Tuesday, April 10, 2012

March Reads & Recommendations

This month I've decided to share what I read last month, but also add a "who I'm recommending it to" and "What it's similar to" piece. You know, for fun.

Dead Man Running
by Rett MacPherson

This is #9 in the Torie O'Shea mysteries. I'm moving right along in this series! I think there are eleven total, and I will be very sad when I finish the last one. I chatted with a regular patron recently who mentioned that she saw this on my GoodReads list and read #1 - and loved it. Torie O'Shea is a busy-body genealogist who solve mysteries in her small Missouri town.

Recommended to: cozy mystery lovers, genealogists, those just trying out the mystery genre, and 30-somethings with young kids who will sympathize with Torie O'Shea and laugh at her amateur - yet very smart - sleuthing.

Similar to: How about the Pizza Lovers Mysteries (also known as the Eleanor Swift mysteries) by Chris Cavender or maybe the Library Lover's Mysteries by Jenn McKinlay.

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green

Best. Book. EVAH. I like most of John Green's books, but this is my favorite. Teenagers, with cancer, who fall in love. Sounds hideous, but it's funny, moving, emotional...all good things.

Recommended to: Mature teenagers and people of all ages who like emotional stories. I've recommended it to both of my sisters and plenty of co-workers.

Similar to: Going Bovine by Libba Bray or the movie 50/50 with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

A Royal Pain
by Rhys Bowen

This is the second book in the "Her Royal Spyness" series. They're very cute, cozy mysteries set in London in the 1930s. In this one, Lady Georgiana hosts a visiting princess who seems to attract trouble. She needs to solve a murder before the London police do in order to save the royal family from scandal.

Recommended to: Cozy mystery readers, chick-lit lovers, young 20-somethings.

Similar to: Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella and Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood

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