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:

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)
Room for Murder by Doris Miles Disney
The Fennister Affair by Josephine Bell

Death with Blue Ribbon by Leo Bruce

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

Library Books
Bullet Park by John Cheever
The Godfather Mario Puzo
Blind Man with a Pistol by Chester Himes
The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
Master & Commander by Patrick O'Brien
Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen
Ubik by Philip K. Dick
The Complete Adventures of Curious George by Margaret Rey
The Cay by Theodore Taylor
I Can Lick 30 Tigers by Dr. Seuss [I know this one isn't long enough to really count--but how could I resist a Dr. Seuss?]

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.