Cloak and Dagger Challenge 2018 (late sign-up)


Last year, I took part in the Cloak and Dagger challenge and loved it – mainly because it’s the only one I nailed (or will have once I update the book list!).  It is right up my street with the subject matter and it’s hosted by one of my favourite bloggers, Stormi at books, movies, reviews oh my!, along with Barb at Booker Ts Farm.  Given it went so well for me, I’m doing it again (because I like to feel like a winner and this might be the only way!).

To take part, you can read any book from the mystery, suspense, thriller or crime genres (or sub-genres).  They need to be books or novellas over 100 pages so no short stories.  You don’t have to be a blogger as long as you post your reviews somewhere (so Goodreads is fine).  . Any sub-genres are welcome as long as they incorporate one of these genres.  Then you pick the level you want to read for:

  • 5-15 books – Amateur sleuth
  • 16-25 books – Detective
  • 26-35 books – Inspector
  • 36 – 55 – Special agent
  • 56+ books – Sherlock Holmes

Plus a “bonus” challenge of finishing a series (or more).

I hit the Sherlock mark last year and plan to again this year.  I didn’t quite make it on my series goals (finishing M. J. Arlidge Helen Grace series and the Joy Ellis Nikki Galena series) but I got close so I’m going to look to finish them this first half of the year.

Fingers crossed nothing gets in the way of my reading or I don’t suddenly decide that I’m really a romance and roses vs. murder and mayhem kind of girl.

Wish me luck!



  1. This one sounds good for those of us who already read a lot of thrillers…yes, we could be winners! Go, Emma! I have decided to let challenges go by the wayside these days, but who knows what could happen?

    Thanks for sharing.


  2. Emma! I lost you! And now I’ve found you again! Haha – sorry about that! Anyway, good luck – this sounds like a fun challenge, and you’ll look great in a deerstalker…


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