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message 1: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 230 comments Mod
This challenge is pretty self explanatory. Work your way through the alphabet and try to read a book for each letter. You can either choose titles, authors or some combination of both.


message 2: by Teri Pre (last edited Sep 21, 2014 08:11PM) (new)

Teri Pre | 455 comments Mod
I'm going to do both.

Titles:

A: Animal Farm by George Orwell
B: Blizzard of Glass by Sally M. Walker
C: (A) Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
D: (A)Dangerous Mourning by Anne Perry
E: (The) Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
F: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
G: Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission by Hampton Sides
H: Hope by Lori Copeland
I: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
J: Just Over the Mountain by Robyn Carr
K: Killing Custer by Margaret Coel
L: (The)Letter by Richard Paul Evans
M: My Story by Elizabeth Smart
N: Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
O: One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
P: Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
Q: Quentins by Maeve Binchy
R: Results Not Typical by Catherine Ryan Howard
S: (The) Sisters by Nancy Jensen
T: (The) Tattered Quilt by Wanda E. Brunstetter
U: Upstairs At the White House by J. B. West
V: (The) Vow by Kim Carpenter
W: When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson
X
Y
Z



Authors

A: Atkinson, Kate: One Good Turn
B: Brunstetter, Wanda A: The Tattered Quilt
C: Coel, Margaret: Buffalo Bill's Dead Now
D: De Mille, Nelson: The Quest
E: Evans, Richard Paul: The Letter
F: Frank, Dorthea Benton: The Last Original Wife
G: Gawande, Atul: Complications
H: Hannah, Kristin: Firefly Lane
I: Isles, Greg: Mortal Fear
J: Jensen, Nancy: The Sisters
K: Krakauer, Jon: Into the Wild
L: Lovelace, Maud Hart: Heaven to Betsy
M: Marra, Anthony: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
N: Northup, Solomon: Twelve Years a Slave
O: Orwell, George: Animal Farm
P: Perry, Anne: A Dangerous Mourning
Q
R: Rowell, Rainbow: Fangirl
S: Smart, Elizabeth: My Story
T: Thomas, Cullen: Brother One Cell: An American Coming of Age in South Korea's Prisons
U
V: VanLiere, Donna: Angels of Morgan Hill
W: Walker, Sally M.: Blizzard of Glass
X
Y: Yeager, Jeff: How to Retire the Cheapskate Way
Z: Zesch, Scott: The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier


message 3: by Kris (last edited Nov 23, 2014 05:55PM) (new)

Kris (krl781) I am going to do both as well. I had fun with this one in 2013. Got me out of my comfort zone. :)



Titles Completed - 27Oct2014
Authors Completed - 23Nov2014

Titles:

A - A Thousand Splendid Suns - Hosseini, Khaled - 1Jan2014
B - Bunny & Biscuits - Willig, Lauren - 16Feb2014
C - Candy Store - Andre, Bella - 10Sept2014
D - Days of Blood & Starlight - Taylor, Laini - 31Jan2014
E - Eyes of the Needle - Follett, Ken - 16Sep2014
F - Faithful Place - French, Tana - 20Jan2014
G - Gabriel's Redemption - Reynard, Sylvain - 20Feb2014
H - Heart of the Sea - Roberts, Nora - 6Mar2014
I - It's In His Kiss - Shalvis, Jill - 8Sep2014
J - Jewels of the Sun - Roberts, Nora - 19Feb2014
K - Kiss Me Like This - Andre, Bella - 14Sep2014
L - Life of Pi - Martel, Yann - 13Feb2014
M - Me Before You - Moyes, JoJo - 5Feb2014
N - Night Music - Moyes, JoJo - 10Aug2014
O - Outlander - Gabaldon, Diana - 11Jan2014
P - Prisoner of Heaven, The - Zafon, Carlos Ruiz - 21Mar2014
Q - Quid Pro Quo - Dillard, Dan - 10Sept2014
R - Reckless - Jordan, Skye - 23Sep2014
S - Sisterhood, The - Bryan, Helen - 11Feb2014
T - Tears of the Moon - Roberts, Nora - 5Mar2014
U - Unspoken - Byrne, Kerrigan - 26Jun2014
V - Villa Caramel - O'Leary, Suzanne - 7Oct2014
W - Wonder - Palacio, R.J. - 26Feb2014
X - Xibalba Murders, The - Hamilton, Lyn - 27Oct14
Y - Yesterday's News - Ingemarrson, Kajsa - 28Sep14
Z - Zero Control - Wilde, Lori - 9Oct2014



Authors:

