Hello book dragons! I wanted to discuss my thoughts and interest on the genre thrillers/mystery novels today. Recently, I’ve been in the mood to read thrillers, and I have no idea where this interest came from. I’ve just been craving them, even though they leave me in a jittery and anxious mess afterwards.

I’ve always found thrillers to be fascinating and interesting, but I didn’t really pick up any books from the genre, mainly because I was scared it’d give me nightmares. Suffice to say, I don’t get nightmares from them, but I feel very anxious in public now. Even so, the adrenaline I feel whilst reading them is thrilling (obviously ahah) and they usually grip my attention and have me wanting more.

Some thrillers/mystery novels I’ve read and enjoyed before are:

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus 

Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus

Crimson Lake by Candice Fox

These were all 3.5 – 4 stars, although Agatha Christie’s novel was read a few years ago so I don’t know if I’d still enjoy it as I did back then. 

Anyways, I thought I’d share with you some books I’m hoping to read in the near future that fall under the thriller genre. 

In The Woods by Tana French 

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

Gone By Midnight by Candice Fox

↣ Night Film by Marisha Pessl

 The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins


I’m most curious about Gone By Midnight and The Last Time I Lied as both sound super mysterious and I’m curious as to what happened. 

Let's talk

What are your thoughts on thrillers? Do you love them? Hate them? Do you have any recommendations that you think I should add to my TBR? 



  1. I’m kinda scared of thrillers, tbh — like you mentioned, I’m intrigued by the genre, but I’m worried that it won’t be my style. I can barely watch a scary movie without reading nightmares, so I doubt reading a book will be much better… plus I have a bad habit of reading late at night, which isn’t the best time to get freaked out by something, haha. I might check out some of the books you mentioned, though! I’ve been wanting to branch out a bit more with my reading, and there’s no time like the present, I guess.

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    1. oh my gosh! I totally get you. I absolutely HATE scary movies due to nightmares ahaha. Even now, I get nervous about reading thrillers, but I’ve managed fine so far (but I’m avoiding reading them at night just to be safe)

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