Hello and welcome! This is my weekly series, Top Three Thursdays, or, for convenience, TTT. Every week I discuss my top three in any bookish topic. If you’d like to participate, write up a post on your blog and leave a link to it in the comments below.
The topic for today (02/02/17) is: Favourite Books Across Genres
1. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (Mystery genre)
This is my favourite among all the Sherlock Holmes stories. It is atmospheric, scary and so incredibly thrilling that putting it down even for a second seems impossible. The British TV adaptation is equally good too, if you’re inclined to check it out. It is one of the few stories that borders on the fantastic and paranormal side of the things, but the conclusion is satisfying and very real. A must-read for everyone looking to catch up on the Holmes stories.
2. The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth (Thriller genre)
I was introduced to this by a friend who frequently reads this genre and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the book. I love stories that pull me in, have me turning pages and reading into the night to know what happens next and this is what this book delivered. Definitely check out this book if you’re looking for an amazing thriller.
3. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome (Comedy genre)
I don’t read comedy a lot, but we had one chapter from this book in our school textbook and it inspired me to buy a copy. I was never happier. This book has made me laugh out loud, clutching at my sides and gasping for breath because it is simply hilarious! Also, if anyone fancies a trip around the English countryside, this can act as your guide too.
What are your top three across genres? There are so many genres that I’ve not mentioned. I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.