Monday, January 9, 2012

Mystery and Suspense Reading Challenge 2012

My next challenge is the Mystery and Suspense Reading Challenge 2012  at Book Chick City.  Specifics on what defines an ARC and sign-ups can be found here.  Otherwise here is an overview of the rules and the levels from her blog:

Challenge Details

• Timeline: 01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012

• Rules: There are TWO LEVELS you can choose from:

 - Read TWELVE (12) mystery & suspense novels in 2012 
 - Read TWENTY FOUR (24) mystery & suspense novels in 2012 

• You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront you can change them, nothing is set in stone! The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.

• You can join at anytime. All books read in 2012 count towards the challenge regardless of when you sign up.

• At the beginning of Jan 2012, you will find a link to specific month to add your reviews.

Audiobooks do not count, but all other formats are accepted.

This challenge can crossover to other challenges.

• You DO NOT have to write reviews of the books you read, but if you decide you would like to then Mr Linky will be available each month so you can link up your reviews.

• You don't have to have a blog to join in - for those without a blog but who use Goodreads, Amazon, LibraryThing etc, you can add the URL to where you track your books. If you don't have a URL at all then choose a name you would like to use and then copy and paste the following link:

You can choose from the numerous sub-genres of mystery and suspense, from cosy mysteries such as Agatha Christie to the more hard-boiled kind like V I Warshawski by Sara Paretsky, or romantic suspense written by the likes of Linda Howard, forensic crime such as those written by Kathy Reichs and even paranormal/supernatural suspense such as Kelley Armstrong. I'm sure this challenge will have something for everyone! :)

I'm doing the read 24 books challenge.  I'll list them as I finish.

  1. Gun Games by Faye Kellerman
  2. The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
  3. In Peril by Suzanne Hartmann
  4. Dead and Not So Buried by James L. Conway
  5. When the Smoke Clears by Lynette Eason
  6. Lovesick by Spencer Seidel
  7. Partials by Dan Wells
  8. The Defector by Mark Chisnell
  9. Blood Orchids by Toby Neal
  10. A Darkly Hidden Truth by Donna Fletcher Crow
  11. Frantic by Mike Dellosso
  12. On a Dark Wing by Jordan Dane
  13. What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen
  14. One Moment by Kristina McBride
  15. A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster
  16. Malice by Griffin Hayes
  17. Night Season by Chelsea Cain
  18. Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben
  19. Come Home by Lisa Scottoline
  20. Stay Close by Harlan Coben
  21. The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark
  22. Eyes of Justice by Lis Wiehl
  23. Guilty Wives by James Patterson
  24. Gone Girl by Gillian Flyn
  25. Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
  26. One Breath by Heather Gudenkauf
  27. Seizure by Kathy Reichs
  28. Wake by Amanda Hocking
  29. Legal Legacy by Irene Hannon
  30. And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman
  31. What the Heart Remember by Debra Ginsberg
  32. When a Heart Stops by Lynette Eason
  33. Conjure by Lea Nolan
  34. The Witness by Nora Roberts
  35. Placebo by Steven James
  36. Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson
  37. The Racketeer by John Grisham
  38. Invisible Boy by Cornelia Reed
  39. Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent
  40. The Emperor's Conspiracy by Michelle Diener
  41. The Last Victim by Karen Robards
  42. Heaven's Fury by Stephen Frey
  43. Political Suicide by Michael Palmer
  44. Merry Christmas Alex Cross by James Patterson
  45. All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen


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