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2021 Reading Challenges

I did really well on my 2021 Challenges although it came right down to the wire on a few of them. I somehow came up 1 book short on the Abroad portion of the Literary Escapes Challenge which upsets me a bit. I exceeded my expectations on many of the other challenges which made me feel good after a rocky 2020. I still have a couple of reviews to post and they will be up next week.

How did you do on your Reading Challenges?

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2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
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A. Antiques Roadkill by Barbara Allan
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 
N. No Grater Crime by Maddie Day 
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
U. Ukelele Murder by Leslie Langtry
V. Verse and Vengeance by Amanda Flower
W. Wedding Bear Blues by Meg Macy
X. X Marks the Murder by Pam Stucky
Y. Your Eight O’Clock by Kat Jorgensen 
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 – Number – Railroaded 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton 
September – Animal – What The Cat Dragged In by Miranda James
October – Murder – Howloween Murder by Laurien Berenson
November – Food – Killer Comfort Food by Lynn Cahoon
December – Holiday – Deep Flakes Christmas by Joy Ann Riber 
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
I. Louise K. Innes – Death at the Salon
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 
U. Lisa Unger – Let Her Be
V.  V.M. Burns – A Tourist’s Guide to Murder
W. Laura Jensen Walker – Hope, Faith and a Corpse
X. Diana Xarissa – Arrivals and Arrests 
Y. Kate Young – Southern Sass and a Battered Bride
Z. Zanna MacKenzie – Murder at the Studio

Alabama – Three Treats Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein

Alaska – Dark Night by Paige Shelton 

Arizona – Wait For It by Jenn McKinlay 

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 – Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer

District of Columbia – Eighteen Acres by Nicolle Wallace

Florida – A Cold Killing Brew by Lena Gregory

Georgia – The Cupid Caper by Larissa Reinhart

Hawaii – Ukelele Murder by Leslie Langtry

Idaho – Chili Cauldron Curse by Lynn Cahoon

Illinois – Body Over Troubled Waters by Denise Swanson

Indiana – Candy Slain Murder by Maddie Day

Iowa – Antiques Roadkill by Barbara Allan

Kansas – Class Mom by Laurie Gelman

Kentucky – Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries by Tonya Kappes

Louisiana – Cajun Kiss Of Death by Ellen Byron 

Maine – A Zen for Murder by Leighann Dobbs

Maryland – On Skein of Death by Allie Pleiter

Massachusetts – A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing

Michigan – Wedding Bear Blues by Meg Macy

Minnesota – Egg Shooters by Laura Childs

Mississippi – What The Cat Dragged In by Miranda James

Missouri – Flea Market Felony by Tricia L. Sanders

Montana – Bitterroot Lake by Alicia Beckman

Nebraska – Gone Astray by Terry Korth Fischer

Nevada – Chasing the Tumbleweed by Casey Dawes

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 – Dakota Dusk by Lauraine Snelling 

Ohio – Fatal Fried Rice by Vivien Chien 

Oklahoma – Chili To Die For by Lilly York

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 – Deadly Arrangements by Annie Adams

Vermont – Claret and Present Danger by Sarah Fox

Virginia – Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets by Gayle Leeson

Washington – Death by Auction by Alexis Morgan

West Virginia – The Cider Shop Rules by Julie Anne Lindsey

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
  7. Ireland – Death by Leprechaun by Jennifer S. Alderson
  8. Greece – Slayed by Souvlaki by Jenny Kales
  9. Isle of Man – Arrests and Arrivals by Diana Xarissa

  • 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
85. Murder at the Lakeside Library by Holly Danvers 
86. Sand Trapped by Joanna Campbell Slan 
87. Body Over Troubled Waters by Denise Swanson
88. Dead As A Duck by Colleen Shogan
89. The Cider Shop Rules by Julie Anne Lindsey
90. Much Ado About Nauticaling by Gabby Allan
91. On Skein of Death by Allie Pleiter
92. Candy Slain Murder by Maddie Day
93. A Time to Swill by Sherry Harris
94. Grevy Danger by Victoria Tait
95. Death by Fountain by Jennifer S. Alderson
96. Death by Leprechaun by Jennifer S. Alderson
97. A Scone of Contention by Lucy Burdette
98. Chili To Die For by Lilly York
99. Railroaded 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
100. Cajun Kiss Of Death by Ellen Byron 
101. X Marks the Murder by Pam Stucky
102. Partners in Lime by Bree Baker 
103. Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany
104. Doggone Dead by Dane McCaslin
105. Murder With Orange Pekoe Tea by Karen Rose Smith 
106. Death of a Red Hot Rancher by Mimi Granger
107. What The Cat Dragged In by Miranda James
108. No Grater Crime by Maddie Day
109. Swimming with the Fishes by Marc Jedel
110. Cat’s Meow by Dane McCaslin 
111. Ukelele Murder by Leslie Langtry
112. Burden of Poof by Julie Anne Lindsey 
113. The Corpse in the Gazebo by Debra Sennefelder 
114. Deep Bitter Roots by Joy Ann Ribar
115. Mocha, She Wrote by Ellie Alexander
116. The Glitter End by Vivian Conroy 
117. Playing Possum by Dane McCaslin
118. It Cannoli Be Murder by Catherine Bruns 
119. Twisted Tea Christmas by Laura Childs
120. A Perfect Bind by Dorothy St. James
121. Spilled Milk by Heather Day Gilbert 
122. Verse and Vengeance by Amanda Flower
123. Howloween Murder by Laurien Berenson
124. A Brush With Murder by Bailee Abbott
125. The Enemy You Gnocchi by Catherine Bruns
126. Mistletoe Cake Murder by Lena Gregor
127. Deep Green Envy by Joy Ann Ribar
128. Getaway with Murder by Diane Kelly 
129. Trouble Brewing by Heather Day Gilbert 
130. An Eggnog To Die For by Amy Pershing
131. A Toast To Murder by Allyson K. Abbott
132. Death at the Salon by Louise K. Innes
133. Last Call by Allyson K. Abbott
134. A Murder Between the Pages by Amy Lillard
135. Styled for Murder by Nancy J. Cohen 
136. Wild Dog Revenge by Victoria Tait
137. Nightmare on the Bike Trail by Jodi Linton
138. Killer Comfort Food by Lynn Cahoon
139. Murder Like No Author by Amy Lillard
140. A Plus One for Murder by Laura Bradford
141. Slayed by Souvlaki by Jenny Kales
142. Antiques Roadkill by Barbara Allan
143. Mimi Lee Cracks the Code by Jennifer J. Chow
144. Killer Words by V.M. Burns
145. Bear A Wee Grudge by Meg Macy
146. Frosted Yuletide Murder by Kim Davis
147. How to Book A Murder by Cynthia Kuhn
148. Murder at Kingscote by Alyssa Maxwell
149. Deep Flakes Christmas by Joy Ann Riber 
150. Claret and Present Danger by Sarah Fox
151. Arrests and Arrivals by Diana Xarissa
152. Murder at the Studio by Zanna MacKenzie 
153. Deadly Arrangements by Annie Adams
154. Essentials of Murder by Kim Davis


 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) – Complete 

 – 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 DrewOn Skein of Death by Allie Pleiter
 – 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 QueenMurder at Kingscote by Alyssa Maxwell
 – One is your choice! (freebie!) – A Side of Murder by Amy PershingWhat The Cat Dragged In by Miranda James

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
10. Let Her Be by Lisa Unger
11.  Dark Night by Paige Shelton 
12. The Girl You Killed by Leslie Wolfe
13. Mystery in the Hill by Aaron Qualio
14. We Are 100 by Nathan Timmel
15.


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
69. Murder at the Lakeside Library by Holly Danvers
70. Sand Trapped by Joanna Campbell Slan
71. Body Over Troubled Waters by Denise Swanson
72. Dead As A Duck by Colleen Shogan
73. The Cider Shop Rules by Julie Anne Lindsey
74. Much Ado About Nauticaling by Gabby Allan
75. On Skein of Death by Allie Pleiter
76. A Time to Swill by Sherry Harris
77. Grevy Danger by Victoria Tait
78. Death by Leprechaun by Jennifer S. Alderson
79. A Scone of Contention by Lucy Burdette
80. Wait For It by Jenn McKinlay
81. Railroaded 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
82. Cajun Kiss Of Death by Ellen Byron 
83. X Marks the Murder by Pam Stucky
84. Partners in Lime by Bree Baker
85. Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany
86. Doggone Dead by Dane McCaslin
87. Murder With Orange Pekoe Tea by Karen Rose Smith
88. Death of a Red Hot Rancher by Mimi Granger
89. What The Cat Dragged In by Miranda James
90. No Grater Crime by Maddie Day

91. Swimming with the Fishes by Marc Jedel
92. Cat’s Meow by Dane McCaslin
93. Burden of Poof by Julie Anne Lindsey
94. The Corpse in the Gazebo by Debra Sennefelder
95. Mocha, She Wrote by Ellie Alexander
96. The Glitter End by Vivian Conroy 
97. Playing Possum by Dane McCaslin
98. Twisted Tea Christmas by Laura Childs
99. A Perfect Bind by Dorothy St. James
100. Spilled Milk by Heather Day Gilbert
101. A Brush With Murder by Bailee Abbott
102. The Enemy You Gnocchi by Catherine Bruns
103. Mistletoe Cake Murder by Lena Gregory
104. Deep Green Envy by Joy Ann Ribar
105. Getaway with Murder by Diane Kelly 
106. Trouble Brewing by Heather Day Gilbert
107.  Dark Night by Paige Shelton 
108. The Girl You Killed by Leslie Wolfe
109. An Eggnog To Die For by Amy Pershing
110. Styled for Murder by Nancy J. Cohen 
111. Wild Dog Revenge by Victoria Tait
112. Nightmare on the Bike Trail by Jodi Linton
113. Mystery in the Hill by Aaron Qualio
114. Murder Like No Author by Amy Lillard
115. A Plus One for Murder by Laura Bradford
116. Slayed by Souvlaki by Jenny Kales
117. Mimi Lee Cracks the Code by Jennifer J. Chow
118. Killer Words by V.M. Burns
119. Bear A Wee Grudge by Meg Macy
120. Frosted Yuletide Murder by Kim Davis
121. How to Book A Murder by Cynthia Kuhn
122. Claret and Present Danger by Sarah Fox
123. We Are 100 by Nathan Timmel
124. Essentials of Murder by Kim Davis

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 Mistletoe Cake Murder by Lena Gregor Complete
2. Death by Auction by Alexis MorganDeath by Intermission by Alexis Morgan Complete
3. Murder With A Twist by Allyson K. Abbott In The Drink by Allyson K. AbbottShots in the Dark by Allyson K. AbbottA Toast To Murder by Allyson K. AbbottLast Call by Allyson K. Abbott -Complete
4. Spilled Milk by Heather Day GilbertTrouble Brewing by Heather Day Gilbert – Complete
5. Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets by Gayle LeesonTruffles and Tragedy by Gayle LeesonComplete
6.  Sit, Stay, Slay by V.M. Burns  Complete
7. It Cannoli Be Murder by Catherine Bruns The Enemy You Gnocchi by Catherine Bruns – Complete
8. Peachy Scream by Anna GerardPeaches and Schemes by Anna GerardComplete
9. A Death Long Overdue by Eva GatesDeadly Ever After by Eva GatesComplete
10. A Murder Between the Pages by Amy Lillard – Murder Like No Author by Amy Lillard – Complete

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
29. Candy Slain Murder by Maddie Day
30. Death by Fountain by Jennifer S. Alderson
31. Chili To Die For by Lilly York
32. Doggone Dead by Dane McCaslin
33. Ukelele Murder by Leslie Langtry
34. Deep Bitter Roots by Joy Ann Ribar
35. It Cannoli Be Murder by Catherine Bruns 
36. Verse and Vengeance by Amanda Flower
Challenge Complete
37. Howloween Murder by Laurien Berenson
38. Let Her Be by Lisa Unger
39. A Toast To Murder by Allyson K. Abbott
40. Death at the Salon by Louise K. Innes
41. Last Call by Allyson K. Abbott
42. A Murder Between the Pages by Amy Lillard
43. Killer Comfort Food by Lynn Cahoon
44. Antiques Roadkill by Barbara Allan
45.Class Mom by Laurie Gelman
46. Murder at Kingscote by Alyssa Maxwell
47. Deep Flakes Christmas by Joy Ann Riber 
48. Arrests and Arrivals by Diana Xarissa
49. Deadly Arrangements by Annie Adams
50. Dakota Dusk by Lauraine Snelling


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
15. Candy Slain Murder by Maddie Day
16. Doggone Dead by Dane McCaslin
17. It Cannoli Be Murder by Catherine Bruns 
18. Verse and Vengeance by Amanda Flower
19. A Toast To Murder by Allyson K. Abbott
20. Death at the Salon by Louise K. Innes
21. Last Call by Allyson K. Abbott
22. A Murder Between the Pages by Amy Lillard
23. Killer Comfort Food by Lynn Cahoon
24. Murder at Kingscote by Alyssa Maxwell


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
8. Murder at the Lakeside Library by Holly Danvers– Wisconsin Author and Setting
9. Deep Bitter Roots by Joy Ann Ribar – Wisconsin Author and Setting 
10. Deep Green Envy by Joy Ann RibarWisconsin Author and Setting
11. A Toast To Murder by Allyson K. Abbott -Wisconsin Author and Setting
12. Last Call by Allyson K. Abbott – Wisconsin Author and Setting

13. Mystery in the Hill by Aaron Qualio -Wisconsin Author and Setting 
14. Slayed by Souvlaki by Jenny Kales – Wisconsin Author 
15.Deep Flakes Christmas by Joy Ann Riber  – Wisconsin Author and Setting 
16. We Are 100 by Nathan Timmel – Wisconsin Author

Pages Read

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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 – 4069 Pages 
August – 3477 Pages
September – 4489 Pages 
October – 3871 Pages 
November – 3920 Pages 
December – 3681 Pages

Year To Date – 49667 Pages 

I participated in 14 Challenges!

