2020 Reading Challenges

REPORTER CHALLENGE:

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



7/30




WHO 1/5
Protagonist is in the medical profession
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist is writing a book The Man Who Couldn't Miss by David Handler
Protagonist is happily married
Protagonist is a male

WHAT 1/5
Title is 1 word
Title is at least 6 words The Man in the White Linen Suit by David Handler
Title starts with a vowel (Not the word ‘A’)
An event in the title (example=Wedding Bell Blues)
Any measurement in the title (example=inch, minute, mile, cup, quarter, etc)

WHERE 3/5
Set in a beach town
Set in a big city Divorce Turkish Style by Esmahan Aykol (Istanbul)
Set on an island
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘M’ Word to the Wise by Jenn McKinlay (Maine)
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England) Bad Day at the Vulture Club by Vaseem Khan (India)

WHEN 0/5
Set in the 1900s
Set in the 1800s
Set in the future (2021 or beyond)
Set during a storm
Set during summer

HOW 1/5
(Method of Murder)
Poison
Drowning
Gun/shooting The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes by David Handler
Blunt object The Ringmaster by Vanda Symons
Accident

BONUS CATEGORY 0/5
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
WHERE – Set in a hotel
WHEN – Whole book takes place within a week
HOW – Mistaken identity – wrong person killed


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, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
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!



A - Z Challenge








5/26 books

A
Buried in a Bog by Sheila Connolly
C
D
Enforcing the Paw by Diane Kelly
F
G
H
In the Hall with the Knife by Diana Peterfreund
J
K
L
M
N
O
Puddin' on the Blitz by Tamar Myers
Q
R
S
T
U
V
Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey

Y
Z

Cruising Through the Cozies 2020

1/10


  1) One from culinary 
  2) One animal related 
  3) One craft related 
  4) One paranormal 
  5) One based outside US The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing by Tarquin Hall (India)
  6) One career based 
  7) One holiday based 
  8) One travel based 
  9) One historical 
10) Freebie choice 




"It’s all in the Title" Challenge




4/15




Color in title The Man in the White Linen Suit by David Handler

Number in title

Dance (or dance movement) in title (ex: Salsa, ballet, dip, swing, hustle, waltz, etc.)

Name in title (any proper name)

Job (or career) in title The Ringmaster by Vanda Symons

Holiday in title

Fire in title (flame, candle, light, etc.)

Vehicle in title (car, ambulance, truck, plane, ship, etc.)

Relationship in title (aunt, uncle, grandmother, parent, niece, etc.)

Animal in title Bad Day at the Vulture Club by Vaseem Khan

Weather in title (snow, sunny, rain, ice, etc.)

Supernatural element in title (witch, vampire, skeleton, etc.)

Food in title (cheese, cake, apple, cinnamon, etc.) Puddin' on the Blitz by Tamar Myers

Gambling in title (cards, poker, chips, bet, etc.)

Sports in title (football, game, bat, team name, etc.)


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