2018 Reading Challenges

Cruising Thru The Cozies


Going for
'Investigator'


1/20 books

1) One from culinary (anything dealing with food): 
2) One from animal related: 
3) One from craft related: 
4) One from Paranormal: 
5) One from outside the US: The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra (India) by Vaseem Khan
6) One career-based cozy:
7) One holiday based: 
8) One travel mystery: 
9) One historical mystery: 
10) One is your choice! (freebie!): 
Now read 10 more books of your choice:
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A - Z Challenge








0/26 books

A
B
C
D
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H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
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REPORTER CHALLENGE:

Going for the Pulitzer

2/30 

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist:   10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Victim is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Victim is a John Doe (identity of victim is not known immediately)
Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)

WHAT
Animal in the title
Title is at least 5 words The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown by Vaseem Khan
Color in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)

WHERE
Set in a Southern town
Set in a mansion or hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘I’
Set in Europe (anywhere but England)
Out of Town (protagonist is not in his/her hometown)

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, rodeo, etc.)
Centers around a celebration (holiday, birthday, wedding, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
Set during bad weather (blizzard, hurricane, tornado, tsunami, etc.)
Set during summer

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Drowning
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon Murder Go Round by Carol J. Perry

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist has a connection to newspaper industry (newspaper owner, reporter, reviewer, contributor, etc. (This is a Reporter’s Challenge after all!)
WHAT – Your name (first, middle or last) is the same as the author’s name (1st or last) or protagonist’s name (1st or last) Nicknames acceptable (ex: if your name is Elizabeth and protagonist’s name is Bessie – that counts, and if spelled differently ex: Isabel & Izabelle – that counts, etc)
WHERE – “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
WHEN – Book set pre 1800
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story

Rules:  For this challenge – Each book can only be used once (If it fits more than 1 category choose one – as it can only be used in 1 of the categories)
The bonus round is just an added challenge to kick it up a notch!
The challenge runs from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.
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 be in any format – paper, ebooks, audio…
 Crossovers with other challenges are fine.

Most of all—have fun!

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