Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Cruisin' thru the Cozies 2018 Reading Challenge



This year's cozy mystery reading challenge has two ways to participate. 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 books)

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)



For the rules and other information, visit Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews or at the Cruisin' group at Goodreads.



I'm going for Level 4 (Sleuth Extraordinaire) and I'm going with option B (2 books from each sub-genre, plus 20 cozy mysteries of my choice). I'll list them here.

1.  Culinary

2.  Culinary

3.  Animal-related

4.  Animal-related

5.  Craft-related

6.  Craft-related

7.  Paranormal

8.  Paranormal

9.  Outside the US

10. Outside the US

11. Career-based | Vangie Vale and the Strangled Strudel by R.L. Syme

12. Career-based

13. Holiday-based

14. Holiday-based

15. Travel

16. Travel

17. Historical

18. Historical

19. Freebie

20. Freebie

Additional 20 cozy books of my choice:

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40.