A - Addison Allen, Sarah - Lost Lake - 26Aug2014
B - Bryan, Helen - The Sisterhood - 11Feb2014
C - Cahalan, Susannah - Brain on Fire - 30Sep2014
D - Diffenbaugh, Vanessa - The Language of Flowers - 22Jun2014
E - Evanovich, Janet - Top Secret Twenty One - 15Jul2014
F - French, Tana - Faithful Place - 20Jan2014
G - Gabaldon, Diana - Outlander - 11Jan2014
H - Hosseini, Khaled - A Thousand Splendid Suns - 1Jan2014
I - Ingemarsson, Kajsa - Yesterday's News - 28Sep14
J - Juba, Stacy - Sink or Swim - 8May2014
K - Kearsely, Susanna - Splendour Falls - 21Apr2014
L - Lafferty, Linda - The Bloodletter's Daughter - 4Sep2014
M - Moyes, JoJo - Me Before You - 5Feb2014
N - Novak, Brenda - When Lightning Strikes - 9Nov2014
O - O'Leary, Suzanne - Villa Caramel - 7Oct2014
P - Palacio, R.J. - Wonder - 26Feb2014
Q - Quinn, Paula - Laird of the Mist - 8Nov2014
R - Roberts, Nora - Jewels of the Sun - 19Feb2014
S - Suess, Dr. - Oh The Places You Will Go - 20Jan2014
T - Taylor, Laini - Days of Blood & Starlight - 31Jan2014
U - Unger, Lisa - In the Blood - 18Nov2014
V - Venetta, Dianne - Jennifer's Garden - 23Nov2014
W - Willig, Lauren - Bunny & Biscuits - 16Feb2014
X - Xander, Tiana - In A Stranger's Arms - 23Nov2014
Y - Young, Samantha - Echoes of Scotland Street - 11Nov2014
Z - Zafon, Carlos Ruiz - Prisoner of Heaven, The - 21Mar2014


message 4: by Jo-Ann (last edited Aug 21, 2014 03:09PM) (new)

Jo-Ann Murphy (ligtstar) | 3 comments At the moment, I will just shoot for titles

Titles:

A - Always a Cold Deck, by Robert Bruce Stewart; The Almond Tree, by Michelle Cohen Corasanti
B - Beatrice Munson, by Lorena Bathey; Blood Orchids (Lei Crime #1)by Toby Neal; The Bookmaker, by Chris Fraser; A Bride for Tom, by Ruth Ann Nordin
C - Calming Your Angry Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anger and Bring Peace to Your Life by Jeffrey Brantley; Castle Cay by Lee Hanson; A Charm of Powerful Trouble, by Robert Bruce Stewart; Cornered Coyote, by Dianne Harman; The Curtain - A Novel, by Patrick Ord
D - A Distant Melody, by Sarah Sundin; Dead Between the Lines, by Denise Swanson; Death Will Get You Sober, by Elizabeth Zelvin; Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, by Alexandra Fuller
E - Evan After, by Michael C. Grumley
F - Flapjack, by Daniel Ganninger; Follow the Stone, by John Locke; For Love of Livvy , by J.M. Griffin
G - The Great Gold Rush A Tale of the Klondike by W. H. P. (William Henry Pope) Jarvis
H – Hello Darlin': Tall (and Absolutely True) Tales About My Life by Larry Hagman, Todd Gold; How to get out of this world alive by Alain Forget
I - Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Linda Brent; It Happened in Wisconsin by Ken Moraff
J - The Jungle , by Upton Sinclair
K - Kalorama Shakedown by Robert Bruce Stewart
L - Lady Justice and the Vet by Robert Thornhill; The Lake of Dreams , by Kim Edwards; Louisiana Longshot , by Jana Deleon
M - The Martians Are Coming!: The True Story of Orson Welles' 1938 Panic Broadcast by Alan Gallop; Mission to Berlin: The American Airmen Who Struck the Heart of Hitler's Reich by Robert F. Dorr; Mud Creek Medicine: The Life of Eula Hall and the Fight for Appalachia by Kiran Bhatraju; More Verde Valley Lore by Robert Mason
N - Noble Beginnings, by L.T. Ryan
O - Olivia, Mourning , by Yael Politis; Open Minds, by Susan Kaye Quinn
P - The Pinecone: The Story of Sarah Losh, Forgotten Romantic Heroine--Antiquarian, Architect, and Visionary by Jenny Uglow; Pollyanna Grows Up , by Eleanor H. Porter; Partners, by Mimi Barbour; Promise Keeper by Mary Fremont Schoenecker
Q - The Quest for Juice, by Jonathan-David Jackson
R - Roll The Dice by Mimi Barbour; Roses Will Bloom Again by Lori Copeland; Ruby: A Novel, by Cynthia Bond
S - The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind
by Barbara Strauch; Situation Maid: From Cotton Picker to Presidential Cook, the True Story of Lillie Nelson (African American Biographies)by Stacy Nix; Summer of Firefly Memories, by Joan Gable; Show Business, by Shashi Tharoor; Small Town Unwound: A Dr Delta Grayson Novel by Kim Karter; Spartan Gold (Fargo Adventure #1)by Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood; The Spirit Keepers, by J. K. Winn; Starting Now, by Debbie Macomber; Sweet Water, by Christina Baker Kline
T - Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich; Touching the Clouds, by Bonnie Leon; Trip in the Dark: It Began with the Kennedy Assassination, by Kaaran Thomas; To Catch a Bad Guy, by Marie Astor; Top Secret Twenty-One , by Janet Evanovich

