2022 ONTD Reading Challenge discussion

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2018 ♦️ARCHIVES♦️ September > September - “What is the truth?”

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Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 327 comments Mod
This month, borrow Latoya’s magnifying glass and ask like Oprah: what is the truth? It’s time to read a mystery!


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Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 327 comments Mod
Goodreads lists:
Best Crime & Mystery Books: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...
Best Historical Mystery: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...
Best Literary Mysteries: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9...
Cozy Mystery Series - First Book of a Series: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...
Popular Cozy Mystery Diverse Books:
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...
Best Gay Mystery: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3...
Mystery & Detective Novels by Women of Color: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...
best lesbian mysteries: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2...

Other Lists:
DIVERSE MYSTERIES LIST​: BECAUSE PEOPLE OF COLOR SOLVE MYSTERIES TOO: http://girlsincapes.com/2015/08/10/di...
LGBT Mystery & Crime: Books: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/book...
Genre Authors of Color – Mystery/Thriller: https://diversitybooksmla14.wordpress...


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Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 327 comments Mod
I already have Death at the Durbar checked out of the library, but IDK if I can read it in time because it's due back in 5 days and I can't renew it.

I've had Out and Black Orchid Blues on my TBR list for a while, so I may try to get either/both of those.


message 5: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Ashley | 25 comments This month I plan on reading Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. Also, if you are a fan of JK Rowling's "Strike" series, Lethal White conveniently comes out this month on the 18th. Seems like a solid mystery month to me.


message 6: by Dainey (new)

Dainey | 69 comments Ohhh, I'm all set for this one! I have The Murder of Roger Ackroyd left over from the unreliable narrator month, a shiny brand new The Mystery of Three Quarters in the mail on its way to me, and last night I impulse bought Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates because I adore the tv series and this was going for 0.99£.

And who knows how many others I end up grabbing from recs for this month; I love my mysteries!


message 7: by Kim (new)

Kim | 65 comments Ooh I just got the new Agatha Raisin to review so I will be reading Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer

If anyone wants cozy mystery recs series I love are (first in the series listed below):

Hamish Macbeth by MC Beaton
Death of a Gossip

Agatha Raisin by MC Beaton
Introducing Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death/The Vicious Vet

Potting Shed Mysteries by Marty Wingate
The Garden Plot

Aunt Dimity series by Nancy Atherton
Aunt Dimity's Death

County Cork series by Sheila Connolly
Buried in a Bog

Not cozy just crazy good mysteries:

John Nyqvist series by Jeff Noon
A Man of Shadows

Det Galileo series by Keigo Higashino
The Devotion of Suspect X

Mongo series by George Chesbro
Shadow of a Broken Man

Not really a series but part of a quincunx

The Hidden Keys by André Alexis


message 8: by Lea (new)

Lea | 327 comments Mod
Rachel wrote: "I've had Out and ..."

Oh no I really hated Out! I don't recommend it! :/


message 9: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Ashley | 25 comments Dainey wrote: "Ohhh, I'm all set for this one! I have The Murder of Roger Ackroyd left over from the unreliable narrator month

Ahh I read The Murder of Roger Ackroyd for in April for that theme and really enjoyed it. I think you will too.


message 10: by Tejal (new)

Tejal (ohsodebonair) | 78 comments I'm still finishing off August's challenge, but I've just borrowed The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish, as I really enjoyed Our House. So I'll probably kick off Sept with that and then hopefully fit in another mystery since it's one of my favourite genres!


message 11: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (girlcomeundone) | 155 comments I have skipped the last couple months because nothing has spoken to me, but this months challenge i can get into! i will probably start with The Silkworm because it has been on my shelf for a while


message 12: by E (new)

E | 6 comments The only book I've gotten from the library lately that is a mystery is this one. It's definitely not a typical mystery, so we'll see how it goes.

