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Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members in August 2022

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

At the August 2022 Just Desserts meeting, 19 group members participated in our discussion of both Camino Island and Camino Winds by John Grisham.

Following the “assigned reading” portion of the meeting, we held our monthly round robin in which all 19 attendees were able to share recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently, with an emphasis on mysteries/suspense/thrillers. And one absent member shared her recent recommended read by e-mail as well.

Here’s the list of mystery, thriller and suspense books recommended by Just Desserts members in August 2022:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in August 2022:

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

Join the discussion of John Grisham’s “Camino Island” and “Camino Winds”

The Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group held its August 2022 meeting in person, this past Thursday evening. Nineteen attendees discussed John Grisham’s two connected novels, Camino Island (2017) and Camino Winds (2020). If you have read either of these novels, 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 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 Camino Island and Camino Winds? How do they compare to other Grisham works? Are you a Grisham fan?

On September 29th, the members of Just Desserts will be discussing Nita Prose’s 2022 debut novel, The Maid, at the downtown library. We hope to see many of you then!

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – July 2022

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

At the July 2022 Just Desserts meeting, 15 group members participated in our discussion of Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

Following the “assigned reading” portion of the meeting, we held our monthly round robin in which all 15 attendees were able to share recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently, with an emphasis on mysteries/suspense/thrillers.

Here’s the list of mystery, thriller and suspense books recommended by Just Desserts members in July 2022:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in July 2022:

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

Join the discussion of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s “Velvet Was the Night”

The Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group held its July 2022 meeting in person, this past Thursday evening. Fifteen attendees discussed the 2021 stand-alone historical noir suspense novel Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. If you have read Velvet Was the Night, 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 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 Velvet Was the Night? Have you also read any of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s previous body of works?

On August 25th, the members of Just Desserts will be discussing two of John Grisham’s thrillers, Camino Island and Camino Winds, at the downtown library. Participants can read either one or both of these novels before the discussion. We hope to see some of you then!

Reading Recommendations From Just Desserts Members – June 2022

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

At the June 2022 Just Desserts meeting, 21 group members participated in our discussion of Silverview by John Le Carre.

Following the “assigned reading” portion of the meeting, we held our monthly round robin in which all 21 attendees were able to share recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently, with an emphasis on mysteries/suspense/thrillers.

Here’s the list of mystery, thriller and suspense books recommended by Just Desserts members in June 2022:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in June 2022:

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