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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Challenge Complete: Outdo Yourself

2015 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge





If there's one thing I've learned about myself in the last few years, it's that I don't read like I used to. Part of it is age--I just can't read as fast as I once die. Part of it is also distractions--Facebook and other electronic-based in particular. I just barely made the  Out of Breath category for this challenge by finishing my 160th book last night at 11:30 pm. I think I'm going to give any challenges that push me to read more books a rest for a while...

Here's what I managed in 2016:
1. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel (1/2/16)  
2. Hunt with the Hounds by Mignon G. Eberhart (1/3/16)  
3. Murder at Arroways by Helen Reilly (1/7/16)  
4. The Girl in the Cellar by Patricia Wentworth (1/9/16) 
5. Red for Murder by Harold Kemp (1/13/16)  
6. Hardly a Man Is Now Alive by Herbert Brean (1/16/16)  
7. Imagination Unlimited edited by Everett F. Bleiler & T. E. Dikty (1/18/16) 
8. Puzzle in Petticoats by Samuel M. Kootz (1/20/16)  
9. The Platypus of Doom & Other Nihilists by Arthur Byron Cover (1/23/16) 
10. Oh My! by George Takei (1/24/16)  
11. Four Against the Bank of England by Ann Huxley (1/25/16)  
12. Which Doctor by Edward Candy (1/28/16)  
13. The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont by Robert Barr (1/30/16)  
14. Who's Calling? by Helen McCloy (1/31/16)  
15. The Clock Ticks On by Valentine Williams (2/3/16)  
16. The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham (2/5/16)  
17. The Clue of the Judas Tree by Leslie Ford (2/6/16)  
18. The Doberman Wore Black by Barbara Moore (2/9/16)  
19. The Fifth Passenger by Edward Young (2/10/16)  
20. The Bridal Bed Murders by A. E. Martin (2/13/16)  
21. The April Robin Murders by Craig Rice & Ed McBain (2/17/16)  
22. The Silver Anniversary Murder by Lee Harris (2/17/16) 
23. Poacher's Bag by Douglas Clark (2/19/16) 
24. The Spiral Staircase by Ethel Lina White (2/20/16)  
25. The Black Rustle by Constance & Gwenyth Little (2/22/16)  
26.  The Bachelors of Broken Hill by Arthur W. Upfield (2/24/16) 
27.  Gently with the Painters by Alan Hunter (2/27/16)  
28. The Calcutta Affair by George S. Elrick (2/28/16) 
29. The Avengers: A Celebration by Marcus Hearn (2/29/16)  
30. Make Death Love Me by Ruth Rendell (3/1/16)  
31. The Day He Died by Lewis Padgett (3/3/16)  
32. House of Darkness by Allan MacKinnon (3/7/16)  
33. The Philomel Foundation by James Gollin (3/11/16)  
34. A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear (3/13/16) 
35. Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear (3/15/16)  
36. The Old Battle Axe/The Obstinate Murderer by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (3/17/16)  
37. The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka (3/20/16)  
38. Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear (3/24/16)  
39. Dead Against My Principles by Kenneth Hopkins (3/29/16)  
40. The Third Encounter by Sara Woods (4/1/16)  
41. Death in Profile by Guy Fraser-Sampson (4/3/16)  
42. The Jade Venus by George Harmon Coxe (4/7/16)  
43. The Indigo Necklace Murders by France Crane (4/12/26)  
44. The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde by Erle Stanley Gardner (4/12/16)  
45. The Limehouse Text by Will Thomas (4/13/16)  
46. One Foot in the Grave by Peter Dickinson (4/18/16)  
47. The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas (4/21/16)  
48. Death in Cyprus by M. M. Kaye (4/22/16)  
49. The Pocket Book of Ghost Stories edited by Philip Van Doren Stern (4/24/16)  
50. Death by Hoax by Lionel Black (4/25/16)  
51. Chili Con Corpses by J. B. Stanley (4/28/16)  
52. Line Up for Murder by Marion Babson (4/28/16)  
53. Our Jubilee Is Death by Leo Bruce (4/30/16)  
54. Powder & Patch by Georgette Heyer (5/4/16)  
55. Dead Man's Riddle by Mary Kelly (5/9/16)  
56. The Family Tomb by Michael Gilbert (5/10/16)  
57. Running Blind by Desmond Bagley (5/11/16)  
58. The Bobbsey Twins at London Tower by Laura Lee Hope (5/13/16)  
59. Gownsman's Gallows by Katharine Farrer (5/16/16)  
60. Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (5/20/16) 
61. The Litmore Snatch by Henry Wade (5/21/16)  
62. Good Blood by Aaron Elkins (5/23/16) 
63. The Paper Thunderbolt by Michael Innes (5/29/16)  
64. Murder in Amsterdam by A. J. Baantjer (6/3/16)  
65. Midnight in Lonesome Hollow by Kathleen Ernst (6/4/15)  
66. The Cinnamon Murders by Frances Crane (6/6/16)  
67. A Is For Arsenic by Kathryn Harkup (6/8/16)  
68. The Mystery Woman by J. U. Giesy & Junius B. Smith (6/12/16)  
69. The Silent Women by Margaret Page Hood (6/13/16)  
70. Certain Sleep by Helen Reilly (6/16/16)  
71. The Seven Wonders of Crime by Paul Halter (6/19/16)  
72. The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins (6/19/16)  
73. Murder in Any Language by Kelley Roos (6/21/16)  
74. Bodies & Souls edited by Dann Herr & Joel Wells (6/28/16) 
75. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Titanic Tragedy by William Seil (6/28/16)  
