Saturday 30 September 2017

Recommendations: Mystery

Mysteries aren't exactly my favorite books to read, I usually find them a bit hard to get through as I am someone without patience. If you are someone who is also impatient, I can honestly say that these are some mysteries for you.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

This was a book I had to read for school so it already had a negative connotation attached to it. Once I started it though, I couldn't stop. This book was like crack, it was probably one of the best books I've ever had to read for school and one of my personal favorite mysteries. All the characters are very morally ambiguous, you really can't like any of them, I mean I liked a few just because they were total snakes and I found it very entertaining. I also really shipped two characters together because they were both incredibly devious. Overall, It isn't that long and it doesn't have any boring filler scenes.

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

You can never go wrong with a little Stephen King. This book was, I guess, more of a crime novel, but the identity of the antagonist was a mystery so we spend the book trying to piece together who he is alongside Bill Hodge. It's fast paced and the characters are incredibly likeable.

The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This is more for the YA lovers out there. This is a book about a girl who is trying to figure out who is murdering people around her town and it is completely addicting. I first read this one when the author put it on Wattpad as a fun little extra story, but I do believe it is now available in print. It's really good for someone who isn't that into mystery, but maybe wants to give the genre another try.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

This book, I don't know where to start. Lizbeth Salander is the most badass character in literature. I don't care who you try to pit up against her, they will lose because Lizbeth is just that awesome. Along with that is this entire conspiracy that you just don't see coming. It follows Lizbeth and Mikael as the try and piece together what happened to Harriet Vanger after she disappeared fourty years before. It's so completely epic and there isn't ever a moment where you are bored because the story is so engaging. If you decide to read one book from this list i would highly suggest it be this one.

What mystery novels do you want to tell everyone to read?

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1 comment:

  1. This is so helpful! Personally, what prevents me from enjoying mysteries more is that often they seem to be All About The Mystery, and characters are secondary (their only importance lies in their roles: the detective, the victim, the suspects), know what I mean? And I like more character-driven books.

    On that note and off the top of my head, I'd recommend Far From You by Tess Sharpe, and One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus.