Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Nancy Drew Challenge

 Based on the Nancy Drew books for determining prompts and the levels of the challenge to be completed.  This is hosted by Bev on MyReadersBlock  She is going for completion in 2022 but really doing it as a perpetual one which is how I plan to attack this challenge.

Levels

Hannah Gruen (the housekeeper): 1 - 9 books

Bess Marvin (a delicate, feminine friend): 10 - 18 

George Fayne(described as tomboy,friend): 19 -27

Carson Drew (father and attorney): 28 - 35 books

Ned Nickerson (boyfriend): 36 - 44 books  

Nancy Drew (sleuth extraordinaire): 45 - 56 (my goal) books 


1. The Secret of the Old Clock (1930) - read a time travel book

2. The Hidden Staircase (1930) - OR read a book that has been hidden on your TBR list 

3. The Bungalow Mystery (1930) - OR read a book with a house on the cover

4. The Mystery at Lilac Inn (1930) - OR read a book where the mc stays at an inn or hotel 

5. The Secret of Shadow Ranch (1931) - read a book with horses in the story

6. The Secret of Red Gate Farm (1931) - OR read a book where the mc has a garden 

7. The Clue in the Diary (1932) - read an epistolary book

8. Nancy's Mysterious Letter (1932) - read a book with a first name in the title

9. The Sign of the Twisted Candles (1933) - read a book where the mc uses a candle

10. Password to Larkspur Lane (1933) - read a book with flowers on the cover

11. The Clue of the Broken Locket (1934) - read a book where the mc receives jewelry

12. The Message in the Hollow Oak (1935) - read a book with a tree on the cover

13. The Mystery of the Ivory Charm (1936) - read a book with a lot of white on the cover

14. The Whispering Statue (1937) - read a book that has been recommended to you

15. The Haunted Bridge (1937) - read a book set near a river

16. The Clue of the Tapping Heels (1939) - read a book where the mc dances

17. Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk (1940) - read a book with some kind of metal in the title

18. The Mystery of the Moss-Covered Mansion (1941) - read a book with a very large building on the cover

19. The Quest of the Missing Map (1942) - read a book where the mc uses a map

20. The Clue in the Jewel Box (1943) - read a book with jewelry on the cover

21. The Secret in the Old Attic (1944) - read a book with antiques in the story

22. The Clue in the Crumbling Wall (1945) - read a book where the mc is a prisoner for a time

23. The Mystery of the Tolling Bell (1946) - listen to an audio book

24. The Clue in the Old Album (1947) - read a book where the mc uses a camera

25. The Ghost of Blackwood Hall (1948) - read a book with a ghost in the story

26. The Clue of the Leaning Chimney (1949) - read a book where the mc builds a fire

27. The Secret of the Wooden Lady (1950) - read a book written by a female author

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  • 28. The Clue of the Black Keys (1951) - read a book with a lot of black on the cover

    29. The Mystery at the Ski Jump (1952) - read a book set during the wintertime

    30. The Clue of the Velvet Mask (1953) - read a book with a robbery in it

    31. The Ringmaster's Secret (1953) - read a book with an animal on the cover

    32. The Scarlet Slipper Mystery (1954) - read a book with a lot of red on the cover

    33. The Witch Tree Symbol (1955) - read a paranormal book

    34. The Hidden Window Mystery (1956) - read a book with a window on the cover 

    35. The Haunted Showboat (1957) - read a book that has been made into a movie

    36. The Secret of the Golden Pavilion (1959) - read a best seller

    37. The Clue in the Old Stagecoach (1960) - read a historical book

    38. The Mystery of the Fire Dragon (1961) - read a fantasy book

    39. The Clue of the Dancing Puppet (1962) - read a book with a small child in the story

    40. The Moonstone Castle Mystery (1963) - read a book with a moon on the cover

    41. The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes (1964) - read a book where the mc plays a musical instrument

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  • 42. The Phantom of Pine Hill (1965) - read a book set in the mountains

    43. The Mystery of the 99 Steps (1966) - read a book with a number in the title

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  • 44. The Clue in the Crossword Cipher (1967) - read a book where a puzzle of some kind is solved

    45. The Spider Sapphire Mystery (1968) - OR read a book with a lot of blue on the cover 

    46. The Invisible Intruder (1969) - read a book with less than 50 ratings

    47. The Mysterious Mannequin (1970) - read a book by an relatively unknown author

    48. The Crooked Banister (1971) - read a book with stairs on the cover

    49. The Secret of Mirror Bay (1972) - read a book that is set near a body of water

    50. The Double Jinx Mystery (1973) - read a book with twins in it

    51. Mystery of the Glowing Eye (1974) - read a book with glowing reviews

    52. The Secret of the Forgotten City (1975) - re-read a book that you read a long time ago

    53. The Sky Phantom (1976) - read a book where the mc flies on an airplane

    54. The Strange Message in the Parchment (1977) - read a hardback or paperback book (no ebooks)

    55. Mystery of Crocodile Island (1978) - read a book set on an island

    56. The Thirteenth Pearl (1979) - read a book published in 2013   A Halloween Close Call by Joanna Campbell Slan


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