Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ten on Tuesday

10 Favorite Mystery Books

I love a good book and I naturally tend to favor mystery/suspense/thriller types of books.  There are some books that I read just because of the author and some books because it just caught my interest, or it was selected by the book club I'm part of.

I've broken my list into two parts this week.  The first part is some individual titles that I've enjoyed.

1. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.  This was a book club read and it was well liked by my group.  It has a great twist at the end!

2. Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult.  I like her books because she tends to choose topics from the news and then approach it with a "what if..." thought. I can't imagine anything this heinous happening in the Amish community and yet it just might.  I loved how the story was told.

3. Atonement by Ian McEwan.  This was also a fantastic story set during WW1.

4. The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley.  This was the most recent book my book club read.  It is a historical piece that tells a family story that begins just before WW2.  I'm looking forward to reading more by this author.

Now for the series/authors that I love.

5. Millenium series by Steig Larsson.  My book group read the first book in the series and I think everyone in the group has now read the entire series.

6. Women's Murder Club series by James Patterson.  I'm still working my way through these. I'm up to #6.

7. Sandra Brown.  I love her books.  Yes I know they're all the same, only the names and locations have changed, but sometimes you just want a little mind candy in the form of a fast paced, page turner story.  The most recent one I read was Lethal.

8.  Mary Higgins Clark.  Always dependably enjoyable.  The next one in my queue is I'll Walk Alone

9. Nora Roberts.  Most recently I read The Witness which I really enjoyed.  Predictable but fun.  I'll admit that I'm a particular sucker for her trilogies, although they tend to be in the romance genre.

10. Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.  Truth is they're more comedy than mystery, but I love them and so do most of my friends.  They are light, fun, and a fast read.  My girlfriends and I, all successful smart women may I add, have spent a ridiculous amount of time debating the tough questions that arise from these books.  Ranger or Morelli?  Are you a Cupcake or a Babe?  Hurry up November 20, I can't wait for Notorious Nineteen to be released!

Thanks Carole for a fun topic.  Be sure to check out her blog to see what other people are reading.  What's your favorite Mystery Book?

1 comment:

  1. Have you tried Nora Roberts writing as JD Robb? I think they're delightful!