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message 1: by chucklesthescot, Bookaholic (new)

chucklesthescot | 2134 comments Mod
This is an A-Z challenge that will run from January 1st to December 31st 2012. Can you read 26 books where the author's first or last name fits each letter? You can also mix and match between first and last names.

ie for A you could use Anne Perry or Toni Andrews.

Good luck!


message 2: by Cristen (last edited Nov 29, 2012 07:54PM) (new)

Cristen | 225 comments My List:


A Allen, Sarah Addison
B Bradley, Alan
C Cooper, Michelle
D Draper, Sharon
E Evanovich, Janet
F Fluke, Joanne
G Grant, Michael
H Harris, Charlaine
I Ishiguro, Kazuo
J Johnson, Elana
K Karr, Julia
L Lin, Grace
M Meyer, Marissa
N Ness, Patrick
O O'Farrell, Maggie
P Phelan, Matt
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R Ryan, Pam Munoz
S Skloot, Rebecca
T DeRosnay, Tatiana
U Ursu, Anne
V Diffenbaugh, Vanessa
W Whelan, Gloria
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message 4: by Bea (last edited Feb 08, 2013 04:32AM) (new)

Bea Author A-Z Challenge
January 1 - December 31, 2012

A: Susan Wittig Albert Witches' Bane
B: Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre
C: Paulo Coelho The Alchemist
D: Anita Diamant The Red Tent
E: Janet Evanovich Two for the Dough
F: Jasper Fforde The Eyre Affair
G: Bryan Gruley Starvation Lake
H: A.J. Holt Catch Me
I: David Ignatius Bloodmoney
J: Sadie Jones The Uninvited Guests
K: Sue Monk Kidd The Secret Life of Bees
L: Steig Larsson The Girl Who Played With Fire
M: Carolyn Meyer Where the Broken Heart Still Beats
N: Rick Norman Fielder's Choice
O: George Orwell 1984
P: Elizabeth Peters The Crocodile on the Sandbank
Q: Quartey - Wife of the Gods
R: Mary Roach Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
S: Willard Scott Murder in the Mist
T: James Thompson Snow Angels
U: Barry Unsworth Morality Play
V: Varghese - Cutting for Stone
W: Robin White Siberian Light
X: Xinran - Skyburial: an epic love story of Tibet
Y: Yehoshua - The Liberated Bride
Z: Markus Zusak I am the Messenger


Katrina (katrinajt) | 238 comments I'm in for this one as well.

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message 8: by Chris (last edited Dec 31, 2012 05:06PM) (new)

Chris (ChrisMD) | 284 comments I love this challenge!

26/26

A - Asher, Jay - The Future of Us
B - Barnes, Julian - The Sense of an Ending
C - Chevalier, Tracy - Remarkable Creatures
D - Dashner, James - The Maze Runner
E - Evanovich, Janet - Wicked Appetite
F - Ford, Jamie - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
G - Garfield, Simon - Just My Type: A Book about Fonts
H - Hambly, Barbara -A Free Man of Color
I - Ishiguro, Kazuo - Never Let Me Go
J - James. P.D. - Death comes to Pemberly
K - Kinney, Jeff - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
L - Lynch, Chris - Vietnam #1: I Pledge Allegiance
M - Marsden, John - Tomorrow, When the War Began
N - Novik, Naomi - Empire of Ivory
O - Obreht, Tea - The Tiger's Wife
P - Pullamn, Philip - The Shadow in the North
Q - Quinn, Spencer - Dog on It
R - Ruiz Zafon, Carlos - The Midnight Palace
S - Stork, Francisco X. - Marcelo in the Real World
T - Taylor, Laini - Daughter of Smoke and Bone
U - Updike, John - Terrorist
V - Vreeland, Susan - Girl in Hyacinth Blue
W - Willig, Lauren - The Orchid Affair
X - Xinran - Miss Chopsticks
Y - Yelchin, Eugene - Breaking Stalin's Nose
Z - Zusak, Markus - I am the Messenger


message 9: by ★Rachael★ (last edited Nov 22, 2011 01:49AM) (new)

★Rachael★ (jimbunni) Im in I'll post as I read!
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message 10: by Petra (last edited Nov 18, 2012 12:52PM) (new)

Petra I had fun with this one so I'll try again.


