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message 1: by Stephanie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:12PM) (new)

Stephanie Tuell (booksloveme) i've seen this on other book sites and since no one has started one here, i thought i would give it a shot.


The game officially starts January 1st 2008, but You can still join! Anyone can join at any time!

The challenge is to read one author for each letter of the alphabet in 2008 ... a great way to find new authors that you might not otherwise read. You can start with any letter of the alphabet, and you can use first or last names. However you want to challenge yourself! Be creative! :)

Anyone can join in at any time ... as long as you think you can read 26 authors of each letter of the Alphabet by 12/31/08!

In order to keep track, please create a post with your alphabetical list when you're ready to begin. Then update that post as you move through the alphabet! I'll create mine now as an example.

You can add the books as you go, or as you finish them. You can Make a list of books that you want to read, and then check them off. However you want to do it! :) Just have fun, and explore new authors!

Let the Games begin! Good luck and hunting to all! :)


message 2: by Stephanie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:12PM) (new)

Stephanie Tuell (booksloveme) here is my 2008 author challenge list. the titles in bold are the ones that i read. the letters are blank if i haven't found an author with that letter yet. suggestions are welcome!

A: Susan Anderson
B: Judy Blume
C: Harlan Coben
D:
E: Janet Evanovich
F: Toby Forward
G: Sue Grafton
H: Ellen Hopkins
I:
J:
K: Dean Koontz
L:
M: Patricia McCormick
N: Rhonda Nelson
O: Mary Pope Osborne
P: James Patterson
Q:
R: J.D. Robb
S: Danielle Steel
T:
U:
V:
W: Kate White
X:
Y:
Z:


message 3: by Sera (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:12PM) (new)

Sera What a cool idea! Count me in. I'm going to fill in the letters as I go and make book choices on what I still have open. This is going to be fun and fits right in with my goal to read 40 books by October.


message 4: by Michelle (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:13PM) (new)

Michelle (literarilyspeaking1) Sounds very cool and ambitious... I may have to give it a shot...

However, I'm getting the feeling (not sure on this one) that finding an author with a last name beginning with X will be a bit difficult...


message 5: by Bree (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:13PM) (new)

Bree (coffeebeanbookshelf) Sounds fun...I'm in! I have plenty of authors to choose from that start with most of those letters...I will need to think hard for Q and X, though!


message 6: by Lori (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:17PM) (new)

Lori (TNBBC) I will absolutely give this a shot, and as those before me have mentioned, some of the letters of the alphabet will be a bit tough to hit on.... We may end up reading some of the same books for the letters Q,X,Z.....


message 7: by Stephanie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:19PM) (new)

Stephanie Tuell (booksloveme) i'm sure we will all get ideas from other members. i can't wait to start.


message 8: by Audrey (new)

Audrey (audneal) I'm in. This sounds fun. Will set things up later.


message 9: by D.G. (new)

D.G. This is a great idea so count me in! I'll add my own twist though...I'll include authors I've had in my TBR pile for a while (mostly classics.) My favorite genres are Mystery and Romance so I know I'll be reading a bunch of those in between.

A: Jane Austen - Mansfield Park (1/31/08)
B: Honoré de Balzac - Cousin Bette
C: Sarah Caudwell - Thus was Adonis murdered*
D: Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime & Punishment*
E: Jeffrey Eugenedis - Middlesex*
F: F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (4/23/08)
G: Elizabeth Gaskell - North South (4/6/08)
H: Joseph Heller - Catch-22
I: Henrik Ibsen - A Doll's House
J: Juan Ramón Jiménez - Platero y Yo*
K: Stephen King - Misery
L: Torcuato Luna de Tena -Los renglones torcidos de Dios*
M: Christopher Moore - A Dirty Job (3/25/08)
N: Audrey Niffenegger - Time Traveler's Wife*
O: Patrick O'Brian - Master & Commander
P: Thomas Paine - Common Sense
Q: Amanda Quick - Ravished (4/11/08)
R: Deanna Raybourn - Silent in the Sanctuary (3/17/08)
S: William Shakespeare - Macbeth
T: Mark Twain - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
U: John Updike - Rabbit, Run
V: Celestine Vaite - Frangipani (3/22/08)
W: P.G. Wodehouse - The Code of Woosters
X: Gao Xingjian - Soul Mountain
Y: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro - Hotel Transylvania
Z: Émile Zola - Germinal

* Books I own.


message 10: by Bill (new)

Bill This should be pretty fun to try. I'm going to shoot for last names only, but especially filling in Q and X should be challenging - I didn't find anything too interesting in a quick search of my library's catalog.

