Monday, November 2, 2015

2016 Mount TBR: My Sign-Up




This will be the fifth year for the Mount TBR Reading Challenge and I don't seem to be getting those mountains moved at all. Despite the fact that I will have knocked over 100 books off of my 2015 Mount TBR by the end of December, there are still whole mountain ranges 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.

I will setting my sights on Mount Everest (100 books) with the ultimate goal of Mount Olympus. The plan is to get the launchpad team to prepare the rocket even faster so I can actually make it to the peak of Mt. Olympus on Mars...but my official goal for 2016 will be to knock another 100 books off the TBR stacks. 

1. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [on TBR since 4/13/13] (1/2/16)
2. Hunt with the Hounds by Mignon G. Eberhart [on TBR since 9/20/13] (1/3/16)
3. Murder at Arroways by Helen Reilly [on TBR since 10/17/15] (1/7/16)
4. The Girl in the Cellar by Patricia Wentworth [on TBR since 9/25/12] (1/9/16)
5. Red for Murder by Harold Kemp [on TBR since 5/4/15] (1/13/16) 
6. Hardly a Man Is Now Alive by Herbert Brean [on TBR since 12/25/14] (1/16/16)
7. Imagination Unlimited edited by Everett F. Bleiler & T. E. Dikty [on TBR since 5/26/15] (1/18/16)
8. Puzzle in Petticoats by Samuel M. Kootz [on TBR since 10/17/15] (1/20/16)
9. The Platypus of Doom & Other Nihilists by Arthur Byron Cover [on TBR since 2011] (1/23/16)
10. Oh Myyy! by George Takei [on TBR since 12/15/14] (1/24/16)
11. Four Against the Bank of England by Ann Huxley [on TBR since 5/24/14] (1/25/16)
12. Which Doctor by Edward Candy [on TBR since 4/13/13] (1/28/16)
Pike's Peak! 
13. The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont by Robert Barr [on TBR since 10/9/15] (1/30/16)
14. Who's Calling? by Helen McCloy [on TBR since 10/17/15] (1/31/16)
15. The Clock Ticks On by Valentine Williams [on TBR since 1/5/13] (2/3/16)
16. The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham [on TBR since 5/27/15] (2/5/16)
17. The Clue of the Judas Tree by Leslie Ford [on TBR since 12/25/15] (2/6/16)
18. The Doberman Wore Black by Barbara Moore [on TBR since 3/28/15] (2/9/16)
19. The Fifth Passenger by Edward Young [on TBR since 12/5/16] (2/10/16)
20. The Bridal Bed Murders by A. E. Martin [on TBR since 10/13/12] (2/13/16)
21. The April Robin Murders by Craig Rice & Ed McBain [on TBR since 12/26/14] (2/17/16)
22. The Silver Anniversary Murder by Lee Harris [on TBR since 6/4/14] (2/17/16)
23. The Westhampton Leisure Hour & Supper Club by Samantha Bruce-Benjamin [on TBR since 10/23/15] (2/18/16)
24. Poacher's Bag by Douglas Clark [on TBR since 12/31/11] (2/19/16)
Mount Blanc!
25. The Spiral Staircase by Ethel Lina White [on TBR since 10/9/15] (2/20/16)
26. The Black Rustle by Constance & Gwenyth Little [on TBR since 12/25/14] (2/22/16)
27. The Bachelors of Broken Hill by Arthur W. Upfield [on TBR since 10/4/14] (2/24/16)
28. Gently with the Painters by Alan Hunter [on TBR since 9/28/12] (2/27/16)
29. The Calcutta Affair by George S. Elrick [on TBR since 3/1/14] (2/28/16)
30. The Avengers: A Celebration by Marcus Hearn [on TBR since 5/11/15] (2/29/16)
31. Make Death Love Me by Ruth Rendell [on TBR since 12/21/11] (3/1/16)
32. The Day He Died by Lewis Padgett [on TBR since 10/17/15] (3/3/16)
