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message 1: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 154 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
Title is at least 6 words
Color in the title
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title

WHERE
Set in a small town
Set in a big city
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during winter

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison
Knife/stabbing
Gun/shooting
Blunt object
Rope/strangulation

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
WHERE – Set in a school
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire

Rules: For this challenge – Each book can only be used once (If it fits more than 1 category – choose one – as it can only be used in 1 of the categories)
The bonus round is just an added challenge to kick it up a notch!
The challenge runs from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.
You don’t have to choose your books in advance. If you do, you can change your list at any time during the year.
Books can be in any format – paper, ebooks, audio…
Crossovers with other challenges are fine.
Most of all—have fun!


message 2: by Ellie (last edited Dec 08, 2019 01:10PM) (new)

Ellie Oberth | 154 comments Here's my challenge progress

30/30

WHO 5/5
Protagonist is a librarian Read and Gone by Allison Brook
Protagonist works with animals Feral Attraction by Eileen Watkins (cat groomer)
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural Murders and Metaphors by Amanda Flower
A Main Character is a dead person A Gift of Bones by Carolyn Haines (Jitty - ghost)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger) Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley (12 yr. old)

WHAT 5/5
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat) The Potbellied Pig Caper by Georgette Livingston
Title is at least 6 words The Readaholics and the Gothic Gala by Laura DiSilverio
Color in the title Wedding Bell Blues by Ruth Moose
A ‘food word’ in the title A Baker Street Wedding by Michael Robertson
A weather element in the Title Dead of Winter by Annelise Ryan

WHERE 5/5
Set in a small town Do No Harm by Dawn Eastman
Set in a big city The Breakers by Marcia Muller (San Francisco)
Set in a B&B or a hotel Death At A Premium by Valerie Wolzien (B&B)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’ Downfall by J.A. Jance (Arizona)
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England) The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton (Scotland)

WHEN 5/5
Set in the 1900’s A Murderous Marriage by Alyssa Maxwell (1920)
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.) Three Widows and a Corpse by Debra Sennefelder (Scavenger Hunt)
Set in the 1800’s Death Comes to Bath by Catherine Lloyd (1822)
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery) First, Kill the Lawyers by David Housewright
Set during winter Christmas Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

HOW 5/5
(Method of Murder)
Poison The Hour of Death by Jane Willan
Knife/stabbing Death at the Dog by Joanna Cannan
Gun/shooting The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Maia Chance
Blunt object The Stately Home Murder by Catherine Aird
Rope/strangulation Death Of A Russian Doll by Barbara Early

BONUS CATEGORY 5/5
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) The Question of the Dead Mistress by E.J. Copperman (Aspergers)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial Murder By Suggestion by Veronica Heley (Ellie Quicke)
WHERE – Set in a school Grave Errors by Carol J. Perry
WHEN – Book set during a storm Cyanide with Christie by Katherine Bolger Hyde
HOW – Killed by fire Burning Ridge by Margaret Mizushima


message 3: by Jammin Jenny (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 963 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:
Jan 1 - Dec 31 2019

Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)
BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
Title is at least 6 words
Color in the title
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title

WHERE
Set in a small town
Set in a big city
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during winter

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison
Knife/stabbing
Gun/shooting
Blunt object
Rope/strangulation

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
WHERE – Set in a school
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire


message 4: by Abbie (last edited Jan 06, 2019 11:29AM) (new)

Abbie WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
Title is at least 6 words: Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time 1/2/18
Color in the title
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title

WHERE
Set in a small town
Set in a big city: Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology 1/3
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England): The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal 1/2/18

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during winter

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison
Knife/stabbing
Gun/shooting
Blunt object
Rope/strangulation

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
WHERE – Set in a school
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire


message 5: by Leslie Ann (new)

Leslie Ann | 263 comments Reserved , will return to edit😀


message 6: by Rosina (new)

Rosina REPORTER CHALLENGE:

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
Title is at least 6 words
Color in the title
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title

WHERE
Set in a small town
Set in a big city
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during winter

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison
Knife/stabbing
Gun/shooting
Blunt object
Rope/strangulation

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
WHERE – Set in a school
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire

Rules: For this challenge – Each book can only be used once (If it fits more than 1 category – choose one – as it can only be used in 1 of the categories)
The bonus round is just an added challenge to kick it up a notch! 
The challenge runs from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.
You don’t have to choose your books in advance. If you do, you can change your list at any time during the year.
Books can be in any format – paper, ebooks, audio…
Crossovers with other challenges are fine.
Most of all—have fun!


message 7: by Bev (last edited Dec 15, 2019 06:32PM) (new)

Bev | 60 comments I'm in--Challenge Commitment = Cub Reporter (though I will try do all the things!)

Cub Reporter complete: 4/23/19
Columnist complete 5/5/19
News Anchor complete 8/5/19
Editor complete 9/4/19)
News Mogul complete 12/15/19
Pulitzer Prize complete 12/15/19

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian Murder at the 42nd Street Library (5/5/19)
Protagonist works with animals The Case of the Ill-Gotten Goat (9/17/19) [veterinarian]
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.): Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes (8/5/19; Holmes takes on the supernatural world)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead): The Holmes-Dracula File (9/4/19)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger): Trixie Belden and the Mystery on the Mississippi by Kathryn Kenny (4/23/19)

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat): Night of the Fox (2/19/19)
Title is at least 6 words: The Secret Files of Sherlock Holmes (1/25/19)
Color in the title: The Man In The Brown Suit (4/13/19)
A ‘food word’ in the title: The Eel Pie Murders (11/13/19)
A weather element in the Title: Where The Snow Was Red (2/16/19)

WHERE
Set in a small town The Dead Shall be Raised & Murder of a Quack (1/13/19)
Set in a big city: Monsieur Lecoq (2/27/19) Paris
Set in a B&B or a hotel: Death After Breakfast (8/10/19)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’ Murder Breaks Trail (set in Alaska) [12/15/19]
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England): No Patent On Murder [Japan] (2/21/19)

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s The Murder of a Quack (1/14/19)
Set during a competition: Is Skin Deep, Is Fatal [beauty contest] (5/1/19)
Set in the 1800’s An African Millionaire (1/10/19]
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery): Unnatural Death(9/2/19)
Set during winter: Blood of the North (2/15/19)

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison: A Whiff of Cyanide (1/15/19)
Knife/stabbing; Blind Corner (1/27/19)
Gun/shooting: Clouds of Witness (1/12/19)
Blunt object:Murdered: One By One (3/16/19)
Rope/strangulation (asphyxiated) Died In The Wool (1/10/19)

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) Death Knell (Capt. Maclain is blind) [12/5/19]
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial [Actually, my whole first name] Beverly Gray's Island Mystery [5/21/19]
WHERE – Set in a school: A Knife In The Back [4/2/19]
WHEN – Book set during a storm (murder occurs during rainstorm): The Barrakee Mystery [6/1/19]
HOW – Killed by fire: Gallows Court (4/13/19) [3 of several victims burned to death]


message 8: by Wanda (last edited Dec 31, 2019 03:44PM) (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 344 comments My first attempt with this challenge and it looks like fun!

REPORTER CHALLENGE:

My Level: Newspaper Mogul: 5 books from each category

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!



BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

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WHERE(view spoiler)

WHEN(view spoiler)

HOW(view spoiler)

BONUS CATEGORY(view spoiler)


message 9: by Erica, Quality Control Supervisor (last edited Dec 09, 2019 09:47PM) (new)

Erica | 1028 comments Mod
2019 REPORTER CHALLENGE:
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2019

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

I'm going to try for Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
✔ Protagonist is a librarian - The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler ♥♥♥♥ (6/11)
✔ Protagonist works with animals - The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander ♥♥♥♥ (protagonist is an assistant pig keeper)(5/10)
✔ Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.) - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon ♥♥♥♥♥ (2/5)
✔ A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) The Friend by Sigrid Nunez ♥♥♥♥ (2/13)
✔ Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger) - A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King ♥♥♥♥ (1/30) (Mary Russell turns 21 in the book)

The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain, #1) by Lloyd Alexander Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon The Friend by Sigrid Nunez A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Mary Russell, #2) by Laurie R. King

WHAT
✔ Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat) - The Hummingbird Wizard by Meredith Blevins ♥♥♥ (2/23)
✔ Title is at least 6 words - Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat by David Dosa ♥♥♥ (2/2)
✔ Color in the title - Greenwitch by Susan Cooper ♥♥♥♥ (3/26)
A ‘food word’ in the title
✔ A weather element in the Title - The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds by Alexander McCall Smith ♥♥♥♥ (12/9)

The Hummingbird Wizard by Meredith Blevins Making Rounds with Oscar The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat by David Dosa Greenwitch (The Dark Is Rising, #3) by Susan Cooper The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds (Isabel Dalhousie, #9) by Alexander McCall Smith

WHERE
✔ Set in a small town - The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell ♥♥♥♥ (2/11)(set in Wigtown, Scotland)
✔ Set in a big city - Becoming by Michelle Obama ♥♥♥♥ (1/17) (set in Chicago and Washington, D.C.)
✔ Set in a B&B or a hotel - A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny ♥♥♥♥♥ (9/8)
✔ Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’ - Unwind by Neal Shusterman ♥♥♥♥♥ (the "graveyard" in the book where much of the activity occurs is located in Arizona (11/6)
✔ Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England) - The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough ♥♥♥♥ (4/7)(set primarily in Australia)

The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell Becoming by Michelle Obama A Trick of the Light (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #7) by Louise Penny Unwind (Unwind, #1) by Neal Shusterman The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

WHEN
✔ Set in the 1900’s - The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White ♥♥♥♥ (1/19)
✔ Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.) - The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance by Adharanand Finn ♥♥♥♥♥ (10/21)(set during multiple ultra race competitions)
✔ Set in the 1800’s - The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker ♥♥♥♥♥ (3/31)
✔ ‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery) The Grey King by Susan Cooper ♥♥♥♥♥ (4/21)
✔ Set during winter - My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman ♥♥♥♥♥ (7/11)

The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni, #1) by Helene Wecker The Rise of the Ultra Runners A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance by Adharanand Finn The Grey King by Susan Cooper My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman

HOW
(Method of Murder)
✔ Poison - The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945 by Wladislaw Szpilman ♥♥♥♥♥ (611)
✔ Knife/stabbing - A Deadly Affection by Cuyler Overholt ♥♥♥♥ (3/23)
✔ Gun/shooting - The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes ♥♥♥ (5/13)
✔ Blunt object - The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo ♥♥♥♥ (7/4)
✔ Rope/strangulation Intern by Bonnie Hearn Hill ♥♥♥ (5/24)

The Pianist The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945 by Władysław Szpilman A Deadly Affection (Dr. Genevieve Summerford Mystery #1) by Cuyler Overholt The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes The Redbreast (Harry Hole) by Jo Nesbø Intern by Bonnie Hearn Hill

BONUS CATEGORY
✔ WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) - The Color of Bee Larkham's Murder: A Novel by Sarah J. Harris ♥♥♥♥ (6/17)(protagonist has autism)
✔ WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial - The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger ♥♥♥♥♥ (7/22)(Henry starts with first letter of my last name)
✔ WHERE – Set in a school - Miss Dimple Disappears by Mignon F. Ballard ♥♥♥ (5/20)
✔ WHEN – Book set during a storm - Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing ♥♥♥♥♥ (8/31)(nearly the entire book takes place in the Antarctic, which is virtually always beset by the most severe storms that take place on earth)
✔ HOW – Killed by fire - Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney ♥♥♥ (7/20)

The Color of Bee Larkham's Murder A Novel by Sarah J. Harris The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Miss Dimple Disappears (Miss Dimple Kilpatrick #1) by Mignon F. Ballard Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

(view spoiler)


message 10: by Maritza (last edited Oct 08, 2019 05:44PM) (new)

Maritza (spanishwhispers) | 176 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books
18/30

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
--- Chloe's African Safari by Kent Hamilton read 02/23/19***
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
--- A Mutual Friend by Layla Wolfe read 08/16/19* (Demonologist)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)
--- Fake Out by Erin Finley read 01/08/19**** (mc is 23 yrs old)
Chloe's African Safari by Kent HamiIton A Mutual Friend (The Bent Zealots MC, #6) by Layla Wolfe Fake Out (Fake Boyfriend, #1) by Eden Finley
WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
--- All About the Bear by Bianca D'Arc read 03/22/19***
Title is at least 6 words,
--- Because You're the Love of My life by Sarah Kleck read 04/25/19****
Color in the title
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title
--- Wildfire Hurricane by Amelia James read 01/24/19*
All About the Bear (Tales of the Were Grizzly Cove #1) by Bianca D'Arc Because You're the Love of My life by Sarah Kleck Wildfire Hurricane (Ryder Boys #1) by Amelia James

WHERE
Set in a small town
--- Penny & The Cowboy : An anthology of Frontier & Amish Romance by Sarah Amberson read 09/14/19**
Set in a big city
--- An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks read 01/15/19****
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
--- Outlaw MC Bear by Bella Love-Wins read 08/26/19**** (Arizona)
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)
--- Just For You by Rosalind James read 01/04/19*** (New Zealand)
Penny & The Cowboy An anthology of Frontier & Amish Romance by Sarah Amberson An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks Outlaw MC Bear (Beartooth Brotherhood MC, #1) by Bella Love-Wins Just For You (Escape to New Zealand, #0.5) by Rosalind James

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
--- Outback Hearts by Susan Stoker read 01/22/19****
Set in the 1800’s
--- Bounty by Patricia PacJac Carroll read 06/07/19****
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during winter
--- The Durango Affair by Brenda Jaxkson read 08/30/19****
Outback Hearts (Beyond Reality, #1) by Susan Stoker Bounty by Patricia PacJac Carroll The Durango Affair (The Westmorelands, #8) by Brenda Jackson
HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison
Knife/stabbing
--- Steel Resolve by B. J. Daniels read 05/08/19****
Gun/shooting
--- One Tough Cowboy by Lora Leigh read 02/18/19****
Blunt object
Rope/strangulation
--- Ford by Esther E Schmidt read 01/31/19****
Steel Resolve by B.J. Daniels One Tough Cowboy (Moving Violations #1) by Lora Leigh Ford (The Dudnik Circle #1) by Esther E. Schmidt

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
--- Thief by Chantal Fernando read 01/27/19***** (Viola - Velazquez)
WHERE – Set in a school
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire 
--- X Marks the Spot by Kimmie Easley read 08/25/19*****
Thief by Chantal Fernando X Marks the Spot (Executioners MC Book 1) by Kimmie Easley


message 11: by Cathie (last edited Feb 20, 2019 01:07PM) (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 38 comments I'll try this out :-)
Cub Reporter, because, well, that's the starting point.
Finished February 19th.

REPORTER CHALLENGE:

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals - Breakthrough - Jan. 5th - ♥♥♥♥♥
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)

Breakthrough (Breakthrough, #1) by Michael C. Grumley

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
Title is at least 6 words - - Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" - Jan. 25th - ♥♥♥
Color in the title
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title

Barracoon The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston

WHERE
Set in a small town
Set in a big city
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England) - All the Light We Cannot See - January 9th - ♥♥♥

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s - Anne of Green Gables - Jan. 28th - ♥♥.5
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during winter

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison
Knife/stabbing
Gun/shooting
Blunt object
Rope/strangulation - The Drowned Girls - February 19th - ♥♥♥♥

The Drowned Girls (Angie Pallorino, #1) by Loreth Anne White

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
WHERE – Set in a school
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire


message 12: by Nell (last edited Nov 18, 2019 07:28AM) (new)

Nell | 451 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE: DONE!! 😊

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 4/07/19
Columnist: 5/05/19
News Anchor: 6/20/19
Editor: 8/17/19
Newspaper Mogul: 11/11/19
Pulitzer Prize Winner: 11/17/19

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
: Death Overdue by Allison Brook 6/20/19
Protagonist works with animals: Mission Impawsible by Krista Davis 8/10/19
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural: Whispers of Warning by Jessica Estevao 9/09/19
A Main Character is a dead person: ghost - Them Bones by Carolyn Haines 5/05/19
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger): Murder, She Uncovered by Peg Cochran 5/31/19

