“This week’s musing asks…
What kind of books do you like to read? Why? Provide specific examples.“
I read Classics and Mysteries with some Non-fiction, Plays and Short Story collections thrown in. But, as indicated in this week’s Musing Mondays post, if you’re talking about reading just one genre obsessively then it’s mystery (as most readers of my blog already know).
Why do I read mysteries? Who knows? All I rememberer is that I received Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volumes 1 & 2 as a gift when I was 13-14 years old. I started reading Volume 1 and before you can say ‘Red-headed League’ I was hooked.
After Sherlock Holmes, my mother introduced me with the works of Agatha Christie and she became my favourite mystery author. My mother had been a Christie fan for a long time as was my grandmother before her. So, you can say a love for Christie mysteries runs in my blood. I have read all of Christie’s Miss Marple books, all of her plays, most of her Poirot and non-series books.
But even though mystery is my favourite genre I have barely even scratched the surface of it. I have read some Mary Roberts Rinehart, Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy L. Sayers, John Dickson Carr, Georgette Heyer; etc, etc but I still have so much more to explore. Next year I hope to further explore some of the authors I have already read and discover more new authors.