Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mount TBR 2017: My Sign-Up







January 2017 will kick off the fifth year for the Mount TBR Reading Challenge and I don't feel like I've moved those mountains at all. I'm hoping to knock 150 books off of my 2016 Mount TBR by the end of December (although I seem to be running out of oxygen), 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.
 

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.  

This year I've decided to throw my whole effort into getting my rocket ship loaded and heading to Mars. No dawdling on Mount Everest before tackling Olympus--it's all or nothing this time around. Hope to see you along the way as I scale 150 books.
 
1. Death at Swaythling Court by J. J. Connington [on TBR since 1/10/13] (1/4/17)
2. Death of a Racehorse  by John Creasey [on TBR since 10/6/16] (1/7/17)
3. The Silent Invaders by Robert Silverberg [on TBR since 9/24/16] (1/7/17)
4. Battle on Venus by William F. Temple [on TBR since 9/24/16] (1/7/17)
5. The Hidden Planet by Donald A Wollheim, ed [on TBR since 7/9/14] (1/9/17)
6. The Snake on 99 by Stewart Farrar [on TBR since 7/1/16] (1/11/17)
7. The 24th Horse by Hugh Pentecost [on TBR since 5/31/16] (1/13/17)
8. Murder at the Masque by Amy Myers [on TBR since 7/12/14] (1/16/17)
9. Metamophosis  by Gene L. Coon [on TBR 6/27/12] (1/16/17)
10. The Black Count by Tom Reiss [on TBR since 4/18/15] (1/21/17)
11. I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison [on TBR since 10/9/15] (1/24/17)
12. The Unconscious Witness by R. Austin Freeman [on TBR since 7/26/14] (1/28/17)
Pike's Peak!
13. A Losing Game by Freeman Wills Crofts [on TBR since 12/12/15] (1/31/17) 
14. Death Takes a Bow by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since 10/17/15] (2/5/17)
15. All for the Love of a Lady by Leslie Ford [on TBR since 3/28/15] (2/9/17)
16. Spice Island Mystery by Betty Cavanna [on TBR since 2/10/16]
17. Deception Island by M. K. Lorens [on TBR since 7/12/14} (2/13/17)
18. The Thursday Turkey Murders by Craig Rice [on TBR since 10/17/15] (2/13/17)
19. Episode of the Wandering Knife by Mary Roberts Rinehart [on TBR since 7/26/14] (2/17/17)
20. A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion by Ron Hansen [on TBR since 6/16/13] (2/18/17)
21. Zadok's Treasure by Margo Arnold [on TBR since 5/29/14] (2/22/17)
22. Search for a Scientist by Charles Leonard [on TBR since 7/22/15] (2/24/17)
23. Death in the Wrong Room by Anthony Gilbert [on TBR since 7/22/15] (2/27/17)
24. The Blank Wall by Elixabeth Sanxay Holding [on TBR since 7/22/15] (DNF)
Mount Blanc!
25. The Body Missed the Boat by Jack Iams [on TBR since 10/17/15] (3/6/17)
26. Thrilling Stories of the Railway by Victor L. Whitechurch [on TBR since 12/25/16] (3/9/17)
27. Murder at Government House by Elspeth Huxley [on TBR since 3/8/14] (3/14/17)
28. Dread & Water by Douglas Clark [on TBR since 12/31/17] (3/15/17)
29. Trixie Belden & the Gatehouse Mystery  by Julie Campbell [on TBR since 5/31/16] (3/16/17)
30. The Green Turtle Mystery by Ellery Queen, Jr. [on TBR since 4/9/16] (3/19/17)
31. Fit to Kill by Hans C. Owen [on TBR since 12/25/16] (3/22/17)
32. Silence Observed by Michael Innes [on TBR since 10/7/16] (3/28/17)
33. Nun Plussed by Monica Quill [on TBR since 3/1/12] (3/30/17)
34. Nero Wolfe of West Thirty-Fifth Street by William S. Baring-Gould [on TBR since 10/16/10] (4/4/17)
35. I Could Murder Her by E. C. R. Lorac [on TBR since 3/9/13] (4/7/17)
36. A Grave Case of Murder by Roger Bax [on TBR since 12/25/14] (4/10/17)
Mt. Vancouver!
37. Murder Comes First by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since 12/25/13] (4/11/17)
