Dec 092019
 

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

2020 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

2020 Alphabet Soup – Author Edition Reading Challenge

2020 LITERARY ESCAPES CHALLENGE

2020 Craving For Cozies Reading Challenge

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


PRINT ONLY 2020 READING CHALLENGE
Hosted by As Told By Tina

It seems I am reading less and less print books each year so I am signing up at the 40-49 – Expert Status level.

You can sign up here. 

Guidelines

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

How To Join

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

Official Challenge Tags #PrintOnly2020

Dates To Remember

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


2020 FINISHING THE SERIES READING CHALLENGE
Hosted by Celebrity Readers

This series gives me the push I need and help me clear my TBR stacks. I am again signing up at the B-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 5-8 SERIES. 

Sign Up Here!

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

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

Guidelines:

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

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

How to Play:

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

The Reward:

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

The Levels:

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

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

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

A-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 9+ SERIES.

Sign Up!

Cruisin’ Thru The Cozies Reading Challenge 2020
Hosted by Socrates’ Book Reviews…

Since I read a lot of Cozies I am signing up at the Level four (Sleuth Extraordinaire) Level.
You can Sign Up Here. 

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

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

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

A) Read only cozy mysteries of your choice.

Or

B) Read one book from these sub-genres:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are the rules…

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Here are the categories for 2020:

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

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

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

     

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

    2020 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

    2020 Alphabet Soup – Author Edition Reading Challenge

    2020 LITERARY ESCAPES CHALLENGE

    2020 Craving For Cozies Reading Challenge

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

    Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2020
    Hosted by My Reader’s Block

    This challenge focuses on tackling our To-Be-Read shelves.
    I will be again signing up at the Mount Vancouver level.

    You can sign up here. 

    Challenge Levels:

    Pike’s Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
    Mount 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
    Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s
    Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

    The Rules (a few minor adjustments from previous years indicated in green):
    *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, 2020

    *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, 2020–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 (click the link).
    ~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.

    *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 2019 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!

    *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.

    *There will be a year-end check-in and prize drawing!

    *A blog and reviews are not necessary to participate. If you have a blog, then please post about the challenge and link that post (not your home page) in the form below. My link provider has limited the number of link “parties” I can have open at a time–so I will be using Google forms for all my sign-up links this year. Non-bloggers may enter their names only without a blog link OR members of Goodreads are welcome to join the Goodreads group HERE.

    *If you post on Facebook, Instagram, or other social media to log a book, please use #MountTBR2020.

    2020 New Release Challenge
    Hosted by (un)Conventional Bookworms

    This is a new challenge for me, The majority of the books I read are new releases but I am going to sign up at the 61-100 books per year – New Release Veteran level.

    You can sign up here. 

    The 2020 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which we aim to read books released in 2020.  Brandee and I are the sole hosts of the challenge, and we both hope many of you will sign up and participate!  There is one post on the top of our homepage for all review links for the year, where the link is open for books you read and review each quarter. I also want to say a big thank you to Michelle @ Limabean Designs for creating our beautiful logo!!

    In 2019, I read 140 books that counted for the New Release Challenge, and I don’t see why this should be any different for 2020. This is just one reason why we want to continue with the New Release Challenge. We both always tend to do better when someone cheers for me, and we cheer for them. Also, trying to make sure we are held accountable both for the ARCs I receive and books we buy is important to us.

    As always, I have already created a 2020 Release shelf on Goodreads, if you want to check it out to help you be inspired 😉

    There is a Facebook Group for the New Release Challenge, to have a place where we can keep up with each other, cheer each other on, and get to know each other better. It is also a place where we can help each other find even more new releases. For those of you who have already participated, it’s the same group as before.

    The rules for the 2020 New Release Challenge are simple:

    • Books have to be released and reviewed in 2020.
    • Other challenges can be used as well, if you are participating in the Netgalley / Edelweiss challenge or in the COYER challenge, books can count towards more than one challenge, as long as the ones you use for the 2020 New Release Reading Challenge qualify to the other rules.
    • The minimum length for a book to qualify is 100 pages, it can be in any format though, physical, e-book, ARC or audiobook.
    • The New Release Challenge is open from January 1st through December 31st 2020, and sign-ups are open until September 1st 2020.
    • You don’t have to be a blogger to participate, you can link to your review on Goodreads or Booklikes instead – so don’t be shy!
    • If you want to spread the love, please use #2020NewReleaseChallenge on Twitter 😉

    There are five levels  in the 2020 New Release Challenge:

    1. 1-30 books per year – New Release Newbie
    2. 31-60 books per year – New Release Pro
    3. 61-100 books per year – New Release Veteran
    4. 101-200 books per year – New Release Enthusiast
    5. 200+ books per year – New Release Obsessed

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

     

    I look forward to this challenge. Years ago I couldn’t imagine that my reading of digital books would surpass the number of print books. Wow, how things change.

    You can sign up for this challenge here. 

    For The Love Of Ebooks is a very simple reading challenge. Just read as many ebooks as you can throughout 2020! It can be ebooks you purchased, eARCs, Library books. As long as it is an ebook, it will count. This year, we will have a readathon and a bingo card for you to challenge yourself!

    Guidelines:

    • The Challenge begins January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
    • All Books read for this challenge MUST BE EBOOKS! (ebooks, eARCs, library ebooks)
    • All genres count and re-reading and crossovers are encouraged!
    • Books can be any length.

    How To Join:

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

    Official Challenge Tags:

    You can follow us on Twitter and use the following tags so that we can all follow each other’s progress.

    #ForTheLoveOfEbooks / #ForTheLoveOfEbooks20
    Dates To Remember:

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

    January – March Quarterly Link Up
    April – June Quarterly Link Up
    July – September Quarterly Link Up
    October – December Quarterly Link Up
    For The Love Of Ebooks Readathon:

    This year, I decided to add a readathon to For The Love Of Ebooks! The first For The Love of Ebooks readathon will be March 1 – 7. You can follow us on twitter here for all announcements.

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

    2020 CLOAK AND DAGGER CHALLENGE
    Hosted by Carol’s Notebook

    Because I host and participate in other challenges focused on cozy mysteries, the only books I count for this challenge are mysteries outside the cozy sub-genre. For that reason, I am again signing up at the  16-25 books – Detective level. 

    You can sign up for this challenge here. 

    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)

    We still have our facebook group so if you haven’t joined we would love for you too! Here’s the group’s link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/350512171977943/. It’s a closed group so just ask to join and we’ll let you in.

    There will be a monthly link-up so we can see what everyone’s reading – and probably add some to our own tbr lists. At the halfway mark and at the end we will have a giveaway for those participating.

    We’ll continue to use the hashtag #CloakDaggerChal.

    Levels:

    5-15 books – Amateur sleuth

    16-25 books – Detective

    26-35 books – Inspector

    36 – 55 – Special agent

    56+ books – Sherlock Holmes

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

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

     

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    2020 Craving For Cozies Reading Challenge

    JUST FOR FUN!

