Monday, December 30

A recap of what I read this year

I must say this year has been a good year in terms of the amount of reading I got done. 

First, an update on this year's Reading Challenges

Updates on the Color coded challenge

1. A book with "Blue" or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title 
Blue plate special by Kate Christensen

2. A book with "Red" or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title
Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
3. A book with "Yellow" or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.) in the title
Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
4. A book with "Green" or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title.
White jade by Alex Lukeman
5. A book with "Brown" or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc) in the title
The Poisoned Chocolates Case By Anthony Berkeley

6. A book with "Black" or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title
The Black Cat by Martha Grimes
7. A book with "White" or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc) in the title.
The Ivory Trail by Talbot Mundy

8. A book with any other color in the title (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magneta, etc.)
Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman
9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.)
The boy in striped pajamas 

For the Vintage mystery challenge,

Vintage Progress & ReviewsMystery of 31 New Inn by Austin Freeman (Category: Murder by the Numbers)
Orange and Yellow Diamond by J.S.Fletcher  (Category: Colorful Crime)
Dyke Darrel, the railroad detective by Frank Pinkerton (Category: Planes, Trains & Automobiles) 
Daffodil mystery by Edgar Wallace 

Other books this year
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
The Baker's Daughter
The Hobbit
The Shiva Trilogy
The Dinner
How should a person be
Beautiful Ruins
The Orphan master's son
The litigator
What the dead know
The Bankster

I had a goal of reading 24 books this year, I did slightly better than that! 

Next year, hope to read many more and probably attend a few book club meeting as well