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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Freda's Voice 100+ Book Challenge




Freda is back with the 100+ Book Challenge for 2015 and I'm in for another round.  The basic rule--read 100 or more books in 2015. I'm not so sure that I will read as many books as I have this year, but I passed the hundred mark early on, so hopefully that won't be a problem in 2015.

Books Read:
1. Ten Thousand Light-Years from Home by James Tiptree, Jr. (1/2/15)
2. Ride the Pink Horse by Dorothy B. Hughes (1/3/15)
3. The Case of the Painted Girl by Frank King (1/6/15)
4. Police Procedurals by Martin H. Greenberg & Bill Pronzini, eds (1/9/15)
5. Asimov's Choice: Black Holes & Bug-Eyed Monsters by George H. Scithers, ed (1/9/15)
6. Mother Finds a Body by Gypsy Rose Lee (1/12/15)
7. A Dead Man in Istanbul by Michael Pearce (1/14/15)
8. Alpha 2 by Robert Silverberg, ed (1/18/15)
9. Rod Serling's Twilight Zone Revisited adapted by Walter B. Gibson (1/20/15)
10. Pixie Tricks #2: The Greedy Gremlin by Tracey West (1/21/15) 
11. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (1/22/15)
12. Death of a Dwarf by Harold Kemp (1/25/15)
13. The Golden Slipper & Other Problems for Violet Strange by Anna Katharine Green (1/26/15)
14. A Dead Man in Trieste by Michael Pearce (1/27/15)
15. Death of a Tall Man by Frances & Richard Lockridge (1/31/15)
16. Mystery! A Celebration: Stalking Public Television's Greatest Sleuths by Ron Miller (2/3/15)
17. One Touch of Blood by Samm Sinclair Baker (2/5/15)
18. Death Over Deep Water by Simon Nash (2/8/15)
19. I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America's Top Comics by Ritch Shyder & Mark Schiff (2/10/15)
20. Caught Dead in Philadelphia by Gillian Roberts (2/11/15)
21. Some of Your Blood by Theodore Sturgeon (2/13/15)
22. 13 Steps Down by Ruth Rendell (2/15/15)
23. A Stitch in Time by Emma Lathen (2/17/15)
24. Lost Laysen by Margaret Mitchell (2/17/15)
25. Panic by Helen McCloy (2/22/15)
26. The Secret of Magnolia Manor by Helen Wells (2/24/15)
27. The World's Best 100 Detective Stories Vol. 1 by Eugene Thwing, ed (2/26/15)
28. Into the Valley by John Hersey (2/28/15)
29. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene (3/2/15)
30. Death & Mr. Prettyman by Kenneth Giles (3/6/15)
31. Glenn Ford: A Life by Peter Ford (3/9/15)
32. Top of the Heap by A. A. Fair (3/11/15)
33. Night Train to Paris by Manning Coles (3/14/15)
34. The Underdog & Other Stories by Agatha Christie (3/17/15)
35. Playground of Death by John Buxton Hilton (3/18/15)
36. The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum (3/22/15)
37. Malice Domestic by Sara Woods (3/26/15)
38. Murder Fantastical by Patricia Moyes (3/29/15)
39. Dine & Be Dead by Gwendoline Butler (3/29/15)
40. The False Inspector Dew by Peter Lovesey (4/1/15)
41. Poison Jasmine by Clyde B. Clason (4/5/15)
42. The Murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey by John Dickson Carr (4/8/15)
43. The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle (4/12/15)
44. Murder in the Wind by John D. MacDonald (4/13/15)
45. Flying to Nowhere by John Fuller (4/14/15)
46. RFK His Life & Death by Editors of American Heritage (4/15/15)
47. The Ringmaster's Secret by Carolyn Keene (4/16/15)
48. The Cavalier in White by Marcia Muller (4/18/15)
49. The Wilberforce Legacy by Josephine Bell (4/19/15)
50. The Smiler with the Knife by Nicholas Blake (4/21/15)