33. House of Darkness by Allan MacKinnon [on TBR since 10/17/15] (3/7/16)
34. The Philomel Foundation by James Gollin [on TBR since 10/9/16] (3/11/16)
35. A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear [on TBR since 9/17/11] (3/13/16)
36. Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear [on TBR since 8/1/13] (3/15/16)
Mt. Vancouver!
37. The Old Battle Ax/The Obstinate Murderer by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding [on TBR since 12/25/15] (3/17/16]
38. The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka [on TBR since 5/27/14] (3/20/16)
39. Dead Against My Principles by Kenneth Hopkins [on TBR since 2/12/15] (3/29/16)
40. The Third Encounter by Sara Woods [on TBR since at least 2011] (4/1/16)
41. The Jade Venus by George Harmon Coxe [on TBR since 3/9/13] (4/7/16)
42. The Indigo Necklace Murders by Frances Crane [on TBR since 7/5/15] (4/12/16)
43. The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde by Erle Stanley Gardner [on TBR since 5/27/15] (4/12/16)
44. The Limehouse Text by Will Thomas [on TBR since 6/10/10] (4/13/16)
45. One Foot in the Grave by Peter Dickinson [on TBR since 10/2/15] (4/18/16)
46. The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas [on TBR since 1/10/13] (4/21/16)
47. Death in Cyprus by M. M. Kaye [on TBR since 10/1/11] (4/22/16)
48.The Pocket Book of Ghost Stories edited by Philip Van Doren Stern [on TBR since 5/27/15] (4/24/16)
Mt. Ararat! 
49. Death by Hoax by Lionel Black [on TBR since 3/28/15] (4/25/16)
50. Line Up for Murder by Marion Babson [on TBR since 10/3/14] (4/28/16)
51. Our Jubilee Is Death by Leo Bruce [on TBR since 9/28/12] (4/30/16)
52. Powder & Patch by Georgette Heyer [on TBR since 12/18/11] (5/4/16)
53. Dead Man's Riddle by Mary Kelly [on TBR since 11/27/15] (5/9/16)
54. The Family Tomb by Michael Gilbert [on TBR since 5/16/15] (5/10/16)
55. Running Blind by Desmond Bagley [on TBR since 7/9/14] (5/11/16)
56. The Bobbsey Twins at London Tower by Laura Lee Hope [on TBR since 4/11/15] (5/13/16)
57. Gownsman's Gallows by Katharine Farrer [on TBR since 9/28/12] (5/16/16)
58. Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö [on TBR since 8/20/11] (5/20/16)
59. The Litmore Snatch by Henry Wade [on TBR since 10/1/10] (5/21/16)
60. Good Blood by Aaron Elkins [on TBR since 8/17/13] (5/23/16)
Mt. Kilimanjaro!
61. The Paper Thunderbolt by Michael Innes [on TBR since 12/31/11] (5/29/16)
62. Murder in Amsterdam by A. J. Baantjer [on TBR since 3/9/13] (6/3/16)
63. The Cinnamon Murder by Frances Crane [on TBR since 7/7/15] (6/6/16)
64. The Mystery Woman by J. U. Giesy & Junius B. Smith [on TBR since 1/5/13] (6/12/16)
65. The Silent Women by Margaret Page Hood [on TBR since 11/10/14] (6/13/16)
66. Certain Sleep by Helen Reilly [on TBR since 12/1/12] (6/16/16)
67. The Seven Wonders of Crime by Paul Halter [on TBR since 1/9/14] (6/16/16)
68. Murder in Any Language by Kelley Roos [on TBR since 7/9/15] (6/21/16)
69. Bodies & Souls edited by Dann Herr & Joel Wells [on TBR since 5/2/15] (6/28/16
70. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Titanic Tragedy by William Seil [on TBR since 12/25/12] (6/28/16)
71. The Norths Meet Murder by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since at least 2011] (6/30/16)