A: Jane Austen
B: Alan Bennett, Alan Bradley
C: Anton Chekhov, Wilkie Collins, Dennis Chong, Orson Scott Card
D: Stephen R. Donaldson, Charles Dickens
E: Janet Evanovich
F: Jasper Fforde, Jonathan Safran Foer, William Faulkner
G: Kate Grenville, Shilpi Somaya Gowda
H: Khaled Hosseini, H. Rider Haggard, Tami Hoag, Knut Hamsun, Richard Harvell, Tarquin Hall, Victor Hugo
I: Therese Iknoian
J: Sebastien Japrisot, Steven Johnson
K: Tony Kushner, Guy Gavriel Kay, Ken Kesey, Jerzy Kosinski, Daniel Kalla, Sam Kean, Jack Kerouac
L: Emma Larkin, Matthew Gregory Lewis
M: China Mieville, Guy de Maupaussant, Emily St. John Mandel, Christopher Moore, Jacquelin Mitchard, Martin McDonagh
N: Jo Nesbo
O: Michael Ondaatje
P: Sylvia Plath, Nancy Pearl
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R: Slavomir Rawicz, Zoe Roy, Jennifer Roy, Jon Ronson
S: David Sedaris, Robert Louis Stevenson, Patrick Suskind, William Shakespeare, Javier Sierra, Trenton Lee Stewart, Eva Stachniak
T: Amy Tan
U: Sigrid Undset
V: Jules Verne, Brenda Rickman Vantrease
W: H.G. Wells, Maryanne Wolf, Kathleen Winter
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Y: Gene Luen Yang
Z: Ling Zhang


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Vikki (silverstarz) | 104 comments I did ok with this in 2011... here goes for 2012.

Author A - Z 2012

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message 14: by Barbara ★ (last edited Nov 21, 2012 07:11PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 361 comments A-Z Author Challenge
READ: 26/26


A: Belle Andre - Never Too Hot 6/26
B: Shannon Butcher - Burning Alive 4/23
C: Kristin Cashore - Bitterblue 6/4
D: Jo Davis - Hidden Fire 1/17
E: Suzanne Enoch - Don't Look Down 8/16
F: Kimberly Frost - Would-Be Witch 11/2
G: Sable Grace - Ascension 8/4
H: Faith Hunter - Mercy Blade 5/27
I: Larissa Ione - Eternal Rider 4/11
J: N.K. Jemisin - The Broken Kingdoms 9/8
K: Susan Krinard - Lord of Sin 7/25
L: Justine Larbalestier - Magic or Madness 4/4
M: Devon Monk - Dead Iron 3/14
N: Naomi Novik - Crucible of Gold 4/17
O: Jana Oliver - The Demon Trapper's Daughter 1/25
P: Christopher Paolini - Inheritance 4/10
Q: Erin Quinn - Haunting Beauty 2/21
R: Caris Roane - Ascension 6/9
S: S.A. Swann - Wolf's Cross 3/28
T: Vickie Taylor - Legacy of Stone 3/7
U: Lisa Unger - Sliver of Truth 7/30
V: Lynn Viehl - Shadowlight 3/27
W: Kiersten White - Endlessly 10/14
X: Xondra Day - My Gay Zombie 11/15
Y: Yasmine Galenorn - Ghost of a Chance 3/11
Z: Zoe Archer - Half Past Dead 9/14

Never Too Hot (Hot Shots  Men of Fire, #3)Burning Alive (Sentinel Wars, #1)Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)Hidden Fire (Firefighters of Station Five, #3)Don't Look Down (Samantha Jellicoe, #2)Would-Be Witch (Southern Witch, #1)Ascension (Dark Breed, #1)Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, #3)Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #1)The Broken Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy, #2)Lord of Sin (Fane, #4)Magic or Madness (Magic or Madness, #1)Dead Iron (Age of Steam, #1)Crucible of Gold (Temeraire, #7)The Demon Trapper's Daughter (The Demon Trappers #1)Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle, #4)Haunting Beauty (Mists of Ireland, #1)Ascension (The World of Ascension #1)Wolf's Cross (Wolfbreed, #2)Legacy of Stone (Les Gargouillen #3)Sliver of Truth Shadowlight (Kyndred, #1)Endlessly (Paranormalcy, #3)My Gay ZombieGhost of a Chance (A Chintz 'n China Mystery, #1)Half Past Dead (Includes  The Blades of the Rose, Prequel; Guardians of the Dark, #1)

CHALLENGE COMPLETE




message 15: by Meera (last edited Jan 07, 2012 06:11AM) (new)


message 17: by Sanz (last edited Jan 10, 2012 11:27AM) (new)