A: David Allen (Ready for Anything)
B: Anthony Bourdain (The Nasty Bits)
C: Stephen Covey (7 Habits of Highly Effective People)
D: Cory Doctorow (Little Brother)
E: Joe Edley (Everything Scrabble)
F: Eric Flint (1632)
G: Ed Gentry (Neversfall)
H: Edward Hallowell (CrazyBusy)
I: Molly Ivins (You Got to Dance With Them What Brung You)
J: Denis Johnson (Tree of Smoke)
K: John Kotter (Our Iceberg is Melting)
L: Elizabeth Little (Biting the Wax Tadpole)
M: Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men)
N: Linda Nagata (The Bohr Maker)
O: George Orwell (Down and Out in Paris and London)
P: Alfred Posamentier (The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers)
Q: Alissa Quart (Branded)
R: Justin Richards (Dr. Who: The Resurrection Casket)
S: Rebecca Shafir (The Zen of Listening)
T: Lynne Truss (Talk to the Hand)
U: John Updike (Rabbit, Run)
V: Jules Verne (Journey to the Centre of the Earth)
W: Tim Weiner (Legacy of Ashes)
X: Alan Xenakis (Why Doesn't My Funny Bone Make Me Laugh?)
Y: Paul Yeager (Literally, the Best Language Book Ever)
Z: Jonathan Zittrain (The Future of the Internet)



message 11: by Melissa (last edited Jun 17, 2008 05:06PM) (new)

Melissa (mahart) | 6 comments I'm in for this challenge too! I think I'll spend a few months just seeing which authors I happen to fill in here, and then evaluate which letters I need to seek out purposefully.

A: Sherman Alexie (The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, 1/2/08)
B: Po Bronson (Why Do I Love These People, 1/15/08)
C: Willa Cather (My Antonia, 4/12/08)
D: Olena Kalytiak Davis (shattered sonnets love cards and other off and back handed importunities, 1/26/08)
E: Joseph Epstein (Envy, 3/25/08)
F: Ann Fessler (The Girls Who Went Away, 6/17/08)
G: Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat Pray Love, 2/12/08)
H: Shannon Hale (Book of a Thousand Days, 1/13/08)
I:
J: Tove Jansson (Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip, 4/16/08)
K: James Kochalka (American Elf, 2/3/08)
L: Frances Moore Lappe (Getting a Grip, 1/28/08)
M: Cormac McCarthy (All the Pretty Horses, 1/20/08)
N: Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler's Wife, 1/8/08)
O:
P: Ernest Poole (His Family, 3/9/08)
Q:
R: Salman Rushdie (Midnight's Children, 3/24/08)
S: Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight, 2/3/08)
T: Booth Tarkington (The Magnificent Ambersons, 3/18/08)
U:
V: Brian K. Vaughan (Y The Last Man, 2/21/08)
W: Wendy Wasserstein (Sloth, 3/7/08)
X:
Y:
Z:


message 12: by Carrie (new)

Carrie I'm going to try to do the author challenge as well.


message 13: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Tuell (booksloveme) did my first letter...S for danielle steel


message 14: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Tuell (booksloveme) finished E for janet evanovich and M for patricia mccormick


message 15: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 26 comments This is a cool idea. I'm going to try to stick with last names, but we'll see how that goes with the more difficult letters. ;)

A: Kelley Armstrong
B:
C: Rachel Caine
D:
E: Janet Evanovich
F:
G: Neil Gaiman
H: Kim Harrison
I:
J:
K: Stephen King
L:
M: CE Murphy
N:
O:
P: Neil Philip
Q:
R:
S: Lyndsay Sands
T:
U
V:
W:
X:
Y:
Z:


message 16: by Lisa (last edited Jan 14, 2008 05:26AM) (new)

Lisa I'm in. I'm doing this for another book club as well so I was already thinking about it.Titles in() are the books that I have but not read yet.

