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Here is our Reading Challenge for 2016. Challenge starts Jan 1, 2016. Levels shameless copied for paranormal challenge.

  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category
  • Read five in a category for platinum status for that category
  1. First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started
  2. Last book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series)  this mean last book written to date in that series.
  3. Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)
  4. Historical Cozy- A cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)
  5. Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc
  6. Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story
  7. Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc)
  8. New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life
  9. Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc)
  10. Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc
  11. Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages
  12. Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)



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Alice's Spot

Here is our Reading Challenge for 2016. Challenge starts Jan 1, 2016. Levels shameless copied for paranormal challenge.

  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category
  • Read five in a category for platinum status for that category
  1. First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started
    1. To Brew or not to Brew by Joyce Tremel done 2/1
    2. Daisies for Innocence by Bailey Cattrell done 4/11
    3. Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower done 6/7
    4. Flipped for Murder by Maddie Day done 7/19
    5. Eclair and Present Danger by Laura Bradford done 11/16
  2. Latest book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series)
    1. Hurricane Force by Jana DeLeon done 1/24
    2. Fogged Inn by Barbara Ross done 3/1
    3. Murder in the Secret Garden by Ellery Adams done 8/15
    4. A Ghostly Murder by Tonya Kappes done 12/11
    5. Crowned and Dangerous by Rhys Bowen done 12/24
  3. Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)
    1. Copy Cap Murder by Jenn McKinley done 2/12
    2. A Disguise to Die For by Dianne Vallere done 3/26
    3. All Dressed up and No Place to Haunt by Rose Pressey done 5/29
    4. A Toxic Trousseau by Juliet Blackwell done 12/7
    5. Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere don 12/20
  4. Historical Cozy- A cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)
    1. Conspiring Woman by Kate Parker done 1/16
    2. Murder at Whitehall by Amanda Carmack done 2/18
    3. Murder in Little Italy by Victoria Thompson done 5/8
    4. Murder Most Malicious by Alyssa Maxwell done 8/31
    5. Murder in the North End by P.B. Ryan done 9/9
  5. Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc
    1. Peaches and Scream by Susan Furlong done 3/2
    2. The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton done 5/18, knife
    3. Murder at the Marble House done 10/31, scarf
  6. Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story
    1. Move Your Blooming Corpse by D.E. Ireleand done 2/23
    2. The Big Chili by Julia Buckley done 7/1
    3. Murder Spins a Tale by Veryl Ann Grace done 7/8
    4. Bite the Biscuit by Linda O. Johnston done 9/23
    5. A Familiar Tail by Delia James done 12/27
  7. Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc)
    1. An Old-fashioned Murder by Carol Miller done 7/4
    2. A Wee Dose of Death by Fran Stewart done 7/31
  8. New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life
    1. One Foot in the Grove by Kelly Lane done 3/27
    2. Kernel of Truth by Kristi Abbott done 4/8
    3. Feta Attraction Susanna Hardy done 5/12
    4. Better Homes and Corpses by Kathleen Bridge done 10/21
    5. No Farm No foul by Peg Cochrane done 11/6
  9. Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc)
    1. Death of Crabby Cook by Penny Pike done 1/7 , school bus/food truck
    2. Crowned and Moldering Kate Carsisle done 4/28 mansion at lighthouse
    3. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan done 6/25 restaurant
    4. The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum by Kristen Weiss done 7/10
    5. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates  Lighthouse done 7/24
  10. Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc
    1. Look Both Ways by Carol J. Perry done 1/10
    2. Spies and Spells by Tonya Kappes done 6/1
    3. Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case by Kristen Painter 10/5
    4. Fixin to Die by Tonya Kappes 10/17
    5. Private Dead by Alyssa Day 11/7
  11. Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages
    1. Murder at Redwood Cove by Janet Finsilver done 1/23
    2. Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall done 4/20
    3. A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison done 8/9
    4. Dead Eye by Alyssa Day done 9/7
    5. Murder and the First Lady by Elliot Roosevelt done 12/5
  12. Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance
    1. To Helevetica and Back by Paige Shelton done 1/15
    2. Murder on Black Friday by P.B Ryan done 7/3
    3. A Bucket of Ashes by P.B. Ryan done 10/10
    4. Cappuccinos, Cupcakes and Corpses by Harper Lin done 11/17
    5. Death of a Chocolate Cheater by Penny Pike done 12/3

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)

  1. Death Takes Priority by Jean Flowers done 1/4


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  • Michele's (bookbuggg) Spot

Here is our Reading Challenge for 2016. Challenge starts Jan 1, 2016. Levels shameless copied for paranormal challenge.

  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category
  • Read five in a category for platinum status for that category

First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started  
 Murder Buys a T-shirt  by Christy Fifield  2/10/2016                                                                                                                                   
 Secondhand Spirits:: Juliet Blackwell 4/8/2016

Geared For the Grave:: Duffy Brown 9/1/2016

Unsolicited:: Julie Kaewert  9/10/16
Latest book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series)    
 Murder ties the Knot:: Chrisy Fifield 3/18/2016
The Black Cat Knocks on Wood :: Kay Finch  7/8/2016

Braking For Bodies:: Duffy Brown  9/4/2016

A Toxic Trousseau:: Juliet Blackwell  9/7/2016
Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)                                                                                                              
Lethal Black Dress :: Ellen Byerrum  3/10/2016,                                                                                                                                         
A Cast Off Coven:: Juliet Blackwell  4/22/2016
Historical Cozy- A cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)                                                                                                          
The Bughouse Affair :: Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini  3/21/2016,                                                                                                                
An Improper Death:: Paula Paul 4/17/2016
Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc                                                                             
Hallowe'en Party :: Agatha Christie 6/2/2016 (Bucket of Water/ Drowning)  
Sparkling Cyanide::Agatha Christie  7/2/2016 (Glass of champagne with cyanide)

Unbound:: Julie Kaewert 9/13/16 (Gun)

Unprintable:: Julie Kaewert  9/16/16  (Bomb, Gun, Knife)
Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story.                                                                                                                    
Black Cat Crossing by Kay Finch  1/3/2016 (Cat)                                                                                                                                        
In A Witch's Wardrobe:: Juliet Blackwell  5/20/2016 (Pig)

The Gingerbread Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke/Laura Levine/Leslie Meier 12/21/2016 (Cat, Cat, Dog)
Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc)                                           
Cooking Up Trouble :: Joanne Pence  6/18/2016  (Thunderstorm)
Snow Place to Die :: Mary Daheim 7/21/2016 (Snowstorm)
New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life                                                                                                                   
Ghostly Paws by Leighann Dobbs  1/20/2016,                                                                                                                                           
The Raphael Affair by Iaian Pears  5/2/2016
Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc)              
The Bernini Bust:: Iain Pears  5/16/2016  (Museum)                                                                                                                                     
Death and Restoration:: Iaian Pears 6/5/2016 (Monastery)
By Book or By Crook:: Eva Gates  7/26/2016 (Lighthouse)
Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc                                                       
Murder Hooks A Mermaid  2/22/16                                                                                                                                                            
Tarnished and Torn :: Juliet Blackwell  5/29/2016,
Spellcasting in Silk :: Julet Blackwell 6/23/2016
Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages                                                                                                                               
N or M :: Agatha Christie  5/24/2016                                                                                                                                                         
Killer Cupcakes:: Leighann Dobbs 6/8/2016
Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance
 A Vision in Velvet:: Juliet Blackwell  6/12/2016 
 Armed and Glamorous :: Ellen Byerrum  8/10/2016

Reading up a Storm:: Eva Gates 8/18/2016

Candy Cane Murder:: Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine, Leslie Meier  12/09/2016

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers
1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can
    A Spirited Tail by Leighann Dobbs    1/20/2016  New Hampshire
    Murder Sends a Postcard :: Christy Fifield    2/6/2016  Florida
    The Gourdmother:: Maggie Bruce  3/28/2016  New York
    Hexes and Hemlines:: Juliet Blackwell  5/4/2016  California
    Red Hot Murder:: Joanne Pence 7/18/2016  Arizona
    Booked For Trouble:: Eva Gates  8/5/2016  North Carolina
2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can
     Death on the Nile :: Agatha Christie 4/2/2016  (Egypt)
     Murder at the Vicarage:: Agatha Christie  4/13/2016  (England)
     Appointment with Death :: Agatha Christie  4/25/2016  (Jordan)
     The Titian Commitee:: Iaian Pears  5/9/2016  (Italy)
3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)
    Gourdfellas:: Maggie Bruce  3/30/2016



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Connie's spot:

Here is our Reading Challenge for 2016. Challenge starts Jan 1, 2016. Levels shameless copied for paranormal challenge.

  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category
  • Read five in a category for platinum status for that category
  1. First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan (Ethnic Eats Mystery Series Bk 1), Berried Secrets by Peg Cochran (Cranberry Cove Mystery Series Bk 1), The Calamity Cafe by Gayle Leeson (Down South Cafe Mystery Series Bk 1), The Madness of Mercury by Connie di Marco (Zodiac Mystery Series Bk 1)
  2. Latest book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series) Rest in Peach by Susan Furlong (Georgia Peach Mystery Series Bk 2) --- 4/28, Murder Most Fowl by Edith Maxwell (Local Foods Mystery Series Bk 4),All You Need is Fudge by Nancy Coco (Candy-Coated Mystery Series Bk 5), Murder in the Secret Garden by Ellery Adams (Book Retreat Mystery Series Bk 3),Cat with a Clue by Laurie Cass (Bookmobile Cat Mystery Series Bk 5)
  3. Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)
  4. Historical Cozy- A cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)
  5. Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc Death of a Bad Apple by Penny Pike (Food Festival Mystery Series Bk 3) ---Apple Corer --- 5/30, Shunned and Dangerous by Laura Bradford (Amish Mystery Series Bk 3) --- Rope--- 6/6, A Churn for the Worse by Laura Bradford (Amish Mystery Series Bk 5) ---Shovel---6/20
  6. Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany (Year-Round Christmas Mystery Series Bk 1) ---St. Bernard Puppy(Mattie)--- 1/31, A Tiger's Tale by Laura Morrigan (Call of the Wilde Mystery Series Bk 2) ---Siberian Tiger, Pouncing on Murder by Laurie Cass (Bookmobile Cat Mystery Series Bk 4) ---cat (Eddie) --- 8/21
  7. Weather Cozy- Weather is a main element in the (hurricane, snow storm, tornado, heat wave etc) Farmed and Dangerous by Edith Maxwell (Local Foods Mystery Series Bk 3) -- Snow storm  --- 5/8, Tippy Toe Murder by Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone Mystery Series Bk 2) --- Heat Wave --- 5/20, Cancelled by Murder by Jean Flowers (Postmistress Mystery Series Bk 2) --- Massive Storm with threathening flooding and wind damage --- A Spirited Gift by Joyce and Jim Lavene (Missing Pieces Mystery Series Bk 3) ---Hurricane, Laying Down the Paw by Diane Kelly (Law Enforcement Mystery Series Bk 2) ---Tornado---
  8. New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life Death Crashes the Party by Vickie Fee (Liv and Di Mystery Series Bk 1), To Brew or Not to Brew by Joyce Tremel (Brewing Trouble Mystery Series Bk 1),
  9. Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc) School Lunch is Murder by Cheryl Zelenka (Sadie Sunshine Mystery Series Bk 1) - School --- 5/11, Braking For Bodies by Duffy Brown (Cycle Path Mystery Series Bk 2) - Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island --- 5/26, Borrowed Crime by Laurie Cass (Bookmobile Cat Mystery Series Bk 3) - Bookmobile --- 7/10, A Dark and Stormy Murder by Julia Buckley (Writer's Apprentice Mystery Series Bk 1) - Victorian Home --- 8/2
  10. Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc Playing With Fire by J.J. Cook (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery Series Bk 2), In Hot Water by J.J. Cook (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery Series Bk 3), Sweet Pepper Hero by J.J. Cook (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery Series Bk 4),
  11. Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages Assaulted Pretzel by Laura Bradford (Amish Mystery Series Bk 2) -- 264 pages --- 3/31,Irish Creme Killer by Summer Prescott (The INNcredibly Sweet Mystery Series Bk 1) -- 160 pages, Belly Up in the Koi Pond by Cheryl Zelenka (Sadie Sunshine Mystery Series Bk 2) --- 228 pages, Lethal Bayou Beauty by Jana DeLeon (Miss Fortune Mystery Series Bk 2) --- 274 pages, Back to School Murder by Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone Mystery Series Bk 4) ---288 pages
  12. Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance Suspendered Sentence by Laura Bradford (Amish Mystery Series Bk 4) ---Claire and Jakob --- 6/13

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)



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Cynthia's spot.  All I have to do now is try and remember to post to it.

