Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Challenge Complete: Mount TBR

I did it!  I finally conquered a Mt. Everest stack of books from my very own TBR mountain range in the back room.  For the rest of the year I'll be roaming around on the peak...I don't think I'll manage 49 more books to get me to Mars....

Here's the trail I took up the mountain side:

1. The Man Who Went up in Smoke by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (1/8/13)
2. The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey (1/13/12)
3. The Puzzle of the Silver Persian by Stuart Palmer (1/15/13)
4. Slippage by Harlan Ellison (1/19/13)
5. The Web Between the Worlds by Charles Sheffield (1/21/13)
6. Four Lost Ladies by Stuart Palmer (1/23/13)
7. The Case of the Negligent Nymph by Erle Stanley Gardner (1/24/13)
8. Veiled Murder by Alice Campbell (1/28/13)
9. The Cavalier's Cup by Carter Dickson (2/5/13)
10. Corpses at Indian Stones by Philip Wylie (2/7/13)
11. Aaron's Serpent by Emily Thorn (2/22/13)
12. The World's 100 Best Short Stories, Vol. III: Mystery by Grant Overton, ed (2/24/13)
13. Three English Comedies by A. B. De Mille, ed (2/27/13)
14. The Other Side of Tomorrow by Roger Elwood, ed (2/28/13)
15. The Green Plaid Pants by Margaret Scherf (3/3/13)
16. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (3/6/13)
17. The Lady in the Morgue by Jonathan Latimer (3/10/13)
18. Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers (3/11/13)
19. The Diplomat & the Gold Piano by Margaret Scherf (3/16/13)
20. The Lady Vanishes (aka The Wheel Spins) by Ethel Lina White (3/17/13)
21. A Perfect Red by Amy Butler Greenfield (3/22/13)
22. Unhappy Hooligan by Stuart Palmer (3/24/13)
23. Sally's in the Alley by Norbert Davis (3/25/13)
24. Black Widow by Patrick Quentin (4/3/13)
25. In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff (4/9/13)
26. The Mountains Have a Secret by Arthur W. Upfield (4/16/13)
27. The Devil's Stronghold by Leslie Ford (4/21/13)
28. The Silence of Herondale by Joan Aiken (4/21/13)
29. Holiday Homicide by Rufus King (4/23/13)
30. A Private History of Awe by Scott Russell Sanders (4/27/13)
31. Death Has Green Fingers by Lionel Black (4/30/13)
32. Inland Passage by George Harmon Coxe (5/2/13)
33. The Talking Sparrow Murders by Darwin L. Teilhet (5/6/13)
34. Sleep No More by Margaret Erskine (5/21/13)
35. Death at Crane's Court by Eilis Dillon (5/23/13)
36. The Curse of the Bronze Lamp by Carter Dickson (5/27/13)
37. Miss Silver Deals With Death by Patricia Wentworth (finished 5/28/13)
38. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (6/7/13)
39. Murder on Safari by Laura Lippman (6/8/13)
40. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Sanders (6/12/13)
41. Murder Within Murder by Frances & Richard Lockridge (6/14/13)
42. Break Any Woman Down by Dana Johnson (6/17/13)
43. The Chinese Parrot by Earl Derr Biggers (6/18/13)
44. The Father's Day Murder by Lee Harris (6/18/13)
45. Death in Zanzibar by M. M. Kaye (6/25/13)
46. Jack on the Gallows Tree by Leo Bruce (6/26/13)
47. The Listening by Kyle Dargan (6/28/13)
48. Mystery Train by David Wojahn (6/28/13)
49. Death & the Gentle Bull by Frances & Richard Lockridge (6/29/13)
50. The Mummy Case Mystery by Dermot Morrah (7/3/13)
51. Dead Man Control by Helen Reilly (7/6/13)
52. The Hollow Chest by Alice Tilton [Phoebe Atwood Taylor] (7/12/13)
53. The Call of the Wild by Jack London (7/14/13)
54. Spotted Hemlock by Gladys Mitchell (7/18/13)
55. London Particular (aka Fog of Doubt) by Christianna Brand (7/22/13)
