Monday, December 29, 2014
On the Fifth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me - 5 Cozies
Trish at Between My Lines is hosting the Twelve Days of Christmas but instead of talking birds and lords o' leaping were talking books. Way more affordable and much easier to store than swans a swimming. Be sure to check out the other 11.
January 5: Twelve YA's with Lots of Kissing from Chelsea @ Starbucks & Book Obsession
January 4: Eleven Covers for Adoring from Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek
January 3: Ten Books with Dancing from Trish @ Between My Lines
January 2: Nine Plots A-twisting from Miranda @ Tempest Books
January 1: Eight Maids Kick-assing from Jessica @ Lovin' Los Libros
December 31: Seven Dystopias Awaiting from Rita @ View From My Home
December 30: Six Sizzling New Adults from Sheri @ Tangled Up in Books
December 29: Five Cooooo-zies from Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
December 28: Four Contemporaries from Jenna @ Rather Be Reading YA
December 27: Three Time Travels from Terri @ Second Run Reviews
December 26: Two Chick Lits from Lola @ Lola's Reviews
December 25: And a Thriller Where the Family Flee from Trish @Between My Lines
For the fifth day we have cozies. Of if you're singing it it'd be Fiiiive Cooooo-zies.
Fatal Fixer Upper there's even long buried family secrets.
2. Lynn Cahoon's Tourist Trap Mysteries - Guidebook to Murder was the first in the series and I enjoyed it enough that I've read the other 2 in quick succession. If anything the series is getting strong. Plus, there's a bookstore!
3. Jenn McKinlay's Library Lover series - While I love McKinlay's cupcake series and I'm sure her hat shop books are fantastic my favorite is these set in small town Connecticut involving local librarian Lindsey Norris. There's a book club, a nemesis with just enough of a presence to be interesting but not so much as to be annoying. Oh yeah, and murder. Books Can Be Deceiving is the first in the series.
One Bad Apple introduces us to Meg, the house she unexpectedly inherited and the old apple orchard she was unaware even existed. I always want to go comb farmer's markets for unique apple types after reading these books! While I have enjoyed her museum series the plotting can be a bit confusing and my reason for loving it is because I used to work in a musuem. I have read the first in the County Cork series, Buried in a Bog, and it was great. Plus, it's a cozy set in Ireland! I'm not sure what else you could want!
5. Kate Carlisle's Bibliophile Mysteries - I know this is a big surprise but books about books are quite possible my favorite topic and this mystery series about book restorer Brooklyn Wainwright, never fails to disappoint. Start with the first, Homicide in Hardcover, so you can learn who everyone is. Carlisle has recently started a new series of mysteries about restoring houses that I can't wait to get my hands on!
So those are the 5 cozies I recommend! If you're a regular cozy reader did I leave out any of your favorites? There's so many fun cozies out there it's hard to narrow the list down.