5 Thrillers in the Winter

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I’ve never done this before, but for some reason this winter I’ve been wanting to read more thrillers. Perhaps it has something to do with the shorter days and longer evenings where anything can happen to someone, but not in the nicest way.

Thriller is one of those genres I love and hate. I find myself at the edge of my seat when I read them, but I also find myself confused by why I should care about the characters. I have a lot of questions and when a genre confuses me, I want to explore it more.

While I’m not completely sure if every book on this list is a thriller, they’re the ones I currently own. If I become a huge thriller fan, then I’ll definitely be looking for more titles to enjoy.

Here’s what I’ll be reading this winter that’ll keep me up way past my bedtime:

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

I’ve already heard that this book is less a thriller and more science fiction. But I think a book can be both. From the sounds of it, it’s got a lot of science components like the idea of parallel universes and the mystery behind the real universe. I think I’m going to really like this one and I’ll actually be reading this over the weekend!

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

I find it really interesting when celebrities write books. Most of the celebrity-written novels I’ve read are nonfiction, but Krysten Ritter decides to write fiction. Of course, I can’t resist a fiction novel written by a celebrity. I want to check it out and see what they’ve written. For Krysten Ritter, she’s written a story about a young woman who goes to expose a big company in her hometown. But things take a turn for the worse and we’re all left wondering what happened.

Social Creatures by Tara Isabella Burton

Maybe it’s because I miss my beloved New York a little, but I’ll be enjoying Social Creature this winter as well. I wanted to read something a little edgy and I think Tara Isabella Burton delivers that in her book Social Creature. It’s said to be like The Talented Mr Ripley, so I’m up for this creepy book.

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

I actually already seen the movie for this book, but the movie really prompted me to read it. I’ve never read Agatha Christie before, but I’ve always wanted to. While I know she’s not a thriller writer (more of a true crime writer), I’m adding her book to this category. Any book that has a mystery that needs to be solved is a thriller to me despite its

The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins

Could I be any later to this one? I’ve been trying to read The Girl on the Train even before the movie came out. However, I couldn’t get into and I DNF’d after a few pages. But now I feel like I’m at a better place in my life and can focus on this book and get into it. Let’s see if the second time I try to read this book will be more successful.

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King

While I continue to explore thrillers, I definintely wanted to get more Stephen King. However, Stephen King is much more a horror author than he is anything else, but this epic thriller/fantasy combines two of my favorite genres together. Of course I needed to take a look into this book and see if both father and son can keep me up at night (that sounds dirty.)

Do you like reading thrillers in the winter?

7 thoughts on “5 Thrillers in the Winter

  1. Ha, that is a coincidence! I was in a local Dutch bookstore only an hour ago and looking around their display-section I thought ‘huh, why is their winter display only thrillers?!’. I’m glad to know that this is actually based on some people’s preferences :). I’m personally not that into thrillers (I get scared so easily..) so I haven’t read most of these books, but I do love a good Agatha Christie – I hope you like it too :).


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