  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category
  • Read five in a category for platinum status for that category

First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started
Flipped For Murder (Country Store, Bk 1) :: Maddie Day   1-4-16
Untimely Death (Shakespeare in the Catskills, Bk 1) :: Elizabeth J. Duncan    2-1-16
To Brew or Not to Brew (Brewing Trouble, Bk 1) :: Joyce Tremel  2-7-16

Latest book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series)
Murder Most Howl (A Paws and Claws Mystery) :: Krista Davis   1-2-16

Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)

Historical Cozy- A cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)

Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc

Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story

Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc)

New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life
Here Today, Gone Tamale (Taste of Texas, Bk 1) :: Rebecca Adler   1-16-16
Bun For Your Life ( Bread and Batter Mystery Bk 1) by Karoline Barrett   2-7-16

Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc)
Sweet Pepper Hero (A Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade)::J.J. Cook  (firehouse)   1-11-16

Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc
Ghost in the Wind (Haunted Guesthouse, Bk 7)::E.J. Copperman   1-24-16

Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages

Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can
Indiana - Flipped For Murder (Country Store, Bk 1) :: Maddie Day
New Jersey - Ghost in the Wind (Haunted Guesthouse, Bk 7)::E.J. Copperman
New York -  License to Dill (Pickled and Preserved, Bk 2)
PennsylvaniaBun For Your Life ( Bread and Batter Mystery Bk 1) by Karoline Barrett   2-7-16
Tennessee - Sweet Pepper Hero (A Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade)::J.J. Cook
Texas - Here Today, Gone Tamale (Taste of Texas, Bk 1) :: Rebecca Adler
Virginia - Murder Most Howl (A Paws and Claws Mystery) :: Krista Davis

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)
Flipped For Murder (Country Store, Bk 1) :: Maddie Day



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Una's spot:

  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category
  • Read five in a category for platinum status for that category
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First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started  

  •  Murder With Fried Chicken and Waffles (Mahalia Watkins Soul Food #1) by A. L. Herbert
  • Daisies for Innocence (Enchanted Garden #1) by Bailey Cattrell
  • Murder at the Courthouse (Hidden Springs #1) by A. H. Gabhart
  • Kernel of Truth (Popcorn Shop #1) by Kristi Abbott
  • Crime and Poetry (Magical Bookshop #1) by Amanda Flower

Last book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series)  this mean last book written to date in that series.    

  •  Foreign Eclairs (White House Chef #9) by Julie Hyzy
  • Take the Monkey and Run (Call of the Wilde #4) by Laura Morrigan
  • Out of the Dying Pan (Deep Fried #2) by Linda Reilly
  • Caught Bread Handed (Bakeshop #4) by Ellie Alexander
  • Grace Sees Red (Manor House #7) by Julie Hyzy

Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)

  • Pearls and Poison (Consignment Shop #3) by Duffy Brown
  • All Dressed Up and No Place to Haunt (Haunted Vintage #2) by Rose Pressey
  • Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore (Haunted Vintage #3) by Rose Pressey
  • Spellcasting in Silk (Witchcraft #7) by Juliet Blackwell
  • A Toxic Trousseau (Witchcraft #8) by Juliet Blackwell

Historical CozyA cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)

  • The Vanishing Thief (Victorian Bookshop #1) by Kate Parker
  • The Counterfeit Lady (Victorian Bookshop #2) by Kate Parker
  • The Royal Assassin (Victorian Bookshop #3) by Kate Parker
  • The Conspiring Woman (Victorian Bookshop #4) by Kate Parker
  • Petticoat Detective (Undercover Ladies #1) by Margaret Brownley

Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc

  • Gator Bait (Miss Fortune #4) by Jana DeLeon - guns
  • Scam Chowder (Five Ingredient #2) by Maya Corrigan - poisoned chowder
  • Pistols & Pies (Sweet Bites #2) by Heather Justesen  -  pistol  
  • A Churn for the Worse (Amish #5) by Laura Bradford  -  shovel  
  • Berry the Hatchet (Cranberry Cove #2) by Peg Cochran  -  atheme                                                                              

Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story  ​                                                                                                             

  •  ​To Die Fur (Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot #2) by Dixie Lyle                                                                                              
  •  Marked Fur Murder (Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot #3) by Dixie Lyle
  • A Whisker of Trouble (Second Chance Cat #3) by Sofie Ryan
  • Fat Cat Spreads Out (Fat Cat #2) by Janet Cantrell
  • Murder Most Howl (Paws and Claws #3) by Krista Davis

Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, tornado, heat wave etc)

  • On Thin Icing (Bakeshop #3) by Ellie Alexander  (snow storm)
  • Hurricane Force (Miss Fortune #7) by Jana DeLeon  (hurricane)
  • Macaroni and Freeze (Comfort Food #4) by Christine Wenger  (blizzard)
  • A Dark and Stormy Murder (Writer's Apprentice #1) by Julia Buckley  (thunderstorm)
  • Musseled Out (Maine Clambake #3) by Barbara Ross  (wind storm)

New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life

  • Lowcountry Boil (Liz Talbot #1) by Susan M. Boyer
  • To Brew or Not To Brew (Brewing Trouble #1) by Joyce Tremel
  • A Beeline to Murder (Henny Penny Farmette #1) by Meera Lester
  • A Familiaar Tail (Witch's Cat #1) by Delia James
  • Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O'Connor

Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc)

  • Fry Another Day (Biscuit Bowl #2) by J. J. Cook  --  food truck
  • With Baited Breath (Lotus Bay #1) by Lorraine Bartlett --  bait shop
  • Claws for Alarm (Nick & Nora #2) by T. C. LoTempio  --  art school
  • A Deadly Tail (Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot #4) by Dixie Lyle  -- private mansion
  • Deadly Politics (Molly Malone #1) by Maggie Sefton  --  senator's DC residence

Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc

  • Magic and Macaroons (Magical Bakery #5) by Bailey Cates
  • An Unhappy Medium (Family Fortune #4) by Dawn Eastman
  • Sweet Pepper Hero (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade #4) by J. J. Cook
  • Once Upon Stilettos (Enchanted, Inc. #2) by Shanna Swendson
  • Southern Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter #1) by Angie Fox

Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages

  • Murder in the Paperback Parlor (Book Retreat #2) by Ellery Adams - 271 pages
  • Soldiers of Fortune (Miss Fortune #6) by Jana DeLeon  -  254 pages
  • Desperate Housedogs (Pampered Pets #1) by Sparkle Abbey  -  202 pages
  • Get Fluffy (Pampered Pets #2) by Sparkle Abbey  -  180 pages
  • Chaos in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law #6) by Jana DeLeon  -  258 pages

Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance                                                                                                                                       

  • Death Takes Priority (Postmistress #1) by Jean Flowers
  • Fat Tuesday Fricassee (Biscuit Bowl #3) by J. J. Cook
  • Breach of Crust (Charmed Pie Shoppe #5) by Ellery Adams
  • Gone with the Witch (Wishcraft #6) by Heather Blake
  • Wedding Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen #21) by Joanne Fluke

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can 

  • Fool Me Once (Tarot #2) by Steve Hockensmith -- Arizona
  • Death of a Bad Apple (Food Festival #3) by Penny Pike  --  California
  • Devil's Food Cake (Culinary #3) by Josi Kilpack -- Colorado
  • Iced to Death (Gourmet De-Lite #3) by Peg Cochran  --  Conneticut
  • Key Lime Pie (Culinary #4) by Josi Kilpack  --  Florida
  • Rosemary and Crime (Spice It Up #1) by Gail Oust  --  Georgia
  • Engaged in Murder (Perfect Proposals #1) by Nancy J. Parra  --  Illinois
  • Spies and Spells (Spies & Spells #1) by Tonya Kappes  --  Kentucky
  • Missing in Mudbug (Ghost-In-Law #5) by Jana DeLeon  --  Louisiana
  • Boiled Over (Maine Clambake #2) by Barbara Ross  --  Maine
  • Look Both Ways (Witch City #3) by Carol J. Perry  --  Massachusetts
  • Pouncing On Murder (Bookmobile Cat #4) by Laurie Cass  --  Michigan
  • May Day (Month by Month #1) by Jess Lourey  --  Minnesota
  • Ghostly Paws (Mystic Notch #1) by Leighann Dobbs  --  New Hampshire
  • Murder and Marinara (Italian Kitchen #1) by Rosie Genova  --  New Jersey
  • Death Drops (Natural Remedies #1) by Chrystle Fiedler  --  New York
  • Irish Stewed (Ethnic Eats #1) by Kylie Logan  --  Ohio
  • Death of a Dapper Snowman (Stormy Day #1) by Angela Pepper  --  Oregon
  • Lowcountry Bombshell (Liz Talbot #2) by Susan M. Boyer  --  South Carolina
  • Death Crashes the Party (Liv and Di in Dixie #1) by Vickie Fee  --  Tennessee
  • Be My Banshee (Purple Door Detective Agency #1) by Joyce and Jim Lavene  --  Virginia
  • Romeow and Juliet (Whales and Tales #1) by Kathi Daley  --  Washington
  • Shots in the Dark (Mack's Bar #4) by Allyson Abbott. --  Wisconsin

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

  • A Turn for the Bad (County Cork #4) by Sheila Connolly --  Ireland
  • Copy Cap Murder ((Hat Shop # 4) by Jenn McKinlay  --  England
  • A Hiss-tory of Magic (Wonder Cats #1) by Harper Lin  --  Canada

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)

  • Eclair and Present Danger (Emergency Dessert Squad #1) by Laura Bradford
  • Plantation Shudders (Cajun Country #1) by Ellen Byron
  • The Mad Catter (Whales and Tales #2) by Kathi Daley
  • Guilty as Cinnamon (Spice Shop #2) by Leslie Budewitz
  • Hero's Journey (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade novella) by J. J. Cook
  • Grimm's Furry Tail (Whales and Tales #3) by Kathi Daley
  • The Big Chili (Undercover Dish #1) by Julia Buckley
  • Kitty Kitty Bang Bang (Pampered Pets #3) by Sparkle Abbey
  • Diners, Drive-ins, and Death (Comfort Food #3) by Christine Wenger
  • It's a Wonderful Knife (Comfort Food #4) by Christine Wenger


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Here is our Reading Challenge for 2016. Challenge starts Jan 1, 2016. Levels shameless copied for paranormal challenge.

  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category

Read five in a category for platinum status for that category

First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started

1. Pane and Suffering (Webb's Glass Shop, Bk. 1) by Cheryl Hollon  (Jan/FL)

Latest book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series)

Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)

Historical CozyA cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)

1. The Vanishing Thief (Victorian Bookshop, Bk. 1) by Kate Parker (Feb/London)

Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc

Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story

Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc)

New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life

Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc)

Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc

Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages

Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

-- Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

-- Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

-- All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)



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First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started

  1. Plum Deadly (Pie in the Sky, Bk 1) Ellie Grant  (R/W/B)
  2. A Tine to Live, A TIne to Die (Local Foods, Bk 1) Edith Maxwell  (R/W/B)
  3. Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles (Mahalia Watkins, Bk 1) A. L. Herbert  ( R/W/B))
  4. Murder and Marinara (Italian Kitchen, Bk 1) Rosie Genova  (New Jersey)
  5. Pains and Penalties (A Geeks and Things Mystery, Bk 1) Sarah Liglow  (R/W/B)

Last book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series)  this mean last book written to date in that series.

