As I’ve probably mentioned in this blog before, lately I’ve been in a huge mood for thrillers. I even hope to read more mystery and thriller novels in 2018. And it seems like Kathy @ Books and Munches has the same idea about reading more thriller novels: thus the creation of ApTHRILL! In April, she plans on challenging herself to read more thrilling, suspenseful novels. And I was very intrigued, and cannot help but join!
In this post, we’re already halfway through April. I already plan on joining this challenge from the end of March, so I already compiled a list of thrillers and even horror books in my TBR that I’ve always wanted to read, and this is a sort of midway update through the month about the books I’m currently reading and the books I’ve always wanted to read.
Thrillers in My TBR
Top Books on the List
The Visitor by KL Slater is one of the (many) thriller novels I requested for an ARC in Netgalley, mostly because I fly through thrillers, and also because the premise looks absolutely chilling. I first found the book from Book Bum’s post, and I was so lucky to be able to have it in my Kindle. It’s about a woman moving back to her home town and meeting a mysterious man who is her neighbour.
The Picture of Dorian Gray is a famous work by the famous Oscar Wilde that I’ve always wanted to read. A classic, horror-esque that is filled with history, I’ve heard so many people talk about it but I’ve never pushed myself too hard to read it. From the reviews I’ve read, it’s more than just a horror novel, and more of a deep, dark story about the main character, Gray.
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham. I’ve seen many people praise John Wyndham countless times, and I’ve always wanted to know what’s so interesting about his books. This particular one is one of his most popular ones and sounds really weird: written through a blind man’s perspective it is set in a sci-fi world where the earth is suddenly invaded by crazy and savage plants.
As a self-proclaimed fan of JK Rowling, it’s horrible for me to say that I haven’t read any of her mystery books. I’ve always wanted to read The Cuckoo’s Calling, the first book in the Cormoran Strikes series that follows the detective solving a seemingly unsolvable mystery.
I am currently reading two books, and only one of them is a thriller. I just realized, that the thrillers I currently own are 100% ebooks, and so I am confused on how I will be able to read more than one book at the same time, since I only have one Kindle.
- The Retreat by Mark Edwards: This is a NetGalley ARC of a very intriguing mystery set in Wales about Lucas, a horror writer going on a writer’s retreat in a remote mansion near the woods. In there he meets the owner of the house, Julia, who has mysteries of her own. I’m around halfway through the book and I am loving it. It has the right amount of suspense and problem-solving for a thriller, and I really like the setting. I am very interested to find out how everything ties up in the end. It’s definitely not one of the more fast reads, but I am enjoying my slow time with this novel.
- Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. This is probably the least thrilling novel you can ever find, but I am currently listening to this on audiobook just to have something to read while I’m cycling or in the train and not in the mood for something too dark.
Any thrilling novels you’d recommend to read this ApTHRILL? Are you also participating in reading thrillers this month?