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2017 Reading Challenge

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My Reading Goal for 2017 is 200 Books.
Level 3: 200
I will keep track on my GoodReads Shelf here.

Apple Tree – Read  48,000 pages

January – 4739 Pages
February – 4278 Pages
March – 5023 Pages
April – 5114 Pages

May – 4840 Pages
June – 4769 Pages
July – 5339 Pages
August – 5105 Pages
September – 5658 Pages

Total 44865 Pages

I am going to shoot for Terabyte – 75 books.
1. The Mutual Admiration Society by Lesley Kagen
2. She Stopped For Death by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
3. A Fatal Twist by Tracy Weber
4. River City Dead by Nancy G. West 
5. A Pinch of Poison by Alyssa Maxwell
6. Whale of a Crime by Karen MacInerney
7. Paint the Town Dead by Sybil Johnson
8. 15 Minutes by Larissa Reinhart
9. Stone’s Gems and Murder by Cheryl F. Taylor
10. Murder Wears White by Stephanie Blackmoore
11. A Measure of Murder by Leslie Karst
12. Death and The Gravedigger’s Angel by Loretta Ross
13. A Palette for Murder by Sybil Johnson
14. Death in Advertising by Laura Bradford
15. Where The Lost Girls Go by R.J. Noonan
16. High Strung by Janice Peacock
17.The Drawing Game by Deirdre Verne
18. No Way Home by Annette Dashofy
19. A Bead in the Hand by Janice Peacock
20. Bitter Harvest by Wendy Tyson
21. Purr M For Murder by T. C. LoTempio
22. Laura’s Dream by Roma Brooks
23. Cruel Winter by Sheila Connolly
24. Death by Chocolate Lab by Bethany Blake
25.Murder at the Fortune Teller’s Table by Janet Finsilver
26. Beginner’s Luck by Corinne Scott
27. Grilled For Murder by Maddie Day
28. Kneaded to Death by Winnie Archer
29. Elementary She Read by Vicki Delany
30. Off the Beadin’ Path by Janice Peacock
31. Kale to the Queen by Nell Hampton
32. Long Upon The Land by Margaret Maron
33.Tightening the Threads by Lea Wait 
34. Smugglers and Scones by Morgan C. Talbot
35.Single Malt Murder by Melinda Mullet
36. Dying on the Vine by Marla Cooper
37. The Night The Lights Went Out by Karen White
38. Called to Justice by Edith Maxwell
39.Up North Murder by Cheryl F. Taylor
40.When The Grits Hit The Fan by Maddie Day
41. No Charm Intended by Mollie Cox Bryan
42. Day of Secrets by Daryl Wood Gerber
43.Beach Breeze – Joanne DeMaio
44.Magick and Mayhem by Sharon Pape
45. About A Dog by Jenn McKinlay
46. A Stone’s Throw by Debbie De Louise
47. A Perfect Manhattan Murder by Tracy Kiely
48. Jeopardy in July by Barbara Venkataraman
49. The Final Vow by Amanda Flower
50. The Simplicity of Cider by Amy Reichert
51. Buffalo Jump Blues by Keith McCafferty
52. Watching the Detectives by Julie Mulhern
53. Big City Heat by David Burnsworth
54. Designer Dirty Laundry by Diane Vallere 
55. Treble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz
56. Mulch Ado About Murder by Edith Maxwell
57. No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan
58. Fatal Facade by Wendy Tyson
59. The Deadly Art of Deception by Linda Crowder
60. Booked 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
61. The House of Memory by Carolyn Haines
62. Murder in Cherry Hills by Paige Sleuth
63. 30 Second Death by Laura Bradford
64. Bring Her Home by David Bell
54. The Beach Inn by Joanne DeMaio
66. Unzipped by Lois Greiman
67. Calamity at the Continental Club by Colleen J. Shogan
68. Dadgummit by Maggie Toussaint 
69. Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macaron by R.L. Syme
70. A Game of Deceit by K.A. Davis
71. Murder at Sea of Passenger X by Anna Celeste Burke
72. Without A Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman 
73. Deadly Choices by Karen Randau
74. Room for Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman
75. Oh Fudge! by Nancy Coco