  1. If Onions Could Leek (Country Cooking School, Bk 5) Paige Shelton   (Missouri)
  2. Nursing Homes are Murder (Paul Jacobsen, Bk 6) Mike Befeler 
  3. A Gala Event (Orchard, Bk 9) Sheila Connolly  
  4. Vanilla Beaned (Cupcake Bakery, Bk 8) Jenn McKinlay   (Nevada)
  5. Sweet Pepper Hero (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade, Bk 4) J.J. Cook   ( R/W/B)

Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)

  1. Suede to Rest (Material Witness, Bk 1) Diane Vallere 
  2. Crushed Velvet (Material Witness, Bk 2) Diane Vallere
  3. At The Drop of a Hat (Hat Shoppe, Bk 3) Jenn McKinlay
  4. Wedding Duress (Southern Sewing Circle, Bk 10) Elizabeth Lynn Casey
  5. Needle and Dread (Southern Sewing, Bk 11) Elizabeth Lynn Casey

Historical Cozy- A cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)

  1. The Day the Music Died (Sam McCain, Bk 1) Ed Gorman  
  2. No Game for a Dame (Maggie Sullivan, Bk 1) M. Ruth Meyers
  3. The Vanishing Thief (Victorian Bookshop, Bk 1) Kate Parker
  4. Wake Up Little Susie (Sam McCain, Bk 2) Ed Gorman  
  5. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Sam McCain, Bk 3) Ed Gorman

Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc

  1. Peaches and Scream (Georgia Peach, Bk 1) Susan Furlong   Scarf ( R/W/B)
  2. No Mallets Intended (Vintage Kitchen, Bk 4) Victoria Hamilton  Mallet 
  3. Truffled to Death (Chocolate Covered, Bk 2) Kathy Aarons  Artifact (R/W/B)
  4. Berried to the Hilt (Gray Whale Inn, Bk 4) Karen MacInerney  Knife 
  5. Key Lime Pie (Culinary Mystery, Bk 4) Josie S Kilpack  Bullets

Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story

  1. White Colander Crime (Vintage Kitchen, Bk 5) Victoria Hamilton   Dog 
  2. Here Today, Gone Tamale (Taste of Texas, Bk 1) Rebecca Adler   Dog 
  3. Dog Days, Murderous Nights (Winnona Peaks, Bk 1) Emily Page    Dog
  4. A Catered Fourth of July (Mystery with Recipes, Bk 10) Isis Crawford   Pig 
  5. Fat Cat Spreads Out (Fat Cat, Bk 2) Janet Cantrell   Cat

Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc)

  1. Reading Up a Storm (Lighthouse Library, Bk 3) Eva Gates  (North Carolina)
  2. A Fright to the Death (Family Fortune, Bk 2)  Dawn Eastman  (R/W/B)
  3. Iced to Death (Gourmet De-Lite, Bk 3) Peg Cochran  ( CT)
  4. On Thin Icing (Bakeshop Bk 3) Ellie Alexander  ( R/W/B)
  5. A Spoonful of Murder (Soup Lovers, Bk 1) Connie Archer  (R/W/B)

New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life

  1. Death of a Cupcake Queen (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails, Bk 6) Lee Hollis  (R/W/B)
  2. Twisted Threads (Mainely Needlepoint, Bk 1) Lea Wait (R/W/B)
  3. Virtually Scared to Death (Julia Blake, Bk 1) Gillian Larkin  
  4. Cut, Crop, and Die (Scrap and Craft, Bk 2)   Joanna Campbell Slan   (Missouri)
  5. Lemon Tart (Culinary Mysteries, Bk 1) Josie S Kilpack

Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc)

  1. Tapas, Carrot Cake, and a Corpse (Charlotte Denver Mystery, Bk 1) Sheri Bryan   Marina
  2. Custard Crime(Donut Shop Mystery, Bk 14) Jessica Beck    Donut Shop 
  3. A Deadly Beef (Classic Diner, Bk 2) Jessica Beck   Diner   
  4. With Baited Breath (Lotus Bay, Bk 1) Lorraine Bartlett  Bait shop and motel
  5. Death of a Bad Apple (Food Festival, Bk 3) Penny Pike   Food Truck 

Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc

  1. Playing with Fire (Sweet Pepper Brigade, Bk 2) J. J. Cook ( R/W/B)
  2. The Skeleton Takes a Bow (Family Skeleton, Bk 2) Leigh Perry  ( R/W/B)
  3. Give Up The Ghost (Haunted Home Renovation, Bk 6) Juliet Blackwell 
  4. Pall in the Family (Family Fortune, Bk 1) Dawn Eastman  (Michigan)
  5. Lemon Pies and Little White Lies (Charmed Pie Shoppe, Bk 4) Ellery Adams  

Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages

  1. Swamp Team 3 (Miss Fortune, Bk 4) Jana DeLeon  261 pgs
  2. Antiques Knock-Off (Trash'nTreasures, Bk 5) Barbara Allan 261 pgs
  3. Antiques Chop (Trash'nTreasures, Bk 7) Barbara Allan  264 pgs
  4. Sweet Masterpiece (Samantha Sweet Bk 1) Connie Shelton  241 pgs 
  5. Allergic to Death (Gourmet de-Lite, Bk 1) Peg Cochran  256 pgs

Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance

  1. To Helvetica and Back (Dangerous Type, Bk 1) Paige Shelton ( R/W/B)
  2. Tear Down and Die (Cara Dia Delgatto, Bk 1) Joanna Campbell Slan  
  3. A Plain Scandal (Appleseed Creek, Bk 2) Amanda Flower   (Ohio)
  4. Double Fudge Brownie Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 18) Joanna Fluke
  5. Once Upon a Grind (Coffeehouse Mystery, Bk 14) Cleo Coyle  (New York)

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

  1. Death with All the Trimmings (Key West Food Critic, Bk 5) Lucy Burdette     FLORIDA
  2. Care Homes are Murder (Paul Jacobsen, Bk 5) Mike Befeler                        HAWAII 
  3. Devil's Food Cake (Culinary Mystery, Bk 3) Josie S Kilpack                                 COLORADO
  4. Dead Pan (Daphne Martin, Bk 2) Gayle Trent                                                 VIRGINIA
  5. Candy Corn Murder (Lucy Stone Mystery) Leslie Meier                                  MAINE
  6. Cast Iron Will (Cast Iron Cooking, Bk 1) Jessica Beck                                     NORTH CAROLINA

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

  1. English Trifle (Culinary Mystery, Bk 2) Josie S Kilpack   ENGLAND

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)

  1. Golden Malicious (Orchard Mystery, Bk 7) Sheila Connolly 
  2. Picked to Die (Orchard Mystery, Bk 8) Sheila Connolly   
  3. Sour Apples (Orchard Mystery, Bk 6) Sheila Connolly
  4. All You Need is Fudge (Fudge Candy-Coated, Bk 5) Nancy CoCo
  5. Oh Say Can You Fudge (Fudge Candy-Coated, Bk 3) Nancy CoCo
  6. Til Dirt Do Us Part (Local Foods, Bk 2) Edith Maxwell 
  7. Foul Play at the Fair (Celebration Bay, Bk 1) Shelley Freydont
  8. Stay at Home Dead (Stay at Home Dad, Bk 1) Jeffrey Allan   
  9. Assault and Pepper (Spice Shop, Bk 1) Leslie Budewitz
  10. Fat Tuesday Fricassee (Biscuit Bowl Truck Food, Bk 3) J. J. Cook
  11. A Killer Maize (Farmer's Market, Bk 4) Paige Shelton
  12. Merry Market Murder (Farmer's Market, Bk 5) Paige Shelton
  13. Town in a Blueberry Jam (Candy Holliday, Bk 1) B. B. Haywood  
  14. Candy Cane Cupcake Murder (Fresh-Baked, Bk 10) Livia J. Washburn
  15. Death of a Christmas Caterer (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails, Bk 5) Lee Hollis
  16. Murder, Plain and Simple (Amish Quilt Shop, Bk 1) Isabella Allan
  17. Murder, Simply Stitched (Amish Quilt Shop, Bk 2) Isabella Alan
  18. Murder, Served Simply (Amish Quilt Shop, Bk 3) Isabella Alan
  19. Musseled Out (Maine Clambake, Bk 3) Barbara Ross
  20. Fogged In (Maine Clambake, Bk 4) Barbara Ross
  21. Death by Coffee (Bookstore Cafe, Bk 1) Alex Erickson
  22. Murder in Merino (Seaside Knitters, Bk 8) Sally Goldenbaum


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  1. First Book in a Series-

    Death Comes to Town / K J Emrick
    Foul Play at the Fair / Shelley Freydont
    Here Today, Gone Tamales / Rebecca Adler
    Murder at the PTA / Laura Alden
    Carbs & Cadavers / J B Stanley
     
  2. Last book in Series-

    Foreign Eclairs / Julie Hyzy
    Murder Most Howl / Krista Davis
    A Lost Witch / Debora Geary
    Married in Metropolis / Lonnie Cruse
    Bound by Suggestion / L L Bartlett
     
  3. Fashion -

    Dressed to Kill / Lynn Cahoon      
    All Dressed Up and No Place to Haunt / Rose Pressey
    Designer Dirty Laundry / Diane Vallere
    Spellcasting in Silk / Juliet Blackwell
    A Design to Die For / Diane Vallere
     
  4. Historical Cozy- A cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)

    Murder on the Switzerland Trail / Mike Befeler
    Bitter Spirts / Jenn Bennett
    Move Your Blooming Corpse / D E Ireland
    Wouldn’t it be Deadly? / D E Ireland
    The Dime Museum Murders / Daniel Stashower
     
  5. Weapon on Cover-

    For Better, For Murder / Lisa Bork (knife)
    Stiff Competition / Annelise Ryan (arrow)
    The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook / Josie Brown (Hatchet) 
    Thread and Gone / Lea Wait (bookend)
    May Day / Jess Lourey (gun)
     
  6. Animal Cozy-

    Gone With the Win / Mary Daheim (cat)
    Murder Beyond Metropolis / Lonnie Cruse (snake eeww)
    The Goodbye Witch / Heather Blake (Macaw)
    Calamity Jayne / Kathleen Bacus (horse)
    Murder on Wheels / Lynn Cahoon (dog)
     
  7. Weather Cozy-

    The Alpine Zen / Mary Daheim
    Fogged Inn / Barbara Ross
    Reading up a Storm / Eva Gates
    A Reckless Witch / Deborah Geary
    A Dish Best Served Cold / Rosie Genova
     
  8. New to You Author

    Of Grave Concern / Max McCoy  
    Diners, Dives & Dead Ends / Teri Austin          
    Dixie Divas / Virginia Brown
    A Valley to Die For / Ruth Nadine Nehring
    Death by Pink Flamingo / Elizabeth Crabtree
     
  9. Architecure Cozy -

    Murder is Elementary / Diane Weiner (school)             
    With Baited Breath / Lorraine Bartlett (Bait shop, Marina)  
    Burglar in the Library / Lawrence Block (Library)
    Fit to Die / J B Stanley (fitness/gym)
    Murder and Brandy Boy / Dianne Harmann (B & B/spa)
     
  10. Paranormal Cozy-

    Give Up the Ghost / Juliet Blackwell
    Ghost in the Wind / E J Cooperman
    Sweet Pepper Hero / J J Cook
    A Witch Before Dying / Heather Blake
    A Nomadic Witch / Debora Geary
     
  11. Skinny Cozies-

    Dead in Red / L L Bartlett (282)
    Deadly Diversion / Eleanor Sullivan
    Depawsit  Slip / Nancy C Davis (180)
    A Hidden Witch / Debora Geary
    Pretty, Hip and Dead / Madison Johns (184)
     
