Sunday, August 11, 2013

Help! I need advice about too many mystery books...

I'm trying to clear out books again.  But this time I need to break down and give up on some of the cozies I've been collecting but not reading.  I have boxes.  I'd like to try them, but I'm simply not going to have the chance.  I mean there are BOXES of them.  They are scattered, so books by one author may be in multiple boxes. 

Any cozy mystery authors or series you definitely recommend I keep?  Do you have any ideas about how I could handle them?  Because I simply can't read or keep them all...  Can you help?  I'm desperate!

Bookshelves by Piotr Siedlecki
Box 1:

Sarah Atwell
Sandra Balzo
Miranda Bliss
Nora Charles
Laura Childs
Jeffrey Cohen
Casey Daniels
Jo Dereske
Yasmine Galenorn
Melissa Glazer
Parnell Hall
Laura Levine
Kathryn Lilley
Hailey Lind
Sheila Lowe
Nancy Martin
D.R. Meridith
Tim Myers
Leslie O'Kane
Suzanne Price
Sandra Robbins
Wendy Roberts
Michele Scott
Mary Stanton
Leann Sweeney

That's just one box!  I have more.

I'm considering bundle giveaways if there's an interest, but first I have to figure out what to keep and what to give away.


  1. From your list, I LOVED Jeffery Cohen, Nancy Martin, Wendy Roberts and Michele Scott - I'll read anything they put out! I liked Miranda Bliss, Laura Levine, Kathryn Lilley and Sheila Lowe. Laura Childs, it depends on the series, some I like, others, not so much. Definitely DO NOT waste your time on Tim Myers (or any of his pseudonyms - Melissa Glazer, I think).

    Not sure if this will help you, but it's the best I can do ....

    1. I'm pretty hopeless, so every bit helps. I'm pretty sure I've read Tim Myers's Melissa Glazer pseudonym before though.

  2. Unfortunately, I can't give advice in this genre. If we were chatting paranormal, I'd be all over it. ;) Best of luck though.

    1. I could probably do those too. But one box at a time.

  3. I read cozies occasionally, and have heard good things about Nancy, Martin, Jeffrey Cohen and Sarah Atwell. Hope some of our comments will help you out... I have a kindle so I don't own more than a tiny handful of books anymore. I miss paperbacks and don't live near any used book stores right now. Enjoy your dilemma :)

    1. I have a Kindle too. That hasn't lessened the print books though. I end up having a print, an ebook, and an audio going all at once.

      But yes, I appreciate every comment. Both for the opinions on who to prioritize and the support.

  4. My interests may be different than yours but here is my list...
    Casey Daniels/ Miranda Bliss
    I have not read Hailey Lind but I love Juliet Blackwell (they are the same)
    Wendy Roberts
    Michele Scott
    Mary Stanton
    The rest I have not read and didn't care for that much.
    If your thinking of giving/selling I would be happy to have some!

    1. Thanks for your input! And I do plan of giving some away, eventually.


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