Challenge Complete August 29, 2017
76. A Knit Before Dying by Sadie Hartwell
77. Assaulted Caramel by Amanda Flower
78. Facials Can Be Fatal by Nancy J. Cohen
79. Murder Wears Mittens by Sally Goldenbaum
80. A Christmas Peril by J.A. Hennrikus
81.  Death Distilled by Melinda Mullet
82. Southern Fried by Tonya Kappes
83. Macrame Murder by Mollie Cox Bryan
84. Protocol by Kathleen Valenti 
85. Hair Brained by Nancy J. Cohen
86. Mai Tai One On by Jill Marie Landis
87. Cat Got Your Secrets by Julie Chase
88. The Murder of a Queen Bee by Meera Lester
89. The Persian Always Meows Twice by Eileen Watkins
90. A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron
91. In The Stars by Zanna Mackenzie
92. Ax to Grind by Tonya Kappes
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A. About A Dog by Jenn McKinlay
B. Bookman Dead Style by Paige Shelton 
C. Curried Away by Gail Oust
D. Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle
E. Everyone is Beautiful by Katherine Center
F. A Fatal Twist by Tracy Weber
G. Grilled For Murder by Maddie Day
H. High Strung by Janice Peacock
I. Iced to Death by Peg Cochran
J. Jeopardy in July by Barbara Venkataraman
K. Knit to Be Tied by Maggie Sefton
L. Laura’s Dream by Roma Brooks
M. The Mutual Admiration Society by Lesley Kagen
N. No Way Home by Annette Dashofy
O. Off the Beadin’ Path by Janice Peacock
P. A Pinch of Poison by Alyssa Maxwell
Q. The Murder of a Queen Bee by Meera Lester
R. Rest in Peace by Susan Furlong
S. She Stopped For Death by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
T. Tightening the Threads by Lea Wait 
U. Up North Murder by Cheryl F. Taylor
V. Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macaron by R.L. Syme
W. Whale of a Crime by Karen MacInerney
X. Murder at Sea of Passenger X by Anna Celeste Burke
Y. Yews with Caution by Kate Collins 
Z. Miss Zukas and the Island Murders by Jo Dereske

Challenge Complete September 22, 2017

 Completely Satiated – 101 or more

Read one book in each of these cozy sub-genres (total of 10 books)

– One from culinary (anything dealing with food:  restaurants, baked goods, etc.) Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle
– One from animal related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.) Purr M For Murder by T. C. LoTempio
– One from craft related (any kind of hobbies – knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.) Knit to Be Tied by Maggie Sefton
– One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.) A Wee Homicide in the Hotel by Fran Stewart
One from British cozy mysteries (example:  Belinda Lawrence series) – The Detecting Duchess by Kate Parker
– One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.) Murder Wears White by Stephanie Blackmoore
– One holiday based (set during any holiday – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.) – Murder Gone A-Rye by Nancy J. Parra 
One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.) Fatal Facade by Wendy Tyson
– One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present) A Pinch of Poison by Alyssa Maxwell
One is your choice!  (freebie!) Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere

Challenge Complete 7/16/2017

Level two (Investigator) – Read all the books ABOVE plus an additional 10 cozy books of your choice (total of 20)
1. Curried Away by Gail Oust
2. She Stopped For Death by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
3. Rest in Peace by Susan Furlong
4. A Fatal Twist by Tracy Weber
5. Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle
6. River City Dead by Nancy G. West 
7.  Knit to Be Tied by Maggie Sefton
8. A Pinch of Poison by Alyssa Maxwell
9. Pop Goes the Murder by Kristi Abbott
10. Whale of a Crime by Karen MacInerney
11. Paint the Town Dead by Sybil Johnson
12. 15 Minutes by Larissa Reinhart
13. Stone’s Gems and Murder by Cheryl F. Taylor
14. Murder Wears White by Stephanie Blackmoore
15. A Measure of Murder by Leslie Karst
16. Death and The Gravedigger’s Angel by Loretta Ross
17. A Palette for Murder by Sybil Johnson
18. A Wee Dose of Death by Fran Stewart
19. Death in Advertising by Laura Bradford
20. Bookman Dead Style by Paige Shelton 
21. High Strung by Janice Peacock
22. The Drawing Game by Deirdre Verne
23. War and Peach by Susan Furlong
24. Mission Impawsible by Krista Davis
25. Twelve Angry Librarians by Miranda James 
26. Blown Away by Clover Tate
27. A Wee Homicide in the Hotel by Fran Stewart
28. No Way Home by Annette Dashofy
29. A Bead in the Hand by Janice Peacock
30. Bitter Harvest by Wendy Tyson
31. Purr M For Murder by T. C. LoTempio
32. Cruel Winter by Sheila Connolly
33. Death by Chocolate Lab by Bethany Blake
34. Murder at the Fortune Teller’s Table by Janet Finsilver
35.Grilled For Murder by Maddie Day
36.Kneaded to Death by Winnie Archer
37. The Silence of the Flans by Laura Bradford
38. Elementary She Read by Vicki Delany
39. Off the Beadin’ Path by Janice Peacock
40. Kale to the Queen by Nell Hampton
41. Gone With The Twins by Kylie Logan
42. Long Upon The Land by Margaret Maron
43.Tightening the Threads by Lea Wait
44.Smugglers and Scones by Morgan C. Talbot
45.Single Malt Murder by Melinda Mullet
46. Moss Hysteria by Kate Collins
47.Dying on the Vine by Marla Cooper
48.  Silence of the Jams by Gayle Leeson
49. Up North Murder by Cheryl F. Taylor
50. When The Grits Hit The Fan by Maddie Day
51. Caramel Crush by Jenn McKinlay
52.No Charm Intended by Mollie Cox Bryan
53.Cat Got Your Cash by Julie Chase
54. A Frying Shame by Linda Reilly
55. Of Books and Bagpipes by Paige Shelton
56. Miss Zukas and the Island Murders by Jo Dereske
57. Magick and Mayhem by Sharon Pape
58. A Stone’s Throw by Debbie De Louise

59. A Perfect Manhattan Murder by Tracy Kiely
60. Killer Characters by Ellery Adams
61. Jeopardy in July by Barbara Venkataraman
62. The Final Vow by Amanda Flower
63. Dead and Berried by Peg Cochran
64. Nightshade For Warning by Bailey Cattrell
65.  Murder Gone A-Rye by Nancy J. Parra 
66. The Art of Murder by Elaine Viets
67. Ghostal Living by Kathleen Bridge
68. Watching the Detectives by Julie Mulhern
69. Bearly Departed by Meg Macy
70. Double Whammy by Gretchen Archer
71. Designer Dirty Laundry by Diane Vallere 
72.  Treble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz
73.Mulch Ado About Murder by Edith Maxwell
74. Patterned After Death by Elizabeth Lynn Casey
75. Fatal Facade by Wendy Tyson
76. The Deadly Art of Deception by Linda Crowder
78. Murder at the Puppy Fest by Laurien Berenson
80. Grace to the Finish by Julie Hyzy
79. Booked 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
81. Iced to Death by Peg Cochran
82. Murder in Cherry Hills by Paige Sleuth
83. Murder on the Rocks by Allyson K. Abbott
84. 30 Second Death by Laura Bradford
85. Sowed to Death by Peg Cochran
86. Unzipped by Lois Greiman
87. The Detecting Duchess by Kate Parker
88. Calamity at the Continental Club by Colleen J. Shogan
89. Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere
90. Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My by Denise Swanson
91. A Beeline to Murder by Meera Lester
92. Cat About Town by Cate Conte
93. Peril by Ponytail by Nancy J. Cohen
94. Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macaron by R.L. Syme
95. Chime and Punishment by Julianne Holmes
96. Murder at Sea of Passenger X by Anna Celeste Burke
97. Without A Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman
98. Dressed to Confess by Diane Vallere
99. Yews with Caution by Kate Collins 
100. Tagged for Death by Sherry Harris
101. 
Room for Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman 