  12. Love and Romance --

    To Helvetica and Back / Paige Sheldon
    Thirty and a Half Excuses / Denise Grover Swank
    It’s a Wonderful Knife / Christine Wenger
    Chili con Corpses / J B Stanley
    Malice in Metropolis / Lonnie Cruse

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

ALABAMA – Mighty Old Bones / Mary Saums 

ALASKA – Alaska Gray / Susan Froetschel

ARIZONA - Snake in the Glass / Sarah Atwell

ARKANSAS – Twenty-nine and a Half Reasons / Denise Grover Swank

CALIFORNIA – A Different Witch / Debora Geary

COLORADO – The Readaholics and the Piorot Puzzle / Laura DiSilvero

CONNECTICUT – Murder on Old Main Street / Judith Ivie

DELAWARE - Bad Moon Rising / Barbara Johnson

FLORIDA – Shards of Murder / Cheryl Hollon

GEORGIA – Murder With Fried Chicken and Waffles / A L Hebert

HAWAII - Maui Widow Waltz by JoAnn Bassett

IDAHO – Circles in the Snow / Patrick McManus

ILLINOIS – Murder of an Open Book / Denise Swanson

INDIANA – Florist Grump / Kate Collins

IOWA – Calamity Jane / Fowl Play at the Fair / Kathleen Bacus

KANSAS – Bye Bye Birdie / Nancy Mehl

KENTUCKY – Murder at the Courthouse / A H Gabhart

LOUISIANA – Fortune Hunter / Jana DeLeon

MAINE – Death of a Bacon Heiress / Lee Hollis

MARYLAND – The Lady who Cried Murder by Lauren Carr

MASSACHUSETTS – The Good, the Bad and the Witchy / Heather Balke

MICHIGAN – An Unhappy Medium / Dawn Eastman

MINNESOTA – Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

MISSISSIPPI - No Cats Allowed by Miranda James

MISSOURI – Between a Book and a Hard Place / Denise Swanson

MONTANA – Loose Screw / Rae Davies

NEBRASKA -   Fright at the Museum / Mary Nealy

NEVADA - Vanilla Beaned /Jenn McKinlay

NEW HAMPSHIRE – Skinny Dipping With Murder / Auralee Wallace

NEW JERSEY – Written Off / E J Cooperman

NEW MEXICO - Cinco de Mayhem / Ann Myers

NEW YORKOlive and Let Die / Susannah Hardy

NORTH CAROLINA – Slow Cooked Murder / Tim Myers

NORTH DAKOTA – See Also Murder / Larry D Sweazy

OHIO – Kernel of Truth / Kristi Abbott

OKLAHOMA – Gunfight at Grace Gulch / Darlene Franklin

OREGON – Silenced in the Surf / Kate Dyer-Seeley

PENNSYLVANIA – A Dollhouse to Die For / Cate Price

RHODE ISLAND – Murder by Yew / Suzanne Young

SOUTH CAROLINA -  Whack and Roll / Gail Oust

SOUTH DAKOTA – Dearly Departed in Deadwood / Ann Charles

TENNESSEE – Dead Girls Blues / Joyce Lavene

TEXAS – Trick or Deadly Treat / Livia Washburn

UTAH – Thread of the Spider / Robert R Irvine

VERMONT- Phoebe’s Knee / B Comfort

VIRGINIA – Keeping Mum / Alyse Carlson

WASHINGTON – The Big Chihuahua / Waverly Curtis

WASHINGTON DC - Marshmallow S’mores Murder / Leslie Langtry

WEST VIRGINIA – Moonlight Mayhem / Helen Haught Fanick

WISCONSIN – Foul Play at the PTA / Laura Alden;

WYOMING – Frog Skin and Mutton Fat / Carol Caverly

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can
 

  • Australia:      Murder Down Under / K J Emrick
  • Brazil:  Bosa Novas, Bikinis, and Bad Ends / Mary McHugh
  • Canada: A Hidden Witch / Dianne Geary 
    Caribbean: Murder in the Raw / C S Callinor
    Egypt:  Murder Most Egyptological by Robert Colton
    England: A Curious Beginning  Deanna Rayburn
    France: A Corpse with a Silver Tongue
    Iceland:  The Puffin of Death / Betty Webb
    India:  Death in Kashmir / M.M. Kaye
    Ireland: A Turn for the Bad / Sheila Connolly

    Laos:  The Coroner’s Lunch / Colin Cotterill
    Mexico:  Dead Pool / Melanie Jackson
    Russia:  Chorus Lines, Caviar and Corpses / Mary McHugh
    Scotland: Mortal Arts / Anna Lee Huber
    Singapore:  Aunty Lee's Delights / Ovidia Yu
    Spain  A Second Chance at Love / Diana Orgain
    Wales:  The Cold Light of Mourning / Elizabeth J Duncan

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)

Shots in the Dark / Allyson K Abbott
Murder in the Secret Garden / Ellery Adams
Home of the Brave / Donna Ball
Title Wave / Lorna Barrett
Plot Boiler / Ali Brandon
Murder on Wheels / Lynn Cahoon
Birds of a Feather / Kate Carlisle
Cat With a Clue / Laurie Cass
Spells and Scones / Bailey Cates
Tilt the Cows Come Home / Judy Clemens

All You Need is Fudge / Nancy Coco
All Fudged Up / Nancy Coco
Oh Say Can You Fudge / Nancy Coco
Mobsters and Lobsters by Lyndsey Cole
Dead End Street / Sheila Connolly
Quilt or Innocence / Elizabeth Craig
Pretty is as Pretty Dies / Elizaeth Spann Craig
Murder Beyond Metropolis / Lonnie Cruse
The Silence of the Chihuahua / Waverly Curtis
Murder Most Howl / Krista Davis

Flipped for Murder / Maddie Day
Hiding From Death / K J Emrick
Ghost Story / K J Emrick
The Haunted Heist / Angie Fox
A Ghostly Gift / Angie Fox
Peaches & Scream / Sue Furlong
Reading Up a Storm / Eva Gates
Grilling the Subject / Daryl Wood Gerber
Fudging the Books / Daryl Wood Gerber
Miranda Warning / Heather Day Gilbert

Pride v Prejudice / Joan Hess
No Cats Allowed / Miranda James
Trouble in Tawas / Madison Johns
Treasure in Tawas / Madison Johns
A Tale of Two Biddies / Kylie Logan
Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities / Mary McHugh
Copy Cap Murder / Jean McKinlay
Murder and Moonshine / Carol Miller
Someone Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead / Christine Miller
Take the Monkey and Run / Laura Morrigan

Fright at the Museum / Mary Nealy
Appraisal for Murder / Elaine L Orr
Death of a Bad Apple / Penny Pike
New Math is Murder / JoAnn Lamon Recoppa
Bingoed / Patricia Rockwell
The Cat, the Collector and the Killer / Leann Sweeney



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Here's my spot. Can't wait to get started.

  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category
  • Read five in a category for platinum status for that category

First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started

  •  Gunpowder Chowder by Lyndsey Cole.....1/1/16
  •  A Dose of Death by Gin Jones.....1/10/16
  •  Just Killing Time by Julianne Holmes.....1/12/16
  •  A Disguise to Die For by Diane Vallare......2/6/16
  •  Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle by J.A. Land.......3/25/16

Last book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series)  this mean last book written to date in that series.

  • A Denial of Death by Gin Jones..............1/11/16
  • Cancelled Vows by Lauren Carr................2/6/16
  • The Grimm Steeper by Amanda Cooper......2/25/16
  • On Thin Icing by Ellie Alexander......3/12/16
  • Hurricane Force by Jana Deleon......2/15/16

Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)

  • Gunfight at Grace Gulch by Darlene Franklin...(vintage clothing store)......4/11/16
  • A Cast-off Coven by Juliet Blackwell.... (vintage clothing store)...4/23/16
  • Fashion Goes to the Dogs by Peggy Gaffney.....(fashion knit line)....5/13/16
  • Spellcasting in Silk by Juliet Blackwell.....(vintage clothing store).....3/24/16
  • Strangled by Silk by Barbara Jean Coast.....(dress shop).....5.15.16

Historical Cozy- A cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)

  • Brooklyn on Fire by Lawrence H. Levy....1/23/16
  • No Comfort for the Lost by Nancy Herriman....1/28/16
  • The Royal Assassin by Kate Parker.......2/6/16
  • Murder Most Posh by Robert Colton......2/18/16
  • Murder Most Malicious by Alyssa Maxwell......2/21/16

Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc

  • Soldiers of Fortune by Jana Deleon (hypo needle).....2/12/16
  • Looking for Mr. Good Witch by Jim & Joyce Lavene (knife)....4/14/16
  • A Wee Dose of Death by Fran Stewart (hatchet)......4/19/16
  • It's a Wonderful Knife by Christine Wenger (knife).......2/11/16
  • Trust Can be Deadly by Cindy Bell (candlestick)......1/15/16

Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story

  • Killer Jam by Karen MacInerey.....1/13/16
  • Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by  Vicki Delany...1/12/16
  • Tea with Milk by H.Y. Hanna....2/1/16
  • A Sinister Slice of Murder by Constance Barker & A.J. DeBellis....2/24/16
  • A Familiar Tail by Delia James......3/1/16

Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc)

  •  Macaroni and Freeze by Christine Wenger....(snow storm)...1/18/16
  •  Fogged in by Barbara Ross....3/2/16
  •  Reading up a Storm by Eva Gates. (rain/wind)....5/1/16
  •  Death of a Christmas Tree Man by Hudson Taylor...(snow storm)....5/16/16
  •  Murder Most Thorny by Loulou Harrington (tornado).....5/17/16

New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life

  • Pudding, Poison & Pie by Sigrid Vansandt..........1/7/16
  •  Bun for Your Life by Karoline Barrett....1/22/16
  •  A Scone to Die for by H.Y. Hanna.....1/29/16
  •  A Quiet Life in the Country by T.E. Kinsey.....1/30/16
  • A Death in the Asylum by Caroline Dunford......3/25/16

Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc)

  • A Burned Out Baker by Jessica Beck....(diner).....2/20/16
  • To Brew or not to Brew by Joyce Tremel.....(brewery).....2/26/16
  • Murder Most Wholesome by Staci MacLaughlin......(farm)....2/26/16
  • Masque of a Murderer by Susanna Calkins.....(print shop)...(historical)......2/28/16
  • Murder on Wheels by Lynn Cahoon (coffee/bookstore)....2/15/16

Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc

  • The Good, The Bad, and the Witchy by Heather Blake.....1/5/16
  •  Sweet Somethings by Connie Shelton....1/15/16
  •  Supernatural Born Killers by Casey Daniels....1/23/16
  •  Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer.....3/29/18
  •  Midnight Paws by Jessica Beck.............2/9/16

Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages:

  • Not a Chance in Helen by Susan McPride (256 pgs.)....1/16/16
  •  A Baked Ham by Jessica Beck (173 pgs.)....(172 pgs.)...1/3/16
  •  An Accidental Murder by J. New (89 pages).....1/27/16
  •  Aunt Bessie Goes by Diana Xarrisa (284 pgs.) 2/22/16
  • Murder in the Mansion by  Alison Golden....(175 pgs.)......2/12/16

Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance

  • Marsh Madness by Victoria Abbott....1/20/16
  • Dearly Departed by Hy Conrad.......2/16/16
  •  All Sales Final by Josie Bell........3/15/16
  • Lowcountry Bombshell by Susan M. Boyer.....3/31/16
  • Death of an English Muffin by Victoria Hamilton.....4/5/16

