Currently I'm reading, Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (the movie is out and I always want to read the book before seeing the movie).
I have to preface this post by reminding everyone that I am a High School librarian. Most of the books that I read are Young Adult. I have to be able to recommend books to my students. I do read Adult novels and non-fiction, but the majority of my reading lists consist of YA. Mysteries, historical fiction, dystopians and an occasional cheesy romance are my favorites. This Fall I have read some real page-turners that I highly recommend; here are 3 suggestions:
- Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert Martin
A YA mixed genre, dystopian, action-packed, science fiction, thriller, with a bit of romance thrown in for good measure. This book is not a new release, but the cover caught my eye on the shelf and after reading the first few pages, I was hooked.
- Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett
YA Supernatural Thriller, not exactly horror, but about as close to horror as I get. The very first sentence in the book tells you that the main character sees a dead girl hanging above her kitchen table. That is pretty horrific, if you ask me, but the first paragraph was enough to keep me reading.
- Little Monsters by Kara Thomas
Released in 2017; this one is a disturbingly twisted, psychological, mystery that was really good. It is YA, but it is my opinion that it is better suited for older young adults and adults.
All of these books offer an element of fear and mystery that will be enjoyed by adults, as well as high school readers. If you are looking for something to read, check out one of these thrillers!