Thursday, June 2, 2016

Summer Reading 2016


One of my goals for the summer besides chauffeuring my sons around is to read as many books as I can.

I'm currently participating in a Culinary Cozy Mystery Bingo and starting next week I'm going to be participating in a Travel Cozy Mystery Bingo.  I'm also doing a June mini challenge with themes about June.

Finally I'm going to be participating in my local library's adult reading program.

I've created a document listing my books that I'm currently reading or are on my To Be Read book list.  Here is the link to the document.

Here are some resources with different cozy mysteries:


I'm also on Goodreads and will be updating my progress on there.  You can follow me on there also.

Holiday Buzz (Coffeehouse Mystery, #12)Holiday Buzz by Cleo Coyle

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


It's the holidays. Claire is busy with her commuting relationship with Quinn and Cookie Swaps on Friday nights when she discovers her bakery assistant dead.

This was an enjoyable read. Some parts it seemed dragged but that could be I wanted to know more about the victim and the motive behind the killing of the bakery assistant.





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Murder on Amsterdam Avenue (Gaslight Mystery, #17)Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Charles Oakes has been poisoned. It is up to Sarah Brant and Frank Malloy to determine who poisoned Charles. The Oakes family has a lots of secrets dating back to the Civil War.

The setting of the story is the 1890's in New York City. There are many rules that polite society must follow. Charles Oakes' father was a northern that served in the Civil War. He married Jenny, a southern, after her plantation was burned down. So why after 30 years was their child poisoned?

The discussion of how Negroes were treated was upsetting. There was still resentment in society even 30 years after the Civil War. This story was set 60 years prior to the Civil Rights movement so Jim Crow laws were still legal.

The ending was the best part of the book.

I highly recommend this book.



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Thank you for reading about my crazy life,
Traci