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2018 Reading Challenge

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A. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
B. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
C. Crust No One by Winnie Archer
D. Dial M for Mousse by Laura Bradford
E. Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay
F.  Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
G. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris 
H. Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian
I. – Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
J. A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
K. Killer Choice by Tom Hunt
L. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
M. Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
N. Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley
O. Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
P. Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber
Q. The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
R. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
S. Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
T. Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson
U. Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy
V. Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
W. Who Moved by Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon
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I will be participating at Level four (Sleuth Extraordinaire) – My books will be crossing over to my Craving for Cozies Challenge.
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)
Read one book from these sub-genres:

– One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.) Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith
– One from animal-related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.) – Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
– One from craft related (any kind of hobbies – knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.) – Murder She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart
– One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.) – 
– One from cozy mysteries based outside the US (example: Belinda Lawrence series (British)) – Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
– One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.) – Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie Blackmoore
– One holiday based (set during any holiday – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.) As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz
– One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.)
– One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present) – A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
– One is your choice! (freebie!)

LEVEL – Completely Satiated – 126 – 150 Cozy Mysteries
1. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
2. Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber
3. Dial M for Mousse by Laura Bradford
4. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
5. Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
6. Crust No One by Winnie Archer
7. Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
8. Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson
9. Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith
10. Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
11. Murder of a Good Man by Teresa Trent
12. Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie Blackmoore
13. Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein
14. Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
15. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
16. Vangie Vale and the Strangled Strudel by R.L. Syme
17. Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves
18. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
19. Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day
20. Cast for Murder by Jeanne Quigley
21. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
22. Claws for Concern by Miranda James
23. Death by a Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
24. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
25. Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower
26. Pawprints and Predicaments by Bethany Blake
27. Death and the Viking’s Daughter by Loretta Ross
28. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
29. Six Feet Under by Tonya Kappes
30. Pressing the Issue by Daryl Wood Gerber
31. Lethal In Old Lace by Duffy Brown
32. Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
33. Who Moved by Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon
34. I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris
35. A Treasure to Die For by Terry Ambrose
36. Marinating in Murder by Linda Wiken
37. Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian
38. Clues in the Sand by Terry Ambrose
39. Playing with Bonbon Fire by Dorothy St. James
40. Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy
41. The Skeleton Paints A Picture by Leigh Perry
42. Color Me Murder by Krista Davis
43. The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
44. Flourless to Stop Him by Nancy J. Parra
45. Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley
46. Cinco de Murder by Rebecca Adler
47. Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton
48. Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell
49. Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton
50. The Bengal Identity by Eileen Watkins
51. By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates
52. Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver 
53.Murder with a Cherry on Top by Cynthia Baxter
54. Murder She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart
55. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
56. Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien
57.  Shot in the Dark by Cleo Coyle
58. Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay
59. Read Herring Hunt by V. M. Burns
60. Murder Most Fermented by Christine D. Blum
61. Flowers and Foul Play by Amanda Flower
62. Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell
63. Magick Run Amok by Sharon Pape
64. Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
65. Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes
66. Expiration Date by Devon Delaney
67. Murder in the Locked Library by Ellery Adams
68. The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss
69. Picked Off by Linda Lovely
70. Bleeding Tarts by Kirsten Weiss
71. Bear Witness to Murder by Meg Macy
72. Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch
73. The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis
74.The Diva Cooks Up a Storm by Krista Davis
75. As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz
76.Crime and Punctuation by Kaitlyn Dunnett
77.A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
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Level 2 – Kneading – Read 11-20 cat mysteries.
1. Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
2. Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein
3. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
4. Claws for Concern by Miranda James
5. Death by a Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
6. The Bengal Identity by Eileen Watkins
7.By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates
8. Murder She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart
9. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
10. Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell
11. Magick Run Amok by Sharon Pape
12. Bleeding Tarts by Kirsten Weiss
13.As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz
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LEVEL – Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile.
1. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
2. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
3. Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
4. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
5. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
6. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
7. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
8.  Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
9.  A Treasure to Die For by Terry Ambrose
10. The Skeleton Paints A Picture by Leigh Perry
11.  Flourless to Stop Him by Nancy J. Parra
12. By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates
13. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
14.  Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman
15. Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
16. The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss
17.The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis
18.A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
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The word ‘the’ used twice (The Secret By The Lake; The End Of The Day, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time) – Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie Blackmoore

