2022 Reading Challenges

2022 Reading Challenge

2022 Reading Challenge
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A. Absence of Mallets by Kate Carlisle
B. Bake, Borrow and Steal by Ellie Alexander
C. Cold Brew Corpse by Tara Lush 
D. A Dash of Death by Michelle Hillen Klump
E. Evil Under the Tuscan Sun by Stephanie Cole
F. A Fatal Family Feast by Lynn Cahoon
G. The Guest is a Goner by Carly Winter
H. Have Yourself A Fudgy Little Christmas by Nancy Coco
I.  Ice Cold Murder by Michele Pariza Wacek
J. Jellies, Jams, and Bodies by Donna Walo Clancy
K. A Killer Sundae by Abby Collette
L. Laughing Can Kill You by Maggie King 
M. Murder Faux Paws by T.C. Lo Tempio
N. Night Shift by Annelise Ryan 
O. On Borrowed Crime by Kate Young
P. Pup Fiction by Laurien Berenson
Q. Casino Queen by Cara Bertoia
R. Remembering Rosie by Nadine A. Block
S. Show Me The Bunny by Laurien Berenson
T. The Twist and Shout Murder by Teresa Trent
U. Up to No Gouda by Linda Reilly
V. The Vanishing Type by Ellery Adams
W. Wolf Hollow by Victoria Houston
X. X Marks the Spot: We’re All Going to Die! So… What’s for Lunch?  by David Boyne
Y. Yoga Pant Nation – Laurie Gelman
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Mini Challenges
January – And-If-But – Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass by Heather Day Gilbert
February – Olympics – Stiff Competition by Annelise Ryan
March – 2 Word Title – The Match by Harlan Coben
April – Birthstones – Ruby Red Herring by Tracy Gardner
May – Natural Elements – Dead in the Water by Annelise Ryan 
June – Alliterative Title – The Rocky Road to Ruin by Meri Allen
July – Party – Celebration – Death Crashes the Party by Vickie Fee
August – Book – Handbook for Homicide by Lorna Barrett
September – Name – Peg and Rose Solve a Murder by Laurien Berenson
October – Ghost/Witch – The Ghost and the Stolen Tears by Cleo Coyle
November – Fruit, Veggie, Nuts – The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
December –

A. Alexander, Ellie – Bake, Borrow and Steal
B. Berenson, Laurien – Pup Fiction
C. Cleo Coyle – Honey Roasted
D. Day, Maddie – Batter Off Dead
E. Ernst, Kathleen – Lies of Omission
F. Flower, Amanda – Put Out To Pasture
G. Gelman, Laurie – Yoga Pant Nation
H. Heather Day Gilbert – Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass
I. Innes, Louise K. – Death at Holly Lodge
J. Joyce St. Anthony – Front Page Murder
K. Kate Carlisle – Absence of Mallets 
L. Lynn Cahoo – A Fatal Family Feast 
M. Maggie King – Laughter Can Kill You 
N. Nancy Coco – Have Yourself A Fudgy Little Christmas
O. Osler, Rob – Devil’s Chew Toy
P. Parker, Ann – The Secret in the Wall
Q. Jesse Q. Sutanto – Four Aunties and a Wedding 
R. Reilly, Linda – Up to No Gouda
S. Salem, Cassidy – Fit For Murder
T. Tara Lush – Cold Brew Corpse
U. Unger, Lisa – The Sleep Tight Motel
V. Victoria Houston – Wolf Hollow
W. Wacek, Michele Pariza – Ice Cold Murder
X. Xarissa, Diana – Boats and Bad Guys
Y. Young, Kate – On Borrowed Crime
Z. Zunker, Chad – Family Money

