January 1, 2013

Mystery/Crime Challenge

Challenge Summary: I love a good mystery, my favorite authors include Agatha Christie, James Patterson, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; so I thought that having a reading challenge for 2013 that includes reading mystery/crime novels and short stories would be fun, even if I turn out to be the only one participating! So here are the rules should you want to join in the fun:

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 or Amazon. These gift cards are delivered via email so you can only use it at Barnes and Noble.com not the store and of course Amazon is all online anyway.

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

Hosted by/Link: The Crafty Book Nerd. Mystery/Crime Challenge

Challenge Start and Ends Dates:January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013

My Progress: 5/5 - COMPLETED JULY 6, 2013

My List: 

1) The City and the city - China Mieville
2) Heat Wave - Richard Castle
3) The Informationist: A Thriller - Taylor Stevens
4) Cream Puff Murder - Joanne Fluke
5) Gold Digger: A Klondike Mystery - Vicki Delany

Final Thoughts

This was a good challenge for me. I'm not the biggest mystery fan, but I wanted to challenge myself this year and try something new. Some books surprised me, others I didn't like, but all in all, it was a good challenge.

2 Responses to “Mystery/Crime Challenge”

Amy Yingling said...

Hi Jules, so glad you will be reading along with us over at The Crafty Book Nerd in 2013!
Amy Yingling
The Crafty Book Nerd

Jules said...

Thanks! Good luck to you in the challenge

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