51. Safari by Parnell Hall (4/21/15)
52. Call for Michael Shayne by Brett Halliday (4/22/15)
53. The Adventure of the Three Students by Doyle; adapted by Vincent Goodwin (4/23/15)
54. The Case of Colonel Marchand by E. C. R. Lorac (4/27/15)
55. The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards (5/5/15)
56. The Eye in the Museum by J. J. Connington (5/8/15)
57. Spock, Messiah! by Theodore R. Cogswell (5/8/15)
58. Dead Lion by John & Emery Bonett (5/13/15)
59. The Great Dinosaur Robbery by David Forrest (5/15/15)
60. The Three Fears by Jonathan Stagge (5/17/15)
61. Strange Wine by Harlan Ellison (5/21/15)
62. Gods of Gold by Chris Nickson (5/23/15)
63. Deep Lake Mystery by Carolyn Wells (5/25/15)
64. Bones in the Barrow by Josephine Bell (5/29/15)
65. The Abominable Man by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (5/29/15)
66. The Stars, Like Dust by Isaac Asimov (5/31/15)
67. Penny Allen & the Mystery of the Hidden Treasure by Jean Mckechnie (5/31/15)
68. Double Cross Purposes by Ronald A. Knox (6/3/15)
69. The Darling Dahlias & the Cucumber Tree by Susan Wittig Albert (6/5/15)
70. Harlan Ellison's City on the Edge of Forever by Ellison; Adapted by Scott & David Tipton (6/5/15)
71. The Line-Up by Helen Reilly (6/8/15)
72. Falling Star by Patricia Moyes (6/12/15)
73. The Diamond-Studded Typewriter by Carlton Keith (6/14/15)
74. The Riddle of the Traveling Skull by Harry Stephen Keeler (6/21/15)
75. The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie (6/22/15)
76. Whisper Murder! by Vera Kelsey (6/24/15)
77. The Humphrey Bogart Murder Case by George Baxt (6/26/15)
78. Murder on Her Mind by Vechel Howard (6/27/15)
79. The Summer School Mystery by Josephine Bell (6/29/15)
80. The Turquoise Shop by Frances Crane (7/3/15)
81. Grammy Lamby & the Secret Handshake by Kate & M. Sarah Klise (7/3/15)
82. Young Mrs. Cavendish & the Kaiser's Men by K. K. Beck (7/4/15)
83. Hand of Fate by Michael Underwood (7/5/15)
84. The Case of the Borrowed Brunette by Erle Stanley Gardner (7/6/15)
85. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon (7/8/15)
86. The Last Question by Isaac Asimov (7/8/15)
87. The Crime & the Crystal by Elizabeth Ferrars (7/9/15)
88. The Lack of the Irish by Ralph McInerny (7/11/15)
89. Murder Past Due by Miranda James (7/13/15)
90. The Witch & the Hysteric by Alexander Doty & Patricia Clare Ingham (7/14/15)
91. Resorting to Murder by Martin Edwards, ed (7/18/15)
92. The British Invasion by Barry Miles (7/20/15)
93. Two & Two Make Twenty-Two by Gwen Bristow & Bruce Manning (7/23/15)
94. Shadow of a Doubt by June Thomson (7/27/15)
95. The Bookfair Murders by Anna Porter (7/29/15)
96. The Penny Murders by Lionel Black (7/31/15)
97. The Avenging Parrot by Anne Austin (8/4/15)
98. Conundrums for the Long Week-End: England, Dorothy L. Sayers, & Lord Peter Wimsey by Robert Kuhn McGregor & Ethan Lewis (8/7/15)
99. The Old Die Young by Richard Lewis (8/9/15)
100. The Cases of Susan Dare by Mignon G. Eberhart (8/10/15)
101. Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare (8/12/15)
Challenge Complete--but still reading!
102. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (8/16/15)
103. Ringworld by Larry Niven (8/20/15)
104. Keep Cool, Mr. Jones by Timothy Fuller (8/24/15)
105. Death in Kashmir by M. M.Kaye (8/25/15)
106. Glass on the Stairs by Margaret Scherf (8/27/15)
107. Jewelled Eye by Douglas Clark (9/1/15)
108. Murder by Death by Henry Keating (9/2/15)
