Sunday, November 2, 2014

Birthday Month Challenge


Birthday Month Reading Challenge 

Hosted by Lois at You, Me, & a Cup of Tea


  • How this challenge works is that each month you read a book by an author who has his or her birthday in that month. So for example in December you could read a book by Jane Austen because her birthday is December 16th and in July you could read a book by J.K. Rowling because her birthday is July 31st. So you will end up reading twelve books all together for this challenge. 
For full details, please click on the link above.

Here are my tentative plans:

January: Mother Finds a Body by Gypsy Rose Lee [DOB: Jan. 9, 1911] (1/12/15)
January: Alpha 2 by Robert Silverberg (ed) [DOB: Jan. 15, 1935] (1/18/5)
February: Some of Your Blood by Theodore Sturgeon [DOB: Feb 27. 1918] (2/13/15)
March: Malice Domestic by Sara Woods [DOB: March 7, 1922] (3/26/15)
April: The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven [DOB: April 30, 1938] & Jerry Pournelle
May: Strange Wine by Harlan Ellison [DOB: May 27. 1934] (5/21/15)
June: The Humphrey Bogart Murder Case by George Baxt [DOB: June 11, 1923] (6/26/15)
July: The Case of the Borrowed Brunette by Erle Stanley Gardner [DOB: July 17, 1889] (7/6/15)
July: The Witch & the Hysteric by Alexander Doty & Patricia Clare Ingham [DOB: July 1, 1958] (7/14/15) 
July: Two & Two Make Twenty-Two by Gwen Bristow & Bruce Manning [DOB: July 15, 1902]
August: Death in Kashmir by M. M. Kaye [DOB: Aug 21, 1908] (8/25/15)
September: The Gay Phoenx by Michael Innes [DOB: Sept 30, 1906] (9/15/15)
October: Ax by Ed McBain [DOB: Oct 15, 1926] (10/21/15)
November: In Spite of Thunder by John Dickson Carr [DOB: Nov 30, 1906] 
November: The Red Redmaynes by Eden Phillpotts [DOB: Nov 4, 1862] (11/7/15)
December: Three Doors to Death by Rex Stout [DOB: Dec 1, 1886] (12/28/15)

5 comments:

Lois Johnson said...

I love that you already have tentative ideas for what you will read for each month! So prepared! :)
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Bev Hankins said...

Lois: I'm trying very hard to read almost entirely from my personal TBR stacks...so I wanted to make sure I actually had authors on hand that would work for all the birthday months. :-)

Irene E. Jensen said...

Will you be hosting the Mountain TBR challenge again in 2015? :D

Bev Hankins said...

Irene: Yes, I will. I'm currently trying to get my computer to cooperate with me on updating all my challenge buttons. Hopefully, I'll have the new challenge posts up soon.

lustandcoffee said...

I'm not familiar with the authors on your list but I'm intrigued. Will check them out on goodreads.
Good luck.