Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 A-Z Mystery Author Challenge

Welcome to the 2nd Annual A-Z Mystery Author Challenge!

My purpose of creating this challenge was to read more of one of my favorite genres while also discovering new authors. Because I did not "complete" any part of the challenge last year as I outlined in the rules, I've decided to change it this year.
This year I am leaving it opened for you, dear participants, to create your own levels.
Read all "A" authors. Read "A-G" authors.
Read "M-Z" Authors. Or continue from last year and try to complete more letters and get the whole alphabet.

You choose. :)

My plan is to continue to seek out those mystery authors I've always wanted to read and discover new ones as well. I will record on my sidebar what I read for this year and post my reviews and links on my challenge sidebar.

One thing I noticed in myself tin 2011 is that I have a ton of authors in the same letters that I really want to read. For example, "G". Lisa Gardner, Tess Gerristen, Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes.
I found myself not wanting to read other letters, just to fulfill it, because my interest was in the a few letters I had already "completed".

So stress be gone. I'll read whatever mystery I want and record as such. It will be a continuing challenge that might take me a few years to complete the whole alphabet. I'm confident it will happen in time. :)


  • Challenge runs from January 1 - December 31, 2012. Sign up ends February 1, 2012.
  • Each letter represents the last name of the mystery author. G= for Sue Grafton.
  • You decide your level.
  • Mystery genre can include Cozy, Suspense, Thriller, or Noir. All Adult novels please.
  • Sign up on Mr. Linky.
  • Write a post about this challenge and what letters you want to read. 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.
  • New button will be available that will have my new blog address on it. Feel free to grab this one for now!
I look forward to following all of you on your mystery reading adventures in 2012.

Thank you to all of you who participated in 2011 and congrats to those that completed it!

These ladies read a wonderful selection within the mystery genre.
If you haven't checked them out, please do so!

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Marce said...

Your Challenge was my favourite, finding all new authors in the genre we love. I chose A-I and completed. This year I am going for J-P.

My post includes what I read and what I plan to.

kim in ohio said...

I almost complete the whole alphbet this year. I lacked 3!!!! So this year I will do the whole alphbet again and hope I make it.
kim in ohio

Stacy at The Novel Life said...

Congratulations Marce and Bev! I'm so bad about keeping up with the challenges I sign up for - I should be a bit more deliberate in my reading and my challenges. . .but I did enjoy adding more of my favorite genre through your challenge. If I do join any challenges this year, yours will be the one!

Bev Hankins said...

I'm back for more! Officially signing up for A-M. Not sure that I'll make it through the whole alphabet again (X was a bear and Z might be a bit tricky this year too).

Ryan said...

Got my sign up post done.

Ryan said...

Is their a review posting link yet?

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

I couldn't link up, but I'm all signed up again! I have a plan in place that I think will help me to complete it this year. Optimism...know my name! =O)

Here's my link: