2022 Six Shooter Mystery Reading Challenge

shooting gallery target logo highlighted author books Today's
highlighted author
of 6+ mysteries:
Clair Blank

creator of the
Beverly Gray series.

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is reading this author.

Welcome to the 2022 Six Shooter Challenge! Your goal is to shoot (read) six mysteries by the same target (author). You get one notch on your gun for each target completed. After your first target completion, you get bonus points for each additional notch. Unlike many reading challenges, reading more books may not necessarily help your score. Scores are not based upon quantity, but rather focused shooting in reaching your target(s). In fact, it is possible to rise in the standings by doing nothing, and fall in the standings by reading books that do not complete a target! Anyway, just read a book and submit your entry to set up a target!
June 30: This challenge will be updated as soon as Medical Examiner updates are complete. Thank you for your patience. RM

Who else took a shot at my book? Enter Author or Title:

READER BOARD updated FRI JUNE 17 2022 @ 3.00 pm EDT convert
Gunslingers
2 4
Notches
6 0
/ Shots
6 9 0
x6 = TCP + bonus = score Shooting
Gallery
Ricochets
Sanacrow
Tennessee
8 46 1.043 0.700 1.743
SueC
Utah
9 61 0.885 0.800 1.685
C0NTENTH0MEB0DY
USA
6 37 0.972 0.500 1.472
Traci L.
Illinois
7 59 0.711 0.600 1.311
Jjean
Missouri
2 10 1.200 0.100 1.300
Suzieq
Virginia
4 29 0.827 0.300 1.127
Simone C.
Alabama
1 6 1.000 0 1.000
Tina Hilbert
Utah
5 59 0.508 0.400 0.908
Bev "Quincy" Hankins
Indiana
3 26 0.692 0.200 0.892 My Reader's Block All Covered Up
YalondaReads
Germany
3 34 0.529 0.200 0.729
Scott Nickels
Georgia
2 24 0.500 0.100 0.600
JenneB
Pennsylvania
2 31 0.387 0.100 0.487 Goodreads profile Instagram
Gunslinger Notches / Shots x6 = TCP + bonus = score Gallery Ricochets
Tari Hann
Ohio
2 36 0.333 0.100 0.433
Karen Baroness
Montana
1 18 0.333 0 0.333 Blog Goodreads profile Instagram
Rick Mills
Maine
2 59 0.203 0.100 0.303
Colleen
Illlinois
2 62 0.193 0.100 0.293
Avid Series Reader
New Mexico
1 32 0.187 0 0.187
Rhonda D
Alabama
0 21 0 0 0
Jen
Montana
0 14 0 0 0 Goodreads profile
OutsmartYourShelf
The United Kingdom
0 9 0 0 0
Anne A.
Maine
0 7 0 0 0
Dr. Anna Geddes
The United Kingdom
0 6 0 0 0
Lynn
Pennsylvania
0 3 0 0 0
Ena_Reads_Books
The United Kingdom
0 2 0 0 0
Gunslinger Notches / Shots x6 = TCP + bonus = score Gallery Ricochets

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Perfect TCP (1.000 or multiple)
sharpshooter badge Sharpshooter score (1.000+)
sharpshooter badgesharpshooter badge Booksniper score (2.000+)
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2nd place column stat
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Blog
Goodreads profile
Instagram
Paperback Swap bookshelf

How to:

  1. No advance signup needed. Just jump in.
  2. Shoot (read) book #1
  3. Submit the form.
  4. Reload,repeat until you have read 6 books. Once you complete 6, you get a notch on your gun.
  5. Please note the Shooting Gallery does not update in real time. Your submission generates an email to the host, who will post the data. Generally, you should see your submission posted within 24 hours. If you do not see it, click the REFRESH button on your web browser to reload the page.
  6. This is a rolling challenge. How does that work? At the end of the year, incomplete targets carry forward to the following year.

Rules:

  1. The challenge runs from January 1 - December 31, 2022.
  2. Genres: You get to decide what is a 'mystery'. Traditional murder mysteries, thrillers, police procedurals, young adult, short stories, true crime, romances, all are welcome.
  3. Formats: Print books, audio books, radio dramatizations, or e-books may be used.
  4. Each completed target earns you a notch on your gun.
  5. Once you have completed a target, you can target the same author again for additional notches.
  6. You can target different authors simultaneously or consecutively.
  7. Re-reads count for the same target, if in different years.
  8. Pseudonyms count as the same author.
  9. Continuations of a series character by a subsequent author count as the same author.
  10. Writing reviews is optional. If you supply a link to your blog or Goodreads review, the title of your submission will link to it.
  11. Bloggers are welcome to copy any images from this challenge.
  12. Honorary Badges: The challege offers two honorary badges, based upon your score. You keep your badges even if your score subsequently drops below the threshold.
    • Sharpshooter: Your score has achieved 1.000 at some point.
    • Booksniper: Your score has achieved 2.000 at some point.

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FAQ


This is a virtual shooting gallery. No actual books were harmed in the creation of this challenge. Do not read books for this challenge while operating a motor vehicle, watercraft, aircraft, locomotive, submarine, chain saw, dental instrument, flamethrower, ice auger, military weapon, or lawnmower. Any reproduction, retransmission or rebroadcast without the express, written consent of Major League Baseball is strictly prohibited.

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