Well, it looks like my attempt at 20 Books Of Summer has kind of fizzled out. In the period in question I’ve read thirty five-ish books, just not the twenty books I announced that I was going to read. I’ve only read nine of those – whoops – but I’ll try and squeeze another in to make it at least 50% of the challenge. But I think it’s time to start a longer term project…
You can blame FictionFan for this one – another of we bloggers who keeps their real names to themselves – and their recent post concerning Martin Edwards’ The Story Of Classic Crime in 100 Books. FictionFan has decided to have a go at all… erm, 102 books detailed Martin’s opus. And then after a brief exchange of comments, I thought, what the hell? I’m going to have a go too.
Now I do think it’s important not to list the books to be read – one of the charms of the book is which books have been chosen – but what I’ll do is list the books that I’ve read and reviewed, along with their categories. When I get round to it, I’ll set up a page to detail the progress so far.
So far, I’ve already reviewed the following, from the following categories.
The Great Detectives
- The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley – and again here
- The Murder At The Vicarage by Agatha Christie
“Play Up! Play Up! and Play The Game!”
Serpents In Eden
Murder At The Manor
Making Fun Of Murder
The Long Arm Of The Law
The Justice Game
- Death Walks In Eastrepps by Francis Beeding
- X vs Rex by Martin Porlock aka Philip Macdonald
- The Z Murders by J Jefferson Farjeon
- The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
Across The Atlantic
The Way Ahead
So that’s 18 already out of 102 – honest, I’ve double-checked, there’s 102 books here – let’s see how we get on with this. I’m not setting an end date for this, as there’s every chance the sun’s going to explode before I can find some of these titles in an affordable way, but I’m going to try and do at least one a month. Shouldn’t take too long then…
Wish me luck!