Thursday, November 16, 2023

Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2024 - Sign Up



Welcome to the 14th annual Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge! I can't believe I've been doing this for so long.  Once again, I'm giving challengers two options - one is to read only sub-genres and the other is to read cozy mysteries of your choice.

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.

This cozy mystery reading challenge has two ways to participate and you can choose whichever suits you the best:

A) Read only cozy mysteries of your choice.


B) Read one book from these sub-genres:

- One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.)
- One from animal related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.)
- One from craft related (any kind of hobbies - knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.)
- One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.)
- One from cozy mysteries based outside the US (example: Belinda Lawrence series (British))
- One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)
- One holiday based (set during any holiday - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.)
- One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.)
- One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)
- One is your choice! (freebie!)

Here are the levels you can join for either A or B…

Level one (Snoop) -
A) Read 10 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B) Read one book in each of the above cozy sub-genres (total of 10 books)

Level two (Investigator) -
A) Read 20 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B) Read all the books in level one plus an additional 10 cozy books of your choice (total of 20)

Level three (Super Sleuth) -
A) Read 30 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B) Read two books from each sub-genre in level one plus an additional 10 cozy books of your choice (total of 30 books)

Level four (Sleuth Extraordinaire) -
A)Read 40 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B)Read two books from each sub-genre in level one plus an additional 20 cozy books of your choice (total of 40 books)

Here are the rules...

1. The challenge runs from January 1, 2024 and ends December 31, 2024.

2. 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.

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

4. 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 here.

5. 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.

6. 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.

I'm, once again, going with Level two (Investigator) and I'm doing level A.

A) Read only cozy mysteries of your choice.

I'll be listing my books as I read them here...

1. Deadly to the Core by Joyce Tremel (Click here for my review.)

2.  Only the Good Die Young by Julie Mulhern (Click here for my review.)

3.  Murderous Means by Lida Sideris (Click here for my review.)

4.   Murder, She Wrote: Fit for Murder by J. Fletcher, T. Moran (Click here for my review)

5.  The Silence of the Library by Miranda James (Click here for my review.)

6.  Meows & Murder by Ellen Wren Burke (Click here for my review.)

7.  Mystic Murder by Cindy Stark (Click here to read my review.)

8.  Ill-Fated Fortune by Jennifer J. Chow (Click here to read my review.)

9.  Why Oh Rye? by Lucy Lakestone (Click here for my review.)

10.  Rhythm and Clues by Olivia Blacke (Click here for my review.)

11.  Deep in the Snow by Wendy Meadows (Click here for my review.)

12.   CSI: Cat Sleuth Investigation by Chris Abernathy (Click here for my review.)

13.  Sprites and Scuttlebutt by Elizabeth Pantley (Click here for my review.)

14.  Miami Mice by Chris Abernathy (Click here for my review.)

15.  Wonton Terror by Vivien Chien (Click here for my review.)

16.  Dead in the Water by Emma Ainsley (Click here for my review.)





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).


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