Monday, October 31, 2011

Mount TBR Challenge Sign Up

Here I am signing up for my very own Mount TBR Reading Challenge (click link for rules and sign-up page). I'm such a bookaholic that I'm going straight for Mt. Everest. I'm going to see if I can knock out 100 or more of my very own books that just happen to be in gigantic piles of TBR books stacked up around my backroom. I don't have a TBR shelf. Oh, no. I have "Mount TBR"...possibly a whole mountain range.

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

In the days between now and January 1, 2012 (official start of the challenge), I will be putting together some planned reading and will list those choices below. I also plan to leave some spaces empty so that if certain books in the TBR stacks just happen to call my name at a particular time I can use them for the challenge as well. Come on and join me in the mountain climbing madness!

 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) 
103. The Three Evangelists by Fred Vargas (12/15/12)
104. Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke (12/18/12)


Unknown said...

Ok. I'm in.

Dear, we desperately need help!

Bev Hankins said...

well...that's the point of the challenge. to help us. help us conquer our tbr stacks. help us fulfill our challenge mania. help us read and read and read... Oh. I see what you mean. :-)

J F Norris said...

Good luck to you, Bev! I have read a total of 90 books so far this year. And if I include the books I never finished it's 102. I'm amazed. I'm signing up for this challenge as well. My goal is to read and then SELL my TBR mountain range. Yes, I have an entire range with several peaks and a few attractive tarns w/ migratory birds making their temporary homes there. Maybe if I make it a tourist attraction and charge tickets I could earn a little extra cash on the side.

Suzanne said...

Count me in as well, though I have to decide at what level .... my mount TBR is the size of Everest and then some!