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2022 Reading Challenges – Wrap Up Post


2022 was a crazy year. I completed most and exceeded many allowing me to jump up levels but I was unable to complete the U.S. portion of my Literary Escapes Challenge. I realized too late with all my other commitments I was unable to add books to cover every state. I need to add those harder states to my reading calendar earlier in the year if I am going to complete the challenge in 2023.

Here’s my complete list.

2022 Reading Challenge

2022 Reading Challenge
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A. Absence of Mallets by Kate Carlisle
B. Bake, Borrow and Steal by Ellie Alexander
C. Cold Brew Corpse by Tara Lush 
D. A Dash of Death by Michelle Hillen Klump
E. Evil Under the Tuscan Sun by Stephanie Cole
F. A Fatal Family Feast by Lynn Cahoon
G. The Guest is a Goner by Carly Winter
H. Have Yourself A Fudgy Little Christmas by Nancy Coco
I.  Ice Cold Murder by Michele Pariza Wacek
J. Jellies, Jams, and Bodies by Donna Walo Clancy
K. A Killer Sundae by Abby Collette
L. Laughing Can Kill You by Maggie King 
M. Murder Faux Paws by T.C. Lo Tempio
N. Night Shift by Annelise Ryan 
O. On Borrowed Crime by Kate Young
P. Pup Fiction by Laurien Berenson
Q. Casino Queen by Cara Bertoia
R. Remembering Rosie by Nadine A. Block
S. Show Me The Bunny by Laurien Berenson
T. The Twist and Shout Murder by Teresa Trent
U. Up to No Gouda by Linda Reilly
V. The Vanishing Type by Ellery Adams
W. Wolf Hollow by Victoria Houston
X. X Marks the Spot: We’re All Going to Die! So… What’s for Lunch?  by David Boyne
Y. Yoga Pant Nation – Laurie Gelman
Z. Miss Zukas and the Stroke of Death

Mini Challenges
January – And-If-But – Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass by Heather Day Gilbert
February – Olympics – Stiff Competition by Annelise Ryan
March – 2 Word Title – The Match by Harlan Coben
April – Birthstones – Ruby Red Herring by Tracy Gardner
May – Natural Elements – Dead in the Water by Annelise Ryan 
June – Alliterative Title – The Rocky Road to Ruin by Meri Allen
July – Party – Celebration – Death Crashes the Party by Vickie Fee
August – Book – Handbook for Homicide by Lorna Barrett
September – Name – Peg and Rose Solve a Murder by Laurien Berenson
October – Ghost/Witch – The Ghost and the Stolen Tears by Cleo Coyle
November – Fruit, Veggie, Nuts – The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
December – Calendar – Once Upon A December by Amy E. Reichert

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

Complete 9/9/2022


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

Abroad
1. Italy – Evil Under the Tuscan Sun by Stephanie Cole 
2. Peru – The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich
3. Scotland – The Burning Pages by Paige Shelton
4. England – Fake Death by Victoria Tait
5. Mexico (Texas) – Family Money by Chad Zunker
6. Eygpt – Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer
7. Ontario, Canada – Cover Art by Vanessa Westermann
8. Isle of Man – Boats and Bad Guys by Diana Xarissa
9. Iran – Rules of Engagement by Stacy Abrams/Selena Montgomery
10. Spain – Death by Flamenco by Jennifer S. Alderson
11. Iceland – Death by Puffin by Jennifer S. Alderson
12. Newfoundland – Christmas in Newfoundland 2 by Mike Martin

 


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

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

141. Death by Gondola by Jennifer S. Alderson 
142. Death by Puffin by Jennifer S. Alderson
143. Death by Chocolate Snickerdoodle by Sarah Graves
144.  Sleuthing in Stilettos by Debra Sennefelder 
145. Death Checked Out by Leah Dobrinska
146. Roast Date by Heather Day Gilbert 
147. Death by Chocolate Chip Cupcake by Sarah Graves
148. Antique Tragedy by Victoria Tait 
149. Muffin But The Truth by Ellie Alexander
150. Rum and Choke by Sherry Harris
151. A Dark and Snowy Night by Sally Goldenbaum 

