Monday, October 27, 2014

My October 2014 Nightstand

About Friday, I had a panic attack because I thought I'd missed this post.  Turns out, I was fine.  This is the fourth Tuesday of the month, which means it is time for What's On Your Nightstand, as hosted by 5 Minutes for Books.

Just leaving my nightstand is A Biscuit, a Casket by Liz Mugavero.  This is the second in the Pawsitively Organic Mystery series, and I must say I really enjoyed it.  It was a definite step up from the first, and I'm looking forward to more.  My review is here.

So what's next?  I've got a month of ARCs ahead of me.  I try to only take one or two at the most per month, but somehow, I just kept accepting for right now.

Up first is Suede to Rest by Diane Vallere.  This is the first in a new series and my introduction to the author, but not her first book.

Then comes Bluffing is Murder by Tace Baker, aka Edith Maxwell.  I actually just read the first in this series this month and enjoyed it, so I'm looking forward to diving in to the sequel.

Next is The Job, the third Fox and O'Hare book by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg.  The premise is an FBI agent and a conman teaming up to take down even worse criminals.  The plots take them all over the world and are quite fun if a little out there.

All those come out on successive Tuesdays in November.  But I've got two books set for December 2nd.

Tagged for Death is the first in a new series by new author Sherry Harris.  The theme of this series is garage sales.  I'm quite anxious to dive into this one.

Also up for review that day is Death With All the Trimmings, a Christmas entry in the Key West Food Critic Mysteries by Lucy Burdette.

As if that weren't enough to keep me busy, I'm also trying to reread Acadia (originally published as A Model Murder) by Sandy Dengler.  And I have a couple of middle grade books I want to read as well as Days of Wine and Roquefort by Avery Aames.

Yes, I have too many books I want to read this month.

Obviously, some will bleed over into December.  I don't have any ARCs, but I do have some Christmas books to read then.  Right now, I'm just hopeful I can get to all these extra books by the end of the year.


  1. Great reads! I have the Tagged for Death and am really looking froward to reading it. I've had the first book in the Key West Food Critic Mystery series that I've almost forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder! I'll have to go dig it out. I read a previous book by Vallere and while it wasn't perfect I really enjoyed it. Enjoy your reads!

    1. I've actually read all of the Key West series this year, and I've really enjoyed it.

      So far (50 pages in), I'm enjoying the Vallere book. We'll see how it progresses, of course.