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Cozy Mystery Reading Challenge: Start the Year off with a BANG!



How many resolutions have you made and broken? I know I've got quite a few under my belt. However, I don't want to focus on that. I want to focus on a New Year's Resolution that I'll actually enjoy. It might not be life-changing but it will definitely be fun and easy. So, if you love reading, join me in making a resolution to read more cozy mystery books. It’s fun, calorie-free and relatively guilt-free (unless you know that you should be doing something else at that particular moment).

The 2019 Cozy Mystery Challenge is quite simple. Each month, we’ll read, and then review, a new cozy mystery book. Everyone can either add their thoughts about the book in the comments section or add a new suggestion for the group to read. I’ve even created a Cozy Mystery Challenge accompaniment where you can record your thoughts about the books or other ones that you’d like to read yourself. You can get it here.

The whole point of this Challenge is to discover new cozy mystery authors that we might not have read, whether the author is new to publishing or maybe just hasn’t been discovered by a fellow reader.

So, without further ado, here are the basic rules of the challenge:

1. Each book has to be a cozy mystery. I’ll try to mix it up and review a variety of different genres within the broader cozy mystery genre but the book itself must be a cozy mystery read. What this means is that the book could be an animal cozy mystery, a culinary cozy mystery, a paranormal cozy mystery, a British cozy mystery, etc.

2. All book suggestions will be either a first in a series or a stand-alone cozy mystery. This way, if there are any new cozy mystery fans or if someone is new to an author, this will allow them to start at the beginning. I’ll try to mix it up with both series and stand-alone books.

3. I won’t review the same author twice in the year either…unless I love, love, love their books. If that is the case, I’ll just throw in an extra book review that month that isn’t applicable to the reading challenge.

4. If any of you have any suggestions on a book for the challenge, feel free to send me a message on my contact page so I can add it to an upcoming month.

Now that the rules are laid out and January is already here, let’s dive into our reading challenge. Next week, I’ll be reviewing “Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case” by Kristen Painter.

If you’d like to keep track of your book reviews along with me, click here to get your free book review tracker kit.

If you'd like to join in the cozy mystery book discussion, head on over to my Facebook page and post your thoughts on the books.

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