Since I have been counting (early 2013) I have read a total of 462 books (minus perhaps one or two that weren’t listed on Goodreads) to date.

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I am convinced I have become quite fussy about books I will read, for obvious reasons my favourite genre of crime thrillers is most hardly hit by my selectivity as originality and the lack of predictability are paramount in this genre. No one wants to read whodunits that are obvious to solve and formulaic books in this genre tend to bore me.

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As a result of finding the crime thriller genre somewhat thinned out because I have read so much from it, I have become focussed on the psychological thriller genre instead. I find I have much to discover in this field of books and although I have enjoyed a number of authors writing psychological thrillers it has yet to become formulaic for me.

As I advance in age and the number of books I have read I am definitely easier to irritate and have become more reticent when a book disappoints, but should I be more vocal about books I don’t like?