Mystery Lovers’ Book Club February 2018

After nearly two hours of discussion, we have our 2018 reading list through October! Thanks to those who did the heavy lifting by making the tough decisions. I was sorry to miss the meeting, but enjoyed time with family so it’s all good. Thanks especially to Marie-Susanne for hosting and Rebecca for compiling and forwarding the list to everyone. We’ll start with Human Acts by Han Kang during our February 15 meeting.

Also this month: awards season!

Here’re some links for more great reading as recognized by readers, writers, and authors because there’re never enough good books on our TBR lists!

The Mystery Writers of America (MWA) announced the 2018 Edgar Allen Poe awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2017. The nominees can be found HERE. The winners will be announced in April 2018.

Bouchercon‘s 2018 Anthony Award nominees haven’t been announced yet, but three MWA Midwest writers are up for a Barry Award, to be announced during Bouchercon.

Kristi Belcamino for BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS
Allen Eskens for THE DEEP DARK DESCENDING
Lori Rader-Day for THE DAY I DIED

Are you joining Rochelle and I at Murder and Mayhem in Chicago on March 17? They just announced a lunch with Gillian Flynn and Sisters in Crime! You have to be registered for the event to attend. Here’s the link if you’d like to come. 

Mystery Lovers Book Club 2018 Reading List.

February: Human Acts by Han Kang

March: Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

April: A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes

May: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

June: Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

July: My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni

August: Triptych by Karin Slaughter

September: Her Last Day by Jessie Cole

October: Himself by Jess Kid