Some of my favorite books.

Psychological and crime thrillers are getting better and better. In a saturated market, especially in this genre, it’s difficult to know which books are standout brilliant. Here are some I’ve had the privilege of reading during the mid-part of this year. All of them are page-turners and worthy of high praise.

Blog Photo books read mid year 2020

If you enjoy reading domestic suspense and psychological thriller, or enjoy writing this genre, these will provide you with inspiration to keep writing during this difficult time.

Don’t forget to check out On The Blog. Most of these books can be found on: https://clairestibbe.wordpress.com/blog/ or the Blog tab at this site. Some books will be out later this year and reviews and blogs are scheduled for publication date.

Let me know which of these books you’ve enjoyed. I’d love to hear from you.

Happy reading!


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A few fabulous reads – highly recommended.

I’ve loved blogging and reviewing these books and a HUGE thank you to the publishers, authors and Netgalley for any advance reader copies. It’s been a privilege!

I can’t recommend these books enough! If you love domestic suspense and psychological thriller, then here are a few of my favorite things.

2020 favorite books Jan - April

You’ll find reviews and book deets for some of these books on my blog page.

I’ve been reading, writing and doing a few fabulous workshops with Jericho Writers and Curtis Brown. Sitting in online classrooms never hurt anyone and there’s a wealth of information to be learned from international bestselling authors such as Ruth Ware, Louise Candlish, Teresa Driscoll, Karin Slaughter, and John Grisham, some of my favorite writers of all time.

When we look back on this, what will we remember?

  • Community spirit
  • Dancing in the street
  • Social distancing
  • Clapping for our healthcare workers
  • Lives lost
  • Family feuds reconciled
  • New books written
  • Cancelled book signings and book fairs
  • Dogs on squirrel duty.
  • Facebook quarantine games.
  • And cat posts on Insta (watch for Karin Slaughter on Caturday).

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C.S. Lewis.

Stay home and keep safe.


Review Policy for Blog Tour Organizers: I am not a good fit for books with depictions of animal abuse or child sexualization. I ask that the publisher/author provide a sample of the first few chapters of the book, Amazon or Google docs link, so I can read the preview. Thank you for the privilege. I’m excited to read your book.

Memberships and subscriptions: Publishers Marketplace, Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, Southwest Writers, Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), Netgalley, Pitch to Published (P2P). Courses: Jericho Writers and Curtis Brown Creative. 

True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. C.S. Lewis