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message 1: by Nell (last edited Jul 02, 2018 07:34AM) (new)

Nell | 2867 comments Mod


The tasks for this challenge are based on fun things to do in the summer. Read as many or as few books as you want. And have fun!

🌞Duration: Three months from start

🌞Rules:
Books can only be used once.
Any genre is OK, but cozies are preferred.
Books must be at least 125 pages.
One book per task.

🌞Fun in the Summertime:

Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover.

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover.

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument.

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.)

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game.

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is.

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes.

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B).

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg).

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh.

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story.

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover.

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer.

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live).

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown).

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party.

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction.

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.)

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want.

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water.

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip-flop' (change their minds).




message 3: by Nell (last edited Jul 06, 2018 03:57AM) (new)

Nell | 2867 comments Mod
Comments / General Q&A

This challenge has a flexible start date.

Your name in msg 2 becomes a link to your post once you copy and paste the tasks list.


message 4: by Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review) (last edited Nov 25, 2018 01:42PM) (new)

Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review) (knyttwytch) | 990 comments I'm in starting July 1st!

Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover.

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover. - Kill 'Em with Cayenne by Gail Oust Kill 'Em with Cayenne (Spice Shop Mystery #2) by Gail Oust

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument. - An Aria of Omens by Patrice Greenwood An Aria of Omens (Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries, #3) by Patrice Greenwood (MC goes to the Opera)

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.) - Every Trick in the Book by Lucy Arlington Every Trick in the Book (Novel Idea, #2) by Lucy Arlington

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game. - Silenced in the Surf Kate E. Dyer-Seeley Silenced in the Surf (Pacific Northwest Mystery #3) by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley (windsurfing)

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is. - Egg Drop Dead by Laura Childs Egg Drop Dead (Crackleberry Club, #7) by Laura Childs (Toni and Junior bug me a LOT)

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes. - A Sprig of Blossomed Thorn by Patrice Greenwood A Sprig of Blossomed Thorn (Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries, #2) by Patrice Greenwood

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B). - Murder on the Orient (SS): by C.A. Larmer Murder on the Orient (SS) (Agatha Christie Book Club, #2) by C.A. Larmer

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg). - Think Murder by Cassidy Salem Think Murder by Cassidy Salem

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh.

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story. - Death Over Easy by Maddie Day Death Over Easy (Country Store Mysteries #5) by Maddie Day

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover. - Another One Bites the Crust by Ellie Alexander Another One Bites the Crust (A Bakeshop Mystery #7) by Ellie Alexander

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer.

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live). - Evil Under The Stars by C.A. Larmer Evil Under The Stars (The Agatha Christie Book Club, #3) by C.A. Larmer (set in Australia and I am in the UK)

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown). - Natural Thorn Killer by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley Natural Thorn Killer (Rose City Mystery #1) by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single. - Digging Up the Dirt by Miranda James Digging Up the Dirt (Southern Sisters Mystery, #3) by Miranda James

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party. - Stabbed in the Baklava by Tina Kashian Stabbed in the Baklava by Tina Kashian

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme. - Let It Sew by Elizabeth Lynn Casey Let It Sew (A Southern Sewing Circle, #7) by Elizabeth Lynn Casey

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction. - Murder, She Reported by Peg Cochran Murder, She Reported (Murder, She Reported Series Book 1) by Peg Cochran

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.)

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want. - Lowcountry Bookshop by Susan M. Boyer Lowcountry Bookshop (Liz Talbot Mystery #7) by Susan M. Boyer

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water. - Cinnamon Toasted by Gail Oust Cinnamon Toasted (Spice Shop Mystery #3) by Gail Oust

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds). - Books, Cooks, and Crooks by Lucy Arlington Books, Cooks, and Crooks (Novel Idea, #3) by Lucy Arlington

19/24


message 5: by Marisa (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 419 comments Thank you very much, I'm in. As I've already finished my Holidays challenge, we'll begin this and keep Spring alive (needed with this heat ;) )


message 6: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (rainydayreadsx3) | 99 comments I am in. I can think of quite a few books that will fit in here. I will be back later with my official start to the challenge and fill it all in! Looks like a lot of fun

start date:


message 7: by Nan (last edited Sep 30, 2018 02:46PM) (new)

Nan (chipotlecooks) | 0 comments Start Date: July 1, 2018 Ended September 22, 2018
Books Read 13/24

Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover.
The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand 7/27
The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover.
Stiffs and Swine by Ellery Adams 7/1
Stiffs and Swine (A Supper Club Mystery, #4) by J.B. Stanley

Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument.
How to Walk Away by Katherine Center 7/1
How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is. Surprisingly I really found Miss Julia annoying in this book - I like her a lot more in the later books in the series.
Miss Julia Meets Her Match by Ann B. Ross, 8/24
Miss Julia Meets Her Match (Miss Julia, #5) by Ann B. Ross

Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes.
Plant-Pure Kitchen by Kim Campbell, 8/4
The PlantPure Kitchen 130 Mouthwatering, Whole Food Recipes and Tips for a Plant-Based Life by Kim Campbell

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story.
When We Found Home by Susan Mallery, 9/22
When We Found Home by Susan Mallery

Read a book with plants on the cover.
A Year on Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball 7/17
A Year on Ladybug Farm (Ladybug Farm #1) by Donna Ball

Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover.
The Teaberry Strangler by Laura Childs, 8/17
The Teaberry Strangler (A Tea Shop Mystery, #11) by Laura Childs

Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, 8/31
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jaxnsmom!!!
The Battered Body by Ellery Adams, 8/20
The Battered Body by Ellery Adams

Read a historical mystery or historical fiction.
The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah Maclean, 8/8
The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal & Scoundrel, #1) by Sarah MacLean

Read any book you want.
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Mathew Walker, 9/22
Why We Sleep Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker

Read a book where the MC gets into hot water.
Harmony House by Ruth Hay, 7/9
Harmony House (Home Sweet Home Book 1) by Ruth Hay


message 8: by Jennifer (last edited Aug 16, 2018 12:27PM) (new)

Jennifer (jhaltenburger) | 541 comments FINALLY finished that last pesky book! Done -- 08/16/2018. Fun challenge!

Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover. Everything We Left Behind (Everything #2) by Kerry Lonsdale

Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover. Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave

Read a book where the MC goes to a concert. I Just Remembered by Carl Reiner

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.) Dreamland The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) Junkyard Dogs (Walt Longmire, #6) by Craig Johnson .

Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is. Murder on the Sugarland Express (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #6) by Angie Fox Beau is a jerk.

Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes. Cherry Pie or Die (Baker Street Mysteries #1) by CeeCee James

Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B). Ghost in the Wind (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #7) by E.J. Copperman

Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg). Sisters in Law How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman

Read a book that makes you laugh. Kindness Goes Unpunished (Walt Longmire, #3) by Craig Johnson

Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story. Everything We Keep (Everything #1) by Kerry Lonsdale

Read a book with plants on the cover. The Promise of Provence (Love in Provence, #1) by Patricia Sands

Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover. Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys (Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, #2) by Harper Lin

Read a book set during the summer. The Last Rose of Summer by Kate Lord Brown

Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live). Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown). Promises to Keep (Love in Provence, #2) by Patricia Sands

Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single. Ornaments of Death (Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery, #10) by Jane K. Cleland

Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party. The Garden on Sunset A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood (Hollywood's Garden of Allah #1) by Martin Turnbull

Read a mystery with a craft theme. Four-Patch of Trouble (Danger Cove, #4) by Elizabeth Ashby Quilting.

Read a historical mystery or historical fiction. The Unfinished Clue by Georgette Heyer

Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.) An Obvious Fact (Walt Longmire #12) by Craig Johnson

Read any book you want. Scoop to Kill (A Mystery a La Mode, #2) by Wendy Lyn Watson

Read a book where the MC gets into hot water. Paris Is A Bitch (John Rain, #6.5) by Barry Eisler

Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds). A Magical Match (A Witchcraft Mystery #9) by Juliet Blackwell


message 9: by Susan (last edited Jun 24, 2018 05:14AM) (new)

Susan | 165 comments O.k. I am in for this one. Let's see how far I get
Starting July 13th (a few days off then) Will post as I go if that's alright. (I'm terrible at cut and paste).


message 10: by Barbara (last edited Oct 01, 2018 12:46PM) (new)

Barbara Sousa | 446 comments I'm in. I'll start after I finish the Spring Flowers challenge (first week of July, probably).

