2022 Reading Challenge Prompts

Challenge Guidelines

It's your challenge, complete it your way.

We intentionally do not call these rules, as we feel passionately that reading should be enjoyable and not encumbered with do and don't lists. To that end, take these guidelines and the prompts and interpret them as you want.

Questions or feedback? We would love to hear from you. Message us on Facebook or Instagram, post in the Facebook group, or shoot us an email.

  • Cozy Mysteries only.

    • This is the only hard and fast rule. This challenge was built to expand our love within the Cozy genre so feel free to pull selections from all sub-genre's but the books must be a Cozy Mystery to count.

  • One Book Per Prompt

    • Unless you want to check off five prompts with the same book, then go for it. 😉 Your challenge your rules remember.

  • Participate

    • We love to see your posts on Instagram, read your comments, on Facebook, and see what books you've added to the prompts on Storygraph. It's so much more fun when everyone participates, and we Mods get bored when it's just us talking and posting.

2022 Standard Prompts

Prompt #1

Cozy by an independant and/or self-published author

Prompt #2

Cozy from an author's backlist

Prompt #3

Cozy sleuth who is 60 years of age or older

Prompt #4

A Golden Age mystery (IE Christie, Doyle, Sayers, etc.)

Prompt #5

Cozy made into a movie or TV show

Prompt #6

Cozy with a setting or plot related to Britain or the British Monarchy

Prompt #7

Cozy recommended by an online guide, book blogger, book club, or similar

Prompt #8

Cozy you've owned for a year or more but haven't read

Prompt #9

Cozy set in a city or country that has hosted the Olympics

Prompt #10

The next cozy in a series from one of CMRC's 2021 Book Chat selections

Prompt #11

Cozy involving travel

Prompt #12

The first cozy in a series you haven't read

Prompt #13

Cozy with an animal in the title

Prompt #14

Cozy about or relating to the medical field

Prompt #15

Cozy author who is new to you

Prompt #16

Cozy with bright colors on the cover

Prompt #17

Cozy with at least a 4 star rating on Goodreads

Prompt #18

Cozy by an AAPI author

Prompt #19

Cozy with a male protagonist and/or sleuth

Prompt #20

Cozy with "murder" or "death" in the title

2022 Bonus Prompts

Bonus Prompt #1

Three cozies by the same author

Bonus Prompt #2

Cozy published 30 years ago

Bonus Prompt #3

Five cozies, each with a cover or spine representing one of the colors of the Olympic Rings