Two Reading Challenges for 2015

listed here as they’re hosted by the same blog My Reader’s Blockso for my own convenience in admin, I’ve posted them together.*

First one appeals for the fact it’s simply about colour and books which makes it FuN ~

2015 Color Coded Challenge

as follows:” This year I’m going to open things up a bit more–the color may either be named in the title or it may appear as the dominant color for the cover of the book.”*Read nine books in the following categories.*1. “Blue” or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aqua,Hidden in the Stars by Robin CarollThe Seafront Tea Rooms by Vanessa GreenSomebody Like You by Beth K VogtSnow Angel by Jamie CarieWish You Were Here by Victoria ConnellyThe Harlequin Tea Set by Agatha ChristieFinding Father Christmas by Robin Jones GunnThe Vintage Teacup Club by Vanessa Greene*2.  “Red” or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title/on the cover.A Lady Most Lovely by Jennifer DelamereJane and the Twelve Days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron*3.  “Yellow” or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.) in the title/on the cover.Christmas Every Morning by Lisa BergrenThe Rivers Run Dry by Sibella Giorello*4.  “Green” or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title/on the cover.Traveling Mercies by Anne LamottThe Pilgrim Spirit by Andrea SkevingtonAnne of the Island by LM MontgomeryAll Together Now by Monica McInerney*5.  “Brown” or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc) in the title/on the cover.Death and the Oxford Box by Veronica StallwoodBarcelona Calling by Jane KirkwoodThe Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie TuranskyLondon Dawn by Murray PuraIn the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar*6.  “Black” or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title/on the cover.*7.  “White” or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc) in the title/on the coverBe My Companion by M Jean StairsI Only Want to Be With You by Lisa NoratoWords to Love By by Mother Teresa*8. A book with any other color in the title/on the cover (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, etc.).”PurpleChristmas Past by Debra White Smith [Victorian Christmas Cottage] “MauveThe Promise Keeper by Lisa Norato”Purple” After the Funeral by Agatha Christie”Orange” A Promise Kept by Robin Lee Hatcher”Peach” Dear Mr Knightley by Katherine Reay*9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.)While the Light Lasts by Agatha Christie [Light]*[checking my shelves for colours!]*

Challenge #2 ?

Fellow Mystery Buffs have pointed me to a Vintage Mystery Reading Challengethat has piqued my interest ~In the form of  Bingo, lines and 4 corners form opps for winning combos.Two categories are available – 

Silver Age Vintage for mysteries 1st published 1960 – 1989

Golden Age Vintage – published pre 1960

I will likely choose to read some from each Age as books come to hand.Options are the same for either card:*

*vertical, horizontal, diagonal, 4 cornersBooks Read:

1. Manx Gold by Agatha Christie2. While the Light Lasts by Agatha Christie*3. The Harlequin Tea Set by Agatha Christie4. After the Funeral by Agatha Christie~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~More details and signup at My Reader’s Block hosted by Bev.**Find my Mystery Shelf selections at goodreads *

Agatha Christie , Dorothy Sayers, Sherlock Holmes on hand +No Wind of Blame [1939] – Georgette Heyer**FIND MORE FHC on PINTEREST | TWITTER | GOOGLE+ | GOODREADS | FACEBOOK | NETWORKED BLOGS
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