Monday, November 15, 2010

2011 Reading Challenge: Outdo Yourself


There I was minding my own business, reading the latest doings on my blogroll, when...Oh Look! Another Reading Challenge! Thanks to Kelli at I'd So Rather Be Reading I've got another way to feed my Reading Challenge addiction. This one is the Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge for 2011 sponsored by The Book Vixen. For the full scoop, click on the link, but here's the scoop in a nut shell: Sign up to read more books than you finish in 2010. That's it. There are several levels and I'm such a reading challenge fool that I'm going all in and signing up for


I'm on fire! --Read 16+ more books


Currently, I'm sitting on 178...so I'm going to be looking at something in the 200-range. I better have a book in hand on New Year's Eve and be ready to take off when January 1 rolls around!


Well, I finished 2010 with 204 books that means that in order to meet this challenge, I will need to read 220 or more books in 2011.


1. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers (1/3/11)
2. Emma by Jane Austen (1/9/11)
3. Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie (1/9/11)
4. 5 Bullets by Lee Thayer (1/12/11)

5. The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen (1/13/11)
6. Time to Be in Earnest: a fragment of biography by P. D. James (1/18/11)
7. Publish & Be Murdered by Ruth Dudley Edwards (1/19/11)
8. The X in Sex: How the X Chromosome Controls Our Lives by David Bainbridge (1/21/11)
9. Live or Die by Anne Sexton (1/21/11)
10. Black Orchids by Rex Stout (1/21/11)
11. Cordially Invited to Meet Death by Rex Stout (1/22/11)
12. Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis (1/22/11)
13. The Ampersand Papers by Michael Innes (1/23/11)
14. The Fashion in Shrouds by Margery Allingham (1/25/11)
15. Rope's End, Rogue's End by E. C. R. Lorac (1/26/11)
16. The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys (1/28/11)
17. Use Trouble: Poems by Michael S Harper (1/29/11)
18. Flying Finish by Dick Francis (1/29/11)
19. A Flaw in the Blood by Stephanie Barron (1/30/11)
20. A Graveyard to Let by Carter Dickson (1/31/11)
21. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope (2/1/11)
22. Why Shoot a Butler? by Georgette Heyer (2/2/11)