Complete 9/9/2022


Alabama – Five Belles Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein
Alaska – Bear Witness by Lark O. Jensen
Arizona – The Tuesday Night Survivor’s Club by Lynn Cahoon
Arkansas – Hook, Line, and Sinker by Marc Jedel
California – Absence of Mallets by Kate Carlisle
Colorado – A Hill to Dye On by Rebecca McKinnon
Connecticut – Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass by Heather Day Gilbert
Delaware – #FollowMe for Murder by Sarah E. Burr
District of Columbia – Fit For Murder by Cassidy Salem
Florida – Cold Brew Corpse by Tara Lush 
Georgia – On Borrowed Crime by Kate Young
Hawaii
Idaho – A Fatal Family Feast by Lynn Cahoon
Illinois
Indiana – Batter Off Dead by Maddie Day 
Iowa
Kansas – Yoga Pant Nation – Laurie Gelman
Kentucky – Deserts, Driving and Derelicts by Tonya Kappes
Louisiana – Bayou Book Thief by Ellen Byron
Maine – Jellies, Jams, and Bodies by Donna Walo Clancy
Maryland – Knit or Dye Trying by Allie Pleiter 
Massachusetts – Murder is No Picnic by Amy Pershing
Michigan – Have Yourself A Fudgy Little Christmas by Nancy Coco
Minnesota – A Case of Cat and Mouse by Sophie Kelly
Mississippi – The Mystery of the Tea Cup Quilt by Jodi Allen Brice
Missouri – Hippie Wagon Homicide by Mildred Abbott
Montana – A Death in Eden by Keith McCafferty
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire – Handbook for Homicide by Lorna Barrett
New Jersey – The Match by Harlan Coben
New Mexico
New York – Honey Roasted by Cleo Coyle
North Carolina – Ink and Shadows by Ellery Adams
North Dakota
Ohio – A Killer Sundae by Abby Collette
Oklahoma
Oregon – Bake, Borrow and Steal by Ellie Alexander
Pennsylvania – Front Page Murder by Joyce St. Anthony
Rhode Island – The Ghost and the Stolen Tears by Cleo Coyle
South Carolina – A Dark and Stormy Tea by Laura Childs
South Dakota – The Sign of the Calico Quartz by Jan Drexler
Tennessee – Death Crashes the Party by Vickie Fee
Texas – The Twist and Shout Murder by Teresa Trent
Utah
Vermont – Up to No Gouda by Linda Reilly
Virginia – Laughing Can Kill You by Maggie King 
Washington – Body and Soul Food by Abby Collette
West Virginia – Cold Drip by Heather Day Gilbert
Wisconsin – Lies of Omission by Kathleen Ernst
Wyoming