A: (Robert Alexander "Rasputin's Daughter")
B:(Ann Brashares "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants")
C:
D:
E:
F:
G:
H:
I:
J:
K:(Dean Koontz "Brother Odd")
L:
M:
N:
O:
P:(Jodi Picoult "Plain Truth")
Q:(Anna Quindlen "Blessings")
R:
S:Diane Setterfield "The Thirteenth Tale"
T:
U:
V:
W:Jeannette Walls "The Glass Castle"
X:
Y:
Z:(Marcus Zusak "I am Messinger")


message 17: by bjneary (new)

bjneary | 121 comments BJ’s Author Challenge
A: Laurie Halse Anderson
B:Geraldine Brooks
C: Chris Crutcher
D:Sharon Draper
E: Janet Evanovich
F: Sharon Flake
G: Ernest Gaines
H: Khaled Hosseini
I:
J: Angela Johnson
K: Ron Koertge
L: David Levithan
M:Walter Dean Myers
N: Donna Jo Napoli
O: Joyce Carol Oates
P: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Q:
R: Dana Reinhardt
S:Jerry Spinelli
T:Terry Trueman
U:
V:Paul Volponi
W:Ellen Witlinger
X:
Y: Jane Yolen



message 18: by Terpsicore (new)

Terpsicore | 5 comments I found one last year: Qiu Xialong ( it apparently counts as X)


message 19: by Terpsicore (last edited Feb 10, 2008 12:59PM) (new)

Terpsicore | 5 comments I did this challenge last year and still have letters D and C to read because I didn't always find the books I wanted and I was mainly trying to read authors I didn't know. This year I'll try to mostly take books from my TBR.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G- Elizabeth Gaskell-Ruth
H- S.E.Hinton- That was then, this is now
I
J
K
L
M Nelson Motta- Canto da Sereia 20-01-2008
N
O
P
Q
R
S Sacher Masoch- A Czarina Negra/ Àgua de Juventa (The black czarina/ Eternal youth)-pretty gruesome
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z






message 20: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Tuell (booksloveme) finished F for toby foward and R for j.d. robb!


message 21: by Sera (new)

Sera I made a separate thread for this challenge. Feel free to check it out and to comment :)


message 22: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Tuell (booksloveme) finish The Good Guy by Dean Koontz for K and Getting It Good by Rhonda Nelson for N!


message 23: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Tuell (booksloveme) finished P. the 6th target by james patterson


message 24: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Tuell (booksloveme) B...judy blume's double fudge!


message 25: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Tuell (booksloveme) c......harlan coben's promise me. i'm running into trouble with some of the other letters. anyone have any suggestions for the ones i don't have filled in? i usually read mystery/thriller or erotic books. thanks.


message 26: by Charity (last edited Feb 29, 2008 08:01AM) (new)

Charity (charityross) Some suggestions for difficult letters:

Q - Anna Quindlen, Peter Quinn, Daniel Quinn, Karen Quinn, Raymond Queneau, Paul Quarrington, Ellery Queen, and Tracy Quan

X - Gao Xingjian, Xu Xi, and Malcolm X

Y - Linda Yablonsky, Elizabeth Young, Cathy Yardley, William Butler Yeats, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Jane Yolen, and Marguerite Yourcenar

Z - Emile Zola, Howard Zinn, Roger Zelazny, Sarah Zettel, and Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I'm sure there are many more out there, but this should give everyone some ideas. If any has any more suggestions, please post!


message 27: by Brianah (last edited Jul 09, 2008 08:28AM) (new)

Brianah (mrsbrianah) I am definitely in! I am trying to read 50 books this year and work through the 1001 books to read before you die so this may be a good way to get started. Here goes...