🌞Fun in the Summertime:

🌞Start Date: July 5, 2018
🌞End Date: October 5, 2018 (3 months later)

🌞Progress: 21 of 24 (0 in progress)

🌞Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover:
Boiled Over by Barbara Ross (finished 8/28/18)

🌞Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover:
Pumpkins in Paradise by Kathi Daley (pumpkins on cover) (audio - finished 7/5/18)

🌞Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument:
Snowmen in Paradise by Kathi Daley (MC directs a choir that has its first performance) (audio - 7/7/18)

🌞Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.):
Musseled Out by Barbara Ross (boat on cover) (finished 9/18/18)

🌞Read a book with an outdoor activity:
American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise by Joe Drape (horse racing/triple crown) (audio - finished 7/30/18)

🌞Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is:
Doubt by C.E. Tobisman (Eddie) (finished 8/8/18)

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes.

🌞Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B):
Shattered at Sea by Cheryl Hollon (MC goes on cruise as glassblower) (finished 8/27/18)

🌞Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg):
Death by Chocolate Lab by Bethany Blake (audio - finished 8/9/18)

🌞Read a book that makes you laugh:
Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton (Agatha is always hysterical) (audio - finished 7/22/18)

🌞Read a book where . . . the MC's family members are characters in the story:
Murder at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison (Kat's mother Iris is a major character) (finished 8/4/18)

🌞Read a book with plants on the cover:
Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell by M.C. Beaton (audio - finished 8/11/18)

🌞Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover:
Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay (audio - finished 10/1/18)

🌞Read a book set during the summer:
Bikinis in Paradise by Kathi Daley (summer - bikini contest on the shore) (audio - 7/15/18)

🌞Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live):
Single Malt Murder by Melinda Mullet (Scottish Highlands) (audio - finished 8/15/18)

🌞Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown):
A Muddied Murder by Wendy Tyson (attorney returns to hometown of Winsome, PA) (audio - finished 9/16/18)

🌞Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single:
Rockets' Dead Glare by Lynn Cahoon (finished 9/4/18)

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party.

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.

🌞Read a historical mystery or historical fiction:
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (audio - in progress)

🌞Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.):
Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin BBC series 2014) (audio - finished 9/6/18)

🌞Read any book you want:
The Moonstone Castle Mystery by Carolyn Keene (finished 9/22/18)

🌞Read a book where the MC gets into hot water:
End Game by David Baldacci (Robie and Reel are held at gunpoint) (audio - finished 7/20/18)

🌞Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds):
The Advocate's Daughter by Anthony Franze (Malik is initially accused of the crime) (audio - finished 8/12/18)

Boiled Over (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #2) by Barbara Ross Pumpkins in Paradise (Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery #1) by Kathi Daley Snowmen in Paradise (Tj Jensen Mystery #2) by Kathi Daley Musseled Out (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #3) by Barbara Ross American Pharoah The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise by Joe Drape Doubt (Caroline Auden, #1) by C.E. Tobisman Shattered at Sea (A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery #5) by Cheryl Hollon Death by Chocolate Lab (Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery #1) by Bethany Blake Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam (Agatha Raisin, #10) by M.C. Beaton Murder at Honeychurch Hall (Honeychurch Hall Mystery, #1) by Hannah Dennison Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell (Agatha Raisin, #11) by M.C. Beaton Sprinkle with Murder (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #1) by Jenn McKinlay Bikinis in Paradise (Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery #3) by Kathi Daley Single Malt Murder (Whisky Business Mystery #1) by Melinda Mullet A Muddied Murder (A Greenhouse Mystery #1) by Wendy Tyson Rockets' Dead Glare (A Tourist Trap Mystery #3.25) by Lynn Cahoon And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came (Agatha Raisin, #12) by M.C. Beaton The Moonstone Castle Mystery (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #40) by Carolyn Keene End Game (Will Robie, #5) by David Baldacci The Advocate's Daughter by Anthony Franze


message 11: by Anna Catharina (last edited Oct 02, 2018 02:26PM) (new)

Anna Catharina 🌞Duration: Juli 1 to September 30

🌞Rules:
Books can only be used once.
Any genre is OK, but cozies are preferred.
Books must be at least 125 pages.
One book per task.

🌞Fun in the Summertime:
Progress: 23/24

Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover.
Lifeguards and Liars (Summer in Diamond Bay, #1) by Maci Grant Lifeguards and Liars by Maci Grant

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover.
Still Life with Murder (Nell Sweeney Mysteries, #1) by P.B. Ryan Still Life with Murder by P.B. Ryan

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument.
Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates (Phryne Fisher, #1) by Kerry Greenwood Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates by Kerry Greenwood (MC goes to a concert - the Melba Gala)

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.)
Miss Jacobson's Journey (Rothschild Trilogy, #1) by Carola Dunn Miss Jacobson's Journey by Carola Dunn

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game.
Grand Cru by Martin Walker Grand Cru by Martin Walker (Riding, Boule and Rugby)

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is.
Whisky für drei alte Damen oder Wer geht denn hier am Stock? by Minna Lindgren Escape from Sunset Grove by Minna Lindgren (one of the MCs, Irma, really got on my nervs! She often made sounds like a chicken or yelled "döden, döden, döden", what means "death" in swedish - but she said it without any reason)

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes.
Sonnendeck Ein Sylt-Krimi (Mamma Carlotta, #9) by Gisa Pauly Sonnendeck: Ein Sylt-Krimi by Gisa Pauly

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B).
Dead and Breakfast (Merry Ghost Inn #1) by Kate Kingsbury Dead and Breakfast by Kate Kingsbury

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg).
Message in a Bauble (Big Honey Dog Mysteries #3) by H.Y. Hanna Message in a Bauble by H.Y. Hanna

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh.
Minerva (The Six Sisters, #1) by Marion Chesney Minerva by M.C. Beaton

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story.
Die verfluchte Farm (Cherringham, #6) by Matthew Costello The Curse of Mabb's Farm by Matthew Costello

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.
Sherry für drei alte Damen oder Wer macht das Licht aus? by Minna Lindgren The End of Sunset Grove by Minna Lindgren

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover.
Éclair Murder (Patisserie Mystery #2) by Harper Lin Éclair Murder by Harper Lin

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer.
Letzter Zug nach London (Cherringham , #5) by Matthew Costello Last Train to London by Matthew Costello

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live).
Provenzalische Verwicklungen Ein Fall für Pierre Durand by Sophie Bonnet Provenzalische Verwicklungen: Ein Fall für Pierre Durand by Sophie Bonnet (set in the Provence - France)

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown).
Cyrus Doyle und der herzlose Tod by Jan Lucas Cyrus Doyle und der herzlose Tod by Jan Lucas

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.
Provenzalische Geheimnisse Ein Fall für Pierre Durand by Sophie Bonnet Provenzalische Geheimnisse: Ein Fall für Pierre Durand by Sophie Bonnet

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party.
Die drei ??? und der höllische Werwolf (drei Fragezeichen) by M.V. Carey The Mystery of the Creep-Show Crooks by M.V. Carey

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction.
Lady Fortescue Steps Out (The Poor Relation) by Marion Chesney Lady Fortescue Steps Out by M.C. Beaton

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.)
Flying Too High (Phryne Fisher, #2) by Kerry Greenwood Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want.
Nur der Tod bringt Vergebung (Schwester Fidelma, #1) by Peter Tremayne Absolution by Murder by Peter Tremayne

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water.
The Merry Devils (Nicholas Bracewell, #2) by Edward Marston The Merry Devils by Edward Marston

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds).
Die Nacht der Langfinger (Cherringham, #4) by Matthew Costello Thick as Thieves by Matthew Costello


message 12: by Marisa (last edited Oct 06, 2018 02:04AM) (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 419 comments ☀️ Duration: 22/06/2018 - 21/09/2018 (Continuing till the end)

(21/09/2018: 16/24)
(04/10/2018: 18/24)

☀️ Rules:
Books can only be used once.
Any genre is OK, but cozies are preferred.
Books must be at least 125 pages.
One book per task.

