Summer Reading: Karen Made It Count

Intrepid Reader Karen had a great summer reading.

How great? Well, it looks like she consumed the entire Outlander series and immersed herself in cozy mysteries. 

Did you know "cozy mysteries" is a thing? I have been reading them for ages and just thought that was my author's pet name for her series. 

"Cozy mysteries" apparently involve cats saving humans from their own foolishness. (Maybe it's just me....) Well, I know my cats are exhausted each night after they keep me out of danger every day, even when I am at work — thanks to the Cat Networks.

At any rate, here is what Karen read this summer:

  1. Troublemaker 
  2. Outlander 
  3. Dragonfly in Amber 
  4. Voyager 
  5. Drums of Autumn 
  6. The Fiery Cross
  7. A Breath of Snow and Ashes 
  8. An Echo in the Bone
  9. Written in my Own Heart’s Blood 
  10. Murder in the Art Gallery 
  11. A Sip of Murder:A Japanese Tea Garden Mystery 
  12. Cream Puff Murder
  13. Gone with the Ghost 
  14. You’ve Got Tail
  15. The Secret of Seaside 
  16. Cruel Candy 
  17. Marigolds and Murder
  18. Wicked for Hire 
  19. Sweets and a Stabbing 
  20. Bakeries and Bones
  21. Horribly Haunted in Hillbilly Hollow 
  22. A Shot in the Bark
What an ambitious summer! Intrepid Reader Karen knows how to get some good books under her belt.

As a reward for a summer well-spent, Karen received a copy of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore — which you all might want to put on your holiday gift list. Just saying.

What did you read this summer? Did you discover a new author or genre? Let us know: comment below, or send me an email.

Have you plotted out your Winter Reads, or are you winging it and banking on a book bonanza for the holidays? Discuss!

And a special shout-out to the artist of this year's Summer Reading graphic: Beth Wilson and her DoodleCats!