Friday, December 20, 2019

Cruising thru cozies

Here's another pretty straightforward tracking challenge with an optional twist. This involves tracking cozies that you read.  You can add the extra layer of complexity by trying to fit it to certain criteria. I'm aiming to meet the criteria and be an Investigator.

This challenge is hosted over on Socratesbookreviews  Click the banner below to go to the signup page.

The levels of the challenge are as follows:
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) -  I AM TRYING FOR THIS in B
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)

Optional Categories
- 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!)

Basic Rules:

The challenge runs from 1/1/-12/31/20.  Books don't have to be unique to this challenge and can be in any format.  Reviews are not required but always encouraged.  You can track on a blog, Goodreads or just post in comments on the host site.  

So pick up a cozy and get reading.  

Here's my list:  Trying for Investigator
Note: books are linked to my review page on GoodReads.  Date listed is completion Date
  1. Culinary Cozy  Read-  Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs;  Cackleberry Club #8  1/2/20
  2. Animal Cozy  Read-  Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower 2/3/20
  3. Craft Cozy ReadKiki Lowenstein and the Purple Passion  by Joanna Campbell Slan 2/4/20
  4. Paranormal Cozy  Read- The Murderous Macaron by Ana T. Drew 6/12/20
  5. Outside US Read-  Buried to the Brim by Jenn McKinlay 3/6/20
  6. Career Cozy Read-  Three Widows and a Corpse  by Debra Sennefelder  Food Blogger #2; 1/3/20
    • blog  post  and Goodreads review
  7. Holiday Cozy Read-  Death by Jack O'lantern by Alexis Morgan  Abby McCree #2  1/13/20
  8. Travel Cozy Read- Buried in a Bog by Sheila Connolly 5/28/20
  9. Historical Cozy idea: Maisie Dobbs  by Jacqueline Winspear

  10. Read-  Let's Fake a Deal by Sherry Harris  Sarah Winston Garage Sale #7 1/16/20
  11. ReadAn Appetite for Murder by Lucy Burdette  Key West Food Critic #1  2/10/20
  12. ReadMumbo Gumbo Murder by Laura Childs New Orleans Scrapbooking Series #16 3/9/20
  13. ReadDogs Don't Lie by Lisa Shay Kallie Collins Mystery #1 3/27/20
  14. Read- Hitting the Books by Jenn McKinlay 4/7/20
  15. ReadCoconut Layer Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke  4/23/20
  16. ReadThe Plot is Murder by V.M. Burns 4/30/20
  17. ReadRead Herring Hunt by V.M. Burns 5/1/20
  18. Read Sweet Saboteur by CA Phipps 5/7/20
  19. ReadDeath Al Dente by Leslie Budewitz 5/11/20
  20. ReadThe Novel Art of Murder by VM Burns  5/20/20
  21. ReadWed, Read, & Dead by VM Burns 5/21/20
  22. ReadBookmarked for Murder by VM Burns 5/26/20
  23. Read-  Death by Cashmere by Sally Goldenbaum 6/7/20
  24. ReadPumpkin Spice Peril by Jenn McKinlay 6/10/20

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