A-Z Author Challenge
A: Cecelia Ahern
B:
C: Truman Capote
D:
E: Jeffrey Eugenides
F:
G: John Grogan
H: Hugh Hefner
I:
J:
K:
L: Erik Larson
M: Tom Mitcheltree
N: Audrey Niffenegger
O:
P: James Patterson
Q:
R: Ellen Raskin
S: Nicholas Sparks
T:
U:
V:
W: Edith Wharton
X:
Y:
Z: Gabrielle Zevin


message 28: by Charity (new)

Charity (charityross) Charity's 2008 AUTHOR A-Z Challenge

A:Louisa May Alcott (Little Women)
-- Jane Austen (Mansfield Park; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion)
-- Paul Auster (The Book of Illusions)
B:Bill Bryson (The Mother Tongue)
-- André Bernard (Now All We Need is a Title: Famous Book Titles and How They Got That Way)
-- Emily Brontë (Wuthering Heights)
-- Anthony Burgess (A Clockwork Orange)
C:Willa Cather (My Ántonia)
-- Michelle Cunnah (Call Waiting; Confessions of a Serial Dater; 32AA)
-- Michael Chabon (Summerland)
-- John Connolly (The Book of Lost Things)
-- Jennifer Crusie, et al. (Santa, Baby)
D:Joe Dunthorne (Submarine)
-- Junot Díaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao)
-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (The Hound of the Baskervilles)
-- Mark Z. Danielewski (House of Leaves)
E:Bret Easton Ellis (The Rules of Attraction)
-- Ralph Ellison (Invisible Man)
F:
G:Philippa Gregory (The Other Boleyn Girl)
-- Jane Green (The Beach House)
-- John Grisham (Bleachers)
-- Gabriel García Márquez (Chronicle of a Death Foretold)
H:Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner; A Thousand Splendid Suns)
-- Nick Hornby (The Polysyllabic Spree)
I:John Irving (The Cider House Rules; My Movie Business: A Memoir)
J:Sabrina James (Secret Santa)
K:Jon Krakauer (Into Thin Air; Into the Wild; Under the Banner of Heaven)
L:Jhumpa Lahiri (The Namesake)
-- Will Lavender (Obedience)
M:Ian McEwan (Atonement)
-- Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men; The Road)
-- Toni Morrison (Sula)
N:
O:Barack Obama (The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream)
P:Tom Perrotta (The Abstinence Teacher)
-- Chuck Palahniuk (Choke)
-- Edgar Allan Poe (The Tell-Tale Heart & Other Writings)
-- Mario Puzo (The Godfather)
Q:
R:Julian Rubinstein (Ballad of the Whiskey Robber)
S:Jennifer Sturman (The Hunt)
-- Diane Setterfield (The Thirteenth Tale)
-- Jane Smiley (Ten Days in the Hills)
-- Johanna Spyri (Heidi)
-- John Steinbeck (Of Mice and Men; East of Eden)
-- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus)
-- Bram Stoker (Dracula)
-- Robert Louis Stevenson (Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde)
-- Abby Sher (Kissing Snowflakes)
-- Jean Shepherd (In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash)
T:Mark Twain (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
-- Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club)
U:
V:Jules Verne (Around the World in 80 Days)
W:Stephanie Wilder-Taylor (Naptime is the New Happy Hour)
-- Tobias Wolff (Old School)
-- Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
X:
Y:
Z:Markus Zusak (The Book Thief)


message 29: by Bill (new)

Bill I've conquered "X" - Alan Xenakis (Why Doesn't My Funny Bone Make Me Laugh?). Okay enough book, but I wouldn't rush out to find it, unless you really, really need to knock off "X".


message 30: by Bill (new)

Bill Q is for Alissa Quart (Branded - the buying and selling of teenagers)


message 31: by bjneary (new)

bjneary | 121 comments BJ final Author Challenge- because I finished!
BJ’s Author Challenge
A: Laurie Halse Anderson
B:Geraldine Brooks
C: Chris Crutcher
D:Sharon Draper
E: Janet Evanovich
F: Sharon Flake
G: Ernest Gaines
H: Khaled Hosseini
I: Kazuo Ishiguro
J: Angela Johnson
K: Ron Koertge
L: David Levithan
M:Walter Dean Myers
N: Donna Jo Napoli
O: Joyce Carol Oates
P: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Q: Ernesto Quinonez
R: Dana Reinhardt
S:Jerry Spinelli
T:Terry Trueman
U: John Updike
V:Paul Volponi
W:Ellen Witlinger
X: Yu Xiao
Y: Jane Yolen
Z. Markus Zusak



message 32: by Katie (last edited Nov 16, 2008 06:58PM) (new)

Katie (HockeyGoddess) | 79 comments I love a challenge, so I'm in too! These are authors I have read since Jan. 1, 2008:

