Saturday, January 11, 2020

The Backlist Reader Challenge 2020


The Backlist Reader Challenge 2020 encourages us to read all the older books gathering dust on our TBR lists--they can be TBRs on the mountains we own or TBRs that we've long wanted to read and just haven't got hold of yet. They just have to have been published before 2019. We set our own goals--and since the books hanging out on my own TBR piles are primarily vintage mysteries, I'm going to set my challenge for 100 just as I have done for my own Mount TBR Challenge.

1. Mystery of the Haunted Pool by Phyllis A. Whitney (1/3/20)
2. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Scott Turton (1/15/20)
3. Murder on the Waterfront by Michael Jahn (1/20/20)
4. The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer (1/24/20)
5. The Plague Court Murders by Carter Dickson (1/26/20)
6. Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer (1.27/20)
7. The Death of a Joyce Scholar by Bartholomew Gill (1/31/20)
8. Information Received by E. R. Punshon (2/6/20)
9. Spin Your Web, Lady! by Frances & Richard Lockridge (2/8/20)
10. Deep Lay the Dead by Frederick C. Davis (2/14/20)
11. Red Threads by Rex Stout (2/14/20)
12. Silver Wings for Vicki by Helen Wells (2/15/20)
13. The Man Who Loved Book Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett (2/18/20)
14. Death in Kenya by M. M. Kaye (2/20/20)
15. The Crying Sisters by Mabel Seeley (2/23/20)
16. The Clue in Blue by Betsy Allen (2/28/20)
17. Betsy & Tacy Go Downtown by Maud Hart Lovelace (3/10/20)
18. Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow (3/15/20)
19. Good Luck to the Corpse by Max Murray (3/30/20)
20. Stand Up & Die by Frances & Richard Lockridge (3/31/20)
21. Curtain for a Jester by Frances & Richard Lockridge (4/3/20)
22. The Grey Flannel Shroud by Henry Slesar (4/6/20)
23. The Christening Day Murder by Lee Harris (4/7/20)
24. The Valentine's Day Murder by Lee Harris (4/10/20)
25. The Passover Murder by Lee Harris (4/12/20)
26. The Ebony Bed Murder by Rufus Gilmore (4/18/20)
27. Chinese Nightmare by Hugh Pentecost (4/18/20)
28. Nobody's Perfect by Douglas Clark (4/20/20)
29. Life & Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton by Magdalen King-Hall (4/25/20)
30. The New Year's Eve Murder by Lee Harris (4/25/20)
31. The April Fool's Day Murder by Lee Harris (4/27/20)
32. The Bar Mitzvah Murder by Lee Harris (4/30/20)
33. Kept by D. J. Taylor (5/2/20)
34. Death After Evensong by Douglas Clark (5/4/20)
35. The Dreadful Lemon Sky by John D. MacDonald (5/9/20)
36. The Quotable Sherlock Holmes by Gerard Van Der Leun (5/12/20)
37. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (5/13/20)
38. The Good Friday Murder by Lee Harris (5/17/20)
39. Deadly Pattern by Douglas Clark (5/18/20)
40. Golden Rain by Douglas Clark (5/21/20)
41. The Longest Pleasure by Douglas Clark (5/22/20)
42. Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks by John Curran (5/25/20)
43. 4 Feet in the Grave by Amelia Reynolds Long (5/30/20)
44. The Gimmel Flask by Douglas Clark (6/3/20)
45. Thirteen Guests by J. Jefferson Farjeon (6/10/20)
46. The Clocks by Agatha Christie (6/12/20)
47. The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie (6/14/20)
48. Death-Wish Green by Frances Crane (6/18/20)
49. Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre (6/20/20)
50. Murder, She Said: The Quotable Miss Marple by Tony Medawar [ed] (6/20/20)
51. Murder in a Hurry by Frances & Richard Lockridge (6/22/20)
52. Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie (6/24/20)
53. Foul Deeds by Susan James (6/26/20)
54. Blotto, Twinks & the Ex-King's Daughter by Simon Brett (7/1/20)
55. The Mysterious Mr. Quin by Agatha Christie (7/6/20)
56. Between the Thames & the Tiber by Ted Riccardi (7/20/22)
57. In Memory Yet Green by Isaac Asimov (7/22/20)
58. Murder at Melrose Court by Karen Baugh Menuhin (7/23/20)
59. Footprints Under the Window by Franklin W. Dixon (7/26/20)
60. Murder in the Dog Days by P. M. Carlson (7/29/20)
61. Death in Berlin by M. M. Kaye (7/31/20)
62. The Town Cried Murder by Leslie Ford (8/2/20)
63. The Proud Cat by Frances & Richard Lockridge (8/3/20)
64. Jerry Todd & the Rose-Colored Cat by Leo Bruce (8/3/20)
65. The Arsenic Labyrinth by Martin Edwards (8/4/20)
66. The Ampersand Papers by Michael Innes (8/8/20)
67. Scarweather by Anthony Rolls (8/11/20)
68. The Murder That Had Everything by Hulbert Footner (8/13/20)
69. Sweet Poison by Ellen Hart (8/15/20)
70. Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (8/17/20)
71. A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas (8/19/20)
72. The Clue in the Diary by Carolyn Keene (8/22/20)
73. Neuromancer by William Gibson (8/22/20)
74. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (8/25/20)
75. The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie (8/25/20)
76. When Gods Die by C. S. Harris (8/27/20)
77. R.F.K.: A Photographer's Journal by Harry Benson (8/27/20)
78. A Client Is Cancelled by Frances & Richard Lockridge (8/29/20)
79. Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan (8/30/20)
80. Death Rides a Sorrel Horse by A. B. Cunningham (8/31/20)
81. Trixie Belden & the Mystery at Bob-White Cave by Kathryn Kenny (9/2/20)
82. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (9/3/20)
83. Something the Cat Dragged In by Charlotte MacLeod (9/4/20)
84. A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson (9/10/20)
85. The October Country by Ray Bradbury (9/10/20)
86. Bullet for a Star by Stuart M. Kaminsky (9/10/20)
87. Out of Control by Baynard Kendrick (9/12/20)
88. Into the Valley of Death by Evelyn Hervey [H.R.F. Keating] (9/13/20)
89. Bound to Murder by Dorsey Fiske (9/16/20)
90. The Mystery of the Skeleton Key by Bernard Capes (10/2/20)
91. The Revenge of the Wizard's Ghost by John Bellairs (10/3/20)
92. Talking About Detective Fiction by P. D. James (10/9/20)
93. Shadow on the Wall by H. C. Bailey (10/13/20)
94. Murder on the Eiffel Tower by Claude Izner (10/14/20)
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1 comment:

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

Welcome to The Backlist Reader Challenge, and best of luck! I'll have the link-up page ready shortly.