Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2015 Mount TBR: 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. Ten Thousand Light-Years from Home by James Tiptree, Jr. [on TBR since 6/10/88] (1/2/15)
2. Ride the Pink Horse by Dorothy B. Hughes [on TBR since 12/1/12] (1/3/15)
3. The Case of the Painted Girl by Frank King [on TBR since 10/18/14] (1/6/15)
4. Police Procedurals by Martin H. Greenberg & Bill Pronzini, eds [on TBR since 9/23/13] (1/9/15)
5. Asimov's Choice: Black Holes & Bug-Eyed Monsters by George H. Scithers, ed [on TBR since 6/1/13] (1/9/15)
6. Mother Finds a Body by Gypsy Rose Lee [on TBR since 10/3/14] (1/12/15)
7. A Dead Man in Istanbul by Michael Pearce [on TBR since 9/2/13] (1/14/15)
8. Alpha 2 by Robert Silverberg [on TBR since 12/1993] (1/18/15)
9. Rod Serling's Twilight Zone Revisited by Walter B. Gibson (adapted by) [on TBR since 6/14/14] (1/20/15)
10. Death of a Dwarf by Harold Kemp [on TBR since 5/24/15] (1/25/15)
11. Mystery! A Celebration: Stalking Public Television's Greatest Sleuths by Ron Miller [on TBR since 10/25/14] (2/3/15)
12. One Touch of Blood by Samm Sinclair Baker [on TBR since 11/10/14] (2/5/15)
Pike's Peak!
13. Death Over Deep Water by Simon Nash [on TBR since 12/31/11] (2/8/15)
14. Caught Dead in Philadelphia by Gillian Roberts [on TBR since 7/24/14] (2/11/15) 
15. Some of Your Blood by Theodore Sturgeon [on TBR since 7/26/14] (2/13/15)
16. 13 Steps Down by Ruth Rendell [on TBR since 2/10/11] (2/15/15)
17. A Stitch in Time by Emma Lathen [on TBR since 3/1/12] (2/17/15)
18. Lost Laysen by Margaret Mitchell [on TBR since 2006] (2/17/15)
19. Panic by Helen McCloy [on TBR since 6/27/12] (2/22/15)
20. The Secret of Magnolia Manor by Helen Wells [on TBR since 9/23/14] (2/24/15)
21. The World's Best 100 Detective Stories Vol. 1 by Eugene Thwing, ed [on TBR since 10/25/14] (2/26/15)
22. Into the Valley by John Hersey [on TBR since 6/9/12] (2/28/15)
23. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene [on TBR since 3/1/12] (3/2/15)
24. Death & Mr. Prettyman by Kenneth Giles [on TBR since 3/18/11] (3/6/15)
Mount Blanc!
25. Top of the Heap by A. A. Fair [on TBR since 10/4/13] (3/11/15)
26. Night Train to Paris by Manning Coles [on TBR since 10/4/13] (3/14/15)
27. Playground of Death by John Buxton Hilton [on TBR since 4/10/11] (3/18/15)
28. The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum [on TBR 11/24/14] (3/22/15
29. Malice Domestic by Sara Woods [on TBR since at least 3/2011] (3/26/15)
30. Murder Fantastical by Patricia Moyes [on TBR since 9/28/12] (3/29/15)
31. Dine & Be Dead by Gwendoline Butler [on TBR since 2009] (3/29/15)
32. The False Inspector Dew by Peter Lovesey [on TBR since 11/16/12] (4/1/15)
33. Poison Jasmine by Clyde B. Clason [on TBR since 10/4/13] (4/5/15)
34. The Murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey by John Dickson Carr [on TBR since 8/12/12] (4/8/15)
35. The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle [on TBR since 1999] (4/12/15)
36. Murder in the Wind by John D. MacDonald [on TBR since 9/28/13] (4/13/15)
Mt. Vancouver!
