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message 1: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (last edited Jan 26, 2019 08:10PM) (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 18256 comments Mod
Here are your February 2019 Mini Challenges!


RULES

** Books DO NOT all have to be mysteries. You can use any genres.

** A book can only be used once for this challenge, but can be used for other challenges (Seasonal, World Trip, Ultimate, etc.).

** You DO NOT have to choose books in advance, and can change your mind at any time if you do.

** Do as many as you are able and have fun!



1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc)

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day: Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) in the title or on the cover.

3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf. (An easy way to do this challenge might be to choose a book from your shelf you really want to read, then check to see if it is on any of your GR friend’s shelves.)

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym (e.g.: JK Rowling/Robert Galbraith; Sofie Kelly/Sofie Ryan; Alice Kimberly/Cleo Coyle; Ellery Adams/J.B. Stanley; Joyce Lavene & Jim Lavene/ J.J. Cook; Christy Fifield/Christy Evans; Avery Aames/Daryl Wood Gerber; Nancy J. Parra/Nancy Coco; Sheila Connolly/Sarah Atwell; Laura Bradford/Elizabeth Lynn Casey; Vicki Delany/Eva Gates; Lucy Arlington/Susan Furlong; Hannah Reed/Deb Baker; Casey Daniels/Kylie Logan/Constance Laux)

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title.


message 2: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (last edited Jan 21, 2019 07:15PM) (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 18256 comments Mod
Here are some titles you might consider for the “Zodiac” challenge:


I Was a Rat! by Philip Pullman
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
Ratatouille by Kitty Richards
Rat Race by Dick Francis
The Cat Who Smelled a Rat by Lillian Jackson Braun
The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss

The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark

A Tiger’s Tale by Laura Morrigan
Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My by Denise Swanson
Sleeping Tiger by Rosamunde Pilcher
The Mystery of the Jade Tiger by Carolyn Keene
The Mystery of the Stone Tiger by Carolyn Keene
The Tiger in the Well by Philip Pullman
The Tiger Prince by Sandra Brown
Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume

Down the Rabbit Hole by Abrahams
Rabbit, Run by John Updike
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
The Velveteen Rabbit by Marjorie Williams Bianco

Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon by Nancy Atherton
Day of the Dragon by Rebecca York
Dragon Bones by Lisa See
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
If There be Dragons by Kay Hooper
Legend of the Jade Dragon by Yasmine Galenorn
Tail of the Dragon by Connie di Marco
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fford

Murder of a Snake in the Grass by Denise Swanson
Snake in the Glass by Sarah Atwell
The Snake Tattoo by Linda Barnes
The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters

A Horse of a Different Killer by Laura Morrigan
Dark Horse by Tami Hoag
The Missing Horse Mystery by Carolyn Keene

Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer
Bye-Bye Black Sheep by Ayelet Waldman
Do Android’s Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick
In Sheep’s Clothing by Rett MacPherson
Maigret and the Black Sheep by Georges Simenon

Take the Monkey and Run by Laura Morrigan
Take the Monkeys and Run by Karen Cantwell

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
Trouble in Rooster Paradise by T.W. Emory

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
About a Dog by Jenn McKinlay
Isle of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell

As the Pig Turns by MC Beaton
Dream Big, Little Pig by Kristi Yamaguchi
Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis
The Sinister Pig by Tony Hillerman



Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (Horse on cover)
Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle (pig on cover)
Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris (tiger on cover)
Eragon by Christopher Paolini (dragon on cover)
Evil Eye by Alyssa Day (tiger on cover)
Life of Pi by Yann Martel (tiger on the cover)
Off Kilter by Hannah Reed (sheep on the cover)
The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin Jr. (rooster on cover)

* There is a plethora of cozy mysteries featuring dogs on the cover. Authors to consider would include: Kristi Abbott, Victoria Abbott (Book Collector series), Ellery Adams (Books by the Bay), Juliet Blackwell (Haunted Home Renovation), Kathleen Bridge, Leslie Budewitz, JJ Cook, Elizabeth Craig (Southern Quilting series), Vicki Delaney, Christine DeSmet, Dawn Eastman, Cheryl Hollon, Miranda James (Southern Ladies), Linda O. Johnson, Amanda Lee, Jennifer McKinley, Sharon Pape, Leigh Perry, Hannah Reed, Maggie Sefton, and Heather Webber.



