2020 Reading Challenges

 

2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
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A. The Antidote for Everything by Kimmery Martin
B. Bound for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
C. Come Homicide or High Water by Denise Swanson
D. Death on the Danube by Jennifer S. Alderson
E. Easter Hair Hunt by Nancy J. Cohen
F. A Field Guide to Homicide by Lynn Cahoon
G. Glitter, Glam, and Contraband by Heather Weidner 
H. Hems & Homicide by Elizabeth Penney
I. In An Instant by Suzanne Redfearn
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L. Lavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs
M. Murder Ink by Lorraine Bartlett and Gayle Leeson 
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O. On The Lamb by Tina Kashian
P. Plum Tea Crazy by Laura Childs
Q. A Crafter Quilts A Crime by Holly Quinn
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S. Silenced in Sequins by Debra Sennefelder
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U. Under the Radar by Annette Dashofy 
V. A View To A Kilt by Kaitlyn Dunnett
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A. Alderson, Jennifer S. – Death on the Danube
B. Bartlett, Lorraine & Gayle Leeson – Hot Murder
C. Cahoon, Lynn – A Field Guide to Homicide
D. Denise Swanson – Come Homicide or High Water
E. Elizabeth Penney – Hems & Homicide
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H. Hannah Reed – Be Still My Bleating Heart
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J. James, Miranda – Careless Whiskers
K. Kelly Brankenhoff – Dead Week
L. Laura Childs – Plum Tea Crazy
M. Martin, Kimmery – The Antidote for Everything 
N. Nancy J. Cohen – Easter Hair Hunt
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Q. Quinn, Holly – A Crafter Quilts a Crime
R. Ross, Barbara – Sealed Off
S. Sennefelder, Debra – Silenced in Sequins
T. Tina Kashian – On the Lamb
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V. Victoria Gilbert – Bound for Murder
W. Weidner, Heather – Glitter, Glam, and Contraband
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Alabama

Alaska

Arizona – Dressed Up 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton

Arkansas

California – In An Instant by Suzanne Redfearn

Colorado – A Field Guide to Homicide by Lynn Cahoon

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida – Easter Hair Hunt by Nancy J. Cohen

Georgia – The Evil Men Do by John McMahon

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois – Come Homicide or High Water by Denise Swanson

Indiana

Iowa – The Great Iowa Caucus Casserole Mystery by Rae Eighmey

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine – Hems & Homicide by Elizabeth Penney

Maryland

Massachusetts – Murder Makes Scents by Christin Brecher

Michigan – Statue of Limitations by Kate Collins

Minnesota

Mississippi – Careless Whiskers by Miranda James

Missouri – Stayin’ Alive by Julie Mulhern

Montana

Nebraska – Dead Week by Kelly Brakenhoff

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey – On The Lamb by Tina Kashian

New Mexico

New York – Silenced in Sequins by Debra Sennefelder

North Carolina – The Book of Candlelight by Ellery Adams

North Dakota

Ohio – Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chien

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania – Under the Radar by Annette Dashofy

Rhode Island

South Carolina – Bonbon With The Wind by Dorothy St. James

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia – Glitter, Glam, and Contraband by Heather Weidner 

Washington – Bitter Alpine by Mary Daheim 

West Virginia

Wisconsin – A Crafter Quilts A Crime by Holly Quinn

Wyoming

Abroad 

  1. HungaryDeath on the Danube by Jennifer S. Alderson
  2. Scotland – Be Still My Bleating Heart by Hannah Reed
  3. France – Death by Baguette by Jennifer S. Alderson
  4. Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) – Blueberry Cobbler Blackmail by Jodi Rath
  5. Italy – Al Dente’s Inferno by Stephanie Cole
  6. Africa – Sleuth on Safari by A. R. Kennedy

 

Cruisin’ Thru The Cozies Reading Challenge 2020
Hosted by Socrates’ Book Reviews…

Since I read a lot of Cozies I am signing up at the Level four (Sleuth Extraordinaire) Level.

Level four (Sleuth Extraordinaire) –
A)Read 40 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B)Read two books from each sub-genre in level one plus an additional 20 cozy books of your choice (total of 40 books)

– One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.) – Sealed Off by Barbara RossBonbon With The Wind by Dorothy St. James
– One from animal-related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.) – Careless Whiskers by Miranda James – Sleuth on Safari by A. R. Kennedy
– One from craft-related (any kind of hobbies – knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.) – Hems & Homicide by Elizabeth PenneyA Crafter Quilts A Crime by Holly Quinn
– One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.)
– One from cozy mysteries based outside the US (example: Belinda Lawrence series (British)) – Be Still My Bleating Heart by Hannah ReedAl Dente’s Inferno by Stephanie Cole
– One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.) – Death by Baguette by Jennifer S. Alderson
– One holiday based (set during any holiday – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.) – Easter Hair Hunt by Nancy J. Cohen
– One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.) – Death on the Danube by Jennifer S. AldersonDeath by Baguette by Jennifer S. Alderson
– One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)
– One is your choice! (freebie!)

