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)
So pick up a cozy and get reading.
- One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.)
- The Key Lime Crime (Key West Food Critic Mystery, #10) by Lucy Burdette
- One from animal related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.)
- Claws for Alarm (Nick and Nora Mysteries, #2) by T.C. LoTiempo
- One from craft related (any kind of hobbies - knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.)
- Invitation to Murder (A Card Making Mystery, #1) by Elizabeth Bright
- Two Wicked Desserts (Kitchen Witch Mysteries, #2) by Lynn Cahoon
- One from cozy mysteries based outside the US (example: Belinda Lawrence series (British))
- The Bloodthirsty Bee: a Provence Cozy Mystery by Ana T Drew
- Read and Buried (Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery #2) by Erika Chase
- One holiday based (set during any holiday - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.)
- A Christmas Candy Killing (Killer Chocolate, #1) by Christine Romeril
- One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.)
- A Scone of Contention (Key West Food Critic Mystery, #11) by Lucy Burdette
- One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)
- Murder at the PTA (Maya and Sandra Mystery, #1) by Lee Hollis