Friday, November 3, 2017

Mount TBR 2018: My Sign-Up


January 2018 witll kick off the seventh year for the Mount TBR Reading Challenge (I miscounted last year!) and I don't feel like I've moved those mountains at all. I'm still hoping to knock 150 books off of my 2017 Mount TBR by the end of December (although I seem to be running out of oxygen), but there are still whole mountain ranges lined up and down my hallway and in my back room waiting to be conquered. As fast as I read 'em and get them off the stacks, my bookaholic ways help me replace them. [Case in point--just recently came back from a trip to my favorite used bookstore in Illinois with about 25 books. And let's not even talk about the Hoosier Hills Community Book Fair at the beginning of October....]
So, once again, I plan to concentrate on reading primarily from my own books in the coming year. And you're invited to join me in knocking out some of those books that have been waiting in the wings for weeks....months...even years. If you 'd like to join me, please click on the link above for full details. 
Since I'm struggling to make the final sprint up Mount Olympus on Mars, I've decided to take myself back to Earth in 2018 and set my official challenge goal at 100. Of course, I'll still be hoping to hop in the space ship at the top and head for Olympus, but my commitment will be met with Mount Everest.

1. The White Cottage Mystery by Margery Allingham [on TBR since at least 2011] (1/1/18)
2. A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh [on TBR since 1/5/13] (1/7/18)
3. Bartholomew the Beaver by Ruth Dixon [on TBR since 3/24/17] (1/13/18)
4. World's Best Science Fiction: 1966 by Donald A. Wollheim & Terry Carr (eds) [on TBR since 10/4/14] (1/9/18)
5. Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay [on TBR since 3/5/15] (1/11/18)
6. Search for Spock: A Star Trek Book of Exploration by Robb Pearlman [on TBR since 11/23/17] (1/12/18)
7. Partners in Wonder by Harlan Ellison (and others) [on TBR since 9/12/15] (1/19/18]
8. The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books by Martin Edwards [on TBR since 12/28/17] (1/23/18)
9. Red Warning by Virgil Markham [on TBR since 7/27/17] (1/25/18)
10. The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction edited by Anthony Boucher [on TBR since 7/21/16] (1/28/18)
11. Act One, Scene One--Murder by A. H. Richardson [on TBR since 7/21/17] (1/30/18)
12. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Ripper Legacy by David Stuart Davies [on TBR since 10/19/17]  (1/31/18)
Pike's Peak!!
13. Lament for a Lady Laird by Margot Arnold [on TBR since 11/7/13] (2/3/18)
14. The Pink Camellia by Temple Bailey [on TBR since 1/3/15] (2/5/18)
15. The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver by Thornton W. Burgess [on TBR since 3/24/17] (2/8/18)
16. Avalanche by Kay Boyle [on TBR since 5/31/13] (2/8/18)
17. Another Woman's House by Mignon G. Eberhart [on TBR since 10/17/15] (2/10/18)
18. Star Wreck 6: Geek Space Nine by Leah Rewolinski [on TBR since 7/2/18] (2/11/18]
19. Beverly Gray's Secret by Clair Blank [on TBR since 3/24/17] (2/13/18)
20. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey [on TBR since some time pre-2011] (2/14/18)
21. The Stately Home Murder by Catherine Aird [on TBR since 10/5/17] (2/16/18)
22. With Blood & Kisses by Richard Shattuck [on TBR since 12/25/14] (2/23/18)
23. Odor of Violets by Baynard Kendrick [on TBR since 10/9/15] (2/27/18)
24. Dog Will Have His Day by Fred Vargas [on TBR since1/2/16 ] (3/4/18)
Mount Blanc!!
25. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain [on TBR since 5/25/17] (3/10/18)
26. Green for a Grave by Manning Lee Stokes [on TBR since 5/31/16] (3/13/18)
27. Payoff for the Banker by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since 12/25/16] (3/15/18)
28. About the Murder of Geraldine Foster by Anthony Abbott [on TBR since 1/10/13] (3/22/18)
29. The Sign of the Book by John Dunning [on TBR since 1/19/17] (2/2318)
30. Scotland Yard Photo Crimes from the Files of Inspector Black, Vol. 1 by Henry Black [on TBR since 12/31/16] (3/24/18)
31. Murder Out of Turn by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since 12/25/16] (3/27/18)
32. Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner [on TBR since 7/21/16] (3/30/18)
33. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson & Lloyd Osbourne [on TBR since 3/13/13] (4/3/18)
34. The Zero Trap by Paula Gosling [on TBR since 12/31/16] (4/8/18)
35. Death of a Hoosier Schoolmaster by Marlis Day [on TBR since ] (4/10/18)
36. A Vow of Penance by Veronica Black [on TBR since 7/20/13] (4/11/18)
Mt. Vancouver!!
37. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Illustrated Classics version) [on TBR since 8/17/17] (4/11/18)
38. Mrs. Malory & the Lilies That Fester by Hazel Holt [on TBR since at least 2011] (4/13/18)
39. The French Powder Mystery by Ellery Queen [on TBR since 7/8/16] (4/24/18)
40. Terror in the Town by Edward Ronns [on TBR since 12/25/14] (4/26/18)
41. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Seventh Bullet by Daniel D. Victor [on TBR since 6/21/14] (4/27/18)
42. Then There Were Three by Geoffrey Homes [on TBR since 12/25/16] (4/30/18)
43. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (Illustrated Classics version) [on TBR since 8/17/17] (5/1/18)
44. Death at the Dog by Joanna Cannan [on TBR since ] (5/4/18)
45. Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh [on TBR since 8/6/11] (5/7/18)
46. Untidy Murder by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since 10/7/16] (5/9/18)
47. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (Illustrated Classics version) [on TBR since 8/17/17] (5/10/18)
48. Rear Window by Cornell Woolrich [on TBR since 12/16/15] (5/16/18)
Mt. Ararat!!
49. The Body in the Basket by George Bagby [on TBR since 12/25/15] (5/22/18)
50. The Love Songs of Sappho trans by Paul Roche [on TBR since 12/16/10] (5/23/18)
51. By the Light of the Study Lamp by Carolyn Keene [on TBR since 7/1/16] (5/25/18)
52. The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 11/12/16] (5/28/18)
53. Dekok & Murder by Installment by A. C. Baantjer [on TBR since 1/2/16] (5/30/18)
54. The Hellfire Conspiracy by Will Thomas [on TBR since 12/22/12] (6/1/18)
55. Terror in Times Square by Alan Handley [on TBR since 12/20/14] (6/5/18)
56. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (Illustrated Classics version) [on TBR since 8/17/17] (6/9/18)
57. The Witch of Lime Street by David Jaher [on TBR since 6/9/16] (6/12/18)
58. Artists in Crime by Ngaio Marsh [on TBR since 11/21/16] (6/17/18)
59. Some Beasts No More by Kenneth Giles [on TBR since 3/28/15] (6/22/18)
60. Gun in Cheek by Bill Pronzini [on TBR since 7/11/09] (6/27/18)
Mt. Kilimanjaro!!
61. She by H. Rider Haggard [on TBR since 10/3/14] (7/17/18)
62. The Trouble in Hunter Ward by Josephine Bell [on TBR since 3/10/12] (7/18/18)
63. Nothing Venture by Patricia Wentworth [on TBR since 8/17/13] (7/19/18)
64. Time of Terror by Hugh Pentecost [on TBR since 12/31/11] (7/20/18)
65. Women Sleuths by Martin H. Greenberg & Bill Pronzini (eds) [on TBR since 11/29/08] (7/21/18)
66. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Robert Maturin [on TBR since at least 3/5/11 ] (7/22/18)
67. The Babes in the Wood by Ruth Rendell [on TBR since 3/17/11] (7/22/18
68. Murder at Midnight by C. S. Challinor [on TBR since 6/11/15] (7/23/18)
69. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (ed by ) [on TBR since 8/20/15] (7/25/18)
70. The Lacquer Screen by Robert Van Gulik [on TBR since 3/8/14] (7/28/18)
71. A Summer in the Twenties by Peter Dickinson [on TBR since 5/26/12] (8/2/18)
72. The Haunted Showboat by Caroline Keene [on TBR since 7/29/18] (8/2/18)
73. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith [on TBR since ] (8/5/18)
74. The Big Four by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 10/6/16] (8/12/18)
75. A Very Private Enterprise by Elizabeth Ironside [on TBR since 1/11/14] (8/16/18)
El Toro!!
