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message 1: by Cath (last edited Dec 31, 2016 08:08AM) (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments Back again for another year. 24 books worked for me last year so I'll go for that again and maybe hope to go further. We'll see. :-)

Books read so far:

1. The Franchise Affair - Josephine Tey
2. Angel With Two Faces - Nicola Upson
3. Greece on my Wheels - Edward Enfield
4. Mystery in White - J. Jefferson Farjeon
5. The Bookshop that Floated Away - Sarah Henshaw
6. Pompeii - Robert Harris
7. Whose Body? - Dorothy L. Sayers
8. Miss Pym Disposes - Josephine Tey
9. The Road to Little Dribbling - Bill Bryson
10. Fixing Shadows - Susan Barrett
11. The Kingdom Beyond the Waves - Stephen Hunt
12, Hyperion - Dan Simmons
13. To Love and Be Wise - Josephine Tey
14. The Whispering Land - Gerald Durrell
15. The Olive Route - Carol Drinkwater
16. Resorting to Murder - edited by Martin Edwards
17. The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey
18. Heirs of the Body - Carola Dunn
19. O Jerusalem - Laurie R. King
20. Follow that Bird! - Bill Oddie
21. The Old Ways - Robert McFarlane
22. The Singing Sands - Josephine Tey
23. The Santa Klaus Murder - Mavis Doriel Hay
24. The Fellowship of Ghosts - Paul Watkins


message 2: by Bev (new)

Bev | 715 comments Mod
Glad you're back, Cath! Good luck with another 24 (or more)!


message 3: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments Thanks, Bev. I'm actually hoping for 'or more' this time. ;-)


message 4: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Found you! Good luck with your trek :)


message 5: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments Thanks, Leslie. Can't wait to start all over again in January. :-)


message 6: by Diane (new)

Diane Will (inver) | 64 comments Hello again Cath...I'll be joining you in the '24' club...ever hopeful like you to reach the peak...see you there


message 7: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments Hi Diane! Nice to see you here. Good luck with the 2016 climb.


message 8: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments My first book for Mount TBR 2016 is The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey.

My review is here on my book blog:

http://read-warbler.blogspot.co.uk/20...


message 9: by Diane (new)

Diane Will (inver) | 64 comments Hoorah...your first step up the mountain.


message 10: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments Yes... very pleased and I have several others on the go too. I can foresee a good tbr pile year ahead. I hope. :-)


message 11: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Cath wrote: "My first book for Mount TBR 2016 is The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey.

My review is here on my book blog:

http://read-warbler.blogspot.co.uk/20..."


I love that book -- it is one of my favorite mysteries :)


message 12: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments I loved it too, Leslie. Really bowled over by the brilliance of it to be honest.


message 13: by Diane (new)

Diane Will (inver) | 64 comments Cath wrote: "My first book for Mount TBR 2016 is The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey.

My review is here on my book blog:

http://read-warbler.blogspot.co.uk/20..."

Sounds a good read...I don't do many mystery reads, but maybe I should start reading more.


message 14: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments Diane, this was such a super book. Not a 'murder' mystery, more of a certain kind of crime mystery and about the way people behave and why. I think it could be read and enjoyed by anyone to be honest.


message 15: by Diane (new)

Diane Will (inver) | 64 comments Just looked author up on Fantastic Fiction...goodness was written in 1948...!


message 16: by Bev (new)

Bev | 715 comments Mod
I love Josephine Tey! Good book.


message 17: by Cath (last edited Jan 13, 2016 04:11PM) (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments Diane: That's right 1948. Seemed *old* and then I realised I was born only 5 years later! LOL!

Bev: I'm becoming quite the fan.


message 18: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments Two more books under my belt for Mount TBR.

2. Angel with Two Faces - Nicola Upson

3. Greece on My Wheels - Edward Enfield

My review of both books is here:

http://read-warbler.blogspot.co.uk/20...


message 19: by Bev (last edited Jan 17, 2016 07:40PM) (new)

Bev | 715 comments Mod
Another good one---Angel With Two Faces. I've really enjoyed the Nicola Upson books I've read so far.

Although, I will say that if I have to choose, I'd rather read Tey's own books than the Upson books about her.


message 20: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments I totally agree with you, Bev.


message 21: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments My 4th. book for Mount TBR 2016 is Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon.

