Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. – Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You.
Spring’s here and it’s time to take a look at this month’s new book releases! You all must have realized by now that I’ve a special fondness for three particular genres of literature, hence my “good books to read” list mostly revolves around these three:
- Mystery and Thriller
While every other genre is almost ( couldn’t avoid the “almost”) as dear to me as these three, if I’ve to make a few top picks every month, mostly my favorites are going to belong to these three genres. While it may not appear inclusive to some, I believe it gives a more specific understanding of the books to the niche readers. So, here’re the top picks of this month.
1. The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson (Fiction)
The novel set in 1960s Denver features Kitty Miller as the pivotal character. Kitty is single, runs a bookshop, and most importantly struggles to distinguish between her dreams and her reality. What initially started off as an enjoyable foray into a nighttime virtual world, soon starts looking more realistic than reality itself and the boundary between Kitty’s dreams and Kitty’s realities starts to blur. Can Kitty control her overactive imagination and figure out the difference between the two worlds before the dreams take over completely? Read to find out.
2. Sustain by Tijan (Romance)
What if your life split between two jobs, a family including a mother and a brother, and a serious relationship takes a complete detour following a SWAT raid in your boyfriend’s home? And what if the love for music that always ran through your veins and sailed through your blood starts craving for a new lease of life after all this time? There’s a solution: join your brother’s band and play the drums like no one’s watching. But with solution comes a problem too: the irresistible addiction towards the band’s lead singer that you still nurture in some hidden corner of your heart. So, what’re you going to do now: abandon your love for music or give in to the temptation that’s drawing you closer to the person to whom you’re still addicted ? To find the final answer, you’ll have to read the book.
3. The One That Got Away by Simon Wood (Mystery/Thriller)
Bored sick with the graduate life? Planning to chill out and take things a little easy? How does a road trip to Vegas sound? Thrilling, right? Well, it would have unless one of the friends falls prey to a psychotic killer while the other deserts her and runs with her own life. But as life has it, the survivor’s conscience is never going to leave her at peace until she seeks help from the police, travels to the Nevada deserts, and tries to recall every little detail of that horrific night that can put the abductor (infamously known as the “Tally Man”) behind bars. But not so fast; the “Tally Man” is still lying in wait to settle scores with the survivor and finish unfinished business with someone who according to him had never survived but had just barely managed to get away. The plot sounds interesting and worth giving a shot at.