Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Murder, She Read

As any of you who have read this blog in the past will know, or at least as you should know, I am a regular participant in the Goodreads Annual Reading Challenge. 

It's not like its hard to take part, you just set yourself a goal and get reading.  (In fairness, if you should happen to have what I affectionately refer to as a 'black hole of need' in your life (i.e. a husband and/or children...or a job) then finding time to read can be a bit tricky.) 

As I wasn't feeling particularly ambitious on January 1st, I settled on a goal of 50 new books for the year...which I surpassed on May 5th.  

Turns out, I'm far more ambitious than originally thought.

Looking back over the list of already completed titles I noticed an unintentional theme emerging.  Turns out my reading list is a little...murder-y.  

2017 Reading Challenge Book List
(limited to mysteries)

The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde
Evans Above – Rhys Bowen
Angora Alibi – Sally Goldenbaum
Crewel Yule – Monica Ferris
Cutwork – Monica Ferris
Hanging by a Thread – Monica Ferris
A Fatal Fleece – Sally Goldenbaum
The Wedding Shawl – Sally Goldenbaum
A Holiday Yarn – Sally Goldenbaum
A Murderous Yarn – Monica Ferris
Unraveled Sleeve – Monica Ferris
Moon Spinners – Sally Goldenbaum
A Stitch in Time – Monica Ferris
A Quiet Life in the Country – T.E. Kinsey
Maisie Dobbs – Jacqueline Winspear
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate – Alexander McCall Smith
Patterns in the Sand – Sally Goldenbaum
Framed in Lace – Monica Ferris
Crewel World – Monica Ferris
Death by Cashmere – Sally Goldenbaum
A Deadly Grind – Victoria Hamilton
The Sunday Philosophy Club – Alexander McCall Smith
The Secret of Chimneys – Agatha Christie
Partners in Crime – Agatha Christie
The Secret Adversary – Agatha Christie
Cocaine Blues – Kerry Greenwood
The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume II - Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I - Arthur Conan Doyle
Endless Night – Agatha Christie
Crooked House – Agatha Christie
Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley – M.C. Beaton
The Quiche of Death – M.C. Beaton

The fictional bodies are stacking up like cord wood around here!  

till next time,

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