Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Non-Mystery Additions to My TBR

My reading life has been mostly focused on mysteries lately.  I love mysteries but I'm starting to notice a touch of genre fatigue so I think it's time to dip into my TBR pile to look for books that I've been wanting to read that aren't mysteries.  Here are ten I found.

1.  The Sparrow Sisters by Ellen Herrick - I don't know much about this one but it looks like there's some magical realism and people bonding together which both sound pretty great.

2.  The Light Over London by Julia Kelly - Some historical fiction, a dual timeline, and a woman who works for an antique dealer who discovers a diary.  All things I love.

3.  Lake Season by Denise Hunter - Siblings turning an old house into an inn and a letter hidden in a wall which pretty much means I need to read this one very soon.

4.  All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams - I read a bunch of Beatriz Williams books in 2018 and thoroughly enjoyed them but I haven't read any in 2019 so I think I need to give this one a try.

5.  The Country Guesthouse by Robyn Carr - I love the Sullivan's Crossing series by Carr so I'm really excited to get this new one.

6.  The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister  - I adored a previous book by this author so I'm really looking forward to this one.

7.  The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman - I've heard wonderful things about this one and it sounds like a perfect book to cozy up and listen to or read.

8.  Sisters of Summer's End by Lori Foster - I really enjoyed another book by this author and this looks like the 2nd book in the series. 

9.  Love and Rain by Paula MacLain - I haven't read anything by MacLain but I pretty much own all of her books so I'm thinking I should pick this one up.

10. The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey - I've heard fabulous things about this author and it sounds entertaining and perfect for a non-mystery read.

Have you read any of these?  What non-mysteries do you recommend?


  1. I only read non-fiction. Do you want some recommendations?

  2. "Genre fatigue" is a great way to describe it. I love mysteries, but I try to read a variety of genres so I don't get tired of any one. I've read NINA HILL, which was fun, but that's the only one from your list. I'll be interested to see what you think of all these.

  3. Lake season haha! Several of these actually sound good though.

  4. I read some of The Scent Keeper but it was kind of weird for me and I think I DNF'd it.

  5. Ah I couldn't wait to come and see the non mystery TBR! Great list. Yes Kristy Woodson Harvey writes some good southern fiction. I didn't rave about the Abbi Waxman read but it was good.