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message 1: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 145 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

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist is a government agent
Protagonist is a ghost
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)
Protagonist is a crook

WHAT
Holiday in the title
Animal in the title
Weather in the title
Poison in the title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in England
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set on an Island
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Historical novel

WHEN
One book set during any holiday
One that centers around a convention or conference
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a vacation

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

* * * * * * * * *

Rules: For this challenge – Each book can only be used for 1 category (Ex: Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap – victim is strangled, the setting is in England and they are cut off from the world due to bad weather. But you can only place this story in 1 of the categories)

The challenge runs from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

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.


Happy reading!


message 2: by Zuzana (last edited Dec 31, 2015 11:33PM) (new)

Zuzana | 1043 comments Great idea for a challenge, Ellie. I'm in for Newspaper Mogul. It's gonna be fun.

REPORTER CHALLENGE 2015
Who? What? Where? When? How?
Newspaper Mogul: 22/25 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
✔Protagonist is a government agent
Octopussy & the Living Daylights by Ian Fleming (James Bond #14) 6/15/15 ♥♥♥ (120 pages)
Protagonist is a ghost
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
✔Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)
Menagerie Manor by Gerald Durrell Jan 12, 2015 ♥♥♥
✔Protagonist is a crook
If You Deceive by Kresley Cole (MacCarrick Brothers #3) 10/30/15 ♥♥♥ (356 pages)

WHAT
✔Holiday in the title
Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas Jan 9, 2015 ♥♥♥
✔Animal in the title
Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #2) 6/27/15 ♥♥♥ (217 pages)
✔Weather in the title
Frost Fair by Erastes Jan 30, 2015 ♥♥♥
✔Poison in the title
Old Poison by Josh Lanyon Jan 4, 2015 ♥♥♥♥
✔Title starts with the same letter as your last name
Beastly by Alex Flinn 3/27/15 ♥♥♥

WHERE
✔Set in England
The Holy Thief by Ellis Peters 2/25/15 ♥♥♥
✔NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Redshirts by John Scalzi 3/21/15 ♥♥♥
✔Set on an Island
The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells Jan 11, 2015 ♥♥♥♥
✔Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller 2/25/15 ♥♥♥
✔Historical novel
Letopisy královské komory V by Vlastimil Vondruška 2/12/15 ♥♥♥

WHEN
✔One book set during any holiday
Holy Terrors by Mary Daheim (Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries #3) 4/11/15 ♥♥ (256 pages)
One that centers around a convention or conference
✔One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
The Haunted Monastery by Robert van Gulik (Judge Dee #7) 6/21/15 ♥♥♥♥ (198 pages)
✔One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Sanctuary Sparrow by Ellis Peters 2/19/15 ♥♥♥♥
✔One set during a vacation
Peril at End House by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot #8) 6/21/15 ♥♥♥♥ (287 pages)

HOW
(Method of Murder)
✔Poison is murder weapon
Monk's Hood by Ellis Peters Jan 19, 2015 ♥♥♥
✔Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot #2) 6/3/15 ♥♥♥ (320 pages)
✔Gun/shooting is murder weapon
They Do It with Mirrors by Agatha Christie (Miss Marple #6) 12/11/15 ♥♥♥ (224 pages)
✔Blunt object is murder weapon
Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot #32) 9/10/15 ♥♥♥ (352 pages)
✔Rope/strangulation is murder weapon
The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot #13) 12/29/15 ♥♥♥ (321 pages)


message 3: by Cait S (new)

Cait S Awesome challenge! Quick question. Do we need to complete one whole set (a book in each of the question slots) before we begin another set? Or can we jump around between them?


message 4: by Penni (last edited Jun 22, 2015 04:03PM) (new)

Penni | 993 comments Hmmm. Interesting. Might just have to add to my ever growing challenge list.

I'm going to start with Cub Reporter -

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

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist is a government agent - Forgotten Sins (Sin Brothers, #1) by Rebecca Zanetti Forgotten Sins 2/5/15
Protagonist is a ghost
Embrace the Night (Cassandra Palmer, #3) by Karen ChanceEmbrace the Night 4/2015

Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)
Protagonist is a crook
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa MeyerCress "Capt" Thorne - 5/2015


WHAT
Holiday in the title
Animal in the title
Raven Cursed (Jane Yellowrock, #4) by Faith HunterRaven Cursed

Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1) by Carrie VaughnKitty and the Midnight Hour - 1/18/15
Weather in the title Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles, #3) by Kresley Cole Dead of Winter
Poison in the title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name - Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. WardLover Mine - 4/2015

WHERE
Set in England
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Missing in Death (In Death, #29.5) by J.D. RobbMissing in Death (boat - 4/2015)

Set on an Island
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa MeyerCinder New Beijing

Historical novel

WHEN
One book set during any holiday
One that centers around a convention or conference
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4) by Jim Butcher Summer Knight
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim ButcherStorm Front 3/15

One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Creation in Death (In Death, #25) by J.D. RobbCreation in Death - 2/7/15

One set during a vacation

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Salvation in Death (In Death, #27) by J.D. RobbSalvation in Death 3/3/15

Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
New York to Dallas (In Death, #33) by J.D. RobbNew York to Dallas

Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Promises in Death (In Death, #28) by J.D. RobbPromises in Death 3/29

Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon
Strangers in Death (In Death, #26) by J.D. RobbStrangers in Death - 2/17/15



message 5: by Zuzana (new)

Zuzana | 1043 comments Cait wrote: "Awesome challenge! Quick question. Do we need to complete one whole set (a book in each of the question slots) before we begin another set? Or can we jump around between them?"

