Sunday, November 3, 2013

2014 Mount TBR Challenge: My Sign-Up


Here I am signing up for my very own Mount TBR Reading Challenge (click link for rules and sign-up page).My bookaholic ways have not changed at all and I'm headed back to Mt. Everest with the hopes that I'll be able to build a rocket ship when I reach the top and shoot on up to Mount Olympus on Mars.  But the official sign up is to try and knock out 100 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


1. The Poison Belt by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [on TBR since 8/11/12] (1/2/14)
2. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell [on TBR since 11/3/11] (1/5/14)
3. Shakespeare's Planet by Clifford D. Simak [on TBR since 1980s] (1/6/14)
4. The Skeleton in the Clock by Carter Dickson [on TBR since 6/27/12] (1/8/14)
5. Dangerous Visions #3 by Harlan Ellison, ed [on TBR since 5/13/13] (1/11/14)
6. Angels & Spaceships by Fredric Brown [on TBR since 11/3/11] (1/12/14)
7. Triumph by Philip Wylie [on TBR since 5/16/13] (1/18/14)
8. Seven Footprints to Satan by A. Merritt [on TBR since 5/16/13] (1/22/14)
9. The Winter Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine [on TBR since 10/12/13] (1/23/14)
10. Death on the Aisle by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since 10/13/12] (1/24/14)
11. The Adventure of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons by James Francis Thierry [on TBR since 10/4/13] (1/26/14) 
12. Other Times, Other Worlds by John D. MacDonald [on TBR since 1/19/93] (1/26/14) Pike's Peak!
13. Too Much of Water by Bruce Hamilton [on TBR since 10/4/13] (1/27/14)
14. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep [on TBR since 12/30/11] (1/29/14) 
15. Darkness at Pemberley by T. H. White [on TBR since 12/31/12] (1/30/14) 
16. Exit Actors, Dying by Margot Arnold [on TBR since 6/23/09] (2/4/14) 
17. Shelf Life by Douglas Clark [on TBR since 12/31/11] (2/6/14) 
18. Gambit by Rex Stout [on TBR since 9/27/09] (2/8/14) 
19. Death Walks on Cat Feet by D. B. Olsen [on TBR since 4/13/13] (2/13/14) 
20. Made Up to Kill by Kelley Roos [on TBR since 10/12/12] (2/18/14)
21. Ellery Queen's 20th Anniversary Annual by Ellery Queen, ed [on TBR since 1/19/13] (2/22/14)
22. The Purple Parrot by Clyde Clason [on TBR since 10/4/13] (2/25/14)
23. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick [on TBR since late '80s] (2/27/14)
24. The Darker the Night by Herbert Brean [on TBR since 5/16/13] (3/3/14) Mount Blanc!
25. India's Love Lyrics by Laurence Hope [on TBR since 6/12/89] (3/4/14)
26. Murder in the Vatican by Ann Margaret Lewis [on TBR since 10/4/13] (3/5/14) 
27. Vicious Circle by Douglas Clark [on TBR since 12/31/11] (3/11/14) 
28. Harlan Ellison's 7 Against Chaos by Harlan Ellison [on TBR since 12/25/12] (3/17/14) 
29. The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout [on TBR since 3/23/13] (3/23/14) 
30. Tut, Tut! Mr. Tutt by Arthur Train [on TBR since 8/18/11] (3/15/14) 
31. Grimms' Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm [on TBR since 12/12/09] (3/28/14) 
32. The Clue of the Leather Noose by Donald Bayne Hobart [on TBR since 1/5/13] (3/31/14)
33. The Coral Princess Murders by Frances Crane [ on TBR since 10/4/13] (4/5/14) 
34. A Hangman's Dozen by Alfred Hitchcock, ed [on TBR since 12/31/10] (4/7/14) 
35. Naked Is the Best Disguise by Samuel Rosenberg [on TBR since 11/14/09] (4/8/14)
36. Gale Warning by Hammond Innes [on TBR since 2/16/13] (4/15/14) Mt. Vancouver!
37. Murder at the Museum of Natural History by Michael Jahn [on TBR since 7/14/12] (4/18/14)
38. My √Āntonia by Willa Cather [on TBR since 3/5/11] (4/20/11)
39. Dorothy Dixon & the Double Cousin by Dorothy Wayne [on TBR since 9/29/10] (4/26/14) 
40. For Old Crime's Sake (aka Lucky Jane) by Delano Ames [on TBR since 6/29/12] (4/29/14)
41. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain [on TBR since 9/28/11] (4/29/14)
42. Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer [on TBR since 12/18/11] (5/1/14) 
43. Death at the Medical Board by Josephine Bell [on TBR since 7/30/11] (5/16/14) 
44. Bed-Knob & Broomstick by Mary Norton [on TBR since 12/17/11] (5/16/14) 
45. Mind Fields: The Art of Jacek Yerka/The Fiction of Harlan Ellison by Yerka & Ellison [on TBR since 12/25/13] (5/22/14) 
46. By the Watchman's Clock by Leslie Ford [on TBR since 2/8/13] (5/23/14) 
47. Red Herring by Edward Acheson [on TBR since 6/1/13] (5/25/14) 
48. Beyond Uhura: Star Trek & Other Memories by Nichelle Nichols [on TBR since 12/25/14] (5/29/14) Mt. Ararat!
49. Invisible Green by John Sladek [on TBR since 6/26/12] (6/2/14)
50. Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caudwell [on TBR since at least 2011--but I know it was longer, just didn't log the date on this one for some reason] (6/5/14)
51. The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo [on TBR since 3/29/12] (6/8/14)
52. Plain Sailing by Douglas Clark [on TBR since 12/21/11] (6/11/14)
53. A Hearse on May-Day by Gladys Mitchell [on TBR since 10/4/13] (6/15/14)
54. Undead & Unpopular by MaryJanice Davidson [on TBR since 11/7/13] (6/17/14)
55. The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker [on TBR since 9/1/12] (6/19/14)
56. The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 5/13/12] (6/23/14)
57. DeKok & Murder in Ecstasy by A. C. Baantjer [on TBR since 4/20/13] (6/27/14)
58. The Day They Kidnapped Queen Victoria by H. K. Fleming [on TBR since 10/1/11] (7/2/14)
59. A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott [on TBR since 12/31/10] (7/3/14)
60. The Chief Inspector's Daughter by Sheila Radley [on TBR since 3/26/11] (7/5/14) Mt. Kilimanjaro!
61. On the Beach by Nevil Shute [on TBR since the 1980s] (7/7/14)
62. Selections from the Essays of Montaigne by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (trans & edited by Donald M. Frame) [on TBR since 2004] (7/7/14)
63. The Forgotten War by William R. Forstchen [on TBR since 2000] (7/9/14)
64. Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout [on TBR since 12/30/11] (7/12/14)
65. Murder at the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason [on TBR since 11/17/12] (7/14/14)
66. The Tattooed Man by Howard Pease [on TBR since 11/3/12] (7/17/14)
67. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis [on TBR since 1993] (7/20/14)
68. Relic by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child [on TBR since 12/2/12] (7/22/14)
69. Who Guards a Prince by Reginald Hill [on TBR since 12/22/12] (7/23/14)
70. Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym [on TBR since 7/9/09] (7/25/14)
71. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley [on TBR since 11/10/12] (7/31/14)
72.The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Angel of the Opera by Sam Siciliano [on TBR since 5/26/11] (8/4/14)
73.  Introducing C. B. Greenfield by Lucille Kallen [on TBR since 6/29/12] (8/6/14)
74. Date With Danger by Roy Vickers [on TBR since 10/4/13] (8/11/14)
75. Button, Button by Marion Bramhall [on TBR since 10/4/13] (8/13/14) El Toro!
76. Book of the Dead by Elizabeth Daly [on TBR since 10/4/13] (8/14/15)
77. Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card [on TBR since 1990s] (8/19/14)
78. Zingers, Quips, & One-Liners by Geoff Tibballs,ed [on TBR since 10/10/13] (8/25/14)
79. The Bigger They Come by A. A. Fair [on TBR since 5/13/13] (8/28/14)
80. The Attenbury Emeralds by Jill Paton Walsh [on TBR since 1/27/11] (8/29/14)
81. Red Cent by Robert Campbell [on TBR since 9/8/12] (9/10/14)
82. The Herb of Death & Other Stories by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 11/2/13] (9/14/14)
83. Death Takes a Sabbatical by Robert Bernard [on TBR sine June 2011] (9/16/14)
84. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy [on TBR since 1980s] (9/21/14)
85. The Footprints on the Ceiling by Clayton Rawson [on TBR since 10/4/09] (9/25/14)
86. Two for Sorrow by Nicola Upson [on TBR since 12/14/12] (9/27/14)
87. A Death for a Dancer by E. X. Giroux [on TBR since 4/13/13] (9/28/14)
88. Bleeding Maize & Blue by Susan Holtzer [on TBR since 9/4/10] (9/30/14)
89. Blood on the Stars by Brett Halliday [on TBR since 10/1/11] (10/4/14)
90. The Witch's Grave by Philip DePoy [on TBR since 12/2010] (10/5/14)
91. Lament for a Maker by Michael Innes [on TBR since at least March 2011] (10/8/14)
92. Death on Allhallowe'en by Leo Bruce [on TBR since12/31/11] (10/11/14)
93. Only a Matter of Time by V. C. Clinton-Baddeley [on TBR since 10/4/13] (10/13/14)
94. Murder on Mike by H. Paul Jeffers [on TBR since 10/12/13] (10/15/14)
95. Appleby's Answer by Michael Innes [on TBR since 11/14/09] (10/17/14)
96. The Haunted Lady by Mary Roberts Rinehart [on TBR since 10/1/11] (10/19/14)
97. Too Many Doctors by Holly Roth [on TBR since 9/28/12] (10/22/14)
98. Madman's Bend by Arthur W. Upfield [on TBR since 3/29/12] (10/24/14)
99. Roast Eggs by Douglas Clark [on TBR since 12/31/11] (10/24/14)
100. Nor Live So Long by Sara Woods [on TBR since 3/26/09] (10/25/14)