Abroad
1. Italy – Evil Under the Tuscan Sun by Stephanie Cole 
2. Peru – The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich
3. Scotland – The Burning Pages by Paige Shelton
4. England – Fake Death by Victoria Tait
5. Mexico (Texas) – Family Money by Chad Zunker
6. Eygpt – Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer
7. Ontario, Canada – Cover Art by Vanessa Westermann
8. Isle of Man – Boats and Bad Guys by Diana Xarissa
9. Iran – Rules of Engagement by Stacy Abrams/Selena Montgomery
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Ravenous – 101 – 125 Cozy Mysteries
1. Absence of Mallets by Kate Carlisle
2. Have Yourself A Fudgy Little Christmas by Nancy Coco
3. Cold Brew Corpse by Tara Lush 
4. A Fatal Family Feast by Lynn Cahoon
5. Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass by Heather Day Gilbert
6. Laughing Can Kill You by Maggie King 
7. Lies of Omission by Kathleen Ernst
8. Pup Fiction by Laurien Berenson
9. Up to No Gouda by Linda Reilly
10. Wolf Hollow by Victoria Houston
11. Ice Cold Murder by Michele Pariza Wacek
12. Bake, Borrow and Steal by Ellie Alexander
13. Honey Roasted by Cleo Coyle
14. On Borrowed Crime by Kate Young
15. The Twist and Shout Murder by Teresa Trent
16. A Killer Sundae by Abby Collette
17. Show Me The Bunny by Laurien Berenson
18. Stiff Competition by Annelise Ryan
19. Hot and Sour Suspects by Vivien Chien
20. A Dash of Death by Michelle Hillen Klump
21. Strong Suspicions by Amy Renshaw
22. Night Shift by Annelise Ryan 
23. Live, Local and Dead by Nikki Knight
24. The Secret in the Wall by Ann Parker
25. #FollowMe for Murder by Sarah E. Burr
26. Fit For Murder by Cassidy Salem
27. Murder Faux Paws by T.C. Lo Tempio
28. Batter Off Dead by Maddie Day
29. Evil Under the Tuscan Sun by Stephanie Cole
30. The Murder Before Christmas by Michele Pariza Wacek
31. Deadly Director’s Cut by Vicki Delany 
32. Hippie Wagon Homicide by Mildred Abbott
33. Body and Soul Food by Abby Collette
34. Dead Amid the Dogwoods by Cassidy Salem
35. Front Page Murder by Joyce St. Anthony
36. Flour in the Attic by Winnie Archer
37. Death by the Finish Line by Alexis Morgan
38. Jellies, Jams, and Bodies by Donna Walo Clancy
39. Put Out To Pasture by Amanda Flower
40. Knit or Dye Trying by Allie Pleiter
41. Cheddar Off Dead by Korina Moss
42. Ink and Shadows by Ellery Adams
43. The Burning Pages by Paige Shelton
44. Three Shots to the Wind by Sherry Harris
45. Fake Death by Victoria Tait
46. Pleading the Fish by Bree Baker
47. The Yarn That Binds by Rebecca McKinnon 
48. Ruby Red Herring by Tracy Gardner
49. Death on the Set by Rose Kerr
50. The Vanishing Type by Ellery Adams
51. Murder Next Door by Michele Pariza Wacek
52. Double Shot Death by Emmeline Duncan
53. Long Overdue at the Lakeside Library by Holly Danvers
54. Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer
55. No Farm, No Fowl by Julie Ann Lindsey
56. Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake by Sarah Graves
57. The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood
58. Deserts, Driving and Derelicts by Tonya Kappes
59. Smile Beach Murder by Alicia Bessette
60. Bear Witness by Lark O. Jensen
61. Here Comes the Fudge by Nancy Coco
62. Buried In A Good Book by Tamara Berry
63. A Midsummer Nights Fudge by Nancy Coco
64. Cover Art by Vanessa Westermann
65. Murder with Darjeeling Tea by Karen Rose Smith
66. Seven Deadly Sequins by Julie Anne Lindsey 
67. Two Wicked Desserts by Lynn Cahoon
68. Lies, Spies and the Baker’s Surprise by Terry Ambrose
69. The Diva Says Cheesecake by Krista Davis
70. Renovated to Death by Frank Anthony Polito
71. Deadly Sweet Tooth by Kaye George 
72. Peril at Pennington Manor by Tracy Gardner
73. Death by Beach Read by Eva Gates
74. Valued for Murder by Victoria Tait
75. Murder is No Picnic by Amy Pershing
76. Bayou Book Thief by Ellen Byron
77. The Rocky Road to Ruin by Meri Allen
78. The Case of the Cat Crazy Lady by Debbie De Louise
79. The Overlook Murder by Patrick Kelly
80. Five Belles Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein
81. The Tuesday Night Survivor’s Club by Lynn Cahoon
82. Donut Disturb by Ellie Alexander
83. A Case of Cat and Mouse by Sophie Kelly
84. Death Crashes the Party by Vickie Fee
85. The Perilous Pal by Laura Bradford 
86. Muddled Through by Barbara Ross
87. Killers of the Feather by T.C. LoTempio
88. The Guest is a Goner by Carly Winter
89. Peppermint Barked by Leslie Budewitz
90. Double Dipped by Terry Korth Fischer
91. Boats and Bad Guys by Diana Xarissa
92. No Parm, No Foul by Linda Reilly 
93. The Sign of the Calico Quartz by Jan Drexler
94. Mint Chocolate Murder by Meri Allen
95. A Killing in Costumes by Zac Bissonnette
96. Dough or Die by Winnie Archer
97. Corpse and Robbers by Stephen Kaminski 
98. A Dish to Die For by Lucy Burdette
99. Hook, Line, and Sinker by Marc Jedel
100. A Dark and Stormy Tea by Laura Childs
101. Lethal Legacies by Colleen J. Shogan
102. Hooked on a Feline by Sofie Kelly
103. Handbook for Homicide by Lorna Barrett
104. Six Feet Deep Dish by Mindy Quigley 
105. Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder by Valerie Burns
106. Concession Stand Crimes by Nicole Asselin
107. Murder of the Mail Order Bride by Mimi Granger
108. Something Fishy This Way Comes by Gabby Allan
109. A Curious Incident by Vicki Delany
110. Peanut Butter Panic by Amanda Flower
111. Death at Holly Lodge by Louise R. Innes
112. A Good Dog’s Guide to Murder by Krista Davis
113. Buttercream Betrayal by Kim Davis
114. Peg and Rose Solve a Murder by Laurien Berenson
115. Death by Chocolate Frosted Doughnut by Sarah Graves
116. The Mystery of the Tea Cup Quilt by Jodi Allen Brice
117. Live and Let Grind by Tara Lush
118. Murder Up To Bat by Elizabeth McKenna
119. Whiskers and Lies by Sofie Kelly
120. Last But Not Leashed by Eileen Brady

