Top Ten Books From The Psychological Thriller Genre

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s list is all about picking favourite books from our favourite genre. I used to only read what could be described as chick-lit. Now, I read more widely, but I am very partial to a psychological thriller. Here are some of my favourites, in no particular order!

Book images go to Goodreads

The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient

One of my recent favourites. Read it! Read it!

Cuckoo

Cuckoo

I read this thriller years ago but I absolutely adored it. It was so warped. I’m not sure what that says about me.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

If you want to meet some messed up characters, read Gone Girl. 

Before I Go To Sleep

Before I Go to Sleep

I remember being utterly gripped by this book!

Good Me, Bad Me

 

IGood Me, Bad Me

I absolutely adored this book and it earned its place on my favourite’s shelf. I don’t put books there often.

Dangerous Girls

Dangerous Girls

This book was another incredible, fast paced read. I highly recommend it.

I Let You Go

I Let You Go

Ooh, this is another cracking read! Worth giving a go!

The Foster Child

The Foster Child

This is another recent (ish) read of mine. I really enjoyed it. Creepy but SO good.

The Daughter

The Daughter

I was really impressed with this book! The story had me gripped from the beginning.

The Liar’s Room

The Liar's Room

I really enjoyed this book. Simon Lelic is a great author and I always love how his books build.

What did you do for your list this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by.

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Top Ten Books Released In The Last 10 Years

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s list is a fun one! It’s all about our top releases over the last 10 years. I thought I’d start with the most recent and then get to older releases. It’ll be hard to pick just one from a year, but I’m excited to do this!

As ever, book images go to Goodreads!

2019

Daisy Jones and The Six

Loved this book. I read it in April and promptly gave it 5 stars.

2018

A Thousand Perfect Notes

I was highly anticipating this book and it was well worth the wait.

2017

They Both Die at the End

Ooh. I was eagerly anticipating this book and it was SO good. One of those that I didn’t want to end, especially because we know the end… #titleisaspoiler

2016

Highly Illogical Behavior

I’ve just realised that every book I’ve listed so far was a 5 star read for me. I absolutely loved this book which has mental health and the forefront.

2015

Made You Up

Such a highly unique read! Again, mental health representation.

2014

Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #1)

I thought this was an absolutely incredible read. If you’re a fan of WWII reads, then give this one a go!

2013

Dangerous Girls

I can’t believe this book was released in 2013! It’s SO good.

2012

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

Urgh, one of my favourite books! How was it released 7 years ago?!

2011

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

I wasn’t overly satisfied with how this series ended but I thought the first book was a cracking read!

2010

Room

An excellent, if heart-breaking read!

2009

Hate List

This is my only 4 star on this list! It was still an incredible read and I still think highly of it 10 years after its release.

I can’t wait to see other lists today. This is a fun topic. Feel free to leave me a link to your post and I’ll stop by! 🙂

Ten Books That’ll Make You Read The Day Away

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are ten short books/one sitting reads etc. I decided to go for Ten Books That’ll Make You Read The Day Away.

As ever, click on the book image to get to Goodreads!

The Help- Kathryn Stockett

The Help

I thought this was such a powerful read. I devoured this book and have highly recommend it since!

The Name On Your Wrist- Helen Hiorns

The Name on Your Wrist

I thought that this novella had such a unique story-line. I’d highly recommend it!

Slumber- Tamara Blake

Slumber

I love this fairy tale-esque story. It didn’t take me long to read at all.

George- Alex Gino

George

I could have easily read this book in one sitting. It didn’t take me long to read at all. It’s such a powerful, touching read.

A Monster Calls- Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls

Another brilliant read. This book moved me and I’ll continue to recommend it highly whenever I can.

The Last Act Of Love- Cathy Rentzenbrink

The Last Act Of Love

This book is amazing. I was entirely moved by it and couldn’t stop turning the pages!

The Quietness- Alison Rattle

The Quietness

I love Alison Rattle’s books and I could have easily listed ALL of her releases. Her writing is incredibly evocative. It’s so easy to read.

The Sky Is Everywhere- Jandy Nelson

The Sky Is Everywhere

I adore this book! I read it so many years ago and it still stays with me.

Crush- Eve Ainsworth

Crush

This book is incredible. From its title, you might think it’s a sweet read, but it’s much darker than you might anticipate…

Dangerous Girls- Abigail Haas

Dangerous Girls

I absolutely love this book and think it’s incredibly underrated. I really enjoyed this book and practically devoured it in one sitting.

What did you put on your list this week? Please feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Books For Readers That Like Plot Twists

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books We’d recommend for readers that… I picked readers that like plot twists and have specifically picked some psychological thrillers within my list!

Books are in no particular order with book images going to the Goodreads page!

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Dangerous GirlsAbigail Haas- I wasn’t sure what I was going to make of this book, but I was absolutely pulled into the story. I adored it.

Gone GirlGillian Flynn– I read Gone Girl several years ago and I still think about it. This is very much a love it or hate it book. I definitely fell in love with it. Amy is such a messed up character. One of the most messed up I’ve read.

Room Cuckoo

RoomEmma Donoghue- I think this book is incredibly compelling. It’s thought provoking.

CuckooJulia Crouch– This was one of the first psychological thrillers that I got into. I really enjoy Julia Crouch’s writing. This book is particularly messed up!