It's up to Ellie to decide but from the example she has given - after reading Mousetrap you can put it in whichever category it fits - I get that you can jump around as much as you like as long as you have reached your goal by the end of the year.


message 6: by Taya (last edited Mar 07, 2015 03:14PM) (new)

Taya | 280 comments I'm in Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)

WHO
Protagonist is a government agent
--Never Let Go 2/17 ★★
Protagonist is a crook
--A Restored Man 2/19 ★★★★★

WHAT
Holiday in the title
-- Holiday Roommates 1/24
Title starts with the same letter as your last name
-- Random Acts 1/22

WHERE
Set in England
--Taboo For You 1/16
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
-- Side Line 1/28 (BAHRAIN)

WHEN
One book set during any holiday
--Always Have, Always Will 2/5
One set during a vacation
----Cherish & Blessed 2/13 ★★★★
HOW
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
--The Way Things Are 2/4 ★★★★
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
--Guns n' Boys: Homicidal Instinct 2/1 ★★★★★


message 7: by Rissa (last edited Feb 07, 2015 08:37PM) (new)

Rissa | 404 comments I'm in! Let's start with Cub Reporter! :)

The Challenge Factory
2015 Yearly Challenge
The Reporter's Challenge


REPORTER CHALLENGE:

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

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category) FINISHED - 2/4/2015!
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

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist is a government agent
Protagonist is a ghost
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc) Cockstrut finished 2/4/2015
Protagonist is a crook

WHAT
Holiday in the title A Paranormal Chipmunk Christmas finished 1/5/2015
Animal in the title
Weather in the title
Poison in the title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in England
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set on an Island
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Historical novel The Gentleman and the Lamplighter finished 1/10/2015

WHEN
One book set during any holiday Dust of Snow finished 1/9/2015
One that centers around a convention or conference
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a vacation

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon The Dragon's Tamer finished 1/3/2015
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon


message 8: by Krystal (last edited Feb 12, 2015 09:01AM) (new)

Krystal (crazylittlebookpage) | 105 comments Ohh I'm in for this I'm not sure how many I'll try and tie it in with other challenges though

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

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist is a government agent - Senate Proof 01/23/15
Protagonist is a ghost
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)
Protagonist is a crook - Remote 01/16/15

WHAT
Holiday in the title
Animal in the title
Weather in the title
Poison in the title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in England - The Mime Order 01/02/15
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set on an Island
Set on foreign soil (not America or England) - The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers 01/29/15
Historical novel Guilt 02/11/15

WHEN
One book set during any holiday
One that centers around a convention or conference The Fifth Gospel 02/10/15
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)- The Conspiracy of Us 01/12/15
One set during a vacation

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


message 9: by Ellie (last edited Jan 01, 2015 03:20PM) (new)

Ellie Oberth | 145 comments Cait wrote: "Awesome challenge! Quick question. Do we need to complete one whole set (a book in each of the question slots) before we begin another set? Or can we jump around between them?"

Hi Cait & Zuzana - yes, you can jump around between categories. The challenge doesn't have to be done in order!!


message 10: by Ellie (last edited Feb 23, 2015 09:28AM) (new)

Ellie Oberth | 145 comments As this is my challenge, I'm going big by trying for Newspaper Mogul: 25 books

22/25 Books read

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian Maid of Murder Amanda Flower
Protagonist is a government agent
Protagonist is a ghost Ghost Wanted Carolyn Hart
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc) Muzzled Eileen Brady Vet
Protagonist is a crook Nine Days Minerva Koenig

WHAT
Holiday in the title The Nightingale Before Christmas Donna Andrews
Animal in the title Catnapped Elaine Viet
Weather in the title Snow Way Out by Christine Husom
Poison in the title Biggie & The Poisoned Politician Nancy Bell
Title starts with the same letter as your last name Off Kilter Hannah Reed

WHERE
Set in England Murder At Honeychurch Hall Hannah Dennison
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc) A Crafty Christmas Mollie Cox Brayn (cruise ship)
Set on an Island Aloha Betrayedby Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain
Set on foreign soil (not America or England) Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints P.J. Brackston Set in Germany
Historical novel Murder at Westminster Abbey Amanda Carmach Set in 1559

WHEN
One book set during any holiday When Elves Attack by Tim Dorsey (Christmas)
One that centers around a convention or conference Death In Paradise by Kate Flora
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story White Corridor Christopher Fowler stranded in snowstorm
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery) The Invisible Code Christopher Fowler (need to solve before suspect leaves for conference)
One set during a vacation Shadows Of Death by Jeanne M. Dams

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon Hell on Wheels Sue Ann Jaffarian
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon Dead Between The Lines Denise Swanson
Gun/shooting is murder weapon Fatal Fortune Victoria Laurie
Blunt object is murder weapon Murder At The Brightwell Ashley Weaver
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon


message 11: by Barbara ★ (last edited Oct 11, 2015 05:42PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1777 comments Since we have a full year to find all of them, I'm going for Newspaper Mogul

READ: 17/25

WHO
✔Protagonist is a librarian ~ A Bone to Pick - Charlaine Harris 1/11
✔Protagonist is a government agent ~ Street Game - Christine Feehan 9/14
Protagonist is a ghost: ~
✔Protagonist works with animals ~ The Search - Nora Roberts 4/9
✔Protagonist is a crook ~ Red Seas Under Red Skies - Scott Lynch 1/11
A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden, #2) by Charlaine Harris Street Game (GhostWalkers, #8) by Christine Feehan The Search by Nora Roberts Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2) by Scott Lynch

WHAT
Holiday in the title ~
Animal in the title ~
Weather in the title ~
Poison in the title ~
✔Title starts with S ~ Scarlet - Jordan Summers 2/7
Scarlet (Dead World, #2) by Jordan Summers

WHERE
✔Set in England ~ If You Give a Rake a Ruby - Shana Galen 2/22
✔NOT set on land ~ Her Sky Cowboy - Beth Ciotta (in a zeppelin) 2/13
✔Set on an Island ~ Moloka'i - Alan Brennert 1/18
✔Set on foreign soil ~ Endsinger - Jay Kristoff (Japan) 3/18
✔Historical novel ~ Blood of Tyrants - Naomi Novik 1/24
If You Give a Rake a Ruby (Jewels of the Ton, #2) by Shana Galen Her Sky Cowboy (The Glorious Victorious Darcys, #1) by Beth Ciotta Moloka'i by Alan Brennert Endsinger (The Lotus War, #3) by Jay Kristoff Blood of Tyrants (Temeraire, #8) by Naomi Novik