76. The Norths Meet Murder by Frances & Richard Lockridge (6/30/16)  
77. High Rhymes & Misdemeanors by Diana Killian (6/30/16)  
78. The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji (7/3/16)  
79. A Pinch of Poison by Frances & Richard Lockridge (7/5/16)  
80. All Fall Down by L. A. G. Strong (7/6/16) 
81. The Ticking Clock by Frances & Richard Lockridge (7/8/16)  
82. Checkmate to Murder by E. C. R. Lorac (7/10/16)  
83 The Poet's Funeral by John M. Daniel (7/12/16)  
84. The Devil in Bellminster by David Holland (7/13/16)  
85. The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne (7/15/16)  
86. The Warsaw Anagrams by Richard Zimler (7/17/16)  
87. Too Good to Be True by J. F. Hutton (7/20/16)  
88. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (7/22/16)  
89. A Dead Man in Athens by Michael Pearce (7/28/16)  
90. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers (7/28/16)  
91. The Mirabilis Diamond by Jerome Odlum (7/31/16)  
92. Servant's Problem by Veronica Parker Johns (8/4/16)  
93. Murder on Trial by Michael Underwood (8/7/16) 
94. Invitation to Murder by Leslie Ford (8/11/16) 
95. Murder Every Monday by Pamela Branch (8/13/16)  
6. A Parade of Cockeyed Creatures or Did Someone Murder Our Wandering Boy? by George Baxt (8/14/16)  
97. A Death for a Darling by E. X. Giroux (8/19/16) 
98. Design for Murder by Erica Quest (8/20/16)  
99. Unhallowed Murder by Simon Nash (8/20/16)  
100. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre (8/24/16) 
101. The Silent Witness by R. Austin Freeman (8/25/16)  
102. The Master of Mysteries by Gelett Burgess (8/30/16)  
103. The House of the Arrow by A.E.W. Mason (8/31/16)  
104. The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit (9/3/16)  
105. The Wheelchair Corpse by Will Levinrew (9/3/16) 
106. The Mystery of Burnleigh Manor by Walter Livingston (9/6/16)  
107. While the Wind Howled by Audrey Gaines (9/8/16)  
108. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman (9/8/16)  
109. The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars by Robert Newman (9/10/16) 
110. Stories of the Supernatural selected by Dorothy L. Sayers (9/13/16)  
111. The Films of Agatha Christie by Scott Palmer (9/14/16)  
112. The Suicide Club & Other Stories by Robert L. Stevenson (9/16/16)  
113. Beasley's Christmas Party by Booth Tarkington (9/16/16) 
114. Home to Roost by Andrew Garve (9/20/16)  
115. The Seventh Mourner by Dorothy Gardiner (9/21/16)  
116. Death in the Andamans by M. M. Kaye (9/25/16)  
117. The Middle Temple Murder by J. S. Fletcher (9/29/16)  
118. The Clue in the Clay by D. B. Olsen (9/29/16)  
119. Avon Mystery Story Teller by Jos. Meyers & E. B. Williams, eds (10/2/16)  
120. A Rattling of Old Bones by Jonathan Ross (10/4/16)  
121. The Affacombe Affair by Elizabeth Lemarchand (10/9/16)  
122. The Devil in the Dark by Gene L. Coon (10/9/16) 
123. Amok Time by Theodore Sturgeon (10/10/16) 
124. Crimson Roses by Grace Livingston Hill (10/13/16)  
125. The Deadly Years by David P. Harmon (10/13/16)  
126. Day of the Dove by Jerome Bixby (10/13/16)  
127. Avon Ghost Reader by Herbert Williams, ed (10/14/16)  
128. Death Wears a Mask by Therese Benson (10/18/16)  
129. Sunday by Georges Simenon (10/19/16)  
130. The Metropolitan Opera Murders by Helen Traubel (10/20/16) 
131. The Camera Clue by George Harmon Coxe (10/28/16)  
132. The Garden Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine (10/28/16)  
133. Beyond the Ice Limit by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (10/28/16) 
134. Meat for Murder by Lange Lewis (10/31/16)  
135. Black Widower by Patricia Moyes (11/6/16)  
136. The Life & Times of Miss Jane Marple by Anne Hart (11/13/16)  
137. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie (11/13/16)  
138. Prisoner of the Ant People by R. A. Montgomery (11/15/16) 
139. The Mystery of Chimney Rock by Edward Packard (11/15/16)  
140. The Jekyll Revelation by Robert Massello (11/15/16)  
141. The Dream-Detective by Sax Rohmer (11/22/16) 
142. Beverly Gray's Mystery by Clair Blank (11/22/16)  
143. Cocktails & the Killer by Peter Cheyney (11/30/16)  
144. Do Not Murder Before Christmas by Jack Iams (11/30/16)  
145. Dark Lady by Doris Miles Disney (12/8/16)  
146. Ptomaine Street by Carolyn Wells (12/14/16)  
147. Cold Steal by Alice Tilton (12/18/16)  
148. The Making of The African Queen by Katharine Hepburn (12/22/16)  
149.  Books: a memoir by Larry McMurty )12/22/16)
150.  Keep Laughing by Morey Amsterdam (12/23/16)
151. Those Funny Kids! by Dick Van Dyke (12/27/16)
 
 

152. Grendel by John Gardner (12/28/16)  
153. A Corpse for Christmas by Carter Brown (12/31/16)  
154. The Westhampton Supper Club by Samantha Bruce-Benjamin (missed this one)  
155. The Beaver Pond by Alvin Tresselt (12/31/16)  
156. Fun in the Sun by Ski Michaels (12/31/16)  
157. Beaver Stream by Marilyn F. Holmer (12/31/16)  
158. Beaver Gets Lost by Ariane Chottin (12/31/16)  
159. The Vanishing Professor by Jack Long (12/31/16)  
160. The Best Cellar by Charles A. Goodrum (12/31/16)


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