Sunday, October 19, 2014

Challenge Complete: I Love Library Books

You Read How Many Books?
Reading Challenge
2014

This year I joined new host Gina @ Book Dragon's Lair for a "read as many as you can" type reading challenge.  Amy at My Overstuffed Bookshelf had hosted the 150+ challenge the last few years, and allowed Gina to host this year, with changes :-).
This time 'round we hadthree levels to choose from--having sailed along at the 150+ level for a couple of years, I signed up for Level 2 (at least 150).

Here are the books read for the challenge:

1. The Poison Belt by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle(1/2/14)
2. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (1/5/14)
3. Shakespeare's Planet by Clifford D. Simak(1/6/14)
4. The Skeleton in the Clock by Carter Dickson (1/8/14)
5. Dangerous Visions #3 by Harlan Ellison, ed (1/11/14)
6. Angels & Spaceships by Fredric Brown (1/12/14)
7. Shake Hands Forever by Ruth Rendell (1/13/14)
8. The Wonder Chamber by Mary Malloy (1/15/14)
9. Triumph by Philip Wylie (1/18/14)
10. The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton (1/18/14)
11. The Kingdom by the Sea by Paul Theroux (1/20/14)
12. Seven Footprints to Satan by A. Merritt (1/22/14)
13. The Winter Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine (1/23/14) 
14. Death on the Aisle by Frances & Richard Lockridge (1/24/14)
15. The Adventure of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons by James Francis Thierry (1/26/14)
16. Other Times, Other Worlds by John D. MacDonald (1/26/14) 
17. Too Much of Water by Bruce Hamilton (1/27/14)
18. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (1/29/14) 
19. Darkness at Pemberley by T. H. White (1/30/14) 
20. Death by Chick Lit by Lynn Harris (2/1/14) 
21. Exit Actors, Dying by Margot Arnold (2/4/14) 
22. Where There's Love, There's Hate by Adolfo Bioy Casares & Silvina Ocampo (2/5/14) 
23. Shelf Life by Douglas Clark (2/6/14) 
24. Gambit by Rex Stout (2/8/14) 
25. You Can Write a Mystery by Gillian Roberts (2/9/14) 
26. Dandy Gilver & the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains by Catriona McPherson (2/12/14) 
27. Death Walks on Cat Feet by D. B. Olsen (2/13/14) 
28. Cursed in the Act by Raymond Buckland (2/16/14)
29. Made Up to Kill by Kelley Roos (2/18/14)
30. XCIA's Street Art Project by Hank O'Neal (2/20/14) 
31. Ellery Queen's 20th Anniversary Annual by Ellery Queen, ed (2/22/14)
32. The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie (2/25/14) 
33. The Purple Parrot by Clyde Clason (2/25/14) 
34. To Kingdom Come by Will Thomas (2/26/14)
35. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick (2/27/14) 
36. The Darker the Night by Herbert Brean (3/3/14) 
37. India's Love Lyrics by Laurence Hope (3/4/14) 
38. Murder in the Vatican by Ann Margaret Lewis (3/5/14) 
39. The Poisoned Island by Lloyd Shepherd (3/8/14) 
40. It's Not All Flowers & Sausages by Jennifer Scoggin (3/10/14) 
41. Vicious Circle by Douglas Clark (3/11/14) 
42. A Girl Walks Into a Bar by Helena S. Paige (3/12/14) 
43. Endless Night by Agatha Christie (3/13/14) 
44. John Smith: Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars by Roland Hughes (3/17/14) 
45. Harlan Ellison's 7 Against Chaos by Harlan Ellison (3/17/14)
46. India Black & the Gentleman Thief by Carol K. Carr (3/19/14) 
47. A Tale of Two Biddies by Kylie Logan (3/21/14) 
48. The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout (3/23/14) 
49. Tut, Tut! Mr. Tutt by Arthur Train (3/25/14) 
50. Grimms' Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm (3/28/14)
51. The Clue of the Leather Noose by Donald Bayne Hobart (3/31/14) 
52. The Coral Princess Murders by Frances Crane (4/5/14) 
53. Decoded by Mai Jia (4/5/14) 
54. After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman (4/6/14) 
55. A Hangman's Dozen by Alfred Hitchcock, ed (4/7/14)
56. Naked Is the Best Disguise by Samuel Rosenberg (4/8/14) 
57. The Mammoth Book of the Lost Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes by Denis O. Smith (4/13/14) 
58. Gale Warning by Hammond Innes (4/15/14)
59. Murder at the Museum of Natural History by Michael Jahn (4/18/14) 
60. My Antonia by Willa Cather (4/20/14)
61. Death by the Book by Julianna Deering (4/21/14) 
62. The Lady of Sorrows by Anne Zouroudi (4/26/14)
63. Dorothy Dixon & the Double Cousin by Dorothy Wayne (4/26/14) 
64. For Old Crime's Sake (aka Lucky Jane) by Delano Ames (4/29/14)
65. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain (4/29/14) 
66. Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer (5/1/14) 
67. Ships of the Line by Doug Drexler & Margaret Clark (eds) [5/1/14] 
68. The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin (5/6/14)
69. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw (5/9/14) 
70. Death at the Medical Board by Josephine Bell (5/16/14) 
71. Bed-Knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton (5/16/14)
72. Sinners & the Sea by Rebecca Kanner (5/21/14)
73. Whispers of Vivaldi by Beverle Graves Myers (5/21/14) 
74. Mind Fields: The Art of Jacek Yerka/The Fiction of Harlan Ellison by Yerka & Ellison (5/22/14)
75. By the Watchman's Clock by Leslie Ford (5/23/14) 
76. Red Herring by Edward Acheson (5/25/14) 