121. Gone for Gouda by Korina Moss
122. Kill Them with Canvas by Bailee Abbott
123. A Hill to Dye On by Rebecca McKinnon
124. A Three Book Problem by Vicki Delany
125. A Christmas Candy Killing by Christina Romeril
126. The Ghost and the Stolen Tears by Cleo Coyle
127. A Doomful of Sugar by Catherine Bruns
128. It Came Upon a Midnight Shear by Allie Pleiter
129. A Book To Die For by Dorothy St. James
130. How to Frame a Fashionista by Debra Sennefelder
131. Cold Drip by Heather Day Gilbert
132. Gavels Tinsel and Murder by Victoria Tait
133. A Trip With Trouble by Diane Kelly
134. Death on a Deadline by Joyce St. Anthony
135. Three Tainted Teas by Lynn Cahoon
136. On Spine of Death by Tamara Berry
137. Longing is Violet Dusk by Josalyn McAllister 
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Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge
Hosted by Socrates’ Book Reviews…

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

Hosted by Carol’s Notebook

16-25 books – Detective
1. The Match by Harlan Coben
2. Casino Queen by Cara
3. The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich
4. Devil’s Chew Toy by Rob Osler
5. Family Money by Chad Zunker
6. The Sleep Tight Motel by Lisa Unger
7. Dead in the Water by Annelise Ryan 
8. A Death in Eden by Keith McCafferty
9. Shielding the Tiny Target by Deena Alexander
10. Rules of Engagement by Stacy Abrams/Selena Montgomery
11. A Death in Door County by Annelise Ryan
12. Dead Calm by Annelise Ryan 
13. Dead of Winter by Annelise Ryan
14. The Case of the Amorous Assailant by Terry Ambrose 
15. Dead Ringer by Annelise Ryan 
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Finish the Series Challenge
Hosted by Celebrity Readers

B-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 5-8 SERIES.


1. Have Yourself A Fudgy Little Christmas by Nancy CocoHere Comes the Fudge by Nancy Coco – A Midsummer Nights Fudge by Nancy Coco Complete
2. Pup Fiction by Laurien BerensonShow Me The Bunny by Laurien Berenson
3. On Borrowed Crime by Kate Young
4. Night Shift by Annelise Ryan  – Complete
5. Fit For Murder by Cassidy Salem – Dead Amid the Dogwoods by Cassidy Salem Complete
6. Flour in the Attic by Winnie Archer – Dough or Die by Winnie Archer
7. Ink and Shadows by Ellery AdamsThe Vanishing Type by Ellery Adams -Complete
8. Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake by Sarah GravesDeath by Chocolate Frosted Doughnut by Sarah Graves
9. Dead in the Water by Annelise Ryan Dead Calm by Annelise RyanDead of Winter by Annelise RyanDead Ringer by Annelise Ryan
10. Seven Deadly Sequins by Julie Anne Lindsey  – 
11. A Case of Cat and Mouse by Sophie KellyHooked on a Feline by Sofie KellyWhiskers and Lies by Sofie Kelly – Complete
12. A Curious Incident by Vicki DelanyA Three Book Problem by Vicki DelanyComplete
13. Death at Holly Lodge by Louise R. Innes – Complete
14. How to Frame a Fashionista by Debra Sennefelder – 
15. Cold Drip by Heather Day Gilbert
16. Two Wicked Desserts by Lynn CahoonThree Tainted Teas by Lynn Cahoon Complete

