Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Challenge Complete: Monthly Motif

January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014

Kimberly at Bookmark to Blog put together the Monthly Motif Challenge.  This one had 12 themes--one for each month.  Here are all the books I read for the challenge--some months I managed to read more than one that fit the theme. Thanks to Kimberly for hosting a great challenge. I'm already signed up for another round in 2015.

Monthly Motifs: 

Jan- Around the World: Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell [Sweden] (1/5/14)
Feb- 2012 Award Winner: Dandy Gilver & the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains by Catriona McPherson [Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award--2012 Macavity Awards] (2/12/14)
Mar- Fairy Tales/Fairy Creatures: Grimms' Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm (3/28/14)
Apr- Short & Sweet: A Hangman's Dozen by Alfred Hitchcock, ed (4/7/14)
The Mammoth Book of the Lost Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes by Denis O. Smith (4/13/14)
May- Mystery, Murder, & Mayhem: The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin (5/6/14)
Death at the Medical Board by Josephine Bell(5/16/14)
Whispers of Vivaldi by Beverle Grave Myers (5/21/14) 
By the Watchman's Clock by Leslie Ford (5/23/14)
Jun- A Long Journey: 12.21 by Dustin Thomason (6/6/14) [takes the reader from Southern California to the jungles of Guatemala]
The Hobbit or, There & Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkein (6/12/14) 
The 7 Professors of the Far North by John Fardell [from U.K. to the Arctic] (6/29/14)
Jul- Assassins, Warriors, & Rebels: The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss
The Day They Kidnapped Queen Victoria by H. K. Fleming [Fenians] (7/2/14)
Aug- Alternate Reality: The Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card (8/19/14)
Sep- Book to Movie: Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh (9/6/14)
Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie (9/11/14) 
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy (9/21/14)
Oct- The Witching Hour: The Witch's Grave by Phillip DePoy (10/5/14)
Death on Allhallowe'en by Leo Bruce (10/11/14) [rumors of witchcraft in the village]
Nov- An Oldie But a Goodie (Pre-2000): The Lady in Black by Anna Clarke [pub. 1977] (11/1/14)
Guest in the House by Philip MacDonald [pub. 1955] (11/2/14) 
The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart [pub 1908] (11/4/14) 
The Final Deduction by Rex Stout [pub 1961] (11/10/14) 
Two Men in Twenty by Maurice Procter [pub 1964] (11/14/14) 
Death by Pure Torture by Robert Barnard [pub 1981] (11/15/14) 
The D. A. Breaks a Seal by Erle Stanley Gardner [pub 1946] (11/16/14)
Dec- That's a Wrap: (Finish a series or read the next book in a series)
A Curtain Falls by Stefanie Pintoff [#2 in Simon Ziele series--read number one last year] (12/10/14)

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