U - The Ugly Daughter: A Memoir by Julia Legian
V - A View from Vermont: Everyday Life in America by Helen Husher; The Viking Funeral (Shane Scully #2)by Stephen J. Cannell
W - The Way the World Is, by Yael Politis, Wild Irish Ride by Jennifer Saints
X -
Y - You & Your Dodoisms, by Vivek Rajan Vivek
Z - Zahra's Paradise, by Amir



Authors:

A - Amir (Zahra's Paradise); Astor, Marie (To Catch a Bad Guy)
B – Barbour, Mimi (Partners, Roll The Dice); Bathey, Lorena (Beatrice Munson); Brent, Linda (Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl )
C - Cannell, Stephen J. (The Viking Funeral [Shane Scully #2]); Corasanti, Michelle Cohen (The Almond Tree); Cussler, Clive (Spartan Gold)
D - Deleon, Jana (Louisiana Longshot); Dorr, Robert F. (Mission to Berlin: The American Airmen Who Struck the Heart of Hitler's Reich)
E - Edwards, Kim (The Lake of Dreams); Evanovich, Janet (Takedown Twenty)
F - Forget, Alain (How to get out of this world alive); Fraser, Chris (The Bookmaker); Fuller, Alexandra (Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight)
G - Ganninger, Daniel (Flapjack); Gold, Todd & Larry Hagman (Hello Darlin': Tall (and Absolutely True) Tales About My Life; Griffin, J.M. (For Love of Livvy)
H - Husher, Helen (A View from Vermont: Everyday Life in America); Hagman, Larry & Todd Gold (Hello Darlin': Tall (and Absolutely True) Tales About My Life); Hanson, Lee(Castle Cay); Harman, Dianne (Cornered Coyote)
I -
J - Jackson, Jonathan-David (The Quest for Juice);Jarvis, W. H. P. (William Henry Pope)(The Great Gold Rush A Tale of the Klondike)
K - Karter, Kim (Small Town Unwound: A Dr Delta Grayson Novel); Kline, Christina Baker (Sweet Water)
L - Legian, Julia (The Ugly Daughter: A Memoir); Locke,John (Follow the Stone)
M - Macomber Debbie (Starting Now); Mason, Robert (More Verde Valley Lore); Moraff, Ken (It Happened in Wisconsin)
N - Neal, Toby (Blood Orchids [Lei Crime #1]); Nix, Stacy (Situation Maid: From Cotton Picker to Presidential Cook, the True Story of Lillie Nelson [African American Biographies]); Nordin, Ruth Ann (A Bride for Tom)
O - Ord, Patrick (The Curtain - A Novel)
P - Politis, Yael (Olivia, Mourning, The Way the World Is); Porter, Eleanor H. (Pollyanna Grows Up)
Q - Quinn, Susan Kaye (Open Minds)
R - Ryan, L.T. (Noble Beginnings)
S – Stewart, Robert Bruce (Always a Cold Deck, Kalorama Shakedown, A Charm of Powerful Trouble); Sundin, Sarah (A Distant Melody); Swanson, Denise(Dead Between the Lines); Sinclair, Upton (The Jungle)
T – Thornhill, Robert (Lady Justice and the Vet); Thomas, Kaaran (Trip in the Dark: It Began with the Kennedy Assassination)
U - Uglow, Jenny (The Pinecone)
V - Vivek, Vivek Rajan (You & Your Dodoisms)
W - Winn, J. K. (The Spirit Keepers)
X -
Y -
Z - Zelvin, Elizabeth (Death Will Get You Sober)


message 5: by Dottie (last edited Aug 10, 2014 05:43PM) (new)

Dottie Legatos | 33 comments This year I'll fill in as I go rather than choose the titles first. I never finished 2013 that way, probably because of too many recommendations and new releases during the year.
Titles:

A. Angel's Peak by Robin Carr
B. Bullseye by David Baldacci
C. The Chase by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
D. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
E. Evening Stars by Susan Mallery
F. For All Time by Jude Deveraux
G. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
H. Homecoming Ranch by Julia London
I.The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
J.
K.Killer by Jonathan Kellerman
L.Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
M.Missing You by Harlan Coben
N. No Choice But Seduction by Johanna Lindsey
O. Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick
P.The Peculiar Case of Lord Finsbury's Diamonds by Stephanie Laurens
Q.
R. Return To Homecoming Ranch by Julia London
S. Switchblade by Michael Connelly
T. The Trouble With Honor by Julia London
U. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson
V. Vixen in Velvet by Loretta Chase
W. What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries
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Y.
Z.


message 6: by Sue (last edited Jan 19, 2014 11:10AM) (new)

Sue | 6 comments I would like to try both.