A fruit or vegetable (The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society; The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake) Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith

A shape (The Ninth Circle, The Square Root Of Summer, Circle Of Friends) – The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

A title that begins with Z – can be after ‘The’ or ‘A’ (Zen In The Art Of Writing; The Zookeeper’s Wife, Zelda)

A nationality (Anna And The French Kiss; How To Be A Kosovan Bride; Norwegian Wood) – Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan

A season (White Truffles In Winter; The Spring Of Kasper Meier; The Summer Queen; Before I Fall; The Autumn Throne) – I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris


LEVEL – 16-25 books – Detective
1. Killer Choice by Tom Hunt
2. Best of Luck by Corinne Scott
3. A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
4. Deadly Reception by Karan Randau
5. Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman
6. Honor Kills by Nanci Rathbun 
7. The Face on the Other Side by Carenen
8. Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea
9. 39 Winks by Kathleen Valenti
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Strictly Print Challenge
LEVEL – Middle Grade – 78 books but hope to jump up to teen.
1. Dial M for Mousse by Laura Bradford
2. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
3. Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson
4. Claws for Concern by Miranda James
5. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
6. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
7. Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
8. Marinating in Murder by Linda Wiken
9.  Flourless to Stop Him by Nancy J. Parra
10. Cinco de Murder by Rebecca Adler
11. By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates
12. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
13. Shot in the Dark by Cleo Coyle
14. Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay
15. Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman
16. Honor Kills by Nanci Rathbun 
17. Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
18. The Face on the Other Side by Carenen
19. Bear Witness to Murder by Meg Macy
20. The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis
21.A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
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LEVEL – Silver – 25 Books TO Gold – 50 Books
1. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
2. Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber
3. Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay
4. Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
5. Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
6. Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
7. Killer Choice by Tom Hunt
8. Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie Blackmoore
9. Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein
10. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
11. Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves
12. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
13. Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day
14. The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
15. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
16. Death by a Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
17. Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower
18. Pawprints and Predicaments by Bethany Blake
19. Death and the Viking’s Daughter by Loretta Ross
20. Six Feet Under by Tonya Kappes
21. Lethal In Old Lace by Duffy Brown
22. Who Moved by Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon
23. I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris
24. Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian
25. Playing with Bonbon Fire by Dorothy St. James
26. Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy
27. A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
28. Color Me Murder by Krista Davis
29. The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
30.  Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley
31. Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton
32. Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell
33. Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton
34. The Bengal Identity by Eileen Watkins
35. Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver 
36. Murder with a Cherry on Top by Cynthia Baxter
37. Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien
38.  Read Herring Hunt by V. M. Burns
39. Murder Most Fermented by Christine D. Blum
40.Flowers and Foul Play by Amanda Flower
41. Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell
42. Magick Run Amok by Sharon Pape
43. Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes
44. Expiration Date by Devon Delaney
45. Murder in the Locked Library by Ellery Adams
46. The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss
47. Picked Off by Linda Lovely
48. Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea
49. 39 Winks by Kathleen Valenti
50. Bleeding Tarts by Kirsten Weiss
51. Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch
52. The Diva Cooks Up a Storm by Krista Davis
53. As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz
54. Crime and Punctuation by Kaitlyn Dunnett
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LEVEL – C-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 1-4 SERIES.
1. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris –  All Sales Final by Sherry Harris A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris  – Completed 3-6-2018
2. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken – Marinating in Murder by Linda Wiken – Completed 3/9/2018 
3. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan – 
4. By Book or By Crook by Eva GatesBooked for Trouble by Eva Gates