A: Cecelia Ahern
B:
C:
D: Jeffery Deaver
E: Janet Evanovich
F:
G: Philippa Gregory
H: Kay Hooper
I:
J:
K:
L:
M: Stephenie Meyer, Christopher Moore
N:
O:
P: James Patterson
Q:
R:
S: Tom Savage
T:
U:
V:
W:
X:
Y:
Z:


message 33: by Jennifer (last edited Sep 22, 2008 09:35PM) (new)


message 34: by Cynthia (last edited Jul 28, 2008 07:54PM) (new)

Cynthia (PandoraPhoebesMom) I started keeping a list of what I was reading last year on my birthday August 11th but didn't keep track of dates so I'm not sure what the first book I read in 2008 was...so for me I will go from birthday to birthday if no one objects.

A - V.C. ANDREWS, ANITA AMIRREZVANI, DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, SARAH ADDISON ALLEN, POPPY ADAMS, CAROL ALT

B - GERALDINE BROOKS, VANORA BENNETT, GERRI BRIGHTWELL, TATIANA BONCOMPAGNI, JANELLE BROWN, LYNN BONASIA

C - LINWOOD CUSTALOW, KATIE CROUCH, MICHAEL CHABON, JAMES COLLINS

D - PAMELA DUNCAN, DIANE MOTT DAVIDSON, JUDE DEVERAUX, LAURA DAVE

E - KIM EDWARDS, HARRIET EVANS, CHRIS EWAN, JANET EVANOVICH, AMY HOLMAN EDELAMN, PAMELA EWEN

F - HELEN FIELDING, KAREN JOY FOWLER, JULIA FOX, EILEEN FAVORITE, BILL FOLMAN

G - DIANA GABALDON, EMILY GIFFIN, PHILIPPA GREGORY, DEEANNE GIST, S.G. GILMORE, REBECCA GREGSON, LAUREN GROFF

H - SHANNON HALE, ROBERT HICKS, JOANNE HARRIS, JEFFREY HANTOVER

I - KARL IAGNEMMA

J - SYRIE JAMES, A.J. JACOBS

K - SOPHIE KINSELLA, SUE MONK KIDD, ALISA KWITNEY

L - ALISON LARKIN, BILLIE LETTS

M - DONALD MCCAIG, SIMON MAWER, SUE MILLER, LOUISA MCCORMACK, JANET MULLANY, KATE MORTON, COLLEEN MCCULLOUGH

N - ELIZABETH NOBLE

O - SHARON OWENS, STEWART O'NAN

P - MARIE PHILLIPS, JANET PAISLEY

Q

R - LUANNE RICE, EVA RICE

S - ANITA SHREVE, NICHOLAS SPARKS, ANYA SETON, BEVERLY SWERLING, LEE SMITH, LORI SMITH, KELLY SIMMONS, OWEN SHEERS, DIANE SETTERFIELD, JON SPENCE, NOELLE SICKELS, MARK SARVAS

T - KATHLEEN TESSARO

U

V

W - JENNIFER WEINER, LAUREN WEISBERGER

X

Y

Z


message 35: by Patricia (last edited May 10, 2008 11:24AM) (new)

Patricia I'm doing the A-Z Title Challenge so I might as well try this one too.

A. Albom, Mitch - Tuesdays With Morrie
B.
C.
D. Dubus III, Andre - House of Sand and Fog
E.
F. Fielding, Joy - Whispers and Lies
G. Grisham, John - The Appeal
H.
I.
J.
K.
L. Lippman, Laura - What The Dead Know, Levin, Mark - Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover's Story of Love and Anguish
M.
N.
O. O'Farrell, Maggie - The Vanishing Act of Esmie Lennox
P. Piper, Don - Ninety Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Life and Death
Q.
R. Redfield, James - The Celestine Prophecy, Rudner, Rita - Tickled Pink
S. Sparks, Nicolas - The Choice
T.
U.
V.
W. Wright, Jason F. - Christmas Jars, Waller, Robert James - Snow Waltz in Cedar Bend
X.
Y.
Z.


message 36: by Celeste (new)

