Escape From the Library

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

I have to admit that I don’t like the genre of mystery. It’s not appealing to me to see someone solve a murder. Detective fiction seems too formulaic and improbable for me to truly get into the story.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library sounded like a great way to explore the genre, however. It was on a list of titles to explore for my Children’s Materials class and as a library sciences student, it sounded promising.

I have to say, I really loved this book. I identified with the main character and his love for board games. It definitely didn’t fit my definition of a mystery either. Perhaps not all mysteries involve murder and gumshoe detectives. Perhaps there are more like this that require you to solve subtle puzzles and put together clues.

My List of 2018 Reads – I’ve read a lot more than  I have blogged about this year. But I will catch up.