Challenge Complete 8/17/2017
102, Oh Fudge! by Nancy Coco
103. A Knit Before Dying by Sadie Hartwell
104. Assaulted Caramel by Amanda Flower
105. Facials Can Be Fatal by Nancy J. Cohen

106. Dead in the Water by Denise Swanson

107. Murder Wears Mittens by Sally Goldenbaum
108.  A Christmas Peril by J.A. Hennrikus
109. Death Distilled by Melinda Mullet
110. Southern Fried by Tonya Kappes
111. Macrame Murder by Mollie Cox Bryan
112. Asking for Truffle by Dorothy St. James
113. Hair Brained by Nancy J. Cohen
114. Mai Tai One On by Jill Marie Landis
115. A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly
116. Cat Got Your Secrets by Julie Chase
117. The Murder of a Queen Bee by Meera Lester
118. The Persian Always Meows Twice by Eileen Watkins
119. A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron
120. In The Stars by Zanna Mackenzie
121. Ax to Grind by Tonya Kappes
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This year I am signing up for Detective Level – 16 – 25 Books. 
1. Where The Lost Girls Go by R.J. Noonan
2.The Night The Lights Went Out by Karen White
3.Called to Justice by Edith Maxwell
4. Day of Secrets by Daryl Wood Gerber
5. Buffalo Jump Blues by Keith McCafferty
6. Big City Heat by David Burnsworth
7. No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan
8. The House of Memory by Carolyn Haines
9. Cold Hearted River by Keith McCafferty
10. Bring Her Home by David Bell
11. Shadow Girl by Gerry Schmitt
12. The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie Donlea
13. Dadgummit by Maggie Toussaint
14. A Game of Deceit by K.A. Davis
15. The Driver by Hart Hanson
16. Deadly Choices by Karen Randau
17. Protocol by Kathleen Valenti 
18. Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben
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I am signing up at Purring – Read 1-10 cat mysteries but hope to move up to Kneading – Read 11-20 cat mysteries.
1. High Strung by Janice Peacock
2. Mission Impawsible by Krista Davis
3. Twelve Angry Librarians by Miranda James 
4. Purr M For Murder by T. C. LoTempio
5. Cat Got Your Cash by Julie Chase
6. A Frying Shame by Linda Reilly
7. Nightshade For Warning by Bailey Cattrell
8. Murder in Cherry Hills by Paige Sleuth
9. Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere
10. Cat About Town by Cate Conte 
11.  A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly
12. Cat Got Your Secrets by Julie Chase
13. The Persian Always Meows Twice by Eileen Watkins
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I am signing up at Mount Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s.
1. Rest in Peace by Susan Furlong
2.  Knit to Be Tied by Maggie Sefton
3. Paint the Town Dead by Sybil Johnson
4. Everyone is Beautiful by Katherine Center
5. A Wee Dose of Death by Fran Stewart
6. High Strung by Janice Peacock
7. A Bead in the Hand by Janice Peacock
8. Grilled For Murder by Maddie Day
9. Long Upon The Land by Margaret Maron
10. Moss Hysteria by Kate Collins
11. Up North Murder by Cheryl F. Taylor
12. Miss Zukas and the Island Murders by Jo Dereske
13. A Stone’s Throw by Debbie De Louise
14. The Art of Murder by Elaine Viets
15. Murder Gone A-Rye by Nancy J. Parra 
16. Buffalo Jump Blues by Keith McCafferty
17. Double Whammy by Gretchen Archer
18. Designer Dirty Laundry by Diane Vallere 
19. The Deadly Art of Deception by Linda Crowder