Celeste (CelesteLueck) | 7 comments Author A-Z Challenge
A: Addison Allen, Sarah-The Sugar Queen(5/21/08)
B: Bray, Libba-The Great and Terrible Beauty(1/17/08)
---Buckley, Michael-The Sisters Grimm-The Unusual Suspects(5/8/08)
C:
D:
E: Esquirel, Laura_Like Water for Chocolate(2/12/08)
F: Fergus, Jim-One Thousand White Women(1/9/08)
---Fulmer, David-Chasing the Devil's Tail(3/25/08)
---Forrester, Sandra-The Everyday Witch(6/27/08)
G: Gruen, Sara-Water for Elephants(6/4/08)
H: Hime, James-The Night of the Dance(2/28/08)
---Harris, Joanne-Runemarks(5/6/08)
I:
J: James, Eloise-Midnight Pleasures(2/15/08)
---Jonsberg, Barry-The Crimes and Punishments of Miss Payne(6/19/08)
K: Khoury, Raymond-The Last Templar(1/27/08)
---Kolosov, Jacqueline-The Red Queen's Daughter(3/10/08)
L: Lutz, Lisa-The Spellman Files(5/16/08)
---Laskas, Jeanne Marie-We Remember(6/7/08)
M: Meyers, Stephanie-Eclipse(1/4/08)
N;
O;
P: Pullman, Philip-The Sutble Knife(1/4/08)
---Peck, Richard-Her Lies the Librarian(1/27/08)
---Pullman, Philip-The Amber Spyglass(2/18/08)
---Pullman, Philip-The Shadow in the North(3/11/08)
---Paul, Donita K.-Dragonspell(4/6/08)
---Pullman, Philip-The Tiger in the Well(4/2/08)
---Patterson, James-Maximum Ride-The Angel Experimen)4/15/08)
---Phillips, Marie-Gods Behaving Badly(6/30/08)
---Philips, Susan Elizabeth-Lady be Good(7/15/08)
Q;
R: Raskins, Ellen-The Westing Game(3/11/08)
S: Silver, Martin-In Secret Service(5/5/08)
---Stoker, Bram-Dracula(6/19/08)
---Stout, Rex-Gambit(7/3/08)
---Staub, Wendy Corsi-Lily Dale Awakening(7/17/08)
T;
U;
V;
W: Wisdom, Linda Randall-Naughty and Nice(2/19/08)
---Wright, Jason-The Wednesday Letters(3/18/08)
---Wilder, Effie Leland-Out to Pasture(4/17/08)
X;
Y;
Z;




message 37: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Ashworth (hannahashworth) A. -Avi, (1)Crispin: The Cross of Lead, (2)Midnight Magic, (3)The Good Dog, (4)Don't You Know There's A War On?, (5)Nothing But the Truth, and (6)The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.
B. -Amy Berner, The Great Snape Debate
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H. -Shannon Hale, Princess Academy
I.
J.
K. -Cynthia Kadohata, Kira-Kira
L. -Lois Lowry, Number the Stars
-C. S. Lewis, The Magician's Nephew
-Madeline L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
M.
N.
O.
P.
Q.
R. -J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2nd time reading it
-Rick Riordan, the Percy Jackson and the Olympian Series (Books 1-3)
S. -Roland Smith, Cryptid Hunters
-Elizabeth George Speare, The Bronze Bow
-Zilpha Keatley Snider, The Egypt Game
-Justin Somper, Vampirates
T.
U.
V.
W. Scott Westerfield, The Uglies
X.
Y.
Z. Zohan Zivkovic, Steps Through the Mist

...Wow... I still got a long ways to go...


message 38: by Catamorandi (new)

Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) A - Atonement - Ian McEwan
B - Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote
C - Cat's Cradle- Kurt Vonnegut - finished
D - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - Philip K. Dick
E - The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe
F - The Fall of the House of Usher - Edgar Allan Poe
G - The Golden Notebook - Doris Lessing
H - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
I - In Watermelon Sugar - Richard Brautigan
J - Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte'
K - Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson
L - Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
M - Moby Dick - Herman Melville
N - Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
O - On Beauty - Zadie Smith
P - The Purloined Letter - Edgar Allan Poe
Q - The Quest for Christa T. - Christa Wolfe
R - A Room with a View - E.M. Forster
S - Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
T - Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller
U - The Unfortunate Traveller - Thomas Nashe
V - Vanity Fair - William Thackeray
W - The Well of Loneliness - Radclyffe Hall
X - X Out of Wonderland - David Allan Cates finished
Y - Youth - J. M. Coatzee
Z - Zeno's Conscience- Italo Svevo


Nophoto-f-25x33 I have changed my A-Z book title list to books that correspond to books included in 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die book. I have an author one ready too.

