Thursday, October 22, 2020

Mount TBR 2021: My Sign-Up

 

 

January 2021 kicks off the tenth year for the Mount TBR Reading Challenge and, despite climbing like mad and conquering Mount Everest on the regular each year, I still have mountain ranges to climb. And miles of bookcases to read before I sleep (or something like that). I just can't resist a good old fashioned used bookstore (though they are become rarer and rarer) or the community Hoosier Hills Food Bank Book Sale which adds to the mountains as fast as I knock books off. And, somehow, despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled both my trips to my favorite used bookstore and the community book sale, my mountain range seems to be just as vast as ever. 

So, once again, I plan to concentrate on reading primarily from my own books in the coming year. Perhaps this year I will actually plant a flag on Mount Olympus...but my declared goal will remain Mount Everest. Please join me in knocking out some of those books that have been waiting for attention for weeks...months...even years. Just click on the link above.

1. Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal [on TBR since 2/16/17] (1/2/21)
2. Death of a Millionaire by G.D.H. & Margaret Cole [on TBR since7/1/17] (1/4/21)
3. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (ed) [on TBR since 10/4/2018] (1/9/21)
4. Sidney Chambers & the Shadow of Death by James Runcie [on TBR since 1/22/17] (1/14/21)
5. The Floating Admiral by The Detection Club [on TBR since 1980s] (1/17/21)
6. Death & the Dutch Uncle by Patricia Moyes [on TBR since 9/28/12] (1/18/21) 
7. When Maidens Mourn by C. S. Harris [on TBR since 8/17/17] (1/20/21)
8. Mr. President, Private Eye by Martin H. Greenberg & Francis M. Nevins, Jr. (eds) [on TBR since 12/5/19] (1/22/21)
9. Dead as a Dodo by Jane Langton [on TBR since 12/6/08] (1/24/20)
10. Hallowed Murder by Ellen Hart [on TBR since 3/1/12] (1/26/21)
11. Raffles by E. W. Hornung [on TBR since 12/22/18] (1/28/21)
12. Murder in the Calais Coach (aka Murder on the Orient Express) by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 12/25/20] (1/30/21)
Pike's Peak!
13. One Lady, Two Cats by Richard Lockridge [one TBR since 9/8/20] (1/31/21)
14. Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz [on TBR since 1/19/19] (2/4/21)
15. The Cannibal Who Overate by Hugh Pentecost [on TBR since 10/3/14] (2/14/21)
16. The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer [on TBR since 7/14/18] (2/19/20)
17. The Boomerang Clue by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 10/12/13] (2/21/21)
18. Uncle Silas by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [on TBR since 7/22/15] (2/22/21)
19. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier [on TBR since 10/1/93] (2/24/21)
20. Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt [on TBR since 10/5/17] (2/26/21)
21. Howard's End by E. M. Forster [on TBR since 2/11/10] (2/27/21)
22. The Adventure of the Peerless Peer by Philip Jose Farmer [on TBR since 10/6/16] (2/28/21)
23. Dracula (graphic novel) by Bram Stoker [on TBR since about 1977] (3/2/21)
24. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers [on TBR since 1/19/13] (3/6/21)
Mount Blanc!!
25. Dead, Man, Dead by David Alexander [on TBR since 7/1/17] (3/7/21)
26. Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 9/4/10] (3/8/21)
28. Blue Octavo by John Blackburn [on TBR since 10/5/17] (3/12/21)
29. Taking Detective Stories Seriously: The Collected Crime Reviews of Dorothy L. Sayers by Martin Edwards (ed) [on TBR since 3/27/17] (3/21/21)
30. The Coconut Killings by Patricia Moyes [on TBR 10/3/19] (3/22/21)
31. Murder in 3 Acts by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 12/25/14] (3/26/21)
32. Final Notice by Jo Dereske [on TBR since 3/10/17] (3/27/21)
33. Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 5/17/19} (3/31/21)
34. The Lazarus Tree by Robert Richardson [on TBR since 4/10/15] (4/2/21)
35. Gently in the Sun by Alan Hunter [on TBR since 12/31/11] (4/5/21)
36. Mr. Smith's Hat by Helen Reilly [on TBR since 3/28/15] (4/7/21)
Mt. Vancouver!!!
