Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday 8.5.14


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the The Broke and the Bookish. Every week she posts an idea for a 'Top Ten' list relating to books, and encourages other book bloggers to respond and participate. All the details are listed on her site.

This week's question: Top ten books (and authors) I'd recommend to those who haven't read mysteries. 

I absolutely love mysteries and I feel like they often get left out in the book blogging world where young adult tends to take over. I read pretty much any genre, so you'll see a wide variety on my blog, but within the last few years, I've really gotten into mysteries!

Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
This is the first book I've read by this author and I really enjoyed it! 


James Patterson 
Ok, I'd recommend pretty any one of his books because I love them all! I've mostly been reading his standalone novels and the Women's Murder Club series, but I am going to slowly make my way to the Alex Cross series (: The Postcard Killers and Women's Murder Club are probably among my favorites of his. 

 

Blue Smoke and the Nightshade Series by Nora Roberts
These books are romantic suspense, so it's definitely what drew me to them first. I used to only read romance novels, but after these, I started reading more suspense/mystery. 



Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
I LOVED this book. It's about a girl who dies and her mom tries to figure out what happened to her. Highly recommend! 


Lisa Gardner
My first book of hers was The Neighbor and I've been hooked ever since! Her Detective DD Warren series is the one I'm currently working on, but I've found a few of her other novels and series that I can't wait to start! 

   

In The Woods by Tana French 
First novel of hers that I read, but it won't be the last! She knows how to suck you in with these mysteries!


Missing You and Six Years by Harlan Coben 
I've only discovered Coben within the last year or so, but I can't get enough of his work! 


Chill Factor by Sandra Brown
If you like a little romance, then pick up this mystery/suspense! It's a great way to ease into mysteries if you're not too sure. This is one of my absolute favorite novels of hers! 


Iris Johansen
She's good. I haven't read her work recently, but I have one or two on my TBR pile to get to! 

 

16 comments :

  1. I tried to get more into these kinds of mysteries a few years ago but I never found one I really liked. I read the Women's Murder Club but hated the ending to the first book, and I also tried the Kinsey Millhone series from Sue Grafton but couldn't get into that one either. I love Historical Mysteries though. A have a few Tana French books sitting on my shelf, maybe I'll give her a try. Nice list!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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    1. I haven't read anything by Sue Grafton yet, but I have one or two of hers at home. Definitely give Tana French a try soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. My mom adores Harlan Coben! I think she's read just about everything by him at this point. Haha! I'm really interested in reading In the Woods. I see a lot of people talking/blogging about it and I'm always down for a good mystery! :) Great list!

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    1. Haha I love everything by him too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. OOoh nice! I usually stick to the cozy paranormal mysteries myself! They're still highly enjoyable to me though! Great picks!

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    1. I haven't read any cozy paranormal mysteries yet. But maybe I will someday!

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  4. Great list!! I'll admit, I don't often read mysteries but I really want to start getting into the genre. So this list put a lot of books on my TBR pile. And In the Woods looks so cool!!
    My TTT
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2014/08/top-ten-tuesday.html

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    1. Great! I'm glad I was able to give you some ideas (:

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  5. I feel like I have been reading lots of mystery/thrillers lately, which is a little unusual for me! I LOVE the Tana French series and can't wait for a new Dublin Murder Squad book. I have recently enjoyed That Night by Chevy Stevens, Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King, and The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker (I REALLY liked that one!) I might have to pick up some of these recommendations while I am on a mystery kick! Thanks for sharing~Megan
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    1. In the Woods is the only one I've read by Tana French so far, but I have the Likeness at home, so that will be read soon! Thanks for those recommendations! I have't read any of them, so I'll add them to my list (:

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  6. I LOVE Lisa Gardner!!! Reconstructing Amelia is in my TBR pile. :)
    http://she-read.blogspot.com/2014/08/ttt-new-adult-books.html

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    1. I love her work too! So good! I hope you like Reconstructing Amelia! I thought it was great!

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  7. James Patterson is a great author! I'd love to read some more of his stuff :)

    Check out my TTT!

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

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    1. I LOVE his work and I'm slowly making my way to owning every one of his books. I'm probably halfway there now (:

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  8. Would recommend Jonathan Kellerman.

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation! I'll check him out (:

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