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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Challenge Complete: Mount TBR


One of my goals this year was to read more (and a higher percentage of my overall reads) from my own TBR mountain range.  With that goal in mind, I designed the Mount TBR Reading Challenge (click link for the complete details). Since I'm such a bookaholic I donned my hiking gear and aimed straight for Mt. Everest. .

Mt. Everest: Read 100+ books from your TBR pile/s

I started out with some planned reading and also left some spaces empty so that if certain books in the TBR stacks just happened to call my name at a particular time I could use them for the challenge as well. Here's what my trek up Everest looked like:


 1. From Sawdust to Stardust: The Biography of DeForest Kelley, Star Trek's Dr. McCoy by Terry Lee Rioux (3/14/12)
2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (7/12/12)
3. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare (6/30/12)
4. Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen (8/13/12)
5. The Four Million & Other Stories by O. Henry (7/21/12)
6. My Name is Legion by Roger Zelazny (1/4/12)
7. Prayers to Broken Stones by Dan Simmons (1/14/12)
8. So Many Steps to Death by Agatha Christie (5/25/12)
9. Gideon's Month by J. J. Marric (8/8/12)
10. Murder & Magic by Randall Garrett (1/28/12)
11. Nothing Can Rescue Me by Elizabeth Daly (2/18/12)
12. The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes (9/16/12)
13. The Fleet Street Murders by Charles Finch (9/1/12)
14. Crime on Her Mind: 15 Stories of Female Sleuths from the Victorian Era to the Forties by Michelle B. Slung, ed. (8/18/12)
15. The Edgar Winners: 33rd Annual Anthology of the Mystery Writers of America by Bill Pronzini, ed. (9/5/12)
16. The Necropolis Railway by Andrew Martin (9/7/12)
17. A Finer End by Deborah Crombie (4/14/12)
18. The Morning After Death by Nicholas Blake (5/14/12)
19. The Masks of Time by Robert Silverberg (1/16/12)
20. The Jesus Incident by Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom (2/29/12) 
21. Bland Beginnings by Julian Symons (4/12/12)
22. Death's Pale Horse by James Sherburne (8/27/12) 
23. Future on Ice by Orson Scott Card, ed. (2/15/12)
24. The Fire Engine that Disappeared by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (4/9/12)
25. The Devil to Pay by Ellery Queen (5/6/12)
26. Death of a God by S. T. Haymon (5/1/12)
27. Such Friends Are Dangerous by Walter Tyrer (5/19/12)
28. A Stranger in My Grave by Margaret Millar (9/10/12)
29. Silver & Guilt by Cynthia Smith (4/9/12)
30. The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton (8/25/12)
31. Murder With a Past by Ellery Queen (4/27/12) 
32. Future Crime by Cynthia Mason & Charles Ardai, eds. (1/23/12)
33. O' Artful Death by Sarah Stewart Taylor (6/20/12)
34. Mysterious Incidents at Lone Rock by Rajendra Pillai (8/6/12)
35. The Last Escape by E. C. R. Lorac (5/14/12)
 36. The Nine Wrong Answers by John Dickson Carr (7/7/12)
37. DeKok & Murder on the Menu by A. C, Baantjer (7/13/12)
38. The Problem of the Green Capsule by John Dickson Carr (1/7/12)
39. The Black Seven by Carol Kendall (1/29/12)
40. The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells (2/3/12)
41. The Red Lamp by Mary Roberts Rinehart (2/7/12)
42. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (2/14/12)
43. The Yellow Room by Mary Roberts Rinehart (2/27/12)
44. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (2/29/12)
45. The Greenwell Mystery by E. C. R. Lorac (3/3/12)
46. Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (3/6/12)
47. Hare Sitting Up by Michael Innes (3/9/12)
