2021 Reading Challenges


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2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
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B. Bait and Witch by Angela M. Sanders 
C. Crime of the Ancient Marinara by Stephanie Cole
D. Deep Dark Secrets by Joy Ann Ribar
E. Egg Shooters by Laura Childs
F. Fish Out of Water by Marc Jedel
G. Gone Astray by Terry Korth Fischer
H. Hope, Faith and A Corpse by Laura Jensen Walker
I. In The Drink by Allyson K. Abbott
J. Jackal and Hide by Victoria Tait
K. The Killer Outdoors by Jodi Linton
L. Leave No Stone by LynDee Walker
M. Murder with Oolong Tea by Karen Rose Smith 
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O. Open for Murder by Mary Angela
P. Peachy Scream by Anna Gerard
Q. The Question is Murder by Mark Willen
R. Rhino Charge by Victoria Tait
S. A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing
T. A Tourist’s Guide to Murder by V.M. Burns
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W. Wedding Bear Blues by Meg Macy
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Z. A Zen for Murder by Leighann Dobbs

MINI CHALLENGES

January – Cold – A Cold Killing Brew by Lena Gregory
February – Love – The Cupid Caper by Larissa Reinhart
March – Drink – In The Drink by Allyson K. Abbott
April – ING – Shredding the Evidence by Daryl Wood Gerber
May – Color – A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
June – Dwelling- Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries by Tonya Kappes
July – Family – Uncle and Ants by Marc Jedel
August –
September –
October –
November –
December –
A. Alexis Morgan – Death by Auction
B. Lorraine Bartlett – Dead Man’s Hand 
C. Stephanie Cole – Crime of the Ancient Marinara
D. Dorothy St. James – The Broken Spine
E. Emmeline Duncan – Fresh Brewed Murder
F. Amanda Flower – Farm to Trouble
G. Lena Gregory – A Cold Brew Killing 
H. Harlan Coben – Win
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J. Jodi Linton – The Killer Outdoors 
K. Karen Rose Smith – Murder With Oolong Tea
L. Leighann Dobbs – A Zen for Murder
M. Meg Macy – Wedding Bear Blues 
N. Nicolle Wallace – Eighteen Acres
O. Olivia Matthews – Murder by Page One
P. Amy Pershing – A Side of Murder
Q. Emily Queen – The Case at Barton Manor
R.  Joy Ann Ribar – Deep Dark Secrets
S. Angela M. Sanders – Bait and Witch
T. Terry Korth Fischer – Gone Astray 
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V.  V.M. Burns – A Tourist’s Guide to Murder
W. Laura Jensen Walker – Hope, Faith and a Corpse
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Y. Kate Young – Southern Sass and a Battered Bride
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Alabama – Three Treats Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas – Fish Out of Water by Marc Jedel

California – Hope, Faith and A Corpse by Laura Jensen Walker 

Colorado – Dead, White, and Blue by Amy M. Reade

Connecticut – The Corpse Who Knew Too Much by Debra Sennefelder

Delaware

District of Columbia – Eighteen Acres by Nicolle Wallace

Florida – A Cold Killing Brew by Lena Gregory

Georgia – The Cupid Caper by Larissa Reinhart

Hawaii

Idaho – Chili Cauldron Curse by Lynn Cahoon

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky – Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries by Tonya Kappes

Louisiana

Maine – A Zen for Murder by Leighann Dobbs

Maryland

Massachusetts – A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing

Michigan – Wedding Bear Blues by Meg Macy

Minnesota – Egg Shooters by Laura Childs

Mississippi

Missouri – Flea Market Felony by Tricia L. Sanders

Montana – Bitterroot Lake by Alicia Beckman

Nebraska – Gone Astray by Terry Korth Fischer

Nevada

New Hampshire – Hop Til You Drop by J.M. Griffin

New Jersey – Beauty Expos Are Murder by Libby Klein

New Mexico – The Killer Outdoors by Jodi Linton

New York – Dead Man’s Hand by Lorraine Bartlett and Gayle Leeson

North Carolina – A Death Long Overdue by Eva Gates

North Dakota

Ohio – Fatal Fried Rice by Vivien Chien 

Oklahoma

Oregon – Bait and Witch by Angela M. Sanders

Pennsylvania – Murder with Oolong Tea by Karen Rose Smith

Rhode Island – The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait by Cleo Coyle

South Carolina – The Broken Spine by Dorothy St. James

South Dakota – Open for Murder by Mary Angela

Tennessee – Sit, Stay, Slay by V.M. Burns 

Texas – Leave No Stone by LynDee Walker

Utah

Vermont

Virginia – Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets by Gayle Leeson