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    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, 2020, and ends December 31, 2020.

    Rules

    1. Choose the level of 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 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!

    HAVE FUN! 

     

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    2020 LITERARY ESCAPES CHALLENGE

    I will actually complete the challenge this year. It has been a couple of years since I did that.

    My Map

    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.  Non fiction 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.

    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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    Author Edition Reading Challenge!

    Just for Fun!

    Start keeping track of your authors and by December 31, 2020
    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, 2020 until December 31st, 2020.

    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 – Alison Brook – Buried in the Stacks (Haunted Library Mysteries)

    B – David Baldacci – One Good Deed

    C – Anna Celeste Burke – Fall’s Killer Vintage (Calla Lily Mysteries)

    D – Maddie Day – Nacho Average Murder (A Country Store Murder)

    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.

    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. 

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    Nov 232019
     

    JUST FOR FUN!

    This is my favorite Challenge!

    The Alphabet Soup Challenge means that by December 31, 2020
    your bowls must be filled by one book for each letter of the Alphabet.

    Each Letter Counts As 1 Spoonful

    Details

    This challenge will run from January 1st, 2020 until December 31st, 2020.

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

    You do not need to link up each spoonful.

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

    Crossovers to other challenges are allowed and encouraged!

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

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

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


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

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

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

    OR

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

    For example:

    A – Above the Bay of Angels: A Novel by Rhys Bowen

    B – Bound for Murder by Victoria Gilbert 

    C – Careless Whiskers by Miranda James

    D- The Diva Spices It Up by Krista Davis, etc.. 

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

    Ready to join??

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

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

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

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

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

    GOOD LUCK!!

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    Reading Challenges 2019 Progress Report

    We are halfway through the year so I thought it was a perfect time for a progress report.

    I do need your help with a book for the What’s In A Name Challenge.
    Looking for suggestions for a book that

    Contains both the words “of” AND “and” (ex. A Court of Thorns and RosesThe Book of Blood and Shadow)

    Leave your suggestions in the comments, please!

    2019 Reading Challenge

    2019 Reading Challenge
    LORI has
    read 103 books toward
    her goal of
    205 books.
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    A. Academic Curveball by James J. Cudney
    B. Botched 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
    C. Chardonnayed to Rest by J.C. Eaton
    D. Death by Committee by Alexis Morgan
    E. The Egyptian Antiquities Murder by Sara Rosett 
    F. Fatal Features by LynDee Walker
    G. The Gun Also Rises by Sherry Harris
    H. Hot Fudge Murder by Cynthia Baxter
    I. In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick 
    J. Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Murder by Jodi Rath
    K. The Killing at Kaldaire House by Kate Parker
    L. The Lost Traveller by Sheila Connolly 
    M. Murder Likes It Hot by Tracy Weber
    N. Not A Creature Was Stirring by Christina Freeburn
    O. One Feta in the Grave by Tina Kashian
    P. Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
    Q.
    R. Reisling to Die by J.C. Eaton
    S. Sweet Masterpiece by Connie Shelton
    T. Trouble on the Books by Essie Lane
    U.
    V. V. (Valerie) M. Burns – In The Dog House
    W. The Wrong Boy by Cathy Ace
    X.
    Y. Yule Be Dead by Lorraine Bartlett & Gayle Leeson
    Z. Seven Deadly Zins by Nancy J. Parra


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

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

    Read two books from these sub-genres:

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


    Overindulged – 151 – 200 Cozy Mysteries
    1. Murder Likes It Hot by Tracy Weber
    2. The Lost Traveller by Sheila Connolly 
    3. Academic Curveball by James J. Cudney
    4. Yule Be Dead by Lorraine Bartlett & Gayle Leeson
    5. Botched 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
    6. Wine and Punishment by Sarah Fox
    7. Seven Deadly Zins by Nancy J. Parra
    8. In The Dog House by V.M. Burns
    9. Not A Creature Was Stirring by Christina Freeburn
    10. The Gun Also Rises by Sherry Harris
    11. Murder Wears A Little Black Dress by Debra Sennefelder
    12. Sweet Masterpiece by Connie Shelton
    13. The Novel Art of Murder by V.M. Burns
    14. No Good Tea Goes Unpunished by Bree Baker
    15. Death by Committee by Alexis Morgan
    16. A Stew to a Kill by Jenny Kales
    17. Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
    18. The Puppy Who Knew Too Much by V.M. Burns
    19. The Killing at Kaldaire House by Kate Parker
    20. Hot Fudge Murder by Cynthia Baxter
    21. Murder and Metaphors by Amanda Flower
    22. Murder at Blackburn Hall by Sara Rosett
    23. Reisling to Die by J.C. Eaton
    24. Broken Heart Attack by James J. Cudney
    25. Restaurant Weeks Are Murder by Libby Klein 
    26. Chardonnayed to Rest by J.C. Eaton
    27. One Feta in the Grave by Tina Kashian
    28. Pie Hard by Kirsten Weiss
    29. Something Read, Something Dead by Eva Gates
    30. Cat Got Your Crown by Julie Chase
    31. Assault and Pepper by Leslie Budewitz
    32. An Au Pair to Remember by Stephen Kaminski
    33. Murder on the Wind by Cheryl F. Taylor
    34. Criminally Cocoa by Amanda Flower
    35. Leave No Scone Unturned by Denise Swanson
    36. Pinot Red or Dead by J.C. Eaton
    37. Trouble on the Books by Essie Lane
    38. A Literal Mess by J.C. Kenney
    39. Deadly Deception by Kate Parker
    40. The Hidden Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
    41. The Loch Ness Papers by Paige Shelton
    42. A Witch to Remember by Heather Blake
    43. Murder in Tranquility Park by J. D. Griffo
    44. Guilty as Cinnamon by Leslie Budwitz
    45. Sifting Through Clues by Daryl Wood Gerber
    46. The Egyptian Antiquities Murder by Sara Rosett 
    47. Lucky Stiff by Annelise Ryan
    48. The Diva Sweetens the Pie by Krista Davis
    49. Magickal Mystery Lore by Sharon Pape
    50.Thread on Arrival by Lea Wait 
    51. Deadly Southern Charm by  Sisters in Crime-Central Virginia 
    52. Wed, Read, & Dead by V.M. Burns
    53.Flower Power Trip by James J, Cudney
    54. The Scent of Murder by Kylie Logan
    55. Died in the Wool by Peggy Ehrhart
    56. A Deadly Feast by Lucy Burdette 
    57. Fair Game by Annette Dashofy
    58. Pineapple Upside Down Murder by Jodi Rath
    59. Staging in Murder by Grace Topping 
    60.  Knit One, Die Two by Peggy Ehrhart
    61. Dying for Devil’s Food by Jenn McKinlay 
    62. The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis
    63. Murder in the Reading Room by Ellery Adams
    64. Drowning Lessons by Rachel Neuburger Reynolds
    65. Killing Thyme by Leslie Budewitz
    66. Southern Sass and Killer Cravings by Kate Young
    67. Seeing Red by Dana Dratch
    68. Dead Spider by Victoria Houston
    69. Something Borrowed, Something Mewed by Bethany Blake
    70. Chai Another Day by Leslie Budewitz
    71. Sconed to Death by Lynn Cahoon
    72. Dead Big Dawg by Victoria Houston
    73. A Crafter Hooks A Killer by Holly Quinn
    74. Game of Scones by Mary Lee Ashford
    75. Clause & Effect by Kaitlyn Dunnett
    76. Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches by Karen Rose Smith
    77. Murder on the Last Frontier by Cathy Pegau
    78. Died in the Wool by Melinda Mullet
    79. Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Murder by Jodi Rath
    80. Death by Dissertation by Kelly Brakenhoff
    81. Bite Club by Laurien Berenson
    82. Mistaken Identity Crisis by James J. Cudney
    83. Strangled Eggs and Ham by Maddie Day

     


    Alabama
    Alaska – Murder on the Last Frontier by Cathy Pegau
    Arizona –  Botched 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
    Arkansas
    California – Seven Deadly Zins by Nancy J. Parra
    Colorado – Sconed to Death by Lynn Cahoon
    Connecticut – The Hidden Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
    Delaware – In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick
    District of Columbia – The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis
    Florida – A Deadly Feast by Lucy Burdette 
    Georgia – The Good Detective by John McMahon
    Hawaii
    Idaho
    Illinois – Leave No Scone Unturned by Denise Swanson
    Indiana – In The Dog House by V.M. Burns
    Iowa – Game of Scones by Mary Lee Ashford
    Kansas
    Kentucky – Layover by David Bell
    Louisiana – Fields’ Guide to VooDoo by Julie Mulhern
    Maine – Thread on Arrival by Lea Wait 
    Maryland
    Massachusetts – The Gun Also Rises by Sherry Harris
    Michigan –  The Novel Art of Murder by V.M. Burns
    Minnesota
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    Montana
    Nebraska – Death by Dissertation by Kelly Brakenhoff
    Nevada
    New Hampshire
    New Jersey – Restaurant Weeks Are Murder by Libby Klein 
    New Mexico – Sweet Masterpiece by Connie Shelton
    New York – Yule Be Dead by Lorraine Bartlett & Gayle Leeson
    North Carolina – No Good Tea Goes Unpunished by Bree Baker
    North Dakota – Dakota Dream by Lauraine Snelling
    Ohio – The Scent of Murder by Kylie Logan
    Oklahoma
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania – Academic Curveball by James J. Cudney
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina – Caught Up In It by David Burnsworth
    South Dakota
    Tennessee – The Puppy Who Knew Too Much by V.M. Burns
    Texas
    Utah
    Vermont – Wine and Punishment by Sarah Fox
    Virginia –  Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
    Washington –  Murder Likes It Hot by Tracy Weber
    West Virginia – Not A Creature Was Stirring by Christina Freeburn
    Wisconsin – A Stew to a Kill by Jenny Kales
    Wyoming

    Escapes Abroad (10)
    1. Ireland – The Lost Traveller by Sheila Connolly 
    2. Wales – The Wrong Boy by Cathy Ace
    3. England – The Killing at Kaldaire House by Kate Parker
    4. Scotland – The Loch Ness Papers by Paige Shelton
    5. Islands off Panama – Drowning Lessons by Rachel Neuburger Reynolds

    Kneading level. – Read 11-20 cat mysteries
    1. Wine and Punishment by Sarah Fox
    2.  Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
    3. Murder and Metaphors by Amanda Flower
    4. Restaurant Weeks Are Murder by Libby Klein 
    5. One Feta in the Grave by Tina Kashian
    6. Pie Hard by Kirsten Weiss
    7. Something Read, Something Dead by Eva Gates
    8. Cat Got Your Crown by Julie Chase
    9. Trouble on the Books by Essie Lane
    10. A Literal Mess by J.C. Kenney
    11. Sifting Through Clues by Daryl Wood Gerber
    12. Magickal Mystery Lore by Sharon Pape
    13. Thread on Arrival by Lea Wait 
    14. Died in the Wool by Peggy Ehrhart
    15. A Deadly Feast by Lucy Burdette 
    16. Pineapple Upside Down Murder by Jodi Rath
    17. Staging in Murder by Grace Topping 
    18. Knit One, Die Two by Peggy Ehrhart
    19. Something Borrowed, Something Mewed by Bethany Blake


    1. Yule Be Dead by Lorraine Bartlett & Gayle Leeson
    2. In The Dog House by V.M. Burns
    3. Sweet Masterpiece by Connie Shelton
    4. The Killing at Kaldaire House by Kate Parker
    5. Reisling to Die For by J.C. Eaton
    6. Chardonnayed to Rest by J.C. Eaton
    7. Assault and Pepper by Leslie Budewitz
    8. Dakota Dream by Lauraine Snelling
    9. Guilty as Cinnamon by Leslie Budwitz
    10. Lucky Stiff by Annelise Ryan
    11. Died in the Wool by Peggy Ehrhart
    12. Pineapple Upside Down Murder by Jodi Rath
    13. The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis
    14. Killing Thyme by Leslie Budewitz
    15. Dead Spider by Victoria Houston
    16. Game of Scones by Mary Lee Ashford
    17. Murder on the Last Frontier by Cathy Pegau

    B-Level (5-8 Series).
    1.Reisling to Die For by J.C. EatonChardonnayed to Rest by J.C. EatonPinot Red or Dead by J.C. Eaton – Complete 3/27/2019
    2. Assault and Pepper by Leslie BudewitzGuilty as Cinnamon by Leslie BudwitzKilling Thyme by Leslie BudewitzChai Another Day by Leslie Budewitz – Complete 6/5/2019
    3. Dead Spider by Victoria Houston – Dead Big Dawg by Victoria Houston – Complete June 5, 2019
    4. Died in the Wool by Peggy Ehrhart – Knit One, Die Two by Peggy Ehrhart


    1. In The Dog House by V.M. Burns
    2. Reisling to Die For by J.C. Eaton
    3. Chardonnayed to Rest by J.C. Eaton
    4. Died in the Wool by Peggy Ehrhart
    5. Game of Scones by Mary Lee Ashford

    41+ – Collector’s Edition Level,
    1. In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick
    2. Yule Be Dead by Lorraine Bartlett & Gayle Leeson
    3. Death by Committee by Alexis Morgan
    4. Assault and Pepper by Leslie Budewitz
    5. Lighthouse Beach by Shelley Noble
    6. Leave No Scone Unturned by Denise Swanson
    7. Dakota Dream by Lauraine Snelling
    8. An Artless Demise by Anna Lee Huber 
    9. The Don Con by Richard Armstrong
    10. Guilty as Cinnamon by Leslie Budwitz
    11. Lucky Stiff by Annelise Ryan
    12. The Diva Sweetens the Pie by Krista Davis
    13. The Good Detective by John McMahon
    14. Dying for Devil’s Food by Jenn McKinlay 
    15. The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis
    16. Killing Thyme by Leslie Budewitz
    17. Dead Spider by Victoria Houston
    18. Sconed to Death by Lynn Cahoon
    19. Dead Big Dawg by Victoria Houston
    20. Life After Suicide by Dr. Jennifer Ashton
    21. Clause & Effect by Kaitlyn Dunnett
    22. Murder on the Last Frontier by Cathy Pegau
    23. Bite Club by Laurien Berenson 

