Archive for July, 2011

#whodoneit in July

July 1, 2011

'Putting 2 and 2 together' by flickr user tim_ellis

The theme for July is #whodoneit, and this month we will be reading crime and mystery books, both fiction and non fiction.

With fiction sub genres like detective (men or women in charge), legal, historical, psychological, forensic, cosy corner, comic capers, spy and suspense there is a never ending supply of reading material. Who really “done it”? Does the ultimate punishment fit the crime? Are the perpetrators even caught?

There’s no shortage of true crime to read either.  Seedy, cruel, heartbreaking, lawbreaking, fascinating, and often all at once.

And if you’re not usually a fan of the Crime genre, you might be surprised where else crime and mystery can turn up!  From Truman Capote’s chilling cultural analysis of mid 20thC America in In Cold Blood, Historical Fiction like Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose, or Josephine Tey’s The Daughter of Time, to the Science Fiction short stories of Philip K. Dick, and old children’s favourites like Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy or Enid Blighton, it seems that crime and mystery are everywhere.

So come join us and tweet about what you are reading this July using the twitter hashtag #whodoneit.  You can also use this tag on other social media sites such as flickr or when you post about your reading on your blog.

You might also want to add tags for each month’s reading to Trove, Library Thing, and your library catalogue (if that is possible) – so that other people can see what you are reading.

We hope you will join us in our suspenseful reading, and share your own crime and mystery reads during #whoedoneit.