Friday, June 14, 2013

Monthly Mix-up Mania Challenge

I found another interesting reading challenge!  This one is called the Monthly Mix-up Mania.  I think it might be fun to give a try, especially as I can take two years to complete it.

What: To read a book for each letter in the year. That's right, a title for the J in January and the A in January, etc.... 74 books total!

 Official Start date: April 1, 2013, because we're fools to try this but any book read since 1-1-13 that you didn't already use for the 2011-2013 edition counts ;)

 End date: March 31, 2015, yes, two years, because well, we have other challenges to do.

Other guidelines:

  • only one letter per book 
  • books can be moved around if it fits better somewhere else after you've read it 
  • the letter doesn't have to be the first word, just the first letter of a word in the title (a, an, and the do not count)

J   Joy in the Morning by P.G. Wodehouse (April 2013/audio)
A   Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton (May 2013)
N  Nemesis by Agatha Christie (May 2013/audio)
U  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (March 2013/audio)
A   A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie (January 2013)
R   Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (May 2013/audio)
Y   The Yellow Streak by Valentine Williams (May 2013)

F    Flush by Carl Hiaasen (May 2013/audio)
E   Murder by Experts by Anthony Gilbert  (June 2013)
B  The Barakee Mystery by Arthur Upfield  (July 2013)
R  The Patient in Room 18 by Mignon Eberhart (June 2013)
A   A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton (May 2013/audio)
R   Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet by Michael Pearce (July 2013/audio)
Y  Young Men in Spats by P.G. Wodehouse (May 2013/audio)

M   Grey Mask by Patricia Wentworth (May 2013)
A   Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (April 2013/audio)
R  The Red Trailer Mystery by Julie Campbell (July 2013)
C   Who Killed the Curate? by Joan Coggin (May 2013)
H   The Hours by Michael Cunningham (March 2013)

A  The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie   (June 2013/audio)
P   Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie  (July 2013/audio)
I    Bars of Iron by Ethel M. Dell (April 2013) 
L    The Chief Legetee by Anna Katherine Green (January 2013)

M   Dead Men Don't Ski by Patricia Moyes (May 2013)
A   Anne of Green Gables  by Lucy Maud Montgomery  (August 2013/audio)
Y   Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You by Stasi Eldredge (July 2013)

J   The Case of Jennie Brice by Mary Roberts Rinehart  (September 2013/audio)
N  The Norths Meet Murder by Frances and Richard Lockridge   (June 2013)
E   Night Has a Thousand Eyes by Cornell Woolrich (July 2013/audio)

L  The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley (July 2013)
Y  Wish You Were Here by Rita Mae Brown (June 2013/audio)

A    Down Among the Dead Men by Patricia Moyes  (June 2013)
G  The Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin (May 2013)
S   Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal (May 2013/audio)
T   The Black Thumb by Constance and Gwyneth Little  (June 2013)

S  Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews (May 2013/audio)
E  Some Die Eloquent by Catherine Aird    (August 2013)
P  Black-headed Pin by Constance and Gwyneth Little (May 2013)
T  The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan (July 2013/audio)
E  The Enchanted April  by Elizabeth von Arnim   (June 2013/audio)
M  The Mouse in the Mountain by Norbert Davis (July 2013)
B   At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie (March 2013/audio)
E  Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell  (August 2013)

O  The Ocean at the End of the Lane  by Neil Gaiman  (July 2013/audio)
C   Cat's Cradle by Jo Rioux (February 2013)
T   From This Dark Stairway by Mignon Eberhart (July 2013)
O  The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson 
(July 2013/audio)
B   The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (April 2013/audio)
E  Every Crooked Nanny  by Mary Kay Andrews (July 2013)

N  N or M? by Agatha Christie (July 2013/audio)
O  If You Ask Me (and Of Course You Won't) by Betty White  (July 2013/audio)
V  Venus in Copper by Lindsey Davis (May 2013/audio)
E  Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett  (September 2013/audio)
M  The Mirror Crack'd  by Agatha Christie (March 2013/audio)
B  Why Kill a Butler? by Georgette Heyer  (June 2013)
E  The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs by Richard Yancey (November 2013)

D   Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (February 2013)
C   The Collector by John Fowles (March 2013)
M  A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie (March 2013/audio)
B  The Book of Secrets by Elizabeth Joy Arnold  (July 2013)

Currently need: 
E x 3
J x 1
R x 5
U x 5

1 comment:

  1. You're making great progress! So glad you could join in.