Mount TBR Reading Challenge
Hosted by My Reader’s Block

Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
1. Have Yourself A Fudgy Little Christmas by Nancy Coco
2. Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass by Heather Day Gilbert
3. Pup Fiction by Laurien Berenson
4. Yoga Pant Nation – Laurie Gelman
5. On Borrowed Crime by Kate Young
6. Stiff Competition by Annelise Ryan
7. Night Shift by Annelise Ryan 
8. Fit For Murder by Cassidy Salem
9. The Murder Before Christmas by Michele Pariza Wacek
10. Flour in the Attic by Winnie Archer
11. Jellies, Jams, and Bodies by Donna Walo Clancy
12. Ink and Shadows by Ellery Adams
13. Ruby Red Herring by Tracy Gardner
14. The Sleep Tight Motel by Lisa Unger
15. Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer
16. Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake by Sarah Graves
17. Deserts, Driving and Derelicts by Tonya Kappes
18. Here Comes the Fudge by Nancy Coco
19. Dead in the Water by Annelise Ryan 
20. Seven Deadly Sequins by Julie Anne Lindsey 
21. Deadly Sweet Tooth by Kaye George
22. The Rocky Road to Ruin by Meri Allen
23. A Death in Eden by Keith McCafferty
24. A Case of Cat and Mouse by Sophie Kelly
25. Death Crashes the Party by Vickie Fee
26. The Guest is a Goner by Carly Winter
27. Boats and Bad Guys by Diana Xarissa
28. Dough or Die by Winnie Archer 
29. Hooked on a Feline by Sofie Kelly
30. Handbook for Homicide by Lorna Barrett
31. A Curious Incident by Vicki Delany
32. Death at Holly Lodge by Louise R. Innes
33. Death by Chocolate Frosted Doughnut by Sarah Graves
34. Dead Calm by Annelise Ryan 
35. A Three Book Problem by Vicki Delany
36. Dead of Winter by Annelise Ryan

Challenge Complete 10-28-2022
37. How to Frame a Fashionista by Debra Sennefelder
38. The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
39. Dead Ringer by Annelise Ryan
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2022 Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge
Hosted by Socrates’ Book Reviews…

Bronze – 10 Books
1. Have Yourself A Fudgy Little Christmas by Nancy Coco
2. Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass by Heather Day Gilbert
3. Pup Fiction by Laurien Berenson
4. Yoga Pant Nation – Laurie Gelman
5. On Borrowed Crime by Kate Young
6. Stiff Competition by Annelise Ryan
7. Night Shift by Annelise Ryan 
8. Flour in the Attic by Winnie Archer
9. Ink and Shadows by Ellery Adams
10. Ruby Red Herring by Tracy Gardner
11. Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake by Sarah Graves
12. Here Comes the Fudge by Nancy Coco
13. Dead in the Water by Annelise Ryan 
14. Two Wicked Desserts by Lynn Cahoon
15. Deadly Sweet Tooth by Kaye George
16. The Rocky Road to Ruin by Meri Allen
17. A Death in Eden by Keith McCafferty
18. A Case of Cat and Mouse by Sophie Kelly
19. Dough or Die by Winnie Archer
20. Hooked on a Feline by Sofie Kelly
21. Handbook for Homicide by Lorna Barrett
22. A Curious Incident by Vicki Delany
23. Death at Holly Lodge by Louise R. Innes
24. Death by Chocolate Frosted Doughnut by Sarah Graves
25. Dead Calm by Annelise Ryan
26. A Three Book Problem by Vicki Delany
27. Dead of Winter by Annelise Ryan
28. How to Frame a Fashionista by Debra Sennefelder
29. Dead Ringer by Annelise Ryan
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What An Animal Reading Challenge
Hosted by Socrates’ Book Reviews…

