After really enjoying the February Challenge, I once again turned to @readathonnews and it was here that I saw that there was a March Mystery Madness Challenge taking place. This is all co-ordinated on a Goodreads Group, Twitter (@MarchMysteryMadness) and via Hastag (#marchmysterymadness) on Youtube and Instagram. There are a number of Challenges/Topics to meet. These are listed below, along with the books that I would like to read to meet the challenge. If you fancy this challenge, do check out the Goodreads group for more information.
Below is a break down of each challenge, along with the books I have decided to try and get through in the challenge. I know i won’t get to them all, but it does give me a target.
Challenge 1: Mr. Green hid the lead pipe on a “SHELF” in the Library
I’ve interpreted this challenge as books that I have on my “TBR” shelf at present. After thinking this over, I decided to choose the following book. The first, Hangman, because I loved the first book in the series and I am dying to see what the next book brings. The second, The House Swap, was chosen because there has been some buzz about it on social media. So, I’ve decided to add that one too.
Hangman by Daniel Cole
The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet
Challenge 2: Miss Scarlet “BORROWED” a knife from the Kitchen
This was a difficult challenge to meet. However, as luck would have it, one of the members of my Book Club Book had just gave me a loan of The Visitors.
The Visitors by Catherine Burns
Challenge 3: Mrs. Peacock concocted a “NEW” poison in the Conservatory
For this challenge, I have decided to add books that are published this year. Being in the fortunate position of getting some ARC’s from publishers, I decided to pick You Were Made For This and Our House.
You Were Made For This by Michelle Sacks
Our House by Louise Candlish
Challenge 4: Professor Plum gave a “HISTORICAL” lecture in the Study with the candlestick
This was another difficult Challenge to try and find something to meet. With a little bit of research, I found that I had Labyrinth in my Kindle Library.
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
Challenge 5: Colonel Mustard used a “FOREIGN” object and the rope in the Kitchen
This was an easier challenge to find books for, which was a surprise. I took this to mean books that had been translated into English from a foreign language. I received an ARC of Fear late last year and I saw a lot of promotion surrounding Lullaby in the press, so I ended up buying it.
Fear by Dirk Kurbjuwei
Lullaby by Leila Slimani
Challenge 6: Mrs. White sat “OPPOSITE” the others holding the revolver in the Dining Room
Out of all the challenges, this was the most difficult to interpretate. After a lot of thinking and looking at some of the other participants in the challenge, I noticed that someone had put Altered Carbon in their Opposite Challenge. So I have decided to use that and for its opposite, put The Cuckoo’s Calling as both books have been adapted into TV shows and both have hired investigators in them. However, both are very different in setting.
Altered Carbon by Richard K Morgan
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
I know I wont get to all these, but they give me some more books to try and aim to reducing my TBR. I also have a number of blog tours that I signed up for, so I know I won’t read them all.