37. Flying to Nowhere by John Fuller [on TBR since 1/18/14] (4/14/15)
38. RFK His Life & Death by Editors of American Heritage [on TBR since May 1991] (4/15/15)
39. The Cavalier in White by Marcia Muller [on TBR since 11/13/14] (4/18/15)
40. The Wilberforce Legacy by Josephine Bell [on TBR since 12/1/12] (4/19/15)
41. The Smiler with the Knife by Nicholas Blake [on TBR since 3/15/12] (4/21/15)
42. Call for Michael Shayne by Brett Halliday [on TBR since 9/30/11] (4/22/15)
43. The Case of Colonel Marchand by E. C. R. Lorac [on TBR since 3/8/14] (4/27/15)
44. The Eye in the Museum by J. J. Connington [on TBR since 1999] (5/8/15)
45. Spock, Messiah! by Theodore R. Cogswell & Charles A. Spano, Jr. [on TBR since 1986] (5/8/15)
46. Dead Lion by John & Emery Bonett [on TBR since 3/10/12] (5/13/15)
47. The Great Dinosaur Robbery by David Forrest [on TBR since 9/22/13] (5/15/15)
48. The Three Fears by Jonathan Stagge [on TBR since 5/31/13] (5/17/15)
Mt. Ararat!
49. Strange Wine by Harlan Ellison [on TBR since 6/1/13] (5/21/15)
50. Deep Lake Mystery by Carolyn Wells [on TBR since 5/31/13] (5/25/15)
51. Bones in the Barrow by Josephine Bell [on TBR since 7/30/11] (5/29/15)
52. The Abominable Man by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö [on TBR since 3/29/12] (5/29/15)
53. The Stars, Like Dust by Isaac Asimov [on TBR since 9/17/93] (5/31/15)
54. Penny Allen & the Mystery of the Hidden Treasure by Jean McKechnie [on TBR since 3/28/14] (5/31/15)
55. Double Cross Purposes by Ronald A. Knox [on TBR since 3/22/13] (6/3/15)
56. The Line-Up by Helen Reilly [on TBR since 12/1/12] (6/8/15)
57. Falling Star by Patricia Moyes [on TBR since 4/13/13] (6/12/15)
58. The Diamond-Studded Typewriter by Carlton Keith [on TBR since 10/3/14] (6/14/15)
59. The Riddle of the Traveling Skull by Harry Stephen Keeler [on TBR since 10/4/14] (6/21/15)
60. Whisper Murder! by Vera Kelsey [on TBR since 9/28/12] (6/24/15)
Mt. Kilimanjaro!
61. The Humphrey Bogart Murder Case by George Baxt [on TBR since at least 3/5/11] (6/26/15)
62. Murder on Her Mind by Vechel Howard [on TBR since 11/11/14] (6/27/15)
63. The Turquoise Shop by Frances Crane [on TBR since 10/4/13] (7/3/15)
64. Young Mrs. Cavendish & the Kaiser's Men by K. K. Beck [on TBR since 12/28/13] (7/4/15)
65. Hand of Fate by Michael Underwood [on TBR since 9/6/14] (7/5/15)
66. The Case of the Borrowed Brunette by Erle Stanley Gardner [on TBR since 7/26/15] (7/6/15)
67. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon [on TBR since 9/1/13] (7/8/15)
68. The Crime & the Crystal by Elizabeth Ferrars [on TBR since 10/4/13] (7/9/15)
69. The Witch & the Hysteric by Alexander Doty & Patricia Clare Ingham [on TBR since 11/17/14] (7/14/15)
70. Two & Two Make Twenty-Two by Gwen Bristow & Bruce Manninng [on TBR since 5/24/14] (7/23/15)
71. Shadow of a Doubt by June Thomson [on TBR since 7/30/11] (7/27/15)
72. The Bookfair Murders by Anna Porter [on TBR since 8/7/11] (7/29/15)
73. The Penny Murders by Lionel Black [on TBR since 9/28/13] (7/31/15)
74. The Avenging Parrot by Anne Austin [on TBR since 10/3/14] (78/4/15)
75. Conundrums for the Long Weekend: England, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Lord Peter Wimsey by Robert Kuhn McGregor & Ethan Lewis [on TBR since 12/25/06] (8/7/15)
El Toro!
