Sunday, October 26, 2014

Challenge Complete: Mount TBR

At the beginning of the year I signed up for my very own Mount TBR Reading Challenge (click link for rules and sign-up page).My bookaholic ways had not changed at all and I headed back to Mt. Everest. With my latest read, I have scaled the heights and planted my flag on Everest's peak. 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...
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)


Cath said...

Wow, that's *so* impressive! Congratulations!

LuAnn Braley said...

You just became my reading idol! :O) Did you make the list as you went along *by day, week, month, etc* or did you drink a LOT of coffee and get it all done at once?

Bev Hankins said...

Thanks, Cath!

LuAnn: I just added the books as I read coffee involved whatsoever. :-)

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I've really missed this challenge this year, and somehow have only read 5-6 books from my TBR shelf. That said I have enjoyed following along (and reading a lot from my local library)!

Bev Hankins said...

Maybe next year will be a TBR kind of year for you, Geoff.