The Fury

Book Review The Fury by Alex MichaelidesThriller | Mystery Reader’s Thoughts: From the author of the bestselling thriller, The Silent Patient, comes a new story about a reclusive ex-movie star and her friends, whose spontaneous trip to a private Greek island is upended by murder… This was my first read by Michaelides. While his previous …

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Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge

Book Review Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge by Lizzie PookHistorical Fiction | Mystery Reader’s Thoughts: This is one of those stories that I went into, fully not knowing what to expect. I was drawn in by the incredible title and cover work, the hint at adventure and revenge all wrapped up into a historical mystery. And …

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What Waits in the Woods

Book Review What Waits in the Woods by Terri ParlatoThriller | Mystery Reader’s Thoughts: When Esme’s career as a ballerina falls apart due to an injury, she has no choice but to return home. Home to a father who’s dying, a group of friends she hasn’t spoken to since high school, and a community with …

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Read It, Watch It 2024 Challenge

Read It, Watch It Challenge A 2024 Bonus Challenge Let’s read. And watch! Our “Read It, Watch It” is an optional, bonus challenge that ties into the prompts you’re already reading for the 2024 challenge! Over the course of the year, we’ll be reading, watching, and discussing books and movies that fit four of our …

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Into The Fire

Book Review Into the Fire by Irene HannonRomantic Suspense | Christian Fiction Bri Tucker is an arson investigator with a curious puzzle on her hands. One of her former co-workers has died in a house fire — a suspicious sort of death for someone so aware of the risks of fire — and Bri thinks …

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December 2023 Mini-Challenge

December 2023 Mini-Challenge Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things… This month’s mini-challenge has been inspired by the classic film, The Sound of Music — and more specifically, the song, My Favorite Things …

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Readalong: The Violin Conspiracy

January 2024 Readalong The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb What better way to start a new year, than with a new readalong? For our January 2024 readalong, we will be buddy reading The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. This contemporary novel is a mix of fiction and mystery, with compelling characters, family drama, and a …

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The Jazz Club Spy

Book Review The Jazz Club Spy by Roberta RichHistorical Fiction | Spy Reader’s Thoughts: When you read a lot of historical fiction set in the late 1930s and early 1940s, it can be difficult to find stories that feel fresh. This was not a problem for The Jazz Club Spy. The book opens with an …

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