R.I.P XIII Sign-Up and Reading Plans

It’s time for one of my favorite reading events of the year: Readers Imbibing Peril, aka R.I.P. This year marks the thirteenth (!!) round of the challenge, which is all about enjoying books that could be classified as: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, and/or Supernatural. The fun starts September 1st and runs until October 31st.

You can find out more about R.I.P XIII and sign up here.

I’m not ready to commit to a set TBR list, but here are some of the books I’m considering reading.


Books on my shelves:




  • Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton
  • The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke
  • The Art of the English Murder by Lucy Worsley
  • Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie  
  • Idaho by Emily Ruskovich 
  • Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
  • In the Woods by Tana French
  • Thornyhold, OR Stormy Petrel, OR Wildfire at Midnight by Mary Stewart


Books I might read if I get my hands on a copy:




  • The Corset by Laura Purcell
  • Affinity by Sarah Waters
  • Melmoth by Sarah Perry
  • Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss


There’s quite the mix of supernatural, gothic, mysteries, suspense and thrillers I’m excited to get to.

Are you looking forward to R.I.P XIII? Have you read any of these books?


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  1. They’ve been doing this for years and this is the first time I’m hearing about it! I might have to join as all the books i want to read in October apply. 🙂

    Pretty much all the books you’ve listed sound interesting, can’t wait to see which ones get picked!

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    1. Oh yay, I’m glad my post brought it to your attention then! It’s such a fun event and works so well with the types of books I like to read this time of year too. Happy RIP reading if you decide to participate!

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  2. Jessie, I am pretty sure I’ve read The Art of the English Murder by Lucy Worsley, but it keeps throwing me because the title has changed – I am pretty sure it was called A Very British Murder like the TV show before… Either way I loved it! I am also taking part and I have already kicked off my spooky reading with Cauldstane by Linda Gillard. Happy R.I.P reading! 😀

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    1. I think you’re right about the different titles, Jessica. I watched the A Very British Murder TV series, and think the book is published under that same name in the UK. Glad to hear you enjoyed it regardless of its title! Very happy (and spooky) RIP reading to you too!

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