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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Cozies, Mysteries and Suspense Reading Challenges

Believe it or not, I am getting choosier in my reading challenges - I originally had 8 challenges that fell into this category and I ended up with only these 3! 



Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • Levels:
    • Level 1 - Read 12 Mystery/Suspense Novels (My Level)
    • Level 2 - Read 24 Mystery/Suspense Novels
  • Can join at anytime
  • Monthly links at host site for reviews - but reviews are not mandatory
  • All formats EXCEPT audiobooks count
  • Crossovers are okay
  • Blog not necessary - see host site for details
  • You can choose from the numerous sub-genres of mystery and suspense, from cozies to hard-boiled, or romantic suspense to forensic crime.  Paranormal/supernatural suspense are also eligible.  Host has provided a sub-genre list here.
  • Not necessary to list books ahead of time.
Books:
  1.  Lovesick by Spencer Seidel
  2.  Voices of the Dead by Peter Leonard
  3.  Not in the Heart by Chris Fabry
  4.  A Place to Die by Dorothy James
  5.  Frantic by Mike Dellosso
  6.  One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
  7.  How to eat a Cupcake by Meg Donahue
  8.  Shore Excursion by Marie Moore
  9.  The Thirteen by Susie Moloney
  10.  Gods and Fathers by James LePore
  11.  A Grand Murder by Stacy Verdick Case
  12. Banana Split by Josi Kilpack
  13. Titanic 2012 by Bill Walker
  14. Paskagankee by Allan Leverone







Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • Levels:
    • Snooper - 1-3 Cozy Mysteries
    • Gumshoe - 4-6 Cozy Mysteries (My Level)
    • Private-Eye - 7-9 Cozy Mysteries
    • Super Sleuth - 10-12 Cozy Mysteries
  • Definition of a cozy can be found at host site
  • Can sign up until Feb 4, 2012
  • You do not have to be a blogger, but must post reviews somewhere
  • Any and all book formats count
  • Bi-monthly post for reviews at host site
  • Six mini-giveaways throughout the year - your review link will gain you entry
  • Other mini challenges throughout the year
  • One grand prize at year end for participants who meet the guidelines.
Books:
  1. Shore Excursion by Marie Moore
  2. A Grand Murder by Stacy Verdick Case
  3. Banana Split by Josi Kilpack







Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • Levels:
    • Snoop - Read 6 Cozies (My Level)
    • Investigator - Read 7-12 Cozies
    • Super Sleuth - Read 13+ Cozies
  • Books can be in any format
  • Crossovers are okay
  • No need to create a list of books in advance
  • Reviews are not mandatory
  • Don't need a blog to participate - see host site for details
  • Check out cozy-mystery.com for defintion of a cozy. There is also a great list of books/authors there!
Books:

  1.  A Place to Die by Dorothy James
  2.  One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
  3.  Shore Excursion by Marie Moore
  4.  A Grand Murder by Stacy Verdick Case
  5.  Banana Split by Josi Kilpack
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1 comment:

Yvonne said...

Welcome to the Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge! Have fun with it!

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