Cozy Mystery Series Readathon (Nov 2018) — Winning Books & Schedule

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The voters have spoken… our winning book series to read in November 2018 is the Renaissance Faire cozy mysteries by Joyce and Jim Lavene. Many thanks to everyone who participated in the last month to choose the category for the readathon, the authors and books series to vote on, and the suggestions to make this as fun as it will be. Since there are 8 books in the series, we cannot easily read them all in one month. We probably could, but there are many of us with other ARCs or pre-scheduled reads, so I think we should do 50%… essentially the first 4 books. Below is our schedule and the books:

In order, they are:

  1. Wicked Weaves
  2. Ghastly Glass
  3. Deadly Daggers
  4. Harrowing Hats

Given how busy everyone is, let’s just focus on getting them all read and reviewed in the month of November 2018. Read 1, 2, 3, or 4 books — however much time you have available. Our tentative schedule to post each review is:

  1. Wicked Weaves – Due 11/9
  2. Ghastly Glass – Due 11/16
  3.  Deadly Daggers – Due 11/23
  4. Harrowing Hats – Due 11/30

I’ll create the new pages and links throughout the next couple of weeks. For now, buy them or order them from your local library. If you have them already – awesome. I can’t wait to get started!

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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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22 thoughts on “Cozy Mystery Series Readathon (Nov 2018) — Winning Books & Schedule

    Sassy Brit, Author Assistant said:
    October 14, 2018 at 9:57 AM

    Harrowing Hats – what a great play on words, Cosy Mysteries are very good at that!

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    mistysbookspace said:
    October 14, 2018 at 9:58 AM

    I’m excited this is going to be my second cozy mystery. The first being yours:) now to wait for my Library. Hopefully they show up on time.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 14, 2018 at 10:53 AM

      Yes that can be a difficult spot. Late books!

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        mistysbookspace said:
        October 14, 2018 at 10:55 AM

        Yeah hopefully they have plenty of time to get them in. If not I will just read them and review them as I get them.

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    bettylouise31 said:
    October 14, 2018 at 10:38 AM

    Re Levines were extremely popular. before their deaths. I have read many of their books and always enjoy them. However, I have read only a respect his series. I haven’t read the last 3 books in the series.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 14, 2018 at 10:54 AM

      I look forward to them. I never read any! I’ll check to see if your reviews are on the site from the past.

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        bettylouise31 said:
        October 14, 2018 at 11:56 AM

        I checked also and found that they are under Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene. I like the missing persons case and the potting shed. There are a number of paranormal series. There is a witch series that I particularly like.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        October 14, 2018 at 1:04 PM

        Good to know. 🙂 I will have to look up the rest.

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    Lisa's * Everyday Life said:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:32 AM

    Looks like a great set of cozy mysteries. I am never to busy to read and review books like this. Can’t wait to read them.

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    thebookwormdrinketh said:
    October 14, 2018 at 12:40 PM

    Sounds so fun!! I can’t wait to check out the reviews!! Wish I could join, but school comes first!!

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    robertawrites235681907 said:
    October 14, 2018 at 1:11 PM

    Fabulous, Jay. Good choices of books.

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    The Cozy Pages said:
    October 14, 2018 at 10:21 PM

    Looks like a fun series.

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    scr4pl80 said:
    October 15, 2018 at 12:52 PM

    I’m excited! Thanks Jay.

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    carhicks said:
    October 17, 2018 at 3:27 PM

    I am ready. I have all four downloaded on my tablet, ready to go.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 17, 2018 at 4:28 PM

      Excellent. I have the first. I have to buy the other 3, they’re not at the library!

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        carhicks said:
        October 17, 2018 at 9:41 PM

        I got them all from the library downloads. I might have to read them all in the first few weeks because I might have to return them unless I can renew.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        October 17, 2018 at 9:47 PM

        Makes sense. Lucky!!

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