WHEN
✔Set during any holiday ~ Festive in Death - J.D. Robb (Christmas) 2/16
✔Centers around a convention or conference ~ So Damn Lucky - Deborah Coonts 3/8
✔Bad weather plays big role in story ~ Water Bound - Christine Feehan (tidalwave) 2/16
The protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery) ~
One set during a vacation ~
Festive in Death (In Death, #39) by J.D. Robb So Damn Lucky (Lucky O'Toole #3) by Deborah Coonts Water Bound (Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart, #1) by Christine Feehan

HOW
(Method of Murder)
✔Poison is murder weapon ~ Lucky Stiff - Deborah Coonts 2/16
✔Knife/stabbing is murder weapon ~ Optical Delusions in Deadwood - Ann Charles 1/1
✔Gun/shooting is murder weapon ~ You Can't Hide - Karen Rose 2/7
Blunt object is murder weapon ~
✔Rope/strangulation is murder weapon ~ Faithful Place - Tana French 3/4
Lucky Stiff (Lucky O'Toole #2) by Deborah Coonts Optical Delusions in Deadwood (Deadwood, #2) by Ann Charles You Can't Hide (Romantic Suspense, #5) by Karen Rose Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3) by Tana French


message 12: by Jennifer (last edited Jan 29, 2015 06:18PM) (new)

Jennifer Oberth | 48 comments I love this challenge! (And not just because I gave you a couple of ideas :) )

I'm going for Columnist (10 books/2 from each category) but I reserve the right to level up as necessary!

WHO (1 of 2 COMPLETED)
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist is a government agent
Protagonist is a ghost - Skeleton Takes a Bow (#2) by Leigh Perry (01/10/15)
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)
Protagonist is a crook

WHAT
Holiday in the title
Animal in the title
Weather in the title
Poison in the title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE (2 of 2 COMPLETED)
Set in England - Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks (01/27/15)
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set on an Island
Set on foreign soil (not America or England) - Except the Dying (My Review) by Maureen Jennings (01/08/15) (set in Canada) (Note to self: rope to strangle and Historical)
Historical novel

WHEN (1 of 2 COMPLETED)
One book set during any holiday
One that centers around a convention or conference
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery) - Armed and Outrageous by Marilyn Johns (1/28/15) (I did NOT like this book at all. The author didn't really use the clock to create suspense but time was very crucial to solving the mystery.)
One set during a vacation

HOW (3 of 2 COMPLETED)
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon - Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs (01/29/15)
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon - Skeleton In the Family (#1) by Leigh Perry (01/06/15)
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon - Mousetrap (My review) by Agatha Christie (01/01/15)

Read That Old Flame of Mine by J.J. Cook (01/22/15) - NOT SURE WHERE TO PLACE IT


message 13: by Kme_17 (last edited Apr 05, 2015 07:05PM) (new)

Kme_17 | 543 comments sounds good going for Newspaper Mogul: 25 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist is a government agent
Protagonist is a ghost

Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)Unsaid
Unsaid by Neil Abramson
Protagonist is a crook

WHAT
Holiday in the title
Animal in the title
Weather in the title
Poison in the title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name Murder, Plain and Simple
Murder, Plain and Simple (Amish Shop Quilt Mysteries #1) by Isabella Alan

WHERE
Set in England The Jane Austen Marriage Manual
The Jane Austen Marriage Manual by Kim Izzo

NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set on an Island

Set on foreign soil (not America or England)Dragonfly in Amber
Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2) by Diana Gabaldon

Historical novel -Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

WHEN
One book set during any holiday
One that centers around a convention or conference
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a vacation

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


message 14: by NayNay (last edited May 12, 2015 09:11AM) (new)

NayNay REPORTER CHALLENGE:
Duration:
January 1/15 - December 31/15

Newspaper Mogul: 25 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
For the Love of Books by Donna Reimel Robinson For the Love of Books by Donna Reimel Robinson 02/13/15 ***
Protagonist is a government agent
Over the Line (The Bodyguards, #4) by Cindy Gerard Over the Line by Cindy Gerard 01/03/15 **** (Army Ranger)
Protagonist is a ghost
Things Half in Shadow by Alan Finn Things Half in Shadow by Alan Finn 02/08/15 *****
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)
'Til Death Do Us Part Blackwood's Woman\Roarke's Wife by Beverly Barton Til Death Do Us Part: Blackwood's Woman\Roarke's Wife
by Beverly Barton
02/07/15 ****
Protagonist is a crook
Ten Beach Road (Ten Beach Road, #1) by Wendy Wax Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax 04/24/15 ***

WHAT
Holiday in the title
Animal in the title
Lone Wolf Standing (Men of Wolf Creek, #3) by Carla Cassidy Lone Wolf Standing by Carla Cassidy 03/29/15 ****
Weather in the title
Cold Cold Heart by Tami Hoag Cold, Cold Heart by Tami Hoag 02/03/15 ****
Poison in the title
Poison, Your Grace (Simon & Elizabeth, #2) by Peg Herring Poison, Your Grace by Peg Herring 04/17/15 ****
Title starts with the same letter as your last name
The Prey (Predator Trilogy, #1) by Allison Brennan The Prey by Allison Brennan 01/08/15 ****

WHERE
Set in England
Queen Elizabeth I by J.E. Neale Queen Elizabeh I by J.E. Neale 01/02/15 *** (London)
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Sea Scoundrel (Knave of Hearts #1) by Annette Blair Sea Scoundrel by Annette Blake 01/18/15 ***
Set on an Island
All the Flowers in Shanghai by Duncan Jepson All the Flowers in Shanghai by Ducan Jepson 01/29/15 ***
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
One Secret Summer by Lesley Lokko One Secret Summer by Lesley Lokko 01/07/15 ****
Historical novel
The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo 01/05/15 *****