77. Beyond Uhura: Star Trek & Other Memories by Nichelle Nichols (5/29/14)
78. Steampunk Poe by Edgar Allan Poe; illustrated by Zdenko Basic & Manuel Numberac (5/30/14) 
79. Invisible Green by John Sladek (6/2/14)
80. Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caudwell (6/5/14)
81.12.21 by Dustin Thomason (6/6/14)
82. The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo (6/8/14) 
83. Plain Sailing by Douglas Clark (6/11/14)
84. The Corsican Caper by Peter Mayle (6/11/14)
85. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein (6/12/14)
86. Total Harmonic Distortion by Charles Rodrigues (6/12/14)
87. A Hearse on May-Day by Gladys Mitchell (6/15/14)
88. Undead & Unpopular by MaryJanice Davidson (6/17/14)
89. The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker (6/19/14)
90. No. 9 Belmont Square by Margaret Erskine (6/21/14)
91. The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie (6/23/14) 
92. This Private Plot by Alan Beechey (6/26/14)
93. DeKok & Murder in Ecstasy by A. C. Baantjer (6/27/14)
94. The 7 Professors of the Far North by John Fardell (6/29/14)
95. The Day They Kidnapped Queen Victoria by H. K. Fleming (7/2/14)
96. A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott (7/3/14)
97. The Chief Inspector's Daughter by Sheila Radley (7/5/14)
98. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (7/7/14)
99. Selections from the Essays of Montaigne by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (trans & ed by Donald M Frame) [7/7/14] 
100. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby (7/8/14) 
101. The Forgotten War by William R. Horstchen (7/9/14) 
102. Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout (7/12/14) 
103. Murder at the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason (7/14/14)
104. Death in an Ivory Tower by Maria Hudgins (7/16/14) 
105. The Tattooed Man by Howard Pease (7/17/14)
106. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis (7/20/14) 
107. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (7/21/14) 
108. Relic by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (7/22/14)
109. Who Guards a Prince by Reginald Hill (7/23/14) 
110. Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym (7/25/14)
111. Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell (7/30/14)
112. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley (7/31/14)
113. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Angel of the Opera by Sam Siciliano (8/4/14)
114. The Mangle Street Murders by M. R. C. Kasasian (8/5/14)
115. Introducing C. B. Greenfield by Lucille Kallen (8/6/14)
116. Date With Danger by Roy Vickers (8/11/14) 
117. Button, Button by Marion Bramhall (8/13/14)
118. Book of the Dead by Elizabeth Daly (8/14/14)
119. Book Clubbed by Lorna Barrett (8/16/14)
120. New Orleans Requiem by D. J. Donaldson (8/17/14)
121. Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card (8/19/14)
122. Zingers, Quips, & One-Liners by Geoff Tibballs (8/25/14)
123.  The Bigger They Come by A. A. Fair (8/28/14)
124. The Attenbury Emeralds by Jill Paton Walsh (8/29/14)
125. The Late Scholar by Jill Paton Walsh (8/30/14)
126. The Shakespeare Mask by Newton Frohlich (9/2/14)
127. Vertigo 42 by Martha Grimes (9/5/14)
128. Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh (9/6/14)
129. The Unfinished Crime by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (9/8/14)
130. Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet by Harry Kemelman (9/8/14)
131. Red Cent by Robert Campbell (9/10/14)
132. Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie (9/11/14)
133. The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie (9/12/14)
134. The Herb of Death & Other Stories by Agatha Christie (9/14/14)
135. Death Takes a Sabbatical by Robert Bernard (9/16/14)
136. The Edison Effect by Bernadette Pajer (9/20/14)
137. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy (9/21/14)
138. The Footprints on the Ceiling by Clayton Rawson (9/25/14)
139. Two for Sorrow by Nicola Upson (9/27/14)
140. A Death for a Dancer by E. X. Giroux (9/28/14)
141. Bleeding Maize & Blue by Susan Holtzer (9/30/14)
142. Blood on the Stars by Brett Halliday (10/4/14)
143. The Witch's Grave by Philip DePoy (10/5/14)
144. Death by Hitchcock by Elissa D. Grodin (10/6/14)
145. Lament for a Maker by Michael Innes (10/8/14)
146. The Labors of Hercules by Agatha Christie (10/11/14)
147. Death on Allhallowe'en by Leo Bruce (10/11/14)
148. Only a Matter of Time by V. C. Clinton-Baddeley (10/13/14)
149. Murder on Mike by H. Paul Jeffers (10/15/14)
150. Appleby's Answer by Michael Innes (10/17/14)
151. The Haunted Lady by Mary Roberts Rinehart (10/19/14)

Challenge Complete!
 

2 comments:

John said...

Holy Bibliomania! I don't think I've ever read that many books in a single year. I thought 125 was pretty damn impressive for me last year. In some cases you have two books with the same end date. How is that humanly possible? You are a wonder, Bev. With one week and two months left in the year do you think you can reach the astounding total of 200 books read in a single year?

Bev Hankins said...

John: I missed this comment...My overall goal for the year is at least 191 books....we'll see if I get all the way to 200. I've only topped 200 once since I started blogging.