Level 1 – Read 6 books
1. Have Yourself A Fudgy Little Christmas by Nancy Coco
2. Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass by Heather Day Gilbert
3. Pup Fiction by Laurien Berenson
4. Show Me The Bunny by Laurien Berenson
5. Hippie Wagon Homicide by Mildred Abbott
6. The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich
7. Devil’s Chew Toy by Rob Osler
8. Knit or Dye Trying by Allie Pleiter
9. No Farm, No Fowl by Julie Ann Lindsey
10. Bear Witness by Lark O. Jensen
11. Death by Beach Read by Eva Gates
12. Bayou Book Thief by Ellen Byron
13. The Rocky Road to Ruin by Meri Allen
14. The Case of the Cat Crazy Lady by Debbie De Louise
15. The Overlook Murder by Patrick Kelly
16. A Case of Cat and Mouse by Sophie Kelly
17. The Perilous Pal by Laura Bradford
18. Killers of the Feather by T.C. LoTempio
19. Peppermint Barked by Leslie Budewitz
20. A Killing in Costumes by Zac Bissonnette
21. Hooked on a Feline by Sofie Kelly
22. Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder by Valerie Burns
23. Murder of the Mail Order Bride by Mimi Granger
24. Peanut Butter Panic by Amanda Flower
25. A Good Dog’s Guide to Murder by Krista Davis
26. Buttercream Betrayal by Kim Davis
27. Peg and Rose Solve a Murder by Laurien Berenson
28. The Mystery of the Tea Cup Quilt by Jodi Allen Brice
29. Whiskers and Lies by Sofie Kelly
30. Last But Not Leashed by Eileen Brady
31. Cold Drip by Heather Day Gilbert
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Baker’s Dozen – 13 Books – One From Each Topic

DATE FINISHED CATEGORIES BOOK (READ OR PLANNED)
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A to Z
A book with the letter Z in the title
A book by an author whose name starts with A or Z Family Money by Chad Zunker
A book about letters
A “comprehensive” book
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The Same, But Not
A book with the color red or the word “read” on the cover Ruby Red Herring by Tracy Gardner
A book by an author whose last name could also be a first name
A retelling of a classic
A “He said, she said” book Murder of the Mail Order Bride by Mimi Granger
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What’s The Dish
A book with a mug or cup on the cover Ice Cold Murder by Michele Pariza Wacek
A book with a food related pun in the title Cold Brew Corpse by Tara Lush 
A book about food from another culture
A book about gossip
4
Memories
A book about memory loss The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
An author whose name you remember easily
A book with the word “remember” in the title Remembering Rosie by Nadine A. Block
A diary or memoir
5
Back to Basics
A classic novel
A biography
A book by a well known author The Match by Harlan Coben
A paperback
6
Time Is Ticking
A book with a clock on the cover
A book about time travel
A suspense novel The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich
A book to pass the time while your favorite author finishes their next book
7
Til the Fat Lady Sings
A book about body image
A space opera
A book with the word “over” in the title
A book about a singer or musician
8
It’s All Relative
A book about animal families
A book that relates to an interest you have A Hill to Dye On by Rebecca McKinnon
A book about finding family
A book with “aunt” or “uncle” in the title Four Aunties and A Wedding by Jesse Q. Suntanto
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Geekery
A book by an author who sounds like a geek
A book with a cover that reminds you of a video game
A book about an obsessive hobby
A book about a fandom or fanfic
10
Working For A Living
A book by an author whose name is a trade or profession Pleading the Fish by Bree Baker
A memoir focused on the author’s profession
A book where the protagonist works in a similar field to you #FollowMe for Murder by Sarah E. Burr
A nonfiction book about worker’s rights
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Cover Up
A book with someone on the cover who could use some clothes
A book with a blue cover Lies of Omission by Kathleen Ernst
A book with multiple fonts on the cover
A book where the author’s name is above the title The Secret in the Wall by Ann Parker
12
Taking The Plunge
A book with a picture of a cliff or ocean on the cover Absence of Mallets by Kate Carlisle
A book by an author you’ve always wanted to read
A book over 600 pages
A book someone dares you to read
13
Shorts
A book set somewhere you might wear shorts Bayou Book Thief by Ellen Byron
A book under 150 pages Dead Amid the Dogwoods by Cassidy Salem
A book of short stories
A book wider than it is tall
14
Locations
A book with the word “attic” or “kitchen” in the title Flour in the Attic by Winnie Archer
A book about a movie being filmed on location
A book about your homeland
15
TBR Guilt
A book that’s dusty from waiting to be read The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
A book that someone gave you that you haven’t read yet
A book you’ve been meaning to read Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer
A new release you feel guilty reading because your TBR list is so long
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Crafty
A book with a devious villain
A book about a craft you do or would like to learn about Knit or Dye Trying by Allie Pleiter
A book with a craft related pun in the title The Yarn That Binds by Rebecca McKinnon
A book known for having an unexpected twist at the end
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People We Should Know
A book about women’s issues The Tuesday Night Survivor’s Club by Lynn Cahoon
A book by a BIPOC author
A book with a LGBTQIA+ protagonist Devil’s Chew Toy by Rob Osler
A book written by an immigrant
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Heroes
A book about a heroic event
A non-fiction book about someone you admire
A book with the word “feet” or “clay” in the title
A book with a cape or cloak on the cover
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Crossing Over
A book with the word “bridge” in the title
A book about a ghost The Guest is a Goner by Carly Winter
A book that crosses two genres
A book with an X or a cross on the cover X Marks the Spot: We’re All Going to Die! So… What’s for Lunch?  by David Boyne
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Childhood Days
Reread a childhood favorite
A book about the circus
A book set within 10 years of your birth
A coming of age story
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Legends
A book about a mythical creature
A book about a legendary hero
A book about a lost treasure
A book by an author you consider amazing
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Alternating
A book with alternating timelines or narrators The Ghost and the Stolen Tears by Cleo Coyle
A book that features a classic car A Killing in Costumes by Zac Bissonnette
A book that takes place on both land and sea
An alternate history
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Musical Inspirations
West Side Story: A tragic love story
Sweeney Todd: A book about revenge
Phantom of the Opera: A book about a hidden world
Chicago: A book set in a jail or prison
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Other Lands
A book translated from another language
A book by an author from a country you’d like to visit
A book set in an area geographically different from your home
A book with the word “land” in the title
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Timely Topics
A book about a pandemic
A book about climate change
A book about a social movement
A book about space travel
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Stories with Grit
A Western
A book with a desert on the cover Casino Queen by Cara
A beach read
A gritty detective story
WILD- CARD BOOKS
Wildcards
A book by an author under 30
A 2021 release
A comic book
A book by two or more authors
A collection of essays

