2016 Reading Challenges


My goal is to read 200 books in 2016. Achieved 6/24/16.


  1. Four and Twenty Blackbirds (short story) Completed 1/1/2016
  2. Sad Cypress Completed 2/11/2016
  3. One, Two Buckle my Shoe Completed 3/11/2016
  4. Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie Completed 4/21/2016
  5. Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie Completed 4/30/2016
  6. The Hollow by Agatha Christie Completed 5/10/2016
  7. Taken at the Flood Completed 6/13/2016
  8. Mrs McGinty’s Dead Completed 6/23/2016
  9. After the Funeral Completed 6/25/2016
  10. Hickory Dickory Dock Completed 7/4/2016
  11. Dead Man’s Folly Completed 8/2/2016
  12. Cat Among the Pigeons  Completed 8/25/2016
  13. The Clocks  Completed 8/30/2016
  14. The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah Completed 9/4/2016
  15. Black Coffee adapted by Charles Osborne Completed 9/12/2016
  16. Third Girl  Completed 9/21/2016
  17. Closed Casket Completed 10/1/2016
  18. Hallowe’en Party Completed 10/8/2016
  19. Elephants Can Remember Completed 10/12/2016
  20. Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case Completed 10/18/2016


  1. After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  2. Because if Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  3. The Coincidence of Coconut Cake 
  4. Dark Shimmer by Donna Jo Napoli
  5. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  6. Flunked by Jen Calonita
  7. Goodnight June by Sarah Jio
  8. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  9. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
  10. The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
  11. The King’s Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi
  12. Lady Renegades by Rachel Hawkins
  13. Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch
  14. A Night in with Audrey Hepburn by Lucy Holliday
  15. Once Was a Time by Leila Sales
  16. Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
  17. Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine by Gloria Whelan
  18. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  19. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
  20. Tempest-Tost by Robertson Davies
  21. The Unbound by Victoria Schwab
  22. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  23. Wildflowers by Robin Jones Gunn
  24. Nanny X Returns by Madelyn Rosenberg
  25. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  26. The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths


This challenge is hosted by Yvonne at Socrates’ Book Reviews. I entered at at Level 4 – Sleuth Extraordinaire – Read 21 or more books.

  1. A Rather Lovely Inheritance by C. A. Belmond
  2. There Must Be Murder by Margaret Sullivan
  3. Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich
  4. Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints by P. J. Brackston
  5. Dishing the Dirt by M. C. Beaton
  6. Death of a Dustman by M. C. Beaton
  7. Once Upon a Crime by P. J. Brackston
  8. Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams
  9. Murder Actually by Stephanie McCarthy
  10. The Case of the Fickle Mermaid by P. J. Brackston
  11. Death of a Hussy by M. C. Beaton
  12. Death of a Snob by M. C. Beaton
  13. Death of a Traveling Man by M. C. Beaton
  14. Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
  15. Death of a Charming Man by M. C. Beaton
  16. Bed of Scorpions by Judith Flanders
  17. Death of a Celebrity by M. C. Beaton
  18. Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix
  19. Death Comes to the Village by Catherine Lloyd
  20. Death of a Village by M. C. Beaton
  21. Pagan Spring by G. M. Malliet
  22. Death of a Poison Pen by M. C. Beaton
  23. Death of a Bore by M. C. Beaton
  24. Death of a Dreamer by M. C. Beaton
  25. Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O’Connor
  26. A Bicycle Built for Murder by Kate Kingsbury
  27. Death of a Maid by M. C. Beaton
  28. Uncommon Grounds by Sandra Balzo
  29. Death of a Gentle Lady by M. C. Beaton
  30. A Taste for Murder by Claudia Bishop
  31. The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths
  32. Death of a Witch by M. C. Beaton
  33. Death of a Valentine by M. C. Beaton
  34. Death of a Chimney Sweep by M. C. Beaton
  35. Pushing Up Daisies by M. C. Beaton
  36. Death of a Kingfisher by M. C. Beaton
  37. Crowned and Dangerous by Rhys Bowen
  38. Death of Yesterday by M. C. Beaton
  39. Death of a Policeman by M. C. Beaton
  40. Death of a Liar by M. C. Beaton
  41. Death of a Nurse by M. C. Beaton
  42. The Sleeping Beauty Killer by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
  43. Busy Body by M. C. Beaton
  44. The Twelve Deaths Of Christmas by Marian Babson
  45. Murder Goes Mumming by Alisa Craig
  46. Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich
  47. Plaid and Plagiarism by Molly MacRae


My challenge to myself is to read (or re-read) classics that I currently own. For this personal challenge I am including books that are at least as old as I am. 😉 I’m giving myself 3-1/2 years, from 7/1/14 to 12/31/17. For 2016 I want to read at least 12 titles.

  1. Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Agatha Christie Completed 1/1/2016
  2. Howards End by E. M. Forster Completed 1/13/2016
  3. Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde Completed 1/17/2016
  4. An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde Completed 1/18/2016
  5. A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde Completed 1/19/2016
  6. Salome by Oscar Wilde Completed 1/20/2016
  7. The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare Completed 2/11/2016
  8. Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie Completed 2/11/2016
  9. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg Completed 2/27/2016
  10. Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl Completed 4/18/2016
  11. Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie Completed 4/21/2016
  12. Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie Completed 4/30/2016
  13. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery Completed 5/8/2016
  14. The Hollow by Agatha Christie Completed 5/10/2016
  15. The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery Completed 5/29/2016
  16. The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson Completed 6/10/2016
  17. The Story Girl by L. M. Montgomery Completed 6/10/2016
  18. Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie Completed 6/13/2016
  19. Mrs McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie Completed 6/23/2016
  20. After the Funeral by Agatha Christie Completed 6/24/2016
  21. Kilmeny of the Orchard by L. M. Montgomery Completed 6/26/2016
  22. Hickory Dickory Dock Completed 7/4/2016
  23. Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie Completed 8/2/2016
  24. Persuasion by Jane Austen Completed 8/3/2016
  25. The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie Completed 8/4/2016
  26. 4:50 From Paddington by Agatha Christie Completed 8/23/2016
  27. Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie Completed 8/25/2016
  28. The Clocks by Agatha Christie Completed 8/30/2016
  29. Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt Completed 9/7/2016
  30. Crooked House by Agatha Christie Completed 9/10/2016
  31. Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie Completed 9/16/2016
  32. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Completed 9/20/2016
  33. The Mysterious Mr. Quin by Agatha Christie Completed 9/27/2016
  34. The Golden Road by L. M. Montgomery Completed 9/28/2016
  35. Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie Completed 10/8/2016
  36. Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie Completed 10/12/2016
  37. The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White Completed 10/12/2016
  38. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie Completed 10/13/2016
  39. Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case Completed 10/18/2016
  40. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe Completed 10/18/2016
  41. Macbeth by William Shakespeare Completed 10/29/2016
  42. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe Completed 10/31/2016
  43. Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie Completed 11/17/2016
  44. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie Completed 12/4/2016
  45. A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie Completed 12/9/2016
  46. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Completed 12/17/16