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Attention All Challengers! S0....life here on the Block has been, shall we say, challenging since I got back from vacation. I cam back to work to no computer (not hooked up after our office move) and my laptop at home has gone on strike. It looks like the Check-in Posts for the Just the Facts & Mount TBR challenges will wind up happening at the end of July instead of the regularly scheduled mid-point. But they are coming. Stay tuned!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Challenge Complete: 100+ Book Challenge




I just realized that I forgot to officially log my completion of my commitment for Freda's 100+ Book Challenge for 2015. I finished book #101 on August 12 putting me over the 100 mark. I've still got more books on the docket for 2015 and will keep reading. Thanks to Freda for sponsoring this each year and for drawing prizes for lucky participants!

 
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! For my full final list, click HERE.

3 comments:

fredamans said...

Congratulations!!
You may make 200 before the year ends!

Yvette said...

I thought I was doing good this year - until I read your list. GAK!!

fredamans said...

To think this ends at August. I'd love to know your final count, I bet it's astonishing!
Great job on the challenge, and then some!