Saturday, March 12, 2011

"Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge"

I completed my "Romance Reading Challenge" and noticed that Bev at My Reader's Block is hosting the "Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge." Here is her introduction to the challenge.  
Introducing: The 2011 Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge. A challenge for all you mystery lovers out there who already love mysteries from the years prior to 1960 and also anyone who's ever thought, "I should give Agatha Christie (Dorothy L Sayers...Sir Arthur Conan Doyle...etc) a try." 

Here are the rules:

*All books must have been written before 1960 and be from the mystery category.*Some suggested authors include: Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Dorothy L Sayers, Earl Derr Biggers, Georgette Heyer, Edmund Crispin, Cyril Hare, Ellery Queen, Elizabeth Daly, Cyril Hare, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ngaio Marsh, S. S. Van Dine, Philip MacDonald, Rex Stout, Phoebe Atwood Taylor, Josephine Bell, Josephine Tey, Frances & Richard Lockridge, Michael Innes and Stuart Palmer. (Please remember that some of these authors published after 1960 as well--so keep an eye on the original copyright date.)

*You are welcome to count these books towards any other challenges as well. 

*Challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Sign up any time between now and November 30, 2011.

*I would love to see reviews of your challenge books, but it is not necessary to participate.
 If you do not have a blog, post to the comments what your challenge level will be and then post again at the progess site (see below) when you have completed your challenge (include a list of books read).

*No matter what level you choose, please try at least two different vintage authors.

*The best part? A prize for everyone who completes their challenge. Once you declare your challenge are locked in for that number of books. But you may change your list of books at any time. Let me know when you have met your challenge goal and I will send you a list of prizes (books) to choose from. Of course, the earlier you finish, the longer the list of books will be.

*Please post about the challenge on your blog (feel free to grab the image) with your declared challenge level.
ADDED: I now have a Progress/Reviw site up where you can keep me updated on books read and any reviews you post. Please go HERE for the post.

*Please enter your name/blog name and the link to your challenge post in the linky below.
ADDED: If the Linky disappears (which it may do, I'm trying to arrange to keep it), then please just leave a comment with a link to your blog. Thanks!
Challenge Levels:

In a Murderous Mood: 4-6 Books (I will be doing the 4-6 books)
Get a Clue:
 7-9 Books 
Hot on the Trail:
 10-12 Books 
Capture the Criminal:
 13-15 Books 
Take 'Em to Trial: 
16+ Books 


The Golden Age Girls*:
 Read 5-7 books from female authors from the vintage years 
Cherchez Le Homme
: Read 5-7 books from male authors from the vintage years


  1. Welcome to the Challenge! So glad to have you join us. It's been a lot of fun so far. I'll get your first book added to the progress site asap.

  2. congrats on finishing the Romance Reading challenge! And good luck with the Vintage Mystery challenge :)