2024 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.

2024 Standard Prompts

Prompt #1

boat on the cover

Prompt #2

car on the cover

Prompt #3

something broken on the cover

Prompt #4

house or building on the cover

Prompt #5

food or drink on the cover

Prompt #6

2020 Prompt: holiday based cozy

Prompt #7

2021 Prompt: next in a series you started last year

Prompt #8

2022 Prompt: cozy from an author's backlist

Prompt #9

2023 Prompt: paranormal or magical cozy

Prompt #10

your favorite prompt from a past challenge

Prompt #11

real person as a character

Prompt #12

a cozy you would have read regardless

Prompt #13

makes you laugh out loud

Prompt #14

alliterative title

Prompt #15

two or more sleuths

Prompt #16

title has a number

Prompt #17

cozy from a series with 10 or more books

Prompt #18

sleuth who is or was a journalist

Prompt #19

author's name starts with the same letter as yours

Prompt #20

favorite author

2024 Bonus Prompts

Bonus Prompt #1

three cozies, one commonality

Bonus Prompt #2

story takes place in two places

Bonus Prompt #3

three cozies nominated but not selected for book chat reads