Saturday, November 21, 2015

Cruisin' Thru The Cozies Reading Challenge 2016

Welcome to the sixth annual Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge! Six years later and I'm still loving those cozies! I hope you'll join me in this 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 13-20 books

Level 4 - Sleuth Extraordinaire - Read 21 or more books

2. The challenge runs from January 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2016.

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!

5. You don't have to post a review, but I'm sure others would love to know about the books you are reading and may even want to add it to their reading lists.

NOTE: If you don't have a blog and want to participate, that's fine. You don't have to have a blog, just post in the comments section as you finish books. If you belong to a site like Goodreads and review the books there, that's fine too. Just leave us the link.  I also have a group for this challenge on Goodreads and you can sign up by clicking here.

6. If you do have a blog, take the button above, put it on your blog and post about the challenge. Then add your name to Mr. Linky below. Please use the link of your challenge post, not the link to your home page.

7. I'm going to have one link for signing up, one link for completed reviews and one link for your wrap up posts. I won't be having a monthly link, just one for all reviews read for this challenge.

Have fun!

I will go for Level 3 and list my books here...

1.  Stabbing in the Senate by Colleen J. Shogan (Click here to read my review.)

2.  Sweet Pepper Hero by J.J. Cook (Click here to read my review.)

3.  A Talent for Murder by Teresa LaRue (Click here to read my review.)

4.  Killer Run by Lynn Cahoon (Click here to read my review.)

5.  Engaged to Danger by Barbara Venkataraman (Click here to read my review)

6.  Murder on Wheels by Lynn Cahoon (Click here to read my review.)

7.  By Book or by Crook by Eva Gates (Click here to read my review.)

8.  Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates (Click here to read my review.)

9.  Sleight of Paw by Patricia Fry (Click here to read my review.)

10.  No Cats Allowed by Miranda James (Click here to read my review.)

11.  Between a Book and a Hard Place by Denise Swanson (Click here to read my review.)

12.  A Sheetcake Named Desire by Jacklyn Brady (Click here to read my review.)

13.  Do or Diner by Christine Wenger (Click here to read my review.)

Sign up for this challenge below. Use this format:

Line #1: Your name (blog if you have one)
Line #2: Link to your sign up post (please post the direct link to your sign up post, not to your blog's homepage).


Line #1: Title (Your name/blog)
Line #2: Link to your review (not to your homepage)

Once you complete the challenge, if you post a wrap up post on your blog, link it below.
Line #1: Your name/blog
Line #2: Link to your wrap up post


  1. The sixth one! Time sure flies. Thanks, Yvonne. I'll be going for Level 4 - Sleuth Extraordinaire again this year and signing up at Goodreads.

    Even though I have a blog, I very rarely do reviews there, but this will be listed in my 2016 Challenges any time I post about them.

  2. Hi, I'm in again. Love this challenge.

  3. I am not sure how do this. I do reviews on books I read. Most are cozies but I idea. I need to post something on my blog. Not sure what.
    I should go for level 4

  4. I love this challenge! I signed up for Level 4 and posted abou it on my blog :)

  5. I'm torn between doing this one again and doing the Cloak and Dagger one which encompasses all mystery styles. Decisions, decisions. :D

  6. This will be my first Crusin' thru the Cozies, I am really looking forward to the challenge. I am going to choose Level 3.

  7. Hi Yvonne,
    I'll be joining in. I'm going for level 4.
    Have a great day!

  8. Thanks for hosting again! Maybe this year I'll make my goal ;-)

  9. Thanks for hosting this again, Yvonne!

  10. I am looking forward to join this! It is my first time and it looks like so much fun. I will like to try the sleuth extraordinarie level. I am not sure I am doing this correctly since I do not think I have a url

  11. I am very excited about this event. This is my first time doing this and hopefully I am doing it correctly since I don't think I have a URL. I want to enter at level 4

  12. This will be my first time--but I love a good cozy mystery. Thanks for hosting.

  13. First time doing reading challenges they sound like fun.I read a lot of cozies so should have no problem doing level 3 if that evil thing called work doesn't inter fear to much.

  14. I definitely need the push to read more cozies for fun! Review books always push them out!

  15. My first time doing this. Found your challenge on Books, Movies, reviews! Oh My! I read a lot of cozies so this should be fun!

  16. Yvonne, thank you so much for continuing to host this challenge. It's one of the first I ever entered, and when I cut back on challenges this year, it's the only genre-related challenge I didn't even consider dropping. I love mysteries!


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