Being an ardent mystery lover, I chose to list out the ten books every mystery lover should read. It is not easy to choose just 10 of them from this vast genre. If you haven’t read them yet, give them a try. You won’t be disappointed.
Here are my recommendations:
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
Bury This by Andrea Portes
The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison
And Then There were None by Agatha Christie
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James
The Circular Staircase, Mary Roberts Rinehart
In The Woods, Tana French
Well, if you love suspense and mystery, I am sure you will have a hard time to stop yourself from flipping straight to the last page and see what happens.
June 2015 proved out to be fruitful in terms of my reading goals.
The best part of June was that I finally wrote the flash fiction that I was contemplating to write for a long, long time. I also started working upon my first draft of a novella. Outlining the plot and making character charts for the story is very exciting. I used an Excel Spreadsheet for writing chapter-by-chapter outline and the names of the characters I intend to use in the story, lest I forget. Research for the story is also an integral part of writing. Getting inspiration from the surroundings and the people and making notes to include them in my story is now a task that I enjoy and look forward to.
Even though writing is now a prime activity of my day, I cannot compromise on reading. More story ideas come to my mind while reading than when I actually start to write.
As Stephen King said: “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time to write. Simple as that.”
So my reading spree continues in July 2015 and these are the books on my shelf:
May 2015 was good in terms of my reading schedule. Read a lot more than was included in my pile.
It was also good as far as my blog schedule was concerned. I managed to create an editorial calendar for June 2015. This is the first editorial calendar that I ever created. But I am glad May comes to an end as the temperatures in Mumbai were soaring high and June would bring in the rains to cool it down. I am not so fond of the monsoon season but right now a relief from the heat is much needed.
Well, what could be better than reading a novel with a cup of coffee in my hand while its raining outside.
So here is the list of my To-Be-Read pile of books for June 2015:
In spite of the sweltering heat in Goa, meeting my mom and sister there always re-energizes me. The evening strolls along the beaches and having cocktails at night in the breezy beach shacks is a wonderful way to spend time with family.
So after a refreshing long weekend in Goa, I am back to my new pile of books to read this month.
My last month’s list of books could not be completed owing to time constraints. I managed to read just two books: The House of Mirth and Madame Bovary.
Here is the list of my To-Be-Read pile of books for May 2015: