Sunday, November 29, 2009

Nancy Drew Challenge 2010

I absolutely LOVE this challenge. The Nancy Drew Challenge is being hosted by Deborah at Books, Movies and Chinese Food. The idea is to read all of the 56 YELLOW hardback books. I used to collect these as a kid - I was so hooked on Nancy drew. I can't wait to revisit my old friends. There are several editions to these first 56 books - but the challenge is to read the yellow spine ones.

Other than the stipulation about the yellow spines...the rules are pretty easy. Challenge runs from 1/1/10 to 12/31/10 and you can skip over the books you've already read as a child. I am going to start from the first book and read/re-read all 56. It sounds like a lot of books, but they are really fast reads. Review and blogs are not required.

Here is the list of books in order:
  1. The Secret of the Old Clock
  2. The Hidden Staircase
  3. The Bungalow Mystery
  4. The Mystery at Lilac Inn
  5. The Secret at Shadow Ranch
  6. The Secret of Red Gate Farm
  7. The Clue in the Diary
  8. Nancy's Mysterious Letter
  9. The Sign of the Twisted Candles
  10. The Password to Larkspur Lane
  11. The Clue of the Broken Locket
  12. The Message in the Hollow Oak
  13. The Mystery of the Ivory Charm
  14. The Whispering Statue
  15. The Haunted Bridge
  16. The Clue of the Tapping Heels
  17. The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk
  18. The Mystery at the Moss-Covered Mansion
  19. The Quest of the Missing Map
  20. The Clue in the Jewel Box
  21. The Secret in the Old Attic
  22. The Clue in the Crumbling Wall
  23. The Mystery of the Tolling Bell
  24. The Clue in the Old Album
  25. The Ghost of Blackwood Hall
  26. The Clue of the Leaning Chimney
  27. The Secret of the Wooden Lady
  28. The Clue of the Black Keys
  29. The Mystery at the Ski Jump
  30. The Clue of the Velvet Mask
  31. The Ringmaster's Secret
  32. The Scarlet Slipper Mystery
  33. The Witch Tree Symbol
  34. The Hidden Window Mystery
  35. The Haunted Showboat
  36. The Secret of the Golden Pavilion
  37. The Clue in the Old Stagecoach
  38. The Mystery of the Fire Dragon
  39. The Clue of the Dancing Puppet
  40. The Moonstone Castle Mystery
  41. The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes
  42. The Phantom of Pine Hill
  43. The Mystery of the 99 Steps
  44. The Clue in the Crossword Cipher
  45. The Spider Sapphire Mystery
  46. The Invisible Intruder
  47. The Mysterious Mannequin
  48. The Crooked Banister
  49. The Secret of Mirror Bay
  50. The Double Jinx Mystery
  51. Mystery of the Glowing Eye
  52. The Secret of the Forgotten City
  53. The Sky Phantom
  54. The Strange Message in the Parchment
  55. Mystery of Crocodile Island
  56. The Thirteenth Pearl


Deborah said...

Welcome to the challenge! I'm thrilled that I'll be having some company to finally fulfill this lifelong goal lol. Oh and to answer your question, the yellow books were published from 1959 to 1979

Deborah said...

Just wanted to let you know that there are now prizes for the challenge, here's the post that explains it Nancy Drew Challenge: Prizes