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

    Challenge Complete 4/1/2019
    42. A Witch to Remember by Heather Blake
    43.Murder in Tranquility Park by J. D. Griffo
    44. Night Beach by JoAnn DeMaio
    45. Sifting Through Clues by Daryl Wood Gerber
    46. The Egyptian Antiquities Murder by Sara Rosett 
    47. Magickal Mystery Lore by Sharon Pape
    48.Thread on Arrival by Lea Wait 
    49. Deadly Southern Charm by  Sisters in Crime-Central Virginia 
    50. Wed, Read, & Dead by V.M. Burns
    51. Flower Power Trip by James J, Cudney
    52. The Scent of Murder by Kylie Logan
    53. Died in the Wool by Peggy Ehrhart
    54. A Deadly Feast by Lucy Burdette 
    55. Fair Game by Annette Dashofy
    56. Pineapple Upside Down Murder by Jodi Rath
    57. Staging in Murder by Grace Topping 
    58. Knit One, Die Two by Peggy Ehrhart
    59. Murder in the Reading Room by Ellery Adams
    60. Drowning Lessons by Rachel Neuburger Reynolds
    61. Killing Thyme by Leslie Budewitz
    62. Southern Sass and Killer Cravings by Kate Young
    63. Seeing Red by Dana Dratch
    64. A Daughter’s Truth by Laura Bradford 
    65. Something Borrowed, Something Mewed by Bethany Blake
    66. Chai Another Day by Leslie Budewitz
    67. Those People by Louise Candlish
    68. A Crafter Hooks A Killer by Holly Quinn
    69. Game of Scones by Mary Lee Ashford
    70. Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches by Karen Rose Smith
    71. Little Beach Bungalow by JoAnne DeMaio
    72.  Died in the Wool by Melinda Mullet
    73. Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Murder by Jodi Rath
    74. Death by Dissertation by Kelly Brakenhoff
    75. Mistaken Identity Crisis by James J. Cudney
    76. Strangled Eggs and Ham by Maddie Day
    77. Layover by David Bell

    16-25 books – Detective Level
    1. The Wrong Boy by Cathy Ace
    2. Fatal Features by LynDee Walker
    3. Fields’ Guide to VooDoo by Julie Mulhern
    4. As Directed by Kathleen Valenti
    5. Run Away by Harlan Coben
    6. An Artless Demise by Anna Lee Huber 
    7. The Good Detective by John McMahon
    8. Caught Up In It by David Burnsworth
    9.  Those People by Louise Candlish
    10. Layover by David Bell

    Here are the categories:

    Apple Tree – Read  48,000 pages
    January – 4592 Pages
    February – 4281 Pages
    March – 4835 Pages
    April – 4885
    May – 4310
    June – 4376

    YEAR TO DATE – 27279 Pages

     

    Wisconsin Authors or Settings
    1. A Stew to a Kill by Jenny Kales Wisconsin Setting
    2. Lucky Stiff by Annelise Ryan – Wisconsin Setting/Author
    3. Dead Spider by Victoria Houston – Wisconsin Setting/Author
    4. Dead Big Dawg by Victoria Houston – Wisconsin Setting/Author
    5. A Crafter Hooks A Killer by Holly Quinn Wisconsin Author/Setting
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    2018 CHALLENGES

    I read 219 books of your goal of 200!

    I completed all the challenges except the Literary Escapes Challenge not visiting 9 states and the Read the Printed Word Challenge falling 18 short. I hope to complete both next year. 

     

    2018 Reading Challenge

    2018 Reading Challenge
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    read 219 books toward
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    A. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
    B. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
    C. Crust No One by Winnie Archer
    D. Dial M for Mousse by Laura Bradford
    E. Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay
    F.  Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
    G. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris 
    H. Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian
    I. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
    J. A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
    K. Killer Choice by Tom Hunt
    L. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
    M. Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
    N. Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley
    O. Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
    P. Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber
    Q. The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
    R. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
    S. Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
    T. Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson
    U. Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy
    V. Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
    W. Who Moved by Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon
    X. X Marks the Scot by Kaitlynn Dunnett
    Y. You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson and Howard 
    Z. Zero Control by Lori Wilde 

    Challenge Complete – September 30, 2018


    I will be participating at Level four (Sleuth Extraordinaire) – My books will be crossing over to my Craving for Cozies Challenge.
    A)Read 40 cozy mysteries of your choice.
    B)Read two books from each sub-genre in level one plus an additional 20 cozy books of your choice (total of 40 books)
    Read two books from these sub-genres:

    – One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.) Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose SmithSurvival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
    – One from animal-related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.) – Escape Claws by Linda ReillyClaws for Concern by Miranda James
    – One from craft related (any kind of hobbies – knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.) – Murder She Knit by Peggy EhrhartOnly Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
    One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.) – The Witch and the Dead by Heather Blake  – To Catch A Witch by Heather Blake
    – One from cozy mysteries based outside the US (example: Belinda Lawrence series (British)) – Many A Twist by Sheila ConnollyTreacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber
    – One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.) – Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie BlackmooreA Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
    – One holiday based (set during any holiday – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.) As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie BudewitzThe Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
    – One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.) – Tied Up With Strings by Madeline McEwen This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber
    – One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee HuberMurder at Ochre Court by Alyssa Maxwell
    – One is your choice! (freebie!) – Murder at Archly Manor by Sara Rosett – Six Cats A Slayin by Miranda James