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

  • AL - Trouble in Orange Beach by Minnie Crockwell.......4/22/16
  • AK-  Beneath the Ashes by Sue Henry.....7/11/16
  • AR - Death on a Deadline (Alibis in Arkansas)  Christine Lynxwiler & Jan Reynolds......7/8/16
  • AZ- Brownies & Betrayal by Heather Justesen.......6/12/16
  • CA - Claws for Alarm by T.C. Lotempio.......4/18/16
  • CO -The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle by Laura DiSilverio.....3/27/16
  • CT - Marriage Can be Murder by Susan Santangelo.......7/1/16
  • DC - A Fine Fix by Gale Deitch........7/19/16
  • DE - Hooked Up by Joyce Lavene.......7/13/16
  • FL - Killer Takeout by Lucy Burdette........5/6/16
  • GA/ME - A Body in the Wardrobe by Katherine Hall Page....5/13/16
  • HI - Maui Widow Waltz by JoAnn Bassett.......6/29/16
  • IA - Mint Cookie Murder by Leslie Langtry.......5/29/16
  • ID - Double Duplicity by Patty Jager......7/8/16
  • IL...Murder of an Open Book by Denise Swanson....3/5/16
  • IN - Burnt Orange by Jeanne M. Dams.....5/28/16
  • KS - Murder on Elerberry Road by Sally Goldenbaum .......6/18/16
  • KY - Ghostly Demise by Tonya Kappes......5/18/16
  • LA - Dead with the Wind by Miranda James.......5/24/16
  • MA - Lucy Pinkston and the Broken Engagement by Cheryl St. James.....6/26/16
  • MD - A Wedding and a Killing by Lauren Carr .....7/3/16
  • ME - Doggone Christmas by Liz Dodwell.....6/11/16
  • MI- Chicken Soup & Homicide by Janet Gradowski & Gemma Halliday.....5/12/16
  • MN...Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke.....3/5/16
  • MO....Pattern of Betrayal by Mae Fox & Amy Lillard.........2/6/16
  • MS - No Cats Allowed by Miranda James.....6/5/16
  • MT - Butter Off Dead by Lelsie Budewitz....3/11/16
  • NC - A Real Pickle by Jessica Beck....2/10/16
  • ND -
  • NE - I Didn't Kill Her But That May Have Been Shortsighted by Robin Leeman Donovan......7/2/16
  • NH - Blueburied Muffins.....Lyndsey Cole....2/17/16
  • NJ - Ghost in the Wind by E. J. Cooperman.......6/29/16
  • NM - Cinco de Mayhem by Ann Myers.......4/25/16
  • NY - Scene of the Brine by Mary Ellen Hughes.....3/1/16
  • NV - Vanilla Beaned by Jenn McKinlay.....7/9/16
  • OH - And Then There Were Nuns by Kylie Logan.....4/11/16
  • OK - The Cemetery Club by Blanche Day Manos & Barbara Burgess....6/16/16
  • OR.....On Thin Icing by Ellie Alexander.....3/12/16
  • PA - Never Haunt a Historian by Edie Claire....5/21/16
  • RI - Death on the Cliff Walk by Mary Kruger........6/7/16
  • SC - Dare to Die by Carolyn Hart.....5/24/16
  • SD - Meanwhile Back in Deadwod by Ann Charles........6/2/16
  • TN - Death Crashes the Party by Vickie Fee......5/10/16
  • TX - Buzzkill by Teresa Trent.....6/2/16
  • UT - To Helvetica and Back by Paige Shelton.......5/28/16
  • VA - Greene County Killer by Ann Mullen.....5/17/16
  • VT - A Clue in the Stew by Connie Archer......7/18/16
  • WA - Hook. Line and Stinker by Maggie West.....5/14/16
  • WV - Moonlight Mayhem by Helen Haught Fanick.....6/28/16
  • WI - Death in Door County by Rosalind Burgess & Patricia Oberemeire Neuman.......7/14/16
  • WY - Above the Bridge by Deborah Garner.....7/9/16

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

  1. A Cereal Killer by Morgana Best....2/2/16....Australia
  2. Dead Pool by Melanie Jackson...... 2/24/16   .....Mexico
  3. Murder Most Egyptological by Robert Colton.....6/15/16.....Egypt
  4. Death in High Places by Melanie Jackson......6/20/16........Canada
  5. A Turn for the Bad by Sheila Connolly.....3/3/16......Ireland
  6. Aunty Lee's Chilled Revenge by Ovidia Yu....4/14/16...Singapore
  7. Death in Kashmir by M.M. Kaye.............4/16/16.....Kashmir (India)
  8.  The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton......4/12/16.....Scotland
  9. The Poisonous Seed by Linda Stratmann...... 6/16/16...... England

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)

  •  Nursings Homes are Murder by Mike Befeler.....1/10/16
  • Copy Cap Murder by Jenn McKinlay....1/19/16
  • Empty Nest by Marty Wingate.....2/3/16
  • Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities by Mary McHugh.....2/4/16
  • Death of a Bad Apple by Penny Pike......3/22/16
  • Mobsters and Lobsters by Lyndsey Cole.....4/3/16
  • Bingoed by Patricia Rockwell.....4/10/16
  • Aunt Bessie's Holiday by Diana Xarissa....4/24/16
  • Death of a Bacon Heiress by Lee Hollis....6/13/16
  • Dead End Street by Sheila Connolly..........6/15/16
  • Between a Book and a Hard Place by Denise Swanson....6/18/16
  • Aunt Bessie Finds by Diana Xarissa.....7/4/16
  • Hearse and Gardens by Kathleen Bridge......7/13/16
  • Needle and  Dread by Elizabeth Lynn Casey.....7/22/16
  • Fat Cat Takes the Cake by Janet Cantrell.......7/24/16
  • Shards of Murder by Cheryl Hollon.......7/28/16
  • Moonlight and Murder by Carol Miller......8/3/16
  • Crowned and Dangerous by Rhys Bowen.....8/14/16
  • Grilling the Subject by Darryl Wood Gerber.....8/15/16
  • Murder in the Mystery Garden by Ellery Adam.....8/26/16
  • Murder on Opening Night by Elizabeth Spann Craig......9/15/16
  • Cancelled by Murder by Jean Flowers.....9/17/16
  • Cheddar Off Dead by Julia Buckley.......9/20/16
  • Murder Most Fowl by Morgana Best.....10/2/16
  • The Calamity Cafe by Gayle Leeson......10/8/16
  • Crowned and Moldering by Kate Carlisle....10/10/16
  • The Serenity Stone by Marianne Jones.....10/21/16


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Sandy's spot  (first time participant...this should be fun!)

Read one in a category bronze medal for that category

Read two in a category silver medal for that category

Read three in a category gold medal for that category

Read four in a category for diamond status for that category

Read five in a category for platinum  status 

   First Book In A Series                              

1.  Death Takes Priority (#1 Postmistress) by Jean Flowers

2.  Flipped For Murder (#1 Country Store) by Maddie Day

3.  Meet Your Baker (#1 Bakeshop Mystery) by Ellie Alexander

4.  Photo Finish (#1 McKenna Mystery) by Terry Ambrose

5.  Mama Does Time (#1 Mace Bauer mystery) by Deborah Sharp

Last book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series)  this mean last book written to date in that series.

1.  Bushel Full of Murder (#5 Farmer's Market) by Paige Shelton  (so sorry to know that this series has ended)

2.  The Candy Cane Cupcake Murder (#10 Fresh Baked) by Livia J. Washburn  (last one of the series as of 02/01/16)

3.  Buttoned Up (#4 Button Box) by Kylie Logan  (last in this series)

4.  All Sales Final (#5 Good Buy Girls) by Josie Belle (last in this series)

5.  It's A Wonderful Knife (#5 Comfort Food) by Christine Wenger (Last in this series, hate to see it end!)

 

Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)

1.  Shoe Done It (#1 Accessories Mystery series) by Grace Carroll.

2.  Pearls and Poison (#5 Consignment Shop series) by Duffy Brown

3.  A Flair For Chardonnay (#1 Sadie Kramer Flair series) by Deborah Garner

4.  Died With A Bow (#2 Accessories Mystery series) by Grace Carroll

5.  Murder After A Fashion (#3 Accessories Mystery series) by Grace Carroll

Historical Cozy- A cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)

1.  The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star (#4 Darling Dahlias) by Susan Wittig Albert)  1932

2.  Death in a Deck Chair by K.K. Beck  1927

3.  The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush (#5 Darling Dahlias) by Susan Wittig Albert  1933

4.  The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock Lady (#6 Darling Dahlias) by Susan Wittig Albert  1934

5.  Second Street Station (#1 Mary Handley Mystery) by Lawrence H. Levy  late nineteenth century

Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc

1.  Finger Lickin' Dead (#2 Memphis BBQ mysteries) by Riley Adams...Gun

2.  Peaches and Scream (#1 Georgia Peach mysteries) by Susan Furlong...Scarf

3.  Chili con Carnage (#1 Chili Cook-off mysteries) by Kylie Logan...Knife

4.  Needle and Dread (#11 Southern Sewing Circle mysteries) by Elizabeth Lynn Casey...Sewing machine cord

5.  A Disguise To Die For (#1 Costume Shop mysteries) by Diane Vallere...Knife

Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story

1.  Reap What You Sew (#6 Southern Sewing Circle) by Elizabeth Lynn Casey...Bunny named Paris

2.  Needled To Death (#2 Knitting Mystery) by Maggie Sefton...Alpacas

3.  Death On Eat Street (#1 Biscuit Bowl series) by J.J. Cook...Cat

4.  The Diva Steals A Chocolate Kiss (#9 Domestic Diva series)...Dog named Daisey

5.  Fleece Navidad (#6 Knitting Shop series) by Maggie Sefton...Lamb named Annie

Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc

1.  Macaroni and Freeze (#4 Comfort Food) by Christine Wenger   Snow storm

2.  Pinned For Murder (#3 Southern Sewing Circle) by Elizabeth Lynn Casey  Tropical Storm Roger

3.  Dyer Consequences (#5 Knitting Shop) by Maggie Sefton  Snow storm

4.  A Dark and Stormy Murder (#1 Mystery Apprentice) by Julia Buckley  Rain storm

5.  Yarn Over Murder (#12 Knitting Mystery) by Maggie Sefton  Extreme Heat

New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life

1.  The Azalea Assault (#1 Garden Society Mystery) by Alyse Carlson

2.  Berried Secrets (#1 Cranberry Cove mystery) by Peg Cochran

3.  Tressed to Kill (#1 Southern Beauty Shop Mystery) by Lila Dare

4.  Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen (#1 Year-round Christmas Mystery) by Vicki Delany

5.  Kernel of Truth (#1 Popcorn Shop Mystery) by Kristi Abbott

Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc)

1.  Knit One, Kill Two (#1 Knitting Mystery) by Maggie Sefton  Knitting shop

2.  Dangerous Alterations (#5 Southern Sewing Circle) by Elizabeth Lynn Casey  Library

3.  Die Buying (#1 Mall Copy Mystery) by Laura Disilverio  Shopping Mall

4.  Liver Let Die (#1 Clueless Cook Mystery) by Liz Lipperman  Newspaper Office

5.  Fillet of Murder (#1 Deep Fried Mystery) by Linda Reilly  Restaurant

Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc

1.  Trouble In Mudbug (#1 Ghost-in-Law Mystery) by Jana DeLeon   Ghost

2.  Abby Cooper:  Psychic Eye (#1 Psychic Eye Mystery) by Victoria Laurie  Psychic

3.  Better Read Than Dead (#2 Psychic Eye Mystery) by Victoria Laurie Psychic

4.  Dying To Know (#1 Gum Shoe Ghost Mystery) by TJ O'Connor  Ghosts

5.  A Vision of Murder (#3 Psychic Eye Mystery) by Victoria Laurie  Psychic & Ghosts

Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages

1.  Death and Faxes (#1 Molly Masters) by Leslie O'Kane...253 pages

2.  Let It Snow (#7 Southern Sewing Circle) by Elizabeth Lynn Casey...276 pages

3.  Just the Fax Ma'am (#2 Molly Masters) by Leslie O'Kane...253 pages

4.  A Deadly Yarn (#3 Knitting Mystery) by Maggie Sefton...259 pages

5.  A Batter of Life and Death (#2 Bakeshop Mystery) by Ellie Alexander 269 pages

Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance

1.  Remnants of Murder (#8 Southern Sewing Circle) by Elizabeth Lynn Casey...Victoria & (spoiler)

2.  Demise In Denim (#4 Consignment Shop) by Duffy Brown...Reagan & (spoiler)

3.  Rest In Peach (#2 Georgia Peach) by Susan Furlong...Nettie & Pete

4.  A Killer Stitch (#4 Knitting Mystery) by Maggie Sefton...Mimi & (spoiler)

5.  Out of the Dying Pan (#2 Deep Fried mystery) by Linda Reilly...Talis & (spoiler)

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Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

Colorado:  By Maggie Sefton:  Drop Dead Stitch, Skein of the Crime, Unraveled, Cast On, Kill Off, Close Knit Killer

Indiana:  Grilled For Murder by Maddie Day

Ohio:  Eclair and Present Danger by Laura Bradford

Michigan:  Berry the Hatchet by Peg Cochran

Maryland:  Scam Chowder & Final Fondue, both by Maya Corrigan

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)



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Reading Challenge for 2016.