37. Murder Goes to College by Kurt Steel [on TBR since 12/17/20] (4/8/21)
38. What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris [on TBR since 8/17/17] (4/11/21)
39. Why Kings Confess by C. S. Harris [on TBR since 5/25/17] (4/12/21)
40. One Murdered: Two Dead by Milton Propper [on TBR since 7/29/27] (4/14/21)
41. Who Killed Stella Pomeroy? by Sir Basil Thomson [on TBR since 12/24/18] (4/16/21)
42. Murder in the Bookshop by Carolyn Wells [on TBR since 11/27/20] (4/17/21)
43. An Ad for Murder by John Penn [on TBR since 10/5/17] (4/18/21)
44. Murdock's Acid Test by George Harmon Coxe [on TBR since 12/25/16] (4/19/21)
45. The African Poison Murders by Elspeth Huxley [on TBR since 7/20/13] (4/21/21)
46. Star Trek The Motion Picture: The Photostory by Richard J. Anobile (ed) [on TBR since 6/27/12] (4/21/21)
47. Star Trek The Motion Picture: Full Color Comic by Marv Wolfman (ed) [on TBR since 6/27/12] (4/21/21)
48. The Documents in the Case by Dorothy L. Sayers & Robert Eustace [on TBR since 10/13/14] (4/24/21)
Mt. Ararat!!!!
49. Smooth Justice by Michael Underwood [on TBR since 10/5/19] (4/25/21)
50. The Ivory Snuff Box by Arnold Fredericks [on TBR since 9/13/19] (4/27/21)
51. The Egyptian Cross Mystery by Ellery Queen [on TBR since 7/8/16] (4/29/21)
52. Fire in the Thatch by E. C. R. Lorac [on TBR since 1/26/19] (4/30/21)
53. Look Behind You, Lady by A. S. Fleischman [on TBR since 3/29/14] (5/1/21]
54. The Sands of Windee by Arthur W. Upfield [on TBR since 10/3/14] (5/3/21)
55. The Venetian Blonde by A. S. Fleischman [on TBR since 3/29/14] (5/3/21)
56. Murder by the Book by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since 7/1/20] (5/5/21)
57. Accent on Murder by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR 9/3/11] (5/6/21)
58. With One Stone by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since at least 2011] (5/7/21)
59. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle [on TBR sincs 1980s] (5/8/21)
60. Preach No More by Richard Lockridge [on TBR since at least 2011] (5/9/21)
Mt. Kilimanjaro!!!!!
61. The Haunted Attic by Margaret Sutton [on TBR since 2/24/18] (5/10/21)
62. Innocent Blood by P. D. James [on TBR since 1988] (5/12/21)
63. The Trolley to Yesterday by John Bellairs [on TBR since 3/8/19] (5/13/21)
64. I'll Kill You Next! by Adam Knight [on TBR since 11/10/14] (5/16/21)
65. The Montmartre Investigation by Claude Izner [on TBR since 5/5/16] (5/17/21)
66. The Rainbow Riddle by Margaret Sutton [on TBR since 10/3/19] (5/18/21)
67. Theoretically Dead by Tinker Marks [on TBR since 12/18/10] (5/19/21)
68. The 13th Warrior by Michael Crichton [on TBR since 12/25/21] (5/22/21)
69. Think of Death by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since 9/8/20] (5/23/21)
70. Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 9/3/11] (5/27/21)
71. Murderess Ink: The Better Half of Mystery by Dilys Winn [on TBR since 9/25/14] (5/28/21)
72. The Black Thumb by Constance & Gwenyth Little [on TBR since 3/26/11] (5/30/21)
73. The Ultraviolet Widow by Frances Crane [on TBR since 5/24/14] (5/31/21)
74. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks [on TBR since 8/20/11] (6/4/21)
75. Hunt the Tortoise by E. X. Ferrars [on TBR since 4/23/20] (6/6/21)
El Toro!!!!!!
