Cruisin’ Thru the Cozies 2016 – sign-up post

January 13, 2016 Challenges 4



As I have for the last three or four years, I’m signing up for the Cruisin’ Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2016 hosted by Yvonne at Socrates’ Book Reviews. I know I said I’m cutting back on challenges this year, but I’ve done this one for several years now, and I always enjoy it. It’s a low-pressure challenge, and I’ve even dialed my goal back this year. I’ll be going for the Super Sleuth level: 13-20 books.

Yvonne leaves the interpretation of “cozy” up to the reader/reviewer, and there’s no monthly check-in, just a single page where you sign up and leave your reviews. (Be careful to add reviews to the review linky, not the sign-up linky.) She makes it so easy, I have every confidence that I can complete this challenge!

Actually, half the fun for me is reading other people’s reviews and discovering new mystery authors. That’s partly how I became interested in Tasha Alexander over the last few years. So if you like cozies or just mysteries in general, why not join the challenge?


Here’s how I’m doing so far:

Cruisin' Thru the Cozies 2016

Cruisin' Thru the Cozies 2016

Host: Socrates\\\' Book Reviews
Progress: 21/13 (162%)
1 January, 2016 — 31 December, 2016

  1. The Masquerading Magician by Gigi Pandian
  2. Murder on Wheels by Lynn Cahoon
  3. Switcheroo by Aaron Elkins
  4. Death and the Brewmaster's Widow by Loretta Ross
  5. The Case of the Missing Morris Dancer by Cathy Ace
  6. A Clue in the Stew by Connie Archer
  7. The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King
  8. The Corpse with the Garnet Face by Cathy Ace
  9. An Unhappy Medium by Dawn Eastman
  10. Death Mask by Ellis Peters
  11. A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison
  12. Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower
  13. The Madness of Mercury by Connie di Marco
  14. Knit to Be Tied by Maggie Sefton
  15. Tea Cups and Carnage by Lynn Cahoon
  16. Read to Death by Terrie Farley Moran
  17. Midsummer Night's Mischief by Jennifer David Hesse
  18. Death at the Day Lily Café by Wendy Sand Eckel
  19. A Story to Kill by Lynn Cahoon
  20. The Inheritance by Charles Finch
  21. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey


4 Responses to “Cruisin’ Thru the Cozies 2016 – sign-up post”

  1. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders

    Good luck! I’ll probably do this one next year. I’ve reached my challenge limit for this year. Really need to focus on NetGalley, but I have been loving every cozy mystery I see! …Which means I have 25646541 of them. 😀

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      LOL! I need to focus on NetGalley, too — clearing my backlog and staying on top of what I request. But I had factored this challenge in when I thought about challenges for the year. I think three year-long challenges will probably be my limit, and the occasional COYER or other shorter-duration challenge (but not simultaneously.)

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you! My definition of “cozy” is a bit broader than the norm, which is why I like the “define-it-yourself” nature of this challenge — I can include many historicals and even some that might technically be police procedurals but have more of a cozy feel (like Catherine Aird’s Inspector Sloan series — set mostly in the rural villages and market towns of a fictional British county, with a Christie-esque feel.)