72. High Rhymes & Misdemeanors by Diana Killian [on TBR since 12/1/10] (7/3/16)
73. A Pinch of Poison by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since 6/27/12] (7/5/16)
74. All Fall Down by L. A. G. Strong [on TBR since 12/25/15] (7/6/16)
75. The Ticking Clock by Frances & Richard Lockridge [on TBR since 12/25/14] (7/8/16)
El Toro!
76. Checkmate to Murder by E. C. R. Lorac [on TBR since 7/1/15] (7/10/16)
77. The Poet's Funeral by John M. Daniel [on TBR since 9/17/11] (7/12/16)
78. The Devil in Bellminster by David Holland [on TBR since 5/10/10] (7/13/16)
79. The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne [on TBR since 7/26/14] (7/15/16)
80. Too Good to Be True by J. F. Hutton [on TBR since 12/25/14] (7/20/16)
81. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow [on TBR since 5/23/15] (7/22/16)
82. A Dead Man in Athens by Michael Pearce [on TBR since 9/2/13] (7/28/16)
83. The Mirabilis Diamond by Jerome Odlum [on TBR since 12/20/14] (7/31/16)
84. Servant's Problem by Veronica Parker Johns [on TBR since 5/2/15] (8/4/16)
85. Murder on Trial by Michael Underwood [on TBR since 4/25/14] (8/7/16)
86. Invitation to Murder by Leslie Ford [on TBR since 3/10/12] (8/11/16)
87. Murder Every Monday by Pamela Branch [on TBR sice 10/4/13] (8/13/16)
88. A Parade of Cockeyed Creatures or Did Someone Murder Our Wandering Boy? by George Baxt [on TBR since 12/3/11] (8/14/16)
89. A Death for a Darling by E. X. Giroux [on TBR since 2/26/15] (8/19/16)
90. Design for Murder by Erica Quest [on TBR since 9/21/13] (8/20/16)
91. Unhallowed Murder by Simon Nash [on TBR since 12/31/11] (8/20/16)
92. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre [on TBR since 11/21/15] (8/24/16)
93. The Silent Witness by R. Austin Freeman [onTBR since 10/10/10] (8/25/16)
94. The Master of Mysteries by Gelett Burgess [on TBR since 5/13/13] (8/30/16)
95. The House of the Arrow by A.E.W. Mason [on TBR since 1/7/14] (8/31/16)
96. The Wheelchair Corpse by Will Levinrew [on TBR since 9/3/15] (9/3/16)
97. The Mystery of Burnleigh Manor by Walter Livingston [on TBR since 3/17/15] (9/6/16)
98. While the Wind Howled by Audrey Gaines [on TBR since 10/17/15] (9/8/16)
99. The Case of the Baker Street Irregular by Robert Newman [on TBR since 4/18/15] (9/10/16)
100. Stories of the Supernatural selected by Dorothy L. Sayers [on TBR since 9/21/13] (9/13/16)
Mt. Everest! [challenge complete, but still reading]
101. The Films of Agatha Christie by Scott Palmer [on TBR since 1/4/11] (9/14/16)
102. The Suicide Club & Other Stories by Robert L. Stevenson [on TBR since 3/28/15] (9/16/16)
103. Home to Roost by Andrew Garve [on TBR since 4/20/13] (9/20/16)
104. The Seventh Mourner by Dorothy Gardiner [on TBR since 3/28/15] (9/21/16)
105. Death in the Andamans by M. M. Kaye [on TBR since 7/14/11] (9/25/16)
106. The Middle Temple Murder by J. S. Fletcher [on TBR since at least 2011] (9/29/16)
107. The Clue in the Clay by D. B. Olsen [on TBR since 10/17/15] (9/29/16)
108. Avon Mystery Story Teller by Jos. Meyers & E. B. Williams, eds [on TBR since 7/30/11] (10/2/16)
109. A Rattling of Old Bones by Jonathan Ross [on TBR since 10/27/11] (10/4/16)
110. The Affacombe Affair by Elizabeth Lemarchand [on TBR since 12/31/11] (10/9/16)
111. The Devil in the Dark by Gene L. Coon [on TBR since 6/27/12] (10/9/16)
112. Amok Time by Theodore Sturgeon [on TBR since 7/6/12] (10/10/16)
113. Crimson Roses by Grace Livingston Hill [on TBR since at least 2010] (10/13/16)
114. The Deadly Years by David P. Harmon [on TBR since 6/27/12] (10/13/16)
115. Day of the Dove by Jerome Bixby [on TBR since 6/27/12] (10/13/16)
116. Avon Mystery Reader by Herbert Williams, ed [on TBR since 5/27/15] (10/14/16)
117. Sunday by Georges Simenon [on TBR since 11/17/12] (10/19/16)
118. The Metropolitan Opera Murders by Helen Traubel [on TBR since 3/28/15] (10/20/16)
119. The Camera Clue by George Harmon Coxe [on TBR since 10/17/15] (10/28/16)
120. The Garden Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine [on TBR since 7/1/13] (10/28/16)
121. Meat for Murder by Lange Lewis [on TBR since 7/26/14] (10/31/16)
122. Black Widower by Patricia Moyes [on TBR since 11/7/13] (11/6/16)
123. The Life & Times of Miss Jane Marple by Anne Hart [on TBR since 9/27/14] (11/13/16)
124. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie [on TBR since 5/27/15] (11/13/16)
125. Prisoner of the Ant People by R. A. Montgomery [on TBR since 1998] (11/15/16)
126. The Mystery of Chimney Rock by Edward Packard [on TBR since 1983] (11/15/16)
127. The Dream-Detective by Sax Rohmer [on TBR since 8/14/14] (11/22/16)
128. Cocktails & the Killer by Peter Cheyney [on TBR since 12/25/14] (11/30/16)
129. Do Not Murder Before Christmas by Jack Iams [on TBR since 5/27/15] (11/30/16)
130. Dark Lady by Doris Miles Disney [on TBR since 8/9/14] (12/8/16)
131. Ptomaine Street by Carolyn Wells [on TBR since 4/25/14] (12/14/16)
132. Cold Steal by Alice Tilton [on TBR since ] (12/18/16)
133. The Making of The African Queen by Katharine Hepburn [on TBR since 12/16/15] (12/22/16)
134. Books: a memoir by Larry McMurtry [on TBR since 3/1/12] (12/22/16)
135. Keep Laughing by Morey Amsterdam [on TBR since 11/15/08] (12/23/16)
136. Those Funny Kids! by Dick Van Dyke [on TBR since 11/23/08] (12/27/16)
137. Grendel by John Gardner [on TBR since11/17/12 ] (12/28/16)
138. A Corpse for Christmas by Carter Brown (12/31/16)
139. Fun in the Sun by Ski Michaels [on TBR since at least 2008] (12/31/16)
140. Beaver Stream by Marilyn F. Homler [on TBR since at least 2008] (12/31/16
141. The Beaver Pond by Alvin Tresselt [on TBR since at least 2008] (12/31/16)
142. Beaver Gets Lost by Arianne Chottin [on TBR since at least 2008] (12/31/16)
143. The Vanishing Professor by Jack Long [on TBR since at least 2008] (12/31/16)
144. The Best Cellar by Charles A. Goodrum [on TBR since 9/28/12] (12/31/16]
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Mt. Olympus     
    


5 comments:

fredamans said...

Wow! Ambitious, but I know you can do it!

Bev Hankins said...

Freda: If I can keep my eye on the stacks in my house and not on shiny books elsewhere, I just might make it to the top of Olympus.

Lisbeth Ekelof said...

As my main aim in 2016 is the lower the number of books on my TBR shelves, this is a perfect challenge for me. I am in, and I hope to read 100 books.
Keep going!

Bev Hankins said...

Good luck, Lisbeth!

Lisbeth Ekelof said...

Thank you. My reading has started rather slowly, but hope to catch up soon!