Sunday, March 13, 2011

Challenge Complete: Forgotten Treasures

The Forgotten Treasures Reading Challenge was a no-brainer for me. I love vintage mysteries and classic literature. With a challenge whose goal was to read and review (or just share a few thoughts on) books that are 25 years old or older, I could think no reason why I shouldn't sign up.

And a Bonus* Level to read 25 books 25+ years old or older? Got it! Just finished my 25th book last night and here's the complete list of Forgotten Treasures for the Challenge (click titles for reviews):

1. 5 Bullets by Lee Thayer (published 1944) [1/12/11]
The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen (published 1944) [1/13/11]
3. Live or Die by Anne Sexton (published 1966) [1/21/11]
4. Black Orchids by Rex Stout (published 1941) [1/21/11]
5. Coridally Invited to Meet Death by Rex Stout (published 1942) [1/22/11]
6. Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis (published 1938) [1/22/11]
7. The Ampersand Papers by Michael Innes (published 1978) [1/23/11]
8. The Fashion in Shrouds by Margery Allingham (published 1938) [1/25/11]
9. Rope's End, Rogue's End by E. C. R. Lorac (published 1942) [1/26/11]
10. Flying Finish by Dick Francis (published 1966) [1/29/11]
11. A Graveyard to Let by Carter Dickson (published1949) [1/31/11]
12. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope (published 1873) [2/1/11]
13. Why Shoot a Butler? by Georgette Heyer (published 1933) [2/2/11]
14. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green (published 1878) [2/8/11]
Something New by P. G. Wodehouse (published 1915) [2/17/11]
16. McKee of Centre Street by Helen Reilly (published 1934) [2/23/11]
17. You Can Die Laughing by A. A. Fair, aka Erle Stanley Gardner (published 1957) [2/24/11]
18. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (published 1962) [2/26/11]
19. Dividend on Death by Brett Halliday (published 1939) [2/27/11]
20. Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh (published 1943) [2/28/11]
21. Leave It to Psmith by P. G. Wodehouse (published 1923) [3/2/11]
22. Rim of the Pit by Hake Talbot (published 1944) [3/4/11]
23. Shroud of Darkness by E. C. R. Lorac (published 1954) [3/10/11]
24. The Trail of the Red Diamonds by L. Ron Hubbard (originally published 1935) [3/11/11]
25. The Girl in Blue by P. G. Wodehouse (published 1971) [3/12/11]

Thanks to Retroredux's Reviews for hosting! I've had a blast! And don't worry, I'm not done with those golden oldies just because I've reached 25. More Forgotten Treasures reviews will be coming your way all year...


fredamans said...

Congrats on completing this challenge!

bermudaonion said...

Wow, congratulations on completing a challenge so early in the year.