TITLES:

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAYS BY D.D. SCOTT
I
J
K
L
MINT JULEPS AND JUSTICE BY NANCY NAIGLE
N
O
P
Q
RUNNING THE RED LIGHT BY KELSEY BROWNING
S
THE GREAT JACKALOPE STAMPEDE BY ANN CHARLES
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

AUTHORS:

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
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U
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message 7: by Beth (last edited May 20, 2014 04:55AM) (new)

Beth Mistretta (bethreadsalot) | 2 comments Titles:

A Lion Called Christian - John Rendall
Brooklyn - Colm Toibin
Carry Me Home - Sandra Kring
Dinner,The - Herman Koch
Eleanor and Park - Rainbow Rowell
Farewell to the East End - Jennifer Worth
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
Invention of Wings,The - Sue Monk Kidd
J
Killing Room, The - Richard Montanari
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
Making the Rounds With Oscar - David Dosa M.D.
NYPD Red 2 - James Patterson/Marshall Karp
Orphan Train - Christina Baker Kline
P
Q
Rosie Project, The - Graeme Simsion
Secrets She Left Behind, Diane Chamberlain
T
Unlikely Pilgrimage of Howard Fry, The - Rachel Joyce
V
Whistling Past the Graveyard - Susan Crandall
X
Y
Zookeeper's Wife, The - Diane Ackerman



Authors

Addison-Allen, Sarah - Lost Lake
Balston, Ronald - One We Were Brothers
Chamberlain, Diane - Before the Storm, Secrets She Left Behind
Dosa, David - Making the Rounds With Oscar
Evans, Sian - Life Below the Stairs
Flagg, Fannie - A Redbird Christmas
G
Hannah, Kristin - Between Sisters
I
Johnson, Deborah - The Secret of Magic
Kline, Christina Baker - Orphan Train
Lehane, Dennis - The Given Day
Montanari, Richard - The Stolen Ones
N
O
Patterson, James - NYPD Red 2
Quick, Matthew - The Good Luck of Right Now
Riggs, Ransom - Hollow City
Simsion, Graeme - The Rosie Project
Toibin, Colm - Brooklyn
U
V
Worth, Jennifer - Call the Midwife
X
Y
Z


message 8: by Heather (last edited May 03, 2014 03:29AM) (new)

Heather | 72 comments I've carried the unread books over from last year, and chosen new ones for the letters I read. I find this challenge helps me remember to read some long forgotten books in my TBR pile, so I'll try for both:
Titles:
A ~ The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker
B ~ Before I Go To Sleep - SJ Watson 
C ~ Cold Courage - Pekka Hiltunin (finished 23/1/14)
D ~ Doctor Sleep - Stephen King (finished 10/2/14)
E ~ The End of Your Life Book Club - Will Schwalbe
F ~ Fall of Giants - Ken Follett
G ~ Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
H ~ Hunted - Kevin Hearne (finished 1/3/14)
I ~ The Innocent - David Baldacci
J ~ Judgement in Death - JD Robb (finished 29/3/14)
K ~ The Killing Hour - Lisa Gardner (finished 23/4/14)
L ~ Lost Light - Michael Connelly (finished 3/5/14)
M ~ March into Hell - MP McDonald
N ~ The Naming of the Dead - Ian Rankin
O ~ One Grave at a Time - Jeaniene Frost
P ~ A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
Q ~ The Quarry - Iain Banks
R ~ Revenge of the Tide ~ Elizabeth Haynes
S ~ She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb
T ~ A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini 
U ~ Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand
V ~ Vigilante - Kerry Wilkinson
W ~ Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green and David Levithan
X ~ Xenocide - Orsen Scott Card
Y ~ You Belong to me - Karen Rose
Z ~ 

Authors:
A: Dead Radiance - TG Ayer
B: The Innocent - David Baldacci 
C: City of Bones - Michael Connelly (finished 18/4/14)
D: The Maze Runner - James Dashner
E: Finger Lickin' Fifteen - Janet Evanovich (finished 5/1/14)
F: One Grave at a Time - Jeaniene Frost
G: The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith (finished 9/2/14)
H: Hunted - Kevin Hearne (finished 1/3/14)
I: A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
J: Grievous Angel - Quintin Jardine
K: Doctor Sleep - Stephen King (finished 10/2/14)
L: She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb
M: Don't want to miss a thing - Jill Mansell
N: More than This - Patrick Ness (finished 23/3/14)
O: Hybrid - Brian O'Grady
P: Night Film - Marisha Pessl (finished 26/1/14)
Q: Glass Geishas - Susanna Quinn
R: You Belong to me - Karen Rose
S: The End of your Life Book Club - Will Schwalbe
T: The Read Aloud Handbook - Jim Trelease
U: 
V: Loki - Mike Vasich
W: Vigilante - Kerry Wilkinson
X: Sky Burial - Xinran
Y: Scorched Skies - Samantha Young
Z: The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak


message 9: by Jennifer (last edited Sep 22, 2014 12:57PM) (new)

Jennifer | 31 comments Mod
I'm going to do titles again this year.
*February 2014...I've decided I'm going to try authors too*

