Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
Dates: Throughout 2018
Guidelines (quoted from announcement/sign-up page):
- Read at least one book each month whose title includes one or more of the key words for that month.
- The title you choose can be a variation on one of the key words. For example: Your title could include the word 'icicle' or 'icing' even though the key word is 'ice.'
- Key words can be tweaked. For example: You could read a book with "Bowler" or "Bonnet" for the key word 'Hat' and that would be just fine. If the key word is 'Family' then your title could include the word 'Sister' or 'Father.' If the key word is 'Food' then your title could include the word 'Cake.'
- You may sign up any time from now until November 1, 2018. But to complete the challenge you will need to read (or have already read) books with keywords from any months missed by the time of sign-up.
- There will be a headquarters site with links for monthly reviews.
- You don't need a blog to participate.
- Key word books should be read in the month with which they are associated.
List of Monthly Key Words:
• See my original post about the challenge HERE.
• See the challenge announcement/sign-up post HERE.
• See the Challenge Headquarters page HERE.
MY READING LIST:
• If Morning Ever Comes. Anne Tyler (See Review)
• Miss Zukas and the Library Murders (Miss Zukas #1). Jo Dereske (See Review)
• Give the Boys a Great Big Hand (87th Precinct #11). Ed McBain (See Review)
• Time Out of Joint. Philip K. Dick (See Review)
POSSIBLE CHOICES FOR MAY:
- At the Mountains of Madness. H.P Lovecraft (1936; 130 pages)
- Black Orchids (Nero Wolfe #9). Rex Stout (1942; about 200 pages) [for key word "Flower"]
- The Blue Flower. Penelope Fitzgerald (1995; 226 pages)
- Fire on the Mountain. Edward Abbey (1962; 192 pages)
- Fire on the Mountain. Anita Desai (1977; 162 pages)
- Flowers for His Funeral (Mitchell & Markby #7). Ann Granger (1994; 288 pages)
- Girl with a Pearl Earring. Tracy Chevalier (1999; 240 pages)
- The Magic Mountain. Thomas Mann (1924; about 800 pages)
- The Mountain: Stories. Paul Yoon (2017; 224 pages)
- Never Go Back (Harry Barnett #3). Robert Goddard (2006; 402 pages)
- Never Look Away. Linwood Barclay (2010; 425 pages)
- Never Saw It Coming. Linwood Barclay (2010; 244 pages)
- The Pale Blue Eye. Louis Bayard (2006; 432 pages)
- The Pale Horse. Agatha Christie (1961; about 290 pages)
- Pale Horse, Pale Rider. Katherine Anne Porter (1939; 205 pages)
- A Pale View of the Hills. Kazuo Ishiguro (1982; 196 pages)
- Ready Player One. Ernest Cline (2011; 386 pages)
- Ring Around the Sun. Clifford D. Simak (1952; 200 pages)
- Time Travelers Never Die. Jack McDevitt (2009; 371 pages)
- To Say Nothing of the Dog. Connie Willis (1998; 493 pages)
- We Never Talk About My Brother: Short Fiction. Peter S. Beagle (2009; 219 pages)
POSSIBLE CHOICES FOR APRIL:
- The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion. Fannie Flagg (2013; 369 pages)
- All Hallows' Eve. Charles Williams (1945; 273 pages)
- All Passion Spent. Vita Sackville-West (1931; 174 pages)
- Alone of All Her Sex. Marina Warner (1976; 400 pages)
- As She Climbed Across the Table. Jonathan Lethem (1997; 227 pages)
- Basket Case (Silver Six Crafting Mystery #1). Nancy Haddock (2015; 304 pages)
- A Burnt-Out Case. Graham Greene (1960; 210 pages)
- The Case of the Gilded Lily (Perry Mason #50). Erle Stanley Gardner (1956; 188 pages)
- Clear Light of Day. Anita Desai (1980; 194 pages)
- The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway #1). Elly Griffiths (2009; 320 pages)
- The Egyptian Cross Mystery (Ellery Queen #5). Ellery Queen (1932; 320 pages)
- Goodbye to All That. Robert Graves (1929; 288 pages)
- The Hanging Valley (Inspector Banks #4). Peter Robinson (1989; 324 pages)
- How It All Began. Penelope Lively (2011; 229 pages)
- Lily's Ghosts. Laura Ruby (2003; 258 pages)
- Out of Circulation (Miss Zukas #5). Jo Dereske (1997; 212 pages)
- Out of the Deep. Walter de la Mare (2017; 288 pages)
- Out of the Past (Miss Silver #23). Patricia Wentworth (1953; 267 pages)
- Put Out More Flags. Evelyn Waugh (1942; 286 pages)
- Rain and Other South Sea Stories. W. Somerset Maugham (1921; 166 pages)
- Service of All the Dead (Chief Inspector Morse #4). Colin Dexter (1979; 340 pages)
- Stay Out of the Basement (Goosebumps #2). R.L. Stine (1992; 144 pages)
- Summer Crossing. Truman Capote (2005; 142 pages)
- Time Out of Joint. Philip K. Dick (1959; 240 pages) ✓
POSSIBLE CHOICES FOR MARCH:
- Anne of Green Gables. L.M. Montgomery (1908; 200+ pages)
- The Children of Green Knowe. L.M. Boston (1954; 192 pages)
- The Door Into Summer. Robert A. Heinlein (1957; 200 pages)
- Eating People Is Wrong. Malcolm Bradbury (1959; 300 pages)
- Give the Boys A Great Big Hand (87th Precinct #11). Ed McBain (1960; 204 pages) ✓
- A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley #1). Elizabeth George (1988; 400+ pages)
- Green for Danger (Inspector Cockrill #2). Christianna Brand (1944; 256 pages)
- The Greengage Summer. Rumer Godden (1958; 196 pages)
- Thrush Green. "Miss Read" (1959; 240 pages)
- Voyage Into Violence (Mr. & Mrs. North #21). Frances & Richard Lockridge (1956; 223 pages)
- The Wrong Box. Robert Louis Stevenson (1889)