"It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" is a weekly link up hosted by the wonderful Sheila at Book Journey. Each week, we share what we read and what we are reading! I totally think you should join in on the fun!
This past week, I was able to finish a book I picked up last Saturday called "On What Grounds" by Cleo Coyle.
"The perfect cup of coffee is a mystifying thing. To many of my customers, the entire process seems like some sort of alchemy they dare not try at home...."
Ten years ago, Clare Cosi left an unhappy marriage along with a job she loved: managing the historic Village Blend coffeehouse in New York's Greenwich Village. For a decade, she was happy raising her daughter in the quiet suburbs of New Jersey; but now that Joy is grown and gone, life has gotten way too quiet for Clare. With a little cajoling from Madame, the Blend's flamboyant, elderly owner, Clare agrees to return to her old job, and right from the start she gets one heck of a jolt. On her first morning back as Village Blend manager, Clare unlocks the front door to find her beautiful, young assistant manager unconscious in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere. As Anabelle is rushed to the hospital, police arrive to investigate, but Detective Mike Quinn finds no sign of forced entry or foul play, and he deems it an accident. Clare disagrees; and after Quinn leaves, there are a few questions she just can't get out of her mind, like why was the trash bin in the wrong place? If this wasn't an accident, are her other baristas in danger? And are all NYPD detectives this attractive?
I really needed this Cozy mystery. I liked Clare and really adored Madame. Not a deep and dark mystery but a mystery either ways. I actually thought I figured out "who did it" but was wrong! I did buy the second book and not sure if I will read it this week or not. I have to admit, I am totally a sucker for foodie/crafty mysteries that include a recipe or three. I really would love to drink the espressos and coffee from the fictional Village Blend. Made me want to fly over to a fun, local caffeine spot called Copper Star Coffee here in Phoenix. Copper Star is located right near downtown Phoenix near the heart of an upcoming area full of fun vintage shops and local eateries and a plethora of LGBT clubs (the best fun you can ever have!).
I do, however, plan to start on Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey this week. I want to give my friend, Terri, of Alexia's Books and Such a serious shoutout. First of all, she forwarded me a copy of Dark Currents for me to read and #2- for just being such a long time, super sweet bloggy buddy and for thinking of my wild child, Emma. Thanks friend! If you haven't been to her blog, you really should.
What is on your reading list this week?