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Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts Members – June 2021

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

At the June 2021 Just Desserts meeting that took place online using Zoom meeting software, 10 members participated in a discussion of Michael Connelly’s “Fair Warning”. Following that discussion, we held our monthly round robin in which all 14 attendees were able to share recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery, thriller and suspense books recommended by Just Desserts members in June 2021:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in June 2020:

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

Join the discussion of Michael Connelly’s “Fair Warning”

After 10 months of Zoom meetings, tThe Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group held its first monthly in-person meeting on June 24th, 2021. 10 Attendees discussed the latest entry in the Jack McEvoy series by author Michael Connelly. If you read Fair Warning, and would like to contribute your comments about it, please do so as a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings (once they resume) and/or other announcements of interest to mystery fans, don’t forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, now that in-person meetings are possible again, 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!

So…What did you think of Fair Warning? Have you read the earlier works in this series?

The following handout was prepared for the members of Just Desserts: The Jack McEvoy series by Michael Connelly.

Now that we’ve returned to in-person public meetings again, we hope to see you at future gatherings of the Just Desserts group. Watch the libraries’ website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for the latest updates! In the meantime, we hope Just Desserters will join us on July 29th, 2021, for a discussion of the suspense novel One by One by Ruth Ware.

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – May 2021

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

Following the “Series Share” portion of the meeting, we held our monthly round robin in which all 14 attendees were able to share recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery, thriller and suspense books recommended by Just Desserts members in May 2021:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in May 2021:

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

Just Desserts – Series Share 2021 Results

At the May 2021 Just Desserts meeting that took place online using Zoom meeting software, 14 members participated in our annual “Series Share” discussion, in which attendees were encouraged to read the first or second volume in a new series that’s started within the past few years, and share their thoughts in a “round-robin” format, and three more group members shared their selections via e-mail. Here’s a list of the novels/series that were mentioned by group members. We asked all attendees to also give a “Thumbs Up” or “Thumbs Down” for whatever series they sampled – all participants this month gave a “Thumbs Up” to whatever they read – with only one “so-so” rating (mentioned below):

What new mystery series that started in the past 2-3 years have you sampled lately that you’d recommend?

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members in April 2021

At the April 29th, 2021 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group on Zoom, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (the various series novels of British author Elly Griffiths), we held our monthly Round Robin in which all 13 online attendees were able to share recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery, thriller and suspense books recommended by Just Desserts members in April 2021:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in April 2021:

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