Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Another Challenge Wrestled Into Submission

Back in July I signed up for the Monthly Mix-up Mania Challenge. What: To read a book for each letter in the year. That's right, a title for the J in January and the A in January, etc.... 74 books total! And with K. K. Beck's Electric City (which contained the last "E" that I need for Decemeber), I am now done.



Here's a list of the books read:

J Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Holmes by Loren D Estleman
A The Ampersand Papers by Michael Innes
N Who Needs Donuts? by Mark Alan Stamaty
U Use Trouble: Poems by Michael S Harper
A We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
R Rope's End, Rogue's End by E. C. R. Lorac
Y The Yellow Dog by Georges Simenon

F Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes
E Emma by Jane Austen
B The Caravaggio Books by Bernard Peterson
R The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippmann
U All Booked Up by Terrie Curran
A Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: An American Woman's Life by Linda Wagner-Martin
R Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
Y The Yellow Room Conspiracy by Peter Dickinson

M Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
A The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
R The Trail of the Red Diamonds by Ron L Hubbard
C The Wyndham Case by Jill Paton Walsh
H Heavy Weather by P. G. Wodehouse

A An Author Bites the Dust by Arthur W. Upfield
P The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
R Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
I The Innocent Bottle by Anthony Gilbert
L Ten Little Herrings by L. C. Tyler

M The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl
A The New Adventures of Ellery Queen by Ellery Queen
Y The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee

J Jerusalem Inn by Martha Grimes
U How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
N Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
E Howards End Is on the Landing by Susan Hill

J The Detections of Dr. Sam: Johnson by Lillian de la Torre
U Blood Upon the Snow by Hilda Lawrence
L The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time by David L Ulin
Y You Can Die Laughing by A. A. Fair

A The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart
U The Unfinished Clue by Georgette Heyer
G Third Girl by Agatha Christie
U Unnatural Death by Dorothy L Sayers
S The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay
T The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

S Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
E The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
P The Porcupine by Julian Barnes
T Scorpions: The Battles & Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices by Noah Feldman
E The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
M The Man on the Balcony by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
B Burial Deferred by Jonathan Ross
E Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro
R The Giant Rat of Sumatra by Richard L Boyer

O My Foe Outstretch'd Beneath the Tree by V. C. Clinton-Baddeley
C Panic in Box C by John Dickson Carr
T Time to Be in Earnest: a fragment of biography by P. D. James
O Oscar Wilde & the Vampire Murders by Gyles Brandreth
B Behold, Here's Poison by Georgette Heyer
E Evvie by Vera Caspary
R The Religious Body by Catherine Aird

N No Wind of Blame by Georgette Heyer
O The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen
V Victorian Tales of Mystery & Detection by Michael Cox (ed)
E The Elberg Collection by Anthony Oliver
M The Last Matryoshka by Joyce Yarrow
B Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer
E Death of an Englishman by Magdalen Nabb
R The Rim of the Pit by Hake Talbot

D Death of a Doxy by Rex Stout
E Savage Beauty: the Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
C Death of a Chimney Sweep by M. C. Beaton
E In the Teeth of the Evidence by Dorothy L Sayers
M Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon
B The Bloody Wood by Michael Innes
E Electric City by K. K. Beck
R Robert Kennedy: In His Own Words by Edwin O. Guthman & Jeffrey Shulman, eds.


3 comments:

Regina Hott said...

Congrats!
I'm almost there... still working on the e's

Bev Hankins said...

The e's were what I had left at the end too.

Book Dragon said...

WOW....just WOW