My To-Be Read List #18: poll

Posted February 6, 2016 by Lola in My To-Be Read List / 32 Comments


My To-Be Read List is a meme hosted by Because Reading is Better Than Real Life where at the beginning of the month visitors can choose which book I’ll be reading this month. On the first saturday of a month the poll will be up, then on the second saturday of the month I’ll announce the book that won and on the last saturday of the month I’ll post my review of the book.

Okay below are are the 3 books on which you can vote this month, all 3 are cozy mystery books, first book in a series, count for the genre challenge, count for the gettign cozy with a mystery february challenge and are books I own in paperback.

To Helvetica and BackTo Helvetica and Back (A Dangerous Type Mystery #1)
by Paige Shelton

Format: paperback
Source: bought it myself
You can find To Helvetica and Back on Goodreads

Star City is known for its slopes and its powder. But nestled in the valley of this ski resort town is a side street full of shops that specialize in the simple charms of earlier eras. One of those shops is the Rescued Word, where Chester Henry and his adult granddaughter Clare lovingly repair old typewriters and restore old books. Who ever thought their quaint store would hold the key to some modern-day trouble?

When a stranger to town demands they turn over an antique Underwood typewriter they’re repairing for a customer, Clare fears she may need to be rescued. A call to the police scares the man off, but later Clare finds his dead body in the back alley. What about a dusty old typewriter could possibly be worth killing for?

Meet Your BakerMeet Your Baker (A Bakeshop Mystery #1)
by Ellie Alexander

Format: Paperback
Source: bought it myself
You can find Meet Your Baker on Goodreads

Welcome to Torte-a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the treats are so good that, sometimes, it’s criminal…

After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to her quaint hometown of Ashland, Oregon, to heal a broken heart and help her mom at the family bakery. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is bringing in lots of tourists looking for some crumpets to go with their heroic couplets. But when one of Torte’s customers turns up dead, there’s much ado about murder…

The victim is Nancy Hudson, the festival’s newest board member. A modern-day Lady Macbeth, Nancy has given more than a few actors and artists enough reasons to kill her…but still. The silver lining? Jules’s high school sweetheart, Thomas, is the investigator on the case. His flirtations are as delicious as ever, and Jules can’t help but want to have her cake and eat it too. But will she have her just desserts? Murder might be bad for business, but love is the sweetest treat of all…

By Book or By CrookBy Book or By Crook (Lighthouse Library Mystery #1)
by Eva Gates

Format: paperback
Source: bought it myself
You can find By Book or By Crook on Goodreads

Get bound up in murder in the first Lighthouse Library mystery!

For ten years Lucy has enjoyed her job poring over rare tomes of literature for the Harvard Library, but she has not enjoyed the demands of her family’s social whorl or her sort-of-engagement to the staid son of her father’s law partner. But when her ten-year relationship implodes, Lucy realizes that the plot of her life is in need of a serious rewrite.

Calling on her aunt Ellen, Lucy hopes that a little fun in the Outer Banks sun—and some confections from her cousin Josie’s bakery—will help clear her head. But her retreat quickly turns into an unexpected opportunity when Aunt Ellen gets her involved in the lighthouse library tucked away on Bodie Island.

Lucy is thrilled to land a librarian job in her favorite place in the world. But when a priceless first edition Jane Austen novel is stolen and the chair of the library board is murdered, Lucy suddenly finds herself ensnared in a real-life mystery—and she’s not so sure there’s going to be a happy ending….

Now it’s time to vote!


32 responses to “My To-Be Read List #18: poll

    • I am in a cozy mood and it’s good timing with the mystery challenge I am patricipating in. I also like the title for that one and indeed it sounds a bit different, I like learning about different topics through these books.
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  1. Hi Lola, I voted for Meet Your Baker because it seems to have it all, a mystery and a romance. Thanks for your comment on The Girl in Black on A View to a Book. It’s really not all that scary, but there are a couple of scary moments. Just a teenage girl trying to solve a murder. :o)
    Warm regards, Kathy Lauren

    • Thanks for letting me know! I might check it out, I like murder solving books, but don’t like the too scary ones.
      I like how most of those cozy mysteries have a great mystery and a bit of romance too, it makes for a fun combination!

    • Thanks for voting :). I love all those unique titles the cozy mysteries have, I am really enjoying this genre lately. I like the sound of that because of the library 🙂

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