Reading Challenges

Reading Challenges

NetGalley and Edelweiss Challenge

Net Galley member--Do You Book Talk?I joined this Challenge in 2018 and again for 2019 at the platinum level, which translates to 75 books for the year. If you’d like to sign up for this challenge, click here.

NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2019There was a change of hosts mid-year 2018 and Tina at Reading Between the Pages accepted the role. The NGEW2019 Challenge is now open. 

Challenge Guidelines… 

  • The challenge runs from January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. There is no deadline to signup.
  • Everyone is welcome to participate – you do not need to have a blog.
  • Any genre, release date, length, etc. counts, it just needs to be a book from NetGalley or Edelweiss.
  • Books can count for more than one challenge that you are participating in.
  • Choose a level, but if you want to move up or down a level at any time – go for it!
  • The first day of each month Tina will post a monthly “link-up” for you to link your reviews. If you forget one month, no worries, just catch up the next month.
  • Questions: Feel free to leave her a comment below or use the contact page at the top of her post.
  • Don’t forget to use the Hashtag: #NGEW2019 when posting your reviews.
  • And don’t forget to send your challenge reports using her little blue Linky to Tina at Reading Between the Pages.


Fractured Truth by Susan Furlong
The Lost Traveller by Sheila Connolly
A Literal Mess by J C Kenney
Freedom Road by William Lashner
Baby Daddy Mystery by Daisy Pettles
Murder Wears a Little Black Dress by Debra Sennefelder


The Second Wife by Sheryl Browne
The Gun Also Rises by Sherry Harris
The Wedding Guest by Jonathan KellermanMurders and Metaphors by Amanda Flower
The Puppy Who Knew Too Much by V.M. Burns
The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey
Something Red, Something Dead by Eva Gates
A Killer’s Alibi by William L. Myers, Jr.
Dead Memories by Angela Marsons
Open Carry by Marc Cameron
Final Exam by Carol J Perry


Murder in an Irish Pub by Carlene O’Connor
One Feta in the Grave by Tina Kashian
The Bones She Buried by Lisa Regan
Pinot Red or Dead? by J C Eaton


Murder in Tranquility Park by J D Griffo
The Eighth Sister by Robert Dugoni
Restaurant Weeks are Murder by Libby Klein
Murder at the Marina by Janet Finsilver
Magickal Mystery Lore by Sharon Pape
Doublespeak by Alisa Smith
The Family Lie by Jake Cross
The Body in the Wetlands by Judi Lynn
Murder in the Reading Room by Ellery Adams


Like Lions by Brian Panowich
Prologue to Murder by Lauren Elliott
The Night Window by Dean Koontz


Murder She Uncovered by Peg Cochran
The Alchemist of Lost Souls by Mary Lawrence
Across the River by Richard Snodgrass
Digging Up History by Sheila Connolly


Rewind by Catherine Ryan Howard
The Great American Cheese War by Paul Flower
The Unlucky Ones by Kerry Wilkinson
Let’s Fake a Deal by Sherry Harris
The Secret Cove in Croatia by Julie Caplin
You’ve Been Volunteered by Laurie Gelman


The Hallows by Victor Methos
The White Feather Killer by R N Morris
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs by Katherine Howe 
In the Line of Fire by R J Noonan
Desolate Shores by Daryl Wood Gerber
Grateful American by Gary Sinise
Thicker Than Water by Johnny Worthen
Hot Shot by Fern Michaels


29 Seconds by T M Logan
Fatal Cajun Festival by Ellen Byron
Dachshund Through the Snow by David Rosenfelt
Beyond a Reasonable Stout by Ellie Alexander
The Garden Club Murder by Amy Patricia Reade
Christmas Cow Bells by Mollie Cox Bryon


Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing by Heather Day Gilbert
Here Comes Santa Paws by Laurien Berenson
Janis by Holly George Warren
Molded 4 Murder by J C Eaton
Tracking Game by Margaret Mizushima
Dogs Don’t Lie by Lisa Shay
Bad Memory by Lisa Gray


Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

2019 Alphabet Soup Reading ChallengeThis is an A to Z reading challenge moderated by Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book. It is a simple Challenge, you do not have to stick to a particular category. Visit the Challenge page here.

Challenge Guidelines

  • This challenge will run from January 1st, 2019 until December 31st, 2019.
  • You can join anytime. You do not have to post a review of the book. Books can come from any genre.
  • You do not need to link up each spoonful.
  • Make a page or a post or a GoodReads shelf where you will keep track of your spoonfuls. (I keep track of mine on my Challenge Page.)
  • Crossovers to other challenges are allowed and encouraged!
  • It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet.
  • You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles as shown below (H).

The First Main Word Needs To Be
The Letter You Are Counting 

Except For those pesky Q, X, AND Z titles then the word that starts with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.

Non-bloggers are welcome! Add a special shelf on to help you keep track! Title your new shelf Alphabet Soup Challenge and you are all set.

Follow Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book as there may be special announcements made about the challenge.