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2022 Reading Challenges I Will Be Participating In

2022 Reading Challenges
I Will Be Participating In

 

It’s that time of year, a time to firm up our Reading Challenges for the coming year. I am thrilled to leave 2021 behind and press on into the new year with high hopes for some great books to escape into plus good health, happiness, and joy for my family and all of you. 

In addition to the book challenges I host:

Alphabet Soup Challenge

Alphabet Soup Challenge – Author Edition

Craving for Cozies Challenge

Literary Escapes Challenge

I will be participating in:

The GoodReads Reading Challenge and 

Hosted by Carol’s Notebook

Challenge Rules:

  • You can read any book that is from the mystery/suspense/thriller/crime genres. Any sub-genres are welcome as long as they incorporate one of these genres.
  • You don’t need a blog to participate but you do need a place to post your reviews to link up. (blog, Goodreads, Instagram, etc.)
  • Make a goal post and link it back here with your goal for this challenge.
  • Books need to at least 100 pages long. Please no short stories.
  • Crossovers with other challenges are fine.
  • The Challenge will run from Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st. (Sign up ends March 15th)

Levels:

5-15 books – Amateur sleuth

16-25 books – Detective

26-35 books – Inspector

36 – 55 – Special agent

56+ books – Sherlock Holmes

Since I host and participate in Cozy Mystery challenges I will only count Suspense/Thriller books for this challenge and strive for Detective Level.

You can sign up HERE.


Finish the Series Challenge
Hosted by Celebrity Readers

guidelines:

While we’re pretty lax about how you wish to set up this challenge for yourself, we do have a few guidelines to follow.

  • The challenge will run from January 1st, 2022 to December 31st, 2022.  Books must be read during this time frame to count.  Sign up is open from now until December 1st, 2022, so you may join even just for the last month of the year.
  • Series can be already completed as well as still ongoing.  For ongoing series, the goal is to catch up to the most recent book published by the end of 2022.
  • We don’t care if you have only 1 book or 10 books to read in order to finish your series, as long as you’ve started the series before 2022 (ie read at least one book in the series), it counts.  Re-reads are not required.
  • Any format and length of book counts – print, ebook, audio, ARC, etc.
  • Series can be any length (even if it’s just a Duet).
  • Crossovers from other challenges are totally acceptable!
  • Reviews are not required but highly encouraged.

the levels:

We offer you 3 different “Celebrity” levels of achievement for this reading challenge – Again this year I am signing up for Level B – 5 – 8 Series – You can Sign Up Here. 

C-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 1-4 SERIES.

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

A-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 9+ SERIES.

Mount TBR Reading Challenge
Hosted by My Reader’s Block

The Rules:
*Once you choose your challenge level, you are locked in for at least that many books. You are welcome to voyage further and conquer taller mountains after your commitment is met. All books from lower mountains carry over towards the next peak.*

 

Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2022

 

*You may sign up at any time–no matter when you see this challenge. All qualifying books read after January 1st count.

 

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2022–items requested or ordered prior to January 1, may count even if they arrive in the new year.

 

No library books~. If you’re looking for a library book challenge or one that counts books on your non-owned TBR list, then please see Mount TBR’s sister challenge: the Virtual Mount TBR Challenge.
~The ONLY exception to the library rule: If you own the book in any form and have a reason to check out a version from the library instead, then you may count it. For example–if you own a hard copy, but are planning on taking a trip where listening to the audio version would be a great way to knock out a book while you drive, then by all means check out the audio version and have a wonderful trip! Please check with me if you have questions.*Rules for Rereads: Any reread may count, regardless of how long you’ve owned it, provided you have not counted it for a previous Mount TBR Challenge.*Audiobooks and E-books may count provided they are yours prior to January 1. ARCs are also fine.*You may count any “currently reading” book that you begin prior to January 1–provided you had 50% or more of the book left to finish when January 1 rolled around. I will trust you all on that. The only exception is if you have participated in Mount TBR in 2020 and were unable to finish the book in time for the final Check-in Post. Then–if you finish the book post-January 1, you may count it as your first step of the new challenge.

*You may count “Did Not Finish” books provided they meet your own standard for such things, you do not plan to ever finish it, and you move it off your mountain [give it away, sell it, remove from e-resources, etc.]. For example, my personal rule (unless it’s a very short book) is to give it 100 pages. If I decide I just can’t finish it and won’t ever, then off the mountain it goes and I count it as a victory–the stack is smaller!

*Edited to Add: No page limit–if it was published as a book, it counts. No single short stories–but collections of short stories do count.

*Books may be used to count for other challenges as well.

*Feel free to submit your list in advance or to tally them as you climb.

*A blog and reviews are not necessary to participate.

Challenge Levels:

Pike’s Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mont Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro*: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s (*aka Cerro El Toro in South America)
Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

I am signing up for Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s

2022 Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge
Hosted by Socrates’ Book Reviews…

What the challenge is all about…

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the number of NetGalley/Edelweiss books sitting on your shelf to be read?
Have you lost your 80% rating and would love to get it back?
Do you want to challenge yourself to read more NetGalley/Edelweiss books?
Do you need extra inspiration to achieve that next badge?

If the answer is “YES” to any of these questions then this is the challenge for you!

Challenge guidelines…

  • The challenge runs from January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022. There is no deadline to sign up.
  • Everyone is welcome to participate – you do not need to have a blog.
  • Any genre, release date, length, etc. counts – it just needs to be a book from NetGalley or Edelweiss.
  • Books can count for more than one challenge that you are participating in.
  • The first day of each month there will be a post with a monthly “link-up” for you to link your reviews. If you forget one month, no worries, just catch up the next month.

The Levels…

Bronze – 10 Books

Silver – 25 Books

Gold – 50 Books

Platinum – 75 Books

Diamond – 100 Books

I am signing up at the Bronze Level with hopes of hitting the Silver Level.

You Can Sign Up Here

Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge
Hosted by Socrates’ Book Reviews…

This year’s cozy mystery reading challenge has two ways to participate and you can choose whichever suits you the best:

A) Read only cozy mysteries of your choice.

Or

B) Read one book from these sub-genres:

  • One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.)
  • One from animal-related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.)
  • One from craft-related (any kind of hobbies – knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.)
  • One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.)
  • One from cozy mysteries based outside the US (example: Belinda Lawrence series (British))
  • One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)
  • One holiday-based (set during any holiday – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.)
  • One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.)
  • One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)
  • One is your choice! (freebie!)

Here are the levels you can join for either A or B…

Level one (Snoop) –
A) Read 10 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B) Read one book in each of the above cozy sub-genres (total of 10 books)

Level two (Investigator) –
A) Read 20 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B) Read all the books in level one plus an additional 10 cozy books of your choice (total of 20)

Level three (Super Sleuth) –
A) Read 30 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B) Read two books from each sub-genre in level one plus an additional 10 cozy books of your choice (total of 30 books)

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)

Here are the rules…

1. The challenge runs from January 1, 2022, and ends December 31, 2022.

2. You don’t have to choose your books in advance. If you do, you can change your list at any time during the year. Books can overlap with other challenges.

3. Books can be in any format – paper, audio, ebooks…it all counts!

4. You don’t have to post a review, but I’m sure others would love to know about the books you are reading and may even want to add it to their reading lists.

NOTE: If you don’t have a blog and want to participate, that’s fine. You don’t have to have a blog, just post in the comments section as you finish books. If you belong to a site like Goodreads and review the books there, that’s fine too. Just leave us the link. I also have a group for this challenge on Goodreads and you can sign up here.

5. If you do have a blog, take the button above, put it on your blog and post about the challenge. Then add your name to Mr. Linky below. Please use the link of your challenge post, not the link to your home page.

I am signing up for 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)

You Can Sign Up Here


What An Animal Reading Challenge
Hosted by Socrates’ Book Reviews…

The rules are really simple. I am changing it up a little bit, though…read on…

1. Any book read for this challenge has to have an animal that plays a major role in the book (which could be fiction or non-fiction.) It also counts if the main character is (or turns into) an animal (define that however, you’d like). In the past, books would qualify if an animal is in the title or on the cover, but that alone no longer qualifies. This challenge is for books related to animals and just because they are in the title or on the cover, doesn’t mean it’s about an animal.

These are the levels.

Level 1 – Read 6 books

Level 2 – Read 7-12

Level 3 – Read 13-20

Level 4 – Read 21 or more

  1. The animal can be any type of animal (real or fictitious)–dog, cat, monkey, wolf, snake, insect, hedgehog, aardvark…dragon, mermaid, centaur, vampire, werewolf…you get the idea…
  2. Books can be fiction or nonfiction.

  3. You may make a list of books at the beginning of the challenge or you can just list them as you find them.

  4. Book titles may be swapped out at anytime (assuming you made a list to begin with).

  5. Crossovers with other challenges are permitted and encouraged.

  6. You don’t have to have a blog or write a review, but you can if you want to. If you don’t have a blog, just post in the comment section that you’d like to join.

I am signing up for Level 1 – Read 6 books

You Can Sign Up Here

Reading Challenge Addict

I am a Reading Challenge Addict. – I am at 11 Challenges so far.

So we are challenging each of you who can also say that you also are a Reading Challenge Addict.

How addicted are you?

Easy as Pie: 1-5 Challenges (Entered & Completed)

  • On the Roof: 6-10 Challenges (Entered & Completed)
  • In Flight: 11-15 Challenges (Entered & Completed)
  • Out of This World: 16+ Challenges (Entered & Completed)
Rules:
We’re not making this a difficult challenge, actually, it’s going to be very simple!
  1. Each edition of the challenge will begin on January 1 and end on December 31.
  2. Write a starting post joining the challenge and outlining your challenges.
  3. Track all of your challenge accomplishments – good & bad.
  4. Comment like crazy and offer support for your fellow addicts.
  5. Have FUN!

You Can Sign Up Here

I do a couple of personal challenges too – Pages Read and Literary Road Trip – Wisconsin so that brings my Challenge Total to 13. 🙂

You can join the Sleep Less, Read More group on Facebook to find a bunch more Reading Challenges here.

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2020 Reading Challenges – Year End Wrap Up


2020 Reading Challenges – Year End Wrap Up

Breast Cancer and COVID 19 dealt some whammies to my reading and reading challenges in 2020.

I was able to complete my GoodReads Reading Challenge because it is the only challenge that allowed me to lower my goal. Something I did after my first week of chemotherapy when I realized my late-night reading would not be happening and that chemo brain would be setting in.

2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
LORI has
read 162 books toward
her goal of
160 books.
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I was also able to complete the Purrfect Reading Challenge.