Fun in the Summertime:

Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover.

* Shop at a Farmers' Market: Of Murder and Men by Lynn Cahoon (23/06/2018 - ★★★★)

Of Murder and Men (A Cat Latimer Mystery) by Lynn Cahoon

* Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert: The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly (24/06/2018 - ★★★★)

The Cats Came Back (A Magical Cats Mystery #10) by Sofie Kelly

* Take a Road Trip: Death on the Patagonian Express by Hy Conrad (31/08/2018 - ★★)

Death on the Patagonian Express (Amy's Travel Mystery #3) by Hy Conrad

* Camp Out: Yarn Over Murder by Maggie Sefton (12/07/2018 - ★★★)

Yarn Over Murder (A Knitting Mystery) by Maggie Sefton

* Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!): The Hammett Hex by Victoria Abbott (14/08/2018 - ★★★☆) (Her boss and her uncle)

The Hammett Hex by Victoria Abbott

* Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue: Plum Tea Crazy by Laura Childs (03/08/2018 - ★★★★)

Plum Tea Crazy (A Tea Shop Mystery) by Laura Childs

* Go on Vacation: Whales and a Watery Grave by Ruby Loren (25/06/2018 - ★★★☆)

Whales and a Watery Grave (Madigan Amos Zoo Mysteries, #7) by Ruby Loren

* Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers: Cookies and Scream by Virginia Lowell (05/08/2018 - ★★★★)

Cookies and Scream (Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery, #5) by Virginia Lowell

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh.

* Gather for a Family Reunion: Buried in Books by Kate Carlisle (26/06/2018 - ★★★★☆)

Buried in Books (A Bibliophile Mystery, #12) by Kate Carlisle

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.

* Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie: Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton (02/10/2018 - ★★★★)

Survival of the Fritters (Deputy Donut Mystery #1) by Ginger Bolton

* Bask in the Sun: Reining in Murder by Leigh Hearon (31/07/2018 - ★★★★)

Reining in Murder by Leigh Hearon

* Discover Another Country: Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie (06/08/2018 - ★★★☆)

Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown).

* Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day: The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie (16/07/2018 - ★★★★)

The Tuesday Club Murders by Agatha Christie

* Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August): Gardenias and a Grave Mistake by Ruby Loren (04/10/2018 - ★★★★)

Gardenias and a Grave Mistake (Diana Flowers Floriculture Mysteries #1) by Ruby Loren

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.

* Tour a Museum: A Presumption of Death by Jill Paton Walsh (29/06/2018 - ★★★★)

A Presumption of Death (Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane, #2) by Jill Paton Walsh

* Watch a Movie: The Death Merchant by Lee Goldberg (20/08/2018 - ★★★☆)

The Death Merchant (Diagnosis Murder, #2) by Lee Goldberg

* Enjoy a Summer Breeze: To Catch a Witch by Heather Blake (13/08/2018 - ★★★★)

To Catch a Witch A Wishcraft Mystery by Heather Blake

* Beat the Heat: Golden Malicious by Sheila Connolly (07/09/2018 - ★★★)

Golden Malicious (Orchard Mystery, #7) by Sheila Connolly

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds).


message 13: by Patrizia (last edited Sep 23, 2018 01:57AM) (new)

Patrizia | 12 comments I'm in starting July 1st!
22/24

Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover.
Bree Baker, Live and Let Chai 10-11 July 5*
Live and Let Chai (Seaside Café Mysteries) by Bree Baker

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover.
Lynn Cahoon, Killer Green Tomatoes 7-8 August 4 1/2*
Killer Green Tomatoes (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #2) by Lynn Cahoon

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument.
Barbara Ross, Iced Under 2-3 August 4 1/2*
Iced Under (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #5) by Barbara Ross

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.)
Annette Dashofy, Uneasy Prey 1-3 July 5*
Uneasy Prey (Zoe Chambers Mysteries #6) by Annette Dashofy

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game.
Lena Gregory, Murder Made to Order 12-13 July 4 1/2*
Murder Made to Order by Lena Gregory

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is.
the MC's mother- Hy Conrad, Death on the Patagonian Express 20-23 July 3*
Death on the Patagonian Express (Amy's Travel Mystery #3) by Hy Conrad

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes.
Tina Kashian, Stabbed in the Baklava 14-16 September 4*
Stabbed in the Baklava by Tina Kashian

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B).
CeeCee James, Crème Brûlée To Slay 30-31 August 5*
Crème Brûlée To Slay (Baker Street Cozy Mysteries Book 3) by CeeCee James

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the coveror a book set in a city (burg).
Halloween- Kathi Daley, The Halloween House 29-30 August 4 1/2*
The Halloween House (A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery Book 4) by Kathi Daley

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh.

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story.
Agatha Frost, Blueberry Muffins and Misfortune 29-30 July 4*
Blueberry Muffins and Misfortune (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery) by Agatha Frost

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.
Sheila Connolly, Golden Malicious 6-8 September 4*
Golden Malicious (Orchard, #7) by Sheila Connolly

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover.
Agatha Frost, Ice Cream and Incidents 30-31 July 3 1/2*
Ice Cream and Incidents (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery) by Agatha Frost

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer.
Vicki Delany, Body on Baker Street 3-4 July 4 1/2*
Body on Baker Street (A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery, #2) by Vicki Delany

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live).
Scotland- Molly MacRae, Scones and Scoundrels 6-8 July 3 1/2*
Scones and Scoundrels (Highland Bookshop Mystery #2) by Molly MacRae

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown).
Annelise Ryan, Dead in the Water 26-29 August 4 1/2*
Dead in the Water (A Mattie Winston Mystery) by Annelise Ryan

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.
Amy Lillard, Kappy King and the Puppy Kaper 23-25 July 4*
Kappy King and the Puppy Kaper (An Amish Mystery #1) by Amy Lillard

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party.
Julia Buckley, Pudding Up With Murder 25-27 July 4*
Pudding Up With Murder by Julia Buckley

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.
Mary Marks, Knot My Sister's Keeper 12-14 August 5*
Knot My Sister's Keeper (A Quilting Mystery, #6) by Mary Marks

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction.
Kathleen Ernst, The Light Keeper's Legacy 4-6 August 4 1/2*
The Light Keeper's Legacy (Chloe Ellefson Mystery #3) by Kathleen Ernst

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.)

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want.
Ellery Adams, The Secret, Book and Scone Society 16-18 August 4 1/2*
The Secret, Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water.
Kate E. Dyer-Seeley, In Cave Danger 8-10 July 4*
In Cave Danger (Pacific Northwest Mystery #5) by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds).
Tonya Kappes, Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries 21-22 September 3 1/2*
Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries (A Camper & Criminals Cozy #1) by Tonya Kappes


message 14: by Linda (last edited Aug 09, 2019 12:15PM) (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 490 comments Looks like fun! My challenge will run 7/1/18 - 9/30/18 (as soon as I finish up the spring one)

23/24

Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover.
Angora Alibi Angora Alibi (A Seaside Knitters Mystery, #7) by Sally Goldenbaum 8/5/18

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover.
A Gala Event A Gala Event (Orchard, #9) by Sheila Connolly 9/12/18

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument.