38. Stroke of Death by Josephine Bell [on TBR since 12/1/12] (4/12/17)
39. The Official Dictionary of Sarcasm by James Napoli [on TBR since 1/2/16] (4/14/17)
40. Coffin's Dark Number by Gwendoline Butler [on TBR since 10/31/15] (4/16/17)
41. They Tell No Tales by Manning Coles [on TBR since 11/1/14] (4/19/17)
42. Death with Blue Ribbon by Leo Bruce [on TBR since 10/4/13] (4/20/17)
43. Who Is the Next? by Henry Kitchell Webster [on TBR since 5/2/15] (4/24/17)
44. Grounds for Murder by Kate Kingsbury [on TBR since 12/1/10] (4/26/17)
45. The Fennister Affair by Josephine Bell [on TBR since 10/6/16] (4/28/17)
46. The Vanishing Violinist by Sara Hoskinson Frommer [on TBR since 12/31/16] (4/30/17)
47. Storm Center by Douglas Clark [on TBR since 10/6/17] (5/1/17)
48. The Polka Dot Nude by Joan Smith [on TBR since 7/1/16] (5/2/17)
Mt. Ararat!
49. The Invisible Intruder by Carolyn Keene [on TBR since 1979] (5/4/17)
50. The Shivering Sands by Victoria Holt [on TBR since 2011] (5/6/17)
51. Murder at Teatime by Stefanie Matteson [on TBR since 10/4/14] (5/9/17)
52. Death Cracks a Bottle by Kenneth Giles [on TBR since 12/11/08] (5/13/17)
53. Deadly Nightshade by Elizabeth Daly [on TBR since 11/21/16] (5/19/17)
54. The Constantine Affliction by T. Aaron Payton [on TBR since 9/24/16] (5/23/17)
55. Decision at Delphi by Helen MacInnes [on TBR since 11/9/12] (5/28/17)
56. The Case of the Seven Sneezes by Anthony Boucher [on TBR since 7/2/15] (5/31/17)
57. Where There's Smoke by Stewart Sterling [on TBR since 5/31/16] (6/4/17)
58. Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon [on TBR since 9/8/15] (6/11/17)
59. Death Finds a Foothold by Glyn Carr [on TBR since 10/4/13] (6/14/17)
60. The Ghost & the Dead Deb by Alice Kimberly [on TBR since 12/30/16] (6/16/17)
Mt. Kilimanjaro!
61. Deed Without a Name by Dorothy Bowers [on TBR since 10/4/13] (6/18/17)
62. The Wailing Siren Mystery by Franklin W. Dixon [on TBR since 3/29/14] (6/18/17)
63. The Secret of the Wooden Lady by Carolyn Keene [on TBR since 5/30/16] (6/19/17)
64. Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz by Juan Ortiz [on TBR since 2/11/16] (6/20/17)
65. Publish & Perish by Sally Wright [on TBR since at least 2011] (6/22/17)
66. Mink Is for a Minx by Leo Margulies, ed [on TBR since 10/1/11] (6/23/17)
67. Frame Work by Anne G. Faigen [on TBR since 9/28/13] (6/26/17)
68. The Killing of Katie Steelstock by Michael Gilbert [on TBR since 10/4/14] (6/30/17)
69. Death Before Bedtime by Edgar Box (Gore Vidal) [on TBR since 10/2/15] (7/9/17)
70. Quick Curtain by Alan Melville [on TBR since 12/31/15] (7/14/17)
71. Juliet Dies Twice by Lange Lewis [on TBR since 12/25/15] (7/17/17)
72. Room for Murder by Doris Miles Disney [on TBR since 10/7/16] (7/22/17)
73. Your Turn, Mr. Moto by John P. Marquand [on TBR since 1/24/15] (7/25/17)
74. Lie of the Needle by Cate Price [on TBR since 12/18/14] (7/28/17)
75. The Mirror Crack'd by Agatha Christie [on TR since 9/5/16] (7/29/17)
El Toro!
76. Murderer's Choice by Anna Mary Wells [on TBR since 7/7/15] (7/30/17)
77. Johannes Cabal the Detective by Jonathan L. Howard [on TBR since 12/31/16] (8/2/17)
78. The Big Grouse by Douglas Clark [on TBR since 12/31/11] (8/4/17)
79. The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy [on TBR since 10/6/16] (8/8/17)
80. The Happy Valley Mystery by Kathryn Kenny [on TBR since 6/20/16] (8/16/17)
81. Best Max Carrados Detective Stories by Ernest Bramah [on TBR since 9/28/12] (8/17/17)
82. What Mrs. McGillicudy Saw! by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 6/14/10] (8/18/17]
83. Every Second Thursday by Emma Page [on TBR since 3/28/15] (8/20/17)
84. Salt Is Leaving by J. B. Priestley [on TBR since 8/12/10] (8/22/17)