76. Overture to Death by Ngaio Marsh [on TBR since 8/12/11] (8/19/18)
77. The Tale of Brownie Beaver by Arthur Scott Bailey [on TBR since 6/2/17] (8/19/18)
78. Great True Stories of Crime, Mystery & Detection by various (ed. by Reader's Digest) [on TBR since 8/7/11] (8/22/18)
79. The Blind Spot by John Creasey [on TBR since 10/7/16] (8/23/18)
80. Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus [on TBR since 10/6/16] (8/24/18)
81. Basil & the Pygmy Cats by Eve Titus [on TBR since 10/6/16] (8/24/18)
82. Basil in Mexico by Eve Titus [on TBR since 10/6/16] (8/25/18)
83. Angels in the Gloom by Anne Perry [on TBR since 2/1/13] (8/28/18)
84. The Terrorists by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö [on TBR since 3/29/11] (8/30/18)
85. The Invisible Thief by Thomas Brace Haughey [on TBR since 1983] (9/5/18)
86. The Grub-&-Stakers Pinch a Poke by Alisa Craig (Charlotte MacLeod) [on TBR since at least late 1980s] (9/10/18)
87. The Charles Dickens Murders by Edith Skom [on TBR since 1/19/15] (9/15/18)
88. The Boy in the Pool by Camilla R. Bittle [on TBR since 7/27/17] (9/16/18)
89. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen [on TBR since at least 2011] (9/18/18)
90. Foggy, Foggy Death by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since 8/6/11](9/22/18)
91. Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh [on TBR since 7/8/16] (9/29/18)
92. The House of Sudden Sleep by John Hawk [on TBR since 12/25/17] (9/30/18)
93. Death of a Peer by Ngaio Marsh [on TBR since 12/30/17] (10/3/18)
94. Before Midnight by Rex Stout [on TBR since 2/28/15] (10/4/18)
95. 'Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick [on TBR since 6/24/17] (10/4/18)
96. Queen's Quorum by Ellery Queen [on TBR since 5/4/15] (10/13/18)
97. What Beckoning Ghost by Douglas G. Browne [on TBR since 10/9/15] (10/16/18)
98. The Glass Mask by Lenore Glen Offord [on TBR since 5/31/16] (10/21/18)
99. The Killing Strike by John Creasey [on TBR since 10/7/16] (10/28/18)
100. Five Alarm Funeral by Stewart Sterling [on TBR since 7/8/16] (11/3/18)
Mount Everest!! Challenge Complete!
101. Death & the Dancing Footman [on TBR since 8/1/89] (11/7/18)
102. Death of My Aunt by C.H.B. Kitchin [on TBR since at least 2011] (11/7/18)
103. Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett [on TBR since 10/28/17] (11/12/18)
104. Devious Murder by George Bellairs [on TBR since 12/5/15] (11/13/18)
105. Table D'Hote by Douglas Clark [on TBR since 10/5/17] (11/14/18)
106. The Crimson Circle by Edgar Wallace [on TBR since 5/13/13] (11/18/18)
107. The Mystery of the Fiery Eye by Robert Arthur [on TBR since 7/27/17] (11/24/18)
108. Just Around the Coroner by Stuart Brock [on TBR since 10/28/17] (12/1/18)
109. Death's Old Sweet Song by Jonathan Stagge [on TBR since 11/18/13] (12/7/18)
110. Thank You, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse [on TBR since 12/18/11] (12/21/18)
111. A Holiday Yarn by Sally Goldenbaum [on TBR since 10/29/15] (12/24/18)
112. Murder for Christmas by Thomas Godfrey, ed [on TBR since 10/6/16] (12/31/18)

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