Can't resist a good challenge.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Backlist Reader Challenge 2017


Hosted by: The Bookwyrm's Hoard
Dates: January 1 - December 31, 2017


Rules / Guidelines (quoted from the announcement page):

Only (1) and (2) are mandatory.
  1. To count for the challenge, books have to be published before 2016 AND be on your TBR list or pile. In other words, you don’t have to own it. If it’s been on your list to read, and it’s older than 2016, it counts. Library books, books you picked up at a yard sale, books you borrowed from a friend, ebooks, print books, audiobooks — any book counts as long as it fits those two criteria.
  2. Create a goals or sign-up post on your blog or wherever you post your reviews. If you can, please include a link to this post! Then link your sign-up post where you see the “Add your link” button below. (Please link the actual goals/sign-up post, not your home page.) You can set your own goal, and you can list the books you want to read, or leave it up to your mood at the time — as long as they’re on your TBR list. You can sign up through December 1, 2017; after that, the sign-up link will be closed.
  3. Review the books you read, and post the links on the review linky. Actually, you can do the challenge without writing reviews, but the review links are your entries for the year-end giveaway (a $10 gift certificate.) Reviews don’t have to be long, just a few sentences is fine. You can post them on Goodreads or LibraryThing if you don’t have a blog.
  4. On or after the end of the year, post a wrap-up post to let us know how you did! I’ll create a link-up post for the wrap-up posts, too. Again, this one isn’t absolutely necessary, but I hope you’ll do it anyway, just for the fun of looking back and seeing your accomplishment!

My goal is to read at least a dozen books off my various TBR lists and stacks.

● See my original post about the challenge HERE.
● See the challenge announcement/sign-up page HERE.
● See the review link-up page HERE.


MY READING LIST (books I've read, with links to reviews):
1. The Ballad of Peckham Rye. Muriel Spark (pub. 1960)
2. Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot #10). Agatha Christie (pub. 1934)
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See my TBR list at GoodReads HERE.


(Just a few of the) Fiction Books I'd Like to Read in 2017
  • Afternoon Men. Anthony Powell
  • All Passion Spent. Vita Sackville-West 
  • The Art of Mending. Elizabeth Berg
  • The Berlin Stories. Christopher Isherwood 
  • The Body in the Library (Miss Marple #3). Agatha Christie
  • The Book of the Dead. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 
  • The Bostonians. Henry James 
  • Busman's Honeymoon. Dorothy L. Sayers 
  • BUtterfield 8. John O'Hara 
  • The Children's Book. A.S. Byatt 
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick 
  • Dream When You're Feeling Blue. Elizabeth Berg 
  • The Enchanted April. Elizabeth von Arnim 
  • The Europeans. Henry James 
  • Farewell, My Lovely. Raymond Chandler 
  • The Fencing Master. Arturo PĂ©rez-Reverte 
  • Five Red Herrings (Lord Peter Wimsey #7). Dorothy L. Sayers 
  • Flaubert's Parrot. Julian Barnes 
  • Foundation. Isaac Asimov 
  • The Glass Room. Simon Mawer 
  • Hide and Seek. Ian Rankin 
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Douglas Adams
  • Horseman, Pass By. Larry McMurtry
  • Identity. Milan Kundera 
  • The Inn at the Edge of the World. Alice Thomas Ellis 
  • Invitation to the Waltz. Rosamond Lehmann 
  • Istanbul Passage. Joseph Kanon 
  • Jane Eyre. Charlotte Bronte 
  • July and August. Nancy Clark 
  • Jumping the Queue. Mary Wesley 
  • Los Alamos. Joseph Kanon 
  • Mrs. Malory and a Death in the Family. Hazel Holt
  • Mrs. Malory and a Necessary End. Hazel Holt
  • The Moonstone. Wilkie Collins 
  • Murder At the Vicarage (Miss Marple #1). Agatha Christie 
  • Murder Must Advertise (Lord Peter Wimsey #10). Dorothy L. Sayers 
  • Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot #10). Agatha Christie 
  • Mystery Mile (Albert Campion #2). Margery Allingham 
  • The Nine Tailors (Lord Peter Wimsey #11). Dorothy L. Sayers 
  • Prater Violet. Christopher Isherwood 
  • Prophecy. S.J. Parris 
  • Providence. Anita Brookner 
  • A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce #3). Alan Bradley
  • Relic. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 
  • The Road to Lichfield. Penelope Lively 
  • The Secret Keeper. Kate Morton 
  • Silver on the Tree. Susan Cooper 
  • Time and Again. Clifford D. Simak 
  • Travels With My Aunt. Graham Greene 
  • Two Serious Ladies. Jane Bowles 
  • The Spoils of Poynton. Henry James 
  • Unnatural Death. Dorothy L. Sayers 
  • Wide Sargasso Sea. Jean Rhys 
  • A Wreath of Roses. Elizabeth Taylor 


Nonfiction Books I'd Like to Read in 2017
  • Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary. Marina Warner 
  • Anthony Powell: A Life. Michael Barber 
  • God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. Christopher Hitchens
  • Goodbye To All That. Robert Graves 
  • Enemies of Promise. Cyril Connolly 
  • Here At the New Yorker. Brendan Gill 
  • In Cold Blood. Truman Capote 
  • Just Kids. Patti Smith
  • The Pattern In the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws. Margaret Drabble 
  • River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life. Richard Dawkins 
  • A Writer's House in Wales. Jan Morris 
  • The Year of Magical Thinking. Joan Didion 
  • The Years with Ross. James Thurber 



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