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Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – July 2017

At the July 27th, 2017 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned book of the month, we had a round robin in which all 18 attendees were able to share recommendations of other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery books recommended by Just Desserts members in July 2017:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in July 2017:

What mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

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Discussion of Jeanne M. Dams’ “Dorothy Martin” series

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on July 27th, 2017, 18 mystery fans held a spirited discussion about the 18 volumes in the “Dorothy Martin” cozy series by Jeanne M. Dams. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about the “Dorothy Martin” series, in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings and/or other announcements of interest to mystery fans, don’t forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, if you’re logged into your account on Facebook, you can visit the Events page for the Lincoln City Libraries, and mark whether or not you plan to attend upcoming sessions of Just Desserts – this is a great way for you to help us promote this engaging discussion group! Our selections for future meetings are usually posted there months in advance.

What do you think of the “Dorothy Martin” series of cozies by Jeanne M. Dams?

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – June 2017

At the June 29th, 2017 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned book of the month, we had a round robin in which all 18 attendees were able to share recommendations of other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery books recommended by Just Desserts members in June 2017:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in June 2017:

What mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

Discussion of Dennis Lehane’s “Shutter Island”

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on June 29th, 2017, 19 of us enjoyed discussing Shutter Island, a 2006 standalone novel by author Dennis Lehane. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about Shutter Island, in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings and/or other announcements of interest to mystery fans, don’t forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, if you’re logged into your account on Facebook, you can visit the Events page for the Lincoln City Libraries, and mark whether or not you plan to attend upcoming sessions of Just Desserts – this is a great way for you to help us promote this engaging discussion group! Our selections for future meetings are usually posted there months in advance.

What do you think of Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane?

Series Share list and other books Just Desserts members were reading in May 2017

Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read?

At the May 2017 Just Desserts meeting a week ago, we held our annual “Series Share” meeting, in which group members were encouraged to read the first or second volume in a new series that’s started within the past couple of years, and share their thoughts in a “round-robin” format. Here’s a list of the novels/series that were mentioned by group members, plus whether they gave them a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” (a feature missed in this year’s meeting):

Following the “Series Share” portion of the meeting, the group held its regular monthly “Round Robin” in which group members shared what else they’ve been reading lately. That list included:

Mysteries/Suspense/Thrillers:

Non-Mystery:

So, what mysteries have you been reading that you’d recommend?