WHEN
One book set during any holiday
You're Not You by Michelle Wildgen You're Not You by Michelle Wildgen 01/27/15 ****
One that centers around a convention or conference
Beyond Belief by Helen Smith Beyond Belief by Helen Smith 03/31/15 *** (conference)
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
Tristan and Iseult by J.D. Smith Tristan and Iseult by J.D. Smith 02/06/15 ****
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Dark Fire (Matthew Shardlake, #2) by C.J. Sansom Dark Fire by C.J. Sansom 01/09/15 *****
One set during a vacation
The Guest Book by Marybeth Whalen The Guest Book by Marybeth Whalen 01/04/15 ****

HOW
Poison is murder weapon
Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1) by C.J. Sansom Dissolution by C.J. Sansom 01/01/15 *****
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
The I-5 Killer by Ann Rule The I-5 Killer by Ann Rule 01/06/15 ***
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Tragic Beauty The Lost 1914 Memoirs of Evelyn Nesbit by Evelyn Nesbit Tragic Beauty: The Lost 1914 Memoirs of Evelyn Nesbit by Evelyn Nesbit 01/06/15 ***
Blunt object is murder weapon
Under the Wire (The Bodyguards, #5) by Cindy Gerard Under the Wire by Cindy Gerard 01/15/15 ****
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon
The Price of Blood (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy, #2) by Patricia Bracewell The Price of Blood by Patricia Bracewell 02/09/15 *****


message 15: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 145 comments Congrats to Jennifer & Nay Nay for already reading 1 book for my challenge. At this rate - you'll be finished in no time!!!


message 16: by JenniferJ (last edited Jan 04, 2015 07:30PM) (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments Newspaper Mogul READ: 0/25

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist is a government agent
Protagonist is a ghost
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)
Protagonist is a crook

WHAT
Holiday in the title
Animal in the title
Weather in the title
Poison in the title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in England
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set on an Island
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Historical novel

WHEN
One book set during any holiday
One that centers around a convention or conference
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a vacation

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


message 17: by Joni (last edited Jun 29, 2015 03:53PM) (new)

Joni  | 89 comments 1/1/15-12/31/15
0/25

Cub reporter: 5 books ..1 from each category

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist is a government agent
Protagonist is a ghost
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)
Protagonist is a crook
The Last Kind Words (Terrier Rand, #1) by Tom Piccirilli Tom Piccirilli


WHAT
Holiday in the title
Animal in the title
Weather in the title
Poison in the title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name
Hangman (Abbie Kearney, #2) by Stephan Talty

WHERE
Set in England
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set on an Island
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Raven Black (Shetland, #1) by Ann Cleeves
Historical novel

WHEN
One book set during any holiday
One that centers around a convention or conference
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a vacation

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
The Whites by Harry Brandt
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
The King of Lies by John Hart
Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon
My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh


message 18: by Nell (last edited Dec 30, 2015 05:37AM) (new)

Nell | 432 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:
Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Progress: 23 books

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category) - DONE 1/29/15
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category) - DONE 4/03/15
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category) -DONE 11/28/15
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category) DONE 12/29/15
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books 12/29/15

WHO - Protagonist
Librarian - Aurora Teagarden, Real Murders by Charlaine Harris 4/03/15
Government agent - Maggie Hope, Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal 12/29/15
Ghost - Bailey Ruth, Ghost at Work by Carolyn Hart 11/28/15
Works with animals - Grace Wilde, Horse of a Different Killer by Laura Morrigan 3/05/15
Crook

Horse of a Different Killer (Call of the Wilde #3) by Laura Morrigan Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mystery, #1) by Charlaine Harris Ghost at Work (Bailey Ruth, #1) by Carolyn Hart Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope, #1) by Susan Elia MacNeal

WHAT - Title
Holiday
Animal - Murder of the Cat's Meow by Denise Swanson 1/25/15
Weather - A Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet 2/17/15
Poison - Lye in Wait by Cricket McRae 5/18/15
Starts with T - A Tiger's Tale by Laura Morrigan 2/10/15

Murder of the Cat's Meow (A Scumble River Mystery, #15) by Denise Swanson A Tiger's Tale (Call of the Wilde #2) by Laura Morrigan A Fatal Winter (A Max Tudor Mystery, #2) by G.M. Malliet Lye in Wait (Home Crafting Mystery, #1) by Cricket McRae

WHERE - Setting
England
- A Bicycle Built For Murder by Kate Kingsbury 3/01/15
NOT set on land (cruise ship) - Murder of a Needled Knitter by Denise Swanson 2/02/15
Island - Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran 3/30/15
Foreign soil - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 1/04/15
Historical novel - Murder in Murray Hill by Victoria Thompson 4/14/15

The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simsion Murder of a Needled Knitter (A Scumble River Mystery, #17) by Denise Swanson A Bicycle Built For Murder (Manor House Mysteries, #1) by Kate Kingsbury Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran Murder in Murray Hill (Gaslight Mystery, #16) by Victoria Thompson

WHEN
Holiday
(Christmas) - Murder of a Stacked Librarian by Denise Swanson 1/29/15
Convention or conference - Dying for a Cupcake by Denise Swanson 4/10/15
Dark & Stormy night (blizzard) – Circle of Influence by Annette Dashofy 3/18/15
Beat the clock - Lowcountry Bordello by Susan M. Boyer 11/18/15
Vacation - Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver 7/19/15

Murder of a Stacked Librarian (A Scumble River Mystery, #16) by Denise Swanson Circle of Influence (Zoe Chambers Mysteries, #1) by Annette Dashofy Dying for a Cupcake A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery by Denise Swanson Murder at the Brightwell (Amory Ames Mystery, #1) by Ashley Weaver Lowcountry Bordello (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #4) by Susan M. Boyer

HOW - Method
Poison - Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon 1/08/15
Knife/stabbing - Night She Died, The by Dorothy Simpson 1/18/15
Gun/shooting - Woof at the Door by Laura Morrigan 1/22/15
Blunt object - Rebel Without a Cake by Jacklyn Brady 2/08/15
Rope/strangulation - A Bicycle Built For Murder by Kate Kingsbury 3/01/15