    Challenge Complete – October 23, 2018


    LEVEL – Completely Satiated – 126 – 150 Cozy Mysteries
    1. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
    2. Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber
    3. Dial M for Mousse by Laura Bradford
    4. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
    5. Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
    6. Crust No One by Winnie Archer
    7. Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
    8. Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson
    9. Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith
    10. Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
    11. Murder of a Good Man by Teresa Trent
    12. Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie Blackmoore
    13. Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein
    14. Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
    15. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
    16. Vangie Vale and the Strangled Strudel by R.L. Syme
    17. Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves
    18. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
    19. Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day
    20. Cast for Murder by Jeanne Quigley
    21. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
    22. Claws for Concern by Miranda James
    23. Death by a Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
    24. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
    25. Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower
    26. Pawprints and Predicaments by Bethany Blake
    27. Death and the Viking’s Daughter by Loretta Ross
    28. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
    29. Six Feet Under by Tonya Kappes
    30. Pressing the Issue by Daryl Wood Gerber
    31. Lethal In Old Lace by Duffy Brown
    32. Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
    33. Who Moved by Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon
    34. I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris
    35. A Treasure to Die For by Terry Ambrose
    36. Marinating in Murder by Linda Wiken
    37. Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian
    38. Clues in the Sand by Terry Ambrose
    39. Playing with Bonbon Fire by Dorothy St. James
    40. Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy
    41. The Skeleton Paints A Picture by Leigh Perry
    42. Color Me Murder by Krista Davis
    43. The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
    44. Flourless to Stop Him by Nancy J. Parra
    45. Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley
    46. Cinco de Murder by Rebecca Adler
    47. Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton
    48. Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell
    49. Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton
    50. The Bengal Identity by Eileen Watkins
    51. By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates
    52. Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver 
    53.Murder with a Cherry on Top by Cynthia Baxter
    54. Murder She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart
    55. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
    56. Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien
    57.  Shot in the Dark by Cleo Coyle
    58. Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay
    59. Read Herring Hunt by V. M. Burns
    60. Murder Most Fermented by Christine D. Blum
    61. Flowers and Foul Play by Amanda Flower
    62. Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell
    63. Magick Run Amok by Sharon Pape
    64. Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
    65. Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes
    66. Expiration Date by Devon Delaney
    67. Murder in the Locked Library by Ellery Adams
    68. The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss
    69. Picked Off by Linda Lovely
    70. Bleeding Tarts by Kirsten Weiss
    71. Bear Witness to Murder by Meg Macy
    72. Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch
    73. The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis
    74.The Diva Cooks Up a Storm by Krista Davis
    75. As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz
    76.Crime and Punctuation by Kaitlyn Dunnett
    77.A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
    78. Murder with Cinnamon Scones by Karen Rose Smith
    79. Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot by Sarah Osbourne 
    80. Reading Up A Storm by Eva Gates
    81. Shadow Dancing by Julie Mulhern
    82. Bought the Farm by Peg Cochran
    83. The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
    84. Murder Made to Order by Lena Gregory
    85. Ruff Justice by Laurien Berenson
    86. Staged 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
    87. French Fried by Kylie Logan 
    88. Murder at Chateau sur Mer by Alyssa Maxwell
    89.A Souffle of Suspicion by Daryl Wood Gerber
    90. Italian Iced by Kylie Logan
    91.Tied Up With Strings by Madeline McEwen
    92. Poisoned Pages by Lorna Barrett
    93. Berried at Sea by Peg Cochran
    94.Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert
    95. The Witch and the Dead by Heather Blake 
    96. Killer Green Tomatoes by Lynn Cahoon 
    97. Gone with the Wings by Leena Clover 
    98. Killer Reputation by Cassidy Salem
    99.Poppy Harmon Investigates by Lee Hollis
    100. Death Over Easy by Maddie Day
    101. The Scent of Waikiki by Terry Ambrose
    102. Midnight Snacks Are Murder by Libby Klein
    103.To Catch A Witch by Heather Blake
    104. Death on the Menu by Lucy Burdette 
    105. Purrder She Wrote by Cate Conte
    106.Murder at Ochre Court by Alyssa Maxwell
    107.To Bead or Not To Bead by Janice Peacock
    108. Dead Spider by Victoria Houston
    109. Murder on Memory Lake by J.D. Griffo
    110. Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
    111. The Trouble With Truth by Kathy Krevat
    112.Marigolds for Malice by Bailey Cattrell
    113. Wuthering Kites by Clover Tate
    114.Passport to Murder by Mary Angela
    115. Stabbed in the Baklava by Tina Kashian
    116. Rooted in Deceit  by Wendy Tyson 
    117. The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly 
    118. One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake
    119. Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton
    120.K Street Killing by Colleen J. Shogan
    121. In Want of a Knife by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
    122.This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber
    123. Deadly Dram by Melinda Mullet
    124. Die Me A River by Denise Swanson 
    125. Hitting the Books by Jenn Mckinlay
    126. The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle
    127. Read and Gone by Allison Brook
    128. In Cold Chocolate by Dorothy St. James
    129. X Marks the Scot by Kaitlynn Dunnett
    130. Treacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber
    131. Final Roasting Place by Devon Delaney
    132.Premeditated Peppermint by Amanda Flower
    133. Assault and Beadery by Mollie Cox Bryan
    134. The Walking Bread by Winnie Archer 
    135. Trimmed to Death by Nancy J. Cohen
    136. Forever Fudge by Nancy Coco
    137. The Lacemaker’s Secret by Kathleen Ernst
    138. The Perfect Body by Frankie Bow
    139.In the Dead of Winter by Nancy Mehl
    140. A Crafter Knits A Clue by Holly Quinn
    141.Murder at Archly Manor by Sara Rosett
    142. Designed for Haunting by Sybil Johnson
    143.Six Cats A Slayin by Miranda James
    144. Death of A Russian Doll by Barbara Early
    145.Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Bryon
    146.The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delaney
    147. Seances Are For Suckers by Tamera Berry
    148. Back Stabbers by Julie Mulhern
    149.Overkilt by Kaitlyn Dunnett
    150. A Reel Catch by Lorraine Bartlett

    Challenge Complete 11/2/2018
    151. Reason to Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman
    152.Thread Herrings by Lea Wait
    153.A Different Kind Of Reunion by Joanne Guidoccio
    154. The Skeleton Makes A Friend by Leigh Perry
    155.Cry Wolf by Annette Dashofy
    156. A Wrench in the Works by Kate Carlisle
    157.A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes
    158. Fatality by Firelight by Lynn Cahoon
    159. Wreath Between the Lines by Daryl Wood Gerber
    160.The Killer Christmas Sweater Club by Terry Ambrose
    161.Of Murder and Men by Lynn Cahoon
    162. Ask Me No Questions by Shelley Noble
    163.Slay in Character by Lynn Cahoon
    164. The Secret Poison Garden by Maureen Klovers
    165.Misbehavin’ in Moonstone by Christine DeSmet
    166. Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs
    167.Violet Tendencies by Kate Dyer-Seeley
    168.How to Knit A Murder by Sally Goldenbaum
    169. A Midwinter’s Tail by Bethany Blake
    170. With A Little Bit of Blood by D.E. Ireland
    171. One Taste Too Many by Debra Goldstein
    172.Just Plain Murder by Laura Bradford
    173. Tangled Up In Tinsel by Tonya Kappes
    174.‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas by Jacqueline Frost
    175. Steamed Open by Barbara Ross
    176.The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams
    177.Tricky Twenty Two by Janet Evanovich
    178. Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble by Ann B. Ross
    179. Double Fudge Brownie Murder by JoAnne Fluke 
    180. Batter Off Dead by Maymee Bell
    181. Gown With The Wind by Stephanie Blackmoore
    182.