TITLES:
A: Allegiant, Veronica Roth - Complete 1/16/14
B: Beyond Tuesday Morning, Karen Kingsbury - Complete 1/12/14
C: Charlotte's Web, E.B. White - Complete 3/13/14
D: Darkest Fear, Harlan Coben - Complete 1/3/14
E: Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell - Complete 1/18/14
F: Firefly Lane, Kristin Hannah - Complete 3/20/14
G: The Good Dream, Donna VanLiere - Complete 2/11/14
H: High Heat, Lee Child - Complete 3/8/14
I: Insurgent, Veronica Roth - Complete 1/12/14
J: Just One Look, Harlan Coben - Complete 3/5/14
K: King and Maxwell, David Baldacci - Complete 1/7/14
L: Long Lost, Harlan Coben - Complete 1/22/14
M: Missing You, Harlan Coben - Complete 4/12/14
N: Never Too Late, Robyn Carr - Complete 2/15/14
O: One for the Money, Janet Evanovich - Complete 7/15/14
P: Promise Me, Harlan Coben - Complete 1/20/14
Q:
R: The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion - Complete 1/25/14
S: The Sixth Man, David Baldacci - Complete 1/3/14
T: The Transfer, Veronica Roth - Complete 1/21/14
U:
V:
W: Winter Garden, Kristen Hannah - Complete 1/2/14
X:
Y:
Z: Zac and Mia, A.J. Betts - Complete 8/23/14

AUTHORS:
A: Allen, Sarah Addison - Lost Lake
B: Baldacci, David - King & Maxwell
C: Coben, Harlen - Darkest Fear
D: Diffenbaugh, Vanessa - The Language of Flowers
E: Evanovich, Janet - One for the Money
F: Flagg, Fannie - Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
G: Gerritsen, Tess - Presumed Guilty
H: Hannah, Kristin - Winter Garden
I:
J: Jackson, Lisa - Left to Die
K: Kingsbury, Karen - Beyond Tuesday Morning
L: Layne, Lauren - Broken
M: March, Emily - Angel's Rest
N:
O:
P: Palacio, R.J. - The Julian Chapter
Q:
R: Rowell, Rainbow - Eleanor & Park
S: Simsion, Graeme - The Rosie Project
T: Tartt, Donna - The Goldfinch
U:
V: VanLiere, Donna - The Good Dream
W: White, E.B. - Charlotte's Web
X:
Y:
Z:


message 10: by Kara (last edited Jun 28, 2014 07:40PM) (new)

Kara | 2 comments Just titles for me:

A- A Death Struck year, Makiia Lucier
B-Broken, CJ Lyons
C-Children of the Underground, Trevor Shane
D-Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor
E-Everneath, Brodi Ashton
F-Flesh and Bone, Johnathan Maberry
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H
I- The Iron King, Julie Kagawa
J
K
L
M-Monument 14, Emmy Layborne
N-Notorious Nineteen, Janet Evanovich
O
P-Paper Towns, John Green
Q
R
S-Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi
T-Trial by Fire, Jennifer Lynne Barnes
U-Up from the Grave, Jeaniene Frost
V
W-Where She went, Gayle Forman
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Z


message 11: by Kathryn (last edited Nov 23, 2014 08:06PM) (new)

Kathryn (an80slady6886) | 43 comments Titles:

A - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein 5/6/14
B - The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard by Stephen Jimenez 9/21/14
C - Christmas on Chestnut Street by Nancy Thayer
D - Dreamweaver Trail by Emily March 5/13/14
E - 8-Bit Christmas by Kevin Jakubowski 1/3/14
F - 44 Cranberry Point by Debbie Macomber 5/2/14
G - Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam by Sumbul Ali-Karamali 7/18/14
H - Hidden Summit by Robin Carr 1/20/14
I - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd 3/5/14
J - Jesus Freaks: A True Story of Murder and Madness on the Evangelical Edge by Don Lattin 2/1/14
K
L - Learn Me Gooder by John Pearson 1/26/14
M - My Life As A Traitor by Zarah Gharamani 5/5/14
N - Now I See You by Nicole C. Kear 7/9/14
O
P - Paradise Valley by Rosanne Bittner 8/4/14
Q
R - Redwood Bend by Robyn Carr 4/20/14
S - 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber 1/8/14
T - 204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber 2/10/14
U - The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg 8/20/14
V
Wind Chime Point by Sherryl Woods9/30/14
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Authors

A - Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam by Sumbul Ali-Karamali
B - Paradise Valley by Rosanne Bittner 8/4/14
C - Hidden Summit by Robyn Carr 1/20/14
D - Liberty Hall by Lois Fate Dyer (Hearts Divided)6/3/14
E - Summerland by Elin Hildebrand 4/6/14
F - As Close As Sisters by Colleen Faulkner
G -The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
H - SH*T My Dad Says by Justin Halpern 4/23/14
I
J - 8-Bit Christmas by Kevin Jakubowski 1/3/14
K - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd 3/5/14
L - Jesus Freaks: A True Story of Murder and Madness on the Evangelical Edge by Don Lattin 2/1/14
M - Sixteen Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber 1/8/14
N - Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup4/14/14
O
P - Learn Me Gooder by John Pearson 1/26/14
Q
R - Finding Zoey: A Deaf Woman's Story of Identity, Love and Adoption by Brandi Rarus 10/23/14
S - Look Again by Lisa Scottoline 3/15/14
T - A Season to Remember by Carson Tinker 5/7/14
U
V
W - Sand Castle Bay by Sherryl Woods 6/12/14
X
Y
Z - My Life As A Traitor by Zarah Gharamani 5/5/14


message 12: by Ruth (last edited Feb 02, 2014 05:04PM) (new)

