Monday, January 3, 2022

2022 Alphbet Soup Challenge


A  (The) Amish Widow's Heart by Marta Perry

  (The) Bookshop Rescue by Rochelle Alers

C   (The) Copy Cat Mystery by Carol Adorjan

Dead Heat (A Driven World Novel) by Sofia Aves

E  Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

F  Fatal Fried Rice (A Noodle Shop Mystery #7) by Vivian Chien

G

 (The) Hidden Palace (The Golem and the Jinni, #2) by  Helene Wecker

I  (The) Illyrian Adventure by Lloyd Alexander

J

K

L

M  Murder on the House (Home Renovation Book #3) by Judith Blackwell

 Naamah by Sarah Blake

   Of Books and Bagpipes (Scottish Bookshop Mystery, Book 2) by  Paige Shelton

  People Love Dead Jews: Reports From A Haunted Present by Dara Horn

 Kale to the Queen (A Kensington Palace Chef Mystery #1) by  Nell Hampton

R  Rush for the Gold : Mystery at the Olympics (The Sports Beat #6) by John Feinstein

S   Sinfully Mine ( Lesson with the Dom, Book 2)  by Kendall Ryan

 (The) Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman

U   Unleashed (Melanie Travis #7)  by Laurien Berenson

V

W Wonton Terror( A Noodle Shop Mystery #4) by Vivien Chien

X

Y  (The) Yid by Paul Goldberg

 A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel


Saturday, January 1, 2022

Craving for Cozies 2022




Read  one book from these sub-Catagories:

-One dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.)Kale to the Queen (A Kensington Palace Mystery #1) by Nell Hampton

i- One from animal related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.): Unleashed by Laurien Berenson

- One from craft related : A Stitch in Crime (Crochet #4) by Betty Hechtman
- One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.):  Murder on the House (Haunted Home Renovation Book            #3) by Juliet Blackwell
- One from cozy mysteries based outside the US : Of Books and Bagpipes (Scottish Bookshop Mystery, Book          2) by Paige Shelton
- One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)Hot and Sour Suspects ( A Noodle shop Mystery #8) by Vivien Chein
- 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!)

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

2022 What's In A Name?

 

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In 2021, choose 6 books thatp have titles that contain a:
(Click on the links for more examples and infomp

  • Speed : Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics (The Sports Beat #6) by John Feinstein
  • Person and their description: People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present by Dara Horn
  • Mythical being: Hidden Palace (The Golem and the Jenni #2) by Helene Wecker
  • Season: That Summer by Jennifer Weiner
  • ColorThe Black Cat's Clue by Margaret Sutton
  • Compound Word:  Of Books and Bagpipes (Scottish Bookshop Mystery, Book 2) by Paige Shelton.  Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4496208233


Sunday, January 3, 2021

Alphabet Soup 2021 Books

 



A  All in One Place (Holmes Crossing Book 2) by Carolyne Aarsen

B Broadcast 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball #7) by J.C. Eaton

C  Cat Me If You Can (Cat in the Stacks Mystery #13) by Miranda James  

D  Donut Turn Around (A Lisa Almond Mystery #1) by A. Gardner

E   Easter Bunny Munder (Lucy Stone #19) by Leslie Meier

F  Freezer I'll Shoot (Vintage Kitchen Mystery #3) by Victoria Hamilton

G (The) Ghost and the Haunted Portrait (Haunted Bookshop Mystery #7) by Cleo Coyle

H  Hearse and Gardens (Hamptons House & Garden Mysteries #2) by Kathleen Bridge

  Irish Stewed (Ethnic Eats Mystery #1) by Kylie Logan  

J  Jane & the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor (Jane Austin Mysteries, Book #1) by Stephanie              Barron

K  A Killer Carol (An Amish Mystery #7) by Laura Bradford

Lie, Lie Again by Stacy Wise

M  Murder in The Reading Room (Book Retreat Mystery #5)  by Ellery Adams

N  (The) Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1) by Maureen Johnson

O  One Last Breath ( Tara Mills Myster-Book Two) by Sarah Sutton

  Puzzled 2020 by  Ruth

Q  The Big Question (Hank the Cowdog, #60) by John R. Erickson

Rebecca, White House Raccoon by Kevin Coolidge and Jubal Lee

S  (The) Shrivers' Story: Eyewitnesses to the Battle of Gettysburg by Nancie W. Gudmestad

T  Temporary Dad by Laura Marie Altom (part of Suddenly a Father)

U   Up in Smoke (Glock Grannies #1) by Shannon VanBergen 

V   (A) Vision of Murder (Psychic Eve Mystery, #3) by Victoria Laurie

Wedding Day and Foul Play (Consignment Shop Mystery #6) by Duffy Brown

X  The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (Daniel X, #1) by James Patterson

Y  Yuletide Murder (A Deadline Mystery Book 10) by Sonia Parin 

   Life with Zarf: The Trouble with Weasels by Rob Harrell


Sunday, December 27, 2020

What's In A Name? 2021 Challenge


 


Welcome to the 14th annual What’s in a Name challenge! In years past, this challenge was hosted by Charlie at The Worm Hole. I took over in 2019 and I’m excited to host again this year!

