Between the 12th and 18th of April, Kaggy’s Bookish Rambles and Stuck in a Book are hosting a read/blog-athon in which people are encouraged to read a book published in 1936. It doesn’t have to be a mystery novel, but naturally there is where my own interest lies. However, looking at my TBR pile I didn’t have any books from that year – very remiss of me! So I wondered what I should do instead and in the end I decided to find out which are the 36 most read mystery novels originally published that year. So naturally a poll was required and for a poll I needed a list of books. At this point I would like to give a big thanks to Jamie Sturgeon who not only weeded out the mistakes in my list but doubled its volume with additional mystery novels I had overlooked.
So this is where you, my lovely readers, come in. Given the size of the list, 341 titles, I have spread my poll across 7 smaller polls. I thought this would make it easier to do, as you wouldn’t have to complete them all in one go. Please only select books you have read and not ones where you have read another title from the author published in a different year. This will skew my results. It doesn’t matter how many you have read, though feel free to share your total in the comments below. Perhaps you will find some new authors and books to read. If it would be of any interest I am happy to put up a post including a list of all the titles.
1936 Mysteries: Part 1
1936 Mysteries: Part 2
1936 Mysteries: Part 3
1936 Mysteries: Part 4
1936 Mysteries: Part 5
1936 Mysteries: Part 6
1936 Mysteries: Part 7
You have two weeks within which to vote, as I plan to publish the results during the 1936 Club week, and I need some time to look through the results. So the polls will close on the 8th April.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or even in an email to someone you think might be interested. It would be brilliant to have as many readers participating as possible.
N. B Just to clear up any confusion. I did have a version of this posted earlier this evening, but I quickly realised the polls were not working properly and allowing people to select multiple titles. So I deleted that post so I had time to re-do the broken polls. So much fun! The current settings for these polls are that you can select 49 out of 50 titles on polls 1-6 and 40 on poll 7. In the unlikely event someone has read out 50 titles in a poll, just let me know in an email or in the comments section, but given how rare many of these titles are I am hoping this is not likely to be an issue.