Sunday, November 28, 2010

2011 Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge

January 1 - December 31, 2011

My Reader's Block is hosting the 2011 Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge. She writes:

Introducing: The 2011 Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge. A challenge for all you mystery lovers out there who already love mysteries from the years prior to 1960 and also anyone who's ever thought, "I should give Agatha Christie (Dorothy L Sayers...Sir Arthur Conan Doyle...etc) a try."
Here are the rules:
  1. All books must have been written before 1960 and be from the mystery category (the post about the challenge offers suggestions for authors)
  2. You are welcome to count these books towards any other challenges as well.
  3. Reviews are not necessary to participate.If you do not have a blog, post to the comments (on the post about the challenge) what your challenge level will be and then post again when you have completed your challenge (include a list of books read).
  4. No matter what level you choose, please try at least two different vintage authors.
  5. Once you declare your challenge are locked in for that number of books. But you may change your list of books at any time.

There will be a prize for everyone who completes their challenge (check out the challenge post for more details).

Challenge Levels:
  • In a Murderous Mood: 4-6 Books
  • Get a Clue: 7-9 Books
  • Hot on the Trail: 10-12 Books
  • Capture the Criminal: 13-15 Books
  • Take 'Em to Trial: 16+ Books
  • The Golden Age Girls*: Read 5-7 books from female authors from the vintage years
  • Cherchez Le Homme: Read 5-7 books from male authors from the vintage years
For more information and to sign up (through November 30, 2011), visit the post about the challenge.