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Sunday, November 27, 2011

2012 Serial Killers Reading Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for another 2012 Reading Challenge!!


Oh, wow! I love reading crime novels, especially about serial killers! I was really excited to find this challenge which is being hosted by Marce at Tea Time with Marce.

Here are the details copied from Marce's blog:


Serial Killers Reading Challenge 2012:

When you read a book about a serial killer, are you fascinated, scared, intrigued, paranoid........ then join the Serial Killers Reading Challenge and share the best of the best. It may be the detectives, profilers or the serial killer that keep you up reading long into the night.

This Challenge is not about how many you read but finding the best of the best and 'remembering' to link your review.

Here are 2 links to use to help you choose but any book from any genre involving a serial killer counts towards the challenge.

NPR Audience - Top 100 Killer List
Goodreads Listopia - I like Serial Killers


Details:

* Challenge Dates: January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012

* All Genres are Welcome

* All forms of books will count - eBooks, Audiobooks, etc

* You do not have to list the chosen books ahead of time and your choices can crossover into other challenges you have joined.

* If you participate in this challenge please sign up below. Either post and link back here with your direct link to your intro challenge post or put Challenge Button on sidebar linking back here please.

* Surprise Giveaways - Only those that have posted review(s) will be entered

* NO LEVELS - The more participation to find the best of the best is the Challenge.

In the comments below, tell us what serial killer book you have found to be the best. This is one of my favourite books and movie - Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris.

Note - I will keep a list of all favourites and 5 star reviews to create a 'Personalized Bloggers List' for future years.

Thank you for joining - Review Post will go up first week of Jan


If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

UPDATE: 
CHALLENGE COMPLETED ON 16 MAY 2012

Wow, I have a lot of Serial Killer books in my TBR list! I could do this challenge for many years to come! I have picked out some books that I think will qualify for the challenge based on the two links that I visited. I am going to keep track of my progress below (I have no idea how far I will get, but this gives me lots to choose from and I will link-up my reviews as I go):
  1. Fair Game by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 3)  
  2. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye (Timothy Wilde, Book 1)
  3. 3rd Degree by James Patterson and Andrew Gross (Women's Murder Club, Book 3)
  4. The Yard by Alex Grecian (London Murder Squad, Book 1)
  5. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Anna, Book 1) 
  6. Along Came A Spider by James Patterson (Alex Cross, Book #1)
  7. Kiss The Girls by James Patterson (Alex Cross, Book #2)
  8. Jack & Jill by James Patterson (Alex Cross, Book #3)
  9. Cat & Mouse by James Patterson (Alex Cross, Book #4)
  10. Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson (Alex Cross, Book #5)
  11. Roses Are Red by James Patterson (Alex Cross, Book #6)
  12. Violets Are Red by James Patterson (Alex Cross, Book #7)
  13. Four Blind Mice by James Patterson (Alex Cross, Book #8)
  14. The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson (Alex Cross, Book #9)
  15. London Bridges by James Patterson (Alex Cross, Book #10)
  16. Cross by James Patterson (Alex Cross, Book #11)
  17. London Bridges by James Patterson (Alex Cross, Book #12)
  18. Double Cross by James Patterson (Alex Cross, Book #13)
  19. Cross Country by James Patterson (Alex Cross, Book #14)
  20. Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson (Alex Cross, Book #15)
  21. I, Alex Cross by James Patterson (Alex Cross, Book #16)
  22. Cross Fire by James Patterson (Alex Cross, Book #17)
  23. Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson (Alex Cross, Book #18)
  24. Heartsick by Chelsea Cain (Gretchen Lowell, Book #1)
  25. Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain (Gretchen Lowell, Book #2)
  26. Evil at Heart by Chelsea Cain (Gretchen Lowell, Book #3)
  27. The Night Season by Chelsea Cain (Gretchen Lowell, Book #2)
  28. The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker
  29. Heartsick by Chelsea Cain (Gretchen Lowell, Book #1)
  30. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Millennium Trilogy, Book #1)
  31. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson (Millennium Trilogy, Book #3)
  32. Hot Blooded by Lisa Jackson (New Orleans, Book #1)
  33. Cold Blooded by Lisa Jackson (New Orleans, Book #2)
  34. Shiver by Lisa Jackson (New Orleans, Book #3)
  35. Absolute Fear by Lisa Jackson (New Orleans, Book #4)
  36. Lost Souls by Lisa Jackson (New Orleans, Book #5)
  37. Malice by Lisa Jackson (New Orleans, Book #6)
  38. Devious by Lisa Jackson (New Orleans, Book #3)
  39. Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs (Temperance Brennan, #1)
  40. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown (Robert Langdon, Book #1)
  41. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (Robert Langdon, Book #2)
  42. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (Robert Langdon, Book #2)
  43. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  44. Killing Floor by Lee Child (Jack Reacher, Book #1)
  45. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell (Kay Scarpetta, Book #1)
  46. Feed by Mira Grant (Newsflesh Trilogy, Book #1)

5 comments:

  1. Great reading challenge. I didn't see Paul Cleave on either list though. Man does that guy write amazing serial killer fiction.

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  2. Thank you for joining, I look forward to reviews.

    You have a great list already to choose from.

    I put the 2 links to help but any serial killer book will be counted.

    I'm a new follower.

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  3. Can this challenge also be for *real* serial killers...like, if I read a book on Gacy, does that count?

    Thanks,
    Dawn
    www.cheapisthenewclassy.com

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  4. @Dawn: I would think so, Dawn. But you'd have to check with Marce, since she is the one hosting the challenge. Just click on the challenge badge to be directed to her blog and the sign-up post.

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  5. I have read all the Alex Cross novels to date they are amazing...James Patterson is my all time favorite crime novelist!!!

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