Overindulged – 151 – 200 Cozy Mysteries
1. Silenced in Sequins by Debra Sennefelder
2. Come Homicide or High Water by Denise Swanson
3. Bound for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
4. Murder Ink by Lorraine Bartlett and Gayle Leeson 
5. Hems & Homicide by Elizabeth Penney
6. Death on the Danube by Jennifer S. Alderson
7. Dead Week by Kelly Brakenhoff
8. Careless Whiskers by Miranda James
9. Sealed Off by Barbara Ross
10. Be Still My Bleating Heart by Hannah Reed
11. A View To A Kilt by Kaitlyn Dunnett
12. A Field Guide to Homicide by Lynn Cahoon
13. Fatal Roots by Sheila Connolly
14. Statue of Limitations by Kate Collins
15. A Crafter Quilts A Crime by Holly Quinn
16. Bonbon With The Wind by Dorothy St. James
17. Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chien
18. The Great Iowa Caucus Casserole Mystery by Rae Eighmey
19. The Book of Candlelight by Ellery Adams
20. Bitter Alpine by Mary Daheim 
21. Plum Tea Crazy by Laura Childs
22. Under the Radar by Annette Dashofy
23. Death by Baguette by Jennifer S. Alderson
24. Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien
25. Stayin’ Alive by Julie Mulhern
26. Here Comes the Body by Maria DiRico
27. Broken Bone China by Laura Childs
28. Murder Makes Scents by Christin Brecher
29. On The Lamb by Tina Kashian
30. Blueberry Cobbler Blackmail by Jodi Rath
31. Dressed Up 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
32. Al Dente’s Inferno by Stephanie Cole
33. Sleuth on Safari by A. R. Kennedy
34. Easter Hair Hunt by Nancy J. Cohen
35. Lavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs
36. Mimi Lee Gets A Clue by Jennifer J. Chow
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The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2020
Hosted by Socrates’ Book Reviews…

I am signing up at the Kneading – Read 11-20 cat mysteries 

  1. Hems & Homicide by Elizabeth Penney
    2.Careless Whiskers by Miranda James 
    3. Here Comes the Body by Maria DiRico
    4. Murder Makes Scents by Christin Brecher
    5. On The Lamb by Tina Kashian
    6. Mimi Lee Gets A Clue by Jennifer J. Chow
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What’s in a Name 2020 Challenge
Hosted by Carolina Book Nook

Here are the categories for 2020:

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The 2020 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge
Hosted by Take a walk down Gregory Road

This is a new challenge for me but looks like fun. I am signing up at the Baker’s Dozen Level with hopes of more. 

Baker’s Dozen  |  13 books
Choose one category from any 13 of the topics provided except for the wildcard books

 