Sanz | 32 comments Author A-Z Challenge
January 1 - December 31, 2012

COMPLETED: 3/26


✔ A: Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
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✔ J: J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
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Memoirs of a Geisha Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #11)


message 18: by Deepa (last edited Jan 22, 2012 04:32AM) (new)

Deepa (sparklyvampirez07) | 1 comments Author A-Z Challenge
January 1 - December 31, 2012
COMPLETED: 1/26
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D - Donna Leon - A noble radiance (TR)
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M - Mark Walden - H.I.V.E (TR)
N - Nicholas Sparks - The Notebook (Done)
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W - Daniel Waters - Generation Dead (TR)
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message 19: by Caitie (last edited Aug 18, 2012 05:09PM) (new)

Caitie Deranek | 9 comments COMPLETED: 17/26

A - Anthony, Piers - Swell Foop
B - Bishop, Anne - Sebastian
C - Christopher Paolini - Eldest
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E - Elizabeth Haydon - Rhapsody: Child of Blood
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H - Hilton, James - Lost Horizon
I - Ishiguro, Kazuo - Never Let Me Go
J - Jacobs, AJ - The Know-it-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
K - Kesey, Ken - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
L - Lahiri, Jhumpa - Interpreter of Maladies
M - Maddow, Rachel - Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
N - Nasar, Sylvia - A Beautiful Mind
O - Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game
P - Paolini, Christopher - Eragon
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R - Rushdie, Salman - The Enchantress Of Florence: A Novel
S - Sawlen, Kevin - The Power of Half: One Family's Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back
T - Truss, Lynne - Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
U - Upton Sinclair - The Jungle
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W - Wagner, Lilya - Careers in Fundraising
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message 20: by Christine US (last edited Feb 15, 2012 07:58AM) (new)

Christine US (ChristineUS) | 82 comments Author A-Z Challenge
January 1 - December 31, 2012
COMPLETED: 7/26

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B: Sandra BYRD To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn finished
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E: EMILY Giffin Something Borrowed finished
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G: C.W. GORTNER The Last Queen finished
H: Beth HARBISON Always Something There to Remind Me finished
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K: KATE Jacobs The Friday Night Knitting Club finished
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P: PAIGE Shelton Farm Fresh Murder
Q: Julia QUINN The Duke And I finished
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message 21: by Vicky (last edited Feb 25, 2012 10:52AM) (new)

Vicky Hall Oh this looks fun


A Arthur Golden: Memoirs of a Geisha
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C Cassandra Clare: The Clockwork Prince
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J Jodi Picoult: The Tenth Circle
K Karen Rose: I'm Watching You
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M Toni Maguire: When Daddy Comes Home
N Jo Nesbo: Nemesis
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P Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist
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R Robert B Parker: Split Image
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W Scott Westerfield: Uglies
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message 22: by Franny (last edited Nov 11, 2012 02:40PM) (new)

Franny Burd Love this idea - I'm in!

A Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey
B Russell Brand: My Booky Wook
C James M. Cain: The Postman Always Rings Twice
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E Jonathan Erwin; The Classroom of Choice: Giving Students What They Need and Getting What You Want
F Gardenias by Faith Sullivan
G Gail Godwin; The Finishing School
H Alice Hoffman: Skylight Confessions
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J Susan Juby; Home to Woefield
K Susanna Kaysen: Girl, Interupted
L Margot Livesey: The Flight of Gemma Hardy
M Stephenie Meyer: Twilight
N William R. Nicholson: The Six Miracles of Calvary
O Julie Otsuka: The Buddha in the Attic
P Barbara Park; Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
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R John Elder Robison: look me in the eye; my life with asperger's
S Alexander McCall SmithThe Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
T Mildred D. Taylor; Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
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V Lynn Vincent (and Todd Burpo): Heaven is for Real
W Ruth Wolff: A Crack in the Sidewalk
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Z Zora Neale Hurston: Their Eyes Were Watching God


Jade Turnbull-Allen (JadeEv) | 8 comments I'm in
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C - Charlaine Harris
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K - Kelley Armstrong
L - Lemony Snicket
M - Melissa Marr
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S -Sara Shepard
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message 24: by Karen GHHS (last edited Apr 04, 2012 04:13AM) (new)

Karen GHHS (Klibrary) I'm in again on this one. I didn't quite finish last time, so I'm hoping to do all 26 this year.