There is also an active group on Facebook – Alphabet Soup Challenge – fun to catch up with them and see what some are using for those Q, X, and Z titles!

This year she is asking everyone to sign up using Google Forms. Sign Up Here. That way she has your email addy in case she needs to contact you about any changes to the challenge or special events.

A – A Life for a Life
B – Baby Daddy Mystery
C – Cocos Island Treasure
D – Dead Memories
E –
F – Fractured Truth
G – The Gun Also Rises
H – The Homecoming of Bubbles O’Leary
I – In Pieces
J – Just What I Always Wanted
K – Killer Lawyer
L – The Lost Traveller
M – Murder Wears a Little Black Dress
N –
O – Open Carry
P – Pinot Red or Dead?
Q –
R – Ratman and Robin
S – The Second Wife
T – Treading the Uneven Road
U – The Unlucky Ones
V –
W – The Wedding Guest
X –
Y –
Z –

Watch my stats add up during the year and get started on your Challenge page too!



No Turning Back by Nancy Bush

Grist Mill Road by Christopher J Yates

Strangers by Ursula Archer and Arno Strobel

Need to Know by Karen Cleveland

An Engineered Injustice by William L Myers Jr

Deep Zero by V S Kemanis

An Eye for an Eye by Caroline Fardig

Curses, Boiled Again by Shari Randall


Killed in Action by Michael Sloan

Ultimate Power by Stephen Frey

Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman

Lethal in Old Lace by Duffy Brown

Valley of Time by Jeremy D Holden


Deja Moo by Kirsten Weiss

If I Live by Terri Blackstock

Last Night by Kerry Wilkinson

Fiction Can Be Murder by Becky Clark


The Advice Column Murders by Leslie Nagel

Claws for Concern by Miranda James

Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver

A Dog’s Way Home by W Bruce Cameron

The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz


Better Off Read by Nora Page

Pick and Chews by Linda O Johnston

Dying Truth by Angela Marsons

Ray vs the Meaning of Life by Michael F Stewart

Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch


A Steep Price by Robert Dugoni

As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz

Confound It by Maggie Toussaint

Tail of the Dragon by Connie de Marco

I’ve Been Watching You by K A Richardson


Murder Made to Order by Lena Gregory

The Perfect Friend by Barbara Copperthwaite

Dirty Who? by Jerry Kennealy

Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert

A Soufflé of Suspicion by Daryl Wood Gerber

S’More Murders by Maya Corrigan


Knot My Sister’s Keeper by Mary Marks

Death Over Easy by Maddie Day

Midnight Snacks are Murder by Libby Klein

Death on the Menu by Lucy Burdette

Burning Ridge by Margaret Mizushima

Samhain Secrets by Jennifer David Hesse


The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz

Deadly Dram by Melinda Mullet

A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier

Read and Gone by Allison Brook

Lackbeard by Cody B Stewart and Adam Rocke

In Cold Chocolate by Dorothy St James

Malice by Jennifer Jaynes

High Crimes by Libby Fischer Hellmann


Assault and Beadery by Mollie Cox Bryan

The Pint of No Return by Ellie Alexander

Glitter Bomb by Laura Childs

The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle

Open Your Eyes by Paula Daly

Darkest Before the Dawn by Mike Martin

The Long Paw of the Law by Diane Kelly


Yeast of Eden by Sarah Fox

Thread Herrings by Lea Wait

Harvest of Secrets by Ellen Crosby

House of Ashes by Loretta Marion

Murder in Her Stocking by G A McKevett

A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes

A Cold Brew Killing by Lena Gregory

Murder at Harbor Village by G. P. Gardner

Purls and Poison by Anne Canadeo

Zephyr by Andrew Cooke

Love You Gone by Rona Halsall

The Body in the Attic by Judi Lynn


A Midwinter’s Tail by Bethany Blake

Violet Tendencies by Kate Dyer-Seeley

The Kooky Kids’ Club by Robbie Yates

Tandem Demise by Duffy Brown

Quantum Marlowe by Glenn Lazar Roberts

Chasing the Blue Sky by Will Lowrey

The Water Tower Club by B K Mayo

Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr

Oh Holy Fright by Teresa Trent

Live and Let Pie by Ellie Alexander

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

This is an A to Z reading challenge moderated by Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book. Simple Challenge, lots of details–you do not have to stick to a particular category. You can also visit the challenge page HERE. Or see my blog post here.

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge - 2018

A – A Cold Brew Killing

B – Better Off Read

C – Curses, Boiled Again

D – Deep Zero

E – An Eye for an Eye

F – For the Love of Ireland

G – Grist Mill Road

H – High Crimes

I – If I Live

J – Justice Gone

K – Killed in Action

L – (The) Last Homecoming

M – Murder at the Mushroom Festival

N – No Turning Back

O- Open Your Eyes

P – Pick and Chews

Q – Quantum Marlowe

R – Ray vs the Meaning of Life

S – Strangers

T – The True Tales of the Road to Key West

U – Ultimate Power

V – Valley of Time

W – The Water Tower Club


Y – Yeast of Eden

Z – Zephyr

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