Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Cruising through the cozies


 


I am definitely going to participate in this challenge again this year.  Hosted by Yvonne at Socrates Book Reviews.  I enjoyed trying to find cozies that fit into different categories this year.  It added an extra bit of interest to my already busy cozy reading schedule.   Cozies are definitely my go to read when I am looking to escape into a book without having to focus too hard. 


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) -  
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) -  Going for this in B
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/-12/31/21.  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.  


  1. - One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.)
    1. READ  Killer Kung Pao by Vivien Chien
    2.  READ Christmas Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
  2. - One from animal related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.)
    1. READ   Forests, Fishing & Forgery by Tonya Kappes
    2.  READ No Good Tea Goes Unpunished by Bree Baker
  3. - One from craft related (any kind of hobbies - knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.)
    1.  READ Death of an Irish Diva by Mollie Cox Bryan
    2. READ Death Among the Doilies by Mollie Cox Bryan
  4. - One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.)
    1. READ  The Sinister Superyacht by Ana T. Drew 1/4/21 
    2.  READ Hop Til You Drop by J.M. Griffin
  5. - One from cozy mysteries based outside the US (example: Belinda Lawrence series (British))
    1.  READ Cold Case Crumble by Jennifer Joy
    2.  READ The Shady Chateau by Ana T Drew
  6. - One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)
    1. READ    Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts by Tonya Kappes
    2.  READ  Murder by the Book by Lauren Elliot
  7. - One holiday based (set during any holiday - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.)
    1. READ   Misalignment and Murder by Cathy Tully 
    2.  READ Tide and Punishment by Bree Baker
  8. - One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.)
    1.  READ Peril Through the Panama Canal by Lizzie Josephson
    2. READ The Murder Mystery Cruise by Lizzie Josephson
  9. - One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)
    1. READ  The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie  
    2.  READ Olive Bright Pigeoneer by Stephanie Graves
  10. - One is your choice! (freebie!)
    1. READ Lost Palm by Chris Niles
    2.  READ Felicia's Food Truck Bite Size Cozies by Celia Kinsey
  11. READ Egg Shooters by Laura Childs
  12. READ A Book Signing to Die For by Judy Moore
  13. READ Finished off in Fondant by Rosemarie Ross
  14. READ Booked for Death by Victoria Gilbert
  15. READ The Comeback Cruise by Lizzie Josephson
  16. READ  Death in Four Courses by Lucy Burdette
  17. READ  Chorus Lines, Caviar and Corpses by Mary McHugh
  18. READ  Topped Chef by Lucy Burdette
  19. READ Killer Chardonnay by Kate Lansing
  20. READ  Grilled for Murder by Maddie Day
  21. READ  Theater Nights are Murder by Libby Klein
  22. READ Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
  23. READ  Triple Chocolate Cheesecake by Joanne Fluke
  24. READ The Corpse Who Knew Too Much by Debra Sennefelder
  25. READ Murder with Ganache by Lucy Burdette
  26. READ Death with All the Trimmings by Lucy Burdette
  27. READ Flamenco, Flan and Fatalities by Mary McHugh
  28. READ Scam Chowder by Maya Corrigan
  29. READ Toasting Up Trouble by Linda Wiken
  30. READ Killer Green Tomatoes by Lynn Cahoon
  31. READ When the Grits Hit the Fan by Maddie Day
  32. READ Still Knife Painting by Cheryl Hollon
  33. READ Strawberries and Strangers by Leena Clover 
  34. READ Raspberry Chocolate Murder by Leena Clover 
  35. READ  A Tourist's Guide to Murder by V.M. Burns
  36. READ  Prospect for Murder by Jeanne Burrows-Johnson
  37. READ Dough or Die by Winnie Archer
  38. READ Better Homes and Corpses by Kathleen Bridge
  39. READ Hearse and Gardens by Kathleen Bridge
  40. READ Ghostal Living  by Kathleen Bridge
  41. READ Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials by Ovidia Yu
  42. READ By Book or by Crook by Eva Gates
  43. READ A Killer Read by Erika Chase
  44. READ Can't Judge a Book by it's Murder by Amy Lillard
  45. READ Botched Butterscotch by Amanda Flower
  46. READ Grilling the Subject by Daryl Wood Gerber
  47. READ Fatal Fried Rice by Vivien Chien
  48. READ Marshmallow Malice by Amanda Flower
  49. READ  To Fudge or Not to Fudge by Nancy Coco
  50. READ   Murder in Red by Jessica Fletcher
  51. READ   Oh Say Can You Fudge by Nancy Coco
  52. READ Fatal Reservations by Lucy Burdette
  53. READ Killer Takeout by Lucy Burdette
  54. READ Crime Rib by Leslie Budewitz
  55. READ Tagged for Death by Sherry Harris
  56. READ Death on the Menu by Lucy Burdette
  57. READ For Batter or Worse by Jenn McKinlay
  58. READ The Valentine Voyage by Lizzie Josephson
  59. READ The Cruise to Nowhere by Lizzie Josephson
  60. READ Cruel Candy by Mildred Abbott
  61. READ The Malt in Our Stars by Sarah Fox
  62. READ Title Wave by Lorna Barrett
  63. READ  Poisoned Pages by Lorna Barrett
  64. READ A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
  65. READ A Killer Edition by Lorna Barrett
  66.  READ Handbook for Homicide by Lorna Barrett
  67.  READ A Murder Plain and Simple by Isabella Alan
  68. READ The Walled Flower by Lorraine Bartlett  
  69. READ One Hot Murder by Lorraine Bartlett
  70. READ Yule be Dead by Lorraine Bartlett
  71. READ Wine Tastings are Murder by Libby Klein
  72. READ Murder on the Orient (SS) by C.A. Larmer
  73. READ Fishing for Trouble by Elizabeth Logan
  74. READ Reserved for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
  75. READ A Beach Wedding to Die For by Judy Moore
  76. READ  Pulp Friction by Julie Anne Lindsey
  77. READ Death Gone A Rye by Winnie Archer
  78. READ Farm to Trouble by Amanda Flower
  79. READ Murder in the Cookbook Nook by Ellery Adams
  80. READ Death on the Green by Catie Murphy
  81. READ Murder in Season by Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land
  82. READ A Flock of an Alibi  anthology Verena DeLuca
  83. READ Murder at Marble House by Alyssa Maxwell
  84. READ Fish out of Water by Marc Jedel
  85. READ Kilt Dead by Kaitlin Dunnett
  86. READ The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames
  87. READ Hook, line and murder by Jessica Fletcher
  88. READ Vanilla Vendetta by Rosie A Point




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