Monday, December 11, 2017

Family Tree Reading Challenge

***See my challenge wrap-up post HERE***

Host: Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews
Dates: January - December 2018

Goal: "To read a book from the birth year of your selected family members. You do not have to mention them by name, unless you want. But do please list the years you'll be reading. You may include yourself in your 'family tree.' "

Number of books: three (or more) books (and three family members).

• See my original post about the challenge HERE.
• See my challenge wrap-up post HERE.
• See the challenge announcement/sign-up page HERE.

I'll be trying for at least one book from each of the following years: 1949, 1950, 1952, 1960.

MY READING LIST (books read, with links to reviews/discussions):
  1. A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple #5). Agatha Christie (pub. June 1950)
  2. Give the Boys a Great Big Hand (87th Precinct #11). Ed McBain (pub. 1960) 


Published 1949:
  • The Case of the Cautious Coquette (Perry Mason #34). Erle Stanley Gardner
  • The Catherine Wheel (Miss Silver #15). Patricia Wentworth
  • The Little Sister (Philip Marlow #5). Raymond Chandler
  • Love in a Cold Climate. Nancy Mitford
  • The Mating Season (Jeeves #9). P.G. Wodehouse
  • Miss Silver Comes to Stay (Miss Silver #16). Patricia Wentworth
  • The Moving Target (Lew Archer #1). Ross Macdonald
  • The Second Confession (Nero Wolfe #15). Rex Stout
  • The Sign of the Crooked Arrow (Hardy Boys #28). Franklin W. Dixon 
  • A Tree of Night and Other Stories. Truman Capote 
  • Trouble in Triplicate (Nero Wolfe #14). Rex Stout 

Published 1950:
  • The Case of the Negligent Nymph (Perry Mason #35). Erle Stanley Gardner
  • The Case of the One-Eyed Witness (Perry Mason #36). Erle Stanley Gardner
  • Double, Double. Ellery Queen
  • The Drowning Pool (Lew Archer #2). Ross Macdonald
  • Henry Huggins (Henry Huggins #1). Beverly Cleary
  • In the Best Families (Nero Wolfe #17). Rex Stout
  • The Secret of the Wooden Lady (Nancy Drew #27). Carolyn Keene
  • Strangers on a Train. Patricia Highsmith
  • Three Doors to Death (Nero Wolfe #16). Rex Stout
  • Time and Again. Clifford D. Simak
  • To Love and Be Wise (Inspector Alan Grant #4). Josephine Tey  

Published 1952:
  • The Birds and Other Stories. Daphne du Maurier
  • The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink (Perry Mason #39). Erle Stanley Gardner
  • The Groves of Academe. Mary McCarthy
  • Hemlock and After. Angus Wilson
  • The Ivory Grin (Lew Archer #4). Ross Macdonald 
  • The Mystery at the Ski Jump (Nancy Drew #29). Carolyn Keene 
  • Prisoner's Base (Nero Wolfe #21). Rex Stout
  • Ring Around the Sun. Clifford D. Simak
  • The Sailor from Gibraltar. Marguerite Duras
  • The Singing Sands (Inspector Alan Grant #6). Josephine Tey
  • They Do It with Mirrors (Miss Marple #6). Agatha Christie

Published 1960:
  • The Cricket in Times Square. George Selden
  • Don't Tell Alfred. Nancy Mitford
  • A Fine and Private Place. Peter S. Beagle
  • Give the Boys a Great Big Hand (87th Precinct #11). Ed McBain
  • The Heckler (87th Precinct #12). Ed McBain
  • Hons and Rebels. Jessica Mitford
  • How Right You Are, Jeeves (Jeeves #12). P.G. Wodehouse
  • Pleasant Dreams: Nightmares. Robert Bloch
  • Rabbit, Run. John Updike
  • Take a Girl Like You. Kingsley Amis
  • Too Many Clients (Nero Wolfe #34). Rex Stout  
  • Venice. Jan/James Morris 
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Henry Farrell

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