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
      7. Revenge is Sweet by Kaye George
      8. A Small Town Can Be Murder by Julie Seedorf
      9. This Magick Marmot by Sharon Pape
      10. Death and Daisies by Amanda Flower
      11. Six Cloves Under by Gin Jones
      12. Seas the Day by Maggie Toussaint
      13. Mousse and Murder by Elizabeth Logan
      14. A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette
      15. A Call for Kelp by Bree Baker
      16. The Key Lime Crime by Lucy Burdette
      17. Mistletoe, Moussaka, and Murder by Tina Kashian
      18. Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines by Jennifer J. Chow
      19. Boston Scream Murder by Ginger Bolton
      20. Fishing for Trouble by Elizabeth Logan
      21. Wine Tastings Are Murder by Libby Klein

The 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 Small Town Can Be Murder by Julie Seedorf
A book about twins
6 Where We Live
A book about an apartment building
A book with a mansion on the cover Murder at a Country Mansion by Louise R. Innes
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” The Request by David Bell
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 Netherlands – Death by Windmill by Jennifer S. Alderson
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 Cold Wind by Paige Shelton
The first book you see on your bookshelf
# Shorts
A book less than 100 pages Botched Butterscotch by Amanda Flower 
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 Paw and Order by V.M. Burns
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 A Crime of a Different Stripe by Sally Goldenbaum

The 2020 New Release Challenge

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
        34. Who Rescued Who by Victoria Schade
        35. Revenge is Sweet by Kaye George
        36. Frozen Stiff Drink by James J. Cudney
        37. Who’s Dead Doc? by J.M. Griffin
        38. A Fatal Yarn by Peggy Ehrhart
        39. The Stolen Letter by Paige Shelton
        40. Deep Fried Revenge by Lynn Cahoon
        41. Staging Wars by Grace Topping
        52. A Small Town Can Be Murder by Julie Seedorf
        43. This Magick Marmot by Sharon Pape
        44. Murder in the Secret Maze by Judith Gonda
        45. To Fetch a Scoundrel, by Heather Weidner, Jayne Ormerod, Rosemary Shomaker, Teresa Inge
        46. Old Friends and New, Another Murder by Christa Nardi
        47. The Dive Spices It Up by Krista Davis
        48. Six Cloves Under by Gin Jones
        49. Seas the Day by Maggie Toussaint
        50. Secrets of the Treasure King by Terry Ambrose
        51. Botched Butterscotch by Amanda Flower
        52. The Secret Life of Bones by Kylie Logan
        53. R.I.P. in Reykjavík by A R Kennedy
        54. Mousse and Murder by Elizabeth Logan
        55. Pulp Friction by Julie Anne Lindsey
        56. A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette
        57. A Murderous Misconception by Lorraine Bartlett and Gayle Leeson
        58. A Call for Kelp by Bree Baker
        59. The House That Vanity Built by Nancy Cole Silverman
        60. Red Hot by Dana Dratch
        61. Southern Sass and a Crispy Corpse by Kate Young
        62. No Filter by Heather Day Gilbert
        63. Marshmallow Malice by Amanda Flower
        64. Sprinkles of Suspicion by Kim Davis
        65.  Murder with Clotted Cream by Karen Rose Smith
        66. Lady Rosamund and the Poison Pen by Barbara Monajem
        67. Booked for Death by Victoria Gilbert
        68. An Exquisite Corpse by Helen A. Harrison
        69. A Fatal Fiction by Kaitlyn Dunnett
        70. Divide and Concord by J.C. Eaton
        71. Death by Windmill by Jennifer S. Alderson
        72. Larceny at the Library by Colleen J. Shogan
        73. Game of Dog Bones by Laurien Berenson
        74.From Beer to Eternity by Sherry Harris
        75.Quiche of Death by Mary Lee Ashford
        76.Little Tea by Claire Fullerton
        77.Vangie Vale and the Larcenous Lava Cake by R.L. Syme
        78.The Corpse with the Crystal Skull by Cathy Ace
        79.The Key Lime Crime by Lucy Burdette
        80.Dash Away All by Christina Freeburn 

        81.The Request by David Bell
        82.Killer Queen by Julie Mulhern 
        83.Eddy and Julia by William Zink
        84.15 Minutes of Flame by Christin Brecher
        85.Paw and Order by V.M. Burns
        86.Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron
        87.Winner Cake All by Denise Swanson
        88. For Letter or Worse by Vivian Conroy
        89.Mistletoe, Moussaka, and Murder by Tina Kashian
        90.Cake Popped Off by Kim Davis
        91.Tusk Justice by Victoria Tait
        92. The Solace of Bay Leaves by Leslie Budewitz
        93. Fields’ Guide to Pharaohs by Julie Mulhern
        94. Fields Guide to Dirty Money by Julie Mulhern
        95. Nacho Average Murder by Maddie Day
        96. Egg Drop Dead by Vivian Chien
        97. Iced Over by Heather Day Gilbert
        98. Saddled with Murder by Eileen Brady
        99. Broadcast 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
        100.Fair Trade by Heather Day Gilbert
        101. Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines by Jennifer J. Chow
        102. Spawning Suspicion by Maggie Toussaint
        103. Boston Scream Murder by Ginger Bolton
        104. Murder Most Sweet by Laura Jensen Walker 
        105. A Crime of a Different Stripe by Sally Goldenbaum
        106. Cold Wind by Paige Shelton
        107. Fishing for Trouble by Elizabeth Logan
        108. Premeditated Mortar by Kate Carlisle
        109. Murder at a Country Mansion by Louise R. Innes
        110. Wine Tastings Are Murder by Libby Klein
        111.Grounds for Murder by Tara Lush
        112. A Deadly Edition by Victoria Gilbert
        113. Varnished Without A Trace by Misty Simon
        114. Mums and Mayhem by Amanda Flower
        115. Killer Kung Pao by Vivien Chien
        116.Candy Cane Caper by Amanda Flower
        117.Closely Harbored Secrets by Bree Baker
        118.The Malt in Our Stars by Sarah Fox
        119. Undone in Uluru by A.R. Kennedy
        120. Absence of Alice by Sherry Harris
        121.Nothing Bundt Trouble by Ellie Alexander
        122. Chilled to the Cone by Ellie Alexander

The NetGalley and Edelweiss Challenge

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
2. Wonton Terror by Vivien Chein 
3. Death and Daisies by Amanda Flower
4. Living the Vida Lola by Melissa Bourbon
5. Murder with Cherry Tarts by Karen Rose Smith
6. Grounds for Remorse by Misty Simon
7. Designed to Death by Christina Freeburn
8. Fatal Cajun Festival by Ellen Byron
9. Deceased and Desist by Misty Simon
10. Another One Bites the Crust by Ellie Alexander
11. Live and Let Pie by Ellie Alexander
12. Carpet Diem by Misty Simon
13.A Cup of Holiday Fear by Ellie Alexander
14. Stiff Penalty by Annelise Ryan 
15.Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

16. Better Off Read by Nora Page

The For The Love of Books Challenge

FOR THE LOVE OF EBOOKS 2020 READING CHALLENGE
Hosted by As Told by Tina

Just read as many ebooks as you can throughout 2020!

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
30. Revenge is Sweet by Kaye George
31. Frozen Stiff Drink by James J. Cudney
32. Who’s Dead Doc? by J.M. Griffin
33. A Fatal Yarn by Peggy Ehrhart
34.The Stolen Letter by Paige Shelton
35. Wonton Terror by Vivien Chein 
36. Deep Fried Revenge by Lynn Cahoon
37. Staging Wars by Grace Topping
38. A Small Town Can Be Murder by Julie Seedorf
39. This Magick Marmot by Sharon Pape
40. Murder in the Secret Maze by Judith Gonda
41. To Fetch a Scoundrel, by Heather Weidner, Jayne Ormerod, Rosemary Shomaker, Teresa Inge
42. Death and Daisies by Amanda Flower
43. Old Friends and New, Another Murder by Christa Nardi
44. Six Cloves Under by Gin Jones
45. Seas the Day by Maggie Toussaint
46. Secrets of the Treasure King by Terry Ambrose
47. Botched Butterscotch by Amanda Flower 
48. On Thin Icing by Ellie Alexander
49. The Secret Life of Bones by Kylie Logan
50. R.I.P. in Reykjavík by A R Kennedy
51. Living the Vida Lola by Melissa Bourbon
52. Mousse and Murder by Elizabeth Logan
53. Pulp Friction by Julie Anne Lindsey
54. A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette
55. A Murderous Misconception by Lorraine Bartlett and Gayle Leeson
56. The House That Vanity Built by Nancy Cole Silverman
57. A Catered Wedding by Isis Crawford
58. Red Hot by Dana Dratch
59. Southern Sass and a Crispy Corpse by Kate Young
60. No Filter by Heather Day Gilbert
61. Marshmallow Malice by Amanda Flower
62. Sprinkles of Suspicion by Kim Davis
63. Murder with Cherry Tarts by Karen Rose Smith
64. Murder with Clotted Cream by Karen Rose Smith
65. Lady Rosamund and the Poison Pen by Barbara Monajem
66. Booked for Death by Victoria Gilbert
67. Board Stiff by Annelise Ryan
68. A Fatal Fiction by Kaitlyn Dunnett
69. Divide and Concord by J.C. Eaton
70. Grounds for Remorse by Misty Simon
71. Death by Windmill by Jennifer S. Alderson
72. Larceny at the Library by Colleen J. Shogan
73.From Beer to Eternity by Sherry Harris
74.Quiche of Death by Mary Lee Ashford
75. Little Tea by Claire Fullerton
76. Vangie Vale and the Larcenous Lava Cake by R.L. Syme
77. The Corpse with the Crystal Skull by Cathy Ace
78. The Key Lime Crime by Lucy Burdette
79. Dash Away All by Christina Freeburn 
80. The Request by David Bell
81. Killer Queen by Julie Mulhern
82. Designed to Death by Christina Freeburn
83.15 Minutes of Flame by Christin Brecher
84. Paw and Order by V.M. Burns
85. A Crime of Passion Fruit by Ellie Alexander
86. Fatal Cajun Festival by Ellen Byron
87. Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron
88. Deceased and Desist by Misty Simon
89.Mistletoe, Moussaka, and Murder by Tina Kashian
90. Cake Popped Off by Kim Davis
91.Tusk Justice by Victoria Tait
92. The Solace of Bay Leaves by Leslie Budewitz
93. Fields’ Guide to Pharaohs by Julie Mulhern
94. Fields Guide to Dirty Money by Julie Mulhern
95. Nacho Average Murder by Maddie Day
96. Mischief in Maggody by Joan Hess
97. Egg Drop Dead by Vivian Chien
98. Iced Over by Heather Day Gilbert
99. Saddled with Murder by Eileen Brady
100.Another One Bites the Crust by Ellie Alexander
101. Broadcast 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
102. Fair Trade by Heather Day Gilbert
103. Till Death Do Us Tart by Ellie Alexander
104. Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines by Jennifer J. Chow
105. Spawning Suspicion by Maggie Toussaint
106. Live and Let Pie by Ellie Alexander
107. Boston Scream Murder by Ginger Bolton
108. Murder Most Sweet by Laura Jensen Walker
109. Carpet Diem by Misty Simon
110. A Crime of a Different Stripe by Sally Goldenbaum
111. Cold Wind by Paige Shelton
112. Fishing for Trouble by Elizabeth Logan
113. Ladies of the Lake by Ken Corday
114. Premeditated Mortar by Kate Carlisle
115. Murder at a Country Mansion by Louise R. Innes
116. A Cup of Holiday Fear by Ellie Alexander
117. Stiff Penalty by Annelise Ryan 
118. Wine Tastings Are Murder by Libby Klein
119.Grounds for Murder by Tara Lush
120. Much Ado About Murder by Joan Hess

121. A Deadly Edition by Victoria Gilbert
122.Much Ado in Maggody by Joan Hess
123. Varnished Without A Trace by Misty Simon
124. Mums and Mayhem by Amanda Flower
125.Killer Kung Pao by Vivien Chien
126.The Worst Noel by Amy M. Reade
127.Candy Cane Caper by Amanda Flower
128.Closely Harbored Secrets by Bree Baker
129,The Malt in Our Stars by Sarah Fox
130.Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
131. Undone in Uluru by A.R. Kennedy
132. Absence of Alice by Sherry Harris
133.Nothing Bundt Trouble by Ellie Alexander
134. Better Off Read by Nora Page
135. Chilled to the Cone by Ellie Alexander

and the Finish the Series Challenge


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  – Wonton Terror by Vivien Chein Egg Drop Dead by Vivian ChienKiller Kung Pao by Vivien Chien
2. Plum Tea Crazy by Laura ChildsBroken Bone China by Laura ChildsLavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs
3. Death and Daisies by Amanda Flower – Mums and Mayhem by Amanda Flower
4. On Thin Icing by Ellie AlexanderCaught Bread Handed by Ellie AlexanderFudge and Jury by Ellie AlexanderA Crime of Passion Fruit by Ellie AlexanderAnother One Bites the Crust by Ellie AlexanderTill Death Do Us Tart by Ellie Alexander Live and Let Pie by Ellie AlexanderA Cup of Holiday Fear by Ellie AlexanderNothing Bundt Trouble by Ellie AlexanderChilled to the Cone by Ellie Alexander
5. Murder with Cherry Tarts by Karen Rose SmithMurder with Clotted Cream by Karen Rose Smith
6. Fatal Cajun Festival by Ellen Byron  – Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron
7. Grounds for Remorse by Misty SimonDeceased and Desist by Misty Simon Carpet Diem by Misty Simon Varnished Without A Trace by Misty Simon
8. Fields’ Guide to Pharaohs by Julie MulhernFields Guide to Dirty Money by Julie Mulhern

So that makes 7 out of 19 Challenges Completed. 

