Sunday, January 1, 2017

Reading Challenge: Cruisin' Through the Cozies and Craving for Cozies Challenges 2017

It's a no brainer for me to sign up for cozy reading challenges, although I did give some thought to the Cruisin' Through the Cozies challenge this year.  It's added categories instead of just reading however many cozies you can.  Ultimately, I decided to go for it.  Craving for Cozies remains the same, just read them!

I am going for the Sleuth Extraordinaire level for Cruisin' Through the Cozies this year, which requires me to read two in each category plus 20 of my choosing for a total of forty books.  I will list the books in the categories as I read them, but I will number them for their overall place so I can keep track of those numbers as well.

For Craving for Cozies, I am going to go for the Ravenous level, which is 61-80.

I'll start by listing the categories for Cruisin' for Cozies, and then I'll list my free choice books down below.  All these books will count for Craving for Cozies.

(Yes, it is more complicated this year.)

2. Pop Goes the Murder by Kristi Abbott
12. A Measure of Murder by Leslie Karst

Animal Related
7. Kitty Kitty Bang Bang by Sparkle Abbey
15. Twelve Angry Librarians by Miranda James

Craft Related
9. A Palette for Murder by Sybil Johnson


British Cozy
31. In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

Career Based
6. Hearse and Gardens by Kathleen Bridge
13. Death in Advertising by Laura Bradford

Holiday Based

3. Assault and Beret by Jenn McKinlay
16. Oliver Twisted by Cindy Brown

23. Design for Dying by Renee Patrick
28. Called to Justice by Edith Maxwell

Free Choice

1. Third Time's a Crime by Diana Orgain
4. Nun Too Soon by Alice Loweecey
5. Murder with a Twist by Tracy Kiely
8. Silenced in the Surf by Kate Dyer-Seeley
10. Cat Killer by Sandy Dengler
11. War and Peach by Susan Furlong
14. A High-End Finish by Kate Carlisle
17. A Dark and Stormy Murder by Julia Buckley
18. Bitter Harvest by Wendy Tyson
19. Gone with the Twins by Kylie Logan
20. The Silence of the Flans by Laura Bradford
21. Say No More by Hank Phillippi Ryan
22. The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn
24. When the Grits Hit the Fan by Maddie Day
25. Mouse Trapped by Sandy Dengler
26. Caramel Crush by Jenn McKinlay
27. Dying on the Vine by Marla Cooper
29. Blown Away by Clover Tate
30. Whale of a Crime by Karen MacInerney


  1. Yes, the genres are making Cruisin' Through the Cozies more complicated this year, but it's looking good for me also. Oddly enough the one category which is filling in last for me seems to be Travel, followed by Paranormal.

  2. I do participate in Craving For Cozies but the other one sounds like a lot of fun. Wishing you luck in all of them!