Ruth (ruthie1) | 24 comments Both...:)

TITLES:

A
B Black Jasmine by Toby Neal...Feb. 1, 2014
C
D
E
F. Foul Play by Janet Evanovich...January 1, 2014
G
H. The Heist by Janet Evanovich..Jan.2014
I In the Blood by Steve Robinson..Feb.2, 2014
J
K
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M. Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food by Lysa TerKeurst..Jan. 2014
N
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P
Q
R The Reluctant Prophet by Nancy Rue..Jan.2014
S The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert..Jan 2014
T. Trickster's Point by William Kent Krueger...January 3, 2013
U
V
W. The Walking Dead, Vol. 5: The Best Defense by Robert Kirkman...Jan.2014
X
Y
Z

AUTHORS:

A
B
C
D
E. Evanovich, Janet...Foul Play...January 1, 2014
F
G. Green, John...The Fault in Our Stars...January 5, 2014
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K. Krueger, William Kent...Trickster's Point ...January 3, 2013
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N. Neal, Toby Black Jasmine...Feb. 1, 2014
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R. Robinson, Steve...In the Blood ..Feb.2, 2014
S
T. TerKuerst, Lysa...Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food ..Jan. 2014
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W
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Y
Z


message 13: by Leslie (last edited Oct 26, 2014 02:15PM) (new)

Leslie I'm going to try titles
A.A Long Time Goneby Karen White
B.The Blackout by Stephanie Erickson
C.Calling Me Homeby Julie Kibler
D.Destiny Awaits by Suzanne Elizabeth
E.
F.Forever His a time travel romance by Shelley Thacker
G.The Ghost Next Door by Ginny Baird
H.
I. An Imperfect Witch by Debora Geary
J.Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
K.
L.Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
M.A Matter of Time by Terri Brisbin
N.
O.
P.The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro
Q.
R.The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
S.Stupid Cupid by Lisa Crane
T.Tender Heart by Gwen Cleary
U.The Undead Next Door by Kerrelyn Sparks
V.The Valley of Horses by Jean Auel
W.The Way to Yesterday by Sharon Sala
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Y.Yesterday's Promise by Teresa George
Z.The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman


message 14: by Leona (last edited Dec 28, 2014 07:00PM) (new)

Leona (leonag) | 4 comments I'm going to try titles.
A. Across the Creek by Jeremy Asher
B. The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury
C. The Chance by Karen Kingsbury
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F. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
G. Good Guys Love Dogs by Inglath Cooper
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I. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
J. Jane Austen Girl by Inglath Cooper
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L. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
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N. Notes to Self by Avery Sawyer
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S. The Shack by William P. Young
T. Truths and Roses by Inglath Cooper
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W. Where She Went by Gayle Forman
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Y. Young Love Lost by Doug Burris
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message 15: by Landpomeranze (last edited Jan 02, 2014 12:56AM) (new)

Landpomeranze | 5 comments Last year was my first "challenge year". I liked it and I'll do it again. Since I am German I'll aim for two:

A-Z (Titles, english)

A. Apocalypse Z by Manel Loureiro (http://tiny.cc/zlx18w)

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A. Asylon by Thomal Elbel http://tiny.cc/8px18w
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message 16: by Danya (last edited Jan 05, 2015 12:46PM) (new)

Danya (bowsrain) | 4 comments UPDATE: 18/26 on both challenges, very funny! I haven't managed to complete either of the challenges, and even did worse on the titles challenge this year than I did last year, oh well...
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Last year I read 21/26 so this year I'm hoping I'll manage to complete this challenge.

TITLES 18/26

A - Anna and the French Kiss
B - Bašta sljezove boje
C - The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden
D - Divergent
E - Essence
F - Free to Fall
G - Glass Girl
H - How To Say Goodbye In Robot
I - Ignite
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L - Little White Lies
M - Minders
N - Nantucket Blue
O - On the Fence
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Q - Q & A
R - Reality Boy
S - Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
T - The Truth About Alice
U
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W - Wanderlove
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Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) by Stephanie Perkins Bašta sljezove boje by Branko Ćopić The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence, #1) by Jessica Sorensen Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth Essence by Lisa Ann O'Kane Free to Fall by Lauren Miller Glass Girl by Laura Anderson Kurk How To Say Goodbye In Robot by Natalie Standiford Ignite (Ignite, #1) by Lily Paradis Little White Lies by Katie Dale Minders by Michele Jaffe Nantucket Blue (Nantucket, #1) by Leila Howland On the Fence by Kasie West Q & A by Vikas Swarup Reality Boy by A.S. King Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, #1) by Ann Brashares The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

