Sarah’s Bookshelves Live

Hosted BySarah Dickinson

Sarah’s Bookshelves Live is a weekly show featuring real talk about books and book recommendations from a featured guest. Each week, Sarah of the blog Sarah’s Bookshelves will talk with her guest about:


I’m getting real about all things books and serving you up a bit of snark on the side.

Ep. 5: Renee from It’s Book Talk (Mysteries / Thrillers)

In Episode 5, Renee from the blog It’s Book Talk, etc. and I talk mysteries / thrillers, including the thriller that made Renee cry, what Renee thinks is the most controversial thriller out there, and Sarah’s issues with mysteries / thrillers.

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  • What makes Renee like certain mysteries / thrillers.
  • The thriller that made Renee cry.
  • What Renee thinks is the most controversial mystery out there.
  • How we feel about all the thrillers with Girl/Wife/Sister/Woman in the title.

Renee’s Mystery / Thriller Recommendations

Two OLD Books She Loves

Two NEW Books She Loves

One Book She Didn’t Love

One Upcoming Release She’s Excited About

Other Books Mentioned

Other Links

About Renee

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I’ve been reading and loving books for as long as I can remember. I was the kid who had to be made to go out and play because I wanted to stay in and read. I’ve always loved mysteries and thrillers, starting way back when with Nancy Drew and Treasure Island and continuing today with favorite authors like Sharon Bolton, Jane Casey, and Dennis Lehane. Several years ago, I began writing reviews for an online national book review website, but soon found I wanted my own space to share my thoughts on the books I’ve read, loved, and maybe not loved. I decided to start my own blog and after much trial and error, It’s Book Talk was born. The best part of blogging by far is the friends I’ve made in the book community. It’s been so fun to interact with book lovers from around the world. In my own family, I have a husband and two college age sons I continue to try to convert into being readers.

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