    Level 2 – Kneading – Read 11-20 cat mysteries.
    1. Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
    2. Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein
    3. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
    4. Claws for Concern by Miranda James
    5. Death by a Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
    6. The Bengal Identity by Eileen Watkins
    7.By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates
    8. Murder She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart
    9. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
    10. Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell
    11. Magick Run Amok by Sharon Pape
    12. Bleeding Tarts by Kirsten Weiss
    13.As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz
    14. Reading Up A Storm by Eva Gates
    15. The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
    16. Purrder She Wrote by Cate Conte
    17.To Bead or Not To Bead by Janice Peacock
    18.Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
    19.The Trouble With Truth by Kathy Krevat
    20. The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly 
    Challenge Complete 9/8/2018
    21. Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton
    22.The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle
    23. Read and Gone by Allison Brook
    24. Six Cats A Slayin by Miranda James
    25. Seances Are For Suckers by Tamera Berry


    LEVEL – Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile.
    1. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
    2. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
    3. Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
    4. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
    5. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
    6. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
    7. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
    8.  Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
    9.  A Treasure to Die For by Terry Ambrose
    10. The Skeleton Paints A Picture by Leigh Perry
    11.  Flourless to Stop Him by Nancy J. Parra
    12. By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates
    13. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
    14.  Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman
    15. Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
    16. The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss
    17. The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis
    18.A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
    19. Reading Up A Storm by Eva Gates
    20. You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson and Howard
    21.French Fried by Kylie Logan 
    22.Murder at Chateau sur Mer by Alyssa Maxwell
    23. The Witch and the Dead by Heather Blake 
    24.Gone with the Wings by Leena Clover 
    25.Dead Spider by Victoria Houston
    26.Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
    27.Passport to Murder by Mary Angela
    28.One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake
    29.This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber
    30. Dakota Dawn by Lauraine Snelling
    31. X Marks the Scot by Kaitlynn Dunnett
    32. Zero Control by Lori Wilde 
    33.In the Dead of Winter by Nancy Mehl
    34. The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delaney
    35.Fatality by Firelight by Lynn Cahoon
    36.Of Murder and Men by Lynn Cahoon

    Challenge Complete November 23, 2018

    37. Misbehavin’ in Moonstone by Christine DeSmet
    38. Tricky Twenty Two by Janet Evanovich
    39. Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble by Ann B. Ross
    40. Double Fudge Brownie Murder by JoAnne Fluke 

    The word ‘the’ used twice (The Secret By The Lake; The End Of The Day, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time) – Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie Blackmoore

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

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

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

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

    A season (White Truffles In Winter; The Spring Of Kasper Meier; The Summer Queen; Before I Fall; The Autumn Throne) – I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris
    Challenge Complete – September 30, 2018

    LEVEL – 16-25 books – Detective
    1. Killer Choice by Tom Hunt
    2. Best of Luck by Corinne Scott
    3. A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
    4. Deadly Reception by Karan Randau
    5. Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman
    6. Honor Kills by Nanci Rathbun 
    7. The Face on the Other Side by Carenen
    8. Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea
    9. 39 Winks by Kathleen Valenti
    10. You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson and Howard
    11. Somebody’s Daughter by David Bell
    12. The Disappearing by Lori Roy
    13. The Murderer’s Wife by Daralyse Lyon
    14. Fields’ Guide To Abduction by Julie Mulhern 
    15. Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan
    16. Fields Guide to Assassins by Julie Mulhern
    17. Deadly Payload by Karen Randau
    18. Too Good Of Girl by Janis Thornton
    19. Fear No Truth by LynDee Walker
    20. Do No Harm by Dawn Eastman

    Challenge Complete 10/4/2018


    Strictly Print Challenge
    LEVEL – Middle Grade – 78 books but hope to jump up to teen.
    1. Dial M for Mousse by Laura Bradford
    2. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
    3. Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson
    4. Claws for Concern by Miranda James
    5. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
    6. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
    7. Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
    8. Marinating in Murder by Linda Wiken
    9.  Flourless to Stop Him by Nancy J. Parra
    10. Cinco de Murder by Rebecca Adler
    11. By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates
    12. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
    13. Shot in the Dark by Cleo Coyle
    14. Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay
    15. Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman
    16. Honor Kills by Nanci Rathbun 
    17. Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
    18. The Face on the Other Side by Carenen
    19. Bear Witness to Murder by Meg Macy
    20. The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis
    21.A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
    22. Reading Up A Storm by Eva Gates
    23. Bought the Farm by Peg Cochran
    24. You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson and Howard
    25. Ruff Justice by Laurien Berenson
    26. French Fried by Kylie Logan 
    27. Italian Iced by Kylie Logan
    28.Poisoned Pages by Lorna Barrett
    29. The Witch and the Dead by Heather Blake 
    30.Dead Spider by Victoria Houston
    31. Marigolds for Malice by Bailey Cattrell
    32. Rooted in Deceit  by Wendy Tyson 
    33. The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly 
    34.One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake
    35.This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber
    36. Die Me A River by Denise Swanson 
    37.Hitting the Books by Jenn Mckinlay
    38. The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle
    39.Dakota Dawn by Lauraine Snelling
    40. Treacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber
    41. Rats, Mice and Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank by Leslie Handler
    42. In the Dead of Winter by Nancy Mehl
    43.A Crafter Knits A Clue by Holly Quinn
    44.Deadly Payload by Karen Randau
    45. Six Cats A Slayin by Miranda James
    46. Seances Are For Suckers by Tamera Berry
    47. Overkilt by Kaitlyn Dunnett
    48. The Red Castle and the Blue by Wendy Marech
    49. A Wrench in the Works by Kate Carlisle
    50. Too Good Of Girl by Janis Thornton
    51. Of Murder and Men by Lynn Cahoon
    52. Slay in Character by Lynn Cahoon
    53.Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs
    54. How to Knit A Murder by Sally Goldenbaum
    55.With A Little Bit of Blood by D.E. Ireland
    56. Just Plain Murder by Laura Bradford
    57.Steamed Open by Barbara Ross
    58. Tricky Twenty Two by Janet Evanovich
    59. Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble by Ann B. Ross 
    60. Double Fudge Brownie Murder by JoAnne Fluke

    18 short, which surprised me.  


