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Stepping into the psychological suspense genre...

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Except for a brief period of reading Christopher Pike novels when I was twelve, I have never been a mystery or suspense fan. I'm not sure why. I guess because I wasn't interested in the particulars of a detective solving a mystery or hearing about another woman's brutal murder being investigated. It just wasn't for me. Even romantic suspense novels really didn't do it for me.

But over the last couple of years, I have been exploring the genres a bit more--both mystery and suspense. I started with cozy mysteries about thirteen years ago and became a fan of the Coffeehouse mysteries. (Though I haven't read all of them.) I like cozies because they remind me of small-town romance, and those are...well...cozy. But I still didn't pick up a real mystery until over the last couple of years. I finally read my first Agatha Christie novel this year! I have found that there are types of mysteries/mystery tropes I really like--and And Then There Were None hit all of the …

As the political circus of Trump continues its mad whirl, I read.

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I've done a lot of reading since January. As far as my Goodreads challenge, I am only a few books "behind schedule." I've read 26 books so far this year (mostly ebooks), and I recently discovered Gillian Flynn. Of course, I have heard of Gone Girl for ages, but I managed to snap up Sharp Objects in a Kindle ebook sale one day, and I finally started reading it last weekend.



My time is pretty scarce right now, so I haven't finished it, but I really love the book. Her writing style is definitely my cup of tea. The story is so disturbing, but at least it is something slightly more horrifying than Trump, and that is really all that matters right now.

Another amazing book I recently read was Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You.



This is likely my favorite book I have read this year. I couldn't put it down. But I think it is crazy that this was categorized as a mystery. It is really more about family relationships after a tragedy. Such an amazing book. I abs…