Saturday, February 23, 2008

My Favorite Genre

For many years my favorite genre has been the suspense thriller. Interestingly, with the creation of my book blog and my participation in a multitude of reading challenges, I've actually been reading less of this genre. That's not necessarily a bad thing - but it did entice me to join J. Kaye's Suspense & Thriller Reading Challenge so that I'll "have" to read some more of my favorite genre!

The simple rules of this challenge:

  • Read six (6) different sub-genres of thrillers in 2008.

  • Read six (6) different sub-genres of thrillers in 2009.
By the end of this challenge, I will have read 12 different sub-genres of thrillers. (J. Kaye has outlined an impressive list of thriller sub-genres on the challenge blog.)

There is also a Yahoo! Group for the challenge for those so inclined. (I am!)

I need to do a little research on the sub-genres before I come up with my list of twelve books, so I will add them to my sidebar as I identify them. I'm also sure that I will be changing the list as time passes, especially because this challenge lasts for so long. I do know that I will be counting An Absolute Gentleman - which I finished yesterday - as my first book for this challenge, in the psychological thriller sub-genre.


  1. Welcome to the 100+ Reading Challenge! :-D I have posted your link on the right sidebar of the blog. Best of luck and above all, have fun!

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  3. I couldn't resist this one either! In fact, I swear I could have written your first paragraph there, because it describes me perfectly as well!

  4. Maybe I should join this too!

    BTW, I finished reading my 8th Picoult novel--Mercy. I like this very much. Of all those I read I like tenth Circle the least.

    Salem Falls figures high on my list, better than My Sister's Keeper.

  5. I've finally been getting back to some suspense novels of late, and I'm stunned by the wide variety in the genre now.

  6. i found you via the tbr challenge!

    a friend and i just started a book lovers message board. we'd love for you to join!


  7. If you need something for the terrorist thriller sub-genre I can recommend Some Kind of Angel by Melvin Harter. It's a real page turner, with lots of action and refreshingly new thriller characters.