Podcast Fun: Talking Mystery/Thriller Book Recommendations with Sarah from Sarah’s Bookshelves LIve

Hi All! Did you know my friend Sarah from the blog Sarah’s Book Shelves has a new bookish podcast called Sarah’s Book Shelves Live?  Today I’m Sarah’s guest and I’m talking about some of my favorite mystery/thriller reads as well as one I wasn’t crazy about. I had the best time talking with Sarah and I hope you’ll enjoy our book chat!

 

 

Sarah’s Book Shelves Live is a weekly show featuring real talk about books and book recommendations from a featured guest. Each week, Sarah of the blog Sarah’s Book Shelves will talk with her guest about: 
 

– 2 OLD BOOKS THEY LOVE
– 2 NEW BOOKS THEY LOVE
– 1 BOOK THEY DON’T LOVE
– AND 1 NEW RELEASE THEY’RE EXCITED ABOUT

 

Sarah gets real about all things books and serves you up a bit of snark on the side.

 

You can subscribe to Sarah’s Book Shelves Live anywhere you normally subscribe to podcasts: iTunes, Casts, Stitcher, etc., or click on one of the links (in blue ) which will take you directly to Sarah’s Book Shelves , where Sarah has provided you with various ways to download the episode. She’s also provided the show notes for our episode so you don’t miss any of our fun conversation. I hope you enjoy listening and find some new mystery/thriller recommendations! Let me know what you think in the comments below

Happy Listening!

THROWBACK THURSDAY PICK OF THE WEEK

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I began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of my old favorites as well as sharing books that I’m FINALLY getting around to reading that were published months or years ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on my TBR list while I continue to pile more titles on top of them:)! I like that these older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere.

My PICK this week is…

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Published May 2007 By Algonquin Books

My Rating: 5/5 Stars

An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932 

When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, drifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her.

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This was a book I resisted reading for so long due to the circus setting and I could’ve kicked myself because I LOVED it! I’m all about star crossed lovers so really this was a perfect book for me and the circus setting and time period just helped to enhance the story. The suspense was often palpable and I would definitely put this book in the unputdownable, page turning category. There’s a little bit of everything in this story…drama, thrills, suspense, heartbreak, mystery…plus excellent characterization which puts this into the must read category for me. If this all sounds good to you, I highly recommend giving this one a try

HAPPY READING!

 

Deanna at DeesRadReads and Reviews

Amanda at Literary Weaponry

Susan at Susan Loves Books

Cathy at What Cathy Read Next

Lynne at Fictionophile

Annie at The Misstery

Mischenko at Read Rant Rock and Roll

Laurie at Cozy Nook Books

Diana at A Haven for Book Lovers

Kaila at The Traveling Inkwell