Sunday, November 6, 2011

Antonym Reading Challenge 2012

January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012

Tasha at Book Obsessed asks: Are you ready to take the challenge!?!

She's kidding right? Me, not take a challenge? That's like Star Trek not boldly going. Or Holmes not detecting. Of course, I'm ready for the challenge. This one and that one and those over there too. And this one sounds particularly fun.

So, here's the deal for Tasha's Antonym Reading Challenge:

The goal is to read books by matching antonyms in the titles. To help us out, she's posted links on her site to the interwebs for antonyms and a thesaurus. She also provides examples of titles that work for the challenge. [Click link above for full details and to join in.]

Books can be in any genre and any format (paperback, ebook, audio, etc.) No short stories. Rereads and crossovers from other challenges are fine. But reread reviews must be written in 2012; no recycling of old reviews.

You can list your books in advance or list them as you go.

Challenge Levels:

Diploma: 6-10 books
Bachelors: 12-20 books
Masters: 22-30 books
Doctorate: 32+ books

Here's my projected reading list for the Masters Level:

1. Bland Beginning by Julian Symons (4/12/12)
2. A Finer End by Deborah Crombie (4/14/12)

3. The School of Night by Louis Bayard (11/12/12)
4. The Morning After Death by Nicholas Blake (5/14/12)

5. The Future on Ice by Orson Scott Card, ed. (2/15/12)
6. The Fire Engine that Disappeared by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (4/9/12)

7. The Devil to Pay by Ellery Queen (5/6/12)
8. Death of a God by S. T. Haymon (5/1/12)

9. Such Friends Are Dangerous by Walter Tyrer (5/19/12)
10. A Stranger in My Grave by Margaret Millar (9/10/12)

11. Silver and Guilt by Cynthia Smith (4/9/12)
12. The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton (8/25/12)

13. Murder with a Past by Ellery Queen (4/27/12)
14. Future Crime by Cynthia Mason & Charles Ardai, eds. (1/23/12)

15. A Sleeping Life by Ruth Rendell (10/8/12)
16. O' Artful Death by Sarah Stewart Taylor (6/20/12)

17. The Last Escape by E. C. R. Lorac (5/14/12)
18. Catch as Catch Can by Frances & Richard Lockridge (11/26/12)

19. The Case of the Blind Barber by John Dickson Carr (9/22/12)
20. The Confession & Sight Unseen by Mary Roberts Rinehart (10/10/12)

21. Death's Pale Horse by James Sherburne (8/27/12)
22. She Woke to Darkness by Brett Halliday (10/29/12)

23.The Bone Is Pointed by Arthur W. Upfield (11/16/12)
24. Not in the Flesh by Ruth Rendell (11/10/12)

25. The Nine Wrong Answers by John Dickson Carr (7/7/12)
26. A Question of Time by Helen McCloy (10/15/12)

27. Slowly, Slowly in the Wind by Patricia Highsmith (11/30/12)

28. The Fleet Street Murders by Charles Finch (9/1/12)

29. New Graves at Great Norne by Henry Wade (5/31/12)
30. Death of an Old Girl by Elizabeth LeMarchand (11/21/12)

31. Some Danger Involved by Will Thomas (10/27/12)
32. Nothing Can Rescue Me by Elizabeth Daly (2/18/12)
33. Something to Kill For by Susan Holtzer (6/1/12)

After searching some more through my TBR stacks, I found enough for my Doctorate! And I thought for my last selections I would do a triple threat....


Anonymous said...

What a fun idea!

Tasha said...

Thanks for signing up! I haven't picked out any books yet; I have so many on my tbr pile...Good luck with your challenge :)

Unknown said...

This looks like fun!

Debbie Rodgers said...

This looks like an interesting challange but I can't see anything in my line-up for next year that could be couple....YOu have a great list!