This Is My Genre, Tell Me Yours Tag

First of all, forgive me because I don’t remember who tagged me (more than one person, I believe). Anyway, I’ve been wanting to do a tag for a while, so I decided this would be it. It’s amazing.

The tag was created by Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek. Have you checked out his blog?

The Rules

  • Credit Drew as the creator of the tag, either use the created tag name graphic or create your own and link back to his blog.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Tag as many people as you want.

1). What’s your favourite genre?

Anything that includes a murder or a disappearance lol

I especially love domestic noir, but police procedurals have been there forever. Basically, I’ll read almost anything that includes some sort of mystery.

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2). Who’s your favourite author from the genre?

Ugh. What a hard question. Let’s see.

Psychological thrillers: Gillian Flynn, Joy Fielding, Sam Hayes
Detectives: Dennis Lehane
Historical mysteries: Kate Morton

Others I love: Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni, Camilla Lackberg… And this year I’ve read a lot of new authors, but I’m waiting for their other books in order to decide 😉

3). What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back?

I love trying to find out what really happened. I’m addicted to mysteries. I always try to guess the ending, I can’t help it. I have a very twisted mind so I’m always creating the weirdest theories.

There’s nothing like feeling you’ve been completely manipulated. That’s why I’m always looking for books that leave me speechless with their twists and turns.

4). What’s the book that started your love for your favourite genre?

Probably Agatha Christie’s books. I remember reading Murder On The Orient Express and The Mirror Crack’d when I was about 11 and absolutely loved them.

Then, Mary Higgins Clark. When I was 12/13, I only read her books because my grandma had them all. Nowadays, I don’t think they’re that good, but they were my first “psychological thrillers”, so I remember those years fondly. Let me call you sweetheart was my favorite.

When I was fifteen, I discovered Joy Fielding’s books. I read Don’t Cry Now and See Jane Run and you wouldn’t believe how much I loved them. Those two endings have stayed with me for ten years and I could still tell you exactly what happened on each one.

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5). If you had to recommend at least one book from your favourite genre to a non-reader/someone looking to start reading that genre, what book would you choose and why?

My usual recommendation are: Until You’re Mine by Sam Hayes and Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson. They’re still among my favorite books.

Also: Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton is a classic psychological thriller that I believe everyone could enjoy. Joy Fielding’s Someone Is Watching is also a fast-paced read and most of my friends loved Still Missing by Chevy Stevens.

If you prefer something historical, Kate Morton’s The Secret Keeper is a wonderful book and it features one of my favorite twists ever.

6). Why do you read?

Why do you breathe?

I’ve always loved reading. Ever since I was five years old, reading made everything better. I wasn’t feeling well so I read and felt instantly good. I had a bad day, so I read and forgot all about it.

Like movies, books have always worked as a medicine for me. I adore getting lost in a different world and imagining I’m one of those characters. Becoming a detective for a day and forgetting that my real job is super boring in comparison. Living in places I’ve always wanted to visit. Going back in time and learning more about other periods. There’s nothing better.

I tag… anyone who reads this.

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Annie

In a past life, I was probably a tortured police detective with a dark and traumatic past. Right now, however, I'm just a twenty-something bookworm who loves listening to old songs and watching 90s movies. I enjoy mystery and crime, southern coming of age stories and historical fiction set in the last century.

20 thoughts on “This Is My Genre, Tell Me Yours Tag

  1. As you know I completely love Dennis Lehane so I was happy to see him on your favorites:) I also recommend Still Missing to everyone who asks for a thriller and Sharon Bolton’s recents as well. So I need to get ahold of Until Your Mine and The Secret Keeper. Enjoyed learning more about you:)

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    1. I’m not so sure about Until You’re Mine because it’s a classic psyc thriller… hahaha and I know you don’t love them as much as I do. The Secret Keeper is historical, but I was so captivated by its story… Thanks for reading and taking your time to comment Renee ❤

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      1. Always!! Psych thrillers aren’t my favorite but I think we like a lot of the same books overall so I’m intrigued to try out what you recommend:) I’ve discovered this year I really like historical fiction with a mystery involved so Kate Morton’s book is on my list for sure

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  2. Well, this is a quality tag, high praise to the creator!😀

    I had to smile at the “anything that includes a murder” bit!😂

    That’s true about books, same with movies and for me gaming to, getting lost in a different world is great.

    Ah, Poirot, awesome! I like the books but haven’t read them all and have to say I preferred the TV show – sacrilege I know!😂

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  3. I haven’t read any of the books that you’ve recommended and that needs to change soon. I like your answer for why do you read:-)

    As for your weird theories, I am yet to recover from the last twist that you predicted. You may have been a detective in your past life. DCI Annie, I can see that! Great tag!

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  4. We both love mysteries and surprises 😀 Well, only in books in my case, haha!
    I think I came back to books when I got sick because it allowed me to keep doing all of those things my mind and body refused to accomplish. But I don’t think feeling better is going to stop my ride with books! 😀 I found that these days TV fails to bring me that escapism. I only watched the movie adaptation for Before I Go To Sleep! Loved your answers!

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    1. 🙂 I’m glad that reading helped you! For me, it never stopped, it’s always been there (although I’d say movies are my big passion… so go figure haha). BIGTS movie was OK I guess, but it felt a bit soap-opera-ish XD

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  5. I love that you decided to do this! Why am I not surprised to see that if it is murder or disappearance, you read it 😉 Your answers are great by the way. I know that you will probably receive that comment a lot, but well.. they are! And your final response to why your read is simply perfect! Well said ❤

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  6. I’m so glad I read this, because even though I chose mystery for my favorite genre, there are still so many authors I’ve not yet tried! I tend to keep reading the same ones and want to branch out a bit – I’ll put Lehane on my list for next year!

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  7. Love reading this, I love the same books as you do. Gillian Flynn, Sam Hayes, Joy Fielding, Chevy Stevens, check ! I only have to read Dennis Lehane (I think I have a book of him somewhere) and Kate Mortom, I have that one for sure. I think it’s the historical part that has kept me from starting this one. I started too with Agatha Christie and Mary Higgins Clark, then Karin Slaughter, so funny that our reading went much the same way 🙂

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