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.

7 comments:

  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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  2. Hey Alison! I have some good news for you over at my blog - come check it out - blogginboutbooks.blogspot.com.

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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!

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  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.

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  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.

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  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!

    eden
    http://www.re-told.net

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  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.

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