Tuesday, February 18, 2020
For the third year in a row, I will read books for the March Mystery Madness read-along which was created by booktubers Lizzy Faye Loves Books and Troi Towel and is co-hosted by them along with many other equally fantastic booktubers. Below are the prompts which all correspond to the number five because this is the fifth anniversary of the read-along.
→ Read the 5th book in a series
→ Read a book with 5 or more words in the title
→ Read a book with a page count divisible by 5
→ Read a book with the number 5 or Fifth in title
→ Read a book first published in a year divisible by 5
→ Read a book published in May of any year
→ Since the 5 year anniversary gift is wood, read a book with something made of wood on the cover.
Honestly? I’m skipping the prompts this year. Too much math is involved. 😜 At a minimum, all one needs to do is read five books in March that fall in to any mystery genre/sub-genre. I can count that high and here are the books I have chosen:
1. The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith. This is ACTUALLY the fifth book in the Ladies Number One Detective series, it has five words in the title, AND it has a wooden cupboard on the cover. *mic drop*
2. Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie – I’m always down to read something from the Queen of Crime.
3. The Minotaur by Ruth Rendell – This book has been floating around my house for years. It’s gonna get read.
4. Sunburn by Laura Lippman – I’m going to check this one out from the library. I know nothing about it, I’ve enjoyed her books in the past and this was on the Tournament of Books longlist in 2019.
5. The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz – Should be a fun and quick read. Horowitz wrote for T.V. before authoring mystery novels and I think he has the formula down pat.