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.)
The Busy Woman's Guide to Murder The Busy Woman's Guide to Murder (A Charlotte Adams Mystery #5) by Mary Jane Maffini 7/24/18

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game.
Goody Goody Gunshots Goody Goody Gunshots (A Candy Shop Mystery, #4) by Sammi Carter (basketball) 7/27/18

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is.
Asking for Truffle Asking for Truffle (A Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery, #1) by Dorothy St. James Does a dog count? I found the dog in this book to be very annoying. 9/2/18

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes.
Death on Eat Street Death on Eat Street (Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mystery #1) by J.J. Cook 9/15/18

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B).
Berried to the Hilt Berried to the Hilt (Gray Whale Inn Mystery, #4) by Karen MacInerney 9/8/18

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg).
Chihuahua Confidential Chihuahua Confidential (Barking Detective #2) by Waverly Curtis 8/14/18

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh.
Through the Grinder Through the Grinder (Coffeehouse Mystery, #2) by Cleo Coyle 7/14/18

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story.
Killing Cousins Killing Cousins (Torie O'Shea, #5) by Rett MacPherson 7/16/18

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.
Murder With Peacocks Murder With Peacocks (Meg Langslow, #1) by Donna Andrews 8/17/18

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover.
A Soufflé of Suspicion A Soufflé of Suspicion (A French Bistro Mystery #2) by Daryl Wood Gerber 7/8/18

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer.
Dead, White, and Blue Dead, White, and Blue (Death on Demand, #23) by Carolyn G. Hart 7/5/18

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live).
Origin Origin (Robert Langdon, #5) by Dan Brown 9/25/18

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown).
Peppermint Twisted Peppermint Twisted (A Candy Shop Mystery, #3) by Sammi Carter 7/2/18

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.
Body on Baker Street Body on Baker Street (A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery, #2) by Vicki Delany 7/19/18

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party.
A Catered Birthday Party A Catered Birthday Party (A Mystery with Recipes, #6) by Isis Crawford 8/11/18

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.
Dyeing Up Loose Ends Dyeing Up Loose Ends (A Knitting Mystery #16) by Maggie Sefton 7/21/18

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction.
Death is in the Air Death is in the Air (Manor House Mystery #2) by Kate Kingsbury (WWII) 8/19/18

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1) by Joanne Fluke 8/8/18

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want.
Little Shop of Homicide Little Shop of Homicide (Devereaux Dime Store, #1) by Denise Swanson 8/2/18

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water.
Sink Trap Sink Trap (A Georgiana Neverall Mystery #1) by Christy Evans 7/11/18

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds).
Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death (Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery, #2) by Denise Swanson 8/22/18


message 15: by Cindy (last edited Jul 03, 2018 12:44PM) (new)

Cindy (wanna_read_all_the_books) | 29 comments ☼Duration: June 22 - Sept 22

☼Rules:
Books can only be used once.
Any genre is OK, but cozies are preferred.
Books must be at least 125 pages.
One book per task.

☼Fun in the Summertime:

Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover.

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover.

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument.

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.)

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game.

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is.

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes.

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B).

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg).

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh.

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story.

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover.

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer.

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live).

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown).

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party.

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction.

✔Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.) Tripwire by Lee Child

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want.

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water.

✔Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds). Killing Floor by Lee Child

Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1) by Lee Child Tripwire (Jack Reacher, #3) by Lee Child


message 16: by Meg (last edited Sep 10, 2018 01:32PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1041 comments Love, love, love summer!

My challenge duration: June 21 to September 20

Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover - done

Death of a Bachelorette (A Jaine Austen Mystery #15) by Laura Levine Death of a Bachelorette

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit on the cover - done

Murder Is Our Mascot (Schooled in Murder, #1) by Tracy D. Comstock Murder Is Our Mascot

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where a character sings or plays a musical instrument - done

Iced Under (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #5) by Barbara Ross Iced Under

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover - done

Scared Money (Savannah Martin Mysteries #13) by Jenna Bennett Scared Money

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) - done

The Mother's Day Mishap (Tess and Tilly #3) by Kathi Daley The Mother's Day Mishap

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is - done

Death of the Kona Man (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #9) by Catherine Bruns Death of the Kona Man
**The mc's boyfriend's father was over the top cold and hateful**

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery/has recipes - done

Dead Cold Brew (Coffeehouse Mystery, #16) by Cleo Coyle Dead Cold Brew

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC has job in hospitality industry - done

Innkeeping with Murder (Lighthouse Inn Mystery #1) by Tim Myers Innkeeping with Murder

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover - done

The Chihuahua Affair by Ellen Carlsen The Chihuahua Affair

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh - done

Double Whammy (Davis Way Crime Caper, #1) by Gretchen Archer Double Whammy

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where the MC's family members are characters in the story - done

A Breath of Witchy Air (Wicked Witches of the Midwest, #12) by Amanda M. Lee A Breath of Witchy Air

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover - done

Woof at the Door (Call of the Wilde #1) by Laura Morrigan Woof at the Door

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover - done

Meet Your Baker (A Bakeshop Mystery, #1) by Ellie Alexander Meet Your Baker

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer - done

Deadly Summer (Darling Investigations #1) by Denise Grover Swank Deadly Summer

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live) - done

Off Kilter (Scottish Highlands, #1) by Hannah Reed Off Kilter

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown) - done

Murder on the House (Haunted Home Renovation Mystery, #3) by Juliet Blackwell Murder on the House

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single - done

Queen of Hearts (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #8) by Rhys Bowen Queen of Hearts

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - EARLY HAPPY BDAY, JAXNSMOM! - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party - done

Mango Cake and Murder (Mom and Christy's Mysteries #1) by Christy Murphy Mango Cake and Murder

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme - done

Gone But Knot Forgotten (A Quilting Mystery, #3) by Mary Marks Gone But Knot Forgotten

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction. - done

The Mystery Woman (Ladies of Lantern Street, #2) by Amanda Quick The Mystery Woman

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show - done

Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (Aurora Teagarden, #3) by Charlaine Harris Three Bedrooms, One Corpse

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want - done

Finding Answers (Rescue Alaska Mystery #2) by Kathi Daley Finding Answers

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water. - done

Fried Rice and Fangs (Harper "Foxxy" Beck #10) by Raven Snow Fried Rice and Fangs

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds) - done

Sweets & a Stabbing (The Pink Cupcake Mysteries, #1) by Harper Lin Sweets & a Stabbing


message 17: by Susan (last edited Aug 18, 2018 11:53AM) (new)

Susan Edmondson | 2 comments 6/24
I am in on this starting today. Will update as I finish books for each prompt.
Duration: Three months from start

🌞Rules:
Books can only be used once.
Any genre is OK, but cozies are preferred.
Books must be at least 125 pages.
One book per task.

🌞Fun in the Summertime:

Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover.

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover.

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument.

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.)

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game.
Low Country Boil by Susan M. Boyle

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is.

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes.
Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B).
A Riesling to Die by J.C. Eaton

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg).
Chardonnayed to Rest by J.C. Eaton

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh.

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story.

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover.

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer.

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live).

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown).

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.
Rest Ye Murdered Gentemen by Vicki Delany

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party.

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction.
The Inspector and Mrs. Jefferies by Emily Brightwell

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.)

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want.

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water.

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds).
Susan Edmondson


message 18: by Julesy (last edited Sep 25, 2018 04:33PM) (new)

Julesy | 398 comments 🌞Fun in the Summertime
* Books must be at least 125 pages.
My start date: July 3
My end date: October 3
Progress: 17/24

🌞Tasks:

🌅 Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover.
Matrimony Meltdown (Zoe Donovan Mystery #13) by Kathi Daley Matrimony Meltdown by Kathi Daley - July 3

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover.
Tiaras & Terror (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #13) by Anne Marie Stoddard Tiaras & Terror by Anne Marie Stoddard

🌅 Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument.
Handbags & Homicide (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #12) by Anne Marie Stoddard Handbags & Homicide by Anne Marie Stoddard - MC's aunt is learning to play the ukulele and the instructor is the MC in the first book of this series - July 9

🌅 Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.)
Who Moved My Goat Cheese? (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon Who Moved My Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon - July 13

🌅 Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game.
Mean Girl Murder (Merry Wrath, #8) by Leslie Langtry Mean Girl Murder by Leslie Langtry - Halloween parade - Sept. 21

🌅 Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is.
Deadly Bubbles in the Wine (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #4) by Mary Jo Burke Deadly Bubbles in the Wine by Mary Jo Burke - I found the MC extremely annoying - Aug. 5

🌅 Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes.
Death of a Pumpkin Carver (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery #8) by Lee Hollis Death of a Pumpkin Carver by Lee Hollis - Aug. 13

🌅 Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B).
The Case of the Abandoned Aussie (A Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mystery, #1) by B.R. Snow The Case of the Abandoned Aussie by B.R. Snow - MC runs a doggy inn - Aug. 24

🌅 Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg).
Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li - Sept. 25

🌅 Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh.
Killer Gourmet (Savannah Reid Mystery, #20) by G.A. McKevett Killer Gourmet by G.A. McKevett - Aug. 20

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story.
My Sister's Grave (Tracy Crosswhite, #1) by Robert Dugoni My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.