I was unable to complete the Alphabet Soup Challenge, the Alphabet Soup- Author Edition Challenge, the Literary Escapes Challenge, the Craving for Cozies Challenge, the Crusin’ Thru the Cozies Challenge, the What’s In A Name Challenge, the Backlist Reading Challenge, the Mount TBR Challenge, the Cloak and Dagger Challenge, the Print Only Challenge, the Literary Road Trip Challenge, the Pages Read Challenge, and the Reading Challenge Addicts Challenge. You can find the lists of the books I did read for these challenges here.

I hope to do much better this year.

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Posted in 2021 Reading Challenges Literary Escapes

2021 LITERARY ESCAPES CHALLENGE – SIGN UP TODAY!

2021 LITERARY ESCAPES CHALLENGE

JUST FOR FUN!

Challenge Runs January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021

Challenge – Try to read 1 book set in each of the 50 states + the District of Columbia. (51 Points). If you complete the challenge you earn 50 Bonus Points. You also can earn Bonus Points for books set in Counties around the world. 1 Bonus Point for each country. (No repeats – only 1 point can be earned for each country.)

Your books can be fiction or non-fiction and can be in any format, print, digital, audio. 

So how do you decide what state a book is categorized under?

1.  In a fiction read it would be the State or Country that the book spends the most time in.  (Ie. If your main character is from Wisconsin but the book is all about his/her time in college in California – the books should categorize under California….)

2. Nonfiction reads categorize in whatever State or Country it is about (Ie…. a book about fly fishing in Colorado is a Colorado point, and a book about women in Afghanistan is an Afghanistan point.

3.  If the book goes from one state to another… go with the state that most of the time is spent.

The way you keep track is up to you. I like making the map to visualize where I have been and where I need to go but I also keep a list on Reading Challenges Page. Here are directions on how to create a map. – http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Google-Map. You do not have to just use Google Maps, you can use a map program you choose.

or just use this list

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

On my list, I link to the review posted on my blog, but this is not a requirement. In fact, you do not need to be a blogger to participate. You can keep your list anywhere. 

Bloggers please grab the graphic above
and post about this challenge on your blog.

If you post about your books on Social Media, please use the hashtag #LiteraryEscapes

To sign up just fill out this form.

I have found people like to share and communicate about the challenge and their progress, so I have set up a Facebook Group for that purpose.

Literary Escapes Facebook Group

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Posted in 2021 Reading Challenges Craving For Cozies

2021 Craving For Cozies Reading Challenge – SIGN UP TODAY!

JUST FOR FUN!

Cozy mysteries, also referred to simply as “cozies”, are a sub-genre of crime fiction mysteries in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community. The crime-solver is an amateur sleuth, usually but not always a woman, who is thrust into the aftermath of the murder. The protagonist frequently has an occupation or hobby that brings appealing information to the reader.

The challenge runs from January 1, 2021, and ends December 31, 2021.

Rules

1. Choose the level at which you would like to participate in:

Levels

  • Peckish – 1 – 25 Cozy Mysteries
  • Famished – 26 – 51 Cozy Mysteries
  • Yearning – 51 – 75 Cozy Mysteries
  • Starving  – 76 – 100 Cozy Mysteries
  • Ravenous – 101 – 125 Cozy Mysteries
  • Voracious – 126 – 150 Cozy Mysteries 
  • Overindulged – 151 – 200 Cozy Mysteries
  • Pigged Out – 201 or more Cozy Mysteries

You can always go up a level but you can’t go down. 

2. You can Feed Your Need To Read with print, digital, or audiobooks.

3. You do not have to post a review but the authors would appreciate it if you did. If you need help just let me know. 

4.  You do not need to have a blog to participate. If you do have a blog, take the button above, put it on your blog and post about the challenge. 

5.  Join the Craving for Cozies Facebook Group here and share your progress with everyone. 

6. Follow Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book for cozy giveaways and reviews.  

7. You can keep track any way you wish. You can even set up a special shelf on Goodreads.com to help you keep track!  It is super easy, Just click the MY BOOKS tab at the top of the page. When that page opens just click – ADD A SHELF in the left-hand sidebar. Title it Craving for Cozies Challenge and you are all set. 

8.  SIGN UP HERE!

This year the form has a spot to request a copy of your responses so you can save it and be able to refresh your memory as to which level you signed up for.

If you post about your books on Social Media, please use the hashtag #CravingCozies

HAVE FUN! 

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Posted in 2021 Reading Challenges Alphabet Soup A -Z Author Edition Challenge

2021 Alphabet Soup – Author Edition Reading Challenge – Sign Up Today!

Author Edition Reading Challenge!

Just for Fun!

Start keeping track of your authors and by December 31, 2021
your bowls must be filled by one author for each letter of the Alphabet.
Be sure to include the book title too.

 

Details

This challenge will run from January 1st, 2021 until December 31st, 2021.

You can join anytime. You do not have to post a review of the book. Books can come from any genre.

You do not need to link up each spoonful.

Make a page or a post or a GoodReads shelf where you will keep track of your spoonfuls. I keep track of mine on my Challenge Page.

Crossovers to other challenges are allowed and encouraged!

It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has an author whose first name, middle, or last name starts with every letter of the alphabet.

So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z Reading Challenge.

A – How I plan to do it: Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the authors with the book you read to the list. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find authors/books to fit.

OR

B – Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet.

For example:

A – Ellery Adams – Murder in the Cookbook Nook

B – David Bell – Kill All Your Darlings

C – Cleo Coyle – The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait

X – Diana Xarissa – Questions and Quarrels

Y- Kate Young – Southern Sass and a Battered Bride

Z- Sarah Zachrich Jeng – The Other Me

Books can be read in any order and all formats – print – e-book – audio – are acceptable for this challenge!

Ready to join??

Bloggers grab the image below and make a post about the challenge to encourage others to join!

Non-bloggers you can join too! Just keep track any way you wish. You can even set up a special shelf on Goodreads.com to help you keep track!  It is super easy, Just click the MY BOOKS tab at the top of the page. When that page opens just click – ADD A SHELF in the left-hand sidebar. Title it Alphabet Soup Author Edition Challenge and you are all set. 

Follow Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book as there may be special announcements made about the challenge.

If you post about your books on Social Media please you the hashtag #AlphabetSoupAuthorChallenge

There is a very group on Facebook for this challenge where you can share your books read and converse with others taking part in the challenge. Alphabet Soup – Author Edition – Challenge –  You can share your accomplishments throughout the year there. 

I am asking everyone to sign up using Google Forms. Sign Up Here. This way I have your emails in case I need to contact you about any changes to the challenge or about special events. 

Posted in 2021 Reading Challenges Alphabet Soup - A - Z Reading Challenge

2021 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge – Sign Up Today

JUST FOR FUN!

This is my favorite Challenge!

The Alphabet Soup Challenge means that by December 31, 2021
your bowls must be filled with one book for each letter of the Alphabet.

Each Letter Counts As 1 Spoonful

Details

This challenge will run from January 1st, 2021 until December 31st, 2021.

You can join anytime. You do not have to post a review of the book. Books can come from any genre.

You do not need to link up each spoonful.

Make a page or a post or a GoodReads shelf where you will keep track of your spoonfuls. I keep track of mine on my Challenge Page.

Crossovers to other challenges are allowed and encouraged!

It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet.

You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles as shown below.

The First Main Word Needs To Be
The Letter You Are Counting 


Except For that pesky Q, X, AND Z titles then the word that starts with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.

So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z Reading Challenge.

A – How I plan to do it: Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit.

OR

B – Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet.

For example:

A – Artistic License to Kill by Paula Darnell

B – Beauty Expos Are Murder by Libby Klein

C – Complications: A Novel by Danielle Steel

D- Drenched in Light by Lisa Wingate

Books can be read in any order and all formats – print – e-book – audio – are acceptable for this challenge!

Ready to join??

Bloggers grab the image below and make a post about the challenge to encourage others to join!

Non-bloggers you can join too! Just keep track any way you wish. You can even set up a special shelf on Goodreads.com to help you keep track!  It is super easy, Just click the MY BOOKS tab at the top of the page. When that page opens just click – ADD A SHELF in the left-hand sidebar. Title it Alphabet Soup Challenge and you are all set. 

If you post your books on Social Media please use this hashtag #AlphabetSoupChallenge

Follow Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book as there may be special announcements made about the challenge.

There is also a very active group on Facebook where you can share your books read and converse with others taking part in the challenge. Alphabet Soup Challenge –  You can share your accomplishments throughout the year there. Right now they are finishing this year’s challenge but it will switch over to the new year on January 1. 

I am asking everyone to sign up using Google Forms. Sign Up Here. This way I have your emails in case I need to contact you about any changes to the challenge or about special events. 

GOOD LUCK!!

 

Posted in Challenges

2019 Reading Challenge Wrap Up


I had signed up for 16 Challenges!
and I surprisingly completed them all, some by the skin of my teeth!

How did you do on your reading challenges?
Please share in the comments.

2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
LORI has
completed her goal of reading
205 books in
2019!
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A. Academic Curveball by James J. Cudney
B. Botched 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
C. Chardonnayed to Rest by J.C. Eaton
D. Death by Committee by Alexis Morgan
E. The Egyptian Antiquities Murder by Sara Rosett 
F. Fatal Features by LynDee Walker
G. The Gun Also Rises by Sherry Harris
H. Hot Fudge Murder by Cynthia Baxter
I. In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick 
J. Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Murder by Jodi Rath
K. The Killing at Kaldaire House by Kate Parker
L. The Lost Traveller by Sheila Connolly 
M. Murder Likes It Hot by Tracy Weber
N. Not A Creature Was Stirring by Christina Freeburn
O. One Feta in the Grave by Tina Kashian
P. Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
Q. Queen of the Trailer Park by Alice Quinn
R. Reisling to Die by J.C. Eaton
S. Sweet Masterpiece by Connie Shelton
T. Trouble on the Books by Essie Lane
U. Under My Skin by Lisa Unger
V. A Very Merry Murder by Mary Angela
W. The Wrong Boy by Cathy Ace
X. The House on Xenia by Rita Moreau
Y. Yule Be Dead by Lorraine Bartlett & Gayle Leeson
Z. Seven Deadly Zins by Nancy J. Parra

Challenge Complete 8/23/2019

 


A. Ace, Cathy – The Wrong Boy
B. Bartlett, Lorraine & Gayle Leeson – Yule Be Dead
C. Connolly, Sheila – The Lost Traveller
D. Swanson, Denise – Leave No Scone Unturned
E. Eaton, J.C. – Botched 4 Murder
F. Fox, Sarah – Wine and Punishment
G. Gilbert, Victoria – Past Due for Murder
H. Harris, Sherry – The Gun Also Rises
I. Iris Crawford – A Catered Murder
J. James J. Cudney – Academic Curveball
K. Kendrick, Beth – In Dog We Trust
L. LynDee Walker – Fatal Features
M. Morgan, Alexis – Death by Committee
N. Noble, Shelley – Lighthouse Beach
O. Oust, Gail – Whack N Roll
P. Parra, Nancy J. – Seven Deadly Zins
Q. Quinn, Holly – A Crafter Hooks A Killer
R. Rosset, Sara – Murder at Blackburn Hall
S. Sennefelder, Debra – Murder Wears A Little Black Dress
T.  Tina Kashian – One Feta in the Grave
U. Unger, Lisa – Under My Skin
V. V. M. Burns – The Novel Art of Murder 
W. Weber, Tracy – Murder Likes It Hot
X. Xavier, Stacy – On Her Own Two Wheels
Y. Young, Kate – Southern Sass and Killer Cravings
Z. Zanna MacKenzie – Keeping Secrets