AUTHORS 18/26

A - Frank W. Abagnale
B - Ann Brashares
C - Andrea Colt
D - Katie Dale
E - Elizabeth Eulberg
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G - John Green
H - Kirsten Hubbard
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J - Michele Jaffe
K - A.S. King
L - Jennifer Longo
M - Lauren Miller
N - Bethany Neal
O - Lisa Ann O'Kane
P - Julie Anne Peters
Q
R - Veronica Roth
S - Jessica Shirvington
T - K.A. Tucker
U
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W - Kasie West
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message 17: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 230 comments Mod
Danya- How did you like Q&A? I listened to the audible of that one last year and loved it!


message 18: by Danya (new)

Danya (bowsrain) | 4 comments Jessica wrote: "Danya- How did you like Q&A? I listened to the audible of that one last year and loved it!"
I've seen the movie when it came out years ago and loved it, but I've only recently decided to read the book - I loved it. :) The movie was made to be dramatic though.


message 19: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 230 comments Mod
Anna wrote: "Jessica wrote: "This challenge is pretty self explanatory. Work your way through the alphabet and try to read a book for each letter. You can either choose titles, authors or some combination of ..."

My original thought about the combo was that you can do a mix of authors and titles. Not necessary 26 authors and 26 titles. Some people are just way more ambitious than I am, lol!


message 20: by Miriam (last edited Jun 28, 2014 07:46PM) (new)

Miriam Giles | 12 comments I'm going to try Titles

A ~ Annie's Child ~ Elda Minger
B ~ Baby Birds: Smart Kids Count ~ G. Gallon
C ~ Children's Ebook: Mr Consequences Says "No" to Strangers (Kids Safely Series Book
2 Clever Picture Book/Bedtime Story about making good Choices ~ Sally Huss
D ~ Diesel the Shelter Pup: A True Story about the Adoption of a Shelter Puppy ~
Lisa Brown
E ~ Equality A Dream Made Reality ~ Jeana Banks
F ~ Flirting with Temptation ~ Janae Marie
G ~ Grandma Bubbles Books for new readers, Let's Read ~ Marianne McKnight
H ~ How to Crochet: Beginner Girde ~ Sue Clarke
I ~ I Love You ~ Rupert Grubber
J ~ Jessica: A Short Story ~ Christine Sutton
K ~ Karma Burns ~ Alexis Brown
L ~ Left Neglected ~ Lisa Genova
M ~ Malcolm X and Martin Luther King: A Very Brief History ~ Mark Black
N ~ Noah ~ Ifeanyi Esimai
O ~ Our Hair ~ Leslie DuBois
P ~ Paulie Listens to Mommy ~ Chi Chi Martin
Q ~ Queen Bella Finds a Best Friend ~ Lisl Fair
R ~ The Roots in my Family Tree ~ Niki Alling
S ~ Santa's Little Friend ~ MK Grassi
T ~ The Color of Lies ~ Perri Forrest
U ~ The Ugly Duckling ~ Hans Christian Andersen
V ~ Victoria Rose and the Big Bad Noise ~ Stacy Juba
W ~ Who's Your Daddy? Discover the God that Jesus Reveals. ~ Paul Ellis
X ~ Malcolm X and Martin Luther King a Very Brief History ~ Mark Black
Y ~ You Make Me Proud ~ Umesh Shukla
Z ~ Zoo Visit Mix Up ~ W.W. Wright

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message 21: by Heather (Heatso) (last edited Dec 24, 2014 11:03PM) (new)

Heather (Heatso) (hyperweather) | 3 comments Didn't do so well last year, but want to try again this year.

14/26

Titles:
A - Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz Completed 2/10
B - Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs Completed 4/27
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D - Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris Completed 1/22
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F - Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks Completed 5/19
G - Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
H Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling Completed 12/21
I - Insurgent by Veronica Roth Completed 3/9
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L - Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris Completed 2/13
M - Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
N - The Next Always by Nora Roberts
O - One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva Completed 8/17
P - Pivot Point by Kasie West
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R - Repossessed by Chris Roberson Completed 10/18
S - Seriously... I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres Completed 1/28
T - The Thousand-Dollar Tn Line by Rob Thomas Completed 5/3
U - uVampire by Chris Roberson Completed 9/20
V - Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
W - When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris Completed 1/26
X
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Z - Zom-B by Darren Shan Completed 10/18

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4) by Patricia Briggs Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva Repossessed (iZombie #4) by Chris Roberson Seriously... I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1) by Rob Thomas uVampire (iZombie #2) by Chris Roberson When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris Zom-B (Zom-B, #1) by Darren Shan


message 22: by Miriam (new)

Miriam Giles | 12 comments This is Miriam, I have updated my books.


message 23: by Miriam (new)

Miriam Giles | 12 comments Ha Teri, I've updated my books. I have one more two read too complete it's (x), hard to find a book that begins with this letter. It's still early I can still complete the Authors.


message 24: by Teri Pre (new)

Teri Pre | 455 comments Mod
X is really hard. If you want, you can use a book with X in the title.


message 25: by Miriam (new)

Miriam Giles | 12 comments I'm sending another update.


message 26: by Amy "the book-bat" (last edited Dec 03, 2014 10:41PM) (new)

Amy "the book-bat" (batkisses) I am working on titles and authors, adding as I work on other challenges.

