Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Books about a Death

Happy Tuesday Everyone,

It’s time for another Top 5 Tuesday, and this week’s topic is the last in our trio Top 5 Books about a Death [insert heavy metal music here]. And as tempting as it is just to give you 5 mysteries I am not going to to that. Also as tempting as it is I am not including Aunties on this list because I talk about that book enough already (and I used it last week).

A Man Called Ove1. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

This was the first book I thought of when I saw this week’s topic, somehow the Nordic authors have figured out this genre of endearing curmudgeonly old men and talking about death without being morose about it (I almost included The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared on this list too).


And Then There Were None2. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

I had to include at least one mystery on the list and it doesn’t get much better than this. I seriously can’t believe it too me so long to finally get around to reading this book but I am so glad I did it is a classic for a reason, it is a masterpiece.


Whispering Door3. Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

The set up of this book is so intriguing, and it is a perfect pick for this list. This is not my favorite TJ Klune book but I did enjoy reading it (and let’s face it House in the Cerulean Sea would have been nearly impossible to top for me). And it is also a really similar idea to one of the K-Dramas I have been watching recently, which I find quite funny.


4. Embassy Row Novels by Ally Carter

I love these books, and all three books revolve around a death in one way or another. Grace is convinced that her mother’s death a year ago was not a tragic accident but that she was murdered. She is determined to find out the truth and dives into a hidden world of international intrigue, royalty and secret societies that is just such a fun read.


Magic for Liars5. Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

This book is basically Noir but with magic. There has been a mysterious death at a magic high school (yeah I was hoping for Hogwarts but it is way more of a normal high school), and they call in a PI to investigate. This was a really intriguing read and incredibly well done, though it wasn’t the perfect book for me.


Happy Reading Everyone!


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4 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Books about a Death

  1. Hahaha, you absolutely could have used Aunties this week!! We all know how often I use The Scorpio Races… which reminds me, why didn’t I use The Scorpio Races this week?!! (oh, the shame)
    Great list as usual, and I hope you had fun with this topic 💕

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