Friday, August 21, 2020

Friday Fives - Five New Releases I Really Wanted to Read But Didn't

 I'm taking a bit of a break from my usual Friday Linkups to try something a little different.  Michelle over at Because Reading is Better Than Real Life   used to do a Five on Fridays that I always enjoyed and I've seen a few other variations on the theme.  As well I'm in a list making kind of mood so I thought I'd give start making random five lists.  Sometimes they'll be bookish other weeks not so much. I'm also going to start linking up with Kathryn over at Book Date for her Connect Five.  I always think I'll have more reading time then I do and there are always books that I'm so excited for but somehow just don't quite get to them.  With everything that has gone on this year both in the world and for my family I'm not beating up myself for it but here are five that I'm hoping that I won't forget about so that I will get to just as soon as I can.

1. Dressed Up 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton - This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series and somehow I have still not read this latest book.  I did end up buying a copy a few weeks ago and I'm looking forward to reading it to see what's going on in Sun City West.

2.  Dead in the Doorway by Diane Kelly - I haven't read anything in this series but I like the sound of the blurb and need to give this is a try.  I have read a pretty meh review of a previous book in the series so I think I've been a bit reluctant.

3. Antiques Fire Sale by Barbara Allan - I love mysteries related to antiques and so I couldn't pass up this one.  I've heard this author isn't for everyone but I"m hoping I'll enjoy it.

4.  A Sprinkling of Murder by Darryl Wood Gerber - I love fairy gardens and this cover so I couldn't pass this one up.  I did actually start this one but didn't get very far.  I need to pick it up again.

5.  A Fatal Fiction by Kaitlyn Dunnett - I don't know much about this series but I can never resist a bookish cozy and this one looks delightful.

What books were you looking forward to but didn't end up picking up?


  1. These all look great, I love a cosy mystery. The ones I looked forward and haven’t read yet would be the majority of the Red Rising series and I love Charlaine Harris’s Aurora Teagarden series, I have the last book but have yet to get round to it.

  2. What amazing covers! There are a few I'm looking forward to that will come out on hardback, so I'll need to wait up to a year for paperbacks. I'm already waiting for the new books by Patricia Briggs, Alison Weir, Suzanne Collins and Martha Wells to come out on paperback next year. Ugh, I hate waiting!

  3. I need to read more cozy mysteries. I have so many books that I still want to read and that before the end of the year...

    Maybe I need to join your Friday Fives and just start getting my head around it.

    Hope you will have a good weekend and that your boy is well. Here's my Weekend Book Friends

  4. I do love the cozy mysteries and these are all on my wishlist.

  5. You so need to read Dressed Up 4 Murder!

  6. Oh my, isn't that the truth. and it is good that there are so many books out there we want to sample. When the time is right!

  7. I love the kitty on the Dead in the Doorway cover. 🐈