Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Birth Year Reading Challenge 2017

I am so excited! The Birth Year Reading Challenge, hosted by J. G. at Hotchpot Cafe, has returned from its hiatus. This was one of the first--if not the very first reading challenges that I signed up for when I first discovered book blogging back in 2010. I zoomed through a large chunk of the famous books published in my birth year (1969...Shhhh!) and later rounds allowed us to use birth years of other people in our lives. Now that the challenge is back--and I've bought several carloads of books since 2010--I think I've got enough books from 1969 to make a good challenge of it. For full details and to join us, click the link above.

Here's my proposed list [I forgot to set a goal at the beginning. However, my original list had 17 books on it. When I reach 17 books, my challenge goal will be met):

TBR Books
Spice Island Mystery by Betty Cavanna (2/10/17)
Nero Wolfe of West Thirty-Fifth Street by William S. Baring-Gould (4/4/17)
Coffin's Dark Number by Gwendoline Butler (4/16/17)
The Fennister Affair by Josephine Bell(4/28/17) 
Death with Blue Ribbon by Leo Bruce (4/23/17)

Possible Re-reads (books I read long ago and far away)
The Shivering Sands by Victoria Holt (5/6/17) 
Death Cracks a Bottle by Kenneth Giles (5/13/17)
The Invisible Intruder by Carolyn Keene (5/4/17)
The Stately Home Murder by Catherine Aird

Library Books
Blind Man With a Pistol by Chester Himes (5/10/17)
The Mystery of the Talking Skull by Robert Arthur (5/13/17)
Murder in Mount Holly by Paul Theroux (5/15/17)
The Golden Bird: Folk Tales From Slovenia by Vladimir Kavčič (5/16/17)
I Can Lick 30 Tigers by Dr. Seuss (5/26/17) [I know this one isn't long enough to really count--but how could I resist a Dr. Seuss?] 
Ubik by Philip K. Dick 6/20/17)
Tree House Mystery by Gertrude Warner Chandler (6/23/17)
The Arctic Patrol Mystery by Franklin W. Dixon (6/26/17)
The Hotel Cat by Esther Averill (6/28/17)

Bullet Park by John Cheever
The Godfather Mario Puzo 
The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
Master & Commander by Patrick O'Brien

The Complete Adventures of Curious George by Margaret Rey
The Cay by Theodore Taylor

1 comment:

J.G. said...

Well done and thanks for the shoutout! What a fantastic mix you've put together! I agree it's impossible to leave Dr. Seuss off the list, whatevever the rules.