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

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

Hosted by Carol’s Notebook

16-25 books – Detective
1. The Match by Harlan Coben
2. Casino Queen by Cara
3. The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich
4. Devil’s Chew Toy by Rob Osler
5. Family Money by Chad Zunker
6. The Sleep Tight Motel by Lisa Unger
7. Dead in the Water by Annelise Ryan 
8. A Death in Eden by Keith McCafferty
9. Shielding the Tiny Target by Deena Alexander
10. Rules of Engagement by Stacy Abrams/Selena Montgomery
11. A Death in Door County by Annelise Ryan
12. Dead Calm by Annelise Ryan 
13. Dead of Winter by Annelise Ryan
14. The Case of the Amorous Assailant by Terry Ambrose 
15. Dead Ringer by Annelise Ryan 
16. Dead Even by Annelise Ryan
17. Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich – No Review


Finish the Series Challenge
Hosted by Celebrity Readers

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


1. Have Yourself A Fudgy Little Christmas by Nancy CocoHere Comes the Fudge by Nancy Coco – A Midsummer Nights Fudge by Nancy Coco Complete
2. Pup Fiction by Laurien BerensonShow Me The Bunny by Laurien Berenson – Complete
3. Death by Flamenco by Jennifer S. Alderson – Death by Gondola by Jennifer S. AldersonDeath by Puffin by Jennifer S. Alderson – Complete 
4. Night Shift by Annelise Ryan  – Complete
5. Fit For Murder by Cassidy Salem – Dead Amid the Dogwoods by Cassidy Salem Complete
6. Ink and Shadows by Ellery AdamsThe Vanishing Type by Ellery Adams -Complete
7. Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake by Sarah GravesDeath by Chocolate Frosted Doughnut by Sarah GravesDeath by Chocolate Snickerdoodle by Sarah GravesDeath by Chocolate Chip Cupcake by Sarah Graves -Complete 
8. Dead in the Water by Annelise Ryan Dead Calm by Annelise RyanDead of Winter by Annelise RyanDead Ringer by Annelise RyanDead Even by Annelise Ryan -Complete
10. A Case of Cat and Mouse by Sophie KellyHooked on a Feline by Sofie KellyWhiskers and Lies by Sofie Kelly – Complete
11. A Curious Incident by Vicki DelanyA Three Book Problem by Vicki DelanyComplete
12. Death at Holly Lodge by Louise R. Innes – Complete
13. How to Frame a Fashionista by Debra SennefelderBeauty and the Deceased by Debra SennefelderSleuthing in Stilettos by Debra Sennefelder  – Complete 
14. Cold Drip by Heather Day GilbertRoast Date by Heather Day Gilbert  -Complete
15. Two Wicked Desserts by Lynn CahoonThree Tainted Teas by Lynn Cahoon Complete

Mount TBR Reading Challenge
Hosted by My Reader’s Block

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

Challenge Complete 10-28-2022
37. How to Frame a Fashionista by Debra Sennefelder
38. The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
39. Dead Ringer by Annelise Ryan
40. Beauty and the Deceased by Debra Sennefelder
41. Death by Flamenco by Jennifer S. Alderson
42. Death by Gondola by Jennifer S. Alderson
42. Death by Chocolate Snickerdoodle by Sarah Graves
44. The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews
45. Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich – No Review
46. Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand – No Review 

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

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

 


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

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

 

