The Armchair BEA team asks: What do you think of when you think of literature? Classics, contemporary, genre, or something else entirely?
What do I think of? Classics and literary fiction. But that’s not what I’m going to talk about.
One of my favorite posts from last year’s Armchair BEA was Kim’s take on the nonfiction topic at Sophisticated Dorkiness; instead of listing favorites, she turned it around and gave out personalized recommendations. So this year, I thought I’d do the same thing with thrillers.
I feel like a lot of times thrillers get a bad rap… and I want everyone to know that the genre has more to offer than the likes of Dan Brown and James Patterson.
Leave a comment letting me know…
- what kind of books you usually read (favorite genres and tropes)
- anything you’re specifically not looking for (pet peeves, etc)
- if you have an idea what subgenre you’re interested in (examples: action thriller, crime thriller, political thriller, psychological thriller, religious thriller… the list really does go on and on)
- a link to your Goodreads or LibraryThing account (if you have one) so I can compare our shelves and see at a glance if you’ve already read the book I’m thinking of
Over the next couple days, I’ll follow through with recommendations.
(And even if you already read thrillers, feel free to play along and find a new book or author to try.)
I should mention, in the interest of full disclosure, that I usually shy away from giving recommendations. Reading is such an individual thing, it’s hard to know what will work for one person and not for another. So this is going to be a learning experience for all of us.
Tell me… what do you want from your thriller?