85. Dead as a Dummy by Geoffrey Homes [on TBR since 7/26/14] (8/26/17)
86. Honeybath's Haven by Michael Innes [on TBR since 12/31/11] (8/29/17)
87. Murder Is Served by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since 12/31/17] (8/30/17)
88. Natural Suspect by William Bernhardt et al [on TBR since 12/18/11] (8/31/17)
89. The Far Traveller by Manning Coles [on TBR since 1/15/13] (9/2/17)
90. Let Dead Enough Alone by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since 2011] (9/3/17)
91. The Title Is Murder by Hugh Lawrence Nelson [on TBR since 7/23/16] (9/6/17)
92. Case With No Conclusion by Leo Bruce [on TBR since 9/28/12] (9/9/17)
93. Coffin from the Past by Gwendoline Butler [on TBR since 6/28/12] (9/11/17)
94. McGarr & the Dublin Horse Show by Bartholomew Gill [on TBR since 3/19/16](9/13/17)
95. The Menehune Murders by Margot Arnold [on TBR since 11/7/13] (9/16/17)
96. The World's Best 100 Detective Stories Vol. 7 by Eugene Thwing, ed [on TBR since 10/25/14] (9/19/17)
97. The Gloved Hand by Leigh Bryson [on TBR since 5/31/16] (9/21/17)
98. Mr. & Mrs. North & the Poisoned Playboy by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since 12/24/14] (9/23/17)
99. The Small World of Murder by Elizabeth Ferrars [on TBR since 8/9/14] (9/25/17)
100. Journey's End by Evelyn Berckman [on TBR since 2/26/15] (9/25/17 DNF)
Mt. Everest!
101. Stag Dinner Death by John Penn [on TBR since 6/27/12] (9/26/17)
102. To Wake the Dead by John Dickson Carr [on TBR since 12/24/14] (9/30/17)
103. Night Walk by Elizabeth Daly [on TBR since at least 2011] (10/3/17)
104. Death in the Doll's House by Hannah Lees & Lawrence Bachmann [on TBR since 10/12/12] (10/9/17)
105. The Sound of Murder by John & Emery Bonnett[on TBR since 10/4/13] (10/11/17)
106. Case with Three Husbands by Margaret Erskine [on TBR since 7/7/11] (10/15/17)
107. Casebook of the Black Widowers by Isaac Asimov [on TBR since at least 2010] (10/20/17)
108. Ghost of a Chance by Kelley Roos [on TBR since 7/8/16] (10/28/17)
109. Fire Will Freeze by Margaret Millar [on TBR since 12/25/15] (10/29/17)
110. Blue Ice by Hammond Innes [on TBR since 2/16/13] (10/31/17)
111. Penelope Passes or Why Did She Die? by Joan Coggin [on TBR since 12/25/12] (11/4/17)
112. Murder at Beechlands by Maureen Sarsfield [on TBR since 5/12/12] (11/7/17)
113. Maniac Rendezvous by Marc Brandel [on TBR since 7/26/14] (11/9/17)
114. Murder by Experts by Ellery Queen (ed) [on TBR since 10/3/14] (11/13/17)
115. The Budapest Parade Murders by Van Wyck Mason [on TBR since 11/21/16] (11/18/17)
116. Trial by Terror by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since 12/25/14] (11/21/17)
117. Death for My Beloved by Doris Miles Disney [on TBR since 11/21/16] (11/21/17)
118. The Christmas Murder by Cyril Hare [on TBR since ]
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Mount Olympus  
 
   


5 comments:

Toady said...

I should get on board with this challenge. I have gotten significantly better about reading the books that I already own, but there is still plenty of room for improvement. Best of luck with your goal.

Cath said...

And chance of the review pages for December 2016 Mount TBR and The Scavenger Hunt? :-)

Bev Hankins said...

Eeeek! Cath, sorry. Life is crazy here. It went right out of my head. Coming any minute now. I promise. :-)

MH said...

Oh, I'm excited to join this again - thank you for hosting it! It felt so good to get some of those TBRs read, especially when they've been sitting on my bookshelf for ages. :)

James Leah said...

I love this idea so much! Will definitely be adding it to my list of reading challenges this year :D