GoodReads Monday

This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.

For the month of May I have been focused on Mystery/Thriller books for my GoodReads Monday post. This started because I wanted to whittle down my Want to Read list a little and doing that by genre makes sense. For my last one this month, I wanted to find something that looked kind of summerish, as I am very much looking forward to my summer vacation this year.

One of the things I love to do in the summer is visit my local farmer’s market, and while I am shopping, grab dinner or a snack at one of the food trucks. I love food trucks and the variety of them is amazing. This book caught my eye when I was doing a post about vehicles on book covers. It also sounded like a fun cozy mystery with some really good sounding food in it.

Death on Eat Street by J.J. Cook

Publication Date: April 2014

Summary from GoodReads:

Zoe Chase always wanted to own her own restaurant—but first, she’ll have to serve up a heaping helping of meals on wheels, with a side of mystery…

When she’s once again passed over for a promotion at work, Zoe decides to take the big leap and go for her dream. She quits, gives up her fancy digs, and buys a fixer-upper diner in a shady part of town. To keep above water during the renovation, she buys a used food truck to serve the downtown and waterfront of Mobile, Alabama.

Zoe starts to dish out classic Southern food—but her specialty is her deep-fried biscuit bowls that blow traditional bread bowls away.

After a promising start, things start to go downhill faster than a food truck without brakes. First, someone tries to rob the cash register. Next, Zoe is threatened by the owner of a competing food truck for taking their spot. And when the owner ends up dead inside Zoe’s rolling restaurant, Zoe and her sole employee, Ollie, find themselves hopping out of the frying pan into the fryer. They need to find the real killer, before both of them get burned.

I think my focus for June is going to be fantasy as that list has gotten way too long and I am sure there are a few I could remove. Also, I haven’t been much in the mood for anything but urban fantasies lately so looking through my list just might spark an interest in another type.

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