🌅 Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover.
The Sweet Taste of Murder (Angel Lake Mystery #1) by CeeCee James The Sweet Taste of Murder by CeeCee James - Sept. 2

🌅 Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer.
Summer Sisters by Judy Blume Summer Sisters by Judy Blume - July 18

🌅 Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live).
Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman - Bora Bora (where I've visited!!) - Aug. 3

🌅 Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown).
Murder at the Lighthouse (Exham on Sea Mysteries #1) by Frances Evesham Murder at the Lighthouse by Frances Evesham - Aug. 17

🌅 Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.
Death Before Decaf (A Java Jive Mystery, #1) by Caroline Fardig Death Before Decaf by Caroline Fardig - red, white & blue cover and the MC is single - Sept. 4

🌅 Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party.
One Bark And Stormy Prom Night by Stella St. Claire One Bark And Stormy Prom Night by Stella St. Claire - MC goes to a prom - Aug. 8

🌅 Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.
Death in the Stacks (Library Lover's Mystery, #8) by Jenn McKinlay Death in the Stacks by Jenn McKinlay - they hold "crafternoons" in the library - Sept. 8

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction.

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.)
You (You, #1) by Caroline Kepnes You by Caroline Kepnes - new series on LifeTime TV

🌅 Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want.
The 5 Years Before You Retire Retirement Planning When You Need It the Most by Emily Guy Birken The 5 Years Before You Retire: Retirement Planning When You Need It the Most by Emily Guy Birken - July 27

🌅 Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water.
Promise Me (Myron Bolitar, #8) by Harlan Coben Promise Me by Harlan Coben- Myron is the last person to see a missing girl - Sept. 17

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds).


message 19: by Jess (last edited Aug 05, 2018 02:24AM) (new)

Jess (mividadulce) | 145 comments I'm in as well. I'll start from July 1st as well. It's winter here in down under but I'd love to dream of sunshine and heat!

Summer 2018 Challenge

Period: July 1st to Sep 30th
Progress: 10/24


Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover.
Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen - 8 Jul
Naughty in Nice (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #5) by Rhys Bowen

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover.

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument.
Kokushikan Satsujin Jiken by Mushitarō Oguri - 10 Jul

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.)

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game.
The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine - 18 Jul

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is.
Ten Plus One by Ed McBain - 3 Jul
The two 'bull' cops. So annoying!

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes.

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B).

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg).
Suspect by Robert Crais - 19 Jul
Suspect (Scott James & Maggie, #1) by Robert Crais

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh.

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story.

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.
The Breakdown by B.A. Paris - 5 Aug
The Breakdown by B.A. Paris

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover.

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer.

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live).
The Wisdom of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton - 2 Jul

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown).

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party.

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction.
The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen - 3 Aug

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.)

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want.
夜市 by Kōtarō Tsunekawa - 11 Jul

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water.
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny - 29 Jul

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds).


The Wisdom of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton Ten Plus One (87th Precinct, #17) by Ed McBain Naughty in Nice (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #5) by Rhys Bowen Kokushikan Satsujin Jiken by Mushitarō Oguri 夜市 by Kōtarō Tsunekawa The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine Suspect (Scott James & Maggie, #1) by Robert Crais The Twelve Clues of Christmas (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #6) by Rhys Bowen How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #9) by Louise Penny The Breakdown by B.A. Paris


message 20: by Debbie (last edited Aug 23, 2018 10:19AM) (new)

Debbie (debbiegray) | 22 comments 🌞Fun in the Summertime:

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Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover. The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand 7/6/18
The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover.

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings Pretty Mess by Erika Jayne 6/27/18
Pretty Mess by Erika Jayne


Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.)

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg 6/23/18
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is.

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a book with recipes. Dead to the Last Drop by Cleo Coyle 8/15/18
Dead to the Last Drop (Coffeehouse Mystery, #15) by Cleo Coyle

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B). .All Fudged Up by Nancy CoCo 8/21/18
All Fudged Up (Candy-Coated, #1) by Nancy CoCo

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover Dogwood Hill by Sherryl Woods 8/9/18
Dogwood Hill (Chesapeake Shores, #12) by Sherryl Woods

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh.

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where the MC's family members are characters in the story. Bundle of Trouble by Diana Orgain 7/11/18
Bundle of Trouble (A Maternal Instincts Mystery, #1) by Diana Orgain

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover.

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer.

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live).

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown). Hiss of Death by Rita Mae Brown 6/28/18
Hiss of Death (Mrs. Murphy, #19) by Rita Mae Brown

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews 7/3/18
The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book where the MC goes to a party. The Cat Who Tailed a Thief by Lilian Jackson Braun 7/31/18
The Cat Who Tailed a Thief (Cat Who... #19) by Lilian Jackson Braun

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.

Tour a Museum - Read a historical fiction. The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable 8/3/18
The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.) Hallmark is making a movie out of this series "Beach House"...Beach House Reunion by Mary Alice Monroe 8/13/18
Beach House Reunion (Beach House #5) by Mary Alice Monroe

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want. The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene 7/14/18
Nancy Drew Mystery Stories The Secret of The Old Clock and The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water. Little Shop of Homicide by Denise Swanson 7/24/18 250
Little Shop of Homicide (Devereaux Dime Store, #1) by Denise Swanson

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds). Evil in Carnations by Kate Collins 7/9/18
Evil in Carnations (A Flower Shop Mystery, #8) by Kate Collins


message 21: by Vanessa (last edited Sep 17, 2018 03:31PM) (new)

Vanessa (nesshawk) | 35 comments I am in! I have just started to get into the cozy genre, so this looks like a great opportunity to find some series I like! Thanks for the challenge!

COMPLETED: 24/24!

Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover. Murder at the Lighthouse by Frances Evesham 9/2/18

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover. One Bad Apple by Sheila Connolly 9/17/18

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument. Curiosity Thrilled the Cat by Sofie Kelly 7/17/18 Murder interrupts Mayville's Music Fest!

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.) Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries by Tonya Kappes 6/24/18

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game. Death of a Gossip by M.C. Beaton 7/20/18 - Fishing!

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is. Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson 7/22/18 - John Richard, aka The Jerk, Goldy's ex-husband, is just AWFUL...

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke 6/27/18

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B). A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie 7/10/18 MC is at a timeshare!

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg). Murder Strikes a Pose by Tracy Weber 8/21/18

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet by M.C. Beaton 6/28/18 - omg it was that bathroom scene. Listened on audiobook and laughed all the way to work :)

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story. First Term at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton 9/7/18

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover. Tippy Toe Murder by Leslie Meier 8/30/18

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover. A Pie to Die for by Stacey Alabaster 8/25/18

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer. The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman 7/25/18 Mrs. Pollifax's super secret excursion is in August!

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country The Big Four by Agatha Christie. 6/25/18

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown). Murder in Christmas River by Meg Muldoon 8/6/18

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.
Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier 8/6/18 Christmas in July!

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party. Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay 7/31/18

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme. Steps from Death by Stacey Alabaster 9/3/18

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction. Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers 7/16/18

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. Real Murders by Charlaine Harris. 6/23/18 I had no idea there were movies of this series. Anyone seen any?