A: Margaret Atwood: Done
B: Ray Bradbury: Done
C: Cecil Castelucci: Done
D: Charles Dickens: Done
E: Umberto Eco: Done
F: F. Scott Fitzgerald: Done
G: Anna Godbersen: Done
H: Thomas Hardy: Done
I: Kazuo Ishiguro: Done
J: Ha Jin: Done
K: Beth Kephart: Done
L: Thanhha Lai: Done
M: Grant Morrison: Done
N: Michael Northrop: Done
O: Scott O'Dell: Done
P: Per Petterson: Done
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R: Dana Reinhardt: Done
S: Maggie Stiefvater: Done
T: Laini Taylor: Done
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V: Kurt Vonnegut: Done
W: Robert Walser: Done
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message 25: by Martha (last edited Apr 03, 2012 06:45PM) (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 32 comments I'm doing this one already. Did the A-Z book title challenge last year. Here's my list so far:
A-Z Challenge by Author's Name - either first, middle or last name (I will only use the middle initial in cases of absolute necessity!)

I enjoyed the A-Z title challenge so much even though it literally took me all year. :-)

This year I'm doing one for authors' names ... preferably last names, but will go with first or middle if needed to finish up. Here's what I have listed so far:

A-Z Challenge by Author's Name - either first, middle or last name

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B. Beverly Connor One Grave Too Many 3/17/12
C. Agatha Christie Murder at the Vicarage (Agatha Christie Mysteries Collection 2/11/12 (favorite author)
D. Charles Dickens, author of Bleak House 2/8/12 5 stars!! Dickens is now a favorite author!!
E. George Eliott, author of Middlemarch (new author)
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G. Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book 3/3/12 5 stars!
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J. P.D. James, author of Unnatural Causes 3/28/12 4 stars (favorite author)
K. Karl Marlantes Matterhorn 2/28/12 (new author)
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M. Lorena McCourtney Invisible 2/14/12 (new author, series)
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R. Kathy Reichs Death du Jour **** 1/28/2012
S. Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help ***** 1/7/2012 (new author)
T. James Thompson Snow Angels 3/13/12 4.5 stars
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W. Evelyn Waugh Brideshead Revisited *** 1/16/12 (new author)
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Z. Vincent Zandri The Remains *** 2/1/2012 (favorite author)

I'll add more to this list as I figure out what I'm going to be reading. I'm also working on new and favorite authors this year which is why I'm mentioning that after some books.


Martha (marthas48) | 32 comments Updated my list above ... halfway there.


message 27: by Bea (last edited Apr 04, 2012 04:23AM) (new)

Bea I have 10 left to read and, of those 10, I still need to figure oout what to read for 4 (J, Q, X, Y).


Karen GHHS (Klibrary) I have Q, U, X, Y, and Z left to read!


Katrina (katrinajt) | 238 comments I've got 12 left, haven't really been planning it out, just reading what I feel like and hoping it fits. I haven't got the Q, U, X, Y, Z ones sorted either.


Martha (marthas48) | 32 comments That's what I've been doing, too, Katrina. Along about November I'll have to get serious about those harder to find letters. LOL


Jahan (Bloch) | 83 comments Same here I found them in the book title challenge but the authors are tough to get


Angie (pinkindle) | 660 comments Here's who I'll probably read for those tough letters, maybe it'll help you?

Q: Julia Quinn
U: John Updike
X: Francisco X. Stork
Y: Samantha Young or Brenna Yovanoff
Z: Gabrielle Zevin


Chris (ChrisMD) | 284 comments It's fun to go to the biggest public library around and then just see what they have for Q,U, X, Y, Z authors.
Xinran is an awesome author I would never have discovered without this challenge. Her Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet was one of my favorite books last year. This year I'm planning to read her Miss Chopsticks.
For U there's also
Barry Unsworth
Luis Alberto Urrea


Bea Chris wrote: "It's fun to go to the biggest public library around and then just see what they have for Q,U, X, Y, Z authors.
Xinran is an awesome author I would never have discovered without this challenge. Her..."


Chris, that is what I did last year and expect to do again this year. However, I will keep in mind Xinran.


 Marla | 50 comments Chris wrote: "It's fun to go to the biggest public library around and then just see what they have for Q,U, X, Y, Z authors.
Xinran is an awesome author I would never have discovered without this challenge. Her..."


That's a good idea! I start with my to-read-next and want-to-read lists, then I go to my to-reads. I will try browsing the library and look at real-life books.


Angie (pinkindle) | 660 comments Done! Message #3. :D


Jackie | 130 comments Updated original post - Message 6. 22/26 Completed.


Chris (ChrisMD) | 284 comments Done! Message #8


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