Monday, March 8, 2010

Thriller & Suspense Reading Challenge 2010

Though it's starting to get a bit late in the year, but I'm always looking for new reading challenges that might interest me.  Last night, I found one and signed-up straight away!  It's called the Thriller & Suspense Reading Challenge and is being hosted by Book Chick City.  I signed up last night and for me this is a way to explore new lit that I'd probably not have chosen otherwise.  I enjoy thriller and suspense, even horror, but when presented with two choices, I almost always choose fantasy, classics, or historical fiction.  I've taken this as an opportunity to invest myself in dabbling in thriller/suspense and I'm really looking forward to it because reading challenges help to motivate me, in a whole new way, to do some thing I already love.

My list (so far):

  1. The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown)

  2. The Rule of Four (Caldwell & Thomason)

  3. Shutter Island (Dennis Lehane)

  4. A Reliable Wife (Robert Goolrick)

  5. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)

  6. The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafón)

  7. Under the Dome (Stephen King)

  8. The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield)

  9. The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco)

The Rules:

  • Timeline: 01 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2010

  • Rules: To read TWELVE (12) thrillers in 2010

  • Add the button to your sidebar

  • Write about the challenge, with a link back, so others can join

That's it.  Simple right?  When you sign up, use the Mr. Linky on the site to add yourself then send the girl hosting the challenge your name, address, URL, and participant list number and she'll send it along to Simon & Schuster UK, who will send you a shiny new ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of one of two novels.  It is starting to get late in the year, so I'm a little unsure whether the ARC's are still available, but I sent my information along anyway and am waiting to hear back from Book Chick City.  My fingers are crossed!

Now, go and sign up and join me in this challenge.  Happy Reading!!


  1. Hey, I've already read two of those books so far this year (#5 and #7)! I'm 10% of the way there!! lol I have some other Dan Brown books waiting to be read, but not the one you listed.

    Good luck!

  2. Yeah you are!! I did some snooping around the net to find some suspense I would enjoy. I like to read slightly outside my comfort zone sometimes. I do like Dan Brown, so I suppose I already enjoy suspense/thriller, I just haven't read much of it.

    I'm dying to read them all, but particularly #5, #6, & #8. Did you enjoy The Pillars of the Earth? I'm hoping it's every bit as good as it sounds, it's huge!

    Thanks for the well wishes!