Tag Archives: Books

Best of 2017: My Favorites

I didn’t read as many books as I had hoped. Life events got the best of me this year but a few books managed to take me to another place and so I list them here.

Did You Ever Have a Family

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

The Paty

The Party by Robyn Harding

Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

My Absolute Darling

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

Bird Box

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

If you want to know why these books made my list, click on the links and they will take you to my review of each one. Enjoy!

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R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril (#RIP XII)

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Every September 1 through October 31 for the last 11 years Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings has hosted the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge, affectionately known as the R.I.P. Challenge. Carl has been kind enough to entrust the event to Heather and Andi, from now on, and they hope to do him proud.

The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books or movies that could be classified as:

Mystery

Suspense
Thriller
Dark Fantasy
Gothic
Horror
Supernatural

There are many different levels of participation so even if you only read one book or see one movie, you can consider yourself a participant.

I plan to do Peril the Second (2 books) and Peril on the Screen (movies or TV shows).  I hope to read more than two books but I’d like to come out of it feeling accomplished so I will stick with this level.

Possible Reads:

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen & Owen King (read along info coming soon!)
Strange Weather by Joe Hill
A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Possible Movies/Shows:

American Horror Story – Season 7 – 9/5
Fear the Walking Dead – Season 3, Part 2 – 9/10
The Walking Dead – Season 8 – 10/22

IT (the movie) – 9/8
The Conjuring (2013)

If this sounds like fun, join us! For all of the details and the sign-up information, check out this post.