Undone Big Little Lies

Undone Cat Clarke– The ending of this book caused my mouth to drop open!

Big Little LiesLiane Moriarty– An edgy look at disastrous parent’s evening. I love Liane Moriarty’s writing.

Me Before You Before I Go To Sleep

Me Before YouJojo Moyes- The plot twist comes in the middle of this book. I wanted it to end differently to how it did. I think it’s the only time I hoped for a clichéd ending. I didn’t get it. I will forever include this book in Top Ten lists.

Before I Go To SleepS.J Watson– I read this book around the same time as Gone Girl. There were a lot of dark books around at the time, but this one still sticks in my mind. I think it’s so thrilling as the reader only ever knows as much as the character. It slowly builds to its twist.

My Sister's Keeper Knife Edge (Noughts & Crosses, #2)

My Sister’s KeeperJodi Picoult- This is the first Jodi Picoult book that I read and I wasn’t expecting the ending! I haven’t seen the film, but the book certainly made an impact on me.

Knife EdgeMalorie Blackman– I couldn’t believe the ending of this book. I can’t wait to read the next instalment!

Who did you recommend books for this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I shall stop by!

Top Ten Books You Would Classify As ALL TIME FAVOURITE BOOKS

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week the topic are the ten books that we’d class as our all time favourite books within the last 3-5 years. This could be tricky…

In no particular order (with book images leading to Goodreads) here are the books that I picked!

Magic Under Glass (Magic Under, #1) The Sky is Everywhere

Magic Under Glass- Jackie Dolamore– I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this cute little book! I keep intending to pick up the next book in the series!

The Sky Is EverywhereJandy Nelson– A beautifully touching book.

The Ice Cream Girls Undone

The Ice Cream Girls- Dorothy Koomson– I devour everything that Dorothy Koomson writes. This was a particular favourite of mine.

UndoneCat Clarke– I was blown away by the ending.

Dangerous Girls Gone Girl

Dangerous GirlsAbigail Haas– I thought this book was amazing. Totally messed with my mind!

Gone GirlGillian Flynn– I know Gone Girl has its critics but I thought it was a great book with probably one of the characters I hate the most in literature!

A Monster Calls Something Real

A Monster CallsPatrick Ness– A simply beautiful, poignant book which really touched me.

Something RealHeather Demetrios– I loved this book. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

Me Before You Golden Boy

Me Before You- Jojo Moyes– When I first thought about this list I was hoping that this book wasn’t more than 5 years old so I could include it. Regular readers of my blog will know how much I adore this book. It’s not what I expected. I didn’t expect it to still have such an impact on me years later, but it really does.

Golden BoyAbigail Tarttelin– This book crept up on me as well, but I’m glad I was encouraged to read it. Amazing!

What are your all time favourites from the last 3-5 years? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by! 🙂

British Books Challenge 2014: The round up!

The British Book Challenge was set up to show support for British Authors. By signing up I promised to read at least 12 books by British Authors. That’s equal to one book a month.

It’s safe to say that I exceeded this challenge this year.

Books in Colour

This survey was inspired by the lovely Kayla’s feature Saturated Reads. Kayla’s feature is about how she connects emotions with colours. On her feature, she will pick a book and describe what colours that she associates with the book or characters. It’s so interesting. I’ve read books about synaesthesia and it fascinates me. I personally think colours represent a feeling, so I decided to pick an emotion I felt when I thought about a colour and then tried to fit it with a book or character! Please feel free to join in with this little survey!

  • Look at the colours and see if you can fit the emotions (either mine or your own) with a book or a character!

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Red- passion/anger- A book/character that displays a lot of passion

The first book that came to mind when I read the description was Divergent by Veronica Roth. A lot of the characters are determined and ambitious. You can also feel the passion and anger within the story. You can’t deny that the first book is completely action packed!

Orange- optimism- A book/character that you believe demonstrates optimism or your favourite optimistic character

Wonder by R.J Palacio is one of the most optimistic books that I’ve read. Our main character Augustus may face some challenges in his life, but he doesn’t let it hold him back. I was impatient with some of humanity whilst reading this book. The way that some act! Urgh. I also really liked that this book showed the adults in Augustus’ life as supportive. All too often in literature adults are missing. This book gave me hope despite the fact it did feature some awful, cowardly human beings!

Yellow- cheerfulness/happiness- A book/character that makes you feel happy

Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella. Chick-lit reads are just so easy to read! Comfort reading for me, for sure!

Green – growth. A character that grows so much throughout the book

A book that I’ve read recently which displayed an enormous amount of growth was Stronger Than You Know by Jolene Parry. The main character develops so much and begins to overcome a lot of demons within the story.

Blue- peace. A book/character that takes you away from everything else going on around you.

Something Real by Heather Demetrios. Whilst it isn’t a ‘peaceful’ story, I was completely immersed in the story and nothing else around me mattered!

Purple- creativity. A book that stands out to you as a really creative, unusual read.

That has to be Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs mainly because of the vintage photographs.

Pink- romantic. A book that you loved the romance or that you yourself are totally in love with!

For me, Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. Urgh, that relationship ❤

Black- the mysterious, deep and the unknown. A book/character that completely messed with your head. 

I have two for this one. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas because that book completely screwed up my head! It’s brilliant. I also am completely blown away by the Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin so far. I can’t work out what’s real and it’s frustrating but so good!