Guidebook to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon Night She Died, The by Dorothy Simpson Woof at the Door (Call of the Wilde #1) by Laura Morrigan Rebel Without a Cake (A Piece of Cake Mystery, #5) by Jacklyn Brady A Bicycle Built For Murder (Manor House Mysteries, #1) by Kate Kingsbury


message 19: by Nancy (last edited Dec 31, 2015 09:58PM) (new)

Nancy (nancyhelen) | 386 comments I'll have a go too. I'll go for Newspaper Mogul

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

Managed to Read: 22/25

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass - 11.3.15 ★★
Protagonist is a government agent
The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson - 26.1.5 ★★★ (FBI)
Protagonist is a ghost
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater - 14.6.15 ★★★★★
Protagonist is a crook
Pao by Kerry Young - 31.1.15 ★★★

WHAT
Holiday in the title
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham - 6.6.15 ★★
Animal in the title
Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith - 8.4.15 ★★★★
Weather in the title
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss - 21.2.15 ★★★★★
Poison in the title
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens - 13.2.15 ★★★★★
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in England
The Remains of the Living by Ian Church - 8.1.15 ★
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Better World by Autumn Kalquist - 3.10.15 ★★★
Set on an Island
The Lady of Sorrows by Anne Zouroudi - 3.2.15 ★★★★
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
The Chinese Bell Murders by Robert Van Gulik - 9.1.15 ★★★
Historical novel
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup - 7.1.15 ★★★★


WHEN
One book set during any holiday
Through a Glass, Darkly by Jostein Gaarder - 22.4.15 ★★★ (Christmas)
One that centers around a convention or conference
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
Joyland by Stephen King - 17.3.15 ★★★
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie - 28.4.15 ★★★★
One set during a vacation
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - 27.3.15 ★★★★

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Hide and Seek by Ian Rankin - 15.2.15 ★★★
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters - 4.1.15 ★★★★
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Agent 6 by Tom Rob Smith - 6.2.15 ★★★
Blunt object is murder weapon
St. Peter's Fair by Ellis Peters - 19.6.15 ★★★★
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon
Knots & Crosses by Ian Rankin - 4.2.15 ★★★


message 20: by Kimberly (last edited Jan 02, 2015 05:59PM) (new)

Kimberly (whatkreads) Reporter Challenge
Duration: 1/1/15-12/13/15
Level: Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)


WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist is a government agent
Protagonist is a ghost
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)
Protagonist is a crook

WHAT
Holiday in the title
Animal in the title
Weather in the title
Poison in the title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in England
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set on an Island
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Historical novel

WHEN
One book set during any holiday
One that centers around a convention or conference
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a vacation

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


message 21: by Nell (last edited Jan 03, 2015 04:16AM) (new)

Nell | 432 comments Is a government agent anyone who works for the government including law enforcement (police/FBI)? Or did you have something more specific in mind (such as a spy, coroner, et al.)?


message 22: by Kattibrie (last edited Jan 03, 2015 04:23AM) (new)

Kattibrie | 102 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:

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



Newspaper Mogul: 25 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist is a government agent
Protagonist is a ghost
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)
Protagonist is a crook

WHAT
Holiday in the title
Animal in the title
Weather in the title
Poison in the title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in England
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set on an Island
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Historical novel

WHEN
One book set during any holiday
One that centers around a convention or conference
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a vacation

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


message 23: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Oberth | 48 comments I've got a question, Mom. When you say "Protagonist is a ghost", does it count that the secondary main character is a skeleton? Who, according to the back of the book, will be attempting to solve his own murder. (Skeleton in the Family by Leigh Perry)
A Skeleton in the Family (Family Skeleton Mystery #1) by Leigh Perry

Thank you!


message 24: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 145 comments Nell wrote: "Is a government agent anyone who works for the government including law enforcement (police/FBI)? Or did you have something more specific in mind (such as a spy, coroner, et al.)?"

Hi Nell - I meant government agent like Secret Service, FBI, CIA, NSA - any 3 letter agency. Not local like a cop or sheriff or coroner. Hope this clears it up!


message 25: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 145 comments Jennifer wrote: "I've got a question, Mom. When you say "Protagonist is a ghost", does it count that the secondary main character is a skeleton? Who, according to the back of the book, will be attempting to solve h..."

Hi Jenny
I define a ghost as someone who has died/is dead and returns. So a skeleton would count in that category, as would a vampire.


message 26: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Oberth | 48 comments Ellie wrote: "Jennifer wrote: "I've got a question, Mom. When you say "Protagonist is a ghost", does it count that the secondary main character is a skeleton? Who, according to the back of the book, will be atte..."

Yeah! Off to edit my post and add Sid the Skeleton as currently reading...


message 27: by Bev (last edited Apr 13, 2015 08:14PM) (new)

Bev | 51 comments I'm in! Starting with Cub Reporter.

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category) *met 4/5/15
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

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist is a government agent: Murder in the Wind by John D. MacDonald (4/13/15)
Protagonist is a ghost
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)
Protagonist is a crook: Ride the Pink Horse by Dorothy B. Hughes (1/3/15)

WHAT
Holiday in the title
Animal in the title
Weather in the title
Poison in the title: Poison Jasmine by Clyde B. Clason (4/5/15)
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in England: The Case of the Painted Girl by Frank King (1/5/15)
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc): Death Over Deep Water by Simon Nash [cruise ship] (2/8/15)
Set on an Island
Set on foreign soil (not America or England): A Dead Man in Trieste by Michael Pearce (1/27/15)
Historical novel

WHEN
One book set during any holiday
One that centers around a convention or conference
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story: Panic by Helen McCloy (2/22/15)
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a vacation

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon: Death & Mr. Prettyman by Kenneth Giles (3/6/15)
Gun/shooting is murder weapon: A Dead Man in Istanbul by Michael Pearce (1/14/15)
Blunt object is murder weapon: Death of a Dwarf by Harold Kemp (1/25/15)
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon: Night Train to Paris by Manning Coles (3/14/15)


message 28: by Joy (new)

Joy (jlshall) | 2 comments Hi there! Just discovered the Challenge Factory and the Reporter's Challenge. I never could resist a good reading challenge, and this one sounds great. I'll be trying for Cub Reporter, at least to start.

