Wednesday, December 22, 2010



I have changed a few things regarding my first Challenge.
I received some good tips from fellow bloggers and I decided to go with it. If you have already signed up, please leave another comment below. Thanks!


  • Challenge runs from January 1 - December 31, 2011. Sign up ends February 1, 2011.
  • Read A-I, J-P or Q-Z. You choose. The letter group you choose must be the last name of the author. (i.e= S for John Sandford).
  • Mystery genre can include Cozy, Suspense, Thriller, or Noir. All Adult novels please.
  • Leave a comment if you would like to sign up. I am getting rid of Mr. Linky.
  • Write a post about this challenge and which group/s you pick. You can list the authors you choose or do it as you go.
  • When you post your reviews, mention this challenge and link back to this sign up post.
  • Sign up for my Giveaway below! You must be a follower, reside in the U.S and post about this challenge. I would appreciate it if you would sign up but it is not a requirement. I would like the help in spreading the word.
  • Winner will be announced January 11, 2011.

I will be choosing the A-I portion of the alphabet to start!
If I do well, I will continue on!
Some of the authors I am interested in are Nancy Atherton, Lawrence Block, Benjamin Black, Lee Child, Diane Mott Davidson, just to name few. I am shooting for authors I have never read before. !

Thank you to Touchstone Books (Simon and Schuster) for sending me 2 copies of this new mystery to give away to one of my readers.

If you liked the shows 24 and The X Files (2 of MY favorites!),
this book would be right up your alley.

Gideon's War by Howard Gordon
Release Date January 11, 2011

Howard Gordon—the longtime executive producer of the hit TV series 24—makes his fiction debut with a tale of political intrigue and international terrorism. Gideon Davis has just 48 hours to bring his rogue agent brother in—before a twisted global conspiracy turns deadly.

GIDEON DAVIS, whose behind-the-scenes negotiating skills have earned him the role of peacemaker in conflicts around the globe, knows more about hush-hush discussions in Capitol corridors than he does about hand-to-hand combat. But his more practical, tactical skills come into play when he's called on by family friend and government bigwig Earl Parker to chaperone a rogue agent from Southeast Asia to D.C. The agent, Tillman Davis, has promised to turn himself in— but only to his brother, Gideon.

Although the two brothers have been estranged for years, Gideon cannot fathom how his brother could have turned into so ruthless a man. But when the plan for Tillman's surrender goes awry and Earl Parker is taken hostage, Gideon is forced to embrace his dark side in order to evade hostile locals in war-torn Mohan to make his way to the Obelisk—the multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art oil rig that has been seized by terrorists led by Tillman himself. It is with the help of oil rig manager Kate Murphy that Gideon launches an unlikely one-man rescue.

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Jenny said...

Please enter me! =)

Here is my post:

Julie@My5monkeys said...

might do the challenge but enter me for the book.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Hi! I'd like to enter this challenge, and here's my post:

(click on my name for the URL)

I'm going to search my TBRs for possible "candidates" before deciding which part of the alphabet.

Tea said...

I'm going to try it. I like mysteries. I also like the way you have the authors' names split up too. I haven't chosen my letters yet. I think it's the one with the g or l. Maybe this is the same category. Need another look-see.

I have your button too, your regular button. Will come back for your challenge button. Thanks for allowing me to join.

Unknown said...

I'm in. Doing A-I. My post:

SueFitz said...

I'll be doing A-I


Yvonne said...

Sounds like fun. I'll be doing J-P.

Grilsgood said...

I lvoe mysteries, but I didn't see how many books to read in each part of the alphabet. I probably ready in excess of a 100 each year. I will start with A to I. I usually post in the links to

Ann said...

Yes, sign me up for the giveaway. I'll probably do the challenge as well, just don't have anywhere to post it.


Gina said...

Sounds like it's really coming of luck on the challenge everyone! ^_^

Marce said...

I am in Michelle, only need author options for letter (I)

kim in ohio said...

I love this challenge. I am in for the whole alphebet. thanks for doing this challenge
kim in ohio

Gregg said...

I'll give it a go. Sounds fun!

Click my name for URL

Birdie said...

Ooooh, I'd love to do this challenge. I've got to do some research and scrape together time for an intro post. I'll link to it as soon as I get it together. In the meantime, please add me to the list!

Birdie said...

Are we going to have a review link-up? Just curious. :)

Stacy at The Novel Life said...

I hope it's not too late to sign up or to enter for the book!

here's my challenge post:

and here's me crossing all fingers and toes that my number is picked for the book! =}

Ryan said...

Just got my post done for the challenge intro

Christine said...

I'm in! Finally posting all of my reading challenges for the year.

My letter group for the challenge is A-Z because I am mystery challenged period and need all the freedom I can get to meet this challenge. :)

Thanks for hosting!

Marce said...

Michelle, have you decided how you are going to do your review link ups?

My letter F

Bev Hankins said...

I'd like to join in on the challenge, but would like to know if crossovers with other challenges count or if they have to be all new books.

Bev Hankins said...

Alrighty-then. I am in. Here's my post:

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

I'm FINALLY signing up! I'm doing J-P. Here's my post (on my challenge blog):

Congrats again on your first challenge!

Grilsgood said...

i am doing the whole alphabet. So far i have

Clark, Mary Higgins I'll be Seeing You
Charles, Kate Evil Angel's Amont Them
Adler, Elizabeth The Rich Shall Inherit
Barton, Beverly Close Enough To kill
Clark, Mary Jane To Have and To Kill
Charles, Kate A Dead Man Out of Mind

Patterson, James Don't Blink
Johansen, Iris Pandora's Daughter
Koontz, Dean What the Night Knows
Nixon, Joan Lowery Who Are YOu?
Kehret, Peg Nightmare Mountain
Krentz, Jayne Ann Witchcraft

Q - Z
Roberts, Nora The Search
Woods, Stuart The 2 Dollar Bill