Friday, November 24, 2017

2018 Cloak and Dagger Challenge

I'll be doing this one again. I'm getting close to 40 book for this year, so I will try for that many next year.

Where did 2017 go! I can’t believe it’s already time to do sign ups for 2018! I hope everyone who participated this year read a lot of great mystery, suspense, and thrillers. I know I did and I found a lot of new series!
I don’t know about you all but I read a lot of mysteries this year. Most of them being cozies but I also found some great new mystery series to try. Hope you all found some great new authors or series to try! I don’t know how many of you tried to challenge yourselves this year to finish or at least catch up to a series but I did pretty good. I at least got caught up on about 4 series which is pretty good for me. I am close to catching up on some more but I have a long ways to go before catching up on all of them!! 🙂
We still have our facebook group so if you haven’t joined we would love for you too!  Here is the groups link: It’s a closed group so just ask to join and we shall let you in. 🙂
Challenge Rules:
  • You can read any book that is from the mystery/suspense/thriller/crime genres. Any sub-genres are welcome as long as they incorporate one of these genres.
  • You don’t need a blog to participate but you do need a place to post your reviews to link up. (blog, goodreads, booklikes, shelfari, etc.)
  • Make a goal post and link it back here with your goal for this challenge.
  • Books need to be novellas or novels, please no short stories. (At least 100 pages +)
  • Crossovers into other challenges  are fine.
  • The Challenge will  be from Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st. (Sign up ends April 15th)
There will be a monthly link up so that others can check out your progress and look at your reviews. At the halfway mark and at the end we will have a giveaway for those participating.
If you tweet about your progress or reviews please use the hashtag #CloakDaggerChal so others can see it.
5-15 books – Amateur sleuth
16-25 books – Detective
26-35 books – Inspector
36 – 55 – Special agent
56+ books – Sherlock Holmes
This year Barb wants to play a game some time during the year. It’s sort of a mystery game but we haven’t tweaked it just yet so it doesn’t have a name but I wanted you to get ready in case you like to play games. It will all involve reading mysteries but just doing so in a fun way

My books:
  1. Mum's the Word--Kate Collins
  2. Pandora's Daughter--Iris Johansen
  3. Barnaby Rudge--Charles Dickens
  4. Y is for Yesterday--Sue Grafton
  5. Small Great Things--Jodi Picot
  6. British Manor Murder--Leslie Meier
  7. Hardcore Twenty-Four--Janet Ivanovich
  8. Surfacing--Margaret Atwood
  9. The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers--Lilian Jackson Braun
  10. File M for Murder--Miranda James
  11. Death at Daisy's Folly--Robin Paige
  12. Knit One, Kill Two--Maggie Sefton
  13. The Brothers Karamavoz--Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  14. The Murder at the Vicarage--Agatha Christie
  15. Cat of the Century--Rita Mae Brown
  16. Slay It With Flowers--Kate Collins
  17. Slight of Paw--Sofie Kelly
  18. Bitter Harvest--Ann Rule
  19. Havana Bay--Martin Cruz Smith
  20. Pirate Latitudes--Michael Crichton
  21. The Handmaid's Tale--Margaret Atwood
  22. The Swan Thieves--Elizabeth Kostova
  23. Raspberry Danish Murder--Joanne Fluke
  24. The Woman in the Window--A.J. Finn
  25. The Man Who Died--Annti Tuomainen
  26. Santa Clawed--Rita Mae Brown
  27. Murder Most Crafty

Challenge completed on December 20


  1. So glad your coming back!!! I just love mysteries!

  2. I read a LOT of mysteries. I am probably Sherlockian.

  3. I’m in at Sherlock. I’ll hashtag at #cloakanddaggerrc208