76. The Old Die Young by Richard Lockridge [on TBR since at least 8/2011] (8/9/15)
77. The Cases of Susan Dare by Mignon G. Eberhart [on TBR since 10/4/13] (8/10/15)
78. Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare [on TBR since at least August 2011] (8/12/15)
79. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood [on TBR since 11/27/10] (8/16/15)
80. Keep Cool, Mr. Jones by Timothy Fuller [on TBR since 12/25/14] (8/24/15)
81. Death in Kashmir by M. M. Kaye [on TBR since 9/17/11] (8/25/15)
82. Glass on the Stairs by Margaret Scherf [on TBR since 9/20/13] (8/27/15)
83. Jewelled Eye by Douglas Clark [on TBR since 12/31/11] (9/1/15)
84. Murder by Death by Henry Keating [on TBR since 5/16/14] (9/2/15)
85. The Fourteen Dilemma by Hugh Pentecost [on TBR since 6/26/12] (9/3/15)
86. The Brandenburg Hotel by Pauline Glen Winslow [on TBR since 7/26/14] (9/7/15)
87. The Bat Flies Low by Sax Rohmer [on TBR since 3/29/14] (9/10/15)
88. Swing Low, Sweet Harriet by George Baxt [on TBR since 10/3/14] (9/13/15)
89. The Gay Phoenix by Michael Innes [on TBR since 9/30/11] (9/15/15)
90. Some Buried Caesar by Rex Stout [on TBR since 6/9/12] (9/17/15)
91. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss [on TBR since 8/31/13] (9/19/15)
92. Black Alibi by Cornell Woolrich [on TBR since 10/4/14] (9/23/15)
93. The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl [on TBR since 12/18/09] (9/25/15)
94. Death Dines Out by Theodora Du Bois [on TBR since 11/1/14] (9/30/15)
95. The Red Box by Rex Stout [on TBR since 3/22/13] (10/3/15)
96. At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 1990s] (10/6/15)
97. Happiness Is a Warm Corpse as edited by Alfred Hitchcock [on TBR since 1/14/12] (10/1/15)
98. Paris in the Twentieth Century by Jules Verne [on TBR since 4/29/10] (10/11/15)
99. The Ghost Writer by John Harwood [on TBR since 12/17/11] (10/16/15)
100. Ax by Ed McBain [on TBR since 3/26/11] (10/21/15)
Mount Everest! Commitment Complete
101. A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict by John Baxter [on TBR since 5/3/12] (10/24/15)
102. Murder on Cue by Jane Dentinger [on TBR since 4/13/13] (10/27/15)
103. There Hangs a Knife by Marcia Muller [on TBR since 11/13/14] (10/29/15)
104. The Vanishing Corpse by Ellery Queen [on TBR since 10/1/11] (10/31/15)
105. Murder in the Hellfire Club by Donald Zochert [on TBR since 8/17/13]
106. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson [on TBR since 3/20/12] (11/4/15]
107. Xenogenesis Book 1: Dawn by Octavia Butler [on TBR since 2000] (11/5/15)
108. In Spite of Thunder by John Dickson Carr [on TBR since 9/28/12] (11/7/15)
109. The Red Redmaynes by Eden Phillpotts [on TBR since 1/9/10] (11/14/15)
110.  Call for the Dead by John le Carré [on TBR since 5/24/14] (11/18/15)
111. Perpetual Check by Conrad Haynes [on TBR since 7/14/11] (11/20/15)
112. Murder at the ABA by Isaac Asimov [on TBR since at least 2010] (11/23/15)
113. Auggie Wren's Christmas Story by Paul Auster [on TBR since 12/25/14] (11/25/15)
114. A Question of Identity by June Thomson [on TBR since 10/3/14] (11/27/15)
115. The Corpse & 3 Ex-Husbands by Sue McVeigh [on TBR since 12/20/14] (12/5/15)
116. The Monday Theory by Douglas Clark [on TBR since 12/31/11] (12/7/15)
117. The Wind's Twelve Quarters by Ursula K. Le Guin [on TBR since 9/28/13] (12/9/15)
118. The Chuckling Fingers by Mabel Seeley [on TBR since 2/15/14] (12/12/15)
119. The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit by Ray Bradbury [on TBR since 6/14/14] (12/15/15)
120. Cold Poison by Stuart Plamer [on TBR since 5/15/13] (12/18/15)
121. Three Doors to Death by Rex Stout [on TBR since 5/16/13] (12/28/15)
122. The Angel Doll by Jerry Bledsoe [on TBR since 12/25/13] (12/29/15)
123. The Labor Day Murder by Lee Harris [on TBR since 12/2014] (12/30/15)


1 comment:

Lianne Lavoie said...

Awesome job on your challenge! I have also completed this challenge, for the first time ever! :D Go us!