DATE FINISHED CATEGORIES BOOK  (READ OR PLANNED)
1 Making Stuff Up
A book with the word “maker” in the title
A book featuring a fictional language
A book about crafts or handiwork Hems & Homicide by Elizabeth Penney
A book about lies
2 Dark Genres
A cult classic book
A dark fantasy book
A gothic horror book
A speculative fiction book
3 Seconds
A book you find in a second hand store
The second book by an author Dead Week by Kelly Brakenhoff
A book with a clock or stopwatch on the cover
A book about eating
4 Quick Decisions
A book based solely on the title or cover
A book you buy on impulse
A book by an author you always read The Book of Candlelight by Ellery Adams
A book about living with consequences
5 Birds Of A Feather
A book with a feather or wings on the cover
A book about differences
A book about community
A book about twins
6 Where We Live
A book about an apartment building
A book with a mansion on the cover
A book about nomads
A book about moving to the country
7 Careers
A book written by a current/former journalist
A book about doctors/nurses/health care professionals The Antidote for Everything by Kimmery Martin
A book about a teacher
A book about blue collar workers
8 Body Parts
A book with feet on the cover
A book with “hand” in the title
A book about heads
A book with a nose on the cover
9 Reading Cliches
A book someone called a “page turner”
A “beach read”
A book by an author “everyone has read”
A “best seller” you’ve never heard of
# Music Genres
A book whose title could be a Country song
A book with “opera” in the title
A book whose cover makes you think about Heavy Metal
A book you think should have a Jazz soundtrack
# Recovery
A book about recovering from an accident or illness
A book about dealing with death In An Instant by Suzanne Redfearn
A book about a missing person
A book that has been re-issued with a new cover
# Next Door
A book with the word “neighbor” in the title
A book with binoculars on the cover
A book by a local author
A book about the creepy old house in the neighborhood
# Brought To You By The Letter N
A book with the word “novice” in the title
A book that takes place in a country that begins with N
A book with the word “name” in the title
A book by an author whose name starts with N
# Inspirations
A book that inspires you to go for a walk
A book about improving self image
A book about a place you hope to visit this year
A book by or about a person you admire
# Diversity
A book by an author from a different culture
A book about gender identity
A folk/fairy tale retelling in a non-western setting
A book about a character with a disability
# Check Out Those Lists
A book from NPRs Top 100 Books list
A book from the NY Times Best Sellers list The Boy From The Woods by Harlan Coben
A book inspired by your shopping list this week
A book from a recommended list you find on the internet
# Singles
A story about a widow or widower
A book with a single word title
A standalone book
A book with a single figure on the cover Glitter, Glam, and Contraband by Heather Weidner 
# Animal Kingdom
An author whose name includes an animal (ie:CATherine)
A non-fiction book about animals
A book with a talking animal
A book with an animal on the cover Mimi Lee Gets A Clue by Jennifer J. Chow
# Hidden
A book with a mask on the cover
A book written by an author who uses a pseudonym Careless Whiskers by Miranda James
A book with the word “hidden” in the title
A book about a treasure hunt
# TBR Crushers
A book from your bookshelves you have to dust off
A book you’ve been meaning to read forever
Anything you want
The first book you see on your bookshelf
# Shorts
A book less than 100 pages
A book by an author with fewer than 10 letters in their name
A book with character being “towered over” on the cover
A book of short stories
# Movie Quotes
I see dead people. – a ghost story
I coulda been a contender. – a book about sports
There’s no place like home. – a book about going home
I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way. – a graphic novel
# Places
A book with a place name in the title Death on the Danube by Jennifer S. Alderson
A book with a map on the cover
A book set in the mountains
A book about traveling
# Selfies
A memoir
A book written in first person
A book with a narcissistic character
A self improvement book
# How Old?
A book with obsolete technology on the cover
A contemporary book written by an author older than you
A book about your parents’ generation
A book written before you were born
# Reading Women
A non-fiction book about a famous woman
A book by a woman of color
A book with a kick-ass woman on the cover
A children’s book with a strong female lead
WILD- CARD BOOKS Wildcards
A manga book
A book that includes an ocean journey
A book about geeks
A book about Zodiac signs or astrology
A book that centers around a group of friends

The Backlist Reader Challenge 2020
Hosted by The Bookwyrm’s Hoard

This is a little different than the Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2020 Hosted by My Reader’s Block I have already signed up for. This one you get to set your own goals.

Since I have already signed up for the Mount TBR with 36 Books, the same books will cross over to this challenge too. 

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2020
Hosted by My Reader’s Block

Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s – #MountTBR2020
1. Death on the Danube by Jennifer S. Alderson
2. Be Still My Bleating Heart by Hannah Reed
3. Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chien
4. Plum Tea Crazy by Laura Childs
5. Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien
6. Broken Bone China by Laura Childs
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2020 New Release Challenge
Hosted by (un)Conventional Bookworms

61-100 books per year – New Release Veteran level. #2020NewReleaseChallenge

      1. Glitter, Glam, and Contraband by Heather Weidner 
        2. Silenced in Sequins by Debra Sennefelder
        3. Come Homicide or High Water by Denise Swanson
        4. Bound for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
        5. Murder Ink by Lorraine Bartlett and Gayle Leeson 
        6. Hems & Homicide by Elizabeth Penney
        7. Careless Whiskers by Miranda James
        8. Sealed Off by Barbara Ross
        9. A View To A Kilt by Kaitlyn Dunnett
        10. A Field Guide to Homicide by Lynn Cahoon
        11. Fatal Roots by Sheila Connolly
        12. Statue of Limitations by Kate Collins
        13. A Crafter Quilts A Crime by Holly Quinn
        14. Bonbon With The Wind by Dorothy St. James
        15. The Book of Candlelight by Ellery Adams
        16.Bitter Alpine by Mary Daheim
        17. Under the Radar by Annette Dashofy
        18. Death by Baguette by Jennifer S. Alderson
        19. The Antidote for Everything by Kimmery Martin
        20. Stayin’ Alive by Julie Mulhern
        21. Here Comes the Body by Maria DiRico
        22.In An Instant by Suzanne Redfearn 
        23. Murder Makes Scents by Christin Brecher
        24. On The Lamb by Tina Kashian
        25. Blueberry Cobbler Blackmail by Jodi Rath
        26. The Boy From The Woods by Harlan Coben
        27. Dressed Up 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
        28. Al Dente’s Inferno by Stephanie Cole
        29. Sleuth on Safari by A. R. Kennedy
        30. Easter Hair Hunt by Nancy J. Cohen
        31. Lavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs
        32. Mimi Lee Gets A Clue by Jennifer J. Chow
        33. The Evil Men Do by John McMahon
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    NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge
    Hosted by Reading Between the Pages

    I am signing up at the Bronze Level – 10 Books. 

