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?
- 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.
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.
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.