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

CATEGORIES BOOK (READ OR PLANNED)
1
A to Z
A book with the letter Z in the title
A book by an author whose name starts with A or Z Family Money by Chad Zunker
A book about letters
A “comprehensive” book
2
The Same, But Not
A book with the color red or the word “read” on the cover Ruby Red Herring by Tracy Gardner
A book by an author whose last name could also be a first name
A retelling of a classic
A “He said, she said” book Murder of the Mail Order Bride by Mimi Granger
3
What’s The Dish
A book with a mug or cup on the cover Ice Cold Murder by Michele Pariza Wacek
A book with a food related pun in the title Cold Brew Corpse by Tara Lush 
A book about food from another culture
A book about gossip
4
Memories
A book about memory loss The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
An author whose name you remember easily
A book with the word “remember” in the title Remembering Rosie by Nadine A. Block
A diary or memoir
5
Back to Basics
A classic novel
A biography
A book by a well known author The Match by Harlan Coben
A paperback
6
Time Is Ticking
A book with a clock on the cover
A book about time travel
A suspense novel The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich
A book to pass the time while your favorite author finishes their next book
7
Til the Fat Lady Sings
A book about body image
A space opera
A book with the word “over” in the title
A book about a singer or musician
8
It’s All Relative
A book about animal families
A book that relates to an interest you have A Hill to Dye On by Rebecca McKinnon
A book about finding family
A book with “aunt” or “uncle” in the title Four Aunties and A Wedding by Jesse Q. Suntanto
9
Geekery
A book by an author who sounds like a geek
A book with a cover that reminds you of a video game
A book about an obsessive hobby
A book about a fandom or fanfic
10
Working For A Living
A book by an author whose name is a trade or profession Pleading the Fish by Bree Baker
A memoir focused on the author’s profession
A book where the protagonist works in a similar field to you #FollowMe for Murder by Sarah E. Burr
A nonfiction book about worker’s rights
11
Cover Up
A book with someone on the cover who could use some clothes
A book with a blue cover Lies of Omission by Kathleen Ernst
A book with multiple fonts on the cover
A book where the author’s name is above the title The Secret in the Wall by Ann Parker
12
Taking The Plunge
A book with a picture of a cliff or ocean on the cover Absence of Mallets by Kate Carlisle
A book by an author you’ve always wanted to read
A book over 600 pages
A book someone dares you to read
13
Shorts
A book set somewhere you might wear shorts Bayou Book Thief by Ellen Byron
A book under 150 pages Dead Amid the Dogwoods by Cassidy Salem
A book of short stories
A book wider than it is tall
14
Locations
A book with the word “attic” or “kitchen” in the title Flour in the Attic by Winnie Archer
A book about a movie being filmed on location
A book about your homeland
15
TBR Guilt
A book that’s dusty from waiting to be read The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
A book that someone gave you that you haven’t read yet
A book you’ve been meaning to read Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer
A new release you feel guilty reading because your TBR list is so long
16
Crafty
A book with a devious villain
A book about a craft you do or would like to learn about Knit or Dye Trying by Allie Pleiter
A book with a craft related pun in the title The Yarn That Binds by Rebecca McKinnon
A book known for having an unexpected twist at the end
17
People We Should Know
A book about women’s issues The Tuesday Night Survivor’s Club by Lynn Cahoon
A book by a BIPOC author
A book with a LGBTQIA+ protagonist Devil’s Chew Toy by Rob Osler
A book written by an immigrant
18
Heroes
A book about a heroic event
A non-fiction book about someone you admire
A book with the word “feet” or “clay” in the title
A book with a cape or cloak on the cover
19
Crossing Over
A book with the word “bridge” in the title
A book about a ghost The Guest is a Goner by Carly Winter
A book that crosses two genres
A book with an X or a cross on the cover X Marks the Spot: We’re All Going to Die! So… What’s for Lunch?  by David Boyne
20
Childhood Days
Reread a childhood favorite
A book about the circus
A book set within 10 years of your birth
A coming of age story
21
Legends
A book about a mythical creature
A book about a legendary hero
A book about a lost treasure
A book by an author you consider amazing
22
Alternating
A book with alternating timelines or narrators The Ghost and the Stolen Tears by Cleo Coyle
A book that features a classic car A Killing in Costumes by Zac Bissonnette
A book that takes place on both land and sea
An alternate history
23
Musical Inspirations
West Side Story: A tragic love story
Sweeney Todd: A book about revenge
Phantom of the Opera: A book about a hidden world
Chicago: A book set in a jail or prison
24
Other Lands
A book translated from another language
A book by an author from a country you’d like to visit Death by Flamenco by Jennifer S. Alderson
A book set in an area geographically different from your home
A book with the word “land” in the title Christmas in Newfoundland 2 by Mike Martin
25
Timely Topics
A book about a pandemic
A book about climate change
A book about a social movement
A book about space travel
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Stories with Grit
A Western
A book with a desert on the cover Casino Queen by Cara
A beach read
A gritty detective story
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Wildcards
A book by an author under 30
A 2021 release
A comic book
A book by two or more authors
A collection of essays