Titles:
A American Vampire (graphic novel) by Scott Snyder & Stephen King
B Bloody Business by H. Paul Jeffers
C Christmas Scrapbook, The by Phillip Gulley
D Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
E Elvis and the Dearly Departed by Peggy Webb
F Fried Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flagg
G Garden of Beasts by Jeffery Deaver
H Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
I Images of America: Meigs County by Ivan Tribe and Jordan Pickens
J Jessica and the Wolf by Ted Lobby
K K is for Kissing a Cool Kangaroo by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
L Look at the Birdie by Kurt Vonnegut
M Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
N The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
O Ohio Curiosities by Sandra Gurvis
P Puppy Party by Jane O'Connor
Q The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood
R Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
S Strange Brew (anthology) Edited by P.N. Elrod
T Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich
U Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
V Vienna Nocturne by Vivien Shotwell
W We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
X Xander's Panda Party by Linda Sue Park
Y You can do it, Sam by Amy Hest
Z Zathura movie story book


Authors:

A Aliki - My Visit to the Dinosaurs
B Braun, Lilian Jackson - Short and Tall Tales
C Waverly Curtis - The Big Chihuahua
D Daphne du Maurier - Rebecca
E Janet Evanovich - Takedown Twenty
F Fannie Flagg - Fried Green Tomatoes
G Phillip Gulley - The Christmas Scrapbook
H Horan, Nancy - Under the Wide and Starry Sky
I Isaacs, Anne - Swamp Angel
J H. Paul Jeffers - Bloody Business
K Stephen King - American Vampire #1 (graphic novel)
L Jeff Lindsay - Darkly Dreaming Dexter
M Norman Mailer - Executioner's Song
N Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - Shiloh
O O'Connor, Jane - Puppy Party
P Michael Palmer - Silent Treatment
Q Quackenbush, Robert - Surfboard to Peril
R Ruelle, Karen - Easter Egg Disaster
S Scott Snyder - American Vampire #1 (graphic novel)
T Tribe, Ivan - Images of America: Meigs County
U Underwood, Deborah - The Quiet Book
V Vonnegut, Kurt - Look at the Birdie
W Peggy Webb - Elvis and the Dearly Departed
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Y Yankovic, Weird Al - When I Grow Up
Z Zevin, Gabrielle - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry


message 27: by Heather (new)

Heather (heatherbee583) | 1 comments I'm just getting back into the swing of things. I haven't read much in the last couple of years so I'm going to challenge myself. I'm going to do a combination of titles and authors, but only one alphabet. I don't think I could read 52 books by the end of the year!!!

A- Allegiant, Veronica Roth
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D- Divergent, Veronica Roth
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I- Insurgent, Veronica Roth
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S- Stephen King, 11/22/63
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message 28: by Miriam (new)

Miriam Giles | 12 comments Hi Teri is it to late to start the Author books, I've been reading other books and decided to go ahead and do the authors.


message 29: by Kris (new)

Kris (krl781) Managed to get through both titles and authors this year as of 11/23/14. I will probably go back to either/or next year. Too much pressure for me. :)


message 30: by Teri Pre (new)

Teri Pre | 455 comments Mod
:) Krista, I just like to see how many I can get. Usually by June I realize that I've forgotten to list my books then I play catch up.

And I've totally given up on certain letters (X and Z come to mind). If I come across one that's something I like I'll read it but I'm not going out of my way to find one!


Amy "the book-bat" (batkisses) Teri Pre wrote: ":) Krista, I just like to see how many I can get. Usually by June I realize that I've forgotten to list my books then I play catch up.

And I've totally given up on certain letters (X and Z com..."


I raided the library's children's area to fill in the gaps. I found an "X" author and requested a book... "X" authors can be found if you look for Chinese authors.


message 32: by Teri Pre (new)

Teri Pre | 455 comments Mod
Great idea Amy!


Amy "the book-bat" (batkisses) Teri Pre wrote: "Great idea Amy!"

I just started Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian, which was a Nobel Prize winner. 10 pages in and so far it is pretty good, the descriptions are poetic and vibrant. I hope that continues throughout the book.


message 34: by Teri Pre (last edited Jan 02, 2015 05:41AM) (new)

Teri Pre | 455 comments Mod
Yeah, that stupid X author. I didn't get Q or U either. I tried Lisa Unger but wasn't crazy about the one I read. And no Q authors at all. As for Titles. Same problem. No X, Y or Z.


Amy "the book-bat" (batkisses) I got halfway through an "X" author but ran out of time before I could finish... are we doing A to Z for 2015? If so, I have a good start for "X"...LOL


message 36: by Teri Pre (new)

Teri Pre | 455 comments Mod
I'm not sure. Jessica is in charge of most of the challenges. I do the year long one along with the Weird Question of the Week.


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