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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Book Recommendation: Jess Lourey

I have several all time favorite authors. Among them are LaVyrle Spencer, Nicholas Sparks and Fern Michaels.

When I find an author that I love, and even better - a series that I adore, I manically read every book I can get my hands on. I did this with LaVryle Spencer. I caught up to Nicolas Sparks [except for the newest book I have to read next]. I devoured Fern Michael's Sisterhood series and am thrilled to find out [just 5 minutes ago after checking her website] that there will be THREE MORE BOOKS written! YES!

Once my favorite authors had nothing new for me, I was forced to expand my sights at the local library until they write more. I hate to admit it, but I am a judge-a-book-by-it's-cover type of person. I scan the rows and pick out colorful or otherwise fun looking books. This is precisely how I discovered my second favorite series of all time - the Savannah Reid series by G.A. McKevett. I'm patiently waiting for the next book in that series to come out too.

Earlier this fall, I was out of Savannah Reid books to read, so once again, I had to scan the aisles. Just down from McKevett, I plucked two fun-looking books off the shelf in the L section. Turns out these two books were part of a series, and even better - they were written by a Minnesota author! Sweet, I'm in.

That is how I became introduced to Jess Lourey.

I love her Murder-by-Month series. It starts with May and I just finished reading October's book a few days ago. I am not anxiously waiting for the November Hunt book to come out in late spring.

Jess Lourey writes about murder and awkward Minnesota life in a light-hearted and hilarious way that makes my heart swell with pride for being a small town, hot-dish loving born and bred Minnesotan. My most favorite parts of her books are the 87 year old fiesty Mrs. Berns, who is not anything like most octogenarians I've ever heard of. If you're read the books, you know exactly what I mean.

Brilliant, hilarious and fun. My favorite kind of series! Can't wait for November Hunt.

Happy Reading!

xx, Laura

What are your favorite series?


  1. I think she may be scheduled to speak at the Brainerd library this year. you might want to check into it.

  2. Thanks for this kind post, Laura! I came across it when Googling November Hunt to see if it's been released yet. It has! Pretty sure Bookworld in Baxter has it, too.

    Thanks for the sunshine. :)


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