Monday, August 4, 2014
Cruisin' Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2014
I'm arriving to this party a little late to the game, but I've been into Cozy Mysteries lately, so I thought I'd sign up.
I'm aiming for level 4- Sleuth Extraordinaire.
If you are interested in joining this challenge, it's hosted by Books Are Life - Vita Libri
1. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich. It's technically considered a cozy, though it's not one that I would consider a cozy. I do love these stories though. Stephanie and Lula crack me up. Finished 1/14/14
2. Candy Apple Dead by Sammi Carter. I liked this story pretty well. It was about average in predictability. The characters were so-so on likeability. I'd read more in the series, to see how it develops. Finished 3/5/2014.
3. Cooking Up Murder by Miranda Bliss. The story was ok in this one, but I have trouble liking the main character. Her thoughts about her best friend are pretty unkind, and the author tries to make her come across as insecure and going through a rough time but she comes across as thinking she's better than others, and just kind of a know-it-all. I did give the series another chance, which you will see later in my list. It's not my favorite. Finished 3/9/14.
4. Mum's The Word by Kate Collins. I really like this series so far. The characters are fun and likeable, and it's interesting to learn things about florist shops. This is one I definitely will be reading the rest of. Finished 3/14/14.
5. Mind Over Murder by Allison Kingsley. Finished 3/26/14
6. Organized for Murder by Ritter Ames. Finished 3/30/14
7. On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle. Finished 4/3/14
8. Who Do, Voodoo? by Rochelle Staab. Finished 4/5/14
9. Slay It With Flowers by Kate Collins. Finished 4/6/14
10. Bruja Brouhaha by Rochelle Staab. Finished 4/12/14
11. Murder on the Menu by Miranda Bliss. Finished 4/14/14
12. Delicious and Suspicious by Riley Adams. Finished 4/15/14
13. Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke. Finished 4/16/14
14. Dearly Depotted by Kate Collins. Finished 4/19/14
15. Hex on the Ex by Rochelle Staab. Finished 4/30/14
16. Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle. Finished 5/3/14
17. Murder Buys a T-Shirt by Christy Fifield. Finished 5/7/14
18. Murder and Marinara by Rosie Genova. Finished 5/9/14
19. At Wicks End by Tim Myers. Finished 5/11/14
20. A Killer Plot by Ellery Adams. Finished 5/15/14
21. Witch Way to Murder by Shirley Damsgaard. Finished 5/25/15
22. The Proof is in the Pudding by Melinda Wells. Finished 6/4/14
23. Finger-lickin Dead by Riley Adams. Finished 6/9/14
24. A Deadly Cliché by Ellery Adams. Finished 6/19/14
25. If You Can't Stand the Heat by Robin Allen. Finished 7/14/14
26. Murder on the Rocks by Allyson K. Abbott. Finished 7/19/14
27. Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth by Tamar Myers. Finished 7/20/14
28. A Tough Nut To Kill by Elizabeth Lee. Finished 7/27/14
29. Snipped In the Bud by Kate Collins. Finished 7/27/14
30. Out of the Frying Pan by Robin Allen. Finished 7/27/14
31. Target of Death by Madison Johns. Finished 7/29/14