20. Iced to Death by Peg Cochran
21. Murder on the Rocks by Allyson K. Abbott
22. Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere
23.A Beeline to Murder by Meera Lester
24.Peril by Ponytail by Nancy J. Cohen
25. Without A Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman
26. Seven Year Switch by Claire Cook 
27. Tagged for Death by Sherry Harris
28. Mai Tai One On by Jill Marie Landis
29. The Murder of a Queen Bee by Meera Lester
30. In The Stars by Zanna Mackenzie
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Alabama – The House of Memory by Carolyn Haines
Alaska – The Deadly Art of Deception by Linda Crowder
Arizona – Stone’s Gems and Murder by Cheryl F. Taylor
Arkansas
California – Paint the Town Dead by Sybil Johnson
Colorado –  Knit to Be Tied by Maggie Sefton
Connecticut – Beach Breeze – Joanne DeMaio
Delaware
District of Columbia – Calamity at the Continental Club by Colleen J. Shogan
Florida – Jeopardy in July by Barbara Venkataraman
Georgia – Curried Away by Gail Oust
Hawaii – Mai Tai One On by Jill Marie Landis
Idaho
Illinois –  Dead in the Water by Denise Swanson
Indiana – Grilled For Murder by Maddie Day
Iowa
Kansas – Murder Gone A-Rye by Nancy J. Parra 
Kentucky – Bring Her Home by David Bell
Louisiana – Cat Got Your Cash by Julie Chase
Maine – Whale of a Crime by Karen MacInerney
Maryland
Massachusetts – Everyone is Beautiful by Katherine Center
Michigan – She Stopped For Death by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
Minnesota – Shadow Girl by Gerry Schmitt
Mississippi –  Twelve Angry Librarians by Miranda James 
Missouri – Death and The Gravedigger’s Angel by Loretta Ross
Montana – Buffalo Jump Blues by Keith McCafferty
Nebraska
Nevada – Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere
New Hampshire
New Jersey – Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben
New Mexico – No Way Home by Annette Dashofy
New York – Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle
North Carolina – Purr M For Murder by T. C. LoTempio
North Dakota
Ohio – Pop Goes the Murder by Kristi Abbott
Oklahoma
Oregon – Where The Lost Girls Go by R.J. Noonan
Pennsylvania – Murder Wears White by Stephanie Blackmoore
Rhode Island
South Carolina – Patterned After Death by Elizabeth Lynn Casey
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas – River City Dead by Nancy G. West 
Utah – Bookman Dead Style by Paige Shelton 
Vermont – A Wee Dose of Death by Fran Stewart
Virginia – Mission Impawsible by Krista Davis
Washington – A Fatal Twist by Tracy Weber
West Virginia
Wisconsin – The Mutual Admiration Society by Lesley Kagen
Wyoming – Cold Hearted River by Keith McCafferty

Abroad

1. England – A Pinch of Poison by Alyssa Maxwell
2. Ireland – Cruel Winter by Sheila Connolly
3. Scotland – Single Malt Murder by Melinda Mullet

4. Italy – Fatal Facade by Wendy Tyson
5. Society Islands of French Polynesia – Murder at Sea of Passenger X by Anna Celeste Burke

10 Books written by Wisconsin Authors or have Wisconsin Settings.

1.The Mutual Admiration Society by Lesley Kagen (Wisconsin Author & Setting)
2. The Simplicity of Cider by Amy Reichert (Wisconsin Author & Setting)
3. Murder on the Rocks by Allyson K. Abbott (Wisconsin Author & Setting)
4. Murder Wears Mittens by Sally Goldenbaum (Wisconsin Author)
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