Washington – Death by Auction by Alexis Morgan

West Virginia

Wisconsin – Deep Dark Secrets by Joy Ann Ribar

Wyoming – Mystery Bones Murder by Karen Randau

Abroad 

  1. England – A Tourist’s Guide to Murder by V.M. Burns
  2. Italy – Crime of the Ancient Marinara by Stephanie Cole
  3. Scotland – Death by Bagpipes by Jennifer S. Alderson
  4. Kenya – Rhino Charge by Victoria Tait
  5. New Zealand – Knitted and Knifed by Tracey Drew
  6. Caribbean Island – It Takes Two to Mango by Carrie Doyle

  • Ravenous – 101 – 125 Cozy Mysteries

1. Deep Dark Secrets by Joy Ann Ribar
2. Hope, Faith and A Corpse by Laura Jensen Walker
3. Murder with Oolong Tea by Karen Rose Smith 
4. Wedding Bear Blues by Meg Macy
5. Bait and Witch by Angela M. Sanders
6. A Zen for Murder by Leighann Dobbs
7. The Broken Spine by Dorothy St. James
8. A Tourist’s Guide to Murder by V.M. Burns
9. The Killer Outdoors by Jodi Linton
10. A Cold Killing Brew by Lena Gregory
11. Crime of the Ancient Marinara by Stephanie Cole
12. Death by Auction by Alexis Morgan
13. Chili Cauldron Curse by Lynn Cahoon
14. One Poison Pie by Lynn Cahoon
15. Egg Shooters by Laura Childs
16. Fish Out of Water by Marc Jedel
17. Dead Man’s Hand by Lorraine Bartlett and Gayle Leeson
18. Death by Bagpipes by Jennifer S. Alderson
19. Death by Intermission by Alexis Morgan
20. Rhino Charge by Victoria Tait
21. Hiss H For Homicide by T.C. LoTempio
22. The Hiker’s Guide to Murder by Jodi Linton
23. Murder With A Twist by Allyson K. Abbott
24. Furbidden Fatality by Deborah Blake
25. Farm to Trouble by Amanda Flower
26. A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing
27. Haunted Hibiscus by Laura Childs
28. Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets by Gayle Leeson
29. Fatal Fried Rice by Vivien Chien 
30. Long Island Iced Tina by Maria DiRico
31. A Game of Cones by Abby Collette
32. In The Drink by Allyson K. Abbott
33. Hop Til You Drop by J.M. Griffin
34. Murder by Page One by Olivia Matthews
35. Truffles and Tragedy by Gayle Leeson
36. Boarding With Murder by Kathryn Long 
37. A Waffle Lot of Murder by Lena Gregory
38. Shucked Apart by Barbara Ross
39. Deadly Editions by Paige Shelton
40. Big, Little Spies by Krista Davis 
41. The Hasidic Rebbe’s Son by Joan Lipinsky Cochran
42. Flea Market Felony by Tricia L. Sanders
43. The Corpse Who Knew Too Much by Debra Sennefelder
44. The Case at Barton Manor by Emily Queen
45. Sit, Stay, Slay by V.M. Burns 
46. Fresh Brewed Murder by Emmeline Duncan
47. Knitted and Knifed by Tracey Drew
48. A Death Long Overdue by Eva Gates
49. Shredding the Evidence by Daryl Wood Gerber
50. Shrimply Dead by Maggie Toussaint
51. Lemon Drop Dead by Amanda Flower
52. Peachy Scream by Anna Gerard 
53. Southern Sass and a Battered Bride by Kate Young
54. Legally Blind Luck by James J. Cudney
55. Treasure Most Deadly by Terry Ambrose
56. Whole Latte Murder by Lena Gregory
57. The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait by Cleo Coyle
58. A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
59. Deadly Ever After by Eva Gates
60. Peaches and Schemes by Anna Gerard
61. A Trail of Lies by Kylie Logan
62. Beyond A Reasonable Donut by Ginger Bolton
63. Jackal and Hide by Victoria Tait
64. Three Treats Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein
65. Pint of No Return by Dana Mentink 
66. Wedding Day and Foul Play by Duffy Brown
67. Cat Me If You Can by Miranda James
68. The Diva Serves Forbidden Fruit by Krista Davis
69. Four Cuts Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein
70. Death in Bloom by Jess Dylan
71. Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries by Tonya Kappes
72. Deadly Delights by Laura Jensen Walker 
73. Guilt is Midnight Blue by Josalyn McAllister
74. Raiders of the Campsite by Jodi Linton
75. Shots in the Dark by Allyson K. Abbott
76. Open for Murder by Mary Angela
77. Framed and Frosted by Kim Davis 
78. It Takes Two to Mango by Carrie Doyle
79. Beauty Expos Are Murder by Libby Klein
80. Dead, White, and Blue by Amy M. Reade
81. The Moonshine Shack Murder by Diane Kelly
82. The Mountain View Murder by Patrick Kelly 
83. The Weaver’s Revenge by Kathleen Ernst
84. Uncle and Ants by Marc Jedel
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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.) – A Cold Killing Brew by Lena GregoryEgg Shooters by Laura Childs
–  One from animal-related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.) – Hiss H For Homicide by T.C. LoTempioFurbidden Fatality by Deborah Blake
 – One from craft-related (any kind of hobbies – knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.) – Knitted and Knifed by Tracey Drew
 – One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.) – Bait and Witch by Angela M. SandersChili Cauldron Curse by Lynn CahoonOne Poison Pie by Lynn Cahoon
 – One from cozy mysteries based outside the US (example: Belinda Lawrence series (British)) – Crime of the Ancient Marinara by Stephanie ColeRhino Charge by Victoria Tait
 – One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)Shrimply Dead by Maggie ToussaintDead, White, and Blue by Amy M. Reade
 – One holiday based (set during any holiday – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.) – Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets by Gayle LeesonHop Til You Drop by J.M. Griffin
 – One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.) – A Tourist’s Guide to Murder by V.M. BurnsDeath by Bagpipes by Jennifer S. Alderson
 – One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)The Case at Barton Manor by Emily Queen
 – One is your choice! (freebie!) – A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing

5-15 books – Amateur sleuth
1. Mystery Bones Murder by Karen Randau
2. The Cupid Caper by Larissa Reinhart
3. Leave No Stone by LynDee Walker
4. Gone Astray by Terry Korth Fischer
5. WIN by Harlan Coben
6. Bitterroot Lake by Alicia Beckman
7. Kill All Your Darlings by David Bell
8. Choir Loft Murder by Karen Randau
9. The Question is Murder by Mark Willen
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61-100 books per year – New Release Veteran

1. Murder with Oolong Tea by Karen Rose Smith 
2. Hope, Faith and A Corpse by Laura Jensen Walker
3. Wedding Bear Blues by Meg Macy
4. Bait and Witch by Angela M. Sanders
5. The Broken Spine by Dorothy St. James
6. A Tourist’s Guide to Murder by V.M. Burns
7. Mystery Bones Murder by Karen Randau
8. Crime of the Ancient Marinara by Stephanie Cole
9. One Poison Pie by Lynn Cahoon
10. Egg Shooters by Laura Childs
11. Fish Out of Water by Marc Jedel
12. Dead Man’s Hand by Lorraine Bartlett and Gayle Leeson
13. Death by Intermission by Alexis Morgan
14. Rhino Charge by Victoria Tait
15. Hiss H For Homicide by T.C. LoTempio
16. The Hiker’s Guide to Murder by Jodi Linton
17. Furbidden Fatality by Deborah Blake
18. Farm to Trouble by Amanda Flower
19. A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing
20. Haunted Hibiscus by Laura Childs
21. Gone Astray by Terry Korth Fischer
22. Fatal Fried Rice by Vivien Chien 
23. Long Island Iced Tina by Maria DiRico
24. A Game of Cones by Abby Collette
25. WIN by Harlan Coben
26. Hop Til You Drop by J.M. Griffin
27. Murder by Page One by Olivia Matthews
28. Truffles and Tragedy by Gayle Leeson
29. Boarding With Murder by Kathryn Long 
30. Shucked Apart by Barbara Ross
31. Deadly Editions by Paige Shelton
32. Big, Little Spies by Krista Davis 
33. The Hasidic Rebbe’s Son by Joan Lipinsky Cochran
34. Flea Market Felony by Tricia L. Sanders
35. Bitterroot Lake by Alicia Beckman
36. Fresh Brewed Murder by Emmeline Duncan
37. Knitted and Knifed by Tracey Drew
38. Shrimply Dead by Maggie Toussaint
39. Lemon Drop Dead by Amanda Flower
40. Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto
41. Southern Sass and a Battered Bride by Kate Young
42. Legally Blind Luck by James J. Cudney
43. Treasure Most Deadly by Terry Ambrose
44. Whole Latte Murder by Lena Gregory
45. The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait by Cleo Coyle
46. Deadly Ever After by Eva Gates
47. Peaches and Schemes by Anna Gerard
48. A Trail of Lies by Kylie Logan
49. Beyond A Reasonable Donut by Ginger Bolton
50. Jackal and Hide by Victoria Tait
51. Imagine Summer by Shelley Noble
52. Pint of No Return by Dana Mentink 
53. Wedding Day and Foul Play by Duffy Brown
54. The Diva Serves Forbidden Fruit by Krista Davis
55. Four Cuts Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein
56. Death in Bloom by Jess Dylan
57. Deadly Delights by Laura Jensen Walker 
58. Guilt is Midnight Blue by Josalyn McAllister
59. Raiders of the Campsite by Jodi Linton
60. Framed and Frosted by Kim Davis
61. It Takes Two to Mango by Carrie Doyle
62. Beauty Expos Are Murder by Libby Klein
63. Kill All Your Darlings by David Bell
64. The Moonshine Shack Murder by Diane Kelly
65. Choir Loft Murder by Karen Randau
66. The Mountain View Murder by Patrick Kelly 
67. The Weaver’s Revenge by Kathleen Ernst
68. The Question is Murder by Mark Willen
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B-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 5-8 SERIES. – This Is my goal for 2021.


