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  December Booklists

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December Booklists


Christmas Mysteries

Ah Christmas – such a cozy time of year what with fire places, hot cocoa, and good cheer.  Why not add a little murder to the celebration?!?  Check-out these cozy mysteries with a Christmas theme.  Grab some egg-nog, one of these books, and curl up by the fire.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..for murder!


Dear Diary

Novels written in diary form feel at once intimate and true. They allow narrators to speak freely, and who doesn’t love the idea of discovering a secret diary and digging in? 


An Affair to remember

Infidelity is a certainly controversial topic. It’s certainly one that has informed some of our most captivating literature, From David and Bathsheba to Lancelot and Guinevere to Othello and Desdemona, illicit love (or suspicion of it) drives some of the very greatest works ever written.


A Novel Life in a Small Town

Small towns have a mythic quality all over the world, a place where life seems simpler, friends and family closer.  This provides a juicy setting for many great novels, and honestly, we can't get enough!


November Booklists


LADIES WHO WORKED THE CROWN AND OWNED THE THRONE

The popularity of The Crown and Victoria has revived interest in some of the women who shaped our modern world while managing their own personal dramas behind palace doors. Celebrate the lives of some of history’s most compelling leaders with these recommended books.


TRANSPORT YOURSELF TO HAWAII WITH THESE NOVELS

Eager to escape to sunny shores? Steer them to these books set in the beautiful Hawaii.


WRITERS SPEAK OUT ON SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

In times of tragic shootings, readers often look to literature for answers, even when they know that some things are beyond explanation. 


TRAPPED IN THE NEST: TALES OF FAMILY DYSFUNCTION

Readers who relish reading about other families’ foibles will enjoy these clever takes on domestic disharmony.


October Booklists


Get Up All Up In My Grill: BBQ'ing Cookbooks

Is there anything more divine than a juicy rack of ribs, steak or chicken fresh off the grill?  


Deep in the Heart of Texas

Read all of these books set in Texas and you just might find yourself learning something new about the Lone Star State.


That girl is Poison: Books about Poisons and Foul Play

Agatha Christie and Elizabeth Peters are marvelous company on a rainy day.  They say poison is a tricky art, and some of today's fiction (and nonfiction) writers are at the top of their game.


Believe in love: romances

We all know that romance novels are fun, sexy and incredibly popular.  Not sure where to start? Here we've taken some of the guesswork out of the equation.