Monday, January 1, 2018

A Century of Books Challenge

Simon at Stuck in a Book has declared 2018 as the year of A Century of Books – henceforth to be known as ACOB. Back in 2012, he put together a challenge to read and review a book for every year of the 20th century – not in order. I joined in a bit late and made my timing flexible (because Simon is good with a little flex in the rules).  This time he has shifted the  century is shifting a bit –1919-2018 – making it a century including this year. I'm going to join him and, like before, I'm going to plan on taking two years to complete it. If I get at least 50 years covered in 2018, then I may count it towards completed challenges for the year. I'll keep track of my list below. To make it even trickier, I'm going to try and fulfill every year with a mystery.

If you'd like to join in, please click the link above. 

1920: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (1/18/19)
1922: The Crimson Circle by Edgar Wallace (11/18/18)
1926: Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L Sayers (1/12/19)
1927: The White Cottage Mystery by Margery Allingham (1/1/18)
1928: The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie (5/28/18)
1929: Death of My Aunt by C.H.B. Kitchin (11/7/18)
1930: About the Murder of Geraldine Foster by Anthony Abbott (3/22/18)
1932: Nothing Venture by Patricia Wentworth (7/19/18)
1933: Red Warning by Virgil Markham (1/25/18)
1934: A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh (1/7/18)
1935: Enter a Murderer by Ngaio Marsh (2/7/18)
1936: Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh (4/7/18)
1937: Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh (5/7/18)
1938: Then There Were Three by Geoffrey Homes (4/30/18)
1939: Overture to Death by Ngaio Marsh (8/19/18)
1940: The Odor of Violets by Baynard Kendrick (2/27/18)
1941: With Blood & Kisses [apa: The Snark Was a Boojum] by Richard Shattuck (2/23/18)
1942: The Dead Shall Be Raised by George Bellairs (1/13/19)
1943: The Death of a Quack by George Bellairs (1/14/19)
1944: Avalanche by Kay Boyle (2/8/18)
1945: Payoff for the Banker by Frances & Richard Lockridge (3/15/18)
1946: Green for a Grave by Manning Lee Stokes (3/13/18)
1947: Another Woman's House by Mignon G. Eberhart (2/10/18)
1950: Terror in Times Square by Alan Handley (6/5/18)
1951: Beverly Gray's Secret by Clair Blank (2/13/18)
1952: The Blind Spot by John Creasey (8/23/18)
1954: The Body in the Basket by George Bagby (5/22/18)
1955: Before Midnight by Rex Stout (10/4/18)
1956: Dead Man's Folly by Agatha Christie (8/15/18)
1957: The Haunted Showboat by Carolyn Keene (8/2/18)
1958: Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus (8/24/18)
1962: The Lacquer Screen by Robert Van Gulik (7/28/18)
1965: Some Beasts No More by Kenneth Giles (6/22/18)
1967: The Mystery of the Fiery Eye by Robert Arthur (11/24/18)
1969: The Stately Home Murder by Catherine Aird (2/16/18)
1971: Basil & the Pygmy Cats by Eve Titus (8/24/18)
1973: Devious Murder by George Bellairs (11/13/18)
1975: Time of Terror by Hugh Pentecost (7/20/18)
1976: The Trouble in Hunter Ward by Josephine Bell (7/18/18)
1977: Table D'Hote by Douglas Clark (11/14/18)
1978: The Invisible Thief by Thomas Brace Haughey (9/5/18)
1979: The Zero Trap by Paula Gosling (4/8/18)
1981: A Summer in the Twenties by Peter Dickinson (8/2/18)
1982: Lament for a Lady Laird by Margot Arnold (2/3/18)
1983: Scotland Yard Photo Crimes from the Files of Inspector Black by Henry Black (3/24/18)
1984: A Very Private Enterprise by Elizabeth Ironside (8/16/18)
1985: Dekok & Murder by Installment by A. C. Baantjer (5/30/18)

1988: The Grub-&-Stakers Pinch a Poke by Alisa Craig [Charlotte MacLeod] (9/10/18)
1990: The Secret Files of Sherlock Holmes by June Thomson (1/25/19)
1992: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Seventh Bullet by Daniel D. Victor (4/27/18)
1994: A Vow of Penance by Veronica Black (4/11/18)
1995: The Winter Women Murders by David A Kaufelt (1/5/19)
1996: Dog Will Have His Day by Fred Vargas (3/4/18)
1998: The Charles Dickens Murders by Edith Skom (9/15/18)

2001: Mrs. Malory & the Lilies That Fester by Hazel Holt (4/13/18)
2002: Death of a Hoosier Schoolmaster by Marlis Day (4/10/18)
2005: The Sign of the Book by John Dunning (3/23/18)
2007: The Hellfire Conspiracy by Will Thomas (6/1/18)
2010: A Holiday Yarn by Sally Goldenbaum (12/24/18)
2013: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (2/28/18)
2014: Murder at Midnight by C. S. Challinor (7/23/18)
2015: Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chamblis Bertman (3/24/18)
2016: Act One, Scene One--Murder by A. H. Richardson (1/30/18)
2017: The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books by Martin Edwards (1/23/18)
2018: Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer (10/30/18)


Simon Thomas said...

Great to have you back for another round! And how exciting that you're aiming for all mysteries too - that will be really fun.

Claire (The Captive Reader) said...

So great to see you're doing this! And how interesting to focus on mysteries - I can't wait to see what you read.

Bev Hankins said...

Well, Simon and Claire, we'll see if I can manage to do it with all mystery (or, I think I'll amend that to mystery-related) books. It's especially tricky because I'd like to try and use books from my own TBR piles....

Gypsi said...

I finished this last year; I'd been working on it for years. It's a great feeling!