Monday, November 7, 2011

Cruisin' Thru the Cozies 2012 (or Yes, I found another one)

I'm addicted. I admit it. I've never met a reading challenge I didn't like. And I can't possibly turn down one that's all about mysteries. I am signing up for Socrates' Book Reviews: Cruisin' Thru the Cozies. Love me some mysteries and love me some cozies.

Here's a quick run-down. If you want the full scoop, hop on over to her place and check it out. And sign up....and pick up 8 or 10 more challenges while you're at it, so I won't look quite so crazy.

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, 2012 and ends December 31, 2012.

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.

There's more...but you get the idea. Go sign up. Do it now!

I am in for the Super Sleuth level. Here's my proposed reading list:

1. Silver & Guilt by Cynthia Smith (4/9/12)
2. Murder Has Its Points by Frances & Richard Lockridge (1/12/11)
3. A Slip of the Tong by Charles Goodrum (6/3/12)
4. Mysterious Incidents at Lone Rock by Rajendra Pillai (8/6/12)
5. The Key by Patricia Wentworth (8/15/12)
6. Something to Die For by Susan Holtzer (6/1/12)
7. A First Class Murder by Elliott Roosevelt (5/16/12)
8. Garden of Malice by Susan Kenney (5/21/12)
9. The Doctor Dines in Prague by Robin Hathaway (3/12/12)
10. The Curious Cape Cod Skull by Marie Lee (3/21/12)

11. The Cat Who Saw Red by Lilian Jackson Braun (5/22/12)
12. O' Artful Death by Sarah Stewart Taylor (6/20/12)
13. Mrs. Jeffries Stands Corrected by Emily Brightwell (8/19/12)

14. Murder at the Library of Congress by Margaret Truman (9/24/12)
15. Murder Most Puzzling by Lillian S. Robinson (10/23/12) 

Challenge Complete (may read more, though) 10/23/12

Other Possibles:
16. Booked for Death by Miriam Bogencicht
17. The Body in the Bookcase by Katherine Hall Page
18. Death Is in the Air by Kate Kingsbury
19. Murder Misread by P. M. Carlson
20. High Rhymes & Misdemeanors by Diana Killian


Yvonne said...

I'm so glad you joined the challenge, Bev! You have a great list of books to read. Good luck and have fun!

Michelle Fidler said...

I like Kate Kingsbury, too. I read her latest Pennyfoot Christmas mystery in June and now I'm reading Decked with Folly, the previous book. I hope to get the latest in the series for Christmas.

I also like Patricia Wentworth and have most of her mysteries. I also have books from the Lockridges, Hazel Holt, and Katherine Hall Page.