rivers of London and The Stolen Boy and thought both were excellent. Have fun!

    1. It's been a while since I read the first Nicola Upson so I really want to get back to the series! I don't remember much about The Stolen Boy so I'm looking forward to reading it again too. :)

  6. So many good books here - and yay rereads!

    1. If I can clear a bunch of this TBR this year, I think I might dedicate next year to almost all rereads!

  7. I can only gaze longingly at all your books! Happy reading!

  8. Now that the weather os turning colder and getting my usual craving for mystery books, so I might dedicate most of the RIP reads to them. Will probably also pick up The Little Stranger and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

    1. Those are both fantastic books! I've been thinking about a Little Stranger reread. It's so creepy!

  9. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street looks very interesting. I'm also looking forward to The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse -- isn't that a perfect RIP title? Have fun with your amazing stacks!

    1. Your book sounds great! I never get to read as much as I want but it makes me so happy to see all of these cool books together. :)