76. A Silver Spade by Louisa Revell [on TBR since 4/23/20] (6/9/21)
77. The Judge Is Reversed by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since at least 2011] (6/10/21)
78. The Curious Custard Pie by Margaret Scherf [on TBR since 4/23/20] (6/11/21)
79.The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Murder at Sorrow's Crown by Steven Savile & Robert Greenberger [on TBR since 1/22/17] (6/14/21)
80. A Tasty Way to Die by Janet Laurence [on TBR since 10/4/14] (6/15/21)
81. When Falcons Fall by C. S. Harris [on TBR since 8/17/17] (6/15/21)
82. Where the Dead Lie by C. S. Harris [on TBR since 7/21/20] (6/16/21)
83. The Marais Assassin by Claude Izner [on TBR since 5/3/12] (6/17/21)
84. The Bitter Path of Death by Pierre Audemars [on TBR since 3/28/15] (6/18/21)
85. Dragon's Cave by Clyde B. Clason [on TBR since 10/4/13] (6/21/21)
86. Mystery on the Isle of Skye by Phyllis A. Whitney [on TBR since 10/5/19] (6/22/21)
87. The Fantastic Civil War by Frank McSherry, Jr (ed) [on TBR since at least 2000--not logged properly] (6/23/21)
88. Mrs. Jeffries on the Ball by Emily Brightwell [on TBR since 3/13/10] (6/24/21)
89. The Youth Hostel Murders by Glynn Carr [on TBR since 1/15/13] (6/28/21)
90. The Predator of Batignolles by Claude Izner [on TBR since 5/3/12] (6/30/21)
91. The Conjure-Man Dies by Rudolph Fisher [on TBR since 8/29/19] (7/3/21)
92. The Bride of Newgate by John Dickson Carr [on TBR since 3/24/17] (7/3/21)
93. Giant Mystery Reader by Various (ed by Avon Books) [on TBR since 3/24/17] (7/4/21)
94. Murder Underground by Mavis Doriel Hay [on TBR since 12/21/15] (7/5/21)
95. Trixie Belden & the Mystery Off Glen Road by Julie Campbell [on TBR since 10/4/18] (7/5/21)
96. After the Armistice Ball by Catriona McPherson [on TBR since 7/9/16] (7/6/21)
97. The Red Right Hand by Joel Townsley Rogers [on TBR since 7/22/15] (7/10/21)
98. The Illusion of Murder by Carol McCleary [on TBR since 12/20/12] (7/11/21]
99. Cats Don't Smile by D. B. Olsen [on TBR since 10/5/15] (7/11/21)
100. Strangled in Paris by Claude Izner [on TBR since 9/5/19] (7/13/21)
Mount Everest!!!!!!! (Commitment Complete--Still Reading)
101. Bugs Bunny #152 [on TBR since 2018] (7/15/21)
102. Murder Draws a Line by Willetta Ann Barber & R. F. Schabelitz [on TBR since 12/31/19] (7/15/21)
103. Murder at Teatime by Cynthia Manson (ed) [on TBR since 10/1/11] (7/16/21)
104. For This I Went to College? by Bill Keane [on TBR since 7/17/78] (7/17/21)
105. Stone Cold Blonde by Adam Knight [on TBR since 12/20/14] (7/17/21)
106. Naked Came the Manatee by Carl Hiassen, Dave Barry, et al [on TBR since 4/28/16] (7/17/21)
107. Quaker Witness by Irene Allen [on TBR 10/3/19] (7/19/21)
108. The Kennel Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine [on TBR since 7/1/17] (7/20/21)
109. No Medals for the Major by Margaret Yorke [on TBR since 7/11/19] (7/20/21)
110. The Perfect Crime (aka The Big Bow Mystery) by Israel Zangwill (with "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allan Poe) [on TBR since 11/10/18] (7/21/21)
111. The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry [on TBR since 7/1/90] (7/23/21)
112. Great French Detective Stories by T. J. Hale (ed) [on TBR since 11/17/12] (7/25/21)
