Abandoned Genres | Searching Saturday #14

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Searching Saturday is a new weekly meme created by me! The aim is to search a book (or multiple books) that is new to you and fits the weekly theme. This could be a book to add to your TBR, or just to address on your blog. It’s up to you! You can search as many as you want, wherever you want.

You can find more information in the Introduction Post.

This week’s topic is “abandoned genres”

“Oh those poor abandoned genres, so sad. We should give them some love. Search for books within a genre you usually don’t reach for. Challenge yourself to find something you are actually interesting.”

I choose the genre thrillers because I used to read it all the time, but haven’t for a long time. 

searching-saturday-deviderUnder a Watchful Eye by Adam Nevill


31296228“Seb Logan is being watched. He just doesn’t know by whom.

When the sudden appearance of a dark figure shatters his idyllic coastal life, he soon realizes that the murky past he thought he’d left behind has far from forgotten him. What’s more unsettling is the strange atmosphere that engulfs him at every sighting, plunging his mind into a terrifying paranoia.

To be a victim without knowing the tormentor. To be despised without knowing the offense caused. To be seen by what nobody else can see. These are the thoughts which plague his every waking moment.

Imprisoned by despair, Seb fears his stalker is not working alone, but rather is involved in a wider conspiracy that threatens everything he has worked for. For there are doors in this world that open into unknown places. Places used by the worst kind of people to achieve their own ends. And once his investigation leads him to stray across the line and into mortal danger, he risks becoming another fatality in a long line of victims…”

Where I found it & Why I choose it
I found it in the Goodreads new releases page for horror, but it is also classified as a ‘supernatural thriller’. I choose it because it sounds strange and mysterious. It doesn’t sound like the average thriller.

searching-saturday-deviderThe River at Night by Erica Ferencik


the-river-at-night-9781501143199_hr.jpg“Winifred Allen needs a vacation.

Stifled by a soul-crushing job, devastated by the death of her beloved brother, and lonely after the end of a fifteen-year marriage, Wini is feeling vulnerable. So when her three best friends insist on a high-octane getaway for their annual girls’ trip, she signs on, despite her misgivings.

What starts out as an invigorating hiking and rafting excursion in the remote Allagash Wilderness soon becomes an all-too-real nightmare: A freak accident leaves the women stranded, separating them from their raft and everything they need to survive. When night descends, a fire on the mountainside lures them to a ramshackle camp that appears to be their lifeline. But as Wini and her friends grasp the true intent of their supposed saviors, long buried secrets emerge and lifelong allegiances are put to the test. To survive, Wini must reach beyond the world she knows to harness an inner strength she never knew she possessed.”

Where I found it & Why I choose it
I found this one in the Goodreads new releases page for thrillers. To be honest, the cover is what stood out to me. I think it’s similar to the other book, in the aspect that it sounds mysterious and unique. 


Which genre have you abandoned
How do you feel about my picks?


9 thoughts on “Abandoned Genres | Searching Saturday #14

  1. katikat92 says:

    I really like the look of this meme and am thinking about participating. Could I ask if you could include the next weeks theme at the end of the post to give people a chance to search and develop their posts too?

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    • Nikki @TheNightIsDarkAndFullOfBooks says:

      It’s sure is a beautiful cover! I really want to get back into reading more thrillers because I used to read them all the time. I’m glad you’re enjoying the meme! Your post has some interesting picks. Non-fiction is also a genre that has been abandoned by me, which it shouldn’t be. Looking forward to your future posts 🙂

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