Challenge Complete – 12/3/2019

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

Read two books from these sub-genres:

– One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.) – Hot Fudge Murder by Cynthia BaxterRestaurant Weeks Are Murder by Libby Klein
– One from animal-related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.) In The Dog House by V.M. BurnsThe Puppy Who Knew Too Much by V.M. Burns
– One from craft related (any kind of hobbies – knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.) – Thread on Arrival by Lea WaitKnit One, Die Two by Peggy Ehrhart
– One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.) A Witch to Remember by Heather Blake Keeping Secrets by Zanna MacKenzie
– One from cozy mysteries based outside the US (example: Belinda Lawrence series (British)) – The Lost Traveller by Sheila Connolly – The Killing at Kaldaire House by Kate Parker
– One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.) –An Au Pair to Remember by Stephen KaminskiStaging in Murder by Grace Topping
– One holiday based (set during any holiday – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.) Yule Be Dead by Lorraine Bartlett & Gayle LeesonNot A Creature Was Stirring by Christina Freeburn
– One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.) – Murder in the Reading Room by Ellery AdamsAnd Then They Were Doomed by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
– One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present) – Murder at Blackburn Hall by Sara RosettThe Egyptian Antiquities Murder by Sara Rosett 
– One is your choice! (freebie!) –Bite Club by Laurien BerensonCharity’s Burden by Edith Maxwell

Challenge Complete 12/3/2019 


Overindulged – 151 – 200 Cozy Mysteries
1. Murder Likes It Hot by Tracy Weber
2. The Lost Traveller by Sheila Connolly 
3. Academic Curveball by James J. Cudney
4. Yule Be Dead by Lorraine Bartlett & Gayle Leeson
5. Botched 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
6. Wine and Punishment by Sarah Fox
7. Seven Deadly Zins by Nancy J. Parra
8. In The Dog House by V.M. Burns
9. Not A Creature Was Stirring by Christina Freeburn
10. The Gun Also Rises by Sherry Harris
11. Murder Wears A Little Black Dress by Debra Sennefelder
12. Sweet Masterpiece by Connie Shelton
13. The Novel Art of Murder by V.M. Burns
14. No Good Tea Goes Unpunished by Bree Baker
15. Death by Committee by Alexis Morgan
16. A Stew to a Kill by Jenny Kales
17. Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
18. The Puppy Who Knew Too Much by V.M. Burns
19. The Killing at Kaldaire House by Kate Parker
20. Hot Fudge Murder by Cynthia Baxter
21. Murder and Metaphors by Amanda Flower
22. Murder at Blackburn Hall by Sara Rosett
23. Reisling to Die by J.C. Eaton
24. Broken Heart Attack by James J. Cudney
25. Restaurant Weeks Are Murder by Libby Klein 
26. Chardonnayed to Rest by J.C. Eaton
27. One Feta in the Grave by Tina Kashian
28. Pie Hard by Kirsten Weiss
29. Something Read, Something Dead by Eva Gates
30. Cat Got Your Crown by Julie Chase
31. Assault and Pepper by Leslie Budewitz
32. An Au Pair to Remember by Stephen Kaminski
33. Murder on the Wind by Cheryl F. Taylor
34. Criminally Cocoa by Amanda Flower
35. Leave No Scone Unturned by Denise Swanson
36. Pinot Red or Dead by J.C. Eaton
37. Trouble on the Books by Essie Lane
38. A Literal Mess by J.C. Kenney
39. Deadly Deception by Kate Parker
40. The Hidden Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
41. The Loch Ness Papers by Paige Shelton
42. A Witch to Remember by Heather Blake
43. Murder in Tranquility Park by J. D. Griffo
44. Guilty as Cinnamon by Leslie Budwitz
45. Sifting Through Clues by Daryl Wood Gerber
46. The Egyptian Antiquities Murder by Sara Rosett 
47. Lucky Stiff by Annelise Ryan
48. The Diva Sweetens the Pie by Krista Davis
49. Magickal Mystery Lore by Sharon Pape
50.Thread on Arrival by Lea Wait 
51. Deadly Southern Charm by  Sisters in Crime-Central Virginia 
52. Wed, Read, & Dead by V.M. Burns
53.Flower Power Trip by James J, Cudney
54. The Scent of Murder by Kylie Logan
55. Died in the Wool by Peggy Ehrhart
56. A Deadly Feast by Lucy Burdette 
57. Fair Game by Annette Dashofy
58. Pineapple Upside Down Murder by Jodi Rath
59. Staging in Murder by Grace Topping 
60.  Knit One, Die Two by Peggy Ehrhart
61. Dying for Devil’s Food by Jenn McKinlay 
62. The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis
63. Murder in the Reading Room by Ellery Adams
64. Drowning Lessons by Rachel Neuburger Reynolds
65. Killing Thyme by Leslie Budewitz
66. Southern Sass and Killer Cravings by Kate Young
67. Seeing Red by Dana Dratch
68. Dead Spider by Victoria Houston
69. Something Borrowed, Something Mewed by Bethany Blake
70. Chai Another Day by Leslie Budewitz
71. Sconed to Death by Lynn Cahoon
72. Dead Big Dawg by Victoria Houston
73. A Crafter Hooks A Killer by Holly Quinn
74. Game of Scones by Mary Lee Ashford
75. Clause & Effect by Kaitlyn Dunnett
76. Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches by Karen Rose Smith
77. Murder on the Last Frontier by Cathy Pegau
78. Died in the Wool by Melinda Mullet
79. Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Murder by Jodi Rath
80. Death by Dissertation by Kelly Brakenhoff
81. Bite Club by Laurien Berenson
82. Mistaken Identity Crisis by James J. Cudney
83. Strangled Eggs and Ham by Maddie Day
84. Penne Dreadful by Catherine Burns
85. Peach Clobbered by Anna Gerard
86. Murder’s No Votive Confidence by Christin Brecher
87. Left Fur Dead by JM Griffin
88. Guilty as Charred by Devon Delany
89. Gore in the Garden by Colleen Shogan
90. A Genuine Fix by J.C. Kenney
91. The Pawful Truth by Miranda James
92. Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower
93. Murder at Crossways by Alyssa Maxwell
94. Let’s Fake A Deal by Sherry Harris
95. Risky Biscuits by Mary Lee Ashford
96. Death in a Budapest Butterfly by Julia Buckley
97. The Time for Murder is Meow by T.C. LoTempio
98. The Great Jewel Robbery by Elizabeth McKenna
99. Needled to Death by Annelise Ryan
100. A Killer Edition by Lorna Barrett
101. Snoop to Nuts by Elizabeth Lee
102. Charity’s Burden by Edith Maxwell
103. And Then They Were Doomed by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
104. One Potato, Two Potato Dead by Lynn Cahoon
105. A Very Merry Murder by Mary Angela
106. Jealousy Filled Donuts by Ginger Bolton
107. Apples and Alibis by Gayle Leeson
108. Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander
109. Silent Night, Deadly Night by Vicki Delany
110. Fiddling with Fate by Kathleen Ernst
111. Bark If It’s Murder by V.M. Burns
112. The Final Arrangement by Annie Adams
113. A Curio Killing by Mary Ellen Hughes
114. The House on Hallowed Ground by Nancy Cole Silverman
115. Buried in the Stacks by Allison Brook
116. Two to Mango by Jill Marie Landis
117. Last Pen Standing by Vivian Conroy
118. Judge Thee Not by Edith Maxwell
119. A Night’s Tail by Sofie Kelly
120. Here Comes Santa Paws by Laurien Berenson
122. Tide and Punishment by Bree Baker
123. Death by Jack o’ Lantern by Alexis Morgan 
124. Have Yourself A Beary Little Murder by Meg Macy
125. Marry Christmas Murder by Stephanie Blackmoore
126. Two Bites Too Many by Debra Goldstein
127. A Killer Carol by Laura Bradford
128. Christmas Cow Bells by Mollie Cox Bryan
129. Mumbo Gumbo Murder by Laura Childs and Terrie Farley Moran
130. Read and Buried by Eva Gates

131. Molded 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
132. Telephone Line by Julie Mulhern
133. The Skeleton Stuffs A Stocking by Leigh Perry
134. Fudge Bites by Nancy Coco
135. Can’t Judge A Book by Its Murder by Amy Lillard
136. Silent Knit, Deadly Knit by Peggy Ehrhart
137. Haunted House Ghost by James J. Cudney
138. A Catered Murder by Isis Crawford 
139. Apple Cider Slaying by Julie Anne Lindsey
140. Three Widows and a Corpse by Debra Sennefelder 
141. Murder at First Pitch by Nicole Asselin
142. Shot Through the Hearth by Kate Carlisle 
143. The Chocolate Shark Shanannagins by Joanne Fluke
144. Whack N Roll by Gail Oust
145. Turkey Basted to Death by Jodi Rath 
146. A Murderous Tangle by Sally Goldenbaum
147. Ghosts of Painting Past by Sybil Johnson
148. Nuts and Buried by Elizabeth Lee 
149. The Wipeout Affair by Rachel Neuburger Reynolds
150. Potions are for Pushovers by Tamara Berry 
151.Keeping Secrets by Zanna MacKenzie
152. Brewed Awakening by Cleo Coyle
153. A Fatal Fondness by Richard Audry
153. A Batter of Life and Death by Ellie Alexander
154. Bookmarked for Murder by V.M. Burns
155. Sauvigone for Good by J.C. Eaton
156. Murder Casts The Ballot by Linda Crowder
157. An Ale of Two Cities by Sarah Fox
158. The Dog Who Knew Too Much by Krista Davis
159. Turbo Twenty Three by Janet Evanovich
160. Wedding Cake Murder by JoAnne Fluke 
161.Christmas Caramel Murder by JoAnne Fluke
162. Sell Low, Sweet Harriet by Sherry Harris – Reviewed in 2020

Challenge Complete 12/31/2019


Alabama – Two Bites Too Many by Debra Goldstein
Alaska – Murder on the Last Frontier by Cathy Pegau
Arizona –  Botched 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
Arkansas – Malice in Maggody by Joan Hess
California – Seven Deadly Zins by Nancy J. Parra
Colorado – Sconed to Death by Lynn Cahoon
Connecticut – The Hidden Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
Delaware – In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick
District of Columbia – The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis
Florida – A Deadly Feast by Lucy Burdette 
Georgia – The Good Detective by John McMahon
Hawaii – Two to Mango by Jill Marie Landis
Idaho – One Potato, Two Potato Dead by Lynn Cahoon
Illinois – Leave No Scone Unturned by Denise Swanson
Indiana – In The Dog House by V.M. Burns
Iowa – Game of Scones by Mary Lee Ashford
Kansas – You’ve Been Volunteered by Laurie Gelman
Kentucky – Layover by David Bell
Louisiana – Fields’ Guide to VooDoo by Julie Mulhern
Maine – Thread on Arrival by Lea Wait 
Maryland – A Curio Killing by Mary Ellen Hughes
Massachusetts – The Gun Also Rises by Sherry Harris
Michigan –  The Novel Art of Murder by V.M. Burns
Minnesota – A Night’s Tail by Sofie Kelly
Mississippi – The Pawful Truth by Miranda James
Missouri – Telephone Line by Julie Mulhern
Montana – Last Pen Standing by Vivian Conroy
Nebraska – Death by Dissertation by Kelly Brakenhoff
Nevada – A Woman of Two Minds by Bourne Morris
New Hampshire – Left Fur Dead by JM Griffin
New Jersey – Restaurant Weeks Are Murder by Libby Klein 
New Mexico – Sweet Masterpiece by Connie Shelton
New York – Yule Be Dead by Lorraine Bartlett & Gayle Leeson
North Carolina – No Good Tea Goes Unpunished by Bree Baker
North Dakota – Dakota Dream by Lauraine Snelling
Ohio – The Scent of Murder by Kylie Logan
Oklahoma – 16 Redbud Lane by Kat Lewis, Vickie McDonough, Shannon Pearson, T.J. Radle, Alanna Rodriguez, Kathryn Spurgeon, and Darlene Franklin
Oregon – Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander
Pennsylvania – Academic Curveball by James J. Cudney
Rhode Island – Murder at Crossways by Alyssa Maxwell
South Carolina – Caught Up In It by David Burnsworth
South Dakota – A Very Merry Murder by Mary Angela
Tennessee – The Puppy Who Knew Too Much by V.M. Burns
Texas – Snoop to Nuts by Elizabeth Lee
Utah – The Final Arrangement by Annie Adams
Vermont – Wine and Punishment by Sarah Fox
Virginia –  Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
Washington –  Murder Likes It Hot by Tracy Weber
West Virginia – Not A Creature Was Stirring by Christina Freeburn
Wisconsin – A Stew to a Kill by Jenny Kales
Wyoming – Murder Casts The Ballot by Linda Crowder

