Link to our Facebook Page
Link to our Twitter Page
Link to our Pinterest Page
Link to our Instagram Page
Link to our Youtube Page

Tag Archives: booklist

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?

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?

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members in March 2017

At the March 30th, 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 13 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 March 2017:

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

 

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

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – October 2016

Just Desserts Logo 225At the October 27th, 2016 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 23 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 October 2016:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members recommended in October 2016:

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

Reading list from June Just Desserts “Series Share” meeting

Just Desserts Logo 225Series Share FourHey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read?

At the June 2016 Just Desserts meeting last week, 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. 25 members were in attendance, and 23 contributed reviews. 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”:

  • ScottThe Vinyl Detective: Written in Dead Wax by Andrew Cartmel – ^^
  • Pat – tried the first book in the Grantchester series by James Runcie, but gave up and tried The Last Mile, second in the Amos Decker series by David Baldacci – ^^
  • RaymaThe Lost Ancestor, second in the Forensic Genealogist series by Nathan Dylan Goodwin – ^^
  • Ted – presented a list of 10 of his favorite authors, and talked about the Lew Archer series by Ross MacDonald, including his favorite, the 10th volume, The Zebra-Striped Hearse – ^^
  • SusanKeeper of the Castle, third in the Haunted Home Renovation series by Juliet Blackwell – ^^
  • Mary – also read The Last Mile by Baldacci, and Bread of the Dead, first in the Santa Fe Café series by Ann Myers – ^^
  • DonLinda, as in The Linda Murder, the first Evert Backstrom novel by Leif G.W. Persson – ^^
  • Brandon – hadn’t read any “new” series, but recommended the works of Dashiell Hammett, also The Highwayman, the latest novella in the Walt Longmire series by Craig Johnson – ^^
  • TraceyMidnight Crossroad, the first in the new Midnight, Texas series by Charlaine Harris – ^^
  • SuzyCrime and Poetry, first in the Magical Bookshop Mystery series by Amanda Flower – ^^
  • CarolynRead It and Weep, 4th in the Library Lovers Mystery series by Jenn McKinlay – ^^ /vv, and The Absent One, 2nd in the Department Q series by Jussi Adler-Olsen – ^^
  • LadenaEeny Meeny, first in the Helen Grace series by M.J. Arlidge – ^^
  • (two observers – no recommendations offered)
  • LindaThe Grey Ghost Murders, second in the Sean Stranahan Mystery series by Keith McCafferty – ^^
  • BarbThe Nebraska Quotient and Moving Targets, first two in the Nebraska Mystery series by William J. Reynolds (from back in the 1980s/1990s) – ^^, also The Case of the Colonist’s Corpse, a Star Trek mystery novel by Bob Ingersol and Tony Isabella – ^^
  • MelbaBook of the Dead, by Patricia Cornwell – vv (recommends earlier volumes in this series)
  • LindaThe Poacher’s Son, the first in the Mike Bowditch mystery series by Paul Doiron – ^^
  • VeraThe Doll’s House, 3rd in the Helen Grace series by M.J. Arlidge – ^^ /vv
  • ValeryBlood on the Snow and Midnight Sun, first (and only) two in the Blood on the Snow series by Jo Nesbo – ^^, also the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny – ^^
  • CathyMycroft Holmes, the first in a new Sherlockian series by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – ^^
  • JodyCan Anybody Hear Me? and Are You Watching Me? By Sinead Crowley – ^^
  • JoanThe Cracked Spine, first in the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series by Paige Shelton – ^^
  • CharlotteDeadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall, 2nd in the Honeychurch Hall series by Hannah Dennison – ^^
  • PaulaOne Foot in the Grape, first in the Cypress Cove mystery series by Carlene O’Neil – ^^ /vv
[ ^^ – recommended | vv – not recommended | ^^/vv – so-so recommendation ]

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