Thursday, December 2, 2010

My 1st Challenge as Hostess!

It's funny that I should be hosting my very first challenge weeks after I posted how crappy I am when it comes to completing challenges. Oh well. I was inspired so I am going with it!

This challenge came out of one of my shifts at the library. I was shelving in the mystery section and I discovered an amazing amount of authors who I have never read and have never heard of. I knew there are many mystery authors out there having come from book retail but the library seemed to have more of a variety vs. the bestsellers.
I liked that!

Mysteries being one of my favorite genres I am confident I will enjoy this challenge. I thought it would help to do it in an A-Z format. Keep it simple and organized!

My goal for this challenge is to simply discover new mystery authors, whether they are suspense, cozy, noir, or thriller. I am going to try to use the last name of the author in my A-Z but if I have to, I may use the first name as well.

To complete the challenge, I would read 26 books, one for each letter of the alphabet. That would be TOP but I would be happy if I read 12, one for every month.

I am working on a prize for anyone who completes the challenge. It will either be a new mystery book to giveaway OR a favorite of mine!

If you would like to hop on board, sign up.
The challenge will run from January 1, 2011- December 31, 2011.

Please sign up below.

I look forward to reading and sharing with you all.

Thank you to Michelle at The True Book Addict for making my button!
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Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Teresa said...

Good Luck on your challenge. I don't read enough mysteries to officially join, but you can count on me to be a cheerleader!

Tales of Whimsy said...

I was just feeling like a failure because I only read 10 out of the 12 mystery books I should have for Book Chick City's challenge this year.

BUT I LOVE mysteries.
I will definitely have to ponder this one :)

Marce said...

Great idea Michelle, I would like to support you but 26 books is a lot, let me look at my list this year for Mysteries before making a decision.

Of course I will be reading your reviews.

TheBookGirl said...

Congratulations on getting your challenge up and running!

I rarely read mysteries, so I won't be signing up, but I'll be watching your progress :)

Jenny said...

When I get around to returning to and updating my blog I will make a post to officially join this challenge. =) In the meantime I just linked to my main page.

Did you submit this to A Novel Challenge ( You might find some more people that way!

Ryan said...

When I do my sign up for the upcoming challenges I'll come back and add it.

Great challenge!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Have fun with this challenge Michelle. I am planning on going challenge-free in 2011, so I can just read for pleasure, not pressure...LOL

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Well, I may tweak my challenge. It may be a bit too hard and it's not jazzy or sassy enough. we'll see. keep ya all posted!

Christine said...

I'm in!!!! Which really cracks me up because I'm not so great at fulfilling reading challenges or book clubs AND mystery isn't even in my top 3 favorite genres AND it'll probably take me three years to read 26 mysteries, but whatever! Where would the challenge be if it wasn't challenging, right?

I'll make a special post on my blog about it sometime between today and mid January. ROFLOL! I'm totally serious about that. Which makes it even funnier.