    1. Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien
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    FOR THE LOVE OF EBOOKS 2020 READING CHALLENGE
    Hosted by As Told by Tina

    Just read as many ebooks as you can throughout 2020!

    January – March Quarterly Link Up
    April – June Quarterly Link Up
    July – September Quarterly Link Up
    October – December Quarterly Link Up
    For The Love Of Ebooks Readathon:

    This year, I decided to add a readathon to For The Love Of Ebooks! The first For The Love of Ebooks readathon will be March 1 – 7. You can follow us on twitter here for all announcements.

    Details for the readathon will be released on February 1st.

    1. Glitter, Glam, and Contraband by Heather Weidner 
    2. Silenced in Sequins by Debra Sennefelder
    3. Bound for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
    4. Hems & Homicide by Elizabeth Penney
    5. Death on the Danube by Jennifer S. Alderson
    6. Dead Week by Kelly Brakenhoff
    7. Sealed Off by Barbara Ross
    8. Be Still My Bleating Heart by Hannah Reed
    9. Fatal Roots by Sheila Connolly
    10. Statue of Limitations by Kate Collins
    11. A Crafter Quilts A Crime by Holly Quinn
    12. Bonbon With The Wind by Dorothy St. James
    13. Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chien
    14. The Book of Candlelight by Ellery Adams
    15. Bitter Alpine by Mary Daheim
    16. Under the Radar by Annette Dashofy
    17. Death by Baguette by Jennifer S. Alderson
    18. The Antidote for Everything by Kimmery Martin
    19. Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien
    20. Stayin’ Alive by Julie Mulhern
    21. Here Comes the Body by Maria DiRico
    22. In An Instant by Suzanne Redfearn
    23. Murder Makes Scents by Christin Brecher
    24. On The Lamb by Tina Kashian
    25. Blueberry Cobbler Blackmail by Jodi Rath
    26. The Boy From The Woods by Harlan Coben
    27. Dressed Up 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
    28. Sleuth on Safari by A. R. Kennedy
    29. Easter Hair Hunt by Nancy J. Cohen
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    2020 CLOAK AND DAGGER CHALLENGE
    Hosted by Carol’s Notebook

    Because I host and participate in other challenges focused on cozy mysteries, the only books I count for this challenge are mysteries outside the cozy sub-genre. For that reason, I am again signing up at the  16-25 books – Detective level. #CloakDaggerChal.

        • Books need to at least 100 pages long. Please, no short stories.
        1. Glitter, Glam, and Contraband by Heather Weidner 
          2. In An Instant by Suzanne Redfearn
          3. The Boy From The Woods by Harlan Coben
          4. The Evil Men Do by John McMahon
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    PRINT ONLY 2020 READING CHALLENGE
    Hosted by As Told By Tina

    It seems I am reading less and less print books each year so I am signing up at the 40-49 – Expert Status level.

        1. Come Homicide or High Water by Denise Swanson

          2. Murder Ink by Lorraine Bartlett and Gayle Leeson 
          3. Careless Whiskers by Miranda James
          4. A View To A Kilt by Kaitlyn Dunnett
          5. A Field Guide to Homicide by Lynn Cahoon
          6. The Great Iowa Caucus Casserole Mystery by Rae Eighmey
          7. Plum Tea Crazy by Laura Childs
          8. Broken Bone China by Laura Childs
          9. Al Dente’s Inferno by Stephanie Cole
          10. Lavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs
          11. Mimi Lee Gets A Clue by Jennifer J. Chow
          12. The Evil Men Do by John McMahon
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    2020 FINISHING THE SERIES READING CHALLENGE
    Hosted by Celebrity Readers

    This series gives me the push I need and help me clear my TBR stacks. I am again signing up at the B-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 5-8 SERIES. 

     

    1. Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien ChienMurder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien  –
    2. Plum Tea Crazy by Laura ChildsBroken Bone China by Laura ChildsLavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs
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    PERSONAL CHALLENGES

    Wisconsin Authors or Settings

        1. A Crafter Quilts A Crime by Holly Quinn – Wisconsin Author and Setting
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    Pages Read

    via GIPHY

    January – 4377 Pages
    February – 4691 Pages

    Year To Date – 9068 Pages