2011 Challenge: Criminal Plots Reading Challenge

One more, and then I think I’m done (unless something else really comes along and catches my eye and I can’t resist). I’m going to join the Criminal Plots Reading Challenge. It involves reading in the crime genre (again, my favorite!) Here are the rules:

So, what’s involved in this challenge you ask? It isn’t too difficult. It involves reading six books throughout 2011 (January 1 through December 31, 2011). One book should be read that fits into each of the following categories:

  1. A book by a new to you author who’s blurbed a book you enjoyed. So check out the cover of a crime fiction book you’ve enjoyed and see who blurbed that book and is also an author you’ve never read before.
  2. A book that has been made into a movie. It doesn’t have to be a movie you’ve seen but it can be. The book, however, should be one you haven’t read before. (Examples: MYSTIC RIVER, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, LONDON BOULEVARD, HOSTAGE, etc.)
  3. A book with a protagonist opposite your own gender. So if you’re female, the protagonist should be male; if you’re male the protagonist should be female.
  4. A book set outside the country in which you live.
  5. A book that’s the first in a new-to-you series.
  6. A book by a 2011 debut author.

Other Important Details:

  • You can read the books in any format you choose: print, audio, e-book, etc.
  • You can read books from any sub-genre of crime fiction: hardboiled, P.I., police procedural, cozy, thriller, etc.
  • You do not need to have a blog to participate.
  • You can use the books for other challenges but one book cannot count for more than one category in THIS challenge.
  • Books do not need to be pre-determined. You can choose them at any time throughout the year. And you can read them in whatever order you choose.
  • At the conclusion, each participant that completes the challenge will be entered for a chance at one of three prize packs.

So there it is. I’m joining. I hope this one will be fun because it sure sounds like it!

  1. New author who’s blurbed a book you enjoyed:
  2. Book made into a movie: The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
  3. Book with a protagonist opposite your own gender: Double Cross by James Patterson
  4. Book set outside the country in which you live: A World I Never Made by James LePore
  5. Book that’s the first in a new-to-you series: Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson
  6. Book by a 2011 debut author: Lonely Deceptions by D.R. Willis
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