Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thriller & Suspense Challenge 2010

I've got to do another challenge so I don't drown myself in historical fiction in 2010! The Thriller and Suspense Challenge is being hosted by Book Chick City. The challenge is to read 12 books in this genre and it will run from January 1 December 31.
For those thinking they don't read thrillers or suspense, here's what Book Chick has to say:
Now, there are many different sub-genres of thriller, so don't go thinking that you don't actually read these kinds of books because I bet you read more than you think. As I mentioned above you can choose from the numerous sub-genres, from cosy mysteries such as Agatha Christie to the more hard-boiled kind like V I Warshawski by Sara Paretsky, or even supernatural/paranormal suspense written by the likes of Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake) and Kelley Armstrong. So, there you have it, this challenge will have something for everyone I'm sure! :)
This will be my chance to go back through Michael Connolly's books and read any I've missed, as well as any of Sue Grafton's alphabet series. If you think this challenge sounds interesting to you, you can sign up any time. Check out all the (pretty loose) guidelines at Book Chick City.
I will add my books to this post as I read them throughout 2010.
  1. They Found Him Dead by Georgette Heyer 
  2. Dark Harbor by David Hosp
  3. Life Sentences by Laura Lippman
  4. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
  5. The Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin
  6. Death of a Gossip by M.C. Beaton
  7. Innocence by David Hosp
  8. Death of a Cozy Writer by C.M. Malliet 
  9. Death of a Cad by M.C. Beaton
  10. Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin (February 26)
  11. The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl (March 12) 
  12. The Exodus Quest by Will Adams (April 4)


Katy said...

Historical Mystery/Thrillers also count in this challenge, so you could actually make a book in that genre work for both a hist-fic challenge and this one. ;-)

SmilingSally said...

My favorite genre are the Christian Suspense novels, so I know they'd fit in too. Christian fiction means clean writing, but good writing nonetheless.

Ayesha said...

Interesting list of books for 2010 http://www.commlabuniversity.com/blog/

Book Chick City said...

Hi Elizabeth, welcome to the Thriller & Suspense challenge. Glad you signed up should be fun reading. Enjoy! :)