Tuesday, January 17, 2012

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books I'd Recommend to Someone Who Doesn't Read Mysteries

The subject this week over at The Broke and the Bookish is the top ten books you'd recommend to someone who doesn't read stuff in your genre. My favorite genre would be mysteries, so here are my amazon reccommendations. As in, if you've read this book, why not try this book?

1. If you liked Eat Pray Love, try:

The Number One Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
For readers who like meditative books; for readers who like travel books (it's set in Botswana)

2. If you liked Bell Canto by Ann Patchett, try:

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
For readers who like character-driven literature; fans of British books; for psychologists who study how present behaviour is dependent on past events

3. If you liked The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown, try:

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
Millions of readers can't be wrong!; for readers who like intrigue; for readers who like to be in on the latest trends (Scandinavian crime is all the rage)

4. If you liked Bridget Jones' Diary try:

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
For readers of humor; for readers of chick-lit (Spellman keeps a diary)

5. If you liked Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, try:

Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey
For sociologists and anthropologists (Detective Darko Dawson has to blend the traditions of Ghana with modern society); fans of African literature

6. If you liked Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, try:

Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters
For readers of historical books; (it's set in 1140s England);

7. If you liked  Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, try:

Callender Square by Anne Perry
For readers of Victorian literature

8. If you liked Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, try:

A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George
readers who like to improve their vocabulary; readers who aren't afraid of an epic novel and series; fans of British peerage

9. If you liked Independent People by Haldor Laxness, try:

Tainted Blood by Arnaldur Indridason
readers who are intrigued by modern day Iceland; 

10. If you have never read any mysteries, this is the one to start with:

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Classic mystery by the master; for fans of trains