Booking Through Thursday – Mystery or Love Story

8 Dec


All things being equal, which would you prefer–a mystery? Or a love story?

Well this is actually a bit of a tough question. To start with, it depends on the love story. If it is a fluffy chick lit book, where the main character cannot decide who to date etc, and is ver predictable, then I wouldn’t like to read any more books like that. If it was a love story with a bit more substance than yes, I would quite like to read that.

I hadn’t really read much of the Mystery genre until this year, until I read an Agatha Christie book, and I was really amazed at how much I  enjoyed it. I had previously thought that Mystery was a bit outdated and not for me, and I was so wrong. I really can see myself getting into the mystery genre.

So, back to the question. I think that I am a bit Love Storied Out. I have read so many this year, and I’m not really enjoying it anymore. So, I think, for me, I’d like to read a Mystery book as I think I would enjoy it a lot more!


18 Responses to “Booking Through Thursday – Mystery or Love Story”

  1. Dawn Treader December 8, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    I like a good combination of both. Emphasis on mystery as in secrets rather than violent crime.

    • shelovestoread December 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

      yeah im more into the secrets than crime, and blood and murder, not a fan of those types of books!

  2. Lady Kell of Kincavel December 8, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    Great answer!
    Here’s my Booking Through Thursday post. 🙂

  3. Claire December 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    Great answer! I love love stories with a bit more substance, and Agatha Christie is one of my favourite mystery authors.

    My BTT post is here if you’d like a look 🙂

  4. Eva @Mostraum Viewpoint December 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    Chick lit is not for me either 🙂

  5. laurelrainsnow December 8, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    Yes, I like a combination of elements, and I don’t like fluffy love stories. Mysteries with a bit of romance…yes.


  6. Victoria Teoh (@vicflame2712) December 8, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    For me, its definitely love stories. But I do get what you mean about being “Love Storied Out”. I used to read so many Harlequin books, like a book a day, till I got so sick of it, I can’t even bear to read it now. But it’ll pass, I’m sure of that!

    Here’s mine:

    • shelovestoread December 8, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

      yeah, maybe ill be able to want to read more, but now im not really liking them!

  7. Alison December 8, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    Mysteries can feel a bit dated but if you find a really good one, you’ll fall in love with the genre.
    I read my first Christie book this year and really enjoyed it too!

  8. mary Ann Langan December 8, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    I agree, good answer!

    here’s mine:

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