Book Challenge ~ Craving for Cozies Challenge 2016

So every year I challenge myself to read over 100 books, and I keep track through Goodreads. This year in addition to my Goodreads Challenge I will also be participating in the Craving for Cozies Challenge 2016 with fellow cozy mystery craving readers like myself!


Craving For Cozies Challenge 2016


Challenges Dates: January 1st, 2016 – December 31, 2016

Challenge Levels:

  • Famished: 1 – 10 Cozy Mysteries
  • Starving: 11 – 20 Cozy Mysteries
  • Satisfied: 21 – 40 Cozy Mysteries
  • Almost Full: 41 – 60 Cozy Mysteries
  • Completely Stuffed: 61 or more

Cozy Mysteries: Also referred to simply as “cozies”, are a sub-genre of crime fiction mysteries in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community. The crime solver is an amateur sleuth, usually but not always a woman, who is thrust into the aftermath of the murder. The protagonist frequently has an occupation or hobby that brings appealing information to the reader.

For more information, and to sign up to participate, check out: Escape with Dollycas ~ Craving for Cozies Challenge 2016

I am going to participate at the Almost Full. For this level, I will be reading between 41 and 60 cozy mysteries. I will be keeping track on this page throughout the year, so check back often to see what I am reading!


Almost Full, 41-60 Cozy Mysteries:

1. Guilty as Cinnamon (Spice Shop Mystery, #2) by Leslie Budewitz

2. Bloom and Doom (Bridal Bouquest Shop Mystery, #1) by Beverly Allen

3. The Icing on the Corpse (Pawsitively Organic Mystery, #3) by Liz Mugavero

4. Murder Most Finicky (Pawsitively Organic Mystery, #4) by Liz Mugavero

5. No Cats Allowed (Cat in the Stack Mystery, #7) by Miranda James

6. Death Crashes the Party (A Liv & Di in Dixie Mystery, #1) by Vickie Fee

7. Pane & Suffering (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery ,#1) by Cheryl Hollon

8. Shards of Murder (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery ,#2) by Cheryl Hollon – TBR 2/23/16

9. A Room with a Pew (A Lucille Mystery, #4) by Peg Cochran

10. Fogged Inn (Maine Clambake Mystery, #4) by Barbara Ross – TBR 2/23/16

11. Watch for the Dead (A Relatively Dead Book, #4) by Sheila Connolly

12. Wedding Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen Mystery, #19) by Joanne Fluke – TBR 2/23/16

13. The Pickled Piper (Pickled and Preserved Mystery, #1) by Mary Allen Hughes

14. Death by Blue Water (Hayden Kent Mystery, #1) by Kait Carson

15. Death by Sunken Treasure (Hayden Kent Mystery, #2) by Kait Carson – TBR 3/22/16

16. A Devious Lot (Antiques & Collectibles, #5) by Ellery Adams

17. Death of a Bacon Heiress (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery,#7) by Lee Hollis – TBR 3/29/16

18. To Helvetica and Back (Dangerous Type Font Mystery, #1) by Paige Shelton

19. Reining in Murder (A Carson Stables Mystery #1) by Leigh Hearon

20. Mug Shot (A Java Jive Mystery, #2) by Caroline Fardig

21. Bun for Your Life (Bread & Batter Mystery, #1) by Karoline Barrett

22. Murder Dancing (Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery, #16) by Lesley Cookman

23. Throw a Monkey Wrench (An Emma Cassidy Mystery, #1) by Karen Chester

24. Pushed to the Limit (An Emma Cassidy Mystery, #2) by Karen Chester

25. Silence of the Lamps (A Caprice De Luca Home Staging Mystery, #5) by Karen Rose Smith

26. Without a Doubt (A Carol Childs Mystery, #3) by Nancy Cole Silverman

27. With a Vengeance (A Zoe Chambers Mystery, #4) by Annette Dashofy

28. Antiques Fate (A Trash N Treasures Mystery, #10) by Barbara Allen

29. All Murders Final! (A Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery, #3) by Sherry Harris

30. The Final Tap (A Living History Museum Mystery, #2) by Amanda Flower

31. To Catch a Treat (A Barkery & Biscuits Bakery Mystery, #2) by Linda O. Johnston

32. Grilled for Murder (Country Store Mystery, #2) by Maddie Day

33. Death at a Fixer Upper: A Home Sweet Home Murder by Sarah T. Hobart

34. Big Hair & Buttermilk Pie (Rose Cottage Cafe Mystery, #1) by Lori Stacy

35. Murder at the Mansion (Kelly Jackson Mystery, #2) by Janet Finsilver

36. The Calamity Cafe (Down South Cafe Mystery, #1) by Gayle Leeson

37. Eclair and Present Danger (Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery, #1) by Laura Bradford

38. A Premonition of Murder (Dream Club Mystery, #3) by Mary Kennedy

39. Tea Cups & Carnage (Tourist Trap Mystery, #7) by Lynn Cahoon

40. Cracked to Death (Webb’s Glass Shop, #3) by Cheryl Hollon

41. All You Need is Fudge (Candy-Coated Mystery, #4) by Nancy Coco

42. Engaged in Death (Wedding Planner Mystery, #1) by Stephanie Blackmoore

43. Caught Bread Handed (Bake Shop Mystery, #4) by Ellie Alexander

44. Read to Death (Read Em and Eat Mystery, #3) by Terrie Farley Moran

45. Toasting up Trouble (Dinner Club Mystery, #1) by Linda Wiken

46. Much Ado About Muffin (Merry Muffin Mystery, #4) by Victoria Hamilton

47. Grilling the Subject (Cookbook Nook Mystery, #5) by Daryl Wood Gerber

48. Spells and Scones (Magical Bakery, #6) by Bailey Cates

49. The Crepes of Wrath (Pancake House Mystery, #1) by Sarah Fox

50. A Story to Kill (#1) by Lynn Cahoon

51. Death Among the Doilies (Cora Crafts Mystery, #1) by Mollie Cox Bryan

52. Death of a Pumpkin Carver by Lee Hollis

53. Murder of a Queen Bee (Henny Penny Farmette Mystery, #2) by Meera Lester

54. Silk Stalkings (Material Witness Mystery, #3) by Diane Vallere

55. It’s Your Party, Die if You Want To by Vickie Fee

56. To Brew or Not to Brew (Brewing Trouble Mystery, #1) by Joyce Tremel

57. Tangled Up in Brew (Brewing Trouble Mystery, #2) by Joyce Tremel

58. Address to Die For (Maggie McDonald Mystery #1) by Mary Feliz

59. Killing Thyme (Spice Shop Mystery, #3) by Leslie Budewitz

60. A Whole Latte Murder (#3) by Caroline Fardig

61. No Farm, No Foul (Farmer’s Daughter Mystery, #1) by Peg Cochran

62. A Killer Kebab (Greek to Me Mystery, #3) by Susannah Hardy

63. Cat Got Your Diamonds (Kitty Couture Mystery, #1) by Julie Chase