Friday, January 1, 2010

The Nancy Drew Challenge

How cool is this?  I mean really?!  I LOVE Nancy Drew.

Now, only the original yellow hardcovers count, and I don't think I've read all of them even though I read a ton as a kid.  I'll likely end up reading several of the later ones also, 'cause it's just fun.  :D

I'll keep track of them here:  (The ones in purple I've read.)  (The ones in green I read in 2011)
1. The Secret of the Old Clock

2. The Hidden Staircase

3. The Bungalow Mystery

4. The Mystery at Lilac Inn

5. The Secret of 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. Mystery of 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


  1. Ah, if only I didn't feel overwhelmed at the number of books I want to read this year, I would totally join. Maybe I'll read a few just for kicks. Love those yellow covers.

  2. Oh come on, you know you want to... :D

    Actually part of what I love about this is how short and quick they are. After typing up blog posts and such today I found 3 of the originals on my shelf and read 2 this afternoon. They take no time at all!

  3. I joined too. I LOVE Nancy Drew!

  4. Actually, Andrea, I think your blog is probably where I saw it first, so it's all your fault. :D