Thursday, February 4, 2010

Booking Through Thursday

The northern hemisphere, at least, is socked in by winter right now… So, on a cold, wintry day, when you want nothing more than to curl up with a good book on the couch … what kind of reading do you want to do?

Cold weather is the best suspense weather in the world, as far as I'm concerned. I don't like the gross-out, torture and destroy novels, but there is nothing better than a warm blanket and a good suspense. Some of my favorites:

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
The Sweetheart Series by Chelsea Cain (fairly formulaic)
Kate Atkinson's series starting with Case Histories
This Present Darkness/Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peretti (although these border on the cheesey)
In The Woods by Tana French
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostava (see review below)

Please, please, please leave me some suggestions for your favorite edge of your seat, creep you out thriller!


  1. You have a couple listed that I have on my wish list. A good suspense and a cozy blanket - great choice.

    Here's mine:

  2. My only requirement is that the book is plot-driven.