Cozy Mystery Series Readathon (Nov 2018) — POLL to choose the author / series

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Based on last month’s poll, you voted to combine two of the options into a single approach for our November 2018 Readathon. The winner is: “Cozy Mystery Series.” Many thanks to all the voters and promoters for the readathon. I’m very excited to choose a series with 4 or 5 books that we can read all throughout November and post our reviews. Some of the suggestions may have more than 5, but we will only read the first 5. A few have less than 5, so we will just read 3 or 4 depending on what wins. I’ve also chosen authors I’ve never read before but have on my TBR.

November 2018 - Choose 4 Books to Read & Review (1)

You can choose your top 3 series to read.  The poll is open today through 10/12 (one full week). On 10/13, I’ll announce the book series with the most votes. We’ll have three weeks to buy or borrow the books and set the reading and review schedule. Links to the Goodreads description of the fist book are below the poll to help you choose.

Descriptions of Books

Cindy Blackburn – Cue Ball

Betty Hechtman – Yarn Retreat

Nancy Atherton – Aunt Dimity

Ellery Adams – Book Retreat

Julia Buckley – A Writer’s Apprentice

Avery Ames – A Cheese Shop

Nancy Martin – Blackbird Sisters

Kate Carlisle – Fixer-Upper

Bailey Cates – Magical Bakery

Alice Kimberly – Haunted Bookshop

Heather Blake – Wishcraft

Jim & Joyce Lavene – Renaissance Faire

Lorna Barrett – Booktown

Jana DeLeon – Miss Fortune

Lea Wait – Mainely Needlepoint

Laura Childs – A Tea Shop

Krista Davis – Domestic Diva

Daryl Wood Gerber – Cookbook Nook

Eva Gates – Lighthouse Library

Betty Webb – Gunn Zoo

Leslie Budewitz – A Spice Shop

Kelly Lane – Olive Grove

Laura Childs – Scrapbooking

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*** Prior Posts / History for Readathon ***

Based on last week’s poll, you voted to combine two of the options into a single approach for our November 2018 Readathon. The winner is: “Cozy Mystery Series.” Many thanks to all the voters and promoters for the readathon. I’m very excited to choose a series with 4 or 5 books that we can read all throughout November and post our reviews. Some of the suggestions may have more than 5, but we will only read the first 5. I’ve chosen authors I’ve never read before but have on my TBR.

I’ve listed a few suggestions below, but I’d love input and feedback on authors and series to include in the poll. I plan to post the poll on 10/5 and run it thru 10/11 for everyone to vote. We’ll have 3 weeks to buy or borrow the books and set the reading and review schedule. Given it’s a series, we might be more informal with the dates and just note that all should be done by 11/30.  Thoughts? Suggestions? I’d like to have 10 or 12 in the poll. Here goes:

 

November 2018 - Choose 4 Books to Read & Review (1)

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Hi. I’m very excited for our November 2018 Readathon. If you’re new to my readathons, read the original post below or check out the main pages on my blog to read all about the past ones: Children’s Books and Agatha Christie. For the November 2018 readathon, we’ll read 4 or 5 books throughout the month based on the votes in this week’s poll. I suggested four categories. You added six new ones rounding out the total to ten options.

I’ve created the poll below. You have until 9/28 to respond. Please pick your two favorites, and based on the responses, we can decide in early October what the focus will be… e.g. cozy mysteries with numbers in the title, supernatural holidays, or fairy tale re-tellings about food. Ha! If you want to add a new categories, let me know and I’ll update the poll. I can’t wait to see what everyone picks.

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With two successful readathons under our belt this year, I’m ready to plan the next one. In April, we held the fantastic Agatha Christie Readathon where we read 4 of her amazing books and shared brilliant reviews. In August, we held the fun Children’s Books Readathon where we read 10 books from a range of authors and shared awesome reviews. What’s next?

I’m targeting November for the readathon so we’re not too busy at the end of the year and right around some of the bigger holidays. I’ve got a few ideas, but I’d love to hear suggestions from everyone before I send out a poll with the topics and books. To kick it off, here’s a few thoughts:

  1. Book Series
    • Choose a book series with 4 books and read them all
  2. Cozy Mysteries
    • Pick a few themes from cooking to ghosts to pets to quilting
  3. Books with Numbers as the Title
    • It could be only a number or just be the main part of the title
  4. Historical Fiction By Year
    1. Pick books taking place in the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s and 1900s

November 2018 - Choose 4 Books to Read & Review

Let’s start thinking through our options… reply here thru 9/15 and then I’ll setup a poll to pick which one. Thanks!

 

About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. The debut book, Academic Curveball, in my new mystery series, Braxton Campus Mysteries will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations. I read, write, and blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge –and multiple Readathons. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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31 thoughts on “Cozy Mystery Series Readathon (Nov 2018) — POLL to choose the author / series

    scr4pl80 said:
    October 6, 2018 at 12:02 PM

    Reblogged this on Janet's Smiles and commented:
    The next read-a-thon is being voted on now in case you want to join in. Cozy mysteries is the theme. Thanks Jay!

    Liked by 1 person

    Beware Of The Reader said:
    October 6, 2018 at 1:54 PM

    Good luck with the readathon Jay!

    Liked by 1 person

    mistysbookspace said:
    October 6, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    Finally got my votes in after several hours of research.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 6, 2018 at 5:22 PM

      Ha! Sorry you had to read so much!!!

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        mistysbookspace said:
        October 6, 2018 at 5:24 PM

        Oh no it’s all good I enjoyed learning what each of he books were all about and here were a few that if thy don’t get picked I think I might still give them a shot.

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    tahenryauthoress said:
    October 7, 2018 at 10:21 AM

    I must be blind. I can’t find the poll link.

    Liked by 1 person

    Jaymi at OrangeCountyReaders said:
    October 7, 2018 at 11:39 AM

    I just wrote a post about cozy mysteries! This sounds intriguing…

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    robbiesinspiration said:
    October 8, 2018 at 12:08 AM

    My votes are in.

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    The Cozy Pages said:
    October 8, 2018 at 11:57 AM

    Voted! 😉

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    carhicks said:
    October 8, 2018 at 9:39 PM

    There are some good series that have been on my radar for a while. We shall see what wins and whether or not I can find the books.

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    Valerie @ Valerie's Musings said:
    October 11, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    I’m excited to see two of my favorites tied for the top at the moment. 🙂

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    James J. Cudney IV responded:
    October 13, 2018 at 7:44 AM

    And the winner is: Jim & Joyce Lavene – Renaissance Faire. More details on schedule and next steps to come this weekend! Thank you to all the voters and those who shared.

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