Have fun!


message 3: by Meg (last edited Feb 12, 2019 05:19PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1647 comments February mini:

1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc)

Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case (Jayne Frost, #1) by Kristen Painter Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day: Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (dog).

Small Town Secrets (Some Very English Murders Book 2) by Issy Brooke Small Town Secrets

3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf.

Color Me Murder (Pen & Ink Mysteries #1) by Krista Davis Color Me Murder

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym (e.g.: Avery Aames/Daryl Wood Gerber)

A Deadly Éclair (A French Bistro Mystery, #1) by Daryl Wood Gerber A Deadly Éclair

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover.

Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure (Tara Holloway, #1) by Diane Kelly Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure


message 4: by Brenda (last edited Feb 16, 2019 02:21AM) (new)

Brenda | 2990 comments February Mini Challenge
1/2/19 - 28/2/19

5/5


1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc)

Sunshine by Kim Kelly 5s 16/2/19

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day: Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) in the title or on the cover.

Flame Tree Hill by Mandy Magro 4s 10/2/19 Cash

3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf.

The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan 5s 8/2/19 Phrynne

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym (e.g.: JK Rowling/Robert Galbraith; Sofie Kelly/Sofie Ryan; Alice Kimberly/Cleo Coyle; Ellery Adams/J.B. Stanley; Joyce Lavene & Jim Lavene/J.J. Cook; Christy Fifield/Christy Evans; Avery Aames/Daryl Wood Gerber; Nancy J. Parra/Nancy Coco; Sheila Connolly/Sarah Atwell; Laura Bradford/Elizabeth Lynn Casey; Vicki Delany/Eva Gates; Lucy Arlington/Susan Furlong; Hannah Reed/Deb Baker)

Connections in Death by J.D. Robb 5s 1/2/19

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title.

The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith 3s 2/2/19


Sunshine by Kim Kelly Flame Tree Hill by Mandy Magro The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2) by Dervla McTiernan Connections in Death (In Death, #48) by J.D. Robb The Department of Sensitive Crimes (Detective Varg #1) by Alexander McCall Smith


message 5: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3842 comments Mod
Guau! Where has my month gone? I'm ready for it. This month, "Get a Different Name Day" is easy. The new one by J.D. Robb is out at the beginning of the month, and I'm one of the first at the library queue 😄


message 6: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 18256 comments Mod
Marisa wrote: "Guau! Where has my month gone?”

Hard to believe we’re in the last week of January already, isn’t it?


message 7: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3842 comments Mod
Very hard. This month has gone away very, very fast.


message 8: by Patrizia (last edited Feb 23, 2019 02:14AM) (new)

Patrizia | 224 comments 1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc).
A Late Frost by Sheila Connolly 4-6 February; 4 1/2★
A Late Frost (Orchard #11) by Sheila Connolly

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day: Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) in the title or on the cover.
horse and pig- Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower 8-10 February; 5★
Lethal Licorice (Amish Candy Shop Mystery, #2) by Amanda Flower

3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf.
11 GR friends- A Literal Mess by J.C. Kenney 6-8 February; 4 1/2★
A Literal Mess (Allie Cobb Mystery #1) by J.C. Kenney

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym.
For Cheddar or Worse by Avery Aames 13-15 February; 4★
For Cheddar or Worse (A Cheese Shop Mystery #7) by Avery Aames

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title.
Wine and Punishment by Sarah Fox 17-18 February; 4 1/2★
Wine and Punishment (Literary Pub Mystery, #1) by Sarah Fox


message 9: by Julesy (last edited Mar 01, 2019 03:50AM) (new)

Julesy | 1322 comments February 2019 mini challenge

Update: Feb. 28
Progress: 5/5

1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc)
Iced Inn (Gray Whale Inn Mysteries, #8.5) by Karen MacInerney Iced Inn by Karen MacInerney - Feb. 17

