My 2013 Reading Challenges

Once again I am overdoing it on my reading challenges (see the list over there on the left... cringes ). So far I have 35 different challenges chosen to try. Many are challenges that require very few reads (6 or under) several require just 12 different reads. Then there are those that go way beyond that, such as the 2013 Category Challenge, Mount TBR and Book Bingo.

Some of the challenges are carryovers from 2012 that I never did get to and luckily they have been brought back for 2013.

One of my goals this year it to definitely read as much as I can from my already overflowing book shelves. I am notorious for buying books so much faster than I can read them. I'm sure I will buy new books this of an addiction for me and one I thoroughly enjoy and never want cured of!

I will admit. Deciding on which challenges to tackle and tyear I won't be able to help it and truthfully I don't want to. Yes buying books is somewhat hen which books to read for each challenge and which books will crossover challenges is as much fun as reading the books! It's my type A personality. Lists are a big thing with me. I make lists for everything and usually end up changing them at some point. And besides, If you're going to do something why not jump right in and do it in a big way! (Dec. 23, 2012)


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Welcome to the third annual Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge!

To find out exactly what a cozy mystery is, check out This site is dedicated to cozy mysteries and does a great job of defining them as well as giving a list of cozy mysteries. This challenge is NOT restricted to what is on their list, it's just to be used as a guideline in case you need some hints on what to read.

So, here are the rules...

1. Choose the level you wish to participate:

Level 1 - Snoop - Read at least 6 books

Level 2 - Investigator - Read 7-12 books

Level 3 - Super Sleuth - Read 13 or more books

2. The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 and ends December 31, 2013.

3. You don't have to choose your books in advance. If you do, you can change your list at any time during the year. Books can overlap with other challenges.

4. Books can be in any format - paper, audio, all counts!


Books I have read for this challenge:

I have several on my shelves to choose from such as:

A Witch Before Dying by Heather Blake
Books can be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay
Double Booked for Death by ali Brandon
Bruja Brouhaha by rochella Staub
A Sinister Sense by allison Kinglsey
50% off Murder by Josie Bella
A Killer Read by Erika Chase
Square Root of Murder by Ada Madison
Ghost by PJ Alderman
The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters
Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters
And these by Agatha Christie:
Crooked House
Ordeal by Innocence
Seven Dials Mystery
Murder on the Orient Express
Murder in Mesopotamia
They Came to Baghdad


Year after Year - ongoing readings

Books by Year

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010
Books Read in 2009
Books Read prior to 2009
(that I can remember)

Books by Category

Fantasy books Read
Mysteries Read

Author Reads

Future addition