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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?

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!

Just Desserts – Series Share 2022 Results

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

At the May 26th, 2022 Just Desserts meeting that took place in person at the Bennett Martin Public Library, 14 members participated in our 10th annual “Series Share” discussion, in which attendees were encouraged to read the first or second volume in any new mystery/thriller/suspense series that’s started within the past few years, and share their thoughts in a “round-robin” format; two 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 – and all participants this month gave a “Thumbs Up” to whatever they read:


Our main discussion took up so much time, we didn’t have time left for our traditional “Round Robin” of whatever else the group members have been reading. But a few readers tossed out four things they really wanted to mention.

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

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

 

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – April 2022

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

At the April 2022 Just Desserts meeting, 16 group members participated in our discussion of The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz.

Following the “assigned reading” portion of the meeting, we held our monthly round robin in which all 16 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 April 2022:

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

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