Top Ten CRIME/MYSTERY/THRILLER Books WE Can’t Believe WE Haven’t READ/Want To Read
1. The Rizzoli & Isles Series by Tess Gerritsen – I’ve heard great things, have loved the episodes I’ve seen…I just haven’t had the time to really get into them.
2. The rest of the Bones/Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs – I’ve read the first six or seven books, but keep getting distracted. I love them and definitely want to read the rest.
3. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown – I loved The DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons. Loved them. I haven’t picked up the latest, though. Might need to reread the first two.
4. State of Fear by Michael Crichton – I am a huge Crichton fan, and I have yet to pick this one up. I try to read a Crichton book a year, so maybe this is The One.
5. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson – I watched the movie, which completely turned me off from ever wanting to read the book. That being said, it tops nearly every Thriller list on Goodreads’ Listopia, so perhaps I should give a second chance.
6. The Shining by Stephen King – when I was younger (like middle school aged which is horrible, I know), I LOVED Stephen King. I read Pet Sematary, Carrie, Salem’s Lot and a bunch more but never got around to The Shining. It’s very intriguing to me, so it’s probably about time.
7. Room by Emma Donoghue – when Room first came out 5 (!) years ago, it was pretty popular and I always meant to read it but have yet to do so.
8. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield – this came out almost 10 years ago, and I keep seeing it everywhere recently. I’m taking it as a sign that I need to read it!
9. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris – I used to watch this movie over and over when I was younger, and I’ve read Red Dragon which is the first in the Hannibal Lecter series, so this is next on the list!
10. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith – JK Rowling wrote this under a pseudonym. That’s reason enough for me to read it, and I’m very surprised I haven’t yet.
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Oh, so many lovely books. OK, the Rizzoli and Isles characters are a little different in the books, but I love them (both TV and book). STATE OF FEAR is not one of Crichton’s best, in my opinion but good enough. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO – really, really good. Very violent. Be prepared. THE SHINING – wonderful, scary, creepy, loved it. THE THIRTEENTH TALE is such beautiful writing and very gothic. My mystery group is discussing THE CUCKOO’S CALLING in May. Looking forward to it.
Which Crichtons would you recommend? Alright. We’re definitely missing out here and need to tackle this list for sure. Thanks for the feedback!
Room is on my list too. The Thirteenth Tale is a really great read!
I have The Lost Symbol on my book shelf… should probably read it! 🙂
It’s on my Kindle! I always scroll past it 😡
Oh, if you didn’t like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie, do NOT read the book. It’s graphic on the bad stuff–excruciating detail, and the violence takes up pages in all the books.
Cuckoo’s Calling is dark, and very different from Rowling’s other stuff, but excellent.
Ugh–those were the parts I really disliked in the movie. Sounds like my initial hunches were right. Life is too short to spend on books you don’t enjoy 🙂