March 16, 2008 archive

Suspense-Thriller Challenge

January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2009

J.Kaye is hosting this one – and although I feel stupid joining yet another challenge after admitting I’m already in over my head… I decided to do this because I have a towering stack of books in this genre which have sat on my TBR shelf for years. This seems like a good way for me to make a dent in the stacks. The challenge rules are to read a total of 12 different sub-categories in the suspense-thriller genre (J. Kaye gives a huge list of these sub-categories on the challenge blog). I have two whole years to read 12 books. Piece of cake, right?

Below are the books on my shelf from which I will create my reading list. Where I can, I’ve delineated the sub-categories. If I haven’t delineated a sub-category, it is because I’m not sure what it is! Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated!!


Warning Signs, by Stephen White
The Tangent Objective, by Lawrence Sanders
Broken Wings, by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker (Conspiracy Thriller)
Whiteout, by Ken Follett (Medical Thriller)
Cold Case, by Stephen White (Crime Thriller or Psychological Thriller)
The Clinic, by Jonathan Kellerman (Psychological Thriller)
Critical Judgment, by Michael Palmer (Medical Thriller)
The Princess of Burundi, by Kjell Eriksson
Eye Contact, by Cammie McGovern
Rose, by Martin Cruz Smith (Historical Thriller)
Persuader, by Lee Child
Someone to Watch Over Me, by Judith McNaught
Mortal Prey, by John Sandford
Q is for Quarry, by Sue Grafton (True-Crime Thriller)
The Crush, by Sandra Brown (Erotic/Romance Thriller)
Hide, by Lisa Gardner (Serial Killer Thriller)
Step on a Crack, by James Patterson (Political Thriller)
The King of Torts, by John Grisham (Legal Thriller)
The Simple Truth, by David Baldacci (Legal Thriller)
Eyes of A Child, by Richard North Patterson
What the Dead Know, by Laura Lippman


Books Read
(with date completed, rating and link to review)

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