Challenge Complete! But I've packed my bags for Mars and am going to see how far up Mount Olympus I can get before the New Year...

101. Head of a Traveller by Nicholas Blake [on TBR since 9/28/12] (10/29/14)
102. The Mind-Murders by Janwillem van de Wetering [on TBR since 9/3/11] (10/30/14)
103. Copper Gold by Pauline Glen Winslow [on TBR since 10/1/11] (11/1/14)
104. The Lady in Black by Anna Clarke [on TBR since 10/1/11] (11/1/14)
105. Guest in the House by Philip MacDonald [onTBR since 12/31/11] (11/2/14)
106. The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart [on TBR since 3/1/12] (11/4/14)
107. Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier [on TBR since 10/12/13] (11/12/14) 
108. Two Men in Twenty by Maurice Procter [on TBR since 9/30/11] (11/14/14)
109. Death by Sheer Torture by Robert Barnard [on TBR since 4/20/10] (11/15/14)
110. The D. A. Breaks a Seal by Erle Stanley Gardner [on TBR since 9/28/12] (11/16/14)
111. The Pavilion by Hilda Lawrence [on TBR since 9/28/12] (11/17/14)
112. Death of a Dutchman by Magdalen Nabb [on TBR since 10/29/11] (11/18/14)
113. Oxford Knot by Veronica Stallwood [on TBR since January 2011] (11/20/14)
114. The Curious Affair of the Third Dog by Patricia Moyes [on TBR since 10/27/11] (11/24/14)
115. Lament for the Bride by Helen Reilly [on TBR since 5/22/10] (11/24/14)
116. Alone Against Tomorrow by Harlan Ellison [on TBR since 2000] (11/30/14) 
117. Mayhem in B-Flat by Elliot Paul [on TBR since 8/11/11] (12/4/14)
118. The Black-Headed Pins by Constance & Gwenyth Little [on TBR since 10/4/13] (12/7/14)
119. A Curtain Falls by Stefanie Pintoff [on TBR since 12/9/13] (12/10/14)
120. The Finishing Stroke by Ellery Queen [on TBR since at least 12/2012] (12/13/14)
121. The White Dress by Mignon G. Eberhart [on TBR since 7/20/13] (12/15/14)
122. Words for Murder Perhaps by Edward Candy [on TBR since 12/25/11] (12/16/14)
123. Sick to Death by Douglas Clark [on TBR since 10/1/10] (12/17/14)
124. A Crossworder's Holiday by Nero Blanc [on TBR since 12/10/11] (12/21/14)
125. The Night Before Christmas Profusely Illustrated by Clement Moore et al [on TBR since 9/11/94] (12/24/14)
126. Star Wreck III: Time Warped by Leah Rewolinski [on TBR since 5/13/13] (12/26/14)
127. The Films of Sherlock Holmes by Chris Steinbrunner & Norman Michaels [on TBR since 12/2012--at least] (12/30/14)
128. Book Lovers' London by Lesley Reader [on TBR since 12/2013--at least)] (12/30/14)


1 comment:

Cath said...

Good luck with this. I'll be joining as soon as I can get my post together... and decide how many books to go for.