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day: Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) in the title or on the cover.
Before It's Too Late (FBI K-9 #2) by Sara Driscoll Before It's Too Late by Sara Driscoll - Feb. 21

3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf.
Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris - Feb. 28

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym.
Death of a Chocoholic (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, #4) by Lee Hollis Death of a Chocoholic by Lee Hollis - this is a pseudonym for half of the writing duo - Feb. 8

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title.
Cruel Candy (Cozy Corgi Mysteries #1) by Mildred Abbott Cruel Candy by Mildred Abbott - Feb. 14


message 10: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1647 comments Marisa wrote: "Very hard. This month has gone away very, very fast."

That's for sure!


message 11: by Julesy (last edited Jan 27, 2019 08:27AM) (new)

Julesy | 1322 comments For the Chinese zodiac, Cynthia Baxter has several books in the Reigning Cats and Dogs series that may fit that prompt:

#3 in series: Hare Today, Dead Tomorrow
#4 in series: Monkey See, Monkey Die
#7 in series: Murder Had a Little Lamb
#8 in series: Lead a Horse to Murder


message 12: by Sandy (last edited Mar 16, 2019 08:03PM) (new)

Sandy | 132 comments February 2019 mini challenge

Update:
Progress: 0/5

1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc)

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day: Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) in the title or on the cover. The Luck Runs Out
3/16 - pig in the book.
3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf.

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym.

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title.


message 13: by Amber (last edited Feb 28, 2019 05:29PM) (new)

Amber (arboan) | 109 comments 1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc) Snow Way Out 02.24.19

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day: Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) in the title or on the cover.

3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf. (An easy way to do this challenge might be to choose a book from your shelf you really want to read, then check to see if it is on any of your GR friend’s shelves.)China Rich Girlfriend 02.08.19

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym (e.g.: JK Rowling/Robert Galbraith; Sofie Kelly/Sofie Ryan; Alice Kimberly/Cleo Coyle; Ellery Adams/J.B. Stanley; Joyce Lavene & Jim Lavene/ J.J. Cook; Christy Fifield/Christy Evans; Avery Aames/Daryl Wood Gerber; Nancy J. Parra/Nancy Coco; Sheila Connolly/Sarah Atwell; Laura Bradford/Elizabeth Lynn Casey; Vicki Delany/Eva Gates; Lucy Arlington/Susan Furlong; Hannah Reed/Deb Baker; Casey Daniels/Kylie Logan/Constance Laux) Holiday Buzz 02.27.19

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title. The Diva Frosts a Cupcake 02.01.19

China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians, #2) by Kevin Kwan The Diva Frosts a Cupcake (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #7) by Krista Davis Snow Way Out (Snow Globe Shop Mystery, #1) by Christine Husom Holiday Buzz (Coffeehouse Mystery, #12) by Cleo Coyle


message 14: by Michelle (last edited Feb 02, 2019 06:37PM) (new)

Michelle Munger | 104 comments I’m in, here we go....
1. Weather term in title Snowed Inn (Who-Dun-Him Inn #1) by Heather Horrocks
2. Zodiac Animal on cover Hark the Herald Angels Slay (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery, #3) by Vicki Delany dog is on cover
3. GR friend’s shelves The Skeleton in the Closet (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #2) by Angie Fox Finished 2/2/19
4. Author uses pseudonym Sweet Pepper Hero (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery #4) by J.J. Cook
5. Red book cover Devil May Ride (A Ghost Dusters Mystery, #2) by Wendy Roberts


message 15: by Amanda A (last edited Feb 27, 2019 09:59AM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 79 comments February Mini Challenge
Completed: 5/5


1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc)
Fatal Frost (Dewberry Farm Mysteries, #2) by Karen MacInerney 2/25

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day: Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) in the title or on the cover.
Gone With the Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery, #6) by Heather Blake 2/3

3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf. (An easy way to do this challenge might be to choose a book from your shelf you really want to read, then check to see if it is on any of your GR friend’s shelves.)
Finding Justice (Rescue Alaska Mystery #1) by Kathi Daley 2/23

