Most of you have already heard the term “cozy.” It’s a term coined for the type of books you can easily hand your grandmother–they’re mostly free of (or light on) sex, violence, profanity or those pesky open or sad endings you find in most contemporary fiction.
A colleague send me an e-mail recently, alerting me to a great website for readers of “cozy fiction.” It’s called, appropriately, The Cozy Library. There you’ll find lists, author interviews, reviews and lots and lots of book group resources. There are suggested nonfiction reads, and some “not so cozy” reads listed also. They have a monthly newsletter you can subscribe to, too.
The April 2007 issue is particularly good. It’s chock full of book group related links and blogs–so check it out!