It is the 3rd month into the year and spring is in the air, Finally! This winter was crazy cold. One of the coldest seasons I can remember at least. Plus, with it flipping back and forth between hot and cold this past month, I am so ready for it to stick with one side of the temperature gauge. Goodreads is doing a great job at already telling me that I am behind on my reading, which I suppose I am. It is amazing at how much that reminder incentives you to go and start picking up books. But there was a reason for falling behind. This time at least.

My library card had recently expired and it was a little while before I was able to get over there are renew it. So the audiobook hook died a little. – Just saying, Libby is amazing and everyone should go get a library card to have access to that app if it is available to you. – It did surprise me at how many extra books I am able to consume with audiobooks. I’m in the car so much and the times I can listen to them while at work I guess totals up after a little while. There are is easily an additional 2 books a week finished for me by using audiobooks. Woot! But at the same time, dang… I’m in the car a crap ton you guys. Ha!

With the library tap back online, I have my reading theme all ready for this month!

Reading Theme: Mysteries of March

Why not try and tackle a few of the mysteries this month for our readings? I have been in a Sherlock Holmes mood and reading the snot out of so many mystery books lately. I figured I’d share the mystery love with you all and bring you along for the reading ride this month. So it is time to crack out those magnifying glasses and start writing down the clues because we are going to be solving these mysteries! Hopefully before we loose any of our beloved characters.

Are there any go to detective stories you all love? Cozy Mystery is my go to passion read for the genre, but as you can see from the books in the list, I am always up for trying any story out there! If you want some other mystery suggestions, let me know and I’ll tell you a few of my current favorites. This genre is slowly becoming a favorite of mine so my list is only growing!

Happy Reading Everyone!

My Reading List for March 2023:

We Are All The Same In The Dark By Julia Heaberlin

It’s been a decade since Trumanell Branson disappeared, leaving only a bloody handprint behind. Her pretty face still hangs like a watchful queen on the posters on the walls of the town’s Baptist church, the police station, and in the high school. They all promise the same thing: We will find you. Meanwhile, her brother, Wyatt, lives as a pariah in the desolation of the old family house, cleared of wrongdoing by the police but tried and sentenced in the court of public opinion and in a new documentary about the crime.

When Wyatt finds a lost girl dumped in a field of dandelions, making silent wishes, he believes she is a sign. The town’s youngest cop, Odette Tucker, believes she is a catalyst that will ignite a seething town still waiting for its own missing girl to come home. But Odette can’t look away. She shares a wound that won’t close with the mute, one-eyed mystery girl. And she is haunted by her own history with the missing Tru.

Desperate to solve both cases, Odette fights to save the lost girl in the present and to dig up the shocking truth about a fateful night in the past–the night her friend disappeared, the night that inspired her to become a cop, the night that wrote them all a role in the town’s dark, violent mythology.

In this twisty psychological thriller, Julia Heaberlin paints unforgettable portraits of a woman and a girl who redefine perceptions of physical beauty and strength.

Flipped For Murder By Maddie Day

Nursing a broken heart, Robbie Jordan is trading in her life on the West Coast for the rolling hills of southern Indiana. After paying a visit to her Aunt Adele, she fell in love with the tiny town of South Lick. And when she spots a For Sale sign on a rundown country store, she decides to snap it up and put her skills as a cook and a carpenter to use. Everyone in town shows up for the grand re-opening of Pans ‘n Pancakes, but when the mayor’s disagreeable assistant is found dead, Robbie realizes that not all press is good press. With all eyes on her, she’ll have to summon her puzzle-solving skills to clear her name, unscramble the town’s darkest secrets, and track down a cold-blooded killer–before she’s the next to die…

A Time To Kill By By John Grisham

The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. That is, until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes matters into his hands.

For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client’s life, and then his own.

All Good People Here By Ashley Flowers

Everyone from Wakarusa, Indiana, remembers the case of January Jacobs, who was found dead in a ditch hours after her family awoke to find her gone. Margot Davies was six at the time, the same age as January—and they were next-door neighbors. In the twenty years since, Margot has grown up, moved away, and become a big-city journalist, but she’s always been haunted by the fear that it could’ve been her. And the worst part is, January’s killer has never been brought to justice.

When Margot returns home to help care for her sick uncle, it feels like walking into a time capsule. Wakarusa is exactly how she remembered: genial, stifled, secretive. Then news breaks about five-year-old Natalie Clark from the next town over, who’s gone missing under eerily similar circumstances. With all the old feelings rushing back, Margot vows to find Natalie and solve January’s murder once and for all.

But the police, the family, the townspeople—they all seem to be hiding something. And the deeper Margot digs into Natalie’s disappearance, the more resistance she encounters, and the colder January’s case feels. Could the killer still be out there? Could it be the same person who kidnapped Natalie? And what will it cost to finally discover what truly happened that night?

The Woman in The Library By Sulari Gentill

In every person’s story, there is something to hide…

The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet, until the tranquility is shattered by a woman’s terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers, who’d happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning—it just happens that one is a murderer.

It is time for the sleuthing to begin!

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