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Attention All Challengers! I have returned from the Wild West and have posted review sites where needed. I am working on the Check-in Posts for the Just the Facts & Mount TBR challenges. Stay tuned!

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.


1919
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
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
1930: About the Murder of Geraldine Foster by Anthony Abbott (3/22/18)
1931
1932
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
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
1943
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)
1948
1949
1950: Terror in Times Square by Alan Handley (6/5/18)
1951: Beverly Gray's Secret by Clair Blank (2/13/18)
1952
1953
1954: The Body in the Basket by George Bagby (5/22/18)
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965: Some Beasts No More by Kenneth Giles
1966
1967
1968
1969: The Stately Home Murder by Catherine Aird (2/16/18)
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979: The Zero Trap by Paula Gosling (4/8/18)
1980
1981
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
1985: Dekok & Murder by Installment by A. C. Baantjer (5/30/18)
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Seventh Bullet by Daniel D. Victor (4/27/18)
1993
1994: A Vow of Penance by Veronica Black (4/11/18)
1995
1996: Dog Will Have His Day by Fred Vargas (3/4/18)
1997
1998
1999

2000
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)
2003
2004
2005: The Sign of the Book by John Dunning (3/23/18)
2006
2007: The Hellfire Conspiracy by Will Thomas (6/1/18)
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (2/28/18)
2014
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

4 comments:

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!