This time of year, the reading challenges for the new year start popping up everywhere. I over extended myself on challenges a few years ago and it took some of the joy out of reading. So, I haven't participated in any the least two years, but Vintage Mystery Bingo was just too good to pass up.
The Vintage Mystery Challenge 2014: Silver and Gold Edition, is hosted by Bev @ My Reader's Block. The challenge offers two bingo cards - gold for books originally published before 1960; and silver for books published between 1960 and 1989. Each bingo card has 36 squares, so a Bingo requires reading six books.
This challenge fits perfectly with my other reading goal for 2014 - to follow C.S. Lewis' advice: "It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between." I am going to be adventurous and try both the silver and gold cards. My three favorite mystery authors - Christie, Gardner and Stout - published most of their work before 1960, so they'll fill my gold card. There are also plenty of more recent works that I will fill my silver card. I'm looking forward to a year of Vintage Mysteries!