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

22. A Dark and Snowy Night by Sally Goldenbaum – Wisconsin Author 

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My goal is 48,000 Pages for 2022.

January – 4920 Pages
February – 4376 Pages 
March – 5413 Pages
April – 4201 Pages
May – 4474 Pages 
June – 4091 Pages
July – 3863 Pages 
August – 4337 Pages 
September – 3227 Pages
October – 3864 Pages
November – 4092 Pages
December – 4540 Pages

Year To Date – 51398 Pages

Let me know how you did on your challenges
and the changes you are making for 2023.
Hopefully, we can inspire each other to
escape into a ton of books in 2023!

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2023 Reading Challenges I Will Be Participating In #ReadingChallenges

2023 Reading Challenges I Will Be Participating In

I am participating in 1 less challenge next year. I was unable to complete the Literary Escapes Challenge in 2022 even though I read several titles outside the United States and I want to concentrate more on that challenge in 2023.

I am again hosting the Alphabet Soup Challenge, the Alphabet Soup – Author Edition Challenge, the Literary Escapes Challenge, and the Craving for Cozies Challenge. There is a Monthly Mini Challenge on the Alphabet Soup Challenge’s Facebook Page. New this year the Craving for Cozies Challenge will have a Year Long Mini Challenge.

I am again setting up two Personal Challenges. The first to read books set in Wisconsin or written by Wisconsin Authors. The Second is to read at least 48,000 pages. Think about setting these challenges up for yourself for your home state and the page goal you want to hit.

The Goodreads Reading Challenge info and links will not be up until the year ends and I will be participating in that challenge too.

You can click on any of the images or links below to learn about the challenge and sign up to participate. If none of these challenges fit your fancy or if you want to find tons of other challenges check out the Sleep Less, Read More Facebook Page here.

I have basically copied my challenge page below to make it easy for you to copy and paste what you need to keep track of these challenges if you choose to participate.


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Hosted by Socrates’ Book Reviews…

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– 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.) – 
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– One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.) – 
– One holiday based (set during any holiday – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s, etc.) – 
– One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.) – 
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HAPPY READING!!

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2023 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.

Challenge – Read as many cozy mysteries as you can in 2023!

The challenge runs from
January 1, 2023, and ends on December 31, 2023.

Rules

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

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 (right sideebar) 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!

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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2023 LITERARY ESCAPES CHALLENGE – Sign Up Today!

2023 LITERARY ESCAPES CHALLENGE

JUST FOR FUN!

Challenge Runs from January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023

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 Countries 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.

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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
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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.
Please join the group to share your reads
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Literary Escapes Facebook Group

IMPORTANT – This Facebook group will be changed to PRIVATE on January 1. You must fill out a form to join the challenge before joining the Facebook Group and be sure to answer the group membership questions completely or your request for membership to the group will be declined.

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2021 Reading Challenges Are In The Books


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?

GoodReads Reading Challenge

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

via GIPHY

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.