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym
Wicked Times (An Ivy Morgan Mystery #3) by Lily Harper Hart Lily Harper Hart/Amanda M. Lee 2/9

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title.
Lucky Charm (Spellbound #4) by Annabel Chase 2/19


message 16: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie (vampirekisses2) | 418 comments February Mini Challenge
0/5 Finished


1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day:

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day:

3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day:

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day:

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day:


message 17: by Paula (last edited Feb 16, 2019 12:21AM) (new)

Paula S (paula_s) | 61 comments February 2019 mini challenge

Progress: 1/5

1. Read a book with a weather term in the title: Hurricane Season
2. Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal in the title or on the cover: Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle
3. Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf: Death at Bishop's Keep
4. Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym: Arson at the Art Gallery
5. Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title: A Cherry Sinister Murder - DONE

Hurricane Season (Florida Panhandle Mystery, #1) by Michaela Thompson Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle (Chef Maurice Mysteries, #1) by J.A. Lang Death at Bishop's Keep (Kathryn Ardleigh, #1) by Robin Paige Arson at the Art Gallery (Getaway Bay Cozy Mystery Series #1) by Grace York A Cherry Sinister Murder (Slice of Paradise Mystery #1) by Nancy McGovern


message 18: by Jennifer (last edited Feb 25, 2019 06:05AM) (new)

Jennifer (jhaltenburger) | 392 comments In! Doesn't it figure I JUST read What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley.....


Finished on 02/25 just in the nick of time!

1. Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc) Iced Chiffon
2. Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) in the title or on the cover. Tail of the Dragon
3. Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf. Look Alive Twenty-Five
4. Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym. Bad Bites by Jessica Beck who is actually male.
5. Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title. Tequila Trouble A Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery (Danger Cove, #20) by Nicole Leiren


message 19: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 16, 2019 05:19AM) (new)

MINI CHALLENGE
DURATION: Feb 19. COMPLETED: 5/5.

✓1. Read a book with a weather term in the title: Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came. 2/16.
✓2. Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal in the title or on the cover: Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle. 2/8.
✓3. Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf: Winter Chill. 2/7
✓4. Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym: A Killer Collection. 2/15.
✓5. Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover: Macaron Murder. 2/9.
Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came (Agatha Raisin, #12) by M.C. Beaton Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle (Chef Maurice Mysteries, #1) by J.A. Lang Winter Chill by Joanne Fluke A Killer Collection (A Collectible Mystery, #1) by J.B. Stanley Macaron Murder (Patisserie Mystery #1) by Harper Lin


message 20: by Trish (last edited Feb 25, 2019 06:56AM) (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 286 comments Sure. I'm in.

1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title.

Reading Up a Storm, Eva Gates - 17/02/19

2. February 5 is Chinese New Year and February 20 is Love Your Pet Day. Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal in the title or on the cover.

Written in Stone, Ellery Adams - 25/02/19
Dog on the cover

3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf.

The Black Dahlia, James Ellroy - 22/02/19

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym

Twelve Angry Librarians, Miranda James - 15/02/19
(aka Dean James, Honor Hartman and Jimmie Ruth Evans)

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title.

Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch, Nancy Atherton - 01/02/19

1. Reading Up a Storm (Lighthouse Library Mystery #3) by Eva Gates , 2. Written in Stone (A Books by the Bay Mystery, #4) by Ellery Adams , 3. The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet, #1) by James Ellroy , 4. Twelve Angry Librarians (Cat in the Stacks Mystery) by Miranda James , 5. Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch by Nancy Atherton


message 21: by Nell (last edited Feb 28, 2019 05:52AM) (new)

Nell | 1163 comments February Mini Challenge


1. National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title
The Gun Also Rises by Sherry Harris
The Gun Also Rises (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #6) by Sherry Harris

2. Chinese New Years and Love Your Pet Day: Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My by Denise Swanson - Tiger
Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My (devereaux's dime store, #6) by Denise Swanson

3. Make a Friend Day: A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie
GR Friends - Ellen, Pat & Kay
A Share in Death (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #1) by Deborah Crombie

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym.
Cozy Author Pen Names

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title.


message 22: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7351 comments So the February challenge is much more in line with my Sue Grafton reread and I should be able to do at least 3 of these!