    LEVEL – Silver – 25 Books TO Gold – 50 Books
    1. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
    2. Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber
    3. Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay
    4. Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
    5. Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
    6. Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
    7. Killer Choice by Tom Hunt
    8. Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie Blackmoore
    9. Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein
    10. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
    11. Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves
    12. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
    13. Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day
    14. The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
    15. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
    16. Death by a Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
    17. Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower
    18. Pawprints and Predicaments by Bethany Blake
    19. Death and the Viking’s Daughter by Loretta Ross
    20. Six Feet Under by Tonya Kappes
    21. Lethal In Old Lace by Duffy Brown
    22. Who Moved by Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon
    23. I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris
    24. Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian
    25. Playing with Bonbon Fire by Dorothy St. James
    26. Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy
    27. A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
    28. Color Me Murder by Krista Davis
    29. The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
    30.  Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley
    31. Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton
    32. Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell
    33. Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton
    34. The Bengal Identity by Eileen Watkins
    35. Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver 
    36. Murder with a Cherry on Top by Cynthia Baxter
    37. Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien
    38.  Read Herring Hunt by V. M. Burns
    39. Murder Most Fermented by Christine D. Blum
    40.Flowers and Foul Play by Amanda Flower
    41. Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell
    42. Magick Run Amok by Sharon Pape
    43. Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes
    44. Expiration Date by Devon Delaney
    45. Murder in the Locked Library by Ellery Adams
    46. The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss
    47. Picked Off by Linda Lovely
    48. Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea
    49. 39 Winks by Kathleen Valenti
    50. Bleeding Tarts by Kirsten Weiss
    Challenge Complete 5/29/2018*
    51. Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch
    52. The Diva Cooks Up a Storm by Krista Davis
    53. As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz
    54. Crime and Punctuation by Kaitlyn Dunnett
    55. The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert
    56.Murder with Cinnamon Scones by Karen Rose Smith
    57.  Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot by Sarah Osbourne 
    58. Shadow Dancing by Julie Mulhern
    59.The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
    60. Hightail It to Kinsey Falls by Gayle Leeson
    61. Murder Made to Order by Lena Gregory
    62. Staged 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
    63.Murder at Chateau sur Mer by Alyssa Maxwell
    64.A Souffle of Suspicion by Daryl Wood Gerber
    65.Somebody’s Daughter by David Bell
    66.Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert
    67. The Disappearing by Lori Roy 
    68. Killer Green Tomatoes by Lynn Cahoon
    69.Poppy Harmon Investigates by Lee Hollis
    70. Death Over Easy by Maddie Day
    71.Midnight Snacks Are Murder by Libby Klein
    72.To Catch A Witch by Heather Blake
    73. Death on the Menu by Lucy Burdette
    74. Purrder She Wrote by Cate Conte
    75.Murder at Ochre Court by Alyssa Maxwell
    76.Murder on Memory Lake by J.D. Griffo
    77.Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan
    78.The Trouble With Truth by Kathy Krevat
    79.Wuthering Kites by Clover Tate
    80.Stabbed in the Baklava by Tina Kashian
    81. Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton
    82.In Want of a Knife by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
    83. Deadly Dram by Melinda Mullet
    84. Read and Gone by Allison Brook
    85. In Cold Chocolate by Dorothy St. James
    86. X Marks the Scot by Kaitlynn Dunnett
    87.Final Roasting Place by Devon Delaney
    88.Premeditated Peppermint by Amanda Flower
    89.Assault and Beadery by Mollie Cox Bryan
    90. The Walking Bread by Winnie Archer 
    91.Forever Fudge by Nancy Coco
    92.The Lacemaker’s Secret by Kathleen Ernst
    93.Designed for Haunting by Sybil Johnson
    94.Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Bryon
    95.The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delaney
    96. Back Stabbers by Julie Mulhern
    97. Reason to Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman
    98. Thread Herrings by Lea Wait
    99. Cry Wolf by Annette Dashofy
    100. A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes
    101. Fatality by Firelight by Lynn Cahoon
    102. Wreath Between the Lines by Daryl Wood Gerber
    103.Ask Me No Questions by Shelley Noble
    104.Violet Tendencies by Kate Dyer-Seeley
    105.A Midwinter’s Tail by Bethany Blake
    106.One Taste Too Many by Debra Goldstein
    107. Tangled Up In Tinsel by Tonya Kappes
    108.‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas by Jacqueline Frost
    109.The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams
    110.Batter Off Dead by Maymee Bell
    111. Gown With The Wind by Stephanie Blackmoore
    112. Do No Harm by Dawn Eastman


    LEVEL – C-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 1-4 SERIES.
    1. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris –  All Sales Final by Sherry Harris A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris  – Completed 3-6-2018
    2. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken – Marinating in Murder by Linda Wiken – Completed 3/9/2018 
    3. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan – French Fried by Kylie Logan  – Italian Iced by Kylie Logan – Completed July 11, 2018
    4. By Book or By Crook by Eva GatesBooked for Trouble by Eva Gates – Reading Up A Storm by Eva Gates – The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates – Completed 6/21/2018

    Challenge Completed July 11, 2018. 


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

    Escapes Abroad

        1. Ireland – Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
        2. England – A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
        3. Scotland – Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton
        4. Mexico – Fields’ Guide To Abduction by Julie Mulhern
        5. Belgium –Treacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber
        6. France – Fields Guide to Assassins by Julie Mulhern
        7. Canada – A Different Kind Of Reunion by Joanne Guidoccio

    PERSONAL CHALLENGES


    Personal Challenge
    10 Books written by Wisconsin Authors or have Wisconsin Settings.
    1. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton – Wisconsin Setting
    2. Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan – Wisconsin Author and Setting 
    3. Honor Kills by Nanci Rathbun – Wisconsin Author and Setting 
    4. The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert – Wisconsin Author and Setting
    5.Dead Spider by Victoria Houston – Wisconsin Author and Setting
    6. Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton – Wisconsin Setting 
    7.The Lacemaker’s Secret by Kathleen Ernst – Wisconsin Author and Setting
    8. A Crafter Knits A Clue by Holly Quinn – Wisconsin Author and Setting 
    9. A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes – Wisconsin Author
    10. Misbehavin’ in Moonstone by Christine DeSmet – Wisconsin Author and Setting

    Challenge Complete November 25, 2018

    11. How to Knit A Murder by Sally Goldenbaum – Wisconsin Author

     


    11. My goal is 50,000 pages.

    January – 5640
    February – 4895
    March – 5106
    April – 4932
    May – 5572
    June – 5094
    July – 5205
    August – 5749
    September – 5694
    October – 6069
    November – 4442
    December 5154