113. Callander Square by Anne Perry [on TBR since 6/14/90] (7/25/21)
114. The Portcullis Room by Valentine Williams [on TBR sine 10/5/17] (7/27/21)
115. The Basle Express by Manning Coles [on TBR since 4/9/16] (7/28/21)
116. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume [on TBR since 10/9/15] (7/29/21)
117. Drink to Yesterday by Manning Coles [on TBR since 2/1/18] (7/30/21)
118. Lord Mullion's Secret by Michael Innes [on TBR since at least 2011] (7/30/21)
119. The Graveyard Rolls by Maurice Procter [on TBR since 5/24/14] (7/31/21)
120. Paragon Walk by Anne Perry [on TBR since 8/25/90] (8/1/21)
121. The Secret of Skeleton Island by Robert Arthur [on TBR since 6/2/18] (8/3/21)
122. Sleight of Crime by Cedric E. Clute & Nicholas Lewin (eds) [on TBR since 10/3/14] (8/4/21)
123. The Sound of Insects by Mildred Davis [on TBR since 10/23/10] (8/5/21)
124. Rutland Place by Anne Perry [on TBR since 7/1/90] (8/5/21)
125. Bluegate Fields by Anne Perry [on TBR since 4/23/91] (8/6/21)
126. Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 7/1/17] (8/10/21)
127. A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch [on TBR since 10/3/19] (8/12/21)
128. Funerals Are Fatal (After the Funeral) by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 6/22/18] (8/14/21)
129. The Patriotic Murders (One, Two, Buckle My Shoe) by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 6/1/18] (8/17/21)
130. The September Society by Charles Finch [on TBR since 1/30/10] (8/21/21)
131. Hang the Little Man by John Creasey [on TBR since 10/6/16] (8/22/21)
132. Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 12/20/14] (8/22/21)
133. The Body of a Girl by Michael Gilbert [on TBR since 9/20/13] (8/25/21)
134. Add a Pinch of Cyanide by Emma Page [on TBR since 3/28/15] (8/27/21)
135. I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogle [on TBR since 5/27/19] (8/27/21)
136. The Private Face of Murder by John & Emery Bonett [on TBR since 9/28/12) (8/29/21)
137. Appleby's Other Story by Michael Innes [on TBR since 6/9/12] (8/31/21)
138. A Stranger in Mayfair by Charles Finch [on TBR since 4/1/14] (9/2/21)
139. The River & the Rose by Sandra Abbott [on TBR since 7/9/14] (9/4/21)
140. The House of Care by W. J. Burley [on TBR since 8/27/15] (9/6/21)
141. Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 6/19/19] (9/9/21)
142. A Burial at Sea by Charles Finch [on TBR since 2/28/19] (9/10/21)
143. The Lake Frome Monster by Arthur W. Upfield [on TBR since 10/4/18] (9/11/21)
144. Practise to Deceive by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since at least 2011] (9/13/21)
145. The Regatta Mystery by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 6/10/17] (9/13/21)
146. Dead Woman's Ditch by Simon Nash [on TBR since 8/29/16] (9/15/21)
147. Dolls Are Deadly by Brett Halliday [on TBR since 11/16/17] (9/16/21)
148. The Witch of the Low Tide by John Dickson Carr [on TBR since 10/1/10] (9/18/21)
149. DeKok & Variations on Murder by A. C. Baantjer [on TBR since 9/2/13] (9/21/21)
150. The Locked Room by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö [on TBR since 10/6/12] (9/23/21)
Mount Olympus!!!!!!!! 
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