Monthly Archives: December 2017

Episode 88 – Bests & Worsts of 2017 (Part 1, Children’s & YA)

Tune in to our Bests & Worsts of 2017 episodes to hear us discuss these titles and read excerpts from our favorites and least favorites! Please note:

  • We counted things that we read in 2017, regardless of publication year.
  • We didn’t count anything that we read specifically for this podcast, so our worst books are aside from those.
  • For that reason, we picked top 5 favorites and only 1 least favorite–we have this whole podcast to talk about bad books, so for these episodes we’re choosing to focus on the positive!
  • Some of our “worsts” are really just “least best.” Listen to the podcast to hear more detail!

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Episode 87 – The Christmas Caramel Murder

The Christmas Caramel Murder by Joanne Fluke

‘Tis the season…for murder. Mystery enthusiast Kelsey joined us to discuss the Christmas Caramel Murder by Joanne Fluke, a cozy mystery starring amateur detective/baker Hannah Swensen. It’s a heartwarming story featuring one murder and a lot of recipes. Plus, the casual introduction of our new least favorite cocktail: hot lemonade! Happy holidays from Worst Bestsellers! We really hope you don’t get murdered! PS Sorry some of us got so drunk on hot lemonade.

Readers advisoryHere.

Footnotes: Christmas Caramels and Other Murder Foods (our attempts at cooking these recipes)

Hot lemonade recipe

Hot Kool-Aid

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #26 (the zine issue)

Murder on the Menu: A Feast of Cozy Food Mysteries

Candy pairing: Kait says strawberry hard candies, Kelsey says Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites, Renata says hot lemonade.

Coming up next: Bests & Worsts of 2017 (Part 1, Children’s & YA)


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Readers Advisory: Episode 87 – The Christmas Caramel Murder

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading The Christmas Caramel Murder by Joanne Fluke. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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