My review is here:

http://read-warbler.blogspot.co.uk/20...


message 22: by Jessika (new)

Jessika (jessika_56) Great start to the year, Cath!


message 23: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments Thanks, Jessika. To be honest although I'm aiming for Mont Blanc, I'd really like to go higher and get even more off the tbr mountain.


message 24: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Cath wrote: "Thanks, Jessika. To be honest although I'm aiming for Mont Blanc, I'd really like to go higher and get even more off the tbr mountain."

Keep up this pace and you will go quite a bit higher! :-)

I saw on your blog that you are reading Books to Die For - I read that a few years ago and thought it was good for figuring out what to avoid as much as what to read!


message 25: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments Hopefully, Leslie. :-)

Yep, I've drifted to a halt with Books to Die For, but will get back to it soon. Quite agree about it being good for figuring out what *not* to read as well as what sounds good. LOL


message 26: by Bev (new)

Bev | 715 comments Mod
Cath wrote: "My 4th. book for Mount TBR 2016 is Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon.

My review is here:

http://read-warbler.blogspot.co.uk/20..."

I've got this one staring at me from the TBR stacks as well (among a kajillion others....). Off to see what you thought.


message 27: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments My fifth book for Mt. TBR is, The Bookshop that Floated Away by Sarah Henshaw.

My review is here:

http://read-warbler.blogspot.co.uk/20...


message 28: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments My sixth book for Mount TBR is Pompeii by Robert Harris.

My review of the book is here:

http://read-warbler.blogspot.co.uk/20...

Very happy with my progress. If I keep on this way Mount Vancouver might be the eventual outcome. :-)


message 29: by Bev (new)

Bev | 715 comments Mod
Moving right along!


message 30: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments I was determined to get a good start on Mount TBR this year. :-)


message 31: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Cath wrote: "I was determined to get a good start on Mount TBR this year. :-)"

And you have - 6 books is ¼ way to the peak!


message 32: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments Leslie: Oh yes, so it is... I hadn't thought of it like that. :-D


message 33: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments My book seven for Mount TBR was Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers:

http://read-warbler.blogspot.co.uk/20...

And my book eight was Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey:

http://read-warbler.blogspot.co.uk/20...


message 34: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Cath wrote: "My book seven for Mount TBR was Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers:

http://read-warbler.blogspot.co.uk/20...

And my book eight was Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey:

http://read..."


Two Golden Age mysteries by wonderful women :)


message 35: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments And they were both wonderful. :-)


message 36: by Bev (new)

Bev | 715 comments Mod
Cath wrote: "And they were both wonderful. :-)"

they are indeed! Love those books.


message 37: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments Bev: I've developed a real taste for vintage crime novels since I started doing your challenges. :-)


message 38: by Bev (new)

Bev | 715 comments Mod
Cath wrote: "Bev: I've developed a real taste for vintage crime novels since I started doing your challenges. :-)"

They are pretty addictive. :-) I'm glad to be a pusher for vintage mysteries.


message 39: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Bev wrote: "Cath wrote: "Bev: I've developed a real taste for vintage crime novels since I started doing your challenges. :-)"

They are pretty addictive. :-) I'm glad to be a pusher for vintage mysteries."


lol!


message 40: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments Bev wrote: "They are pretty addictive. :-) I'm glad to be a pusher for vintage mysteries."

LOL! And I seem to have become an addict very willingly....


message 41: by Bev (new)

Bev | 715 comments Mod
Cath wrote: "Bev wrote: "They are pretty addictive. :-) I'm glad to be a pusher for vintage mysteries."

LOL! And I seem to have become an addict very willingly...."


:-)


message 42: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments My ninth book for Mt TBR is The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson.

http://read-warbler.blogspot.co.uk/20...


message 43: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments My tenth book for Mt. TBR 2016 is Fixing Shadows by Susan Barrett:

http://read-warbler.blogspot.co.uk/20...


message 44: by Diane (new)

Diane Will (inver) | 64 comments ooo...10 well done...


message 45: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments Thanks, Diane!


message 46: by Bev (new)

Bev | 715 comments Mod
Yay, Cath!


message 47: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments Thanks, Bev. Pleased with my Mount TBR progress so far.


message 48: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments My book 11 for Mount TBR is The Kingdom Beyond the Waves by Stephen Hunt.

http://read-warbler.blogspot.co.uk/20...


message 49: by Bev (new)

Bev | 715 comments Mod
Almost half-way!


message 50: by Cath (new)

Cath Russell | 76 comments Book 12 is finished now, Bev, so I am halfway there. :-D


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