48/49/50. Five Passengers from Lisbon/Wake for a Lady/The Murder in the Stork Club by Mignon G. Eberhart/H. W. Roden/Vera Casapary (3.11.12 /3.12.12/3.10.12)
51. The Strange Murders at Greystones by Elsie N. Wright (3/16/12)
52. The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux (3/19/12)
53. The Rose Window & Other Verse from New Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke (3/22/12)
54. Full Moon by P. G. Wodehouse (3/23/12)
55. The So Blue Marble by Dorothy B. Huges (3/24/12)
56. The Case of the Grinning Gorilla by Erle Stanley Gardner (3/30/12)
57. A Sprig of Sea Lavender by J. R. L. Anderson (3/31/12)
58. The Golden Scorpion by Sax Rohmer (4/2/12)
59. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett (4/4/12)
60. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Whitechapel Horrors by Edward B Hanna (4/8/12)
61. Chancellorsville & Gettysburg by General Abner Doubleday (4/15/12)
62. The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart (5/15/12)
63. A First Class Murder by Elliott Roosevelt (5/16/12)
64. A Dram of Poison by Charlotte Armstrong (5/17/12)
65. Garden of Malice by Susan Kenney (5/21/12)
66. New Graves at Great Norne by Henry Wade (5/31/12)
67. Something to Kill For by Susan Holtzer (6/1/12)
68. The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer (6/12/12)
69. The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson (6/17/12)
70. And Four to Go by Rex Stout (7/1/12)
71. The 39 Steps by John Buchan (7/3/12)
72. File No. 113 by Emile Gaboriau (7/11/12)
73. Compartment K by Helen Reilly (7/15/12)
74. The Fifth Man by Manning Coles (7/22/12)
75. Surprised by Joy by C. S. Lewis (7/31/12)
76. The Key by Patricia Wentworth (8/5/12)
77. Mrs. Jeffries Stands Corrected by Emily Brightwell (8/19/12)
78. Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett (1/19/12)
79. History of the Millennium (So Far) by Dave Barry (9/30/12)
80. Murder at the MLA by D. J. H. Jones (10/3/12)
81. Sherlock Holmes & the Treasure Train by Frank Thomas (10/6/12)
82. The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (10/21/12)
83. Some Danger Involved by Will Thomas (10/27/12)
84. The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime by Michael Sims, ed (11/5/12)
85. The Case of the Blind Barber by John Dickson Carr (9/22/12)
86. Cover Up by Anthony Oliver (12/6/12)
87. Slowly, Slowly in the Wind by Patricia Highsmith (11/30/12)
88. Star Trek & Philosophy: The Wrath of Kant by Jason T Eberl & Kevin S Decker, eds (12/1/12)
89. Murder at the Library of Congress by Margaret Truman (9/24/12)
90. 11/22/63 by Stephen King (10/8/12) 
91. The Bone Is Pointed by Arthur W. Upfield (11/16/12)
92. The School of Night by Louis Bayard (11/12/12)
93. A Sleeping Life by Ruth Rendell (10/8/12)
94. Dancing with Death by Joan Coggin (12/5/12)
95. Murder for Christmas by Agatha Christie (12/8/12)
96. She Woke to Darkness by Brett Halliday (10/29/12)
97. The Confession & Sight Unseen by Mary Roberts Rinehart (10/10/12)
98. A Question of Time by Helen McCloy (10/15/12)
99. Lake of Sorrows by Erin Hart (10/14/12)
100. Not in the Flesh by Ruth Rendell (11/10/12)
101. The Adventure of the Ectoplasmic Man by Daniel Stashower (10/16/12)
102. Death of an Old Girl by Elizabeth Lemarchand (10/21/12) 

4 comments:

fredamans said...

Good job, I'm still climbing!

calicoreaction said...

Will you be hosting this challenge again in 2013?

geoffwhaley.com said...

Whoohoo! Congrats! There's no way I could do 100 in a year unless I read and didn't blog and didn't really take them in.

TracyK said...

Me too. I have just read 80 books this year and that is pretty high for me. What an accomplishment, to get so many off of the TBR stacks.