Thursday, May 1, 2014

Book Club Reading Selection for May 2014

May seems to be one of those in-between months.  It doesn't really have the freshness of spring and it isn't the month of brides but it is a magical month nonetheless.  Did you know that "Maia (meaning "the great one") is the Italic goddess of spring, the daughter of Faunus, and wife of Vulcan." "Maius has always had 31 days." Want to learn more about May and other months? Visit Crowl.org.
Looking at the book selections for this month's reading, and I noticed they all have a couple things in common.  Each book has strong female characters, talks of food, and has a death.  Can you find other similarities?
To begin our reading it only seems fair that a cat or in this case cats lead the way.  Tatania and Zeus, the magical cats, allow humans Grace and Jack to join them in solving mysteries throughout the 1920s.
Grace, Jack & Magical Cats written by Mary Matthews
Grace, Jack & Magical Cats by Mary Matthews

If you've ever been in a relationship, married, or have had the privilege of having children then you will know understand the stages of this couple's relationship.  Is married life the ultimate romance?
Married Life The True Romance written by May Edginton
Married Life The True Romance by May Edginton

Joanna Campbell Slan does it again in this quick read.  Not only does she provide a fun story but she includes a recipe for healthy, homemade dog treats and a craft.
Kiki Lowenstein and the Cupcake Caper written by Joanna Campbell Slan
Kiki Lowenstein and the Cupcake Caper by Joanna Campbell Slan

Retired school teacher, Myrtle Clover is beside herself when her book club decides to become a dinner club.  Elizabeth Spann Craig serves up a dinner with a side of murder.
Progressive Dinner Deadly written by Elizabeth Spann Craig
Progressive Dinner Deadly by Elizabeth Spann Craig

An interesting mix of reading this month.  Not sure there's a theme but perhaps that's the magic and mystery the month of May brings us.  Oh my goodness, speaking of magic, how are your flowers and garden growing?





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