October 27, 2020
Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Mildly Suspenseful Books
Are you a HSP (highly sensitive person) like me? Or do you like the scariest and most thrilling reads?
Does the thought of reading scary books cause anxiety?
I have a bookish confession: I’m an October Outlier. I don’t read books that fall into the horror, true crime, crime fiction, paranormal, or thriller categories or are too scary or spooky. I’m highly susceptible to nightmares. So…..this makes a typical Halloween post rather tricky! If you share my preferences and would rather have recommendations for “slightly suspenseful,” I think you might like today’s list!
I have discovered that I can tolerate a bit of suspense! However, I won’t promise you that I haven’t peeked at the last page to be sure my favorite characters are still alive!
Here’s my list of books that I have enjoyed that have a bit of suspense but are not too scary! I should also note that none of these books have a Halloween theme or setting.
Is there a certain type of book that you enjoy reading in the fall?
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10 Books That Are Mildly Suspenseful
#16 in the Chief Inspector Gamache/Three Pines series (mystery/detective). Love the family and father/son themes in this one! My full review of All the Devils Are Here.
Wilderness survival. My review of The River here.
Survival “Castaways” style. My review of Castle of Water.
WW11 histfic/thriller. My review of The Huntress.
Contemporary refugee story. My review of American Dirt.
Memoir, Escape from North Korea. My review of Girl With Seven Names here.
Rescue from an asylum . My review of Woman 99 here.
The circus meets WW11 histfic. Not Reviewed.
This is a page-turning series I enjoyed far more than I anticipated! Not reviewed.
Complicated family drama (TW for abuse). My review of The Great Alone.
Do you have a mildly suspenseful title to add to this list?
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