National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc)

Chinese New Years and Love Your Pet Day: Thread Reckoning

Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf. (An easy way to do this challenge might be to choose a book from your shelf you really want to read, then check to see if it is on any of your GR friend’s shelves.)

Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym (e.g.: JK Rowling/Robert Galbraith; Sofie Kelly/Sofie Ryan; Alice Kimberly/Cleo Coyle; Ellery Adams/J.B. Stanley; Joyce Lavene & Jim Lavene/ J.J. Cook; Christy Fifield/Christy Evans; Avery Aames/Daryl Wood Gerber; Nancy J. Parra/Nancy Coco; Sheila Connolly/Sarah Atwell; Laura Bradford/Elizabeth Lynn Casey; Vicki Delany/Eva Gates; Lucy Arlington/Susan Furlong; Hannah Reed/Deb Baker; Casey Daniels/Kylie Logan/Constance Laux)

Creative Romance Month, and Valentine’s Day: R is for Ricochet


Thread Reckoning (An Embroidery Mystery, #3) by Amanda Lee R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, #18) by Sue Grafton



message 23: by Beverly (last edited Feb 23, 2019 08:19PM) (new)

Beverly (bjbixlerhotmailcom) | 2336 comments 1. Read a book with a weather term in the title.
Snowblind by Ragnar Jónasson (02/22)

2. Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal in the title or on the cover.
The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd (02/11)

3. Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf.
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman (02/07)

4. Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym.
The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delany (02/16)

5. Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title.
Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark (02/04)

Snowblind (Dark Iceland #1) by Ragnar Jónasson The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd The Girl Who Drew Butterflies How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman The Cat of the Baskervilles (A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery #3) by Vicki Delany Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark


message 24: by Shannon (last edited Mar 08, 2019 07:07PM) (new)

Shannon Teper (shanteper) 1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc)
The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day: Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) in the title or on the cover.
The Colors of All the Cattle (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #19) by Alexander McCall Smith
Completed February 12

3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf. (An easy way to do this challenge might be to choose a book from your shelf you really want to read, then check to see if it is on any of your GR friend’s shelves.)
Born Guilty (Joe Sixsmith, #2) by Reginald Hill

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym (e.g.: JK Rowling/Robert Galbraith; Sofie Kelly/Sofie Ryan; Alice Kimberly/Cleo Coyle; Ellery Adams/J.B. Stanley; Joyce Lavene & Jim Lavene/ J.J. Cook; Christy Fifield/Christy Evans; Avery Aames/Daryl Wood Gerber; Nancy J. Parra/Nancy Coco; Sheila Connolly/Sarah Atwell; Laura Bradford/Elizabeth Lynn Casey; Vicki Delany/Eva Gates; Lucy Arlington/Susan Furlong; Hannah Reed/Deb Baker; Casey Daniels/Kylie Logan/Constance Laux)
The Cornish Coast Murder (Inspector Bigswell) by John Bude
Completed (late) March 8
5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title.
Snow White Red-Handed (Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery, #1) by Maia Chance
Completed February 22


message 25: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (truebeliever831) | 16 comments 1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc)

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day: Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) in the title or on the cover.

3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf. (An easy way to do this challenge might be to choose a book from your shelf you really want to read, then check to see if it is on any of your GR friend’s shelves.)

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym

Crime and Poetry (Magical Bookshop, #1) by Amanda Flower

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title.


message 26: by Melike (last edited Feb 25, 2019 06:16PM) (new)

Melike | 6 comments February mini:

1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc)
2/20
What the Wind KnowsAmy Harmon

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day: Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) in the title or on the cover.

