BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Monday, December 27, 2010

Mystery & Suspense Challenge 2011!

     Ok, this is the last challenge I'm signing up for; I'm not sure I can manage anymore, even with crossovers allowed. :D I enjoy reading mysteries, I always have, and this challenge takes into account all of the variations and sub-genres.

     There's even  a prize, being offered by Simon & Schuster, UK. Details down below.

  • Timeline: 01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2011
  • Rules: To read TWELVE (12) mystery & suspense novels in 2011 (12 is the minimum but you can read more if you wish!)
  • You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront you can change them, nothing is set in stone! The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.
  • You can join anytime between now and the later part of next year.
  • At the beginning of Jan 2011, you will find a link to specific month to add your reviews. There will be a monthly prize too courtesy of the lovely Simon & Schuster - you must be signed up to the challenge and add the link to your review to be entered into the monthly prize draw.
  • To sign  up, go HERE.  

     Now, there are many different sub-genres of mystery and suspense and the host, Book Chick City, is including all of them - you can choose from the numerous sub-genres, from cosy mysteries such as Agatha Christie to the more hard-boiled kind like V.I. Warshawski by Sara Paretsky, or romantic suspense written by the likes of Linda Howard, forensic crime such as those written by Kathy Reichs and even paranormal/supernatural suspense such as Kelley Armstrong. The challenge should have something for everyone! :)

     And finally, the prize details :)

  • Courtesy of publisher SIMON & SCHUSTER UK, ALL participants of this challenge will receive a free ARC of 'The Survivor' by Sean Slater to start you off on your challenge! Once you have made your participation post and signed up for the challenge, FILL OUT THIS FORM! This form will ask for your full name, postal address, post URL and your entry number from the participants list found on the host site  (so she can verify), which she will then pass on to the publisher.

Have fun reading!


  1. My apologies for the tiny font in the second half, I don;t know why it's doing that and nothing I do will fix it.

  2. I'm debating doing some challenges in 2011, but not sure which ones quite yet! Thanks for the linkage! ;-)

  3. Hehe I was almost certain you would participate in this! *g*

  4. hi, new to the site, thanks.


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