Alabama
Alaska
Arizona – Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay
Arkansas
California – Crust No One by Winnie Archer
Colorado – Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
Connecticut – The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
Delaware
District of Columbia – Color Me Murder by Krista Davis 
Florida – Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
Georgia – Lethal In Old Lace by Duffy Brown
Hawaii
Idaho – Who Moved by Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon
Illinois – Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson
Indiana – Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day
Iowa – The Face on the Other Side by Carenen
Kansas –  Flourless to Stop Him by Nancy J. Parra
Kentucky – The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin (and North Carolina)
Louisiana
Maine – Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay
Maryland
Massachusetts – The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
Michigan – Killer Choice by Tom Hunt
Minnesota
Mississippi – Claws for Concern by Miranda James
Missouri – Death and the Viking’s Daughter by Loretta Ross
Montana – Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire – Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
New Jersey – Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein
New Mexico
New York – Cast for Murder by Jeanne Quigley
North Carolina – Death by a Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
North Dakota
Ohio – Dial M for Mousse by Laura Bradford
Oklahoma
Oregon – Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber Characters travel to Oregon in this story. 
Pennsylvania – Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith
Rhode Island
South Carolina – Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas – Murder of a Good Man by Teresa Trent
Utah
Vermont – Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
Virginia – Murder in the Locked Library by Ellery Adams
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin – Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
Wyoming

Escapes Abroad

  1. Ireland – Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
  2. England – A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
  3. Scotland – Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton

PERSONAL CHALLENGES


Personal Challenge
10 Books written by Wisconsin Authors or have Wisconsin Settings.
1. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton – Wisconsin Setting
2. Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan – Wisconsin Author and Setting 
3. Honor Kills by Nanci Rathbun – Wisconsin Author and Setting 
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My goal is 50,000 pages.

January – 5640
February – 4895
March – 5106
April – 4932
May – 5572

Year to Date – 26,145 Pages


My goal is 100 books.
1. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
2. Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber
3. Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay
4. Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
5. Crust No One by Winnie Archer
6. Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
7. Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith
8. Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
9. Murder of a Good Man by Teresa Trent
10. Killer Choice by Tom Hunt
11. Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie Blackmoore
12. Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein
13. Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
14. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
15. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
16. Vangie Vale and the Strangled Strudel by R.L. Syme
17. Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves
18. Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day
19. Cast for Murder by Jeanne Quigley
20. The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
21. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
22. Best of Luck by Corinne Scott
23. Death by a Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
24. Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower
25. Pawprints and Predicaments by Bethany Blake
26. Death and the Viking’s Daughter by Loretta Ross
27. Six Feet Under by Tonya Kappes
28. Pressing the Issue by Daryl Wood Gerber
29. Lethal In Old Lace by Duffy Brown
30. Who Moved by Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon
31. I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris
32. A Treasure to Die For by Terry Ambrose
33. Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian
34. Clues in the Sand by Terry Ambrose
35. Playing with Bonbon Fire by Dorothy St. James
36. Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy
37. The Skeleton Paints A Picture by Leigh Perry
38. A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
39. Color Me Murder by Krista Davis
40. The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
41. Deadly Reception by Karan Randau
42.  Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley
43. Cinco de Murder by Rebecca Adler
44. Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton
45. Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell
46. Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton
48. The Bengal Identity by Eileen Watkins
49.  Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver 
50. Murder with a Cherry on Top by Cynthia Baxter
51. Murder She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart
52. Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien
53.  Read Herring Hunt by V. M. Burns
54. Murder Most Fermented by Christine D. Blum
55. Beach Bliss by Joanne DeMaio
56. Flowers and Foul Play by Amanda Flower
57. Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell
58. Magick Run Amok by Sharon Pape
59. Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes
60. Expiration Date by Devon Delaney
61. Murder in the Locked Library by Ellery Adams
62. The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss
63. Picked Off by Linda Lovely
64. Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea
65. Bleeding Tarts by Kirsten Weiss
66. Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch
67.As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz
68. Crime and Punctuation by Kaitlyn Dunnett
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