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want. Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton 7/30/18

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water. The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman 7/3/18 - MC is pregnant, on bedrest, and trying prove a missing persons case... definitely finds herself in hot water

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip-flop' (change their minds). Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett 8/15/18


message 22: by Helen (last edited Sep 21, 2018 01:17AM) (new)

Helen (helennn) | 669 comments I'm in, even though it's the coldest time of the year where I live.
15/24

🌞Duration: Three months from July 1.

🌞Fun in the Summertime:

Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover.

Sire and Damn (Dog Lover's Mysteries Book 20) by Susan Conant

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover.

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument.
Girl In A Storm by Helen Ellis , where most of the characters are in a production of Annie Get Your Gun, including the MC.

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.)

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game.

Moon Signs (Moon Mystery #1) by Helen Haught Fanick

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is.

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes.

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B).

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg).
Grave in the Garage (Reverend Annabelle Dixon Mystery #3) by Alison Golden

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh.
More Fool Me (Memoir #3) by Stephen Fry , laugh out loud biography of Stephen Fry.

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story.

The Job (Fox and O'Hare, #3) by Janet Evanovich . Kate's Dad has a major role in the operation.

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.

Overcoming a Loss by 1000 Deaths by Katrina Jeffery
Definitely not a cozy mystery, but a heartbreaking autobiography.

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover.

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer.
Girl You're on Fire, by Helen Ellis. Set in an Australian country town during a summer heat wave. Unfortunately, not yet listed on Good Reads, even though it's available on Amazon.

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live).

The Scam (Fox and O'Hare, #4) by Janet Evanovich , set mostly in Las Vegas and Macau, definitely not Australia, where I live.

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown).

Lowcountry Boil (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #1) by Susan M. Boyer

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.

Aunt Bessie Decides (Isle of Man #4) by Diana Xarissa

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party.

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.

The Drowning Spool (A Needlecraft Mystery, #17) by Monica Ferris

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan , set mostly in World War II

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.)

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques for Retraining Your Brain by Jason M. Satterfield

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water.

Hazardous Duty (Squeaky Clean Mysteries #1) by Christy Barritt

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds).
Holy Island (DCI Ryan Mysteries, #1) by L.J. Ross


message 23: by Becky (last edited Aug 06, 2018 12:15PM) (new)

Becky | 137 comments Fun in the Summertime: Duration 6/25/18- 9/25/18

Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover.

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover.A Catered Murderby Isis crawford completed 7-16-18

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument.Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fineby gail honeyman completed 8-1-18

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.)
Zoje Stage
Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game.Needled to Deathby Maggie sefton completed 8-1-18

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is.Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage completed 8-6-18

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes.

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B).The Five People You Meet in Heavenby Mitch Albomcompleted 7-7-18

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg).Beaglemaniaby Linda O. Johnstoncompleted 7-6-18

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh. Stake & Eggsby Laura Childs completed 7-28-18

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story.

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover.

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer.

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live).

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown).

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party.

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction.

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.)A Clockwork Orangeby Anthony Burgesscompleted 7-4-18

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want. Over the edge by jonathan kellerman completed 7-7-18

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water.
Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kermancompleted 7-05-18

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds).


message 24: by Liz (last edited Jun 26, 2018 05:44PM) (new)

Liz Finck | 13 comments Im in!

Progress: 1/24

Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover.

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover.

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument.

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.)

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game.

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is.
Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke 6/26/18 I couldn't stand Dr. Bev !!
Blackberry Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #17) by Joanne Fluke

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes.

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B).

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg).

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh.

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story.

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover.

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer.

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live).

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown).

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party.

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction.

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.)

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want.

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water.

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds).


message 25: by Amanda A (last edited Sep 30, 2018 07:46PM) (new)

Amanda A | 19 comments 🌞Fun in the Summertime
Completed: 24/24


Books must be at least 125 pages.

Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover.
For Whom the Bread Rolls (A Pancake House Mystery, #2) by Sarah Fox 7/15

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover.
Boiled Over (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #2) by Barbara Ross 9/29

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument.
Murdered by Country Music (High Desert Mystery #3) by Dianne Harman 7/31

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.)
Éclair and Present Danger (Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery, #1) by Laura Bradford 9/12

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game.
All You Need is Fudge (Candy-Coated, #4) by Nancy CoCo 7/6

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is.
Untimely Death (Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery #1) by Elizabeth J. Duncan 8/13 (Brian)

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes.
Apple Pie a la Murder (Cozy Baked Mystery #1) by Kate Bell 9/30

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B).
Ghostly Deceits (A Harper Harlow Mystery #3) by Lily Harper Hart 8/5

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg).
Luck of the Witch (Crypt Witch Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) by K.E. O'Connor 8/31

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh.
Spell's Bells (Spellbound #3) by Annabel Chase 8/24

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story.
Better Haunts and Garden Gnomes ( Un Lucky Valley, #1) by Michelle M. Pillow 8/15

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.
Map Skills Murder (Merry Wrath, #7) by Leslie Langtry 7/31

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover.
Cookies and Scream (Baker Street Mysteries #2) by CeeCee James 7/28

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer.
Mayhem in Christmas River (Christmas River #2) by Meg Muldoon 7/14

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live).
The Rhyme of the Magpie (Birds of a Feather Mystery, #1) by Marty Wingate 8/30

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown).
Live and Let Chai (A Seaside Cafe Mystery #1) by Bree Baker 8/27

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.
Spell Disaster (Silver Hollow #2) by Leighann Dobbs 7/22

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party.
Better Read Than Dead (Psychic Eye Mystery, #2) by Victoria Laurie 8/6

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.
A Fitting End (A Magical Dressmaking Mystery #2) by Melissa Bourbon 9/30

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction.
Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1) by Jacqueline Winspear 9/10

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.)
Devil's Food Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #14) by Joanne Fluke 9/16

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want.
Southern Magic (Sweet Tea Witch Mysteries #1) by Amy Boyles 8/18

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water.
Picked Off (A Brie Hooker Mystery Book 2) by Linda Lovely 9/9

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds).
Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries (A Camper & Criminals Cozy #1) by Tonya Kappes 7/21


message 26: by Nell (last edited Sep 13, 2020 04:03AM) (new)

Nell | 2867 comments Mod
Fun in the Summertime:


Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover.
Only a Kiss by Mary Balogh
Only a Kiss (The Survivors' Club, #6) by Mary Balogh

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover.
Death of a Kitchen Diva by Lee Hollis
Death of a Kitchen Diva (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, #1) by Lee Hollis

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument.
Mister Mottley Gets His Man by Ellen Seltz - MC plays the oboe
Mister Mottley Gets His Man (Mottley & Baker Mysteries, #1) by Ellen Seltz

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover.
With a Vengeance by Annette Dashofy - ambulance
With a Vengeance (Zoe Chambers Mysteries, #4) by Annette Dashofy

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity or where the characters play a ball game.

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is.
The Right Sort of Man by Allison Montclair - Lady Carolyne
The Right Sort of Man (Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery #1) by Allison Montclair

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes.


Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B).
Death of a Nag by M.C. Beaton
Death of a Nag (Hamish Macbeth, #11) by M.C. Beaton

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg).
An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole - Richmond, VA
An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League, #1) by Alyssa Cole

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh.


Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story.
The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover.

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer.

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country.

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown).
Blanche Passes Go by Barbara Neely
Blanche Passes Go (Blanche White #4) by Barbara Neely

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party.

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.
Gone Gull by Donna Andrews
Gone Gull (Meg Langslow #21) by Donna Andrews

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction.
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show.

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want.

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water.
Death of a Macho Man by M.C. Beaton
Death of a Macho Man (Hamish Macbeth, #12) by M.C. Beaton

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip-flop' (change their minds).


message 27: by Lori (last edited Jun 08, 2020 03:23PM) (new)

Lori | 75 comments Count me in I will try as many as I can
books completed 7/24


🌞Fun in the Summertime:

Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover. Ghostal Living Ghostal Living (Hamptons Home & Garden Mysteries #3) by Kathleen Bridge 5 stars

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover. Berried Secrets Berried Secrets (Cranberry Cove, #1) by Peg Cochran 5 Stars

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument. Murder of a Smart Cookie Murder of a Smart Cookie (A Scumble River Mystery, #7) by Denise Swanson Another good one in the series 5 stars

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.)

