The Purrfect Reading Challenge

HI everyone! I am joining a reading challenge for 2022 hosted by Socrates’ Reviews. It is called The Purrfect Reading Challenge because it combines mysteries and cats. Here are the details:


The challenge will begin on January 1, 2022 and end on December 31, 2022.

The rules are really simple.

1. Any book read for this challenge has to be a mystery and have a cat that plays a major role in the book.

2. You may make a list of books at the beginning of the challenge or you can just list them as you find them.

3. Book titles may be swapped out at anytime for those who make a list in advance.

4. Crossovers with other challenges are permitted and encouraged.

5. You don’t have to have a blog or write a review, but you can if you want to.Β  If you don’t have a blog, just post in the comment section that you’d like to join. You can post your books in there. I also have a Cat Mystery group on Goodreads and you can join over there. The link isΒ here.

6. Books can be in any format of your choice (print, audio, ebooks)

7. To sign up, choose one of the levels from the above list and use the Mister Linky below. There will be links for reviews and wrap posts later.

Here are the levels you can choose from:

Purring – Read 1-10 cat mysteries
Kneading – Read 11-20 cat mysteries
Meowing – Read 21-30 cat mysteries
Catnip – Go crazy and read at least 31 and go as high as you’d like – the sky is the limit!

I am signing up for the Purring level. Sammy is posing with one of the books I plan to read.

Roby Sweet’s 5th and sadly last book in the Miss Cuddlywumps Investigates series. I loved the first four books , but held off on this one when she passed away because I know that will be the end.

To see past reviews of Roby Sweet’s books, click here, and here and here.


I will also be reading some of Patricia Fry’s Klepto Cat books. Does anyone else have a good cat mystery series to recommend?

If you want to join, the link is below.

Socrates’ Book Reviews…: The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2021 – Sign Up (

We are also joining Comedy Plus’ Awww Mondays because my sweet boy is always awww worthy.


  1. I am so much like you. Our common mistake is that your beginning and end dates are off by a year. ~giggle~ Meanwhile, this sounds like a fun reading goal. ~hugs~ Blessings to you and yours, my dear.

  2. I’m so happy you signed up with us. I can’t wait to see the books you will be reading. Patricia Fry’s series is a really good one. Some of my favorites: The Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries by Ali Brandon, Bookmobile Cat Series by Laurie Cass, and Joe Grey mysteries by Shirley Rousseau Murphy.

    I hope you have fun with the challenge.

    1. Thank you for the suggestions. I may have to join a level with more books. πŸ™‚ XO

  3. Mom says she doesn’t seem to have as much time for reading as she’d like….between taking me outside constantly (well – SHE says it’s constantly and I say it’s necessary!) and keeping up with housecleaning/laundry and errands her reading time is close to ZERO. YOU will knock it out of the park though – you are a reader and you will absolutely MEET THE CHALLENGE!!

    Hugs, Teddy (and Mom too!)

  4. I find it hard to find good audio books. With my dry eyes issue, I am sticking to reading 7 or 8 blogs and commenting on them. Before my dry eye issue, I would have jumped right in there with you! I would like to take my time and read Roby Sweet’s books or if I could find them as audio books that would be wonderful. I will check your reviews for her books and looking forward to your challenge and reviews!

    1. That must be very frustrating when you love to read, but not to be able to and not finding good audiobooks either. XO

  5. I am always looking for cat books…for years, and I haven’t found that many yet Maybe now I can seeing what others are reading.
    Katie Isabella

  6. Charlee: “We haven’t read any cat mysteries here but we definitely encourage this challenge.”
    Chaplin: “Hey Dada! You need to write a book about a cat!”
    Lulu: “I heard one of Dada’s fantasy books has something in it that they refer to as a ‘cat-thing’ and whose name is Trouble.”
    Chaplin: “The name is valid but a ‘cat-thing’ doesn’t count as a cat.”

  7. A wonderful challenge. I can see why you’re holding off on that last book. So sad.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, Ellen. Scritches all around. β™₯

  8. That sounds like fun, enjoy! If you can, please do some reviews on what you read so I can get some good new books to check out.

  9. When Roby Sweet died she had been on the verge of releasing another Miss Cuddlywumps mystery in November. Anyone know if it might come to be published ?
    We sure loved those stories – and one other not about Miss C :”Queen Paisley the Magnificent.”
    Roby is surely missed !

  10. That sounds like a fun challenge. I don’t read as much as I used to, or as much as I should.

  11. I really ought to do that tooo. Mrs H has been getting through a load recently, especially the easy reading kids stories which I like. I have Roby’s last book to read, though I still cant face doing so. I shall start compiling a list of at least 20 I shall get and read, as well as those for the blog.

  12. I’m way late to this, but I enjoy the cozy cat mysteries by Mollie Hunt and those by Debbie De Louise. I also enjoy Amy Shojai’s thrillers. They are not cozies, but are very intense.

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