Sunday, November 22, 2015

Reading Challenges 2016

Here is where I will be keeping track of the reading challenges I sign up for for the upcoming year. I will update on what I've finished.



*Cruisin' Thru the Cozies

Cozy Mystery Reading Challenge-runs from January 1st 2016 through December 31st 2016.

I've signed up for Level 4-Sleuth Extraordinaire-Read 21 or more cozy mysteries

1) The Christie Curse by Victoria Abbot
2) The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer by Krista Davis
3) Downward Facing Death by Michelle Kelly
4) Death of a Nurse by M.C. Beaton
5) The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts by Lillian Jackson Braun
6) Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton
7) Dragonwell Dead by Laura Childs
8) Death With an Ocean View by Noreen Wald
9) Skinny Dipping With Murder by Auralee Wallace
10) Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
11) The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn
12) Dying to Call You by Elaine Viets
13) And Then There Were Nuns by Kylie Logan
14) Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun by Victoria Laurie
15) Out of Circulation by Miranda James
16) Pattern of Betrayal by Mae Fox
17) Breach of Crust by Ellery Adams
18) Buzz Off by Hannah Reed
19) Murder in the Secret Garden by Ellery Adams
20) Caught Bread Handed by Ellie Alexander
21) Pumpkin Picking with Murder by Auralee Wallace
22) The Book Club Murders by Leslie Nagel
23) First Degree Mudder by Kate Dyer-Seeley
24) The Doctor Makes a Dollhouse Call by Robin Hathaway
25) Killer Insight by Victoria Laurie
26) Roast Mortem by Cleo Coyle


I desperately need this one! I cannot resist free Kindle books, especially free cozy mysteries, and have recently joined NetGalley. This challenge began December 19, 2015, and is now over.

1) Bryant & May & The Burning Man by Christopher Fowler
2) Cinnamon Toasted by Gail Oust
3) A Fatal Twist of Lemon by Patrice Greenwood
4) Thirty-Eight Witnesses: The Kitty Genovese Case by A.M. Rosenthal
5) What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan
6) The Case of Lisandra P. by Helene Gremillon
7) Downward Facing Death by Michelle Kelly
8) The Secrets of Lizzie Borden by Brandy Purdy
9) Find Her by Lisa Gardner
10) The Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver
11) The Widow by Fiona Barton
12) The Lies We Tell by Jamie Holland
13) Death of a Nurse by M.C. Beaton
14) The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
15) Shock and Awe by Abigail Roux
16) Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon
17) She's Not There by Joy Fielding
18) 3 Truths and a Lie by Lisa Gardner
19) Holding Court by K.C. Held


I'm locking in for Mt. Kilmanjaro (60 books off my TBR shelves), with hopes of meeting that and going for an even higher goal.

1) The Christie Curse by Victoria Abbot
2) The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein
3) Sanctum by Madeleine Roux
4) He Killed Them All: Robert Durst and My Quest for Justice by Jeanine Pirro
5) The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer by Krista Davis
6) Jackaby by William Ritter
7) The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill
8) The Black Crow Conspiracy by Christopher Edge
9) Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear by Margee Kerr
10) As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley
11) Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone by Eric Klinenberg
12) The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts by Lillian Jackson Braun
13) Bullies: A Friendship by Alex Abramovich
14) Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton
15) The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender
16) Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon
17) Dragonwell Dead by Laura Childs
18) A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
19) Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby by Sarah Churchwell
20) The Dead Lie Down by Sophie Hannah
21) Killing the Poormaster by Holly Metz
22) Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
23) In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
24) Emma: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith
25) Yes Please by Amy Poehler
26) Catacombs by Madeleine Roux
27) The Asylum Novellas by Madeleine Roux
28) Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun by Victoria Laurie
29) Pattern of Betrayal by Mae Fox
30) Buzz Off by Hannah Reed
31) Nonna's Book of Mysteries by Mary Osborne
32) Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger
33) H is for Homicide by Sue Grafton
34) The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks
35) The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen
36) The Cases That Haunt Us by John Douglas
37) The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne
38) The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen
39) A Mind to Murder by P.D. James
40) The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
41) The Cradle by Patrick Somerville
42) The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
43) The Chicago Way by Michael Harvey
44) Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
45) Before He Finds Her by Michael Kardos
46) Mini-Mysteries by Julia Remine Piggin
47) I Want My Mummy edited by Alfred Hitchcock
48) Chime by Franny Billingsley
49) Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh
50) The Children of Men by P.D. James
51) In with the Devil by James Keene with Hillel Levin
52) Jazz by Toni Morrison
53) A Study in Terror by Ellery Queen
54) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
55) The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
56) Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman
57) The Doctor Makes a House Call by Robin Hathaway
58) Killer Insight by Victoria Laurie
59) Roast Mortem by Cleo Coyle
60) Slay Ride by Alfred Hitchcock