Challenge Complete – December 13, 2019

 Escapes Abroad
1. Ireland – The Lost Traveller by Sheila Connolly 
2. Wales – The Wrong Boy by Cathy Ace
3. England – The Killing at Kaldaire House by Kate Parker
4. Scotland – The Loch Ness Papers by Paige Shelton
5. Islands off Panama – Drowning Lessons by Rachel Neuburger Reynolds
6. France – Queen of the Trailer Park by Alice Quinn
7. Singapore – Singapore Sapphire by A.M. Stuart
8. Norway – Fiddling with Fate by Kathleen Ernst

Kneading level. – Read 11-20 cat mysteries
1. Wine and Punishment by Sarah Fox
2.  Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
3. Murder and Metaphors by Amanda Flower
4. Restaurant Weeks Are Murder by Libby Klein 
5. One Feta in the Grave by Tina Kashian
6. Pie Hard by Kirsten Weiss
7. Something Read, Something Dead by Eva Gates
8. Cat Got Your Crown by Julie Chase
9. Trouble on the Books by Essie Lane
10. A Literal Mess by J.C. Kenney
11. Sifting Through Clues by Daryl Wood Gerber
12. Magickal Mystery Lore by Sharon Pape
13. Thread on Arrival by Lea Wait 
14. Died in the Wool by Peggy Ehrhart
15. A Deadly Feast by Lucy Burdette 
16. Pineapple Upside Down Murder by Jodi Rath
17. Staging in Murder by Grace Topping 
18. Knit One, Die Two by Peggy Ehrhart
19. Something Borrowed, Something Mewed by Bethany Blake
20. Murder’s No Votive Confidence by Christin Brecher

Challenge Complete July 11, 2019
21. The Pawful Truth by Miranda James
22. Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower
23. Death in a Budapest Butterfly by Julia Buckley
24. The Time for Murder is Meow by T.C. LoTempio
25. Jealousy Filled Donuts by Ginger Bolton
26. Buried in the Stacks by Allison Brook
27. A Night’s Tail by Sofie Kelly
28.Two Bites Too Many by Debra Goldstein
29. Read and Buried by Eva Gates
30. Potions are for Pushovers by Tamara Berry 


1. Yule Be Dead by Lorraine Bartlett & Gayle Leeson
2. In The Dog House by V.M. Burns
3. Sweet Masterpiece by Connie Shelton
4. The Killing at Kaldaire House by Kate Parker
5. Reisling to Die For by J.C. Eaton
6. Chardonnayed to Rest by J.C. Eaton
7. Assault and Pepper by Leslie Budewitz
8. Dakota Dream by Lauraine Snelling
9. Guilty as Cinnamon by Leslie Budwitz
10. Lucky Stiff by Annelise Ryan
11. Died in the Wool by Peggy Ehrhart
12. Pineapple Upside Down Murder by Jodi Rath
13. The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis
14. Killing Thyme by Leslie Budewitz
15. Dead Spider by Victoria Houston
16. Game of Scones by Mary Lee Ashford
17. Murder on the Last Frontier by Cathy Pegau
18. Queen of the Trailer Park by Alice Quinn
19. On Her Own Two Wheels –Xavier, Stacy
20. Under My Skin by Lisa Unger
21. Snoop to Nuts by Elizabeth Lee
22. A Very Merry Murder by Mary Angela
23. Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander
24.  The Final Arrangement by Annie Adams
25. Two to Mango by Jill Marie Landis
26, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow
27. Malice in Maggody by Joan Hess
28. A Catered Murder by Isis Crawford 
29. Whack N Roll by Gail Oust
30. Nuts and Buried by Elizabeth Lee
31. Keeping Secrets by Zanna MacKenzie
32.A Batter of Life and Death by Ellie Alexander
33. Murder Casts The Ballot by Linda Crowder
34. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
35. Lock, Stock, and Jingle Bells by Donna Kauffman
36. Turbo Twenty Three by Janet Evanovich

Challenge Complete 12/23/2019
37. Naughty But Nice by Donna Kauffman
38. Fiction Can Be Murder by Becky Clark
39. Wedding Cake Murder by JoAnne Fluke
40. Christmas Caramel Murder by JoAnne Fluke

B-Level (5-8 Series).
1.Reisling to Die For by J.C. EatonChardonnayed to Rest by J.C. EatonPinot Red or Dead by J.C. Eaton – Complete 3/27/2019
2. Assault and Pepper by Leslie BudewitzGuilty as Cinnamon by Leslie BudwitzKilling Thyme by Leslie BudewitzChai Another Day by Leslie Budewitz – Complete 6/5/2019
3. Dead Spider by Victoria Houston – Dead Big Dawg by Victoria Houston – Complete June 5, 2019
4. Died in the Wool by Peggy Ehrhart – Knit One, Die Two by Peggy EhrhartSilent Knit, Deadly Knit by Peggy Ehrhart – Complete 10/30/2019
5. Snoop to Nuts by Elizabeth LeeNuts and Buried by Elizabeth Lee – Complete November 22, 2019
6. Charity’s Burden by Edith MaxwellJudge Thee Not by Edith Maxwell – Complete September 19, 2019
7. Unleashed by Donna KauffmanLock, Stock, and Jingle Bells by Donna KauffmanNaughty But Nice by Donna KauffmanComplete 12/24/2019


1. In The Dog House by V.M. Burns
2. Reisling to Die For by J.C. Eaton
3. Chardonnayed to Rest by J.C. Eaton
4. Died in the Wool by Peggy Ehrhart
5. Game of Scones by Mary Lee Ashford
6. Unleashed by Donna Kauffman
7. Lock, Stock, and Jingle Bells by Donna Kauffman
8. Naughty But Nice by Donna Kauffman
9. Fiction Can Be Murder by Becky Clark
10. Wedding Cake Murder by JoAnne Fluke

Challenge Complete 12/28/2019

41+ – Collector’s Edition Level,
1. In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick
2. Yule Be Dead by Lorraine Bartlett & Gayle Leeson
3. Death by Committee by Alexis Morgan
4. Assault and Pepper by Leslie Budewitz
5. Lighthouse Beach by Shelley Noble
6. Leave No Scone Unturned by Denise Swanson
7. Dakota Dream by Lauraine Snelling
8. An Artless Demise by Anna Lee Huber 
9. The Don Con by Richard Armstrong
10. Guilty as Cinnamon by Leslie Budwitz
11. Lucky Stiff by Annelise Ryan
12. The Diva Sweetens the Pie by Krista Davis
13. The Good Detective by John McMahon
14. Dying for Devil’s Food by Jenn McKinlay 
15. The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis
16. Killing Thyme by Leslie Budewitz
17. Dead Spider by Victoria Houston
18. Sconed to Death by Lynn Cahoon
19. Dead Big Dawg by Victoria Houston
20. Life After Suicide by Dr. Jennifer Ashton
21. Clause & Effect by Kaitlyn Dunnett
22. Murder on the Last Frontier by Cathy Pegau
23. Bite Club by Laurien Berenson 
24. Penne Dreadful by Catherine Burns
25.The Pawful Truth by Miranda James
26. Death in a Budapest Butterfly by Julia Buckley
27. Thin Ice by Paige Shelton
28. A Killer Edition by Lorna Barrett
29. Snoop to Nuts by Elizabeth Lee
30. Singapore Sapphire by A.M. Stuart
31. Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander
32. Silent Night, Deadly Night by Vicki Delany
33. The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis
34. Last Pen Standing by Vivian Conroy
35. A Night’s Tail by Sofie Kelly
36. Here Comes Santa Paws by Laurien Berenson
37. Tide and Punishment by Bree Baker
38. Have Yourself A Beary Little Murder by Meg Macy
39. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi w. Durrow
40. A Killer Carol by Laura Bradford
41.Can’t Judge A Book by Its Murder by Amy Lillard

Challenge Complete 10/29/2019

Phase 5- 40+ books
1. Murder Likes It Hot by Tracy Weber
2. The Lost Traveller by Sheila Connolly 
3. Academic Curveball by James J. Cudney
4. The Wrong Boy by Cathy Ace
5. Botched 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
6. Wine and Punishment by Sarah Fox
7. Seven Deadly Zins by Nancy J. Parra
8. In The Dog House by V.M. Burns
9. Not A Creature Was Stirring by Christina Freeburn
10. The Gun Also Rises by Sherry Harris
11. Murder Wears A Little Black Dress by Debra Sennefelder
12. Sweet Masterpiece by Connie Shelton
13. The Novel Art of Murder by V.M. Burns
14. No Good Tea Goes Unpunished by Bree Baker
15. A Stew to a Kill by Jenny Kales
16. Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
17. The Puppy Who Knew Too Much by V.M. Burns
18. Fatal Features by LynDee Walker
19. The Killing at Kaldaire House by Kate Parker
20. Hot Fudge Murder by Cynthia Baxter
21. Murder and Metaphors by Amanda Flower
22. Murder at Blackburn Hall by Sara Rosett
23. Reisling to Die For by J.C. Eaton
24.Broken Heart Attack by James J. Cudney
25. Restaurant Weeks Are Murder by Libby Klein 
26. Chardonnayed to Rest by J.C. Eaton
27. One Feta in the Grave by Tina Kashian
28. Pie Hard by Kirsten Weiss
29. As Directed by Kathleen Valenti
30. Run Away by Harlan Coben
31. Something Read, Something Dead by Eva Gates
32. Cat Got Your Crown by Julie Chase
33. An Au Pair to Remember by Stephen Kaminski
34. Murder on the Wind by Cheryl F. Taylor
35.Criminally Cocoa by Amanda Flower
36. Pinot Red or Dead by J.C. Eaton
37. Trouble on the Books by Essie Lane
38. A Literal Mess by J.C. Kenney
39. Deadly Deception by Kate Parker
40. The Hidden Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
41. The Loch Ness Papers by Paige Shelton