1. A Cold Killing Brew by Lena GregoryA Waffle Lot of Murder by Lena GregoryWhole Latte Murder by Lena Gregory Complete
2. Death by Auction by Alexis MorganDeath by Intermission by Alexis Morgan Complete
3. Death by Bagpipes by Jennifer S. Alderson
4. Murder With A Twist by Allyson K. Abbott In The Drink by Allyson K. AbbottShots in the Dark by Allyson K. Abbott
5. Leave No Stone by LynDee Walker
6. Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets by Gayle LeesonTruffles and Tragedy by Gayle LeesonComplete
7.  Sit, Stay, Slay by V.M. Burns  Complete
8. Shredding the Evidence by Daryl Wood Gerber
9. Peachy Scream by Anna GerardPeaches and Schemes by Anna GerardComplete
10. A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
11. A Death Long Overdue by Eva GatesDeadly Ever After by Eva GatesComplete

Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s – My goal for 2021

1. Deep Dark Secrets by Joy Ann Ribar
2. A Zen for Murder by Leighann Dobbs
3. The Killer Outdoors by Jodi Linton
4. A Cold Killing Brew by Lena Gregory
5. Death by Auction by Alexis Morgan
6. Chili Cauldron Curse by Lynn Cahoon
7. Death by Bagpipes by Jennifer S. Alderson
8. The Cupid Caper by Larissa Reinhart
9. Murder With A Twist by Allyson K. Abbott
10. Leave No Stone by LynDee Walker
11. Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets by Gayle Leeson
12. In The Drink by Allyson K. Abbott
13. A Waffle Lot of Murder by Lena Gregory
14. The Corpse Who Knew Too Much by Debra Sennefelder
15. The Case at Barton Manor by Emily Queen
16. Sit, Stay, Slay by V.M. Burns 
17. A Death Long Overdue by Eva Gates
18. Shredding the Evidence by Daryl Wood Gerber
19. Peachy Scream by Anna Gerard
20. A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
21. Three Treats Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein
22. Cat Me If You Can by Miranda James
23. Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries by Tonya Kappes
24. Shots in the Dark by Allyson K. Abbott
25. Open for Murder by Mary Angela
26. Eighteen Acres by Nicolle Wallace
27. Dead, White, and Blue by Amy M. Reade
28. Uncle and Ants by Marc Jedel
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Bronze – 10 Books – My goal for 2021
1. A Cold Killing Brew by Lena Gregory
2. Death by Auction by Alexis Morgan
3. Chili Cauldron Curse by Lynn Cahoon
4. A Waffle Lot of Murder by Lena Gregory
5. The Corpse Who Knew Too Much by Debra Sennefelder
6. Sit, Stay, Slay by V.M. Burns 
7. A Death Long Overdue by Eva Gates
8. Shredding the Evidence by Daryl Wood Gerber
9. Peachy Scream by Anna Gerard
10. A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
11. Three Treats Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein
12. Cat Me If You Can by Miranda James
13. Shots in the Dark by Allyson K. Abbott
14. Open for Murder by Mary Angela
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1. Deep Dark Secrets by Joy Ann Ribar Wisconsin Author and Setting
2. Murder With A Twist by Allyson K. Abbott – Wisconsin Author and Setting
3. In The Drink by Allyson K. Abbott – Wisconsin Author and Setting 
4. Beyond A Reasonable Donut by Ginger Bolton -Wisconsin Setting
5. Deadly Delights by Laura Jensen Walker  -Wisconsin Setting
6. Shots in the Dark by Allyson K. Abbott – Wisconsin Author and Setting 
7. The Weaver’s Revenge by Kathleen Ernst – Wisconsin Author and Setting
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My goal is 48,000 Pages for 2021.

January – 4752 Pages 
February – 4274 Pages 
March – 3861 Pages 
April – 4620 Pages 
May – 4562 Pages
June – 4101 Pages
July –
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September –
October –
November –
December –

Year To Date – 26170 Pages 

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