A - Aesopus - Aesop's Fables
B - Beckett, Samuel - Waiting for Godot
C - Carroll, Lewis - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
D - Dick, Phillip K. - A Scanner Darkly
E - Ellroy, James - The Black Dahlia
F - Faulkner, William - The Sound and the Fury
G - Golden, Arthur- The Memoirs of a Geisha
H - Hawthorne, Nathaniel - The House of Seven Gables
I - Ishiguro, Kazuo - Never Let Me Go
J - James, Henry - The Wings of a Dove
K - Kesey, Ken - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
L - Laurence, D. H. - Lady Chatterley's Lover
M - McEwan, Ian - Saturday
N - Nothomb, Amalie - Fear and Trembling
O - Oates, Joyce Carol - Blonde
P - Palahniuk, Chuck - Choke
Q - Queneau, Raymond - Exercises in Style
R - Rice, Anne - Interview with a Vampire
S - Salinger, J. D. - Catcher in the Rye
T - Thurber, James - The Thirteen Clocks
U - Updike, John - Rabbit at Rest
V - Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. - Breakfast of Champions
W - Wells, H. G. - The Invisible Man
X - Xu Xi - The Unwalled City
Y - Yourcanar, Marguerite - Memoirs of Hadrian
Z - Zamyatin, Yevgeny - We

Can anyone find an X author?


message 39: by Kathy (last edited May 14, 2008 07:29AM) (new)

Kathy (bookgoddess1969) | 391 comments I've been working on this too, for 2008. I will update periodically. So far this is how I've done:

A.
B.
C.
D. Duncan, Lois - Killing Mr. Griffin
E.
F. Fforde, Jasper - The Eyre Affair
G.
H. Hill, Joe - 20th Century Ghosts
I.
J.
K. King, Stephen - Duma Key
L. Lumley, Brian - Necroscope
M.
N.
O.
P. Picoult, Jodi - Change of Heart
Q.
R.
S. Smith, Scott - The Ruins
T.
U.
V.
W. Wilson, Grant & Hawes, Jason - Ghost Hunting
X.
Y.
Z.

I've got a ways to go. Good luck, everyone!




message 40: by Catamorandi (new)

Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) I found my X. Xu, Xi - The Unwalled City


message 41: by Catamorandi (new)

Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) I am sorry. It is just Xu Xi not Xu, Xi. I guess people could tell what I meant. I just wanted to clear it up for me.


message 42: by Carrie (last edited May 14, 2008 06:24AM) (new)

Carrie Here's my author challenge so far, I'm going through the alphabet in order as well.

A: Douglas Adams
B: Ray Bradbury
C: Douglas Coupland
D: Stephen R. Donaldson
E: Jeffrey Eugenides
F: Al Fanken
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message 43: by Catamorandi (new)

Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) I am now reading Northanger Abbey - A - Jane Austen. Directly after that I will read Waiting for Godot - B - Samuel Beckett.


message 44: by Catamorandi (new)

Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) In my author list, I have changed my P from Plath, Sylvia to Palahniuk, Chuck - Choke.


message 45: by Catamorandi (new)

Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) In my title list, I am changing my B from Bridge of Sighs to Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Copote. I am doing this because I never finished Bridge of Sighs.


message 46: by Catamorandi (new)

Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) In my title list, I am changing my E from Emma to The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe. I am doing this because I am having a terrible time with the drudgery of getting through Northanger Abbey and cannot read another Jane Austen novel for a long time.


message 47: by Catamorandi (new)

Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) In my author list, I am changing my A from Jane Austen - Northanger Abbey to Aesopus - Aesop's Fables. I just couldn't even force myself to read one more word of Northanger Abbey.


message 48: by Catamorandi (new)

Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) I just finished my B in my author list. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett. I loved it. The banter was hysterical. It is very well-written, and the characters are great. Five stars!!


message 49: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Tuell (booksloveme) got W....Kate White.


message 50: by Pinky_rocks (new)

Pinky_rocks ooh! this looks fun! I'll join too...even though I'm already late huh? nevermind. I'll make a list of books and come back later !


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