#FrightFall Readathon!

The FrightFall readathon starts on September 1st and is running all the way through the end of October! I’m excited for that because it looks like RIP no longer exists.

There’s only one “rule” for FrightFall, and that is at least one scary book (thriller, mystery, Gothic, etc.) has to be read during the readathon.  Since that’s pretty much the only kind of books I read during this time of year, I’m good to go.

FrightFall is also a part of #SomethingWickedFall, and this year it includes a read-along of The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. I’ve had this book on my TBR for years, so I’m looking forward to finally reading it. The focus is on Gothic fiction during September and Horror during October, so I’ve divided up my TBR stack accordingly.


  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • Jackaby by William Ritter
  • A Free Man of Color by Barbara Hambly
  • Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs
  • Rose of Fire by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Shadowland by Elizabeth Kostova
  • The Witch of Ravensworth by George Brewer
  • Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
  • The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket
  • Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman


  • Sunshine by Robin McKinley
  • A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows by Diana Gabaldon
  • That Risen Snow by Rob E. Boley
  • The Priest Hole by Amy Cross
  • From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury
  • The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
  • Resthaven by Erik Therme
  • 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
  • We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix

Obviously, I won’t be finishing all of these books, but I want options. Lots of options. This isn’t even the complete list, which can be found HERE on Goodreads.

Are you participating in #FrightFall or #SomethingWickedFall? Leave a comment below!

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI

Image: Abigail Larson

R.I.P. XI takes place from September 1st, 2016 through October 31st, 2016.
I’m a day late in signing up for this, and I blame my old day planner and myself for forgetting to write all the important reading events for the year down in my new planner.
There are multiple levels of participation.  I’m only going to give a summary of them here, so for the full details, click on the image above.
Peril the First – Read four books, of any length, from the very broad categories of Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Gothic, Horror, and/or Dark Fantasy.
Peril the Second – Read two books that fit the R.I.P. categories.
Peril the Third – Read one book.
Peril of the Short Story – Read one or more short stories.
Peril of the Screen – Watch one or more movies.
Peril in Play – Play one or more video, electronic, board or table top games.
I’ll be doing Peril the First and, since I’ll also be participating in Castle Macabre’s Gothic September and Season of the Witch, Peril of the Short Story.  Though I’m sure to watch several movies in October that would count towards Peril of the Screen, I won’t be writing any movie reviews.  However, I might list the ones I watch in my Monday’s Minutes posts, especially if they are based on books.
Are you participating in R.I.P XI?  Which Peril(s) are you going to do?