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game.

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is.

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes. The Diva Spices It Up The Diva Spices It Up (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #13) by Krista Davis Love this series so glad this one came out

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B). Murder in the Locked Library Murder in the Locked Library (Book Retreat Mysteries, #4) by Ellery Adams 5 stars

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg). Yappy Hour Yappy Hour (Roundup Crew Mystery Series Book 1) by Diana Orgain 4 stars

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh.

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story. Shot in the Dark Shot in the Dark (Coffeehouse Mystery #17) by Cleo Coyle 5 stars

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover.

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer.

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live).

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown).

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party. Books of a Feather Books of a Feather (A Bibliophile Mystery, #10) by Kate Carlisle 5 stars Love Brooklyn and her adventures.

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction.

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.) Christmas Cake Murder Christmas Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen #23) by Joanne Fluke 4 stars

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want.

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water.

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip-flop' (change their minds).


message 28: by Helen (last edited Jul 12, 2018 07:56PM) (new)

Helen (helennn) | 669 comments I've listed my first three books above, at Message 22. Unfortunately my July challenge books were so short I can't use them.
Three more books currently on the go.


message 29: by Brandi Babcock (last edited Oct 07, 2018 10:55PM) (new)

Brandi Babcock | 9 comments This looks like fun. I'll play too.
Starting Friday the 13th (que creepy music) 7/13/18-10/13/18

🌞Fun in the Summertime:

Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover. Reading Up A Storm by Eva Gates

Reading Up a Storm (Lighthouse Library Mystery #3) by Eva Gates

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover. The Cat Who Saw Red by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Saw Red by Lilian Jackson Braun

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument.
Death on the River Walk by Carolyn Hart (MC is serenaded by Mariachis)
Death on the River Walk (Henrie O, #5) by Carolyn G. Hart

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.) First Degree by David Rosenfelt First Degree (Andy Carpenter #2) by David Rosenfelt

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game. Don't Point That Thing At Me by Kyril Bonfilioli Don't Point that Thing at Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is. The main character bugs me because she dates a very inconsiderate, male chauvinist and won't give him the boot! The Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke
Plum Pudding Murder (Hannah Swensen, #12) by Joanne Fluke

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes. I finished The Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke
Cream Puff Murder (Hannah Swensen, #11) by Joanne Fluke


Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B). Bury The Lead by David Rosenfelt
Bury the Lead (Andy Carpenter #3) by David Rosenfelt

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg). The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Nighttime by Mark Haddon
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh. The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove (Pine Cove, #2) by Christopher Moore

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story. Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen, #13) by Joanne Fluke

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover. The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny
The Nature of the Beast (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #11) by Louise Penny

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover. Margaritas, Marzipan and Murder by Harper Lin
Margaritas, Marzipan, and Murder (Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, #3) by Harper Lin

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer. The Cat Who Played Brahms (Cat Who... #5) by Lilian Jackson Braun

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live). The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie - by Alan Bradley
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown). Ghostly Paws by Leighann Dobbs
Ghostly Paws (Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery, #1) by Leighann Dobbs

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single. Murder in the Museum by Simon Brett Murder in the Museum (Fethering, #4) by Simon Brett

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party. Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
Devil's Food Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #14) by Joanne Fluke

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.
Lye in Wait by Cricket McRae
Lye in Wait (Home Crafting Mystery, #1) by Cricket McRae

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction. A Casualty of War by Charles Todd
A Casualty of War (Bess Crawford, #9) by Charles Todd

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.) Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10) by Agatha Christie

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want. The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10) by Louise Penny

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water. The Snowman Killer (Alaska Mystery #1) by Wendy Meadows The Snowman Killer (Alaska Mystery #1) by Wendy Meadows

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip-flop' (change their minds). Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt
Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter #1) by David Rosenfelt


message 30: by Helen (new)

Helen (helennn) | 669 comments I've now added 3 more books at message 22.


message 31: by Helen (new)

Helen (helennn) | 669 comments Two more books added.


message 32: by Helen (new)

Helen (helennn) | 669 comments And another two added.


message 33: by Marisa (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 419 comments For Watch a movie I have a concern. Should it be from book to movie or series as Murder She Wrote or Diagnose: Murder will be OK too?


message 34: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1041 comments I believe I'm done! Pls have a look at my list at https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... and let me know if I missed any.

P.S. Very sad that summer is slowly ending...


message 35: by Nell (last edited Sep 10, 2018 05:00PM) (new)

Nell | 2867 comments Mod
Meg wrote: "I believe I'm done! Pls have a look at my list at https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... and let me know if I missed any.

P.S. Very sad that summer ..."


Looks good Meg! Congratulations!

Where did summer go?!


message 36: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1041 comments Thanks!

I know, right? Summer just kinda blew by...


message 37: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa (nesshawk) | 35 comments COMPLETED: 24/24!

Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover. Murder at the Lighthouse by Frances Evesham 9/2/18

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover. One Bad Apple by Sheila Connolly 9/17/18

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument. Curiosity Thrilled the Cat by Sofie Kelly 7/17/18 Murder interrupts Mayville's Music Fest!

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.) Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries by Tonya Kappes 6/24/18

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game. Death of a Gossip by M.C. Beaton 7/20/18 - Fishing!

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is. Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson 7/22/18 - John Richard, aka The Jerk, Goldy's ex-husband, is just AWFUL...

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke 6/27/18

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B). A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie 7/10/18 MC is at a timeshare!

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg). Murder Strikes a Pose by Tracy Weber 8/21/18

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet by M.C. Beaton 6/28/18 - omg it was that bathroom scene. Listened on audiobook and laughed all the way to work :)

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story. First Term at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton 9/7/18

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover. Tippy Toe Murder by Leslie Meier 8/30/18

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover. A Pie to Die for by Stacey Alabaster 8/25/18

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer. The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman 7/25/18 Mrs. Pollifax's super secret excursion is in August!

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country The Big Four by Agatha Christie. 6/25/18

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown). Murder in Christmas River by Meg Muldoon 8/6/18

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.
Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier 8/6/18 Christmas in July!

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party. Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay 7/31/18

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme. Steps from Death by Stacey Alabaster 9/3/18

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction. Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers 7/16/18

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. Real Murders by Charlaine Harris. 6/23/18 I had no idea there were movies of this series. Anyone seen any?

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want. Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton 7/30/18

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water. The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman 7/3/18 - MC is pregnant, on bedrest, and trying prove a missing persons case... definitely finds herself in hot water

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip-flop' (change their minds). Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett 8/15/18


message 38: by Nell (new)

Nell | 2867 comments Mod
Wow Vanessa! Congratulations.


message 39: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa (nesshawk) | 35 comments Thanks Nell!!


message 40: by Marisa (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 419 comments Congrats, Vanessa!


message 41: by Patrizia (new)

Patrizia | 12 comments I declare this challenge ended, since I've already started the autumn one...

22/24

Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover.
Bree Baker, Live and Let Chai 10-11 July 5*
Live and Let Chai (Seaside Café Mysteries) by Bree Baker

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover.
Lynn Cahoon, Killer Green Tomatoes 7-8 August 4 1/2*
Killer Green Tomatoes (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #2) by Lynn Cahoon

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument.
Barbara Ross, Iced Under 2-3 August 4 1/2*
Iced Under (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #5) by Barbara Ross

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.)
Annette Dashofy, Uneasy Prey 1-3 July 5*
Uneasy Prey (Zoe Chambers Mysteries #6) by Annette Dashofy

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game.
Lena Gregory, Murder Made to Order 12-13 July 4 1/2*
Murder Made to Order by Lena Gregory

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is.
the MC's mother- Hy Conrad, Death on the Patagonian Express 20-23 July 3*
Death on the Patagonian Express (Amy's Travel Mystery #3) by Hy Conrad

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes.
Tina Kashian, Stabbed in the Baklava 14-16 September 4*
Stabbed in the Baklava by Tina Kashian

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B).
CeeCee James, Crème Brûlée To Slay 30-31 August 5*
Crème Brûlée To Slay (Baker Street Cozy Mysteries Book 3) by CeeCee James

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the coveror a book set in a city (burg).
Halloween- Kathi Daley, The Halloween House 29-30 August 4 1/2*
The Halloween House (A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery Book 4) by Kathi Daley

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh.

