January 3, 2011

A - Z Reading Challenge

Challenge Summary: How does this reading challenge work?

Choose the option that works best for you...

Authors -- Read alphabetically by author. Commit to 26 books.
Titles -- Read alphabetically by title. Commit to 26 books.
Authors & Titles -- Commit to reading 52 books

Hosted by/Link: Becky - A - Z Challenge 2011

Challenge Start and Ends Dates: January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2011

My Progress: 52/52 - COMPLETED December 9, 2011

My List:

As usual, I'm doing both Authors and Titles. And will try my best to have the authors last name start with each letter, and title start with each letter of the alphabet!

Authors

A - Atwood, Margaret (Alias Grace)
B - Binchy, Maeve (Evening Class)
C - Carroll, Lewis (Alice Adventure's in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass)
D - Delaney, Frank (Tipperary)
E - Endicott, Marina (Good to a Fault)
F - Fallis, Terry (The Best Laid Plans)
G - Genova, Lisa (Left Neglected)
H - Harvey, Alyxandra (Blood Feud)
I - Ishiguro, Kazou (Never Let Me Go)
J - Jacobson, Howard (The Finkler Question)
K - Krivak, Andrew (The Sojourn)
L - Lahiri, Jhumpa - (The Namesake)
M - McKay, Ami (The Birth House)
N - Nemirvosky, Irene (Fire in the Blood)
O - Orczy, Baroness Emmuska (The Scarlet Pimpernel)
P - Plath, Sylvia (The Bell Jar)
Q - Quinn, Kate (Daughter's of Rome)
R - Reichs, Kathy (Spider Bones)
S - Simonson, Helen (Major Pettigrew's Last Stand)
T - Taylor, Patrick (An Irish Country Doctor)
U - Urquhart, Jane (A Map of Glass)
V - Vonnegut, Kurt (Cat's Cradle)
W - Winter, Kathleen (Annabel)
X - Xin, Mu (An Empty Room)
Y - Yip, Mingmei - Petals From the Sky
Z - Zanyatin, Yevgeny (We)

Titles

A - Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
B - Book of Days, The - James L. Rubart
C - Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier
D - Dust to Dust - Timothy Findley
E - Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace - David Adams Richards
F - Fire-Dwellers, The - Margaret Laurence
G - Garden Party and Other Stories, The - Katherine Mansfield
H - Hunt and Run (SGA #13) - Aaron Rosenberg
I - Industrial Magic - Kelley Armstrong
J - Jezebel - Irene Nemirvoksy
K - Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson
L - Late Nights on the Air - Elizabeth Hay
M - Moonlight in Odessa - Janet Skeslien Charles
N - Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
O - One Amazing Thing - Chitra Divakruni
P - Purple Hibiscus - Chimamand Ngozi Adichie
Q - Quatrain - Sharon Shinn
R - Rising (SGA #1) - Sally Malcolm
S - Shanghai Girls - Lisa See
T - Thousand Splendid Suns, A - Khaled Hosseini
U - Unless - Carol Shields
V - Valmiki's Daughter - Shani Mootoo
W - Witch Doctor's Wife, The - Tamar Myers
X - Xingu and Other Stories - Edith Wharton
Y - Ysabel - Guy Gavriel Kay
Z - The Zigzag Way - Antia Desai

Final Thoughts


This was my fourth attempt at the challenge I believe, and the first time I've finished it. It's one of my favourite challanges, as at times, it forces you to go outside your comfort zones to get that book. I think that the "X" title was my hardest as titles go. As for authors the letter "N" was my hardest (surprisingly, X authors, were easier to find than I thought).

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