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For August 2016 we will be reading psychological fiction.
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Post by kio » 01 Aug 2016, 23:13

Psychological Fiction is defined as a work of prose fiction which places more than the usual amount of emphasis on interior characterization, and on the motives, circumstances, and internal action which springs from, and develops, external action. You don’t always see it in the character, however, sometimes it’s a feeling evoked by the author on the reader. (ex. Alfred Hitchcock films). Often this genre can fit into thrillers or horror, but there are many different ways to approach the topic.

Some popular titles include:
1. Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
2. [amazon= 9780316098328]Room by Emma Donaghue[/amazon]
3. Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
4. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
5. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
6. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
7. [amazon= 9781595146168]The Ruining by Anna Collomore[/amazon]
8. Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
9. [amazon= 9780307588371]Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn [/amazon]
10. The Shining by Stephen King
11. [amazon= 9780312924584]Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris[/amazon]
12. Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne
13. What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan

For more ideas, visit the online book club forums or visit http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/psy ... l-thriller
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Post by hsimone » 02 Aug 2016, 02:30

I've read Gone Girl and Sharp Objects from Gillian Flynn, but not Dark Places. I might give this one a read for this month!
Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice" of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club—for a fee. As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.
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Post by gaporter » 07 Aug 2016, 22:56

I didn't know that "psychological fiction" counts as a genre on its own. I love books like this, I'm glad to have a name to put to them now.

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Post by fari30 » 08 Aug 2016, 11:43

Ooh I didn't know Thirteen Reasons Why counted as a Psychological Fiction! It kinda makes sense I guess. Girl on the Train and Gone Girl are definitely psychological fiction and they really messed with me head!
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Post by kio » 13 Aug 2016, 12:47

I swear all the books in this genre do :)
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Post by lily_kh87 » 10 Oct 2016, 15:06

Lovely Bones is so disturbing! I would love to read Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
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