3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf. (An easy way to do this challenge might be to choose a book from your shelf you really want to read, then check to see if it is on any of your GR friend’s shelves.)Glass Houses 2/11

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym (e.g.: JK Rowling/Robert Galbraith; Sofie Kelly/Sofie Ryan; Alice Kimberly/Cleo Coyle; Ellery Adams/J.B. Stanley; Joyce Lavene & Jim Lavene/ J.J. Cook; Christy Fifield/Christy Evans; Avery Aames/Daryl Wood Gerber; Nancy J. Parra/Nancy Coco; Sheila Connolly/Sarah Atwell; Laura Bradford/Elizabeth Lynn Casey; Vicki Delany/Eva Gates; Lucy Arlington/Susan Furlong; Hannah Reed/Deb Baker; Casey Daniels/Kylie Logan/Constance Laux)

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title.


message 27: by Shaz (last edited Feb 18, 2019 11:37PM) (new)

Shaz (zabooksihaveread) | 26 comments FEBRUARY MINI CHALLENGES - COMPLETED - 19-02-2019


1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc)

Fatal Frost by Nancy Mehl

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day: Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) in the title or on the cover.

Bite the Biscuit by Linda O. Johnston

3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf. (An easy way to do this challenge might be to choose a book from your shelf you really want to read, then check to see if it is on any of your GR friend’s shelves.)

Yarned and Dangerous by Sadie Hartwell

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym (e.g.: JK Rowling/Robert Galbraith; Sofie Kelly/Sofie Ryan; Alice Kimberly/Cleo Coyle; Ellery Adams/J.B. Stanley; Joyce Lavene & Jim Lavene/ J.J. Cook; Christy Fifield/Christy Evans; Avery Aames/Daryl Wood Gerber; Nancy J. Parra/Nancy Coco; Sheila Connolly/Sarah Atwell; Laura Bradford/Elizabeth Lynn Casey; Vicki Delany/Eva Gates; Lucy Arlington/Susan Furlong; Hannah Reed/Deb Baker; Casey Daniels/Kylie Logan/Constance Laux)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title.

Sweet Masterpiece by Connie Shelton

Fatal Frost (Defenders of Justice #1) by Nancy Mehl Bite the Biscuit (Barkery & Biscuits Mystery, #1) by Linda O. Johnston Yarned and Dangerous (Tangled Web Mystery, #1) by Sadie Hartwell Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1) by Joanne Fluke Sweet Masterpiece (Samantha Sweet #1) by Connie Shelton


message 28: by Becky (new)

Becky | 228 comments 1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc)

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day: Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) in the title or on the cover.

3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf. (An easy way to do this challenge might be to choose a book from your shelf you really want to read, then check to see if it is on any of your GR friend’s shelves.)

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym (e.g.: JK Rowling/Robert Galbraith; Sofie Kelly/Sofie Ryan; Alice Kimberly/Cleo Coyle; Ellery Adams/J.B. Stanley; Joyce Lavene & Jim Lavene/ J.J. Cook; Christy Fifield/Christy Evans; Avery Aames/Daryl Wood Gerber; Nancy J. Parra/Nancy Coco; Sheila Connolly/Sarah Atwell; Laura Bradford/Elizabeth Lynn Casey; Vicki Delany/Eva Gates; Lucy Arlington/Susan Furlong; Hannah Reed/Deb Baker; Casey Daniels/Kylie Logan/Constance Laux)

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title.


message 29: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Decker | 186 comments February 2019 Mini Challenge
Feb 1, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019

0/5 as of 2/1/19

1. Feb 5 (National Weatherman's Day): Read a book with a weather term in the title -

2. Feb 5 (Chinese New Years) & Feb 20 (Love Your Pet Day): Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal in the title or on the cover -

3. Feb 11 (Make a Friend Day): Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf -

4. Feb 13 (Get a Different Name Day): Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym -

5. February (Creative Romance Month) & Feb 14 (Valentine’s Day): Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title -


message 30: by JennH (last edited Feb 21, 2019 01:21PM) (new)

JennH | 548 comments February 2019 Mini Challenge

1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc)

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day: Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) in the title or on the cover.

