2014 Reading Challenge Log


Mount TBR Challenge,
Mt. Vancouver Level (36 books):

1. What Alice Forgot, Liane Moriarty
2. A Blunt Instrument, Georgette Heyer
3. Creeping Venom, Sheila Pim
4. The Black Moth, Georgette Heyer
5. Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
6. Prisoner’s Base, Rex Stout
7. The Brading Collection, Patricia Wentworth
8. Take the Cannoli, Sarah Vowell
9. Walking in Circles Before Lying Down, Merrill Markoe
10. Time After Time, Molly Keane
11. No Wind of Blame, Georgette Heyer
12. The Stranger, Albert Camus
13. The Forgotten Garden, Kate Morton
14. The House on the Roof, Mignon G. Eberhart
15. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery
16. Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations,
      Georgina Howell
17. Finding Your Voice: How to Put Personality in Your Writing,
     Les Edgerton
18. Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskell
19. Riding Between the Worlds, Linda Kohanov
20. Aspects of the Novel, E.M. Forster
21. The Unknown Ajax, Georgette Heyer
22. Renew Your Marriage at Midlife, Steve Brody, Ph.D, and
    Cathy Brody, M.S.
23. Envious Casca, Georgette Heyer
24. Cleopatra, Stacy Schiff
25. Eternity Ring, Patricia Wentworth
26. So Many Books, So Little Time, Sara Nelson
27. Old Filth, Jane Gardam
28. Passion and Affect, Laure Colwin
29. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
30. Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write, Gayle
     Brandeis
31. All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque
32. Small Wonders, Barbara Kingsolver
33. New and Selected Poems, Volume One, Mary Oliver
34. My Friend Flicka, Mary O'Hara
35. 100 Great Poems By Women, Edited by Carolyn Kizer
36. How to Get the Best Deal Every Time You Travel, Lee Harrison
    and the Editors of International Living


2014 Vintage Mystery BINGO Sign-Up

Vintage Mystery Bingo, Golden Level:

A Blunt Instrument, Georgette Heyer (Method of murder in the title)
Creeping Venom, Sheila Pim (A book involving food and/or cooks in some way. This one has poisoned snails!)
Prisoner’s Base, Rex Stout (A book by an author I've read before.)
The Brading Collection, Patricia Wentworth (A book set in England.)
No Wind of Blame, Georgette Heyer (A book with a professional detective.)
The House on the Roof, Mignon G. Eberhart (A book set in the U.S.)
13 Clues for Miss Marple, Agatha Christie (A collection of short stories.)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (A book with a man in the title.)
Envious Casca, Georgette Heyer (Locked room mystery.)
Death in the Air, Agatha Christie (A book published under more than one title.)
A Study in Scarlet, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (A book with a color in the title.)
Eternity Ring, Patricia Wentworth (My "free space" book, used to fill any space on the board. This book is also set in England, and I'm using it to fill the space for a medical mystery.)
The Friend of Madame Maigret, Georges Simenon (An author I've never read before.)
(Bingo!)

Hive of Suspects, Sheila Pim (Book set someplace other than the U.S. or Britain; in this case, Ireland)
The Moving Toyshop, Edmund Crispin (Amateur detective.)


Back To The Classics 2014

Back to the Classics Challenge:

1. A 20th Century Classic: My Friend Flicka, Mary O'Hara

2. A 19th Century Classic: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

3. A Classic by a Woman Author: Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskell

4: A Classic in Translation: The Stranger, Albert Camus

5. A Classic About War:  All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque

6. A Classic by an Author Who Is New To You:  Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston


Optional Categories:

1. An American Classic: 

2. A Classic Mystery, Suspense or Thriller : A Study in Scarlet, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

3. A Historical Fiction Classic (any classic set at least 50 years before the time when it was written):  

4. A Classic That's Been Adapted Into a Movie or TV Series:


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