Thursday, 8 December 2011

Booking Through Thursday (14)

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

I think I would prefer a mystery. I read a lot of books with either a love story, a mystery or both, but if I had to pick just one it would have to be a mystery. I love trying to figure out the mystery before it's revealed and I hate any book that I can figure out early.

Looking over my books I've noticed that I rarely read anything that is a straight love story but I do read pure mysteries. To me the best love stories have something else at play, either a paranormal element, a mystery or some kind of crisis.

I don't mind a hint of romance with my mysteries (those can be the best books sometimes) but if it overshadows the story I get really frustrated. I'm hesitant about reading further in Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen series because the love triangle is starting to take over the books (I'm up to Cream Puff Murder).


  1. Yes, a mixture is good, with a predominance of mysterious elements.


  2. Hello! Thanks for the visit to my blog!

    I totally agree with you! A dash of romance never hurts but it should never take over the main mystery.

  3. Yes, a little mix of romance and mystery is good.

    here's mine:

  4. Thanks for commenting guys :) It's great to see so many people agree a mix of mystery and romance is best!

  5. I agree. Romance can be a good sub-plot but I don't usually enjoy it as a main plot.

  6. Thanks for commenting guys :)


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