Them Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney, #1) by Carolyn Haines Murder, She Uncovered (Murder, She Reported #2) by Peg Cochran Death Overdue (The Haunted Library Mysteries, #1) by Allison Brook Mission Impawsible (Paws and Claws Mystery, #4) by Krista Davis Whispers of Warning (A Change of Fortune Mystery, #2) by Jessica Estevao


WHAT
Animal in the title
: Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My by Denise Swanson 2/08/19
Title is at least 6 words: Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen 8/17/19
Color in the title: Black Ship by Carola Dunn 11/11/19
A ‘food word’ in the title: Killer Jam by Karen MacInerney 4/07/19
Weather element: Tempest by Beverly Jenkins 1/06/19

Tempest (Old West, #3) by Beverly Jenkins Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My (devereaux's dime store, #6) by Denise Swanson Killer Jam (A Dewberry Farm Mystery, #1) by Karen MacInerney Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding (Her Royal Spyness #12) by Rhys Bowen Black Ship (Daisy Dalrymple, #17) by Carola Dunn

WHERE
Set in a small town:
A Seamless Murder by Melissa Bourbon 1/14/19
Set in a big city: Paris - The Essence of Malice by Ashley Weaver 7/02/19
Set in a B&B or a hotel: A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie 2/02/19
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’: AZ - Breathless by Beverly Jenkins 1/05/19
Set on foreign soil (Mexico): Fields' Guide to Abduction by Julie Mulhern 3/29/19

Breathless (Old West, #2) by Beverly Jenkins A Seamless Murder (A Magical Dressmaking Mystery #6) by Melissa Bourbon A Share in Death (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #1) by Deborah Crombie Fields' Guide to Abduction (Poppy Fields Adventures #1) by Julie Mulhern The Essence of Malice (Amory Ames #4) by Ashley Weaver

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s:
A Most Novel Revenge by Ashley Weaver 5/27/19
Set during a competition: Curses, Boiled Again! by Shari Randall 2/16/19
Set in the 1800’s: Someone to Love by Mary Balogh 4/11/19
‘Ticking clock’ is involved: Diners, Dives & Dead Ends by Terri L. Austin 6/27/19
Set during winter: Pride and Prescience: Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged by Carrie Bebris 3/02/19

Curses, Boiled Again! (A Lobster Shack Mystery #1) by Shari Randall Pride and Prescience Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, #1) by Carrie Bebris Someone to Love (Westcott, #1) by Mary Balogh A Most Novel Revenge (Amory Ames Mystery #3) by Ashley Weaver Diners, Dives & Dead Ends (Rose Strickland Mystery, #1) by Terri L. Austin

HOW (Method of Murder)
Poison:
All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie 3/10/19
Knife/stabbing: Still Waters by Tami Hoag 4/27/19
Gun/shooting: Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts 4/02/19
Blunt object: Murder on Union Square by Victoria Thompson 5/19/19
Rope/strangulation: Telephone Line by Julie Mulhern 6/30/19

All Shall Be Well (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #2) by Deborah Crombie Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts Still Waters by Tami Hoag Murder on Union Square (Gaslight Mystery, #21) by Victoria Thompson Telephone Line (The Country Club Murders #9) by Julie Mulhern

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist
: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 11/17/19
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
M - Marin Bishop: The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner
The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner
WHERE – Set in a school: Someone to Hold by Mary Balogh 4/15/19
Someone to Hold (Westcott, #2) by Mary Balogh
WHEN – Book set during a storm: The Diva Cooks up a Storm by Krista Davis 4/23/19
The Diva Cooks up a Storm (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #11) by Krista Davis
HOW – Killed by fire: Let's Fake a Deal by Sherry Harris 8/08/19
Let's Fake a Deal (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #7) by Sherry Harris


message 13: by Trina (last edited Aug 12, 2019 11:16AM) (new)

Trina Collins (duskvamp) | 99 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:
28/10
Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals- Riding Freedom 7/26/19
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)- The Coven 1/3/19
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)- The Immortal Rules 1/9/19
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)- Strange Angels 1/16/19

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 6/27/19
Title is at least 6 words- The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sexand Love 2/7/19
Color in the title- Blue is for Nightmares 1/12/19
A ‘food word’ in the title- The Chocolate Touch 8/7/19
A weather element in the Title- The Coming Storm 8/8/19

WHERE
Set in a small town- Primal Bonds 1/1/19
Set in a big city- Stardust 1/6/19
Set in a B&B or a hotel- Blood Forever 5/7/19
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)- Night School (Switzerland and Fairyland) 5/3/19

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s- Along Came a Spider 5/9/19
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)- The Hunger Games 6/5/19
Set in the 1800’s- Bloodkin 1/5/19
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)- The Talisman 1/3/19
Set during winter- The Outlaw Demon Wails 1/22/19

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison- The Cruel Prince 1/11/19
Knife/stabbing- The Eternity Cure 5/11/19
Gun/shooting- Girls That Growl 1/14/19
Blunt object- Body of Evidence 5/29/19
Rope/strangulation- The Ghost of Marlow House 5/15/19

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)- Dragon's Blood 1/27/19
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial- Pirate Alley 7/25/19
WHERE – Set in a school- Betrayals 2/16/19
WHEN – Book set during a storm- The Coral Coffin 5/13/19
HOW – Killed by fire- Fire in Frost 1/31/19


message 14: by Lukutar ☘ (new)

Lukutar ☘ (lukutarbooks) | 7 comments Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
Title is at least 6 words
Color in the title
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title

WHERE
Set in a small town
Set in a big city
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during winter

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison
Knife/stabbing
Gun/shooting
Blunt object
Rope/strangulation

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
WHERE – Set in a school
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire


message 15: by Dee (last edited Dec 07, 2019 04:21PM) (new)

Dee (jadzia_dax) | 110 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:
1 Jan 19 - 31 Dec 19

News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
18/18

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian Paper and Fire 30/01/19
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) Immortal 19/11/10
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger) Reached 30/11/19

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat) Treoir Dragon Hoard 09/11/19
Title is at least 6 words
Color in the title Grey Sister 12/03/19
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title Storm Cursed 20/05/19

WHERE
Set in a small town Wild Country 0/04/19
Set in a big city Glory in Death27/03/19
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England) Fury Of Shadows 27/03/19

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s Drums of Autumn 16/04/19
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle 15/06/19
Set during winter The Stars Afire 17/11/19

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison
Knife/stabbing Deity 21/04/19
Gun/shooting
Blunt object Immortal in Death 28/05/19
Rope/strangulation Rapture in Death05/09/19

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) Water Bound 08/11/19
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial Dark Challenge 28/04/19
WHERE – Set in a school The Giver02/05/19
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire


message 16: by Jess (last edited Dec 09, 2019 06:58AM) (new)

Jess Penhallow | 47 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.) - Circe by Madeline Miller 07/01/19
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) - The Passage by Justin Cronin 20/08/19
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger) - Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa 23/01/19

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat) - Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett 01/06/19
Title is at least 6 words - The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton 04/02/19
Color in the title - The Perfume of the Lady in Black by Gaston Leroux 02/07/19
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title - Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell 04/11/19

WHERE
Set in a small town - The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff 27/05/19
Set in a big city - Dalila by Jason Donald 09/03/19
Set in a B&B or a hotel - By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz 07/04/19
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England) - Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez 10/02/19

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s - Sorrow of the Earth by Éric Vuillard 12/02/19
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 14/03/19
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery) - The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux 17/02/19
Set during winter - I Will Never Leave You by S.M. Thayer 27/03/19

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison - Rasputin: A Short Life by Frances Welch 10/04/19
Knife/stabbing - A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain 09/12/19
Gun/shooting - The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood by David Simon 14/06/19
Blunt object - Caught in Time by Julie McElwain 10/04/19
Rope/strangulation - The Wych Elm by Tana French 24/04/19

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) - The House on Half Moon Street by Alex Reeve
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial - Reckless by Cornelia Funke 05/03/19
WHERE – Set in a school - Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle 30/07/19
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire - Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg 04/04/19


message 17: by Meg (last edited Aug 08, 2019 12:11PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1157 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019

Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category):

WHO
✔ Protagonist is a librarian - Tailing a Tabby 03/10
✔ Protagonist works with animals - Big Bunny Bump Off 03/11
✔ Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural - Tequila for Two (psychic/magick) 03/04
✔ A Main Character is a dead person (vampire) - Deadlocked 07/19
✔ Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger) - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie 05/30

Tailing a Tabby (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery, #2) by Laurie Cass Big Bunny Bump Off (Zoe Donovan Mystery #5) by Kathi Daley Tequila for Two (Althea Rose Mystery, #2) by Tricia O'Malley Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12) by Charlaine Harris The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley

WHAT
✔ Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat) - Cooked Goose 07/05
✔ Title is at least 6 words - On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service 05/02
✔ Color in the title - Death in Dark Blue 05/29
✔ A ‘food word’ in the title - A Deadly Éclair 02/11
✔ A weather element in the Title -Clouds in My Coffee 08/07

Cooked Goose (A Savannah Reid Mystery Book 4) by G.A. McKevett On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service (Her Royal Spyness, #11) by Rhys Bowen Death in Dark Blue (A Writer's Apprentice Mystery, #2) by Julia Buckley A Deadly Éclair (A French Bistro Mystery, #1) by Daryl Wood Gerber Clouds in my Coffee (The Country Club Murders, #3) by Julie Mulhern

WHERE
✔ Set in a small town (Rescue, Alaska) - Finding Courage 01/05
✔ Set in a big city (Dallas) - Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure 02/06
✔ Set in a B&B or a hotel - Mardi Gras Murder 05/06
✔ Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’ (Alabama) - Blazing Summer 01/24
✔ Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England) (Philippines) - Coconuts and Crooks 04/07

Finding Courage (Rescue Alaska Mystery #3) by Kathi Daley Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure (Tara Holloway, #1) by Diane Kelly Mardi Gras Murder (Cajun Country Mystery, #4) by Ellen Byron Blazing Summer (Darling Investigations, #2) by Denise Grover Swank Coconuts and Crooks A Clean Funny Mystery (Mom and Christy's Cozy Mysteries Book 5) by Christy Murphy

WHEN
✔ Set in the 1900’s - Tightrope 06/23
✔ Set during a competition (talent show) - The Dough Must Go On 01/22
✔ Set in the 1800’s - A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder 05/09
✔ ‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery) -Double Deck the Halls 01/03
✔ Set during winter - Finding Christmas 01/12

Tightrope by Amanda Quick The Dough Must Go On (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, #9) by H.Y. Hanna A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery, #1) by Dianne Freeman Double Deck the Halls (A Bellissimo Casino Crime Caper, #6.5) by Gretchen Archer Finding Christmas (Rescue Alaska Mystery #4) by Kathi Daley

HOW
(Method of Murder)
✔ Poison - Seeds of Revenge 01/14
✔ Knife/stabbing - Tree of Life and Death 01/16
✔ Gun/shooting - A Dickens of a Murder 01/09
✔ Blunt object (shovel) - Christmas in Paradise 01/07
✔ Rope/*strangulation* - Small Town Secrets 02/07

Seeds of Revenge (A Greenhouse Mystery, #3) by Wendy Tyson Tree of Life and Death (Danger Cove, #7) by Elizabeth Ashby A Dickens of a Murder (Canterville Book Shop Mystery #1) by Joyce Lavene Christmas in Paradise (TJ Jensen Paradise Lake Mysteries #4) by Kathi Daley Small Town Secrets (Some Very English Murders Book 2) by Issy Brooke

BONUS CATEGORY
✔ WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) (hearing impared) - Better Homes and Corpses 06/15
✔ WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial (Merry) - We Wish You a Murderous Christmas 01/16
✔ WHERE – Set in a school - Academic Curveball 03/07
✔ WHEN – Book set during a storm - Dead in the Water 08/05
✔ HOW – Killed by fire - Death of a Nurse (2nd victim) 04/04

Better Homes and Corpses (Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery #1) by Kathleen Bridge We Wish You a Murderous Christmas (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #2) by Vicki Delany Academic Curveball (Braxton Campus Mysteries #1) by James J. Cudney Dead in the Water (Welcome Back to Scumble River, #1) by Denise Swanson Death of a Nurse (Hamish Macbeth, #31) by M.C. Beaton


message 18: by Jeanne (last edited May 05, 2019 09:08AM) (new)

Jeanne (oldemill) | 374 comments I need to branch out and expand my challenges. This looks like a great place to start. I am out of town now and just saving my place so that I can fill it out later in January.

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian Chili con Corpses by Ellery Adams 2/1/2019
Protagonist works with animals - Broken Bone China by Laura Childs 3/23/2019
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.) - A Christmas Tartan by Paige Shelton 4/29/2019
A Main Character lies or is deceitful - Greenmantle by John Buchon 4/8/2019 (MC infiltrates enemy lines in WWI under assumed name to spy on Germans)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger) - Mystery Stories by Elizabeth Peters 2/14/2019 (MC is 13yo)

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat) - Nine Dragons> by Michael Connolly
Title is at least 6 words - The Darling Dahlias and the Poinsettia Puzzle by Susan Wittig Albert 3/15/2019
Color in the title - Rose Hill by Pamela Grandstaff 01/6/2019
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title - Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connolly 4/30/2019

WHERE
Set in a small town - Murders on Elderberry Road by Sally Goldenbaum 1/12/2019
Set in a big city - The Last Coincidence by Robert Goldsborough 1/15/2019
Set in a B&B or a hotel - Mistletoe at Moonglow by Deborah Garner (set in hotel) 2/28/2019
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’ - Alibis and Amethysts by Sharon Pape set in Arizona 2/13/2019
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England) - Aunt Bessie Assumes by Diana Xarissa [Isle of Man] 3/9/2019

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s - Mrs. Jeffries Delivers the Goods by Emily Brightwell (set in Victorian England) 3/20/2019
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.) - Chocolate Cream Pie Murder (Film Festival) by Joanne Fluke 3/18/2019
Set in the 1800’s - Dandy Detects by M. Louisa Locke (set in 1879) 2/15/2019
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery) -Celtic Empire by Clive Cussler 3/27/2019
Set during winter - Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs 2/3/2019

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison - Aunt Bessie Believes by Diane Xarissa 3/12/2019
Knife/stabbing - Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich 01/16/2019
Gun/shooting - Desperate Measures by Stuart Woods 1/17/2019
Blunt object - Farewell my Cuckoo by Marty Wingate 2/8/2019
Rope/strangulation Title Wave (hanging) by Lorna Barrett 1/27/2019
Drowning - Murder on the SS Rosa by Lee Strauss (victim drowned in a pickle barrel) 3/30/2019

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) - Sea of Greed (one of the MC wheelchair bound) by Clive Cussler 2/21/2019
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial Santa Puppy by Lynn Cahoon; The protagonist's first name is "Jill" and my first name is "Jeanne" 1/28/2019
WHERE – Set in a school - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, et al; 3/4/2019
WHEN – Book set during a storm - The Monkey and the Tiger by Robert Van Gulik (Heavy rains and flooding) 4/22/2019
HOW – Killed by fire The Other Woman by Daniel Silva 5/4/2019


message 19: by Mary! (last edited Dec 20, 2019 12:50PM) (new)

Mary! (u2sadie) | 130 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE
Duration January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)


WHO
✔ Protagonist is a librarian
Real Murders by Charlaine Harris 10/20/2019
✔ Protagonist works with animals
Death By A Whisker (Cat Rescue Mystery #2) by T.C. LoTempio 02/28/2019 (MC works in an animal shelter)
✔ Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland 93/12/2019 (Zombie Hunter)
✔ A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero 03/21/2019
✔ Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)
The Idiot by Elif Batuman 01/12/2019

WHAT
✔ Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 04/11/2019
✔ Title is at least 6 words
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han01/21/2019
✔ Color in the title
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson 07/18/2019
✔ A ‘food word’ in the title
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut 02/25/2019
✔ A weather element in the Title
Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley 01/14/2019