  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category
  • Read five in a category for platinum status for that category

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First Book in a Series - It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started               

  1. Glazed Murder, by Jessica Beck  (read Feb 2016)  (also in NC, also contains a romance, also RWB)
  2. The Case of the Missing Servant, by Tarquin Hall (read Feb 2016) (also in heat, also in India, also new to me author)
  3. Bootlegger’s Daughter, by Margaret Maron (read Feb 2016) (also in NC, also a romance)
  4. A Chili Death, by Jessica Beck   (read Aug 2016)  (also in NC,  also RWB)
  5. Brownies and Betrayals, by Heather Justesen   (read Nov 2016)  (also in AZ)

Last book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series)  this means last book written to date in that series.

  1. Dog Gone Murder, by Elaine Viets  (read Feb 2016) (also many dogs, also less than 300 pages, also MO)
  2. The Buck Stops Here,  by Mindy Starns Clark (read July 2016) (also LA)
  3. Cheddar Off Dead by Julia Buckley (read Oct 2016)  (also romance)
  4. Scene of the Grime, by Suzanne Price (read December 2016)
  5. A Case of Nosy Neighbors, by Lori Copeland ( listened to - started December 2016 and finished January 2017) (three dogs and a cat)

Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)

  1. Killer Cuts, by Elaine Viets (read March 2016) (hairstyles and wedding gowns) (also a cat, also in FL, also a romance)
  2. Beauty to Die For, by Kim Alexis and Mindy Starns Clark (read Nov 2016) (skin care and spa resort)
  3. Suede to Rest, by Diane Vallere (read December 2016) (fashion fabrics and dress design)
  4. Crushed Velvet, by Diane Vallere (started December 2016, finished in 2017) (fashion fabrics and dress design)
  5. Silk Stalkings, by Diane Vallere (started December 2016, finished in 2017) (fashion fabrics and dress design)

Historical Cozy- A cozy that is set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)

  1. A Duty to the Dead, by Charles Todd (read June 2016) (also new author, also first in series)
  2. Impartial Witness, by Charles Todd (read December 2016)
  3. Murder with Majesty, by Amy Myers (read December 2016)
  4. Away in a Manger, by Rhys Bowen (read December 2016 (finished Jan 2017))
  5. Death at Wentwater Court (Daisy Dalrymple, Bk 1) by Carola Dunn (read December 2016 (finished 2017))

Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover; knife, gun, baseball bat etc

  1. Cast Iron Will, by Jessica Beck (read Feb 2016) (cast iron pan) (Also in NC, also new to me author, also first in series, also at a store, also less than 300 pages)
  2. Southern Discomfort, by Margaret Maron (read Feb 2016) (hammer) (also in NC, also side solving of missing pets, also < 300 pages, also in a house that is under construction)
  3. Clubbed to Death, by Elaine Viets (read March 2016) (golf club) (also in FL, also 264 pages, also a romance)
  4. Half-Price Homicide, by Elaine Viets (read March 2016) (decorative Pineapple) (also in FL, also a romance)
  5. Key Lime Pie, by Josi S. Kilpack (read September 2016) (bullets) (also in FL, also a romance)

Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story

  1. Shooting at Loons, by Margaret Maron (read Feb 2016) (loons and oysters and other endangered/protected species) (also skinny - 229 pages, also NC)
  2. Fixing to Die, by Elaine Viets  (read Feb 2016)  (also in MO, also in a house)
  3. Murder by Serpents, by Barbara Graham (read April 2016) (snakes!) (Also skinny [279 pages], also new to me author, also 1st in series, also in TN, also maybe weather - rain and flooding)
  4. Dolled up for Murder, by Deb Baker (read May 2016) (lots of dogs - purse dogs!) (also new to me author, also 1st in series, also in AZ, also maybe weather - "monsoon")
  5. A Case of Bad Taste, by Lori Copeland (read Oct 2016) (three dogs and a cat)

Weather Cozy- Weather is a main element in the story (hurricane, snow storm, tornado, heat wave etc)

  1. Murder Unleashed, by Elaine Viets  (read Jan 2016)  (hurricane)  (also many dogs, also less than 300 pages, also FL)
  2. Sinister Sprinkles, by Jessica Beck (read March 2016) (several snow storms) (also in NC, also 290 pages, also a romance)
  3. Bad Bites, by Jessica Beck (read September 2016) (bad rainstorm that washes out bridge) (also in NC, also a romance)
  4. Dangerous Dough, by Jessica Beck (read December 2016) (snow flurry, then blizzard scene for final chase and confrontation) (also in NC)
  5. A Case of Crooked Letters, by Lori Copeland (read December 2016) (bad winter weather throughout)

New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life

  1. Sex, Murder and a Double Latte, by Kyra Davis  (read Jan 2016)  (also a cat, also in CA, also contains a romance, also a weapon (gun) on cover)
  2. The Big Chili by Julia Buckley (read Jan 2016) (also red,white, blue, also a dog, also in IL, also contains a romance, also a new to me author)
  3. To Helvetica and Back, by Paige Shelton (read Feb 2016) (also in Utah)
  4. Scene of the Grime, by Suzanne Price (read March 2016) (also a cat, also in MA, also a romance, also skinny (229 pg), also 1st in series)
  5. Lemon Tart, by Josi S. Kilpack (read July 2016) (also 1st in series, also in ?, also a romance)

Architecture Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecture (School, church, castle, marina, house etc)

  1. Death by Ice Cream by Rebecca M. Douglas  (read Jan 2016)  (In a school) (also red,white, blue, also a dog, also in WA, also contains a romance, also a new to me author)
  2. Murder with Reservations, by Elaine Viets  (read Feb 2016)  (in a hotel) (also a cat and a parrot, also in FL, also less than 300 pages)
  3. Penny for Your Thoughts, by Mindy Starns Clark (read July 2016) (also in PA, also in a corporate headquarters building)
  4. A Dime a Dozen,  by Mindy Starns Clark (read July 2016) (in a mine)
  5. Pistols and Pies, by Heather Justesen   (read Nov 2016)  (in a rec center at the opening, also in AZ)

Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc

  1. The Remains of the Dead, by Wendy Roberts (read June 2016) (also in WA, also skinny 288 pages, also new author, also 1st in series)
  2. Devil may Ride, by Wendy Roberts (read July 2016) (also in WA, also skinny 281 pages)
  3. Dead and Kicking, by Wendy Roberts (read July 2016) (also in WA)
  4. Dead Suite, by Wendy Roberts (read November 2016) (also in WA)
  5. Drop Dead Beauty, by Wendy Roberts (read November 2016) (also in WA, also end of series)

Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages

  1. Drop Dead Chocolate, by Jessica Beck (read May 2016) (270 pages) (also in NC, also a romance, also in a shop)
  2. Illegally Iced, by Jessica Beck (read May 2016) (288 pages) (also in NC, also a romance, also in a park)
  3. Deadly Donuts, by Jessica Beck (read May 2016) (195 pages) (also in NC, also a romance)
  4. Assault and Batter, by Jessica Beck (read May 2016) (195 pages) (also in NC, also a romance)
  5. Sweet Suspects, by Jessica Beck (read June 2016) (198 pages) (also in NC)

Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance

  1. Murder is a Piece of Cake, by Elaine Viets (read Feb 2016) (also in MO)
  2. Evil Eclairs, by Jessica Beck (read March 2016) (also in NC, also a romance)
  3. Fatally Frosted, by Jessica Beck (read March 2016) (also in NC)
  4. Dirty Deeds, by Suzanne Price (read March 2016) (also skinny  (248 pages), also in MA, also a weapon (gun) on cover though the murders were done by poison)
  5. Killer Crullers, by Jessica Beck (read April 2016)

"Extras" - I am reading several series and putting the books where they fit. Unfortunately, some only fit in categories I have already filled, but I want to keep track of them anyway.

  • Deep Fried Homicide, by Jessica Beck (read July 2016) (romance, skinny, NC)
  • Crooked House, by Agatha Christie  (read Feb 2016) (England, maybe not cozy?)
  • Lemon Larceny, by Jessica Beck (read July 2016) (skinny, NC)
  • Old Fashioned Crooks, by Jessica Beck (read October 2016) (skinny, NC)

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Bonus

Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

  • CA Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu, by Lee Goldberg (read Jan 2016)  ?does this count as a cozy?
  • CO Devil's Food Cake, by Josi S. Kilpack (read Sept 2016)
  • FL Pumped for Murder, by Elaine Viets (read March 2016) (also red, white, blue)
  • MA Pumpkin Roll, by Josi Kilpack (read Dec 2016)
  • MD Don't Take any Wooden Nickels,  by Mindy Starns Clark (read July 2016) (also red, white, blue)
  • NC Powdered Peril, by Jessica Beck (read May 2016)
  • NV Vanilla Beans, by Jenn McKinlay (read May 2016) (also red, white, blue)
  • OR Blackberry Crumble, by Josi Kilpack (read Nov 2016)

Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

  • ENGLAND English Trifle, by Josi S. Kilpack  (read July 2016)
  • VIRGIN ISLANDS A Quarter for a Kiss, by Mindy Starns Clark (read July 2016)

All American cozy: read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)

