Monday, November 11, 2013

A Century of Books Challenge

I signed up for the Century of Books Challenge once.  And wrote what was probably the most eloquent sign-up post ever.  And somehow managed to completely wipe out the post and lose all the careful research I'd done to find a book I wanted to read for every single date in the century.  And....had finally decided I no longer needed the hand-written notes I'd made prior to putting it up on the internet.  (Yes, I'm looking for sympathy here.  Any takers?)  Oh wait!  I just found a preliminary list on my thumb drive! It may not be everything and it may not be the books I ultimately decided on ('cause I know I made some changes)--but it's something. My original commitment was to read at least 50 this year and the remainder in 2015. I didn't quite make it--so I'm renewing my commitment and hope to finish off the remaining books in 2016. we go again.  I'll finalize the list below as I read.
And now (10/30/14): the original post will no longer let me update it.  So...I'm posting it again.  

1900 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum (11/15/15)
1901 The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel (1/2/16)
1902 India's Love Lyrics by Laurence Hope (3/4/14)
1903 The Stowmarket Mystery (aka A Fatal Legacy by Louis Tracy (9/5/15)
1904 The Albert Gate Mystery by Louis Tracy (9/14/15)
1905 The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy (9/21/14)
1906 The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont by Robert Barr (1/30/16)
1907 The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbitt (9/3/16)
1908 The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart (11/4/14)
1909 Beasley's Christmas Party by Booth Tarkington (9/16/16)
1910 Murder at the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason (7/14/14)
1911 The Eye of Osirus by R. Austin Freeman (9/8/16)
1912 The Master of Mysteries by Gelett Burgess (8/30/16)
1913 The Poison Belt by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1/2/14)
1914 The Silent Witness by R. Austin Freeman (8/25/16)
1915 The Golden Slipper & Other Problems for Violet Strange by Anna Katharine Green (1/26/15)
1916 The Night Before Christmas Profusely Illustrated by Clement Moore et al (12/24/14)
1917 The Bobbsey Twins' Search in the Great City by Laura Lee Hope (11/10/15)
1918 The Adventure of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons by James Francis Thierry (1/26/14)
1919 The Middle Temple Murder  by J. S. Fletcher (9/29/16)
1920 Tut, Tut! Mr.Tutt by Arthur Cheney Train (3/25/14)
1921 Ptomaine Street by Carolyn Wells (12/14/16)
1922 The Red Redmaynes by Eden Philpotts (9/14/15)
1923 Powder & Patch [aka The Transformation of Philip Jettan as by Stella Martin] by Georgette Heyer (5/4/16)
1924 House of the Arrow by A.E.W. Mason (8/31/16)
1925 The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham (2/5/16)
1926 The Tattooed Man by Howard Pease (7/17/14)
Seven Footprints to Satan by A. Merritt [pub as serial in 1927/1st book form 1928] (1/22/14)
Deep Lake Mystery by Carolyn Wells (5/25/15)
1929 The Clue of the Leather Noose by Donald Bayne Hobart (3/31/14)
1930 The Avenging Parrot by Anne Austin (8/4/15)

1931 The Case of the Painted Girl by Frank King (1/6/15)
1932 Darkness at Pemberley by T. H. White (1/30/14)
1933 Dorothy Dix& the Double Cousin by Dorothy Wayne (4/26/14)
1934 The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain (4/29/14)
1935 The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout (3/23/14)
1936 The Murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey by John Dickson Carr (4/8/15)
1937 The Purple Parrot by Clyde B Clason (2/25/14)
1938 Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout (7/12/14)
1939 The Winter Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine (1/23/14)
1940 Made Up toKill by Kelley Roos (2/18/14)
1941 Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer (5/1/14)
1942 Death on the Aisle by Frances & Richard Lockridge (1/24/14)
1943 Bedknob &Broomstick by Mary Norton (5/16/14)
1944 Death at the Medical Board by Josephine Bell (5/16/14)
1945 The White Dress by Mignon G. Eberhart (12/14/14)
1946 Where There's Love, There's Hate by Adolfo Bioy Casares & Silvina Ocampo (2/5/14)
1947 The Labors of Hercules by Agatha Christie (10/11/14)
1948 Gale Warning by Hammond Innes (4/15/14)
1949 The Darker the Night Herbert Brean (3/3/14)
1950 Penny Allen & the Mystery of the Hidden Treasure by Jean McKechnie (5/31/15)
1951 Lament for the Bride by Helen Reilly (11/24/14)
1952 Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis (7/20/14)
1953 Bones in the Barrow by Josephine Bell (5/29/15)
1954 The Coral Princess Murders by Frances Crane (4/5/14)
1955 A Guest in the House by Nigel Philip MacDonald (11/2/14)
1956 Death Walks on Cat Feet by D. B. Olsen
1957 On the Beach by Nevil Shute (7/7/14)
1958 Too Much of Water by Bruce Hamilton (1/27/14)
1959 For Old Crime's Sake by Delano Ames (4/29/14)
1960 Dine & Be Dead by Gwendoline Butler (3/29/15)
1961 The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie (6/23/14)
1962 Gambit by Rex Stout (2/8/14)
1963 Triumph by Philip Wylie (1/18/14)
1964 Two Men in Twenty by Maurice Proctor (11/14/14)
1965 Ellery Queen's 20th Anniversary Annual by Ellery Queen, ed. (2/22/14)
1966 The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon (7/7/15)
1967 Endless Night by Agatha Christie (3/13/14)
1968 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick (1/29/14)
1969 The Day They Kidnapped Queen Victoria by H. K. Fleming (7/2/14)
1970 Death on Allhallowe'en by Leo Bruce (10/11/14)
1971 Alone Against Tomorrow by Harlan Ellison (11/30/14)
1972 A Hearse on May Day by Gladys Mitchell (6/15/14)
1973 The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker (6/19/14
1974 Naked Is the Best Disguise by Samuel Rosenberg (4/8/14)
1975 Shake Hands Forever by Ruth Rendell (1/13/14)
1976 Shakespeare's Planet by Clifford D. Simak (1/6/14)
1977 Invisible Green by John Sladek (6/2/14)
1978 Other Times, Other Worlds by John D. MacDonald (1/26/14)
1979 Exit Actors, Dying by Margot Arnold (2/4/14)
1980 The Chief Inspector's Daughter by Sheila Radley
1981 Thus, Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caudwell (6/5/14)
1982 Shelf Life by Douglas Clark (2/6/14)
1983 The Kingdom by the Sea by Paul Theroux (1/20/14)
1984 Murder on Mike by H. Paul Jeffers (10/15/14)
1985 A Death for a Dancer by E. X. Giroux (9/28/14)
1986 Nor Live So Long by Sara Woods (10/26/14)
1987 Plain Sailing by Douglas Clark (6/11/14)
1988 There Hangs a Knife by Marcia Muller (10/29/15)
1989 Red Cent by Robert Campbell (9/10/14)
1990 Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley (7/31/14)
1991 Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (1/5/14)
1992 A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (7/22/16)
1993 The Giver by Lois Lowry (9/4/15)
1994 Murder at the Museum of Natural History by Michael Jahn (4/18/14)
1995 Relic by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (7/22/14)
1996 Bleeding Maize & Blue by Susan Holtzer (9/30/14)
1997 The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton (1/18/14)
1998 The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw (5/9/14)
1999 The Forgotten War by William Forstchen (7/9/14)

1 comment:

Bev Hankins said...

Still not working right. Grrr. Have now read:

1955 Guest in the House by Philip MacDonald