I am often asked by friends, family and complete strangers “what’s good to read?” Or “what do you recommend?” Or “what would I like?”
The mystery genre offers so many choices that the hard part is narrowing it down to just a couple of books. I always tell people that if they can’t find a mystery they like, they aren’t reading the right books.
Here’s a fun way to pick a mystery. HarperCollins and Investigation Discovery Channel have teamed up to launch a Mystery Match quiz on the channel’s official Facebook page. Here’s how to get to the quiz: http://bit.ly/mysterymatch.
I don’t know how scientific this is, but it is fun. I took the quiz several times, answering differently each time. Was that wrong? I like to think it was more in the name of research.
Depending on the various answers, the books recommended included Laura Lippman’s And When She Was Good, Ivy Pochoda’s Visitation Street, Faye Kellerman’s The Beast and Robert Kolker’s true crime book Lost Girls.
The accompanying video that recommended programs on the Investigation Discovery Channel worked well with each book suggested.
Quiz aside, I don’t mind being asked what book to read. Oddly enough, each of the choices that popped up during my quizzes are books I would recommend.