Cozy mysteries, also referred to simply as “cozies”, are a sub-genre of crime fiction mysteries. The crime-solver is an amateur sleuth, usually but not always a woman, who is thrust into the aftermath of the murder. The protagonist frequently has an occupation or hobby that brings appealing information to the reader. This challenge is specifically for the cozies.
This challenge focuses on books that are more than 450 pages. Since I am also doing the Go Big or Go Home challenge, I will be aiming at 6 books that are between 450 pages and 500 pages.
To qualify for this challenge, books should be originally published between 1837 and 1901. Nonfiction books about the Victorian era are good, as are biographies of people who were notable during the Victorian era.
- A book inspired by mythology
- A book by a Black author
- A fantasy romance book
- A book written over 50 years ago
- A book set at sea
- An urban fantasy book
- A book that is a fairytale retelling
- A book that has won an award
- A young adult novel
- A book with witches in it
- A book by a queer author
- A historical fantasy book
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Books for this challenge should come from your TBR list or be books you already own. If you use a library for most of your books, adapt the prompts and necessary.
- A memoir or autobiography by an indigenous author
- A book that’s both a horror and a comedy
- A crime-thriller book written by a Black author
- A historical fiction book that’s not set in WWI or WWII
- A literary or contemporary novel by a trans or nonbinary author
- A graphic novel by an author from outside the US and UK
- A middle grade novel by a Latinx author
- A poetry collection under 100 pages
- A short story collection by a new-to-you author
- A YA, middle grade, or children’s book by an author who also writes books for adults
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This challenge is for playing with the books that cross genres.
You’ll need to check your reading stats to find the books to finish this challenge!
- A book by a historical lesbian author
- A book with a gay couple where no one dies
- A book with a bisexual protagonist who isn’t a woman with magical powers
- A book with trans characters who are loved and accepted by their family
- A book with a nonbinary character who isn’t from outer space
- A book by a queer or two-spirit indigenous author
- A book about an adult coming out story
- A book with an intersex protagonist
- A book featuring a BIPOC author who identifies on the ace spectrum
- A book by a queer, trans, or intersex BIPOC author
- A book with a pansexual romance plot line that isn’t a love triangle
- A book by a queer disabled author
- A queer-centered book that has positive acceptance by characters of a particular faith (all faiths – or non-faiths – count)
- A nonfiction book about LGBTQ+ history (the more specific the better)
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1. A book you’ve been intimidated to read
This year focuses on reading international authors. All authors should be women. Reading trans women and those of other marginalized genders who are comfortable being included in feminine-coded initiatives is highly encouraged. One book may cover more than one prompt.
1. A book that’s published in 2021
Hygge is a Danish word that describes a lifestyle placing emphasis on coziness and happy living. Embrace the hygge lifestyle by reading books that evoke feelings of warmth and comfort with the people you hold dear.
All books must have been written at least 50 years ago (1971 or before) to count. (Recent translations of older works are acceptable.) Each book may count for only one prompt.