WHERE
✔ Set in a small town
Western Ties by Mari Carr 01/24/2019 (Compton Pass)
✔ Set in a big city
They May Not Mean To, But They Do by Cathleen Schine 02/19/2019 (New York)
✔ Set in a B&B or a hotel
Wicked Ties by Shayla Black 04/25/2019
✔ Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
The A List by J.A. Jance 04/09/2019 (Arizona)
✔ Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman 08/16/2019 (Australia)

WHEN
✔ Set in the 1900’s
Thank You, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse 02/12/2019
✔ Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Long Hard Ride by Lorelei James 06/10/2019 (Rodeo)
✔ Set in the 1800’s
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 01/18/2019
✔ ‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton 01/31/2019
✔ Set during winter
The Slow Burn by Kristen Ashley 05/05/2019

HOW
(Method of Murder)
✔ Poison
Twelve Angry Librarians by Miranda James 02/12/2019
✔ Knife/stabbing
Free by Kristen Ashley 02/09/2019
✔ Gun/shooting
Hold On by Kristen Ashley 01/21/2019
✔ Blunt object
Hyde by Daniel Levine 10/27/2019
✔ Rope/strangulation
In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan 02/10/2019

BONUS CATEGORY
✔ WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang 09/24/2019 (Aspergers)
✔ WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff 03/26/2019 (Marie)
✔ WHERE – Set in a school
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald 01/06/2019
✔ WHEN – Book set during a storm
All of Us and Everything by Bridget Asher 12/11/2019 (Hurricane Sandy)
✔ HOW – Killed by fire
My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran 02/01/2019


message 20: by LittleRedRidingHood (last edited Dec 15, 2019 11:44PM) (new)

LittleRedRidingHood | 220 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)


Progress: 15/15

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
✔ Protagonist works with animals Assassin's Quest (works as a stable boy and a shepard)
✔ Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.) A Discovery of Witches
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
✔ Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger) Winter

WHAT
✔ Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat) Lily and the Octopus
✔ Title is at least 6 words Just One Damned Thing After Another
Color in the title
✔ A ‘food word’ in the title Resnice in laži o hrani (Translation: Truth and Lies About Food)
A weather element in the Title

WHERE
✔ Set in a small town Under the Dome
✔ Set in a big city Where'd You Go, Bernadette (Seattle)
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
✔ Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England) The Miniaturist (Netherlands)

WHEN
✔ Set in the 1900’s The Bronze Horseman
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
✔ Set in the 1800’s North and South
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
✔ Set during winter The Bear and the Nightingale

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison
✔ Knife/stabbing Roses of May
✔ Gun/shooting Eeny Meeny
Blunt object
✔ Rope/strangulation The Girl in the Ice


message 21: by Ed (last edited May 28, 2021 06:24PM) (new)

Ed Lehman | 106 comments *****COMPLETED 2/24/21*****

30/30
REPORTER CHALLENGE:

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

✔Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category) 1/29/19
✔Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category) 3/24/19
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
✔Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)-12/11/19
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
✔Protagonist is a librarian- Territory of Light by Yūko Tsushima 1/26/20
✔Protagonist works with animals- Tintin in the Land of the Soviets by Hergé- MC Tintin works with his dog Snowy to defeat spies.
✔Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)-the MC consults marabouts to further his political career in The Beggars' Strike by Aminata Sow Fall 7/19/19
✔A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie 1/7/19
✔Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)- MC is Mary Call, 14 y.o. in Where the Lilies Bloom by Vera Cleaver 1/9/19

WHAT
✔Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 3/6/19
✔Title is at least 6 words- From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan 1/12/19
✔Color in the title- Afghanistan's Blue Treasure: Lapis Lazuli by Lailee McNair Bakhtiar
✔A ‘food word’ in the title- Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote 1/20/19
✔A weather element in the Title- Hard Rain by Irma Venter-2/24/21

WHERE
✔Set in a small town- Eight stories...all set in small towns- Out of the Woods by Chris Offutt 1/11/19
✔Set in a big city- Calypso by David Sedaris- most of the book is set in Emerald Isle, NC 1/10/19
✔Set in a B&B or a hotel- Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner 6/28/19
✔Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’- Arizona- These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 by Nancy E. Turner 3/3/19
✔Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)- In Morocco by Edith Wharton 1/27/19

WHEN
✔Set in the 1900’s- set in 1970s- The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna
✔Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)- set during a dance marathon competition- They Shoot Horses, Don't They? by Horace McCoy 9/2/19
✔Set in the 1800’s- Daniel Deronda by George Eliot 1/19/19
✔‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)- It is known that the killer strikes on certain Saturdays.... and the next one is coming soon in Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan 4/20/19
✔Set during winter- Concrete by Thomas Bernhard 2/22/19

HOW
(Method of Murder)
✔Poison- The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton 6/21/19
✔Knife/stabbing- Borromeo is stabbed to death by Chicot in The Forty-Five Guardsmen by Alexandre Dumas 1/29/19
✔Gun/shooting-multiple characters are killed by gunfire in Sergeant Getúlio by João Ubaldo Ribeiro 3/24/19
✔Blunt object- Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley by M.C. Beaton 12/11/19-victim killed by a blow from a shovel
✔Rope/strangulation- The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie 3/4/20

BONUS CATEGORY
✔WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) Lennie seems to be autistic in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 3/19/19
✔WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial- Protagonist in The Radiant Way by Margaret Drabble 1/26/19 is Liz. My last initial is L.

✔WHERE – Set in a school- much of Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf 6/19/19 is set at Cambridge University, England
✔WHEN – Book set during a storm- The Vice-Consul by Marguerite Duras 5/2/20
✔HOW – Killed by fire- one of the MCs is killed in a fire in They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera 9/7/19
Rules: For this challenge – Each book can only be used once (If it fits more than 1 category – choose one – as it can only be used in 1 of the categories)
The bonus round is just an added challenge to kick it up a notch!
The challenge runs from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.
You don’t have to choose your books in advance. If you do, you can change your list at any time during the year.
Books can be in any format – paper, ebooks, audio…
Crossovers with other challenges are fine.
Most of all—have fun!


message 22: by Fee (last edited Dec 30, 2018 03:37AM) (new)

Fee Reporter Challenge
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
Title is at least 6 words
Color in the title
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title

WHERE
Set in a small town
Set in a big city
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during winter

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison
Knife/stabbing
Gun/shooting
Blunt object
Rope/strangulation

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
WHERE – Set in a school
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire


message 23: by BarbaraAnn (last edited Dec 12, 2019 05:17AM) (new)

BarbaraAnn | 327 comments Complete

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

/25 - Newspaper mogel

WHO - 5/5
Protagonist is a librarian - Hoarded to Death 9/21/19
Protagonist works with animals (Eli works at animal shelter) The Omega's Secret Baby 3/27/19
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.) Alice 1/3/19
A Main Character is a dead person (zombie) Death Warmed Over 1/31/19
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger) Forgotten Truth 1/19/19

WHAT - 5/5
Animal in the title The Wolf at the Door 1/25/19
Title is at least 6 words Down Among the Sticks and Bones 3/4/19
Color in the title Redshirts 4/10/19
A ‘food word’ in the title The Goddess of Fried Okra 10/11/19
A weather element in the Title Let It Snow 2/14/19

WHERE 5/5
Set in a small town Bayou Born 1/5/19
Set in a big city Rock Chick 1/13/19
Set in a B&B or a hotel The Ghost Had an Early Check-Out 1/8/19
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’ (Alaska) Taming Teddy 4/19/18
Set on foreign soil (Africa) A Princess in Theory 1/18/19

WHEN 5/5
Set in the 1900’s - (1993) The Laughing Corpse 3/21/19
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.) Treble Maker 10/30/19
Set in the 1800’s - An Unnatural Vice 1/6/19
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery) Among the Living 1/15/19
Set during winter Status Update 1/21/19

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison - Dragon's Triangle 8/1/19
Knife/stabbing - Shadow Rider 1/26/19
Gun/shooting Illegal 2/11/19
Blunt object The Wolf at Bay 12/11/19
Rope/strangulation The Best Corpse for the Job 11/30/19

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) The Mystery of Nevermore 3/6/19
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial (Bree) Beyond a Doubt 8/22/19
WHERE – Set in a school Sweet Girl 6/15/19
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire - On A Night Like This 1/20/19


message 24: by Nathan (last edited Apr 03, 2019 01:23PM) (new)

Nathan Albright (nathanalbright) | 84 comments Will be edited throughout the year as reading progresses :D.