✓3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf. (An easy way to do this challenge might be to choose a book from your shelf you really want to read, then check to see if it is on any of your GR friend’s shelves.)
Tall Grass by Sandra Dallas 2/4/19

✓4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym (e.g.: JK Rowling/Robert Galbraith; Sofie Kelly/Sofie Ryan; Alice Kimberly/Cleo Coyle; Ellery Adams/J.B. Stanley; Joyce Lavene & Jim Lavene/ J.J. Cook; Christy Fifield/Christy Evans; Avery Aames/Daryl Wood Gerber; Nancy J. Parra/Nancy Coco; Sheila Connolly/Sarah Atwell; Laura Bradford/Elizabeth Lynn Casey; Vicki Delany/Eva Gates; Lucy Arlington/Susan Furlong; Hannah Reed/Deb Baker; Casey Daniels/Kylie Logan/Constance Laux)
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title.

Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas Neverwhere (London Below, #1) by Neil Gaiman


message 31: by Betty (last edited Feb 19, 2019 05:19PM) (new)

Betty | 106 comments Another good selection of reading challenges.

1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc)
Cloudy with a Chance of Ghosts by J.D. Winters
Cloudy with a Chance of Ghosts (Destiny Bay Cozy, #4) by J.D. Winters

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day: Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) in the title or on the cover.
Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn Feb.19
Dragon Prince (Dragon Prince, #1) by Melanie Rawn

3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf.
Death at the Café by Alison Golden Feb. 13
] Death at the Café (Reverend Annabelle Dixon Mystery #0.5) by Alison Golden

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym
Mind Your Own Beeswax by Hannah Reed
Mind Your Own Beeswax (Queen Bee Mystery, #2) by Hannah Reed

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title.
Granny's Got a Gun by Harper Lin Feb. 06
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message 32: by Rita (last edited Feb 10, 2019 10:30AM) (new)

Rita (Rita60) | 11 comments 1. Along Came the Rain. by Alison Solomon (weather)

2. The Year of the Rat. by Clare Furness (Chinese zodiac animal)

3. Dirty Snow by Martin Stanley (friend's bookshelf)

4. Death on Eat Street by J. J. Cook (pseudonym)

5. Red City Blues by Tom Fowler ("pink" or "red")


message 33: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1647 comments Done for February (see message 3). See you next month!


message 34: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 18256 comments Mod
Congrats, Meg!


message 35: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1647 comments Thank you, Heather!


message 36: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 2990 comments Finished :)

February Mini Challenge
1/2/19 - 28/2/19

5/5


1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc)

Sunshine by Kim Kelly 5s 16/2/19

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day: Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) in the title or on the cover.

Flame Tree Hill by Mandy Magro 4s 10/2/19 Cash

3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf.

The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan 5s 8/2/19 Phrynne

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym (e.g.: JK Rowling/Robert Galbraith; Sofie Kelly/Sofie Ryan; Alice Kimberly/Cleo Coyle; Ellery Adams/J.B. Stanley; Joyce Lavene & Jim Lavene/J.J. Cook; Christy Fifield/Christy Evans; Avery Aames/Daryl Wood Gerber; Nancy J. Parra/Nancy Coco; Sheila Connolly/Sarah Atwell; Laura Bradford/Elizabeth Lynn Casey; Vicki Delany/Eva Gates; Lucy Arlington/Susan Furlong; Hannah Reed/Deb Baker)

Connections in Death by J.D. Robb 5s 1/2/19

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title.

The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith 3s 2/2/19


Sunshine by Kim Kelly Flame Tree Hill by Mandy Magro The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2) by Dervla McTiernan Connections in Death (In Death, #48) by J.D. Robb The Department of Sensitive Crimes (Detective Varg #1) by Alexander McCall Smith


message 37: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 16, 2019 05:20AM) (new)

Congratulations Meg! Congratulations Brenda! Finished (message 19).


message 38: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 2990 comments Thanks Darcy :) Well done to all finishers!


message 39: by Sandy (last edited May 26, 2019 05:43AM) (new)

Sandy | 132 comments 1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc)

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day: Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) in the title or on the cover. The Luck Runs Out
There are pigs on my cover...

3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: The Blade Itself 2/18/19 Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf. (An easy way to do this challenge might be to choose a book from your shelf you really want to read, then check to see if it is on any of your GR friend’s shelves.)

