Welcome to March Mystery Madness!
And Women's History Month!
It’s the first of the month, grab your books and come on.
This month is all about the mystery. The intrique. The surprise. The books. It's Women’s History Month.
When I was trying to decide what to focus on this month, I knew I wanted it to be about mysteries. ItI've been really into culinary cozies. They are possibly one of my favorite genres. What makes them enjoyable? It's not gory, it's lighthearted yet serious topics are discussed,murder and recipes! There are some great cozies that are dropping this year that I will be sharing with y'all. Most are written by women and offer a different perspective on the solving of murder. I want more people to get into them as we need more diverse readers since we are getting more diverse writers in the genre. (I'm not sure if my WIP is going to be a cozy but y'all know my Alabama girl, Andi Raye, is definitely an amateur sleuth with the bomb recipes.)
I also knew that I wanted to cover some general fiction mysteries, so there are a few of those mixed in. I've been talking about two of the books for months now; it's about time I gave y'all my review.
And I've been slacking on my cookbook game, so I chose one that not only shares recipes but also stories from different women about identity, connection, and food.
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Books of the Month
Killing Me by Michelle Gagnon- This book isn't out until May but I need y'all to add it to your tbr because it is entertaining. The main character is saved from a serial killer, then things get weird.
Why We Cook-Woman on Food, Identity and and Connection by Lindsay Gardner- Curated by an Illustrator and artist, this gives us stories about women restauranteurs, home cooks, professional chefs, food writers, and activists in the form of essays, recipes and profiles.
Grave Reservations by Cherie Priest- Imagine you're a physic who opens up a travel agency and you save a police officer who then needs your help solving a crime. (Available on Scribd)
No One Left to Come Looking For You by Sam Lipstye- Drugs. NYC in the 90s. Punk Rock. Donald Trump. Kidnapping. (Available on Scribd)
Feel the Bern by Andrew Schaffer- A murder mystery based in Vermont with Bernie Sanders and one of his interns. If you love Bernie and/or Vermont- you need it in your life.
Cooking at Home by David Chang and Priya Krishna
The Block Party by Jamie Day
100 Morning Treats by Sarah Kieffer
As always, thanks for rocking with ya girl. I can't wait to get mysterious with y'all and cook a few things while celebrating women.