Challenge Complete 4/1/2019
42. A Witch to Remember by Heather Blake
43.Murder in Tranquility Park by J. D. Griffo
44. Night Beach by JoAnn DeMaio
45. Sifting Through Clues by Daryl Wood Gerber
46. The Egyptian Antiquities Murder by Sara Rosett 
47. Magickal Mystery Lore by Sharon Pape
48.Thread on Arrival by Lea Wait 
49. Deadly Southern Charm by  Sisters in Crime-Central Virginia 
50. Wed, Read, & Dead by V.M. Burns
51. Flower Power Trip by James J, Cudney
52. The Scent of Murder by Kylie Logan
53. Died in the Wool by Peggy Ehrhart
54. A Deadly Feast by Lucy Burdette 
55. Fair Game by Annette Dashofy
56. Pineapple Upside Down Murder by Jodi Rath
57. Staging in Murder by Grace Topping 
58. Knit One, Die Two by Peggy Ehrhart
59. Murder in the Reading Room by Ellery Adams
60. Drowning Lessons by Rachel Neuburger Reynolds
61. Killing Thyme by Leslie Budewitz
62. Southern Sass and Killer Cravings by Kate Young
63. Seeing Red by Dana Dratch
64. A Daughter’s Truth by Laura Bradford 
65. Something Borrowed, Something Mewed by Bethany Blake
66. Chai Another Day by Leslie Budewitz
67. Those People by Louise Candlish
68. A Crafter Hooks A Killer by Holly Quinn
69. Game of Scones by Mary Lee Ashford
70. Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches by Karen Rose Smith
71. Little Beach Bungalow by JoAnne DeMaio
72.  Died in the Wool by Melinda Mullet
73. Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Murder by Jodi Rath
74. Death by Dissertation by Kelly Brakenhoff
75. Mistaken Identity Crisis by James J. Cudney
76. Strangled Eggs and Ham by Maddie Day
77. Layover by David Bell
78. Peach Clobbered by Anna Gerard
79. Murder’s No Votive Confidence by Christin Brecher
80. On Her Own Two Wheels –Xavier, Stacy –  
81. Left Fur Dead by JM Griffin
82. Guilty as Charred by Devon Delany
83.Gore in the Garden by Colleen Shogan
84. A Genuine Fix by J.C. Kenney
85. Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower
86.The House on Xenia by Rita Moreau
87. Murder at Crossways by Alyssa Maxwell
88. Let’s Fake A Deal by Sherry Harris
89. You’ve Been Volunteered by Laurie Gelman
90. Queen of the Trailer Park by Alice Quinn
92. Risky Biscuits by Mary Lee Ashford
92. The Time for Murder is Meow by T.C. LoTempio
93. Under My Skin by Lisa Unger
94. The Great Jewel Robbery by Elizabeth McKenna
95. Needled to Death by Annelise Ryan
96. Charity’s Burden by Edith Maxwell
97. And Then They Were Doomed by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
98. One Potato, Two Potato Dead by Lynn Cahoon
99.A Very Merry Murder by Mary Angela
100. Jealousy Filled Donuts by Ginger Bolton
101. Apples and Alibis by Gayle Leeson
102. Fiddling with Fate by Kathleen Ernst
103. Bark If It’s Murder by V.M. Burns
104. The Final Arrangement by Annie Adams
105. A Curio Killing by Mary Ellen Hughes 
106 .The House on Hallowed Ground by Nancy Cole Silverman
107. Buried in the Stacks by Allison Brook
108. Two to Mango by Jill Marie Landis
109. Judge Thee Not by Edith Maxwell
110. Death by Jack o’ Lantern by Alexis Morgan 
111. Marry Christmas Murder by Stephanie Blackmoore
112. Two Bites Too Many by Debra Goldstein
113. Christmas Cow Bells by Mollie Cox Bryan
114. Mumbo Gumbo Murder by Laura Childs and Terrie Farley Moran
115. 16 Redbud Lane by Kat Lewis, Vickie McDonough, Shannon Pearson, T.J. Radle, Alanna Rodriguez, Kathryn Spurgeon, and Darlene Franklin
116. Read and Buried by Eva Gates
117. Molded 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
118. Telephone Line by Julie Mulhern
119. Malice in Maggody by Joan Hess
120. The Skeleton Stuffs A Stocking by Leigh Perry
121. Fudge Bites by Nancy Coco
122. Versions of Her by Andrea Lochen
123. Unleashed by Donna Kauffman
124. Silent Knit, Deadly Knit by Peggy Ehrhart
125. Haunted House Ghost by James J. Cudney
126. A Catered Murder by Isis Crawford 
127. Apple Cider Slaying by Julie Anne Lindsey
128. Three Widows and a Corpse by Debra Sennefelder 
129. A Woman of Two Minds by Bourne Morris
130. Murder at First Pitch by Nicole Asselin
131. Turkey Basted to Death by Jodi Rath
132. A Murderous Tangle by Sally Goldenbaum
133. Ghosts of Painting Past by Sybil Johnson
134. The Wipeout Affair by Rachel Neuburger Reynold
135. Keeping Secrets by Zanna MacKenzie
136. A Fatal Fondness by Richard Audry
137. Secrets and Lies by P.H. Turner 
138. Bookmarked for Murder by V.M. Burns
139. Sauvigone for Good by J.C. Eaton
140. Murder Casts The Ballot by Linda Crowder
141. An Ale of Two Cities by Sarah Fox
142. Lock, Stock, and Jingle Bells by Donna Kauffman
143. Naughty But Nice by Donna Kauffman
145. Fiction Can Be Murder by Becky Clark
146.Wedding Cake Murder by JoAnne Fluke
147. Sell Low, Sweet Harriet by Sherry Harris

16-25 books – Detective Level
1. The Wrong Boy by Cathy Ace
2. Fatal Features by LynDee Walker
3. Fields’ Guide to VooDoo by Julie Mulhern
4. As Directed by Kathleen Valenti
5. Run Away by Harlan Coben
6. An Artless Demise by Anna Lee Huber 
7. The Good Detective by John McMahon
8. Caught Up In It by David Burnsworth
9.  Those People by Louise Candlish
10. Layover by David Bell
11. The House on Xenia by Rita Moreau
12. Under My Skin by Lisa Unger
13. Thin Ice by Paige Shelton
14. Singapore Sapphire by A.M. Stuart
15. The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis
16.Malice in Maggody by Joan Hess
17. A Woman of Two Minds by Bourne Morris
18. Penny for Your Secrets by Anna Lee Huber 
19. Secrets and Lies by P.H. Turner 
20. Fiction Can Be Murder by Becky Clark
21. Glitter, Glam and Contraband by Heather Weidner – Reviewed in 2020 
Completed 12/31/2019

Here are the categories:

Apple Tree – Read  48,000 pages
January – 4592 Pages
February – 4281 Pages
March – 4835 Pages
April – 4885 Pages
May – 5191Pages
June – 5032 Pages
July – 5066 Pages
August – 5499 Pages
September – 4267 Pages
October 5202 Pages
November – 4638 Pages
December – 4202 Pages

Grand Total – 57690 Pages

 

Wisconsin Authors or Settings
1. A Stew to a Kill by Jenny Kales Wisconsin Setting
2. Lucky Stiff by Annelise Ryan – Wisconsin Setting/Author
3. Dead Spider by Victoria Houston – Wisconsin Setting/Author
4. Dead Big Dawg by Victoria Houston – Wisconsin Setting/Author
5. A Crafter Hooks A Killer by Holly Quinn Wisconsin Author/Setting
6. The Great Jewel Robbery by Elizabeth McKenna Wisconsin Author/Setting
7.Needled to Death by Annelise Ryan – Wisconsin Author/Setting
8. Jealousy Filled Donuts by Ginger Bolton – Wisconsin Setting 
9. Fiddling with Fate by Kathleen Ernst – Wisconsin Author
10. A Curio Killing by Mary Ellen Hughes  – Wisconsin Author

Challenge Complete September 10, 2019

11. Versions of Her by Andrea Lochen Wisconsin Author/Setting
12.A Murderous Tangle by Sally Goldenbaum – Wisconsin Author

Now it’s time to start the 2020 Challenges! 

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2020 Reading Challenge Time – Part Three

I have already posted about the Reading Challenges I am hosting.

2020 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

2020 Alphabet Soup – Author Edition Reading Challenge

2020 LITERARY ESCAPES CHALLENGE

2020 Craving For Cozies Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge Time – Part One Post

2020 Reading Challenge Time – Part Two Post

So now it is time to start traveling around the blogosphere and find the challenges hosted by others that I want to participate in. Note that all information is copied from the hosting blogs and you must go to their blogs to sign up.

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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. 

You can Sign Up Here.

The Backlist Reader Challenge (#BacklistReader) encourages you to read all those older books that have been piling up on your TBR pile or list — not just the books you already own, but also the books you’ve wanted to read for a long time but haven’t gotten around to yet.

The challenge runs from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. It ends at midnight in whatever timezone you’re in. You can still post reviews, and link them, up until January 5, 2020. (That’s 2 days more than last year. I realize people need a little more time to review and post the books they finished reading on Dec. 31.)


The Rules

The rules are simple. Only (1) and (2) are mandatory. 

Rule #1: To count for the challenge, books have to be published before 2018 AND already be on your TBR list or pile. In other words, you don’t have to own the book. If it was on your want-to-read list when you signed up for the challenge, and it came out in 2018 or earlier, it counts… regardless of format (ebook, print book, audiobook) and how you acquired it.

What about rereads? I love rereading old favorites! But my goal when I first created this challenge was to encourage myself to read older books I had been wanting or intending to read, not to reread a lot of old favorites. On the other hand, there are some books I read a long time ago on my TBR list. So here’s the compromise I came up with: you can count a book you have read before IF (a) you haven’t read the book in the last 10 years, and (b) you can’t remember a lot of the details.

Rule #2: Create a goals or sign-up post on your blogor wherever you usually post your reviews (e.g., Goodreads, LibraryThing, Instagram.) Please link back to this post! Then link your sign-up post below, where you see the “Add your link” button. (Please link your actual goals/sign-up post, not your home page.)  You can set your own goal, and you can list the books you want to read this year, or leave it up to your mood at the time—as long as they are already on your TBR list when you sign up! You can sign up through December 1, 2020; after that, the sign-up link will be closed.

Rule #3 (optional.) Review the books you read, and post the links on the review linky (reachable through the top menu bar.) You can certainly do the challenge without writing reviews, but the review links are your entries for the year-end giveaway. Reviews don’t have to be long; a few sentences is fine. You can post them on Goodreads or LibraryThing if you don’t have a blog. Please link to your review itself (not to your blog;s main page, your profile, or the book’s Goodreads or LibraryThing page.)

Rule #4: On or just after the end of the year, post a wrap-up post to let us know how you did! I’ll create a link-up post for the wrap-up posts, too. Again, this part isn’t absolutely necessary, but I hope you’ll do it anyway, just for the fun of looking back and seeing your accomplishment!


There will be at least one giveaway: a $15 Amazon gift certificate, or up to that amount in books from Book Depository (as long as they deliver to your country.)  The winner will be chosen from the review links at the end of the year, using a random number generator.

You can find the review linky on the top menu bar, with a link from the sidebar as well. The review linky will stay open through 11 p.m. EST on January 5, 2021, to give you a couple of days to review any books you finished on December 31.

Social media: Please use #BacklistReader on Twitter, Facebook, and anywhere else hashtags are useful!

Go find those older titles you still haven’t gotten around to, and make 2020 the year you finally read them!

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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. 

You can Sign Up Here.

Welcome to the seventh annual
NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge!
What the challenge is all about…

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the number of NetGalley/Edelweiss books sitting on your shelf to be read?
Have you lost your 80% rating and would love to get it back?
Do you want to challenge yourself to read more NetGalley/Edelweiss books?
Do you need extra inspiration to achieve that next badge?

If the answer is “YES” to any of these questions then this is the challenge for you!

Challenge guidelines… 

  • The challenge runs from January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020. There is no deadline to sign up.
  • Everyone is welcome to participate – you do not need to have a blog.
  • Any genre, release date, length, etc. counts – it just needs to be a book from NetGalley or Edelweiss.
  • Books can count for more than one challenge that you are participating in.
  • The first day of each month I will post a monthly “link-up” for you to link your reviews. If you forget one month, no worries, just catch up the next month.
  • Questions: Feel free to leave a comment below or use the contact page at the top of this post.
  • Help spread the book love and use the hashtag: #NGEW2020

The Levels…

Bronze – 10 Books

Silver – 25 Books

Gold – 50 Books

Platinum – 75 Books

Diamond – 100 Books

To sign-up…

  • Make a blog post stating the level you intend to read in 2020 and link that blog post to Inlinkz (blue box below) when you sign up.
  • If you do not have a blog then state your reading level in the comments below and how you will be sharing your book reviews.
  • Last but not least, be sure to come back every month and link in those reviews. This is really the hardest part – remember to do the monthly “link-ups”! Be sure to follow me via WordPress or email for my monthly link-up reminders.

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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. 

You can SIGN UP HERE

Since the image above may be hard to read here are the

LEVELS

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

52 Pickup | 52 books Two categories from each topic–you can choose one wildcard

Goin’ for the Burn | 78 books Three categories from each topic–you can choose two wildcards

Freaky Reader | 104 books Two books a week–must complete all the topics–you can choose two wildcards 

CATEGORIES

Making Stuff Up

A book with the word “maker” in the title

A book featuring a fictional language

A book about crafts or handiwork

A book about lies 

Dark Genres

A cult classic book

A dark fantasy book

A gothic horror book

A speculative fiction book 

Seconds

A book you find in a second hand store

The second book by an author

A book with a clock or stopwatch on the cover

A book about eating 

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

A book about living with consequences 

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 

Careers

A book written by a current/former journalist

A book about doctors/nurses/health care professionals

A book about a teacher

A book about blue collar workers 

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 

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

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 

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 

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

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 

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 

Hidden

A book with a mask on the cover

A book written by an author who uses a pseudonym

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

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 the 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 

*** 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 

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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 

You can SIGN UP HERE. 