109. The Fourteen Dilemma by Hugh Pentecost (9/3/15)
110. The Giver by Lois Lowry (9/4/15)
111. The Stowmarket Mystery  by Louis Tracy (9/5/15)
112. The Brandenburg Hotel by Pauline Glen Winslow (9/7/15)
113. The Bat Flies Low by Sax Rohmer (9/10/15)
114. Swing Low, Sweet Harriet by George Baxt (9/13/15)
115. The Albert Gate Mystery by Louis Tracy (9/14/15)
116. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen (9/14/15)
117. The Gay Phoenix by Michael Innes (9/15/15)
118. Some Buried Caesar by Rex Stout (9/17/15)
119. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (9/19/15)
120. Black Alibi by Cornell Woolrich (9/23/15)
121. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (9/23/15)
122. The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl (9/25/15)
123. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (9/28/15)
124. Death Dines Out by Theodora Du Bois (9/30/15)
125. The Red Box by Rex Stout (10/3/15)
126. At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie (10/6/15)
127. Happiness Is a Warm Corpse as edited by Alfred Hitchcock (10/7/15)
128. Paris in the Twentieth Century by Jules Verne (10/11/15)
129. The Ghost Writer by John Harwood (10/16/15)
130. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (10/20/15)
131. Ax by Ed McBain (10/21/15)
132. A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict by John Baxter (10/24/15)
133. Murder on Cue by Jane Dentinger (10/27/15)
134. There Hangs a Knife by Marcia Muller (10/28/15)
135. The Vanishing Corpse by Ellery Queen (10/31/15)
136.  Murder in the Hellfire Club by Donald Zochert (11/3/15)
137. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson (11/4/15)
138. Xenogenesis Book 1: Dawn by Octavia Butler (11/5/15)
139. In Spite of Thunder by John Dickson Carr (11/7/15)
140. Murder with a Twist by Tracy Kiely (11/8/15)
141. The Bobbsey Twins' Search in the Great City by Laura Lee Hope (11/10/15)
142. The Red Redmaynes by Eden Phillpotts (11/14/15)
143. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (11/15/15)
144. Call for the Dead by John le Carré (11/18/15)
145. Perpetual Check by Conrad Haynes (11/20/15)
146. Murder at the ABA by Isaac Asimov (11/23/15)
147. Chef Maurice & a Spot of Truffle by J. A. Lang (11/24/15)
148. Auggie Wren's Christmas Story by Paul Auster (11/25/15)
149. A Question of Identity by June Thomson (11/27/15)
150. The Two Tickets Puzzle by J. J. Connington (11/30/15)
151. The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay (12/2/15)
152. The Corpse & 3 Ex-Husbands by Sue McVeigh (12/5/15)
153. The Monday Theory by Douglas Clark (12/7/15)
154. The Wind's Twelve Quarters by Ursula K. Le Guin (12/9/15)
155. The Chuckling Fingers by Mabel Seeley (12/12/15)
156. Game Without Rules by Michael Gilbert (12/14/15)
157. The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit by Ray Bradbury (12/15/15)
158. Cold Poison by Stuart Palmer (12/18/15)
159. The Vally of Fear by Doyle reworked by Ian Edginton & I.N.J. Culbard (12/20/15)
160. Body of Opinion by Susannah Stacey (12/26/15)
161. Three Doors to Death by Rex Stout (12/28/15)
162. The Angel Doll by Jerry Bledsoe (12/29/15)
163. The Labor Day Murder by Lee Harris (12/30/15)
164. The Cashmere Kid by B. (Barbara) Comfort (12/31/15)

2 comments:

fredamans said...

I know you will do an outstanding job! I can't wait to see what books you read in 2015!

fredamans said...

And counting.... I thought you'd be near 200. Pretty impressive, Bev!