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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Criminal Plots III



Criminal Plots III
Reading Challenge
2013

hosted at My Overstuffed Bookshelf

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Important Details:
  • You can read the books in any format you choose: print, audio, e-book, etc.
  • You can read books from any sub-genre of crime fiction
  • You do not need to have a blog to participate.
  • You can use the books for other challenges but one book cannot count for more than one category in THIS challenge.
  • Books do not need to be pre-determined. You can choose them at any time throughout the year. And you can read them in whatever order you choose.

Book Requirements:

1. Novel with an animal in the title (examples: Hose Monkey, As the Crow Flies, Ink Flamingos, The Monkey's Raincoat)

2. Two short stories written by two different authors who are new to you - you can take these from magazines, anthologies, ezines. Your choice! If you're not sure where to start try The Best American Mystery Stories anthology. It's a yearly anthology and you'll find plenty to choose from.

3. Book written by more than one person. This can be a book written by a duo, like Tania Carver, Michael Stanley, Charles Todd. Or it can be a collaborate novel like No Rest for the Dead. And for the short story enthusiasts out there, this can be an anthology; however, if you choose to use an anthology for #2, this should be a different anthology.

4. A YA crime novel. This is an area where I've been wanting to read more, so it's a category this year. Several notable adult authors are writing YA these days: Sophie Littlefield, Harlan Coben, John Grisham, Kathy Reichs, but feel free to spread your wings and try out any YA crime/mystery novel.

5. A book from a series optioned for televsion. This can be a series with a show that already exists: Bones, Rizzoli and Isles, Longmire, or it can be a series that's been optioned but hasn't been made yet: Karin Slaughter's Will Trent series, Louise Penny's Three Pines series, Marcia Clark's Rachel Knight series, Michael Koryta's Lincoln Perry series.

6. A novel that's been nominated for an Edgar® in the last five years. This should be a book you haven't read before. You can use any of the full book categories (fiction or non-fiction): best novel, best paperback original, best first novel, etc. You can check out their database to see what might strike your fancy.



~Books Read~
1. Novel with an animal in the title
Cat Trick by Sofie Kelly

2. Two short stories written by two different authors who are new to you

3. Book written by more than one person
That Old Flame of Mine 
by J. J. Cook (Joyce and Jim Lavene)

4. A YA crime novel. (John Grisham, Kathy Reichs)
possible book: Theodore Boone The Abduction by John Grisham

5. A book from a series optioned for televsion

6. A novel that's been nominated for an Edgar® in the last five years.



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