  • Tragic Toppings, by Jessica Beck (read April 2016)
  • Custard Crime, by Jessica Beck (read July 2016)
  • A Deadly Beef, by Jessica Beck   (read Aug 2016)  (also in NC)
  • A Killer Cake, by Jessica Beck (read September 2016) (also in NC, skinny)
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  • First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started
  •    Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco/Laura DiSilverio
  •    Design for Dying/A. L. Herbert
  •    The Fine Art of Murder/Emily Barnes
  •     Grapes of Death/Joni Folger
  •     The Case of the Dotty Dowager/Cathy Ace
  • Last book in Series- Last book in series -  this mean last book written to date in that series.
  •    The Doctor Rocks The Boat/Robin Hathaway
  •     Murder by Ancient Design/Kat Goldring
  •     Swift Run/Laura DiSilverio
  •     Grave Misgivings/Kate Gallison
  •     Reading Up A Storm/Eva Gates
  • Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)
  •      Cloche and Dagger/Jenn McKinley (hats)
  •       Murder Unmentionable/Meg London (lingerie)
  •      The Lanvin Murders/Angela M. Sanders (vintage clothing)
  •       Shoe Done It/Grace Carroll (high end clothing/accessories)
  •       Killer in Crinolines/Duffy Brown (consignment clothing shop
  • Historical CozyA cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)
  •    Malice at the Palace/Rhys Bowen (1934)
  •    Murder Most Malicious/Alssa Maxwell (1918)
  •    Murder Is A Girl's Best Friend/Amanda Matetsky (1954)
  •    Too Dead to Swing/Hal Glatzer (1940)
  •    Murder at the Brightwell/Ashley Weaver (1932)
  • Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc
  •     Uncommon Grounds/Sandra Balzo (expresso machine)
  •      From Mangia to Murder/Caroline Mickelson (knife)
  •      A Fitting End/Melissa Bourbon (sewing shears)
  •      Saints Preserve Us/L. K. Ellwood (gun)
  •      The Rune Stone Murders/Mary Welk (rune stone)
  • Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story
  •      Sleight of Paw/Sofie Kelly (cats)
  •      Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything/Nancy Martin (dog)
  •      Murder Hooks A Mermail/Christy Fifield (parrot)
  •      Dr. Nightingale Rides the Elephant/Lydia Adamson (elephants)
  •      Nothing to Fear But Ferrets/Linda O. Johnston (ferrets)
  • Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc)
  •     Mayhem at the Orient Express/Kylie Logan (blizzard)
  •     Deathday Party/Paula Carter (flash flood)
  •     A Spirited Gift/Joyce and Jim Lavene (hurricane)
  •     Murder in a Heat Wave/Gretchen Sprague (heat wave)
  •     The Riesling Retributio/Ellen Crosby (tornado)
  • New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life
  •     Bread of the Dead/Ann Myers
  •     Mum's the Word/Kate Collins
  •     One Foot In the Grove/Kelly Lane
  •     A Beeline for Murder/Meera Lester
  •     Faith on the Rocks/Liesa Malik
  • Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house
  •      By Book or By Crook/Eva Gates (lighthouse)
  •      The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum/Kirsten Weiss (museum)
  •       A Fatal Twist of Lemon/Patrice Greenwood (tearoom)
  •       Fowl Prey/Mary Daheim (hotel)
  •      The Stranger in the Opera House/Helen Macie Osterman (performing arts center)
  • Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc
  •      A Witch Before Dying/Heather Blake
  •      Aunt Dimity and the Summer King/Nancy Atherton
  •      Old Haunts/E. J.Copperman
  •      Southern Spirits/Angie Fox
  •      Girls Just Haunt to Have Fun/Victoria Laurie
  • Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages
  •     Murder at the Mansion/Alison Golden (170 pgs)
  •     Frankly My Dear, I'm Dead/Livia J. Washburn (213 pgs)
  •     Death in the English Countryside/Sara Rosett (260 pgs)
  •     Strangeways to Oldham/Andrea Frazer (192 pgs)
  •     Dark Waters/Susan Rogers Cooper (200 pgs)
  • Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance
  •      Book, Line and Sinker/Jenn McKinlay
  •      Pall in the Family/Dawn Eastman
  •      The Good, the Bad and the Witchy/Heather Blake
  •      A Deadly Cliche/Ellery Adams
  •      Death and the Redheaded Woman/Loretta Ross

 

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

  •      Alabama: Murder on A Girl's Night Out/Anne George
  •      Arizona:  The White Magic Five and Dime/Steve Hockensmith
  •      California:  Sit, Stay, Slay/Linda O. Johnston
  •      Colorado:  The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle/Laura DiSilverio
  •      Conneticut:  Read It and Weep/Jenn McKinlay
  •      Florida:  Tear Down and Die/Joanna Campbell Slan
  •      Georgia:  Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles/A. L. Herbert
  •      Idaho:  Double Duplicity/Paty Jager
  •      Illinois:  Skating Under the Wire/Joelle Charbonneau
  •      Iowa:  Calamity Jane/Kathleen Bacus
  •      Louisiana:  Crime Brulee/Nancy Fairbanks
  •      Maine:  Ho-Ho-Homicide/Kaitlyn Dunnett
  •      Massachusetts:  Cappuccinos, Cupcakes and a Corpse/Harper Lin
  •      Mississippi:  TheSilence of the Library/Miranda James
  •      Montana:  Moonglow Cafe/Deborah Garner
  •      Minnesota:  The Murder Pit/Jeff Shelby
  •      New Hampshire:  Bookmarked for Death/Lorna Barrett   
  •      New Mexico:  The Belen Hitch/Pari Noskin Taichert
  •      New York:  Death Mask/Jane Dentinger
  •      North Carolina:  A Haunting Dream/Joyce and Jim Lavene
  •      Oregon:  Burned in Broken Hearts Junction/Meg Muldoon
  •      Pennsylvania:  Dire Threads/Janet Bolin
  •      Rhode Island:  A Gilded Grave/Shelley Freydont
  •      South Carolina:  Farm Fresh Murder/Paige Shelton
  •      Tennessee:  Last Wool and Testament/Molly MacRae
  •      Texas:  Pick Your Poison/Leann Sweeney
  •      Washington:  The Portrait of Doreene Gray/Esri Allbritten
  •      Washington, D. C.: Buffalo West Wing/Julie Hyzy

 

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

  • Ireland:  Top O'The Mourning/Maddy Hunter
  • Russia:  Chorus Lines, Caviar and Corpses/Mary McHugh
  • England:  The Windermere Witness/Rebecca Tope
  • Singapore:  Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials/Ovidia Yu
  • Wales:  Murder on the Hour/Elizabeth J. Duncan
  • Egypt:  The Laughter of Dead Kings/Elizabeth Peters
  • Australia:  Nefarious Doings/Ilsa Evans
  • Iceland:  The Puffin of Death/Betty Webb
  • Czech Republic:  Aria In Ice/Flo Fitzpatrick
  • Kenya:  A Sinful Safari/Michael Kilian
  • Greece:  Death on the Aegean Queen/Maria Hudgins

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc

  • Deadly Blessings/Juliet Hyzy
  • This Old Homicide/Kate Carlisle
  • Some Like It Hawk/Donna Andrews
  • Toured to Death/Hy Conrad
  • Death Wears A Mask/Ashley Weaver
  • Tapas, Carrot Cake and A Corpse/Sherri Bryan
  • Dying for a Taste/Leslie Karst
  • Loose Screw/Rae Davies
  • Permed to Death/Nancy J. Cohen
  • Deadly Magic/Elizabeth Crabtree


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  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category
  • Read five in a category for platinum status for that category
  1. First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started
  2. Last book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series)  this mean last book written to date in that series.
  3. Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)
  4. Historical Cozy- A cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)
  5. Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc
  6. Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story
  7. Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc)
  8. New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life
  9. Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc)
  10. Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc
  11. Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages
  12. Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)

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Here is our Reading Challenge for 2016. Challenge starts Jan 1, 2016. Levels shameless copied for paranormal challenge.

  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category
  • Read five in a category for platinum status for that category
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  • First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started

 

  • Last book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series)  this mean last book written to date in that series.   Knit Your Own Murder ~ Monica Ferris

 

  • Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)

 

  • Historical Cozy- A cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)
  • Treason at Lissom Gate - Anne Perry  1800's   January
  • Home By Nightfall - Charles Finch     1800's   January     

 

  • Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, basJeball bat etc
  • The Shooting in the Shop  -  Simon Brett  - gun on cover  January16

 

  • Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story
  • Florist Grump  -  Kate Collins (March)

 

  • Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc)

 

  • New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life

 

  • Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house

 

  • Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir  -  Krista Davis               February

 

  • Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages

 

  • Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance

 

BonusCategory For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

  • The Stitching Hour  -  Amanda Lee                       Oregon                  January
  • Don't Go Home  -  Carolyn Hart                                            South Carolina           January
  • The Chocolate Falcon Fraud                                Michigan                 January
  • Murder Most Howl  -  Krista Davis                        Virginia                  February
  • Butter Off Dead  -  Leslie Budewitz                      Montana                  February

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

 

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc) 



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  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category 
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category
  • Read five in a category for platinum status for that category
  1. First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started  Missing (Secrets of Crittenden County, Bk 1) by Shelley Shepard Gray 1/8/16 & A Killer Plot (Books by the Bay, Bk 1): Ellery Adams 6/18/16
  2. Last book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series), this mean last book written to date in that series.  Found (Secrets of Crittenden County, Bk 3) :: Shelley Shepard Gray 2/9/16 & A Plain Malice (Appleseed Creek Mystery Series) (Volume 4): Amanda Flower 6/28/16
  3. Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry) Peril for Your Thoughts (Mind Reader, Bk 1) by Kari Lee Townsend 2/10/16 &A Wee Murder in My Shop (ScotShop Mystery, Bk 1): Fran Stewart9/15/16
  4. Historical Cozy- A cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)  The Walnut Tree (Larger Print) by Charles Todd 1/6/16 & The Midwife's Tale (Midwife's Tale, Bk 1): Samuel Thomas 6/11/16
  5. Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc  To Helvetica and Back (Dangerous Type, Bk 1) :: Paige Shelton 2/22/16
  6. Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story Crime and Poetry (Magical Bookshop, Bk 1): Amanda Flower 4/15/16 &. Be My Banshee (Purple Door Detective Agency, Bk 1) :: Joyce LaveneJim Lavene 9/22/16
  7. Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc) Lethal Bayou Beauty (Miss Fortune, Bk 2) :: Jana DeLeon 3/9/16 & Death in an English Cottage (Murder on Location) (Volume 2) :: Sara Rosett 9/28/16
  8. New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life A First Date with Death (Love or Money Mystery, Bk 1): Diana Orgain 4/20/16 & Going Through the Notions (Deadly Notions, Bk 1): Cate Price 8/7/16
  9. Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc)Reading -  Plantation Shudders (Cajun Country, Bk 1): Ellen Byron 6/9/16
  10. Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc Finished -  In Hot Water (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade, Bk 3): J. J. Cook 8/3/16 & Dead and Kicking (Ghost Dusters, Bk 3) :: Wendy Roberts 10/15/16
  11. Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages Death Al Dente (Food Lovers' Village, Bk 1: Leslie Ann Budewitz 7/28/16 & Leave No Stone Unturned (Lexie Starr, Bk 1) (Large Print: Jeanne Glidewell 9/24/16 
  12. Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance The Search (Secrets of Crittenden County, Bk 2) :: Shelley Shepard Gray 1/26/16 & Skinny Dipping with Murder (Otter Lake, Bk 1) :: Auralee Wallace 7/14/16

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

Ohio - A Plain Disappearance (Appleseed Creek, Bk 3 : Amanda Flower 4/30/16

North Carolina -  Silent Night (Raine Stockton Dog Mystery, Bk 5): Donna Ball 5/4/16  

Louisanna Swamp Sniper (Miss Fortune, Bk 3) :: Jana DeLeon  5/13/16

 Michigan - Geared for the Grave (Cycle Path, Bk 1)  : Duffy Brown 5/23/16 

Montana - Death Al Dente (Food Lovers' Village, Bk 1)  : Leslie Ann Budewitz 7/28/16 

Indiana - Murder Simply Brewed (Amish Village, Bk 1): Vannetta Chapman 6/13/16

Kentucky A Ghostly Murder (Ghostly Southern, Bk 4): Tonya Kappes 10/3/16

Oregon Scene of the Climb (Pacific Northwest, Bk 1): Kate Dyer-Seeley 12/27/16

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can 

Spain - A Second Chance at Murder (Love or Money, Bk 2): Diana Orgain 7/2/16

England - Death in the English Countryside (Murder on Location ): Sara Rosett 7/6/16

Scottland - Murder on the Moor (Rex Graves, Bk 4): C. S. Challinor 12/14/16

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)



