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Saturday, December 29, 2012

150+ Reading Challenge

Amy over at My Overstuffed Bookshelf is once again hosting her 150+ Reading Challenge.

Don't be shy! Come sign up and spread the word!  The challenge doesn't officially start until January 1st, 2013.  Only books read on this date or after count towards the challenge.

1. The goal is to read 150 or more books. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. Posting on GoodReads or wherever you post your reviews is good enough.

2. Allowed are: Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts. 
What doesn't count: Individual short stories or individual books in the Bible and comic books.

3. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.
5. Challenge begins January 1st, 2013 thru December 31, 2013. Books started before the 1st do not count. You can join at anytime.

Here's my list:
1. A Dark & Stormy Night by Jeanne M. Dams (1/4/13)
2. The Man Who Went up in Smoke by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö  (1/8/13)
3. The Evil That Men Do by Jeanne M. Dams (1/4/13)
4. The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey (1/13/13)
5. The Corpse at St. James's by Jeanne M. Dams (1/13/13)
6. The Puzzle of the Silver Persian by Stuart Palmer (1/15/13)
7. Slippage by Harlan Ellison (1/19/13)
8. The Web Between the Worlds by Charles Sheffield (1/21/13)
9. Four Lost Ladies by Stuart Palmer (1/23/13)
10. The Case of the Negligent Nymph by Erle Stanley Gardner (1/24/13)
11. Murder at Markham by Patricia Sprinkle (1/26/13)
12. Veiled Murder by Alice Campbell (1/28/13)
13. India Black & the Shadows of Anarchy by Carol K. Carr (1/29/13)
14. Zima Blue & Other Stories by Alastair Reynolds (2/3/13)
15. The Cavalier's Cup by Carter Dickson (2/5/13)
16. Corpses at Indian Stones by Philip Wylie (2/7/13)
17. Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards by Kit Brennan (2/9/13)
18. Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood (2/11/13)
19. Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell (2/15/13)
20. Parlor Games by Maryka Biaggio (2/18/13)
21. The Desert Moon Mystery by Kay Cleaver Strahan (2/19/13)
22. Aaron's Serpent by Emily Thorn (2/22/13)
23. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (2/24/13)
24. The World's 100 Best Short Stories, Vol. III: Mystery by Grant Overton, ed (2/24/13)
25. His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (2/25/13)
26. Three English Comedies by A. B. De Mille, ed (2/27/13)
27. The Other Side of Tomorrow by Roger Elwood, ed (2/28/13)
28. The Green Plaid Pants by Margaret Scherf (3/3/13)
29. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (3/6/13)
30. A Cold & Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry (3/9/13)
31. The Lady in the Morgue by Jonathan Latimer (3/10/13)
32. Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers (3/11/13)
33. The Perfect Landscape by Ragna Sigurdardottir (3/12/13)
34. The Diplomat & the Gold Piano by Margaret Scherf (3/16/13)
35. The Lady Vanishes (aka The Wheel Spins) by Ethel Lina White (3/17/13)
36. Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams (3/19/13)
37. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (3/20/13)
38. A Perfect Red by Amy Butler Greefield (3/22/13)
39. Unhappy Hooligan by Stuart Palmer (3/24/13)
40. Sally's in the Alley by Norbert Davis (3/25/13)
41. The Mystery of Hunting's End by Mignon G. Eberhart (3/29/13)
42. Hammett Unwritten by Owen Fitzstephen (Gordon McAlpin) [3/30/13]
43. A Spoonful of Sugar: A Nanny's Story by Brenda Ashford (4/2/13)
44. Black Widow by Patrick Quentin (4/3/13)
45. The African Queen by C. S. Forester (4/6/13)
46. In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff (4/9/13)
47. The Ivy League Chronicles: 9 Squares by E. K. Prescott (4/10/13)
48. The Frozen Shroud by Martin Edwards (4/14/13)
49. The Mountains Have a Secret by Arthur W. Upfield (4/16/13)
50. The Devil's Stronghold by Leslie Ford (4/21/13)
51. The Silence of Herondale by Joan Aiken (4/21/13)
52. Holiday Homicide by Rufus King (4/23/13)
53. A Private History of Awe by Scott Russell Sanders (4/27/13)
54. Death Has Green Fingers by Lionel Black (4/30/13)
55. Blood Makes Noise by Gregory Widen (4/30/13)
56. Inland Passage by George Harmon Coxe (5/2/13)
57. Choice of Evils by E. X. Ferrars (5/4/13)
58. The Talking Sparrow Murders by Darwin L. Teilhet (5/6/13)
59. Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell (read 5/8/13--review due for virtual blog tour 5/28/13)
60. Finding Camlann by Sean Pidgeon (5/18/13)
61. Sleep No More by Margaret Erskine (5/21/13)
62. Death at Crane's Court by Eilis Dillon (5/23/13)
63. Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood (5/24/13)
64. The Curse of the Bronze Lamp by Carter Dickson (5/27/13)
65. Miss Silver Deals With Death by Patricia Wentworth (finished 5/28/13)
66. The Secret History by Donna Tartt (6/4/13)
67. How Not to Murder Your Grumpy by Carol E Wyer (6/5/13)
68. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (6/7/13)
69. Murder on Safari by Elspeth Huxley (6/8/13)
70. The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman (6/10/13)
71. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers (6/12/13)
72. Murder Within Murder by Frances & Richard Lockridge (6/14/13)
73. Break Any Woman Down by Dana Johnson (6/17/13)
74. The Chinese Parrot by Earl Derr Biggers (6/18/13)
75. The Father's Day Murder by Lee Harris (6/18/13)
76. Tragedy at Law by Cyril Hare (6/21/13)
77. Devoured by D. E. Meredith (6/22/13)
78. Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov (6/23/13)
79. Death in Zanzibar by M. M. Kaye (6/25/13)
80. Jack on the Gallows Tree by Leo Bruce (6/26/13)
81. The Listening by Kyle Dargan (6/28/13)
82. Mystery Train by David Wojahn (6/28/13)
83. Death & the Gentle Bull by Frances & Richard Lockridge (6/29/13) 
84. The Mummy Case Mystery by Dermot Morrah (7/3/13)
85. Dead Man Control by Helen Reilly (7/6/13)
86. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (7/8/13)
87. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (7/10/13)
88. The Hollow Chest by Alice Tilton [Phoebe Atwood Taylor] (7/12/13)
89. Twenty First Century Blues by Richard Cecil (7/13/13)
90. Photo by Sammy Davis Jr. [text by Burt Boyar] (7/13/13)
91. The Call of the Wild by Jack London (7/14/13)
92. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (7/16/13)
93. Spotted Hemlock by Gladys Mitchell (7/18/13)
94. Heirs & Spares by J. L. Spohr (7/19/13)
95. If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't) by Betty White (7/19/13)
96. London Particular (aka Fog of Doubt) by Christianna Brand (7/22/13)
97. Dead Old by Maureen Carter (7/22/13)
98. The Case of the Careless Kitten by Erle Stanley Gardner (7/23/13)
99. Capacity for Murder by Bernadette Pajer (7/24/13)
100. Mist on the Saltings by Henry Wade (7/26/13)
101. The Black Stage by Anthony Gilbert (7/27/13)
102. Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne (7/28/13)
103. The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne (7/28/13)
104. The World of Christopher Robin by A. A. Milne (7/28/13)
105. The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy L. Sayers (7/31/13)
106. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (8/1/13)
107. Till Death Do Us Part by John Dickson Carr (8/2/13)
108. The Long Farewell by Michael Innes (8/3/13)
109. Death in the Air (aka Death in the Clouds) by Agatha Christie (8/5/13)
110. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (8/6/13)
111. The Scarlet Macaw by S. P. Hozy (8/10/13)
112. Age of Desire by Jennie Fields (8/14/13)
113. The Monster of Florence by Magdalen Nabb (8/17/13)
114. Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen (8/20/13)
115. The Door by Mary Roberts Rinehart (8/22/13)
116. Poems & Prose by Christina Rossetti (8/27/13)
117. Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh (8/28/13)
118. A Bullet in the Ballet by Caryl Brahms & S. J. Simon (8/28/13)
119. Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering (8/31/13)
120. This New & Poisonous Air by Adam McOmber (9/3/13)
121. Murder & Blueberry Pie by Frances & Richard Lockridge (9/3/13)
122. The Croquet Player by H. G. Wells (9/4/13)
123. Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie (9/6/13)
124. Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert Jenkins (9/8/13)
125. The Yard by Alex Grecian (9/9/13)
126. The End of the Alphabet by C. S. Richardson (9/10/13)
127. Famous Ghost Stories edited by Bennett Cerf (9/13/13)
128. The Temple of Death by A. C. & R. H. Benson (9/16/13)
129. The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene (9/17/13)
130. The Dreadful Hollow by Nicholas Blake (9/19/13)
131. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (9/24/13)
132. Death Knocks Three Times by Anthony Gilbert (9/27/13)
133. The Mystery Lovers' Book of Quotations by Jane Horning, ed (9/27/13)
134. The Yellow Violet by Frances Crane (9/30/13)
135. The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson (10/1/13)
136. Foundation by Isaac Asimov (10/4/13)
137. The Measure of a Man by Sideny Poitier (10/6/13)
138. The Haunted Dolls' House by M. R. James (10/9/13)
139. Unthinkable by Richard Cibrano (10/12/13)
140. Murder in Cambridge by Q. Patrick (10/15/13)
141. Cold Earth by Sarah Moss (10/18/13)
142. Dead of a Counterplot by Simon Nash (10/20/13)
143. Laddie: A True Blue Story by Gene Stratton-Porter (10/22/13)
144. The Water Room by Christopher Fowler (10/25/13)
145. Gently Go Man by Alan Hunter (10/27/13)
146. Once Upon a Crime by M. D. Lake (10/28/13)
147. Through a Glass Darkly by Helen McCloy (10/29/13)
148. Mystery & Crime: NYPL Book of Answers by Jay Pearsall (10/30/13)
149. By a Woman's Hand by Jean Swanson & Dean James (11/2/13)
150. Maid to Murder by Roy Vickers (11/3/13)
151. Shell Game by Richard Powell (11/4/13)

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