Friday, December 10, 2021

Sharing Reading Suggestions for the Holidays


The holidays are a great time to gift friends, family or  yourself with books to read. And there certainly are a lot of them being published! You can find books to suit every age and taste whether fiction or nonfiction. Let’s share recommendations, whether it be your own work or that of others.

I’ll start things going. THE GHOST AND THE HAUNTED PORTRAIT published this year continues an enjoyable series. Cleo Coyle is the pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi and her husband Marc Cerasini. Their main characters are Penny McClure who runs a quaint Rhode Island bookstore and the ghost of Jack Shepard, a PI who died there in the 1940’s. They make an entertaining sleuthing combination. I very much enjoyed reading this novel and recommend it to cozy mystery readers.

Another series mystery is SEVEN-YEAR WITCH, which follows BAIT AND WITCH, both by Angela M. Sanders, and both published this year. Librarian Josie Way has moved to small-town Wilfred, Oregon. Josie discovers her witchcraft abilities and solves a series of murders. Delightfully, the books in her new library constantly converse with her offering clues. This is another new fun read for cozy mystery lovers.

Okay, now it’s your turn. Please share the books and publications you think will make for good holiday reading. Feel free to talk about work you’ve recently had published if you’re an author. Readers, please mention books you have on your wish list and/or recently read and enjoyed.