I’ve been getting back into cozy mysteries and was looking for some recommendations when I stumbled upon Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge hosted by Socrates' Book Reviews and knew I had to join.
It looks like it’s going to be such a fun challenge and will help me branch out into different cozy mystery sub-genres.
Here’s the levels:
Ø Level one (Snoop) - Read one book in each of these cozy sub-genres (total of 10 books)
o One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.)o One from animal related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.)o One from craft related (any kind of hobbies - knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.)o One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.)o One from British cozy mysteries (example: Belinda Lawrence series)o One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)o One holiday based (set during any holiday - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.)o One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.)o One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)o One is your choice! (freebie!)
Ø Level two (Investigator) - Read all the books in level one plus an additional 10 cozy books of your choice (total of 20)Ø Level three (Super Sleuth) - Read two books from each sub-genre in level one plus an additional 10 cozy books of your choice (total of 30 books)Ø Level four (Sleuth Extraordinaire) - Read two books from each sub-genre in level one plus an additional 20 cozy books of your choice (total of 40 books)
Timeframe: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
- Any format Counts
- If you can't find or don't want to read a certain sub-genre, you can switch it out for another one of your choice. However, this can only be done one time.
I’m playing it safe and aiming for Level One: Snoop. If I manage those in a timely fashion, I may try to go for Level Two.
2- Animal Related--The Cat, the Quilt, and the Corpse by Leann Sweeney
8-Travel SWITCHED OUT--Death and the Gravedigger's Angel by Loretta Ross