Progress (26/30)

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals: The Puffin Of Death, by Betty Webb 2/7
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.): Dancing With Werewolves, by Carole Nelson Douglas 4/3
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) I'm A Vampire, by Teresa Solana 1/14
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger): Flesh-Colored People, by Teresa Solana 1/14

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat): The Eyes Of The Panther, by Ambrose Bierce 1/20
Title is at least 6 words: How To Behave Badly In Elizabethan England, by Ruth Goodman 1/2
Color in the title
A ‘food word’ in the title: Farmer Giles of Ham, by J.R.R. Tolkien 1/4
A weather element in the Title

WHERE
Set in a small town: The Llama Of Death, by Betty Webb 2/10
Set in a big city: The Second Mrs. Appleton, by Teresa Solana 1/14
Set in a B&B or a hotel: But There Was Another Solution, by Teresa Solana 1/14
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England): Barcelona, Mon Amour, by Teresa Solana 1/14

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s: Night; Dawn; The Accident: A Trilogy, by Elie Wiesel 1/3
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.): Boys In The Boat, by Daniel James Brown 1/22
Set in the 1800’s: An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge, by Ambrose Bierce 1/20
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery): Happy Families, by Teresa Solana 1/14
Set during winter: Lion In The Valley, by Elizabeth Peters 3/12

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison: The Ides Of April, by Lindsey Davis 1/16
Knife/stabbing: Still Life No. 41, by Teresa Solana 1/14
Gun/shooting: A Horseman In The Sky, by Ambrose Bierce 1/20
Blunt object: Ambrose Bierce And The Death Of Kings, by Oakley Hall 1/23
Rope/strangulation: Enemies At Home, by Lindsey Davis 1/16

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.): The Course of Honor, by Lindsey Davis, whose protagonist is a slave secretary in the Roman Empire (definitely not typical) 1/27
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial: Deadly Election, by Lindsey Davis (heroine's name is Flavia Albia, A is my last initial) 1/24
WHERE – Set in a school: With Christ In The School Of Prayer, by Andrew Murray 1/21
WHEN – Book set during a storm: The Graveyard Of The Hesperides, by Lindsey Davis 1/25
HOW – Killed by fire: An Imperfect Conflagrtion, by Ambrose Bierce 1/20


message 25: by Katie (new)

Katie | 42 comments I am in for cub reporter!
REPORTER CHALLENGE:

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!
I am in for cub reporter!

0/30

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
Title is at least 6 words
Color in the title
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title

WHERE
Set in a small town
Set in a big city
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during winter

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison
Knife/stabbing
Gun/shooting
Blunt object
Rope/strangulation

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
WHERE – Set in a school
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire

Rules: For this challenge – Each book can only be used once (If it fits more than 1 category – choose one – as it can only be used in 1 of the categories)
The bonus round is just an added challenge to kick it up a notch!
The challenge runs from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.
You don’t have to choose your books in advance. If you do, you can change your list at any time during the year.
Books can be in any format – paper, ebooks, audio…
Crossovers with other challenges are fine.
Most of all—have fun!


message 26: by Joyce (last edited Sep 08, 2019 06:36PM) (new)

Joyce (eternity21) | 690 comments Reporter Challenge 2019
1/1/2019 -12/31/2019
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals - The Last Unicorn 6/20/19
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.) Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Welcome to the Team 2/10/19
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) Undead and Unwelcome Finished 1/16/19
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger) Life After Life 1/30/19

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat): Ninefox Gambit Finished 1/10/19
Title is at least 6 wordsBuffy the Vampire Slayer: Welcome to the Team 2/10/19
Color in the title Silver Borne 9/4/19
A ‘food word’ in the title- Shades of Milk and Honey 5/30/19
A weather element in the Title

WHERE
Set in a small town Night Shift 2/10/19
Set in a big city- Born in Death 4/22/19
Set in a B&B or a hotel - One Fell Sweep 6/27/19
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’ -SummonedSet in Arizona 5/8/19
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)- Set in India Doctor Who: Ghosts of India 5/21/19

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s Waistcoats & Weaponry 2/10/19
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery) Doctor Who: Sick Building 1/29/19
Set during winter

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison -Innocent in Death 6/21/19
Knife/stabbing- Illuminae 5/25/19
Gun/shooting Doctor Who: The Pirate Loop 2/18/19
Blunt object - Smokin' Seventeen 5/6/19
Rope/strangulation- Sommersgate House 2/5/19

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial :Truck Stop Earth 6/28/19 Main character name is Jimmo
WHERE – Set in a school
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire

Rules: For this challenge – Each book can only be used once (If it fits more than 1 category – choose one – as it can only be used in 1 of the categories)
The bonus round is just an added challenge to kick it up a notch!
The challenge runs from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.
You don’t have to choose your books in advance. If you do, you can change your list at any time during the year.
Books can be in any format – paper, ebooks, audio…
Crossovers with other challenges are fine.
Most of all—have fun!


message 27: by Shan ~A~ (new)

Shan ~A~ (thebookglutton) | 586 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:
Jan 1 - Dec 31 2019

Levels:
Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)
BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
Title is at least 6 words
Color in the title
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title

WHERE
Set in a small town
Set in a big city
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during winter

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison
Knife/stabbing
Gun/shooting
Blunt object
Rope/strangulation

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
WHERE – Set in a school
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire


message 28: by LuAnn (new)

LuAnn (luannbraley) | 4 comments Say you go for a lower level and finish early. Can you switch to a higher level?


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 56 comments I’m in


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 56 comments Reserved


message 31: by Abir (last edited Dec 25, 2019 12:43PM) (new)

Abir (abirbee) | 103 comments I'm In

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
* Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
* A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
* Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

WHAT
*Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
العنكبوت by مصطفى محمود
*Title is at least 6 words
Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World by Rita Golden Gelman
*Color in the title
The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman
A ‘food word’ in the title
*A weather element in the Title
Winter's Child: A Retelling of The Snow Queen by Cameron Dokey

WHERE
*Set in a small town
Delicate Promises by Kelly Elliott
* Set in a big city
The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer 12/01/2019
*Set in a B&B or a hotel
The Valkyries by Paulo Coelho
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
*Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)
دخان من قلبي by الطاهر وطار

WHEN
*Set in the 1900’s
‫الزلزال‬ by الطاهر وطار
*Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
The Other Game by J. Sterling
*Set in the 1800’s
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
*‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett
*Set during winter
Blind Sight by Terri Persons

HOW
(Method of Murder)
*Poison
شربة الحاج داود by أحمد خالد توفيق
*Knife/stabbing
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
*Gun/shooting
Killer by Jessica Gadziala
Blunt object
*Rope/strangulation
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
WHERE – Set in a school
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire


message 32: by Sunshine (last edited Dec 22, 2019 02:40AM) (new)

Sunshine (sunshine22222) | 294 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

😎WHO
✔️Protagonist is a librarian: Broken Bonds 1/31 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✔️Protagonist works with animals
Love Means... No Shame / Andrew Grey 4/6 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✔️Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (wizzard.)
Fool Moon / Jim Butcher 11/3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✔️Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger) I Hunt Killers / Barry Lyga 9/23 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Broken Bonds (Souls in Bondage, #1) by Lex Valentine Love Means... No Shame (Farm, #1) by Andrew Grey Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2) by Jim Butcher . I Hunt Killers (I Hunt Killers, #1) by Barry Lyga

WHAT
✔️Animal in the title Bunny and the Bear / Eve Langlais 4/20 ⭐️⭐️
✔️Title is at least 6 words
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe | 1/20|⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✔️Color in the title Shades of Gray 11/2 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✔️A weather element Something Like Lightning 10/17 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Bunny and the Bear (Furry United Coalition, #1) by Eve Langlais . Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1) by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Shades of Gray by Brooke McKinley Something Like Lightning (Something Like, #5) by Jay Bell