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

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist is a government agent
Protagonist is a ghost
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)
Protagonist is a crook

WHAT
Holiday in the title
Animal in the title
Weather in the title
Poison in the title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in England
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set on an Island
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Historical novel

WHEN
One book set during any holiday
One that centers around a convention or conference
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a vacation

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

* * * * * * * * *


message 29: by Lisa (last edited Jun 06, 2015 09:30AM) (new)

Lisa REPORTER CHALLENGE:
1/1/15-12/31/15


Newspaper Mogul: 25 books

WHO
1. The Forbidden Library 1-18-15
2. The Book Of Ivy 2-15-15
3. Twilight Prisoner 1-3-15
4. The Ever After Bird 3-9-15
5. No Parking At The End Times 4-24-15

WHAT
1. The Dogs of Christmas 5-29-15
2. Blackbird 1-9-15
3. The Haunting of Sunshine Girl 5-2-15
4. Poison Study 2-19-15
5. Just a Drop Of Water 3-28-15

WHERE
1. The Year of the Rat 1-15-15
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
3. The Raft 3-7-15
4. Three Days 1-28-15
5. Give Me Liberty 1-14-15

WHEN
1. To All the Boys I've Loved Before 1-25-15
2. Rush Revere and the American Revolution 3-2-15
3. Pegasus 1-23-15
4. The Darkest Part of the Forest 1-27-15
5. Brown Girl Dreaming 2-28-15

HOW
(Method of Murder)
1. Castle Behind Thorns 3-11-15
2. Property 1-9-15
3. Compulsion 2-6-15
4. Alone Yet Not Alone 2-20-15
5. The Grimm Conclusion 1-5-15


message 30: by Fairlee (new)

Fairlee Corkran | 58 comments news anchor


message 31: by Marla (last edited Apr 10, 2015 11:02PM) (new)

 Marla | 780 comments 2015 The Reporter's Challenge
Duration: 1/1/15 - 12/31/15
Level: Columnist
Progress: 10 of 10
Completed: 4/8/15

Story #1
WHO ~ Protagonist works with animals ~ Dog Walker
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Leviathan (1/17/15)

WHAT ~ Title starts with the same letter as your last name
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture by Ross King 3/9/15

WHERE ~ Set in England
London Belongs to the Alchemist by Stephen Henning 2/16/15

WHEN ~ One set during a vacation
Indelible by Karin Slaughter (1/11/15)

HOW ~ Knife/stabbing is murder weapon & Gun/shooting is murder weapon
(Method of Murder)
The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore (1/8/15)

Story #2
WHO ~ Protagonist is a government agent
Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (2/4/15)

WHAT ~ Animal in the title
On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony (4/8/15)

WHERE ~ Set on an Island
Cloud Nine by Luanne Rice (2/11/15)

WHEN ~ One where the protagonist has to beat the clock - Souls' Night
Ghost Hunter by Michelle Paver (1/24/15)

HOW ~ Poison is murder weapon
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (1/18/15)



message 32: by Anu (last edited Apr 17, 2015 08:12PM) (new)

Anu | 22 comments I'm in! I'm going to start with cub reporter and work my way up

REPORTER CHALLENGE:

1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

Status : 5/5 Completed on 19 March 2015

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


WHO
✔ Protagonist is a crook : The Book Thief by Markus Zusak(3/19) ★★★

WHAT
✔ Animal in the title :The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt(1/16) ★★★

WHERE
✔ Set on foreign soil (not America or England) : The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (1/30) ★★

WHEN
✔ One that centers around a convention or conference : Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas by Edward Klein (1/19) ★★★

HOW
(Method of Murder)
✔ Rope/strangulation is murder weapon : The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty (1/12) ★★★


The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt Blood Feud The Clintons vs. the Obamas by Edward Klein The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


message 33: by Jessica (last edited Jan 17, 2015 10:28AM) (new)

Jessica | 8 comments startedon 1/1/15, just took a while to get it organized nd pretty hahaha.

UPDATED 1/17
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books
12/25



WHO
Protagonist is a librarian-The Librarian Principle-1/2
Protagonist is a government agent
Protagonist is a ghost
Protagonist works with animals Worth the Risk ARC 1/16
Protagonist is a crook Never Far Away 1/15

WHAT
Holiday in the title The Billionaire's First Christmas 1/13
Animal in the title- Blind Wolf-1-4
Weather in the title Love So Hot 1/12
Poison in the title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name DEFY ME 1/8 D

WHERE
Set in England
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set on an Island-Unexpected Treasure-1/3
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Historical novel The Summer Garden 1/8

WHEN
One book set during any holiday
One that centers around a convention or conference
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock- Kane's Mate-1/4
One set during a vacation

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon-Kick-1/5
Gun/shooting is murder weapon-The Sweet Gum Tree-1/4
Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon



message 34: by Book Concierge (last edited Feb 15, 2015 09:33AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2320 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE
Begins: 01Jan15 / Ends: 31Dec15



LEVEL- Columnist: 2 books from each category

10/10 completed

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian - The Camel Bookmobile ✔ – 04Feb15
Protagonist is a government agent
Protagonist is a ghost
Protagonist works with animals The New Yorkers ✔ – 13 Feb 15
Protagonist is a crook

WHAT
Holiday in the title
Animal in the title - The Elephant Whisperer ✔ – 08 Jan 15
Weather in the title - STORM - Firestorm ✔ – 07 Feb 15
Poison in the title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in England - 1984 ✔ – 02 Jan 15
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set on an Island
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Historical novel - Leeway Cottage ✔ – 03 Jan 15

WHEN
Set during any holiday - Christmas - Sugar Cookie Murder ✔ – 06 Jan 15
One that centers around a convention or conference
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role - The Bartender's Tale ✔ – 15Jan15
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a vacation

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing - Mistress of the Art of Death ✔ – 17 Jan 15
Gun/shooting - Grace Under Pressure ✔ – 24 Jan 15
Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon


message 35: by Bev (new)

Bev | 51 comments I've got two done!


message 36: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Oberth | 48 comments Congrats, Bev - I've got two done, too!


message 37: by Bev (new)

Bev | 51 comments Jennifer wrote: "Congrats, Bev - I've got two done, too!"