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Burning LampRead a book by an author who uses a pseudonym (e.g.: JK Rowling/Robert Galbraith; Sofie Kelly/Sofie Ryan; Alice Kimberly/Cleo Coyle; Ellery Adams/J.B. Stanley; Joyce Lavene & Jim Lavene/ J.J. Cook; Christy Fifield/Christy Evans; Avery Aames/Daryl Wood Gerber; Nancy J. Parra/Nancy Coco; Sheila Connolly/Sarah Atwell; Laura Bradford/Elizabeth Lynn Casey; Vicki Delany/Eva Gates; Lucy Arlington/Susan Furlong; Hannah Reed/Deb Baker; Casey Daniels/Kylie Logan/Constance Laux)

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title. Binary


message 40: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3842 comments Mod
Congrats, Meg! Congrats, Brenda!


message 41: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 2990 comments Thanks Marisa :)


message 42: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7351 comments Calling this one done.

National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc)

Chinese New Years and Love Your Pet Day: Thread Reckoning 2/7/19

Make a Friend Day: M is for Malice 2/5/19

Get a Different Name Day: Here Today, Gone Tamale 2/21/19

Creative Romance Month, and Valentine’s Day: R is for Ricochet 2/20/19


Thread Reckoning (An Embroidery Mystery, #3) by Amanda Lee M is for Malice (Kinsey Millhone, #13) by Sue Grafton Here Today, Gone Tamale (A Taste of Texas Mystery #1) by Rebecca Adler R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, #18) by Sue Grafton



message 43: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 2990 comments Good job Linda and all finishers :)


message 44: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3842 comments Mod
Congrats, Linda!


message 45: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1647 comments Whoo hoo, Darcy, Brenda and Linda, and other finishers!


message 46: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 2990 comments Thanks Meg :)


message 47: by Patrizia (new)

Patrizia | 224 comments Done!

1. February 5 is National Weatherman's Day: Read a book with a weather term in the title (blizzard, lightning, rain, snow, thunder, wind, etc).
A Late Frost by Sheila Connolly 4-6 February; 4 1/2★
A Late Frost (Orchard #11) by Sheila Connolly

2. February 5 is Chinese New Years and February 20 Love Your Pet Day: Read a book that features a Chinese zodiac animal (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) in the title or on the cover.
horse and pig- Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower 8-10 February; 5★
Lethal Licorice (Amish Candy Shop Mystery, #2) by Amanda Flower

3. February 11 is Make a Friend Day: Read a book from a friend’s GoodReads bookshelf.
11 GR friends- A Literal Mess by J.C. Kenney 6-8 February; 4 1/2★
A Literal Mess (Allie Cobb Mystery #1) by J.C. Kenney

4. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym.
For Cheddar or Worse by Avery Aames 13-15 February; 4★
For Cheddar or Worse (A Cheese Shop Mystery #7) by Avery Aames

5. February is Creative Romance Month, and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly pink or red cover, or with the word “pink” or “red” in the title.
Wine and Punishment by Sarah Fox 17-18 February; 4 1/2★
Wine and Punishment (Literary Pub Mystery, #1) by Sarah Fox


message 48: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 2990 comments Well done Patrizia :)


message 49: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3842 comments Mod
Congrats, Patrizia!


message 50: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3842 comments Mod
1.- National Weatherman's Day: Storm Front by Monette Michaels (11/02/2019 - ★★★☆)
2.- Chinese New Years / Love Your Pet Day: Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely (19/02/2019 - ★★★★)
3.- Make a Friend Day: Crying Fire by Zenina Masters (09/02/2019 - ★★★★☆)
4.- Get a Different Name Day: Connections in Death by J.D. Robb (09/02/2019 - ★★★★☆)
5.- Romance Month / Valentine’s Day: Cover of Night by Linda Howard (03/02/2019 - ★★★☆)

Storm Front (Security Specialists International, #2.5) by Monette Michaels Bones to Pick, A Brie Hooker Mystery #1 by Linda Lovely Crying Fire (Shifting Crossroads, #49) by Zenina Masters Connections in Death (In Death, #48) by J.D. Robb Cover of Night by Linda Howard


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