Cozy reader plans, God laughs…

So, in the never ending neurodivergent ADHD mess that is my life, I’ve decided to start laying out the books I plan to read each month. Will I manage it? Will I lay on the couch in my underwear watching binging shows I’m really not very interested in as a way to disassociate myself from what I planned? Check back in April to find out!

To Fetch a Felon by Jennifer Hawkins – 2/3 done, plan to will make myself finish today. I coulda/woulda/shoulda been done a few days ago but I spent my time laying on the couch watching Magpie Murders. Brilliant book so far, I looooove Oliver the chatty corgi and the whole book is so cute, I have to brush my teeth to prevent book-induced cavities. Synopsis: Emma Reed and her beloved Corgi move from London to Cornwall with the dream of opening a tea shop–but first they’ll have to collar a criminal 

Lost Coast Literary – Saw this on Ellie Alexander’s TikTok and got it from Netgalley. I’ve actually not read her books so far, this will be my first! Fell in love with the cover, snatched it up for the plot. Can’t wait! Synopsis: Book editor Emily Bryant finds herself unexpectedly in the charming town of Cascata on California’s Lost Coast, holding the keys to her grandmother’s rambling Victorian mansion. While sorting through her grandmother’s things, Emily learns that to inherit the estate she must edit old manuscripts. It’s a strange request from a family member who was basically a stranger. Netgalley Link #LostCoastLiterary #NetGalley.

Spring Fever Mini Theme Read – 3 prompts, 3 cozy mysteries. If you’re interested in joining, you can see the prompts here. My picks:

A Night’s Tail – The Magical Cats series is one of my favorites and in fact, this book gave me the idea for the Spring Fever mini challenge. I’m trying to catch up on this series and it was set in Spring so I started thinking…hmmmm…… Synopsis: Spring is coming to Mayville Heights, and Kathleen’s brother, Ethan, has arrived in town with his band, The Flaming Gerbils. But not everything goes as scheduled when one of Ethan’s bandmates gets into a fight with a man interested in investing in the town. When the businessman’s body is later found, Ethan’s friend is implicated in the crime.

Knit or Dye Trying – Picked this one up on Netgalley and turns out, it’s set during Spring! Haven’t read this series before, but the cover and the plot made it too stinkin cute to pass up. Synopsis: As spring comes to Collinstown, the village launches a food festival to draw a new group of tourists. Libby, proud owner of Y.A.R.N., has planned a yarn event to provide an alternative option to a foodie weekend. Artisan fiber dyer Julie Wilson–known for her work with animal-friendly, plant-based knitting fibers such as bamboo and hemp as well as her brilliant use of color–will hopefully draw a crowd with a special dyeing workshop Netgalley Link #KnitorDyeTrying #NetGalley.

Crêpe Expectations – Another series I’m playing catch up, The Pancake House series. Synopsis: Although it’s a soggy start to spring in Wildwood Cove, the weather clears up just in time for the town to host an amateur chef competition. Marley McKinney, owner of the Flip Side pancake house, already signed up to volunteer, and chef Ivan Kaminski is one of the judges. But when Marley visits her landscaper boyfriend Brett at the site of the Victorian mansion that’s being restored as the Wildwood Inn, she discovers something else pushing up daisies: human remains.

The Catskills Pet Rescue series – I read the first book in the series last year,, so I want to get the second book finished because I just got the third book from Netgalley,

Doggone Deadly – Synopsis: Kari Stuart is roped into helping out at a dog show–but soon finds she’s bitten off more than she can chew when her best friend is framed for murder in this new Catskills Pet Rescue Mystery. The book covers in this series send me…so adorable! I love the books too, great plots, great characters and DOGGIES ♥♥♥

Claws for Suspicion: Synopsis: Kari Stuart is finally starting to relax into her role as the new owner of the Serenity Sanctuary and is looking forward to the various fun autumn activities in the beautiful Catskills town of Lakeview, like the annual Oktoberfest celebration. It’s time for friends and quality bonding with handsome vet Angus McCoy. Until the unexpected arrival of her unpleasant ex-husband, Charlie Smith. Link to Netgalley #ClawsforSuspicion #NetGalley

And the March Book Club read, A Palette for Murder – Synopsis: Summer’s sizzling in Vista Beach, the home of computer programmer and tole-painting enthusiast Aurora (Rory) Anderson. The abnormally high temperatures are hard on everyone in the quiet Los Angeles county beach community, especially the city’s homeless population. Residents are doing everything they can to stay cool, including leaving windows open to catch the faintest breeze. Not the best idea when a string of burglaries is plaguing nearby towns. We’ve been reading this series for Book Club and loving it. The first book was good, but the pacing needed work. Book 2 was fantastic and now we’re on to book 3.

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