The challenge runs from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. You can sign up any time, but only count books that you read between those dates.

Read a book in any format (hard copy, ebook, audio) with a title that fits into each category.

Don’t use the same book for more than one category.

Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed, it’s encouraged!

You can choose your books as you go or make a list ahead of time.

Sign up using the Mr Linky below with a link to your WIAN challenge page/post, not your main blog URL. Feel free to save and use the graphic at the top of the page! Also, link back to this sign up page in your challenge post so others can join too.

The categories below are links to each category sign up link.  Add your book review for each category so we can see what you’ve read and discover ideas as needed.

In 2021, choose 6 books that have titles that contain a:
(Click on the links for more examples and info)

  • One/1 (ex. One Second After; The 100): All in One Place (Holmes Crossing Book 2) by Carolyne Aarsen
  • Doubled word (ex. In a Dark, Dark Wood; Wolf by Wolf): Lie, Lie Again by Stacy Wise
  • Reference to outer space (ex. The Fault in Our Stars) The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1) by Maureen Johnson
  • Possessive noun: All the President's Menus (A White House Chef Mystery #8) by Julie Hyzy
  • Botanical word Hearse and Gardens (Hamptons Home & Garden Mysteries #2) by Kathleen Bridge
  • Article of clothing (ex. Bossypants)  The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

Sunday, December 6, 2020

2021 Craving for Cozies

 




Murder in the Reading Room (Book Retreat Mystery #5) by Ellery Adams

All the President's Menus (A White House Chef Mystery #8) by Julie Hyzy

Donut Turn Around (A Lisa Almond Mystery #1) by A. Gardner

Wedding Day and Foul Play by Duffy Brown

Hearse and Garden (Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery #2) by Kathleen Bridge

Freezer I"ll Shoot (Vintage Kitchen Mystery, #3) by Victory Hamilton

Broadcast 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball #7) by J.C. Eaton

Murder in an Irish Village (Irish Village Mystery #1) by Carlene O'Connor

Irish Stewed (Ethnic Eats Mystery #1) by Kylie Logan

Cat Me If You Can (Cat in the Stacks Mystery #13) by Miranda James

Red Picket Fences (Pembury Acres Cozy Mystery #1) by Daphne McLean

The Drowning Spool (A Needlecraft Mystery, #17) by Monica Ferris

One Last Breath (Tara Mills Mystery #2) by Sarah Sutton

Murder in the Manor (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery #1) by Fiona Grace

The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait (Haunted Bookshop Mystery #7) by Cleo Coyle

Easter Bunny Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery #19) by Leslie Meier

A Killer Carol (An Amish Mystery #7) by Laura Bradford

Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor (Jane Austin Mysteries, #1) by Stephanie Barron

A Vision of Murder (Psychic Eye Mystery, #3) by Victoria Laurie

Yuletide Murder (A Deadline Cozy Mystery Book 10) by Sonia Parin

Up in Smoke (Glock Grannies #1) by Shannon VanBergen

Claus For Alarm (A Christmas Magic Cozy #1) by Gretchen Allen




Craving Cozies 2020

Craving Cozies 2020

 1. A Whale of a Tail - Kathi Daley

 2. Deadly Decor (Caprice De Luca Mystery #2) - Karen Rose Smith

 3. Celtic Christmas (Zoe Donovan Cozy Mystery #33) - Kathi Daley

 4. Bundle of Trouble (A Maternal Instincts Mystery Book 1) - Diana Orgain

 5. Murder Ink (Victoria Square #6) - Lorraine Bartlett

6. Six Cats a Slayin" (Cat in the Stacks $10) - Miranda James

7. Not a Creature was Purring (Paws and Claws Mystery, #5) - Krista Davis

 8. Sprinkles of Suspicion (Cupcake Catering Mystery, #1) - Kim Davis

  9. Double Knit (A Permelia O'Brien Mystery Book 1) - Arlene Sachitano

 10. Crime and Poetry (Magical Bookshop #1) - Amanda Flower

 11. Prose and Cons (Magical Bookshop #2) - Amanda Flower

 12. Murders and Metaphors (Magical Bookshop Mystery #3) - Amanda Flower

 13. Radical Regatta! (Corsario Cove #4) - Anna Celeste Burke

  14. Gnarly New Year (Corsario Cove #2) - Anna Celeste Burke

  15. Lights, Camera, Murder: Reality TV Cozy Mysteries 1 - Nikki Haverstock

  16. Killer Cables: A Knitorious Murder Mystery Book 2 - Reagan Davis

  17. The Valentine Mystery (Tess and Tilly #2) - Kathi Daley