Saturday, January 3, 2015

2015 Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge

OK, I'm doing this one now.  I want to try reading more mysteries besides cozies.  I will go for Five books to
start with.  Sign up here

NOTE:  The challenge has moved to the blog Thoughts From an Evil Overlord.  Link here.

I love to curl up with a warm blanket, a nice hot cup of tea, and a book full of grisly murders and English gentlemen.
I ran a reading challenge in 2013 on my old blog “The Crafty Book Nerd”, but took a break from it in 2014, but instead of trying to resurrect my old reading challenge I decided to just start over with a new title to go along with all the other changes like my blog name and such.

There for awhile I was really focusing on Advanced Reader Reviews and I wasn’t really enjoying reading anymore, I actually fell so far behind in those review copies that I just gave up on reading for awhile. But I missed delving into a good book and losing myself so I decided from here on out that I will only read the books that I want to read and I swore to myself to stop hitting the request button in Netgalley & Edelweiss.

So this reading challenge is not just for all of you but for me to so that I can really get back into my favorite genre!

 So here are the rules should you want to join in the fun:

1.) The challenge starts January 1, 2015 and ends  December 31, 2015.

2.) You can read any novel, short story or author just so that the genre is mystery/crime/thriller.

3.) 1 novel counts as 1 novel( 1 novel is anything over 100 pages) of course but you will have to read 5 short stories to count as 1 novel.

4.) There will be a monthly post for you to add a link or links to your post showing the progress that you have made so far. There will be two link-ups on each reading challenge post, one is a text link-up for those of you who are participating without a blog/through Goodreads/or through another way and then a thumbnail link-up for those of you that are participating from a blog.

5.) There will be a book giveaway each month and for initially signing up.

As an incentive each month’s link-up post (including this sign-up link-up post) will be followed by another link-up post that will be a giveaway of a mystery/crime/thriller from my own bookshelf, just a note that these are used books but I would never give away something not up to par so even though it is used it is still in good condition.

The post for the giveaway and reading challenges are separate you will be able to see which book I am giving away and then you get to decide whether you want to enter for the giveaway or not, you do have to sign-up to enter the sign-up giveaway and then for the monthly giveaway you will have had to link-up a read for that month.

If you read a certain number of novels you receive a rank at the end I will award a secret prize to the person who reads the most books:

5 books= Inspector Lestrade
10 books = Amelia Peabody
15 books = Flavia de Luce
20 books = Inspector Ian Rutledge
25 books = Detective Simon Ziele
30 books= Miss Marple
35 books= Hercule Poirot
40+ books= Sherlock Holmes

Here is what I will be reading:
  1. Death and Taxes--Susan Dunlap
  2. Big Little Lies--Liane Moriarty
  3. Candy Apple Dead--Sammi Carter
  4. The Chocolate Cat Caper--Joanna Carl
  5. The Girl on the Train--Paula Hawkins
  6. Maigret and the Loner--Georges Simenon
  7. Just Desserts--G.A. McKevett
  8. A Salty Piece of Land--Jimmy Buffett
  9. Cat With an Emerald Eye--Carole Nelson Douglas
  10. Storm Front--Jim Butcher
  11. Murder Past Due--Miranda James
  12. 1st to Die--James Patterson
  13. 2nd Chance--James Patterson
  14. 3rd Degree--James Patterson
  15. 4th of July--James Patterson
  16. Carrot Cake Murder--Joanne Fluke
  17. Fatal Shadows--Josh Lanyon
  18. Spring Cleaning Murders--Dorothy Cannell
  19. The Oath--Frank E. Peretti
  20. Assault and Pepper--Tamar Myers
  21. Cream Puff Murder--Joanne Fluke
  22. Gossamer Ghost--Laura Childs
  23. The Kitchen Witch--Annette Blair
  24. Bewitched, Bothered and Biscotti--Bailey Cates
  25. Charms and Chocolate Chips--Bailey Cates
  26. Devil's Food Cake Murder--Joanne Fluke
  27. Boy Toy--Michael Craft
  28. Blackberry Pie Murder--Joanne Fluke
  29. The Thirteenth Tale--Diane Satterfield
  30. A Cold-Blooded Business--Dana Stabenow
Calling this one off as of December 11.  Link has been deleted.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jamie, I just want to welcome you to the 2015 Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge we are looking forward to reading some mysteries with you in 2015!!!