    Grand Total 63,552 Pages

    Challenge Complete 10/31/2018


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

    80. Tied Up With Strings by Madeline McEwen
    81. Castaway Cottage by JoAnne Demaio
    82. Berried at Sea by Peg Cochran
    83. Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert
    84. The Disappearing by Lori Roy
    85.Killer Green Tomatoes by Lynn Cahoon
    86.Gone with the Wings by Leena Clover 
    87.Killer Reputation by Cassidy Salem
    88. Poppy Harmon Investigates by Lee Hollis
    89. Death Over Easy by Maddie Day
    90. The Scent of Waikiki by Terry Ambrose
    91.Midnight Snacks Are Murder by Libby Klein
    92. To Catch A Witch by Heather Blake 
    93. Death on the Menu by Lucy Burdette
    94. The Murderer’s Wife by Daralyse Lyon
    85. Purrder She Wrote by Cate Conte
    96.Murder at Ochre Court by Alyssa Maxwell
    97. To Bead or Not To Bead by Janice Peacock
    98.Fields’ Guide To Abduction by Julie Mulhern
    99.Murder on Memory Lake by J.D. Griffo
    100. Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan
    Challenge Complete 8/23/2018
    101. Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
    102.The Trouble With Truth by Kathy Krevat
    103.Wuthering Kites by Clover Tate
    104. Passport to Murder by Mary Angela
    105.Stabbed in the Baklava by Tina Kashian
    106.Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton
    107. K Street Killing by Colleen J. Shogan
    108. In Want of a Knife by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
    109. Deadly Dram by Melinda Mullet
    110.Read and Gone by Allison Brook
    111. In Cold Chocolate by Dorothy St. James
    112. X Marks the Scot by Kaitlynn Dunnett
    113.Final Roasting Place by Devon Delaney
    114. Premeditated Peppermint by Amanda Flower
    115. Assault and Beadery by Mollie Cox Bryan
    116. The Walking Bread by Winnie Archer 
    117.Trimmed to Death by Nancy J. Cohen
    118. Zero Control by Lori Wilde 
    119.Forever Fudge by Nancy Coco
    120.The Lacemaker’s Secret by Kathleen Ernst
    121.The Perfect Body by Frankie Bow
    122. Fields Guide to Assassins by Julie Mulhern
    123.Murder at Archly Manor by Sara Rosett
    124. First Flurries by JoAnne DeMaio
    125.Designed for Haunting by Sybil Johnson
    126.Death of A Russian Doll by Barbara Early
    127. Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Bryon
    128.The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delaney
    129.Back Stabbers by Julie Mulhern
    130.A Reel Catch by Lorraine Bartlett
    131.  Reason to Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman
    132. Thread Herrings by Lea Wait
    133. A Different Kind Of Reunion by Joanne Guidoccio
    134.The Skeleton Makes A Friend by Leigh Perry
    135. Cry Wolf by Annette Dashofy
    136. A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes
    137.Fatality by Firelight by Lynn Cahoon
    138. Wreath Between the Lines by Daryl Wood Gerber
    139. The Killer Christmas Sweater Club by Terry Ambrose
    140.Ask Me No Questions by Shelley Noble
    141. The Secret Poison Garden by Maureen Klovers
    142. Misbehavin’ in Moonstone by Christine DeSmet
    143. Violet Tendencies by Kate Dyer-Seeley
    144.A Midwinter’s Tail by Bethany Blake
    145.One Taste Too Many by Debra Goldstein
    146. Tangled Up In Tinsel by Tonya Kappes
    147. ‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas by Jacqueline Frost
    148. The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams
    149.Fear No Truth by LynDee Walker
    150.Batter Off Dead by Maymee Bell
    151. Gown With The Wind by Stephanie Blackmoore
    152. Do No Harm by Dawn Eastman

    I read many more digital books than I thought I would. 

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    In addition to the 4 Challenges I host:

    Alphabet Soup

    Alphabet Soup – Author Edition

    Craving For Cozies

    Literary Escapes

    I plan to participate in these challenges:

    I will be participating at Level four (Sleuth Extraordinaire) – 
    A)Read 40 cozy mysteries of your choice. 
    B) Read two books from each sub-genre (below) in level one plus an additional 20 cozy books of your choice (total of 40 books)

    Read two books from these sub-genres:

    – One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.)
    – 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!)

    This reading challenge event is hosted by Socrates Book Reviews.

    Click here for a complete list of the rules and to join the challenge.  

    This challenge is all about reading mysteries that have cats as the main characters.

    I will be participating at the Kneading level. – Read 11-20 cat mysteries.

    This reading challenge event is hosted by Socrates Book Reviews.

    Click here for a complete list of the rules and to join the challenge. 

     


    This challenge focuses on the huge number of books on our TO-BE-READ shelves.

    I am again signing up at the Mt. Vancouver Level: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s.
    That is the number that works best for me. I will feature these books on #FlashbackFridays

    *Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2019. 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 Bev’s new Virtual Mount TBR Challenge.

    This reading challenge event is hosted by My Reader’s Block.

    Click here for a complete list of the rules and to join the challenge.


    This challenge is focused on finally finishing those series that you’ve started but not yet completed.

    #FinishingTheSeries2019

    This year I finished the C-List (1-4 Series) and it was easier than I thought,
    so next year I will be joining the challenges at the B-List (5-8 Series).

    This Challenge is hosted by Celebrity Readers.

    Click here for a complete list of the rules and to join the challenge.

    Do you want to challenge yourself to read more NetGalley/Edelweiss books?

    In 2018 I did this challenge wrong and counted every book I read on NetGalley and Edelweiss. My percentage didn’t change and probably won’t this year because I keep adding more books. 🙂 In 2019 I am going to use this challenge to pare down the oldest books in my queue. Signing up at the Bronze – 10 Books because reading just 10 of those books would be an accomplishment. 

    This challenge is hosted by Reading Between the Pages.

    Click here for a complete list of rules and to join this challenge.

    Announcing Print Only Reading Challenge! I had to join Strictly Print hosted by Book Dragon’s Lair, she has been inactive since 2017 but I loved her challenge so I decided to do my own spin on it. Hence, Print Only! Print Only is very simple, just read as many physical books as you can. These can be books you’ve purchased, sent, or borrowed! As long as it is a physical book, then it counts. #PrintOnlyRC19

    In 2018, I had the rude awakening that I was not reading as many print books as I used to so I didn’t reach my goal. This new host has set levels differently and I am going to reach for the stars and sign up at the 41+ – Collector’s Edition Level,

    The challenge is hosted by As Told By Tina. 

    Click here for a complete list of rules and to join the challenge. 

    Announcing For The Love Of EBooks Reading Challenge! I had to join EBooks Reading Challenge hosted by Book Dragon’s Lair but she hasn’t been active since 2017. So I decided to do my own spin on her challenge hence For The Love Of EBooks was born! #ForTheLoveOfBooks19

    I am so happy this challenge has a new host. I am signing up at the – Phase 5- 40+ books

    The challenge is hosted by As Told By Tina. 

    Click here for a complete list of rules and to join the challenge. 

    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.

    Since I personally don’t count the cozy mystery genre for this mystery challenge. I am signing up again at the 16-25 books – Detective Level.

    This challenge is hosted by Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!

    Click here for a complete list of the rules and to join the challenge. 

    And of course, there is a challenge to keep track of all your challenges because reading challenges can be quite addicting. 

    You can sign up here. 

    I have not seen a 2019 What’s in a Word Challenge or a Page Number Challenge but will be watching for them. I will also be participating in the GoodReads Challenge and my personal challenge of reading at least 10 books set in Wisconsin or by Wisconsin Authors.

    I will be posting by 2018 Challenge wrap up post soon. I can’t wait to get started on a new year of challenges. I will keep track of my progress on the Challenges page here on my blog.

    Happy Reading!

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    2019 LITERARY ESCAPES CHALLENGE

    I did better this year on this challenge,
    I still have some states to add before December 31 for books on my schedule.
    My Map 

    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.  Non fiction 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 is 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.

    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

    Everyone, please share this post with your friends, so they can join too!

    Dollycas

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