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Monday, December 10, 2012

2013 Mystery/Crime Reading Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for a 2013 Reading Challenge!!

This challenge is being hosted by Amy from The Crafty Book Nerd!

Here are the details copied from Amy's blog:
2013 Mystery/Crime Reading Challenge

1.) The challenge starts January 1, 2013 and ends  December 31, 2013.

2.) You can read any novel, short story or author just so that the genre is mystery/crime.

3.) 1 novel counts as 1 novel( 1 novel is anything over 100 pages) of course but you will have to read 5 short stories to count as 1 novel.

4.) There will be a monthly post for you to add a link or links to your post showing the progress that you have made so far. 

5.) Each month there will be a drawing for those that linked up their participation in the challenge for that month the prize is a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble.

If you don't have a blog you can also link up through GoodReads or Flickr (for Flickr just keep track by having a picture of the novel and then numbering them in the description so I know where you are at in the challenge).

If you read a certain number of novels you receive a rank at the end I will award a secret prize to the person who reads the most books:

5 books= Detective 

10 books = Sergeant

15 books = Lieutenant 

20 books = Captain

25 books = Chief

30+ books = Sherlock Holmes
If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I am aiming for SERGEANT (10 mystery/crime books).


I will keep track of my progress below and link up my reviews:
  1. Holiday Grind by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #8)
  2. Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #3) 
  3. Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #4) 
  4. Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason 
  5. Roast Mortem by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #9) 
  6. Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #5) 
  7. Nowhere to Hide by Nancy Bush 
  8. Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #6)
  9. On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #1)
  10. Tuesday's Gone by Nicci French (Frieda Klein, Book #2)
  11. Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens  
  12. Twenty-Five Years Ago Today by Stacy Juba               


  1. Hi Darlene,
    Thanks for posting about the book challenge I'm hosting. I am so glad you are joining us!
    Amy Yingling
    The Crafty Book Nerd


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