We're zooming right along!


message 38: by Whitney (last edited Jan 10, 2015 05:18PM) (new)

Whitney (whitters23) | 10 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE
Jan 1 - Dec 31 2015

Level: Columnist (2 Books from each category)
Completed 2/10

Who
1. ✔The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - Protagonist works with animals (a shepherd) --- Jan 10th 2015 --- 2★

What

Where

When

How
1. ✔Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - (view spoiler) --- Jan 7th 2015 --- 4★

Books Read
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho


message 39: by Debbie (Doc) (last edited Mar 21, 2015 07:45PM) (new)

Debbie (Doc) | 1496 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE
Jan 1 - Dec 31 2015

Level: Editor (4 Books from each category)
Completed 14/20

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
✔Protagonist is a government agent It Happened One Wedding 1/1
Protagonist is a ghost
✔Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)Red Dirt Heart 1/20
✔Protagonist is a crook No Place to Run 1/31

WHAT
Holiday in the title
Animal in the title
Weather in the title
Poison in the title
✔Title starts with the same letter as your last name -The Witness1/13

WHERE -COMPLETED 4/4
✔Set in England Rush1/12
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
✔Set on an Island The Darkest Hour1/22
✔Set on foreign soil (not America or England)Love is a Stranger 1/6
✔Historical novel Never Turn Away1/29

WHEN
✔One book set during any holiday The Scarpetta Factor 2/16
One that centers around a convention or conference
✔One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story Sticks & Stones 1/13
✔One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery) - Betrayal in Death 1/29
One set during a vacation

HOW
(Method of Murder)
✔Poison is murder weapon - Dust 2/19
✔Knife/stabbing is murder weapon Raphael 1/15
✔Gun/shooting is murder weapon Judgment in Death 1/18
Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon


message 40: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 145 comments You guys are putting me to shame! Congrats on your progress so early in the year!!!!


message 41: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 8 comments Would hot be ok to use for weather?


message 42: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 145 comments Jessica wrote: "Would hot be ok to use for weather?"

Absolutely!!


message 43: by Mave (new)

Mave | 192 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE
Jan 1 - Dec 31 2015

Level: Newspaper Mogul
Completed 0/25



WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist is a government agent
Protagonist is a ghost
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)
Protagonist is a crook

WHAT
Holiday in the title
Animal in the title
Weather in the title
Poison in the title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in England
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set on an Island
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Historical novel

WHEN
One book set during any holiday
One that centers around a convention or conference
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a vacation

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


message 44: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Oberth | 48 comments Hi Sharon - we've got almost eleven and a half months left, you can still do it! I'm hoping to promote myself from columnist to anchor level - in which case we'll even each other out. Good luck!


message 45: by DianaC (last edited Jan 21, 2015 07:26PM) (new)

DianaC S (sparkly) | 7 comments DianaC's REPORTERs CHALLENGE 2015:
Who? What? Where? When? How? Why? – because it’s fun to read!
I’m a Columnist 1/10 Read

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist is a government agent
Protagonist is a ghost
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)
Protagonist is a crook

WHAT
Holiday in the title
Animal in the title
Weather in the title
Poison in the title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in England
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set on an Island
Set on foreign soil - French Pastry Murder , by Leslie Meier 1/15/15
Historical novel

WHEN
One book set during any holiday
One that centers around a convention or conference
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a vacation

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

French Pastry Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #21) by Leslie Meier


message 46: by Laila Jane (last edited Apr 17, 2015 04:14PM) (new)

Laila Jane (axlilxlala) | 318 comments Reporter Challenge


***COMPLETE***

Goal: News Anchor - 3 books each category (15/15 books)
January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015

WHO - COMPLETE
1. Protagonist is a librarian
   The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers (04/14/15)
2. Protagonist is a government agent
   Collateral Damage by Katie Klein (02/21/15)
3. Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)
   Chasing McCree by J.C. Isabella (03/12/15)

The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers Collateral Damage (Cross My Heart, #2) by Katie Klein Chasing McCree (Chasing McCree, #1) by J.C. Isabella

WHAT - COMPLETE
1. Holiday in the title
   Valentine by Samantha Young (04/03/15)
2. Animal in the title
   Phoenix: The Rising by Bette Maybee (01/17/15)
3. Title starts with the same letter as your last name
   Skygods by Sarah Latchaw (01/06/15)

Valentine (On Dublin Street, #5.5) by Samantha Young Phoenix The Rising by Bette Maybee Skygods (Hydraulic, #2) by Sarah Latchaw

WHERE - COMPLETE
1. Set in England
   No Reverse by Marion Croslydon (01/10/15)
2. Set on an Island
   Illusion by J.S. Cooper (01/23/15)
3. Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
   A Husband's Regret by Natasha Anders (01/09/15)

No Reverse (Second Chances, #1) by Marion Croslydon Illusion (Swept Away, #1) by J.S. Cooper A Husband's Regret (Unwanted, #2) by Natasha Anders

WHEN - COMPLETE
1. One book set during any holiday
   Faking It by Cora Carmack (02/12/15)
2. One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
   Until You by Penelope Douglas (01/28/15)
3. One set during a vacation
   Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert (01/20/15)

Faking It (Losing It, #2) by Cora Carmack Until You (Fall Away, #1.5) by Penelope Douglas Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert

HOW - COMPLETE
(Method of Murder)
1. Poison is murder weapon
   Very Bad Things by Susan McBride (02/23/15)
2. Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
   A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (02/28/15)
3. Gun/shooting is murder weapon
   Rowdy by Jay Crownover (02/17/15)

Very Bad Things by Susan McBride A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin Rowdy (Marked Men, #5) by Jay Crownover


message 47: by Jacki (last edited Dec 28, 2015 03:53PM) (new)

Jacki | 157 comments I'm in! Will add books as I read them :)


Level I'm on::

