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50 Mystery Novels to Read As a mystery reader I couldn't pass up checking out the following article from :  "50 Essential Mystery Novels that Everyone Should Read." During this latest patch of cold weather I would love to take the article's suggestion to curl up by the fire with a good mystery. I think they have some pretty good titles on the list and I've listed the first dozen or so here.  ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
April 16, 2014 | 0 comments
Top 10 Historical Fiction Novels Do you like reading novels about the past? Then check out Booklist's Top 10 Historical Fiction: 2014. I really enjoyed Amy Tan's novel  about early 20th Century Shanghai and highly recommmend it. Have you read any on the list? Are there any titles you would add?   ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
April 10, 2014 | 0 comments
New Mysteries I've read a couple of mysteries and some romance galleys.  Of the mysteries I read, first was Ann CleevesDead Water: A Shetland Mystery. It is the latest in her Shetland Islands mysteries. This well-written series has engaging characters, local color, well-described settings. After the last book, I ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
April 7, 2014 | 1 comment
Another Bucket List: Latin American Literature Recommended bucket lists generally catch my eye. So when I saw the article title "Top 20 Latin American Books to Read Before You Die". I had to check out the choices of the Latin Times. Some I've read. How about you? Have you read any? Is there a title that they missed? One Hundred ...read more

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March 24, 2014 | 0 comments
Books for Fans of the Show True Detective As a watcher of HBO's TV series True Detective, the following article caught my eye: "A “True Detective” Reading List". According to that author this is "a list of dark, weird, and southern gothic books that every fan of HBO’s True Detective should read." If you are a fan, have you read any of the below ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
March 10, 2014 | 0 comments
Upcoming Mysteries For the past couple of years I have been periodically sharing the mysteries that I have been looking forward to reading.  In honor of the cold weather I have put together another list of mysteries that I would like to curl up by the fire and read. Which favorite character would you like to go on an adventure with? Lake of Tears by Mary Logue [1/1]setting: rural Wisconsincharacter: deputy ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
February 12, 2014 | 0 comments
Recommended Biographies of 2013 Like reading about other people and their lives? Then here is a list for you.  Below are a few from a new library list, Biographies, Recommended in 2013.  For more reading suggestions check out Madison Public Library Insider newsletter-- Thanks For the Memories: Biographies and ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
February 4, 2014 | 0 comments
Best Memoirs of 2013 Like reading about other people's experiences? Then here is a list for you. Below are a few from a new library list-- Memoirs, Recommended in 2013.   Asante, M.K.. Buck: A Memoir. Spiegel & Grau, [2013]. Dawkins, Richard. ...read more

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January 23, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of No good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

I was excited to find that the next title in the Rule of Scoundrels series by Sarah MacLean is available. The series focuses on four aristocrats whose scandals have exiled them from society and who are now owners of an exclusive gaming establishment, The Fallen Angel. Each finds a love powerful enough to bring them back into the light.    The first book in the series is Bourne & Penelope's story (see my ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
January 9, 2014 | 2 comments
A review of Sins of a Wicked Princess by Anna Randol

Looking for a historical romance filled with spying, betrayal, sacrifice, temptation, intrigue, passion? Then check out the finale in Anna Randol's Sinner's Trio. Sins of a Wicked Princess finishes a set of novels about former spies and the people who love them. The Trio is a group of retired British spies who were given the choice to either hang or become spies when they were younger. Sins of a ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
December 26, 2013 | 0 comments