2011 Challenge: Mystery & Suspense Challenge

I’m going to be doing this challenge in 2011 again! This is my absolute favorite genre of books, so it’s a given that I LOVE this challenge! Here’s what Book Chick City writes:

  • Timeline: 01 Jan 2011 – 31 Dec 2011
  • Rules: To read TWELVE (12) mystery & suspense novels in 2011 (12 is the minimum but you can read more if you wish!)
  • You don’t have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront you can change them, nothing is set in stone! The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.
  • You can join anytime between now and the later part of next year.
  • At the beginning of Jan 2011, you will find a link to specific month to add your reviews. There will be a monthly prize too courtesy of the lovely Simon & Schuster – you must be signed up to the challenge and add the link to your review to be entered into the monthly prize draw.
Now, there are many different sub-genres of mystery and suspense – you can choose from the numerous sub-genres, from cosy mysteries such as Agatha Christie to the more hard-boiled kind like V I Warshawski by Sara Paretsky, or romantic suspense written by the likes of Linda Howard, forensic crime such as those written by Kathy Reichs and even paranormal/supernatural suspense such as Kelley Armstrong. I’m sure this challenge will have something for everyone! 🙂
To help you figure out and decide, I have updated a sub-genre list – to view this list go HERE.
That’s it! I’m so ready to start this challenge again 🙂 Looking forward to 2011 already!!
  1. Double Cross by James Patterson (Police Procedural)
  2. Judas Kiss by J.T. Ellison (Police Procedural)
  3. Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark (Psychological Mystery)
  4. Cross Country by James Patterson (Police Procedural)
  5. Divine Justice by David Baldacci
  6. Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson (Cozy Mystery)
  7. Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson (Cozy Mystery)
  8. The Cereal Murders by Diane Mott Davidson (Cozy Mystery)
  9. The Tenth Justice by Brad Meltzer (Legal Thriller)
  10. Blood of My Brother by James LePore
  11. I, Alex Cross by James Patterson (Police Procedural)
  12. Supreme Justice by Phillip Margolin
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