😎WHERE
✔️Set in a small town: Shivaree 1/26 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✔️Set in a B&B or a hotel Sam and Aaron / L.B. Gregg 3/20 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✔️Set in a state beginning letter ‘A’ The Great Alone / Kristin Hannah 2/13 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✔️Set on foreign soil Call Me By Your Name / André Aciman 5/14 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Shivaree (Shivaree, #1) by Cara McKenna . Sam and Aaron (Men of Smithfield, #5) by L.B. Gregg The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah Call Me By Your Name (Call Me By Your Name, #1) by André Aciman

😎WHEN
✔️Set in the 1900’s Before We Were Yours /Lisa Wingate 5/9 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✔️Set during a competition Ballroom Blitz / Lorelei James 6/19 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✔️Ticking clock’ The Time Traveler's Wife / Audrey Niffenegger 3/23 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✔️Set during winter One Day in December / Josie Silver 5/26 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ballroom Blitz by Lorelei James Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate One Day in December by Josie Silver The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

😎HOW
✔️Bizarre Behind Her Eyes Sarah Pinborough 4/10 ⭐️⭐️
✔️Poison One of Us Is Lying / Karen M. McManus 8/13 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✔️Gun/shooting ~ Promises 1/6 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✔️Rope/strangulation: A Reason To Believe 1/27 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
One of Us Is Lying (One of Us is Lying, #1) by Karen M. McManus Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough Promises (Coda Books, #1) by Marie Sexton A Reason To Believe by Diana Copland

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
✔️WHERE – Set in a school 18 Dead / S.M. Johnson 1/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire
18 Dead by S.M. Johnson


message 33: by Natasha (last edited Nov 01, 2019 08:52PM) (new)

Natasha Reporter Challenge

Duration: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

24/30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.) - Caged Wolf
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) - When Fate Aligns
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger) - The Queen's Dwarf

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat) - Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees
Title is at least 6 words - What Should I Do with My Life?: The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question
Color in the title - The Picture of Dorian Gray
A ‘food word’ in the title - Killer Pizza
A weather element in the Title

WHERE
Set in a small town - The Girl Who Chased the Moon
Set in a big city - Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’ - How (Not) to Kiss a Toad
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England) - Rebel Queen

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s - How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.) - Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous
Set in the 1800’s - Around the World in Eighty Days
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery) - Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Set during winter

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison - The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul
Knife/stabbing - Red Dragon
Gun/shooting - Slaughterhouse-Five
Blunt object - The Neutronium Alchemist 1: Consolidation
Rope/strangulation - Damned

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) - Kill Process - main character is an amputee who is missing one of her hands
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial - Every Heart a Doorway - main character's name is Nancy - initial N
WHERE – Set in a school - Stargazer
WHEN – Book set during a storm - Shutter Island
HOW – Killed by fire - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian


message 34: by Jodi (last edited Jan 04, 2019 06:00AM) (new)

Jodi (jojolyn) | 662 comments ORTER CHALLENGE:
Jan 1 - Dec 31 2019

Levels:
Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)
BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

Starting as a news anchor
WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
Title is at least 6 words
Color in the title
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title

WHERE
Set in a small town
Set in a big city
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during winter

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison
Knife/stabbing
Gun/shooting
Blunt object
Rope/strangulation

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
WHERE – Set in a school: Skin by B.B. Easton Read: 1/4/19 ***
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire


message 35: by Gabriella (last edited Dec 30, 2019 02:49AM) (new)

Gabriella | 342 comments This looks like a fun challenge I am looking forward to it. I enjoyed the doctor one last year.
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner = 30 books
30/30 COMPLETE!!

WHO 5/5
★Protagonist is a librarian Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs 4/6
★Protagonist works with animals Witches in Training 29/12
★Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.) How to Date Your Dragon 15/1
★A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) Love Bites 12/1
★Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger) Black Butler, Vol. 2 16/1

WHAT 5/5
★Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat) Wolf's Fake Bride 30/4
★Title is at least 6 words A Paramedics Diary: Life and Death on the Streets 28/3
★Color in the title Black Butler, Vol. 1 15/1
★A ‘food word’ in the title Roald Dahl's Incredible Chocolate Box 17/7
★A weather element in the Title Flood 6/2

WHERE 5/5
★Set in a small town The Crims 31/1
★Set in a big city The Falcon's Malteser 31/1
★Set in a B&B or a hotel Rescue Me, Maybe 21/9
★Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’ How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf 20/5
★Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England) Beelzebub 02 30/6

WHEN 5/5
★Set in the 1900’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit 17/3
★Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.) Cutthroat Chicken 22/9
★Set in the 1800’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 13/6
★‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery) Death Watch 2/1
★Set during winter Love at First Spray: A Christmas Short Story 16/6

HOW 5/5
(Method of Murder)
★Poison Death at the Café 12/2
★Knife/stabbing Halfway to the Grave 29/7
★Gun/shooting The Making of a Massacre 11/1
★Blunt object Jolly Foul Play 17/8
★Rope/strangulation The Hanged Woman: An Ennin Mystery #64 18/12

BONUS CATEGORY 5/5
★WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) Cinnamon 1/7
★WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial The Curious Tale of Gabrielle 22/3
★WHERE – Set in a school Beelzebub 01 30/6
★WHEN – Book set during a storm Storm Front 18/3
★HOW – Killed by fire Daddy Dragon 31/8


message 36: by Melike (last edited Dec 21, 2019 05:24PM) (new)

Melike | 12 comments THE REPORTERS CHALLENGE 2019
1 January – 31 December 2019 | 18 / 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian.

Protagonist works with animals.
The Christmas Cookie House: A Sweet Holiday Romance Jennifer Griffith 12/21/19

Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural.Spinning SilverNaomi Novik 1/8

A main character is a dead person.
Woman on the EdgeSamantha M. Bailey11/13

Protagonist is a younger person (25 or younger). To All the Boys I've Loved BeforeJenny Han 1/30
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WHAT
An animal in the title. The Wolves of WinterTyrell Johnson 1/9/18

Title is at least six words long.Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape CultureRoxane Gay 1/10

A color in the title.BlackwingEd McDonald 1/12

A food word in the title.Cherry Pies & Deadly LiesDarci Hannah 1/24

A weather element in the title.The Summer WivesBeatriz Williams 1/7


WHERE
Set in a small town.
The One Night Stand Before ChristmasJana Aston12/15

Set in a big city.The Dinner ListRebecca Serle 1/24

Set in a bed & breakfast or hotel.
Mistress of the RitzMelanie Benjamin11/16

Set in a state beginning with the letter A.

Set in a country other than America or England. The Seven SistersLucinda Riley 1/17


WHEN
Set in the 1900s.

Set during a competition.

Set in the 1800s.
Where the Lost WanderAmy Harmon12/11Little SecretsJennifer Hillier12/9

A clock is ticking (time is crucial to solving mystery).


Set during the winter.


HOW
Method of murder: poison.

The Night TigerYangsze Choo11/12

Method of murder: knife/stabbing.

A Study in MurderCallie Hutton11/23

Method of murder: gun/shooting.

Method of murder: blunt object.
In the WoodsTana French12/5/19

Method of murder: rope/strangulation.
My Lovely WifeSamantha Downing12/12/19


BONUS
Not your typical protagonist.

Protagonist's name begins with your first or last initial.

Set at a school.

Set during a storm.

Method of murder: fire.



message 37: by Mave (new)

Mave | 192 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:
Duration: 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!
BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner = 30 books


WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
Title is at least 6 words
Color in the title
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title

WHERE
Set in a small town
Set in a big city
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during winter

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison
Knife/stabbing
Gun/shooting
Blunt object
Rope/strangulation

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
WHERE – Set in a school
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire


message 38: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 154 comments Wow! I see this is going to be a fun year with so many signing up for this challenge already.

Welcome everyone!

