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

Tag Archives: recommendations

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – January 2023

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

At the January 2023 Just Desserts meeting, 18 group members participated in our discussion of the series novels of British author Rhys Bowen.

Following the “assigned reading” portion of the meeting, we held our monthly round robin in which we had enough time for for 14 of the 18 attendees 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 January 2023:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in January 2023:

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

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members in September 2022

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

At the September 2022 Just Desserts meeting, 18 group members participated in our discussion of The Maid by Nita Prose.

Following the “assigned reading” portion of the meeting, we held our monthly round robin in which all 18 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 a recent recommended read as well.

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

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

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

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 – 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?

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?