Saturday, January 9, 2021

Reporter's Challenge 2021

 


Mystery Reporter's Challenge 2021
Sponsored by Ellie in The Challenge Factory on Goodreads
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The challenge runs from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.


Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category) [1/22/21]
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category) 
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category) 

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner
(Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books 

EXTRA BONUS CATEGORY:
Nobel Prize for Literature (Newspaper Mogul + Pulitizer + Extra Bonus) = 31 books

I'm back for another round! I'm going to go for News Anchor as my official goal this year and hope to do them all again.

WHO
Protagonist is in the legal profession: Mr. President, Private Eye by Martin H. Greenberg & Francis M. Nevins (eds) [several of these presidents were also lawyers] (1/22/21)
Protagonist works with animals:
Protagonist is a librarian:
Protagonist is starting a new business or job:
Protagonist is a senior citizen:

WHAT
Book has paranormal element: The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix (1/18/21)
Alliteration in title: Dead as a Dodo by Jane Langton (1/24/21)
Title is a pun:
A number in the title:
Collaboration (written by more than one author): Death of a Millionaire by G.D.H. & Margaret Cole (1/4/21)

WHERE
Set in Florida:
Set in a city starting with the letter "B":
Set in a New England State:
Set in a state beginning with the letter "I":
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England): Death & the Dutch Uncle by Patricia Moyes [Netherlands] (1/18/21)

WHEN
Set in the 1800s: When Maidens Mourn by C. S. Harris [1812] (1/20/21)
Set in the 1900s: Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal (1/2/21)
Set during Spring:
Set during Winter: Crimson Snow by Martin Edwards (ed) [all set around Christmas time] (1/12/21)
Set during a holiday season:

WHY:
Money/Greed:
Jealousy:
Revenge:
"Love":
To keep a secret/cover up: The Floating Admiral by The Detection Club (1/17/21)

BONUS CATEGORY (PULITZER PRIZE)
WHO: Protagonist married at least 3 times:
WHAT: Protagonist's last name starts with your first or last intial:
WHERE: Set in country village/small town: Sidney Chambers & the Shadow of Death by James Runcie (1/13/21)
WHEN: Set in decade you (or family member) was born
WHY: Accidental death

EXTRA BONUS (NOBEL PRIZE)
Horoscope: Pick a date that has special meaning for you & read your 2021 horoscope for that date. Read a book that relates to that horoscope.


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