Ellie


message 39: by Victorian Vickie (new)

Victorian  Vickie (vhartwell) | 0 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
Title is at least 6 words
Color in the title
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title

WHERE
Set in a small town
Set in a big city
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during winter

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison
Knife/stabbing
Gun/shooting
Blunt object
Rope/strangulation

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
WHERE – Set in a school
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire

Rules: For this challenge – Each book can only be used once (If it fits more than 1 category – choose one – as it can only be used in 1 of the categories)
The bonus round is just an added challenge to kick it up a notch!
The challenge runs from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.
You don’t have to choose your books in advance. If you do, you can change your list at any time during the year.
Books can be in any format – paper, ebooks, audio…
Crossovers with other challenges are fine.
Most of all—have fun!

reply | flag *


message 40: by Tania (last edited Dec 16, 2019 02:49AM) (new)

Tania | 180 comments COMPLETED December 15
REPORTER CHALLENGE:
Duration: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Progress 30/30


I'm in as a Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
✓Protagonist is a librarian - The Last Librarian by Brandt Legg (finished 12/15), my review is here
✓Protagonist works with animals - My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara (finished 1/13), my review is here
✓Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.) - The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (finished 5/6), my review is here
✓A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) - Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (finished 2/9), my review is here
✓Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger) - The Happy Hollisters and the Ghost Horse Mystery by Jerry West (finished 2/20), my review is here

WHAT
✓Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat) - Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (finished 1/14), my review is here
✓Title is at least 6 words - History's Greatest Military Commanders: The Brilliant Military Strategies Of Hannibal, Alexander The Great, Sun Tzu, Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, And 30 Other Historical Commanders by Barry Linton (finished 1/16), my review is here
✓Color in the title - The Phantom Roan by Stephen Holt (finished 7/11), my review is here
✓A ‘food word’ in the title - Wish You Well by David Baldacci (finished 7/22), my review is here
✓A weather element in the Title - The Happy Hollisters and the Ice Carnival Mystery by Jerry West (finished 2/18), my review is here

WHERE
✓Set in a small town - Steady Kind of Love by Elisabeth Ogilvie (finished 3/13), my review is here
✓Set in a big city - The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell (finished 2/14), set in London, my review is here
✓Set in a B&B or a hotel - The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary (finished 7/6), my review is here
✓Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’ - Alabama, As Good as True by Cheryl Reid (finished 7/31), my review is here
✓Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England) - Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds by Joy Adamson (finished 1/28), set in Kenya, my review is here

WHEN
✓Set in the 1900’s - The Bungalow Mystery by Carolyn Keene (finished 1/8), my review is here
✓Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.) - Old Bones the Wonder Horse by Mildred Mastin Pace (finished 4/15), set during several different horse races including the Kentucky Derby, my review is here
✓Set in the 1800’s - On the Good, Red Road by Blake Crouch (finished 8/8), my review is here
✓‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery) - The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene (finished 1/4), if Nancy Drew fails to find a second will in time then the rightful heirs lose everything, my review is here
✓Set during winter - The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman (finished 2/23), my review is here

HOW
(Method of Murder)
✓Poison - More Dog Stories edited by A. L. Furman (finished 7/8), my review is here
✓Knife/stabbing - The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars by Robert Kirkman (finished 2/28), my review is here
✓Gun/shooting - Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (finished 3/2), my review is here
✓Blunt object - I'll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie(finished 11/20), my review is here
✓Rope/strangulation - The Devil's Deep by Michael Wallace (finished 7/28), my review is here

BONUS CATEGORY
✓WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) - Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (finished 4/11), my review is here, mc has dyslexia
✓WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial - Identity Thief by Rachel Rosenthal (finished 1/8), my review is here
✓WHERE – Set in a school: Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior: From Seeds to Swords by Cube Kid (finished 8/31), my review is here
✓WHEN – Book set during a storm: Beka Lamb by Zee Edgell (finished 4/29), characters survive a hurricane, my review is here
✓HOW – Killed by fire: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (finished 3/3), my review is here


message 41: by Celia (new)

Celia Buell (celiareadsbooks) | 720 comments Who
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)

What
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
Title is at least 6 words
Color in the title
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title

Where
Set in a small town
Set in a big city
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)

When
Set in the 1900s
Set during a competition
Set in the 1800’s
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during winter

How (Method of Murder)
Poison
Knife/stabbing
Gun/shooting
Blunt object
Rope/strangulation

BONUS CATEGORY
Who – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
What – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
Who – Set in a school
When – Book set during a storm
How – Killed by fire


message 42: by Celia (new)

Celia Buell (celiareadsbooks) | 720 comments Does the book have to be a mystery?


message 43: by Tanya Patrice (new)

Tanya Patrice (tanyapatrice) | 4 comments Count me in for the Reporter's Challenge 2019
Columnist Level (2 from each category)

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
Title is at least 6 words
Color in the title
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title

WHERE
Set in a small town
Set in a big city
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during winter

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison
Knife/stabbing
Gun/shooting
Blunt object
Rope/strangulation

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
WHERE – Set in a school
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire \


message 44: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 154 comments Celia - No, the book doesn't have to be a mystery. It's kinda geared towards mystery since that's the majority of what I read.

Ellie

Celia wrote: "Does the book have to be a mystery?"


message 45: by Amanda (new)

Amanda D. (tinyminx) | 8 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE: Who? What? Where? When? How?

JAN. 1, 2019 - DEC. 31 2019

News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)

4/15

Bonus: 1/5

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)

1. Protagonist is a youngster: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (1/12)

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
Title is at least 6 words
Color in the title
A weather element in the title

1. A ‘food word’ in the title: Her Halloween Treat by Tiffany Reisz (1/13)

WHERE
Set in a small town
Set in a big city
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during winter

1. Set in the 1800’s: When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare (1/1)

HOW
Poison
Knife/stabbing
Blunt object
Rope/strangulation

1. Gun/shooting: Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet (1/5) (view spoiler)

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
✓WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial

Never Seduce a Scoundrel by Sabrina Jeffries (1/9): Amelia/Amanda

WHERE – Set in a school
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire


message 46: by Tiffany (last edited Jan 20, 2019 05:25AM) (new)

Tiffany Murphy (tiffers919) | 183 comments Cub reporter

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger) Nobody's Goddess

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
Title is at least 6 words
Color in the title Spinning Silver
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title

WHERE
Set in a small town The Courtship Basket
Set in a big city
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during winter

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison
Knife/stabbing Nobody's Lady
Gun/shooting
Blunt object
Rope/strangulation

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
WHERE – Set in a school Shifted
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire


message 47: by SRV (last edited Dec 26, 2019 02:27AM) (new)

SRV | 25 comments Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian - Strange the Dreamer
Protagonist works with animals - After The Ending
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)- The Jewel
A Main Character is a dead person - Lincoln in the Bardo
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger) - Justice Buried

WHAT
Animal in the title The Red Pony
Title is at least 6 words - The Lost Book of the Grail
Color in the title - Gold Fame Citrus
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title - Flame in the Mist

WHERE
Set in a small town - Every Heart a Doorway
Set in a big city - Sleepers
Set in a B&B or a hotel - The Oyster Thief
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England) - The Scribe

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s - Of Mice and Men
Set during a competition - - Sea Witch
Set in the 1800’s - Lili De Jong
‘Ticking clock’ is involved - Scion of the Fox
Set during winter - The Party

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison - Wither
Knife/stabbing- Sing Roses For Me
Gun/shooting - Deathless & Divided
Blunt object - To Kill a Kingdom
Rope/strangulation - Tortilla Flat

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
WHERE – Set in a school
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire


message 48: by Leslie Ann (new)

Leslie Ann | 263 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist works with animals
Protagonist dabbles in the supernatural (witch, wiccan, palm reader, ghost hunter, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a youngster (25 yrs or younger)

WHAT
Animal in the title (NOT dog or cat)
Title is at least 6 words
Color in the title
A ‘food word’ in the title
A weather element in the Title

WHERE
Set in a small town
Set in a big city
Set in a B&B or a hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘A’
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England)

WHEN
Set in the 1900’s
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, bake-off, rodeo, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
‘Ticking clock’ is involved (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during winter

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison
Knife/stabbing
Gun/shooting
Blunt object
Rope/strangulation

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial
WHERE – Set in a school
WHEN – Book set during a storm
HOW – Killed by fire


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