Falling For YA

I'm going to try for Level Gold, 50 books.

1) Thirty-Eight Witnesses: The Kitty Genovese Case by A.M. Rosenthal
2) What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan
3) The Case of Lisandra P. by Helene Gremillon
4) Downward Facing Death by Michelle Kelly
5) The Secrets of Lizzie Borden by Brandy Purdy
6) Find Her by Lisa Gardner
7) The Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver
8) The Widow by Fiona Barton
9) The Lies We Tell by Jamie Holland
10) Death of a Nurse by M.C. Beaton
11) The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
12) Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon
13) She's Not There by Joy Fielding
14) 3 Truths and a Lie by Lisa Gardner
15) Holding Court by K.C. Held
16) By Flower and Dean Street by Patrice Chaplin
17) All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage
18) Relic by Gretchen McNeil
19) Death With an Ocean View by Noreen Wald
20) Mean Sisters by Lindsay Emory
21) The Unforgotten by Laura Powell
22) Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
23) Tragedy Girl by Christine Hurley Deriso
24) Skinny Dipping With Murder by Auralee Wallace
25) Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
26) London's Glory by Christopher Fowler
27) Dream House by Marzia Bisognin
28) The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn
29) The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer by Skip Hollandsworth
30) Sister Dear by Laura McNeil
31) The Drowning Girls by Paula Treick DeBoard
32) I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh
33) And Then There Were Nuns by Kylie Logan
34) The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude
35) True Crime Addict by James Renner
36) Genius by Leopoldo Gout
37) Please Don't Tell by Laura Tims
38) A Game For All the Family by Sophie Hannah
39) Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
40) Grunt by Mary Roach
41) The Girls by Emma Cline
42) Breach of Crust by Ellery Adams
43) I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
44) Walt by Russell Wangersky
45) Endgame by Jeffrey Round
46) All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
47) The Trap by Melanie Raabe
48) The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale
49) The Last One by Alexandra Oliva
50) All These Perfect Strangers by Aoife Clifford
51) The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
52) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
53) The Beauty of the End by Debbie Howells
54) The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay
55) Murder in the Secret Garden by Ellery Adams
56) Caught Bread Handed by Ellie Alexander
57) American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin
58) Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter
59) Pumpkin Picking with Murder by Auralee Wallace
60) Surrender, New York by Caleb Carr
61) You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
62) As I Descended by Robin Talley
63. The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan
64. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley
65. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
66. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
67. We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntley
68. All Her Secrets by Kate Avery Ellison
69. The Dead Boyfriend by R. L. Stine
70) The Book Club Murders by Leslie Nagel
71) The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics
72) Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys
73) His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
74) The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford
75) Hi, Anxiety by Kit Kinsman
76. Eggnog Murder by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Ross
77. Stone Coffin by Kjell Eriksson
78. First Degree Mudder by Kate Dyer-Seeley
79. Mind Games by Heather W. Petty
80. The Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner
81. The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti


6 comments:

  1. Hi, I love doing this challenge. I'm hosting one as well (it's my first one ever). Please take a look and let me know if you are interested:
    http://jannghi.blogspot.com/2015/10/literary-loners-reading-challenge-2016.html

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    1. I will definitely check it out, and see if I have any books that fit-thanks for the invite!

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  2. Glad you are joining us for 2016! Good luck and have fun!

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  3. Challenges are so much fun! Good Luck with all your challenges! Happy Reading!

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    1. Thanks so much, I'm so excited for these!

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