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  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category
  • Read five in a category for platinum status for that category
  1. First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started Paging the Dead (Family History), Bryne Bonner 1/10/15;   Murder in the Mystery Suite, Ellery Adams 2/27/16  (or VA); The Good Friday Murder (Christine Bennett, Bk 1) Lee Ellis 3/15/16; Death of an Amiable Child, Irene Marcuse 3/26/16; Berried Secrets, Peg Cochran 4/20/16
  2. Last book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series)  this mean last book written to date in that series. All Sales Final (Good Buy Girls) Josie Belle 1/22/16; The Cinco De Mayo Murder, Lee Harris 3/25/16' A Churn for the Worse, Laura Bradford 4/14/16; Pouncing on Murder, Laurie Cass 4/19/16; Ghost in the Wind, E. J. Copperman 5/5/16
  3. Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry) Murder After a Fashion, Grace Carroll 5/9/16
  4. Historical Cozy- A cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago) Murder on Sisters' Row, Victoria Thompson 1/6/16; Blood and Circuses, Kerry Greenwood 2/18/16; Murder in the Dark, Kerry Greenwood 2/20/16; Murder in Burnt Orange, Jeanne M. Dams, 5/1/16; Cocaine Blues, Kerry Greenwood 4/28/16
  5. Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc Death on a Deadline, Robert Goldsborough 1/8/15 (gun); One Dollar Death (Margaret Binton), - knife Richard Barth 3/11/16; The Thanksgiving Day Murder, Lee Harris 3/17/16 (knife); The Labor Day Murder, Lee Harris 3/19/16 (bullet); A High End Finish (Fixer-Upper, Bk 1) Kate Carlisle  1/31/16;
  6. Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story Buy a Whisker (Second Chance Cat, Bk 2) Sofie Ryan 1/30/16 (or Maine if necessary); A Cotswold Mystery, Rebecca Tope 2/21/16; Arsenic and Old Books, Miranda James 2/22/16; Death of a Dog Whisperer, Laurien Berenson 4/4/16; Jingle Bell Bark, Laurien Berenson 5/7/16
  7. Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, tornado, heat wave etc)
  8. New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life Pane and Suffering (Webb's Glass Shop, Bk 1) Cheryl Hollon 3/8/16; can move to FL; Bad Samaritan, Amy & David Thurlo 5/15/16;
  9. Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc) The New Year's Eve Murder, Lee Ellis (farmhouse) 3/18/16; Murder in the Paperback Parlor, Ellery Adams (manor) 3/26/16; With Baited Breath, Lorraine Bartlett (bait shop, motel) 8/28/16; By Book or By Crook, Eva Gates (lighthouse) 8/26/16); Murder, Money & Marzipan, Leighann Dobbs (stadium) 9/5/16
  10. Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc To Die Fur, Dixie Lyle 2/6/16; Murder on the Ballarat Train, Kerry Greenwood 4/11/16; Some Like it Witchy, Heather Blake 4/13/14; Death Before Wicket, Kerry Greenwood 5/4/16; Ruddy Gore, Kerry Greenwood 10/6/16
  11. Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages Killer Cupcakes, Leighann Dobbs 1/12/16; The Begonia Bribe, Alyse Carlson 3/12/16; The St. Patrick's Day Murder, Lee Harris 3/16/16; The Passover Murder, Lee Harris 3/18/16; The Father's Day Murder, Lee Harris 3/20/16
  12. Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance The Christening Day Murder, Lee Harris 3/15/16; Tricky Twenty Two, Janet Evanovich - 1/9/16; Dying for a Danish, Leighann Dobbs 8/30/16;

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

Alabama Death on Eat Street, J.J. Cook 4/1/16
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California Knot in my Backyard (Quilting Bk 2) Mary Marks (can move to All American)
Colorado
Connecticut The Bark Before Christmas, Laurien Berenson 4/9/16
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois

Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts Death Takes Priority (Postmistress, Bk 1) Jean Flowers 5/3/16
Michigan White Colander Crime, Victoria Hamilton 2/1/16
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri Dying for a Cupcake (Devereaux Dimestore) Denise Swanson 5/8/16
Montana

Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire Ghostly Paws, Leighann Dobbs 5/30/16

New Jersey The Question of the Missing Head, E.J. Copperman/Jeff Cohen 8/24/16
New Mexico
Chili con Carnage, Kylie Logan 1/15/16 (can move to FIS or weapon if another NM book comes along)

New York  Who's Sorry Now (Grace & Favor #6) Jill Churchill 1/16/16; The Mother's Day Murder, Lee Harris 3/20/16;

North Carolina  Writing All Wrongs (Books by the Bay) Ellery Adams 2/7/16
North Dakota
Ohio Murder Plainly Read, Isabella Alan 8/23/16
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania

Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia  Marked Down for Murder (Good Buy Girls) Josie Belle 1/10/16
Washington
Meet Your Baker (Bakeshop, Bk 1) Ellie Alexander 2/12/16

Washington, DC
West Virginia
Wisconsin In the Drink (Mack's Bar) Allyson Abbott 1/11/16
Wyoming

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

Urn Burial, Kerry Greenwood (Australia) 12/14/16; Raisins and Almonds, Kerry Greenwood (Australia) 2/24/16; The Diamond Caper (Sam Levitt, Bk 4) Peter Mayle (France) 3/4/16

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc) Murder, Maestro Please (Jane & Dagobert Brown, Bk 6) Delano Ames 2/26/16; The Silence of the Chihuahuas, Waverly Curtis 5/30/16; All Murders Final, Sherry Harris 8/2/16;



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  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category
  • Read five in a category for platinum status for that category

 

First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started

  • Death in the English Countryside (Murder on Location )(Volume 1)by Sarah Rosett
  • To Helvetica and Back (Dangerous Type, Bk 1) by Paige Shelton
  • Basket Case (Silver Six, Bk 1) by Nancy Haddock
  • The Case of the Angry Auctioneer (An Auction House Mystery) (Volume 1) by Sherry Blakely
  • Bless Her Dead Little Heart (Southern Sisters, Bk 1) by Miranda James

Last book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series)  this mean last book written to date in that series.

  • Give Up the Ghost by Juliet Blackwell
  • A Turn for the Bad (County Cork, Bk 4) by Sheila Connolly
  • Leftover Dead (Trailer Park, Bk 5) by Jimmie Ruth Evans
  • Paint the Town Dead (Silver Six, Bk 2) by Nancy Haddock 
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Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)

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Historical Cozy- A cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)

  • The Haunting Ballad: A Mystery (O'Nelligan and Plunkett, Bk 2) by Michael Nethercott
  • Room With a Clue (Pennyfoot Hotel, Bk 1) by Kate Kingsbury
  • Die Laughing (Daisy Dalrymple, Bk 12) by Carola Dunn
  • Black Ship (Daisy Dalrymple, Bk 17) by Carola Dunn
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Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc

  • Genealogy of Murder (Deb Ralston, Bk 12) by Lee Martin (gun)
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Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story

  • Digging Up the Dirt (Southern Ladies, Bk 3) by Miranda James
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Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc)

  • The Corpse Wore Tartan by Kaitlynn Dunnett (Snow storm traps characters in hotel with murderer)
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New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life

  • Cracked to Death (Webb's Glass Shop, Bk 3) by Cheryl Hollons
  • A Dangerous Thing (Carl Burns, Bk 3) by Bill Crider
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Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc)

  • The Calamity Café: A Down South Café Mystery by Gayle Leeson (Cafe)
  • Better Homes and Corpses (Hamptons Home & Garden, Bk 1) by Kathleen Bridge (Mansion)
  • Doing It at the Dixie Dew (Dixie Dew Bed & Breakfast, Bk 1) by Ruth Moose (Bed and Breakfast)
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Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc

  • The Skeleton Haunts a House (Family Skeleton, Bk 3) by Leigh Perry
  • Spellcasting in Silk (Witchcraft, Bk 7) by Juliet Blackwell
  • If Catfish Had Nine Lives (Country Cooking School, Bk 4) by Paige Shelton
  • Missing in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law, Bk 5) by Jana DeLeon
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Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages

  • The Body in the Ivy (Faith Fairchild, Bk 16) by Katherine Hall Page (256 pages)
  • Murder of a Barbie and Ken (Scumble River, Bk 5) by Denise Swanson (262 pages)
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Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance

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Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)



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bumping up

Date Posted: 1/1/2016 4:52 PM ET
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  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category
  • Read five in a category for platinum status for that category
  1. First Book in a Series- Ill-Gotten Panes by Jennifer McAndrews
  2. Last book in Series- Five-Alarm Fudge by Christine DeSmet
  3. Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)
  4. Historical Cozy- Mortal Arts by Anna Lee Huber
  5. Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc
  6. Animal Cozy- Out of Circulation by Miranda James
  7. Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc)
  8. New to You Author A Catered St. Patrick's Day by Isis Crawford
  9. Architecure Cozy - Clock and Dagger by Juliann Holmes
  10. Paranormal Cozy- The Skeleton Haunts a House by Leigh Perry
  11. Skinny Cozies- Seeds of Deception by Sheila Connolly
  12. Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)



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Here is our Reading Challenge for 2016. Challenge starts Jan 1, 2016. Levels shameless copied for paranormal challenge.

  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category
  • Read five in a category for platinum status for that category
  1. First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started
  2. Last book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series)  this mean last book written to date in that series.
  3. Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)
  4. Historical Cozy- A cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)
  5. Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc
  6. Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story
  7. Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc)
  8. New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life
  9. Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc)
  10. Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc
  11. Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages
  12. Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)

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This will get me motivated to get moving on some of these books!

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Here is our Reading Challenge for 2016. Challenge starts Jan 1, 2016. Levels shameless copied for paranormal challenge.

  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category
  • Read five in a category for platinum status for that category
  1. First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started
  2. Latest book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series)
  3. Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)
  4. Historical Cozy- A cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)
  5. Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc
  6. Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story
  7. Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc)
  8. New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life
  9. Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc)
  10. Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc
  11. Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages
  12. Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)

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Date Posted: 1/4/2016 7:08 PM ET
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  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category
  • Read five in a category for platinum status for that category
  1. First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started
  2. Last book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series)  this mean last book written to date in that series.
  3. Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)
  4. Historical Cozy- A cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)
  5. Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc
  6. Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story
  7. Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc)
  8. New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life
  9. Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc)
  10. Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc
  11. Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages
  12. Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)

Date Posted: 1/18/2016 10:53 AM ET
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Here is our Reading Challenge for 2016. Challenge starts Jan 1, 2016. Levels shameless copied for paranormal challenge.

  • Read one in a category bronze medal for that category
  • Read two in a category silver medal for that category
  • Read three in a category gold medal for that category
  • Read four in a category for diamond status for that category
  • Read five in a category for platinum status for that category
  1. First Book in a Series- Caught Dead Handed by Carol J. Perry
  2. Last book in Series- Malice at the Palace by Rhys Bowen
  3. Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)
  4. Historical Cozy- Away In A Manger by Rhys Bowen, Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue by Victoria Thompson
  5. Weapon on Cover- A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder by Victoria Laurie
  6. Animal Cozy- A Skeleton in the Family by Leigh Perry
  7. Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc)
  8. New to You Author - A Fatal Twist of Lemon by Patrice Greenwood
  9. Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc)
  10. Paranormal Cozy-  If You’ve Got It, Haunt It (A Haunted Vintage Mystery #1) by Rose Pressey
  11. Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages
  12. Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance

Bonus Category For the Over Achievers

1. Read a cozy from as many different states that you can

2. Read a cozy from as many countries other than the USA that you can

3. All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)



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Read three in a category gold medal for that category
First Book in a Series- It can be a brand new series, or a series that has been around but you have never started
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Last book in Series- Last book in series (does not count if only one book in series), this mean last book written to date in that series.
Fashion - Cozy centers around a fashion (clothing, shoes, jewelry)
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Historical Cozy- A cozy that set in the past. (at least 50 years ago)
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Weapon on Cover- The cozy has a murder weapon on cover, knife, gun, baseball bat etc
Animal Cozy- The cozy has an animal, bird or fish in the story
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Weather Cozy- Weather is a main elelment in the (hurricane, snow storm, torneado, heat wave etc)
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New to You Author - Welcome a new cozy author into your life
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Architecure Cozy - Each cozy in this category must be in a different type of architecure (School, church, castle, marina, house etc)
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Paranormal Cozy- Cozy must have some paranormal component, ghost, witch, vampire, psychic etc
Skinny Cozies- Cozies must be less than 300 pages
Love and Romance -- Cozy contains a romance
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Bonus Category For the Over Achievers
All American cozy read as many cozies as you can that have red, white and blue on the cover (must have all there but it can just be a speck, letter, flower etc)
 


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