Adult Fiction, Crime, Reading Challenge

Read Christie 2019 – The official Agatha Christie Reading Challenge

If you’ve visited my site recently you may well have guessed I’m rather fond of an Agatha Christie story. Growing up I enjoyed watching Hercule Poirot on television (both Peter Ustinov and David Suchet) and I still watch them to this day – I recently enjoyed a very lazy, relaxing afternoon watching back to back Death on the Nile and Evil Under The Sun. I also thoroughly enjoyed the recent BBC adaptation of The ABC Murders. I read my first actual Agatha Christie book about this time eleven years ago. I remember it vividly as I was newly pregnant and suffering from a heavy cold. I was ill enough to need a few days in bed and although my head pounded I just couldn’t stop reading until the book literally fell from my hands.

My delight and enjoyment of her stories has never ceased and although I have seen many adaptations on the screen I haven’t read as many as I would have liked. So I am going to rectify that by signing up for the Read Christie 2019 challenge on the official Agatha Christie website. I thoroughly look forward to discovering some old favourites along with some new tales from the Queen of murder mystery herself.

We begin with The ABC Murders. I know the BBC adaptation has received a mixed bag of responses but personally I really don’t mind how faithful an adaptation is to the original book – I like to see a story from a different perspective. I am intrigued to see the differences though and can’t wait to read the story as Agatha intended it. Already I’m thrilled to find Japp very much alive and Hastings providing the narration.

So my reading pile grows ever larger with new and now classic fiction. I look forward to sharing them with you. Have you read any Agatha Christie before? If so which would you recommend? Do answer in the comments and do let me know if you’re also taking part in the reading challenge.

Must go now… am itching to get reading.

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4 thoughts on “Read Christie 2019 – The official Agatha Christie Reading Challenge”

  1. I’m going to do this too. I’ve read and collected all the Christie’s years ago but have started collecting the new HC hardback editions which has reignited my interest. I’ve downloaded the postcard and will make a start next month. Good luck with your challenge!

  2. ABC Murders is hands down one of the best mystery books I’ve read. And the cover you have is so pretty!! Hope you also get the chance to read Cards on the Table. That may be my favorite of hers πŸ™‚

  3. Hi I have always loved Agatha Christie and delighted to be part of the challenge have just finished first novel featuring Miss Marple, Death at the Vicarage. Read it years ago but still found myself eagerly turning each page to find out who did it!!! Can’t wait to start the next one.

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