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)Finished 2/17/2015
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)Finished 3/27/2015
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)Finished 6/18/2015
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)Finished 11/27/2015
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books

WHO (5/5)
Protagonist is a librarian11/22/63 - Sadie
Protagonist is a government agentCode Name Verity
Protagonist is a ghost In the Shadow of Blackbirds-Stephen
Protagonist works with animals (vet) Storm Born-Kiyo
Protagonist is a crook Sins & Needles - Ellie

WHAT (5/5)
Holiday in the title A Christmas Carol-12/28/2015
Animal in the titleLion Heart
Weather in the title Snow Like Ashes
Poison in the titlePoison
Title starts with the same letter as your last nameReconstructing Amelia

WHERE (5/5)
Set in EnglandThe Mime Order
NOT set on land (spaceship)Ender's Game
Set on an IslandWe Were Liars
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
Historical novelRose Under Fire

WHEN (4/5)
One book set during any holidayLess Than Zeroset during Christmas Break
One that centers around a convention or conference
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story Monument 14(volcano eruption set off global weather changes - in particular massive hail storm in Colorado that wipes out a town and chemical weapons plant
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (main character has to last 88 days to beat a vampiric infection...is vampiric even a word? Who knows, I like it)
One set during a vacation Between the Spark and the BurnBook takes place over winter vacation; Finished 10/10/2015

HOW (5/5)
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weaponHeart's Blood
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon Dangerous Girls
Gun/shooting is murder weapon The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
Blunt object is murder weaponBatBlueberry Muffin Murder
Rope/strangulation is murder weaponFaithful Place

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2) by Samantha Shannon Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1) by Sara Raasch Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1) by Elizabeth Wein Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight Persepolis The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1-2) by Marjane Satrapi Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3) by Tana French Rose Under Fire (Code Name Verity, #2) by Elizabeth Wein Monument 14 (Monument 14, #1) by Emmy Laybourne 11/22/63 by Stephen King The Romanov Sisters The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1) by Orson Scott Card Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swensen, #3) by Joanne Fluke Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy, #1) by Karina Halle Lion Heart (Scarlet, #3) by A.C. Gaughen Poison by Bridget Zinn Between the Spark and the Burn (Between, #2) by April Genevieve Tucholke Storm Born (Dark Swan #1) by Richelle Mead In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


message 48: by Rosa (last edited Aug 12, 2015 11:04AM) (new)

Rosa I'll try for columnist edit: since I'm already done and it's only march I'll try for a promotion and see how far up I can climb

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian - Five Minutes Late by Rich Amooi (3/11)
Protagonist is a government agent - Hard Spell by Justin Gustainis 2/27
Protagonist is a ghost - Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire (8/4)
Protagonist works with animals -Half-Off Ragnarok 1/15
Protagonist is a crook - Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep (5/19)

Five Minutes Late by Rich Amooi Hard Spell (Occult Crimes Unit Investigation #1) by Justin Gustainis Sparrow Hill Road (Ghost Stories, #1) by Seanan McGuire Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid, #3) by Seanan McGuire Cold Burn of Magic (Black Blade #1) by Jennifer Estep

WHAT
Holiday in the title - Hallowe'en Party 2/21
Animal in the title - Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris (3/9)
Weather in the title - Any Port in a Storm by Elaine Orr (7/9)
Poison in the title - Heart of Venom 2/19
Title starts with the same letter as your last name - Knife Skills by Julie Adler (6/19/15)

Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris Any Port in a Storm (A Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery #4) by Elaine Orr Heart of Venom (Elemental Assassin, #9) by Jennifer Estep Knife Skills (Trudi Wells Cozy Mystery Series #1) by Julie Adler

WHERE
Set in England - Murder by Mudpack 2/7
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc) - Fortune's Pawn by Rachel Bach (Spaceship) (3/18)
Set on an Island - Hot Property by Susanne O'Leary (3/10) (Ireland)
Set on foreign soil (not America or England) - The Case of the Lamp That Went Out by Auguste Groner (Austria) (4/16)
Historical novel - The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie (1922) (5/10)

Murder by Mudpack by J.G. Goodhind Fortune's Pawn (Paradox, #1) by Rachel Bach Hot Property by Susanne O'Leary The Case of the Lamp That Went Out by Auguste Groner The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence, #1) by Agatha Christie

WHEN
One book set during any holiday - The Ghost of Christmas Past by J.G. Goodhind (6/9/15)
One that centers around a convention or conference - Death in Paradise by Kate Flora (8/12/15)
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story - Let It Snow (Blizzard) (3/3)
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock - The Grendel Affair (2/18)
One set during a vacation - A Caribbean Mystery (3/25)

The Ghost of Christmas Past (A Honey Driver Murder Mystery Book 8) by J.G. Goodhind Death in Paradise (Thea Kozak, #5) by Kate Flora Let It Snow by John Green The Grendel Affair (SPI Files, #1) by Lisa Shearin A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple, #10) by Agatha Christie

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon Miss Marple Omnibus Vol 1 2/5
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon Poirot: The Complete Ariadne Oliver, Vol. 1 2/16
Gun/shooting is murder weapon Hazardous Duty (4/5)
Blunt object is murder weapon - Murder on the Hill by Kennedy Chase (6/7/15)
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon Heat Wave (4/9)

Miss Marple Omnibus Vol 1 (Body in the Library / Moving Finger / Murder is Announced / 4 50 from Paddington) by Agatha Christie Poirot The Complete Ariadne Oliver, Vol. 1 (Hercule Poirot & Ariadne Oliver Omnibus, #1) by Agatha Christie Hazardous Duty by Christy Barritt Murder on the Hill (Harley Hill Mysteries, #1) by Kennedy Chase Heat Wave (Nikki Heat, #1) by Richard Castle


message 49: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2320 comments Question about WHAT - Weather word in title

Can the word be embedded ... example: "Storm" in Firestorm


message 50: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 145 comments Book Concierge wrote: "Question about WHAT - Weather word in title

Can the word be embedded ... example: "Storm" in Firestorm"


Absolutely. If it's a part of the word, that counts, yes.


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