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1Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 31, 2019, 4:29am

Andrew’s 2019 Annual Challenge
Reading a book written every year of the past 100 years, here goes!

Achieved so far : 100/100

2Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 30, 2019, 3:22pm

🎯1920s

1920 : The Man of the Forest by Zane Grey
1921 : The Path of the King by John Buchan
1922 : Just William by Richmal Crompton
1923 : The Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
1924 : Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie
1925 : The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
1926 : Winnie-The-Pooh by A A Milne
1927 : Unnatural Death by Dorothy L Syers
1928 : The White Cottage Mystery by Margery Allingham
1929 : The Roman Hat Mystery by Ellery Queen

3Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 23, 2019, 6:58am

🎯1930s

1930 : The Door by Mary Roberts Rinehart
1931 : Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simenon
1932 : The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie
1933 : Lock No. 1 by Georges Simenon
1934 : Mary Poppins by P L Travers
1935 : Mary Poppins Comes Back by P L Travers
1936 : Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier
1937 : Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
1938 : Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
1939 : Overture to Death by Ngaio Marsh

4Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 31, 2019, 4:28am

🎯1940s

1940 : Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
1941 : Faro’s Daughter by Georgette Heyer
1942 : Penhallow by Georgette Heyer
1943 : Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh
1944 : Inspector Cadaver by Georges Simenon
1945 : Coroner’s Pidgin by Margery Allingham
1946 : Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey
1947 : Maigret Gets Angry by Georges Simenon
1948 : The Foundling by Georgette Heyer
1949 : Tom Brown’s Body by Gladys Mitchell

5Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 27, 2019, 7:35pm

🎯1950s

1950 : To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey
1951 : Foundation by Isaac Asimov
1952 : Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
1953 : Demelza by Winston Graham
1954 : The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
1955 : Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie
1956 : The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov
1957 : Guns of Navarone by Alistair Maclean
1958 : Gently Through The Mill by Alan Hunter
1959 : Endurance : Shackleton’s Incredible Journey by Alfred Lansing

6Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 17, 2019, 3:27pm

🎯1960s

1960 : Roots by Alex Haley
1961 : The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
1962 : Cover Her Face by P D James
1963 : The Year of the Tiger by Jack Higgins
1964 : Wrath of the Lion by Jack Higgins
1965 : Frederica by Georgette Heyer
1966 : The Violent Enemy by Jack Higgins
1967 : Where Eagles Dare by Alistair MacLean
1968 : East of Desolation by Jack Higgins
1969 : A Fine Night For Dying by Jack Higgins

7Andrew-theQM
Edited: Nov 9, 2019, 5:21pm

🎯 1970s

1970 : A Clubbable Woman by Reginald Hill
1971 : An Advancement of Learning by Reginald Hill
1972 : The Savage Day by Jack Higgins
1973 : Ruling Passion by Reginald Hill
1974 : The Murders of Richard III by Elizabeth Peters
1975 : An April Shroud by Reginald Gill
1976 : The Valhalla Exchange by Jack Higgins
1977 : A Morbid Taste For Bones by Ellis Peters
1978 : SS-GB by Len Deighton
1979 : Service of All The Dead by Colin Dexter

8Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 14, 2019, 7:03pm

🎯1980s

1980 : A Killing Kindness by Reginald Hill
1981 : The Curse of the Pharoahs by Elizabeth Peters
1982 : The Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters
1983 : Deadheads by Reginald Hill
1984 : Dead Man’s Ransom by Ellis Peters
1985 : Echoes by Maeve Binchy
1986 : The Secret of Annexe 3 by Colin Dexter
1987 : Firefly Summer by Maeve Binchy
1988 : Silver Wedding by Maeve Binchy
1989 : A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George

9Andrew-theQM
Edited: Oct 26, 2019, 8:47am

🎯 1990s

1990 : Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy
1991 : The Nine Giants by Edward Marston
1992 : The Copper Beech by Maeve Binchy
1993 : A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett
1994 : Absolution by Murder by Peter Tremayne
1995 : A Place Called Freedom by Ken Follett
1996 : Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
1997 : Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J K Rowling
1998 : Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J K Rowling
1999 : Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson

10Andrew-theQM
Edited: Aug 10, 2019, 6:03pm

🎯 2000s

2000 : Murder on St Mark’s Place by Victoria Thompson
2001 : The Treatment by Mo Hayder
2002 : Hornet Flight by Ken Follett
2003 : Frost Fair by Edward Marston
2004 : The Song of Susannah by Stephen King
2005 : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J K Rowling
2006 : The Rebels of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd
2007 : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling
2008 : Death of a Gentle Lady by M C Beaton
2009 : Death of a Witch by M C Beaton

11Andrew-theQM
Edited: Mar 19, 2019, 8:48pm

🎯 2010s

2010 : Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim
2011 : The Reckoning by Jane Casey
2012 : The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty
2013 : Treasure Hunt by Andrea Camilleri
2014 : Angelica’s Smile by Andrea Camilleri
2015 : I Am Death by Chris Carter
2016 : The Asset by Mark Dawson
2017 : The Restless Dead by Simon Beckett
2018 : Now You See Her by Heidi Perks
2019 : The Infirmary by L J Ross

12Andrew-theQM
Mar 5, 2019, 5:12pm

22/100 at 5/3.

13Sergeirocks
Mar 5, 2019, 7:11pm

>12 Andrew-theQM: 👍

I'm at 20 - could be 24 if I wasn't duplicating years, tut! :)

14Andrew-theQM
Edited: Mar 16, 2019, 5:23am

24/100 at 12/3 - only 2 more in a week!
>13 Sergeirocks: Duplicating years is a killer!

15Sergeirocks
Mar 16, 2019, 4:41pm

>14 Andrew-theQM: Two a week is good - that would get you the hundred within the year, :)

16Andrew-theQM
Mar 19, 2019, 8:52pm

27/100 at 18/3/19 - 3 more this week.

>15 Sergeirocks: Thanks 😊👍

17Andrew-theQM
Apr 23, 2019, 8:05am

1956 The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov
1994 Absolution by Murder by Peter Tremayne

18Andrew-theQM
Apr 23, 2019, 8:08am

30/100 at 23/4/19

19Andrew-theQM
May 10, 2019, 7:31pm

32/100 as at 29/4/19

20Andrew-theQM
May 10, 2019, 7:49pm

36/100 as at 6/5/19

21Andrew-theQM
Jun 2, 2019, 12:16pm

41/100 as at 1/6. A bit off schedule!

22Andrew-theQM
Jun 15, 2019, 1:47pm

42/100 as of 15/6.

23Andrew-theQM
Aug 3, 2019, 11:12am

47/100 as of 3/8

24Andrew-theQM
Edited: Aug 10, 2019, 6:06pm

49/100 as of 10/8

25Andrew-theQM
Aug 29, 2019, 11:32am

54/100 as of 29/8

26Andrew-theQM
Edited: Oct 31, 2019, 5:06pm

64/100 as of 31/10

27threadnsong
Nov 2, 2019, 8:46pm

Wow! Congratulations, Andrew! You'll make it yet.

28Andrew-theQM
Nov 2, 2019, 9:46pm

>27 threadnsong: Not focused on this enough this year but will be my main focus over the next two months. Would love to complete by Christmas but that would mean 4 books a week!

29Andrew-theQM
Nov 8, 2019, 7:07pm

72/100 as of 8/11

30Andrew-theQM
Nov 9, 2019, 5:22pm

Finished the 1970s, the fourth decade i’ve finished. Now at 73 books. 27 more books to get to by the end of the year. 😳

31Carol420
Nov 10, 2019, 7:24am

>30 Andrew-theQM:



Congratulations on making it through the 1970's!!!!

32Andrew-theQM
Edited: Nov 30, 2019, 5:07pm

>30 Andrew-theQM: Thanks 😊 Now put my flares away! Now up to 74 and just started my 75. From a slow start determined to try and finish by the end of the year.

33Andrew-theQM
Nov 16, 2019, 6:23am

77/100 as of 15/11.

34Andrew-theQM
Nov 30, 2019, 5:05pm

83/100 as of 30/11.