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story.
Agatha Frost, Blueberry Muffins and Misfortune 29-30 July 4*
Blueberry Muffins and Misfortune (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery) by Agatha Frost

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.
Sheila Connolly, Golden Malicious 6-8 September 4*
Golden Malicious (Orchard, #7) by Sheila Connolly

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover.
Agatha Frost, Ice Cream and Incidents 30-31 July 3 1/2*
Ice Cream and Incidents (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery) by Agatha Frost

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer.
Vicki Delany, Body on Baker Street 3-4 July 4 1/2*
Body on Baker Street (A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery, #2) by Vicki Delany

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live).
Scotland- Molly MacRae, Scones and Scoundrels 6-8 July 3 1/2*
Scones and Scoundrels (Highland Bookshop Mystery #2) by Molly MacRae

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown).
Annelise Ryan, Dead in the Water 26-29 August 4 1/2*
Dead in the Water (A Mattie Winston Mystery) by Annelise Ryan

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.
Amy Lillard, Kappy King and the Puppy Kaper 23-25 July 4*
Kappy King and the Puppy Kaper (An Amish Mystery #1) by Amy Lillard

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party.
Julia Buckley, Pudding Up With Murder 25-27 July 4*
Pudding Up With Murder by Julia Buckley

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.
Mary Marks, Knot My Sister's Keeper 12-14 August 5*
Knot My Sister's Keeper (A Quilting Mystery, #6) by Mary Marks

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction.
Kathleen Ernst, The Light Keeper's Legacy 4-6 August 4 1/2*
The Light Keeper's Legacy (Chloe Ellefson Mystery #3) by Kathleen Ernst

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.)

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want.
Ellery Adams, The Secret, Book and Scone Society 16-18 August 4 1/2*
The Secret, Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water.
Kate E. Dyer-Seeley, In Cave Danger 8-10 July 4*
In Cave Danger (Pacific Northwest Mystery #5) by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds).
Tonya Kappes, Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries 21-22 September 3 1/2*
Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries (A Camper & Criminals Cozy #1) by Tonya Kappes


message 42: by Marisa (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 419 comments Congrats, Patrizia!


message 43: by Nell (new)

Nell | 2867 comments Mod
Congratulations Patrizia!


message 44: by Nell (new)

Nell | 2867 comments Mod
Marisa wrote: "For Watch a movie I have a concern. Should it be from book to movie or series as Murder She Wrote or Diagnose: Murder will be OK too?"

Sorry Marisa. I missed your question. Yes you may use a book that is the other way around - one based on a tv series.


message 45: by Julesy (new)

Julesy | 398 comments Congratulations to those who've finished! Lots of great books listed.


message 46: by Marisa (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 419 comments Nell wrote: "Marisa wrote: "For Watch a movie I have a concern. Should it be from book to movie or series as Murder She Wrote or Diagnose: Murder will be OK too?"

Sorry Marisa. I missed your question. Yes you ..."


No problem, Nell, I don't know if I fulfill the task, I have the summary but it will be this weekend (and I'll take this into account).


message 47: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A | 19 comments Completed: 24/24


Relax on the Beach - Read a book with a beach (sand or shore) on the cover.
For Whom the Bread Rolls (A Pancake House Mystery, #2) by Sarah Fox 7/15

Shop at a Farmers' Market - Read a book with fruit(s) and/or vegetable(s) on the cover.
Boiled Over (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #2) by Barbara Ross 9/29

Sing Along at a Music Festival or Outdoor Concert - Read a book where the MC goes to a concert or where a character sings or plays a musical instrument.
Murdered by Country Music (High Desert Mystery #3) by Dianne Harman 7/31

Take a Road Trip - Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (car, bus, bicycle, etc.)
Éclair and Present Danger (Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery, #1) by Laura Bradford 9/12

Camp Out - Read a book with an outdoor activity (ex: hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating) or where the characters play a ball game.
All You Need is Fudge (Candy-Coated, #4) by Nancy CoCo 7/6

Use Bug Spray (so you can enjoy being outdoors!) - Read a book with a character that bugs or annoys you. Tell us who it is.
Untimely Death (Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery #1) by Elizabeth J. Duncan 8/13 (Brian)

Pack a Picnic or Host a Barbecue - Read a culinary mystery or a book with recipes.
Apple Pie a la Murder (Cozy Baked Mystery #1) by Kate Bell 9/30

Go on Vacation - Read a book where the MC goes on vacation or has a job in the tourist industry (ex: tour guide, runs a hotel or B&B).
Ghostly Deceits (A Harper Harlow Mystery #3) by Lily Harper Hart 8/5

Grill Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - Read a book with a dog on the cover or a book set in a city (burg).
Luck of the Witch (Crypt Witch Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) by K.E. O'Connor 8/31

Have Fun at an Amusement Park - Read a book that makes you laugh.
Spell's Bells (Spellbound #3) by Annabel Chase 8/24

Gather for a Family Reunion - Read a book where there is a family gathering or where the MC's family members are characters in the story.
Better Haunts and Garden Gnomes ( Un Lucky Valley, #1) by Michelle M. Pillow 8/15

Plant a Garden - Read a book with plants on the cover.
Map Skills Murder (Merry Wrath, #7) by Leslie Langtry 7/31

Savor Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pie - Read a book with ice cream, pie or dessert on the cover.
Cookies and Scream (Baker Street Mysteries #2) by CeeCee James 7/28

Bask in the Sun - Read a book set during the summer.
Mayhem in Christmas River (Christmas River #2) by Meg Muldoon 7/14

Discover Another Country - Read a book set in another country (someplace other than where you live).
The Rhyme of the Magpie (Birds of a Feather Mystery, #1) by Marty Wingate 8/30

Catch a Baseball Game - Read a book where the MC lives in or returns to home base (their hometown).
Live and Let Chai (A Seaside Cafe Mystery #1) by Bree Baker 8/27

Celebrate 4th of July / Independence Day - Read a book with the colors red, white and blue on the cover or where the MC is single.
Spell Disaster (Silver Hollow #2) by Leighann Dobbs 7/22

Wish Jaxnsmom a Happy Birthday (in August) - Read a book with cake on the cover or where the MC goes to a party.
Better Read Than Dead (Psychic Eye Mystery, #2) by Victoria Laurie 8/6

Visit a Craft Fair - Read a mystery with a craft theme.
A Fitting End (A Magical Dressmaking Mystery #2) by Melissa Bourbon 9/30

Tour a Museum - Read a historical mystery or historical fiction.
Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1) by Jacqueline Winspear 9/10

Watch a Movie - Read a book that has been made into a movie or tv show. (Any book in a series is ok.)
Devil's Food Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #14) by Joanne Fluke 9/16

Enjoy a Summer Breeze - Read any book you want.
Southern Magic (Sweet Tea Witch Mysteries #1) by Amy Boyles 8/18

Beat the Heat - Read a book where the MC gets into hot water.
Picked Off (A Brie Hooker Mystery Book 2) by Linda Lovely 9/9

Wear Flip Flops - Read a book where the police accuse someone of committing a crime and then 'flip flop' (change their minds).
Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries (A Camper & Criminals Cozy #1) by Tonya Kappes 7/21


message 48: by Marisa (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 419 comments Congrats, Amanda!


message 49: by Nell (new)

Nell | 2867 comments Mod
Good job Amanda!


message 50: by Julesy (new)

Julesy | 398 comments Impressive list, Amanda!


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