It’s that time of the month again, it’s time to indulge in a book that relates to the Monthly Reading Challenge created by the Blogger Book Nook. This month’s Reading Challenge is a little different and took a while to find a book that could relate to Murder in the Library. Meaning April is all about entering the twisting, turning tunnels of Crime and Thriller Fiction, asking the question WHO DUNNIT?!
I’m excited to indulge in a book of this genre, as it’s definitely an interesting genre. We receive our monthly Reading Challenge from either Abbey or Tabitha, two of the kindest girls, on the Facebook page. Here we have some great conversations and are able to talk books! This is also the perfect opportunity to get to know new bloggers, ones that have a similar interest, books and reading.
Right, let’s get on with April’s Reading Challenge.
If you missed my Introduction to: Blogger Book Nook you should definitely check that post out here, before reading April’s Reading Challenge! I don’t want to fill this post up with too much of that as it’s all there for you to enjoy. For each Reading Challenge, Abbey and Tabitha come up with five questions for us to answer in relation to the prompt.
1) Who is your favourite fictional detective and why?
I don’t think I’ve got a favourite fictional detective, I’m not a massive fan of murder mysteries or actually crime dramas really. Thriller is definitely more up my alley.
2) Do you enjoy being able to solve the mystery in a book before the characters do, or do you like to be kept guessing until the end?
It’s good fun to play along with the mystery and feel like you can solve the mystery yourself, I always seem to find myself completely off though! I don’t think I’ve ever worked it out before it’s solved by the characters. It’s like Pretty Little Liars, I thought I knew who AD was… but I was completely off. It probably didn’t help that AD could have been anyone!
3) Murders, missing people, or heists and thefts: Which do you find most compelling?
I’m not really one for murders/missing people but heists and thefts are normally good stories! It kinda reminds me of Grand Theft Auto or even Payday, I don’t know many books that follow that theme though. I think most of them focus on murders and missing people, I did enjoy the movie for Gone Girl but not the book though. I think Gone Girl was a little different from the typical missing person book theme.
4) What keeps you most engaged in a crime plot? Intriguing characters? Mysterious settings? Or a whole lot of action?
Action 100% of the way! It makes the story ten times better, but also the characters help too. If I can relate to the characters, I will enjoy the story a lot better like when I was reading the Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller Series from J.F. Kirwan. Nadia was such a likeable and relatable character.
5) Crime is a popular theme for novels, TV shows and videogames: Which is your favourite way of experiencing the genre?
I think my favourite way of experiencing the genre is tied between TV shows and videogames. For me, if it’s a videogame though, it has to be upbeat while you’re playing it, I am not a fan of slow videogames. Also crime TV shows can be a mixture of hard hitting and something to pass the time, I also grew up on a couple of these shows that my mum would watch.
Apologises but this month, I have been unable to pick up a book to read within the Crime and Thriller genre. Meaning this month’s post finishes here! I did receive a very good list of books to read from Helena Baker, a couple of them sounded very interesting so I’m definitely going to try reading them soon when I’ve got some free time.
I hope you have enjoyed this post! What one Crime/Thriller genre book
do you love? I am always on the search for new recommendations. Just maybe I’ll
add them to my Goodreads Bookshelf.