Baker’s Dozen | 13 books
Choose one category from any 13 of the topics provided except for the wildcard books
Fortnightly | 26 books
One category from each topic–you can choose one wildcard


1. Lies of Omission by Kathleen Ernst– Wisconsin Author and Setting
2. Wolf Hollow by Victoria Houston -Wisconsin Author and Setting 
3. Ice Cold Murder by Michele Pariza Wacek -Wisconsin Setting
4. Stiff Competition by Annelise Ryan -Wisconsin Author and Setting 
5. Strong Suspicions by Amy Renshaw – Wisconsin Author and Setting
6. Night Shift by Annelise Ryan– Wisconsin Author and Setting 
7. Remembering Rosie by Nadine A. Block -Wisconsin Author and Setting
8. The Murder Before Christmas by Michele Pariza Wacek – Wisconsin Author and Setting
9. Murder Next Door by Michele Pariza Wacek – Wisconsin Author and Setting
10. Long Overdue at the Lakeside Library by Holly Danvers – Wisconsin Author and Setting
11. Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer – Wisconsin Author 
12. Dead in the Water by Annelise Ryan  -Wisconsin Author and Setting
13. Double Dipped by Terry Korth Fischer -Wisconsin Setting 
14. Six Feet Deep Dish by Mindy Quigley  -Wisconsin Setting
15. A Death in Door County by Annelise Ryan -Wisconsin Author and Setting 
16. Dead Calm by Annelise Ryan – Wisconsin Author and Setting 
17. Dead of Winter by Annelise Ryan – Wisconsin Author and Setting
18. Dead Ringer by Annelise Ryan -Wisconsin Author and Setting
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Pages Read

via GIPHY

My goal is 48,000 Pages for 2022.

January – 4920 Pages
February – 4376 Pages 
March – 5413 Pages
April – 4201 Pages
May – 4474 Pages 
June – 4091 Pages
July – 3863 Pages 
August – 4337 Pages 
September – 3227 Pages
October – 3864 Pages
November – 
December – 

Year To Date – 42776 Pages