This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us

And helllooo, I'm ms-geekette on ONTD. I am mainly a lurker, but I comment from time to time. Feel free to friend me on GR - I could always use some more friends here! :-)


message 13: by Susan (new)

Susan | 53 comments Picked up The Blue Place bc I love Nicola Griffith's writing and need more lesbian fiction in my life. I'm absolutely going to check out the Dublin Murder Squad books. SO keen to see what everyone else picks up, I need more mystery recs!!


message 14: by Nicole (new)

Nicole (lapetite) | 58 comments I don't think I've ever read a cozy mystery so I'm trying my luck with Murder in G Major.


message 15: by Nicole (new)

Nicole (lapetite) | 58 comments E wrote: "The only book I've gotten from the library lately that is a mystery is this one. It's definitely not a typical mystery, so we'll see how it goes.

[book:This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us|38..."


I've added you! I'm lapetite on ONTD and I'm also mainly a lurker until a book post shows up :)


message 16: by Anthony (new)

Anthony (anthh) | 12 comments I'm reading One of Us Is Lying and it's okay. Young Adult can be tough for me cuz it comes off super cliche at times.


message 17: by aname (last edited Sep 19, 2018 03:27PM) (new)

aname x | 9 comments I just joined goodreads! And my local library... Is this the main ontd group? I just finished The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History which was great and now I'll be reading Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup! Journalistic longform counts as mystery right?


message 18: by Lea (new)

Lea | 327 comments Mod
Welcome, X!

X wrote: "Journalistic longform counts as mystery right?"

Well, no, sorry. The challenge this month is to read a mystery book as in the genre mystery (fiction). True crime/nonfiction doesn't really fit. But we hope you can find a mystery book that appeals to you from the ONTD post or one of the lists Rachel linked!


message 19: by Linda (new)

Linda | 3 comments "borrow Latoya's magnifying glass" lmaaaoo will never get old :D


message 20: by Rozalina (new)

Rozalina (rozalinaa) | 25 comments So I went HARD for the ONTD challenge when I started it (I read 16 books in January 2017, where we chose books that are being adapted, but then never even ended up seeing any of the shows/movies except Annihilation which I didn't even like ?? lmaoo) but pretty much fell off after that.

anyway

I'm going to read Magpie Murders b/c I just found it at a library book sale, & Murder on the Orient Express b/c I'm 25 and never read a single Agatha Christie novel :O :O


message 21: by Sophie (new)

Sophie I'm reading Genuine Fraud for another challenge so I'll probably use it for this one. Feeling very meh about it, we'll see if I end up reading something else too.


message 22: by Tejal (new)

Tejal (ohsodebonair) | 78 comments I finished The Swimming Pool, which was okay, and have now started The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair since it's been on my to-read list for a while (and before I watch the mini-series).


message 23: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (girlcomeundone) | 155 comments I finished The Silkworm, which was good, but sort of overwritten which is what i expect from JK tbh. I just started You which i don't think qualifies this month but i bumped it up my list when i found out Lifetime is doing a series!


message 24: by aname (new)

aname x | 9 comments When I saw the summary in the ontd post of The Devotion of Suspect X it reminded me of the first part of Death Note, which I very much enjoyed, so I guess this is what I'll be reading.


message 25: by Sophie (new)

Sophie Ended up reading The Shadow of the Wind which I mostly really liked, it really kept my interest and the writing was beautiful. One character was gross in the way he talked about women, the story got a bit ott at times and there was a twist I was a bit meh about but overall good.


message 26: by Sasha (new)

Sasha | 104 comments Kim wrote: "Ooh I just got the new Agatha Raisin to review so I will be reading Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer

If anyone wants cozy mystery recs series I love are (first in the series liste..."


Ooo thanks for that! I love cozy mysteries. It's hard for me to find great ones though. I find enjoyable, good ones, but great is hard.

I'm going with The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. The title change from US version and Non-US version did confuse me at first, but I'm on board. Plot on the back of the book wise, it kind of reminds me of the video game The Sexy Brutale.


message 27: by Sam (new)

Sam (samjunipero) | 41 comments I finished Rebecca and I can't get over how haunting it is. I wish I read it sooner because I immensely enjoyed it.


message 28: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 327 comments Mod
A bit late, but I put up the wrap-up thread if anyone wants to add their thoughts about their book(s) over there :)

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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