Believe it or not, there are several scrapbooking mystery series. I picked this one up and tried it first. Laura Childs writes several cozy mystery series and this one has 15 books in the series. I'll probably pick up some more in the series. Quick read, the first is a bit dated but understandably so. I really like that they are set in New Orleans, the culture is another character.
I chose this book as one of our summer reading choices and I really enjoyed it! I knew Lois Lane is the main character as a teenager and I like strong female teenage leads. This book is obviously laying the groundwork for a series but sets up and solves a complicated situation. I'll continue reading this series.
Someone suggested this book by an author we both know and it was the perfect fast end of the school year read. I love cozy mysteries and this borders on that but is more family dynamics mixed with humorous characters. Such a fun read with some turns and twists that make for a page-turning suspense.
A beautifully written tale about a fantasy world where children are sacrificed and saved and magic is real. This award-winning book will be easy to recommend for our high school fantasy readers.
I loved this read! I read The Lost World in 2004 and I don't know why I didn't start with Jurassic Park first. I love the movies and the book was so much more detailed. The characters in the movie are very true to the characters in the book and very few details were changed for the movie. I love the idea of how Jurassic Park was created scientifically.
I didn't know this was an alternative, speculative fiction read until I started it and it isn't quite my thing. The novel sets the groundwork for the series so one must pay attention to detail and suspend belief in how the world, and history, works. Kind of reads like a Men in Black.
Paranoid Park was made into a movie in 2007 and I think this has been on my reading list ever since. Great young adult suspenseful read that will be easy to recommend to our guys especially. An accidental murder by teenagers spirals out of control and changes how they make choices about their futures.
This family drama was a bit too dramatic for me. I did want to finish it because the writing is good and some sentences really stand out. Our book club enjoyed the discussion it brought up even though we didn't all love it. The Nest is very character driven and seems to be made for a movie.
I read Death by Coffee - Bookstore Cafe Mystery #1 back in 2016. This is #2 and just as good. I like the backstory of a lady who opens the bookstore with a connection to her dad, a celebrated author. This one continues to introduce characters in the small town and adds in some troubling characters who will do anything to win a competition.
This young adult mystery was one I picked up while watching over some test takers and then finishing that night before I could sleep. Cousins Amy and Dee disappeared years ago and then suddenly Amy shows back up. There are definitely some holes in the story and the way things progress when Amy returns but it is a good young adult suspenseful story. The popular contemporary storyline of kidnapped kids who are kept for years and then they escape will jolt this read into our popular reads.
I started teaching English and Spanish at Blancester in 1996. After getting my masters in Library Science, I moved into the library and I've enjoyed connecting people to books ever since!