35Andrew-theQM
Nov 30, 2019, 5:08pm

17 more to get to in one month, Read 19 in the past month so 🤞

36Carol420
Nov 30, 2019, 5:55pm

37Sergeirocks
Dec 1, 2019, 7:09am

>36 Carol420: If anyone can, the QM can! 😉

38Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 1, 2019, 7:43am

>36 Carol420: >37 Sergeirocks: Great to have such wonderful supporters who have such strong faith. 😊👍😍 It won’t be for want of trying. Helps that off work from 21st until the end of December.

39threadnsong
Dec 2, 2019, 6:11pm

>36 Carol420: >37 Sergeirocks: Oh yes, the QM can cuz he motivates the rest of us to keep reading and filling in all the empty spaces!

40Carol420
Dec 3, 2019, 9:12am

>39 threadnsong: He's good at his job since it seems to be working:)

41Andrew-theQM
Dec 3, 2019, 4:50pm

>40 Carol420: >39 threadnsong: >37 Sergeirocks: Why, thank you! 😍 If I do that I have achieved my mission but only because you are such a great group. Currently thinking about what our challenge could be in 2020!

42Andrew-theQM
Dec 12, 2019, 5:45pm

Down to 12 books needed with 19 days to go. 🤞

43Carol420
Edited: Dec 13, 2019, 6:27am

>42 Andrew-theQM:


READ!!! DON't EAT...DON'T SLEEP...JUST READ!!!!

44Andrew-theQM
Dec 13, 2019, 6:23pm

>43 Carol420: This is so what I need to do.

45EadieB
Dec 14, 2019, 11:50am

>42 Andrew-theQM: You're doing great! I'm sure you can do it! Great job!

46Andrew-theQM
Dec 14, 2019, 2:44pm

>45 EadieB: Thanks hoping to get there before the end of the year.

47Andrew-theQM
Dec 17, 2019, 3:28pm

Finished the 1960s, now finished six decades. Got 10 more years I need to read in 14 days.

48EadieB
Dec 17, 2019, 5:29pm

>47 Andrew-theQM: That’s a walk in the park for you! Plus got a readathon coming up!

49Andrew-theQM
Dec 17, 2019, 6:33pm

>48 EadieB: Yes should get there now, but do have a number of other books to read beyond the challenges.

50EadieB
Dec 17, 2019, 7:34pm

>49 Andrew-theQM: I’m behind in all my December books. Will have to double up in January.

51Andrew-theQM
Dec 23, 2019, 6:59am

Finished the 1930’s. Seven to go now in 8 1/2 days. 😬

52Carol420
Dec 23, 2019, 7:37am

>51 Andrew-theQM:



More encourage mint. The last seemed to work so well.

53Andrew-theQM
Dec 23, 2019, 9:04am

>52 Carol420: Thanks, might need it. 😊

54Andrew-theQM
Dec 25, 2019, 3:43pm

5 left to go in six days.

55Sergeirocks
Dec 27, 2019, 3:25pm

>54 Andrew-theQM: I'm biting my nails...!

56Andrew-theQM
Dec 27, 2019, 3:37pm

>55 Sergeirocks: Me too, if I get there it will be close to the wire (too close!).

57Andrew-theQM
Dec 27, 2019, 7:37pm

Finished the 1950s, been one of the favourite decades i’ve Read from. 3 books still to go in under 4 days. 😬

Years left 1920, 1921 and 1943.

58Andrew-theQM
Dec 29, 2019, 7:34pm

One down, two to go :

1920 and 1943

59Andrew-theQM
Dec 30, 2019, 3:24pm

One left to do, just finished the 1920s with The Man of the Forest by Zane Grey.

Now just to finish Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh for 1943. 😊

60Carol420
Dec 30, 2019, 3:26pm

>59 Andrew-theQM:



You can do it!!!!

61Andrew-theQM
Dec 30, 2019, 3:47pm

>60 Carol420: Thanks, almost there!!!

62Andrew-theQM
Dec 31, 2019, 4:27am

Finished my hundredth book in the early hours in the morning on 31/12/19.

That was close! 🍾🥂🍾🥂🍾🥂🥳🎯

63Carol420
Dec 31, 2019, 6:14am

>62 Andrew-theQM:

Well done! Congratulations.



SHHHH! Don't wake up Andrew. He's had a busy night.

64Sergeirocks
Dec 31, 2019, 12:54pm

🎉 Well Done, Andrew. You can rest your eyes now, and I can stop chewing my nails, ha!