56. The Case of the Careless Kitten by Erle Stanley Gardner (7/23/13)
57. Mist on the Saltings by Henry Wade (7/26/13)
58. The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy L. Sayers (7/31/13)
59. Till Death Do Us Part by John Dickson Carr (8/2/13)
60. The Long Farewell by Michael Innes (8/3/13)
61. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (8/6/13)
62. Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen (8/20/13)
63. The Door by Mary Roberts Rinehart (8/22/13)
64. Poems & Prose by Christina Rossetti (8/27/13)
65. A Bullet in the Ballet by Caryl Brahms & S. J. Simon (8/28/13)
66. This New & Poisonous Air by Adam McOmber (9/3/13)
67. Murder & Blueberry Pie by Frances & Richard Lockridge (9/3/13)
68. The Croquet Player by H. G. Wells (9/4/13)
69. Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert Jenkins (9/8/13)
70. Famous Ghost Stories edited by Bennett Cerf (9/13/13)
71. The Temple of Death by A. C. & R. H. Benson (9/16/13)
72. The Dreadful Hollow by Nicholas Blake (9/19/13)
73. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (9/24/13)
74. Death Knocks Three Times by Anthony Gilbert (9/27/13)
75. The Mystery Lovers' Book of Quotations by Jane Horning (9/27/13)
76. The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson (10/1/13)
77. Foundation by Isaac Asimov (10/4/13)
78. The Haunted Dolls' House by M. R. James (10/9/13)
79. Murder at Cambridge by Q. Patrick (10/15/13)
80. Dead of a Counterplot by Simon Nash (10/20/13)
81. The Water Room by Christopher Fowler (10/25/13)
82. Gently Go Man by Alan Hunter (10/27/13)
83. Once Upon a Crime by M. D. Lake (10/28/13)
84. Through a Glass, Darkly by Helen McCloy (10/29/13)
85. Mystery & Crime: NYPL Book of Answers by Jay Pearsall (10/30/13)
86. By a Woman's Hand by Jean Swanson & Dean James (11/2/13)
87. Maid to Murder by Roy Vickers (11/3/13)
88. Shell Game by Richard Powell (11/4/13)
89. Kemp's Last Case by M. R. D. Meek (11/4/13)
90. The Murder Stone by Charles Todd (11/8/13)
91. Death Is in the Air by Kate Kingsbury (11/10/13)
92. Evidence of Things Seen by Elizabeth Daly (11/12/13)
93. Check-Out Time by Kate Kingsbury (11/13/13)
94. The Small Hours of the Morning by Margaret Yorke (11/15/13)
95. The Dorothy Parker Murder Case by George Baxt (11/19/13)
96. The Patient in Room 18 by Mignon G. Eberhart (11/20/13)
97. The Tragedy of X by Barnaby Ross [Ellery Queen] (11/25/13)
98. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (11/27/13)
99. The Tragedy of Y by Barnaby Ross [Ellery Queen] (11/30/13)
100. The Birds' Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin (12/1/13)

Yippee!  Complete!

101. The Tragedy of Z by Barnaby Ross [Ellery Queen] (12/3/13)


Jean said...

WOW. That is seriously impressive. Congratulations!

neer said...

Phew! I am out of breath just looking at the list. Congratulations. I am still struggling up Pike's Peak.

Bev Hankins said...

Thanks! I wasn't sure I was going to make it this year. I kept getting distracted by new and shiny books and library books.

BooksPlease said...

I just don't know how you do it - congratulations!!! If I read 100 books a year in total that's about my limit. And you've reviewed them all too - amazing.You're an inspiration.

I've nearly got to the top of Mount Vancouver, so I'm moderately pleased as that's more TBRs than I read last year.

Cath said...

Wow, that's impressive! Congrats! Looking forward to joining you next year.

fredamans said...

Sadly I was airlifted off Mt. Vancouver.