23. Death in the Garden by Elizabeth Ironside (2/4/11)

24. All Booked Up by Terrie Curran (2/5/11)
25. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green (2/8/11)
26. The Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon (2/11/11)
27. Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: An American Woman's Life by Linda Wagner-Martin (2/14/11)
28. The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippmann (2/15/11)
29.
Something New by P. G. Wodehouse (2/17/11)
30. The Silk Stocking Murders by Anthony Berkeley (2/19/11)
31. Zubin Mehta: The Score of My Life by Zubin Mehta (2/21/11)
32. The Thornthwaite Inheritance by Gareth P Jones (2/22/11)
33. McKee of Centre Street by Helen Reilly (2/23/11)
34. You Can Die Laughing by A. A. Fair, aka Erle Stanley Gardner (2/24/11)
35. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (2/26/11)
36. Dividend on Death by Brett Halliday (2/27/11)
37. Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh (2/28/11)
38. Leave It to Psmith by P. G. Wodehouse (3/2/11)
39. The Rim of the Pit by Hake Talbot (3/4/11)
40. Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro (3/5/11)
41. The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee (3/7/11)
42. Shroud of Darkness by E. C. R. Lorac (3/10/11)
43. The Trail of the Red Diamonds by L. Ron Hubbard (3/11/11)
44. The Girl in Blue by P. G. Wodehouse (3/12/11)
45. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (3/15/11)
46. Blood Upon the Snow by Hilda Lawrence (3/16/11)
47. The Last Defender of Camelot by Roger Zelazny (3/19/11)
48. The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie (3/20/11)
49. Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker (3/23/11)
50. Whose Body? by Dorothy L Sayers (3/25/11)
51. The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (3/29/11)
52. Jerusalem Inn by Martha Grimes (4/2/11)
53. Ten Little Herrings by L. C. Tyler (4/6/11)
54. How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (4/10/11)
55. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (4/11/11)
56. Burial Deferred by Jonathan Ross (4/11/11)
57. The Innocent Bottle by Anthony Gilbert (4/13/11)
58. The New Adventures of Ellery Queen by Ellery Queen (4/15/11)
59. The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl (4/16/11)
60. My Foe Outstretch'd Beneath the Tree by V. C. Clinton-Baddeley (4/16/11)
61. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard (4/17/11)
62. Third Girl by Agatha Christie (4/18/11)
63. The Porcupine by Julian Barnes (4/20/11)
64. Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes (4/23/11)
65. Behold, Here's Poison by Georgette Heyer (4/24/11)
66. Victorian Tales of Mystery & Detection by Michael Cox [ed] (4/26/11)
67. Death of a Doxy by Rex Stout (4/26/11)
68. An Author Bites the Dust by Arthur W. Upfield (4/27/11)
69. Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer (4/28/11)
70. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope (4/29/11)
71. Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov (4/30/11)
72. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman (5/2/11)
73. The Wyndham Case by Jill Paton Walsh (5/3/11)
74. Heavy Weather by P. G. Wodehouse (5/4/11)
75. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (5/5/11)
76. No Wind of Blame by Geogette Heyer (5/5/11)
77. The Giant Rat of Sumatra by Robert L Boyer (5/7/11)
78. Intruder in the Dust by William Faulkner (5/9/11)
79. Queen of the Flowers by Kerry Greenwood (5/9/11)
80. The Man on the Balcony by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (5/10/11)81. Dancers in Morning by Margery Allingham (5/11/11)
82. A Piece of Justice by Jill Paton Walsh (5/12/11)
83. Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes (5/13/11)84. Killer Dolphin by Ngaio Marsh (5/14/11)
85. What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen (5/15/11)
86. Past Tense by Catherine Aird (5/16/11)
87. Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne (5/24/11)
88. Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L Sayers (5/25/11)
89. The Bloody Wood by Michael Innes (5/27/11)
90. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (5/28/11)
91. Howards End Is on the Landing by Susan Hill (5/30/11)
92. The Religious Body by Catherine Aird (5/30/11)
93. The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart (5/31/11)
94. The Caravaggio Books by Bernard Peterson (6/2/11)
96. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell (6/8/11)
97. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (6/11/11)
98. Oscar Wilde & the Vampire Murders by Gyles Brandreth (6/13/11)
99. The House of Paper by Carlos María Domínguez(6/15/11)
100. The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay (6/18/11)
101. The Detections of Dr. Sam: Johnson by Lillian de la Torre (6/19/11)
102. Panic in Box C by John Dickson Carr (6/21/11)
103. The Savage Garden by Mark Mills (6/25/11)
104. A Pair of Jade Frogs by Ye Xin (6/26/11)
105. Vane Pursuit by Charlotte MacLeod (6/27/11)
106. Who Needs Donuts? by Mark Alan Stamaty (6/27/11)
107. Death of a Chimney Sweep by M. C. Beaton (6/28/11)
108. Scorpions: The Battles & Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices by Noah Feldman (7/1/11)
109. The Last Matryoshka by Joyce Yarrow (7/2/11)
110. Therapy by David Lodge (7/3/11)
111. The Herring in the Library by L. C. Tyler (7/4/11)
112. The Unfinished Clue by Georgette Heyer (7/5/11)
113. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (7/6/11)
114. The Best of Mystery selected by Alfred Hitchcock (7/9/11)
115. Hot & Bothered by Jane Isenberg (7/9/11)
116. Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (7/11/11)
117. The Case of the Deceiving Don by Carl Brookins (7/13/11)
118. Unnatural Death by Dorothy L Sayers (7/15/11)
119. The Mystery of the Third Lucretia by Susan Runholt (7/16/11)
120. Bone Harvest by Mary Logue (7/17/11)
121. Robert Kennedy: In His Own Words by Edwin O. Guthman & Jeffrey Shulman, eds. (7/19/11)
122. Heartless by Gail Carriger (7/21/11)
123. The Prop by Pete Hautman (7/23/11)
124. No Body by Nancy Pickard (7/24/11)
125. Random Walk by Lawrence Block (7/26/11)
126. Tom Fleck: A Novel of Cleveland & Flodden by Harry Nicholson (7/31/11)
127. Evvie by Vera Caspary (8/1/11)
128. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Holmes by Loren D Estleman (8/2/11)
129. The Affair of the 39 Cufflinks by James Anderson (8/3/11)
130. That Day in September by Artie Van Why (8/4/11)
131. The Yellow Dog by Georges Simenon (8/7/11)
132. The Fencing Master by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (8/11/11)
133. No Case for the Police by V. C Clinton-Baddeley (8/14/11)
134. The Elberg Collection by Anthony Oliver (8/15/11)
135. Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen (8/15/11)
136. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson (8/17/11)
137. Kathleen by Christopher Morley (8/17/11)
138. Three Victorian Detective Novels by E. F. Bleiler [ed.] (8/20/11)
139. Sir Nigel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (8/21/11)
140. Shatterday by Harlan Ellison (8/23/11)
141. Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (8/24/11)
142. The Arrow by Christopher Morley (8/25/11)
143. The Name on the Bracelet by Margaret Sutton (8/27/11)
144. Lord Peter Views the Body by Dorothy L Sayers (8/28/11)
145. DeKok & Murder on Blood Mountain by A C Baantjer (8/28/11)
146. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L Sayers (8/29/11)
147. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (8/30/11)
148. Perelandra by C. S. Lewis (9/2/11)
149. The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce (9/5/11)
150. Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley (9/5/11)
151. Beast in View by Margaret Millar (9/6/11)
152. The Future Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Scroll of the Dead by David Stuart Davies (9/7/11)
153. The Blood Detective by Dan Waddell (9/8/11)
154. Starring Sherlock Holmes by David Stuart Davies (9/8/11)
155. Great British Detectives edited by Martin H Greenberg & Edward D Hoch (9/9/11)
156. Deadly Reunion by Geraldine Evans (9/9/11)
157. India Black & the Widow of Windsor by Carol K Carr (9/10/11)
158. The Quality of Mercy by David Roberts (9/12/11)
159. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice (9/13/11)
160. Strong Poison by Dorothy L Sayers (9/15/11)
161. Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L Sayers (9/17/11)
162. The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K LeGuin (9/18/11)
163. The Final Solution by Michael Chabon (9/18/11)
164. Detection Unlimited by Georgette Heyer (9/21/11)
165. March Violets by Philip Kerr (9/23/11)
166. Death of an Englishman by Magdalen Nabb (9/25/11)
167. Middlemarch by George Eliot (9/27/11)
168. A Chapbook for Burnt-Out Priests, Rabbis & Ministers by Ray Bradbury (9/28/11)
169. Have His Carcase by Dorothy L Sayers (10/2/11)
170. Olga: A Daughter's Tale by Marie-Therese Browne (10/4/11)
171. The Shortest Way to Hades by Sarah Caudwell (10/12/11)
172. Haunted Ground by Erin Hart (10/15/11)
173. A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler (10/17/11)
174. The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft (10/19/11)
175. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells (10/22/11)
176. A Question of Proof by Nicholas Blake (10/23/11)
177. To Join the Lost by Seth Steinzor (10/26/11) [review coming soon]
178. Let's All Kill Constance by Ray Bradbury (10/28/11)
179. Hangman's Holiday by Dorothy L Sayers (10/29/11)
180. Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L Sayers (11/1/11)
181. Hide & Seek by Wilkie Collins (11/2/11)
182. Blood Atonement by Dan Waddell (11/3/11)
183. Duplicate Death by Georgette Heyer (11/7/11)
184. They Found Him Dead by Georgette Heyer (11/9/11)
185. The Yellow Room Conspiracy by Peter Dickinson (11/12/11)
186. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford (11/12/11)
187. The Word for Everything by Roger Mitchell (11/19/11)
188. Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers (11/23/11)
189. The Pianist in the Dark by Michéle Halberstadt (11/23/11)
190. Dragons of Light by Orson Scott Card [ed] (11/24/11)
191. Corpus Christmas by Margaret Maron (11/25/11)
192. The High Crusade by Poul Anderson (11/25/11)
193. Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers (11/27/11)
194. Striding Folly by Dorothy L Sayers (11/27/11)
195. The Prince Lost to Time by Ann Dukthas (11/29/11)
196. A Family Affair by Rex Stout (12/1/11)
198. Batman: The Cheetah Caper (12/3/11)
199. In the Teeth of the Evidence by Dorothy L Sayers (12/4/11)
200. The Habit of Widowhood by Robert Barnard (12/4/11)
201. The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (12/5/11)
202. Electric City by K. K. Beck (12/6/11)
203. More Holmes for the Holidays by Greenberg, Lellenberg & Waugh, eds (12/7/11)
204. The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum (12/10/11)
205. An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear (12/12/11)
206. A Christmas Guest by Anne Perry (12/13/11)
207. That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis (12/17/11)
208. The Praise Singer by Mary Renault (12/20/11)
209. Corduroy Lost & Found by Don Freeman (12/23/11)
210. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (12/23/11)
211. The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett (12/23/11)
212. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (12/23/11)
213. The Spy-Catcher Gang by John Kelly (12/24/11)
214. Goodnight iPad by Ann Droid (12/24/11)
215. Murder on Theatre Row by Michael Jahn (12/24/11)
216. The Hat by Jan Brett (12/25/11)
217. C. B. Greenfield: A Little Madness by Lucille Kallen (12/26/11)
218. Loose Cannons: Devastating Dish from the World's Wildest Women by Autumn Stephens (12/28/11)
219. The Chinese Bell Murders by Robert Van Gulik (12/30/11)
220. Beware of Trains by Edmund Crispin (12/31/11)

CHALLENGE COMPLETE!!

Wrap up post HERE


3 comments:

Birdie said...

Bev--
Have I mentioned lately that you're insane--in the best way possible, of course, but insane nonetheless.
:)

Bev Hankins said...

@Birdie: You think I don't know this? :-)

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I love challenges! I've failed miserably at most this year; however, I've put myself in some this year that I think will help me get more organized. THIS one, however, is just for fun! I "thought" about making the goal 200, but ... I put myself at 150 instead ... :) Good luck!