Saturday, October 14, 2017

Recommended Reads: Favorite Thriller Books


On the second installment of "Recommended Reads", I will be covering thrillers! Fall is here and there is no other genre that screams fall to me than thrillers! With Halloween around the corner (which is my favorite holiday of the year), mysteries and scares is all I want to read about. It was hard to come up with categories for this genre, but I think what I came up with works well enough. Let me know if you have any recommendations in the comments below... I would LOVE to check them out this fall!

Also, I wanted to add in very quickly the difference between suspense vs. mystery vs. thriller (in my head they are different reading experiences). Mysteries surround a question or scenario for which you don't know the solution until the end - they are the classic whodunnit. Suspense keep you on the edge of your seat - there is danger and you get that feeling of goosebumps. Thrillers are action packed - a lot of times there is danger from the very beginning and it's a race to get away... you also have unreliable narrators in this genre a lot of the time.

Favorite Crime Thriller
Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Favorite Suspense Thriller
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Favorite Conspiracy Thriller
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

Favorite Mystery Thriller
Final Girls by Riley Sager

Favorite Psychological Thriller 
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Favorite Spy Thriller
The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer

Favorite Serialized Thriller
Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz

Favorite Thriller Author
Gillian Flynn

Honorable Mentions: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel, and Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

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