I’m back again with the Purrfect Reading Challenge. Two of my favorite things are cats and mysteries. So, I combined them for the *purrfect* reading challenge. It’s very simple, this challenge is all about reading mysteries that have cats as the main characters. Here are a few examples…

Joe Grey Mysteries by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Midnight Louie Mysteries by Carole Nelson Douglas
A Cats In Trouble Mysteries by Leann Sweeney
A Klepto Cat Mysteries by Patricia Fry
Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries by Ali Brandon
Cat Who Mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun
Cat in the Stacks Mysteries by Miranda James
Bookmobile Cat Mysteries by Laurie Cass
Theda Krakow Mysteries by Clea Simon
Black Cat Mysteries by Elaine Faber

This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are dozens more. You can find a list here, but you aren’t limited to just these choices. If you find others, that’s great.

Here are the levels you can choose from:

Purring – Read 1-10 cat mysteries
Kneading – Read 11-20 cat mysteries
Meowing – Read 21-30 cat mysteries
Catnip – Go crazy and read at least 31 and go as high as you’d like – the sky is the limit!

The challenge will begin on January 1, 2020 and end on December 31, 2020.

The rules are really simple.

  1. Any book read for this challenge has to be a mystery and have a cat that plays a major role in the book.
  2. You may make a list of books at the beginning of the challenge or you can just list them as you find them.

  3. Book titles may be swapped out at anytime for those who make a list in advance.

  4. Crossovers with other challenges are permitted and encouraged.

  5. You don’t have to have a blog or write a review, but you can if you want to.  If you don’t have a blog, just post in the comment section that you’d like to join. You can post your books in there. I also have a Cat Mystery group on Goodreads and you can join over there. The link is https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/188179-cat-mystery-readers

  6. Books can be in any format of your choice (print, audio, ebooks)

  7. To sign up, choose one of the levels from the above list and use the Mister Linky below. There will be links for reviews and wrap posts later.

Enjoy and have fun!

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Reading Challenge Addict

I am still looking for a Pages Read Challenge.
I also challenge myself to read 10 books set in my home state of Wisconsin
or written by Wisconsin Author. 

So as you can see I am definitely a READING CHALLENGE ADDICT. 

I will add the final count at the end of the year. 

Are you a Reading Challenge Addict? 

You can SIGN UP HERE. 

About

Some of us have a bit of a problem.

Some of us have a huge problem.

Cheryl from CMash Loves to Read and Gina from Hott Books are two such people. And they are the founding mothers of the Reading Challenge Addict Blog.  Bev from My Reader’s Block is one with a HUGE problem and the current author and caretaker of the Blog.  We each can stand proudly and say,

I am a Reading Challenge Addict.

So we are challenging each of you who can also say that you also are a Reading Challenge Addict.

How addicted are you?

  • Easy as Pie: 1-5 Challenges (Entered & Completed)
  • On the Roof: 6-10 Challenges (Entered & Completed)
  • In Flight: 11-15 Challenges (Entered & Completed)
  • Out of This World: 16+ Challenges (Entered & Completed)
Rules:
We’re not making this a difficult challenge, actually, it’s going to be very simple!
  1. Each edition of the challenge will begin on January 1 and end on December 31.
  2. Write a starting post joining the challenge and outlining your challenges.
  3. Track all of your challenge accomplishments – good & bad.
  4. Comment like crazy and offer support for your fellow addicts.
  5. Have FUN!
Easy, right? Who wants to be in on the fun? Are you ready? As soon as it shows up in the tabs across the top, sign up on the latest “Reading Challenge Addicts” page.

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You can go to the Sleep Less – Read More Facebook page to find many more challenges. 

A Novel Challenge is also a great resource.

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2020 Reading Challenge Time – Part Two

I have already posted about the Reading Challenges I am hosting.

2020 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

2020 Alphabet Soup – Author Edition Reading Challenge

2020 LITERARY ESCAPES CHALLENGE

2020 Craving For Cozies Reading Challenge

So now it is time to start traveling around the blogosphere and find the challenges hosted by others that I want to participate in. Note that all information is copied from the hosting blogs and you must go to their blogs to sign up.


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.

You can sign up here. 

Guidelines

  • The Challenge begins January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
  • All Books read for this challenge MUST BE PHYSICAL BOOKS (paperbacks, hardbacks, picture books)
  • All genres count and re-reading and crossovers are encouraged!
  • Books can be any length.

How To Join

  • Post your intention to join the challenge! A blog post, an instagram picture, a tweet, youtube video, or goodreads shelf will do. It’s whatever works for you.
  • You do not need to be a blogger to join. But I’d love for you to help me spread the word about the challenge.
  • If you are a blogger, I’d love for you to make a sign up post (it doesn’t have to be one whole post dedicated to the challenge, you can include other challenges you are joining) just make sure to link back to the sign up.

Official Challenge Tags #PrintOnly2020

Dates To Remember

In 2019, I had posted monthly link ups for Print Only, however, I found that was way too time consuming. So this year, I decided to do quarterly updates. The link ups will open on the first and close on the last day of the month.

January – March Quarterly Link Up
April – June Quarterly Link Up
July – September Quarterly Link Up
October – December Quarterly Link Up
Readathon News

This year, I decided to add a readathon to For The Love Of Ebooks! The first For The Love of Ebooks readathon will be July 26- August 1. You can follow us on twitter here for all announcements.

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

I decided to add a bingo card to the challenge. THIS IS OPTIONAL! But I divided it up by the four quarters to go with the quarterly link ups. So you have from the first of the month till the last day of the quarter to complete the card, if you decide to do the bingo option.

First Quarter Bingo
Second Quarter Bingo
Third Quarter Bingo
Fourth Quarter Bingo
Levels

The goal of Print Only is to challenge yourself, so I’d love for you to pick a level. You are NOT locked into the goal, you can move up and down as you need. I totally understand that life happens and sometimes you just need to scale back.


1-9 – Rookie Status
10-19 – Semi Pro Status
20-29 – Pro Status
30-39 – Veteran Status
40-49 – Expert Status
50-59 – Master Status
60+ Legend Status
Announce Your Intentions

If you’d like to use the following tweets or images to announce that you are joining the challenge, please feel free to do so.


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. 

Sign Up Here!

We’re back for another year!!  This challenge is focused on finally finishing those series that you’ve started but not yet completed.  It was previously hosted by Bea’s Book Nook, but we’ve been hosting it since 2018.

January to March Link-Up
April to June Link-Up
July to September Link-Up
October to December Link-Up

Guidelines:

While we’re pretty lax about how you wish to set up this challenge for yourself, we do have a few guidelines to follow.

  • The challenge will run from January 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2020.  Books must be read during this time frame to count.  Sign up is open from now until December 1st, 2020, so you may join even just for the last month of the year.
  • Series can be already completed as well as still ongoing.  For ongoing series, the goal is to catch up to the most recent book published by the end of 2020.
  • We don’t care if you have only 1 book or 10 books to read in order to finish your series, as long as you’ve started the series before 2020 (ie read at least one book in the series), it counts.  Re-reads are not required.
  • Any format and length of book counts – print, ebook, audio, ARC, etc.
  • Series can be any length (even if it’s just a Duet).
  • Crossovers from other challenges are totally acceptable!
  • Reviews are not required but highly encouraged.

How to Play:

  • Declare your intentions to participate in this challenge somewhere on the internet!!  You do not need to be a blogger to participate, there are many ways to declare.  You could write a blog post, create a reading challenge page, create a Goodreads shelf containing series you hope to finish, post about it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Some things you could include (but that aren’t required):
    • A link to this page so that others may find us and join the fun as well (feel free to download the button at the top to use in your posts).
    • A list of series you hope to read for this challenge.  You could even get fancy and list the length of the series, or the books you’ve already read, etc.
    • The level you are aiming for.
  • Sign up for the challenge using the link up below, and link directly to where you’ve declared your intentions (ie to the specific blog post, the goodreads shelf, the facebook post, etc).
  • We will be posting quarterly link ups for you to add links to your reviews or any wrap-up/overview posts you wish to share.
  • Go forth and READ!!  And have fun!!
  • Use the hashtag #FinishingTheSeries2020 on any social media to keep up with other participants!

The Reward:

Uh…your own sense of pride in achieving a goal?  Sorry folks, we’re not actually that motivated by prizes ourselves, so we’re just offering bragging rights.  But we can offer you some pretty graphics to either declare your goal or to use as a badge once achieved!

The Levels:

We offer you 3 different “Celebrity” levels of achievement for this reading challenge:

C-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 1-4 SERIES.

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

A-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 9+ SERIES.

Sign Up!

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.
You can Sign Up Here. 

Welcome to the tenth annual Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge! Once again, I’m giving challengers two options – one is to read only sub-genres and the other is to read cozy mysteries of your choice.

To find out exactly what a cozy mystery is, check out Cozy-Mystery.com. This site is dedicated to cozy mysteries and does a great job of defining them as well as giving a list of cozy mysteries. This challenge is NOT restricted to what is on their list, it’s just to be used as a guideline in case you need some hints on what to read.

This year’s cozy mystery reading challenge has two ways to participate and you can choose whichever suits you the best:

A) Read only cozy mysteries of your choice.

Or

B) Read one book from these sub-genres:

  • One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.)
  • One from animal related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.)
  • One from craft related (any kind of hobbies – knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.)
  • One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.)
  • One from cozy mysteries based outside the US (example: Belinda Lawrence series (British))
  • One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)
  • One holiday based (set during any holiday – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.)
  • One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.)
  • One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)
  • One is your choice! (freebie!)

Here are the levels you can join for either A or B…

Level one (Snoop) –
A) Read 10 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B) Read one book in each of the above cozy sub-genres (total of 10 books)

Level two (Investigator) –
A) Read 20 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B) Read all the books in level one plus an additional 10 cozy books of your choice (total of 20)

Level three (Super Sleuth) –
A) Read 30 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B) Read two books from each sub-genre in level one plus an additional 10 cozy books of your choice (total of 30 books)

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)

Here are the rules…

  1. The challenge runs from January 1, 2020 and ends December 31, 2020.
  2. You don’t have to choose your books in advance. If you do, you can change your list at any time during the year. Books can overlap with other challenges.

  3. Books can be in any format – paper, audio, ebooks…it all counts!

  4. You don’t have to post a review, but I’m sure others would love to know about the books you are reading and may even want to add it to their reading lists.

NOTE: If you don’t have a blog and want to participate, that’s fine. You don’t have to have a blog, just post in the comments section as you finish books. If you belong to a site like Goodreads and review the books there, that’s fine too. Just leave us the link. I also have a group for this challenge on Goodreads and you can sign up here.

  1. If you do have a blog, take the button above, put it on your blog and post about the challenge. Then add your name to Mr. Linky. Please use the link of your challenge post, not the link to your home page.
  • I’m going to have one link for signing up, one link for completed reviews and one link for your wrap up posts. I won’t be having a monthly link, just one for all reviews read for this challenge.


  • What’s in a Name 2020 Challenge
    Hosted by Carolina Book Nook

    This is a challenge that always tests me.
    You can sign up here.

    Welcome to the 13th annual What’s in a Name challenge! In years past, this challenge was hosted by Charlie at The Worm Hole. I took over for 2019 and I’m excited to host again this year!

    The challenge runs from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. You can sign up any time, but only count books that you read between those dates.

    Read a book in any format (hard copy, ebook, audio) with a title that fits into each category.

    Don’t use the same book for more than one category.

    Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed, it’s encouraged!

    You can choose your books as you go or make a list ahead of time.

    Sign up using the Mr Linky with a link to your WIAN challenge page/post, not your main blog URL. Feel free to save and use the graphic at the top of the page! Also, link back to this sign up page in your challenge post so others can join too.

    The categories below are links to each category sign up link.  Add your book review for each category so we can see what you’ve read and discover ideas as needed.

    Here are the categories for 2020:

    Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!  Thanks and happy reading!

    This is just part two of my planned challenges. I will post more soon. 

    You can go to the Sleep Less – Read More Facebook page to find many more challenges. A Novel Challenge is also a great resource.

     

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