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message 1: by Kadijah Michelle (last edited Dec 11, 2016 04:06PM) (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments A TO Z CHALLENGE -- CHARACTER EDITION
Duration: January 1, through December 31, 2016.

Playing off of our I-Spy “Book Title” edition, we are introducing the A to Z Challenge “Character Edition.” Read a book with a character to fit for each letter of the alphabet. You can use the first letters of character’s first or last name. You may only use one character per book, and you may use memoirs/biographies/autobiographies for this challenge.
Read a book for example, see below:

A: Anne Frank from The Diary of a Young Girl
B: Rhett Butler from Gone with the Wind
C: Behemoth the Cat from The Master and Margarita
D: Dean Moriarty from On the Road
E: Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre
just in case
U: Unknown (narrator) from The War of the Worlds
and so on and so forth...

message 2: by Kadijah Michelle (last edited Dec 27, 2016 04:31PM) (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments How to Participate

1. Post here telling the challenge leader that you'd like to join the challenge. You can choose your books for the challenge at the beginning, or add them as you go. You can join a challenge at any time, as long as the challenge is still active.

2. Whenever you finish a book for the challenge, post here and let the challenge leader know so they can update your progress.

Some members choose to update their original post with their progress to keep track of their challenge more easily, but make sure to also post a new message so the challenge leader knows to go look at your original post. You can look at how other members report their progress to find a strategy that works well for you.

For more information about how challenges work, check out This Thread or ask your challenge leader.


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Alison 5/26
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message 3: by Laurie (last edited Oct 30, 2016 09:25AM) (new)

Laurie Interesting variation on the A-Z. I am in.

26/26 complete

A Abigail from The Keepers of the House
B Bigger Thomas from Native Son
C Christopher Christopherson from Anna Christie
D Death from My Name is Red
E Esteban Trueba from The House of the Spirits
F Fanny Price from Mansfield Park
G Gregor Samsa from The Metamorphosis
H Heidi from Heidi
I Irene from The Forsyte Saga
J Jim Burden from My Ántonia
K Kula from Radiance of Tomorrow
L Lennie Small from Of Mice and Men
M Mustafa ibn Muhammad from The Moor's Account
N Neil Cotton from I Capture the Castle
O Ove from A Man Called Ove
P Puck from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Q Queequeg from Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
R Richard from Bleak House
S Simon Gillayley from The Bone People
T Theodore Morde from Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure
U Ugwu from Half of a Yellow Sun
V Valeria from Lolita
W Woland from The Master and Margarita
X Wu Xiaoming from Death of a Red Heroine
Y Yaw from Homegoing
Z Zaphod Beeblebrox from The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

message 4: by Alex (last edited Mar 09, 2016 08:21PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments A TO Z CHALLENGE -- CHARACTER EDITION

Duration: January 1, through December 31, 2016.

A - Alan Mcdonald; Snow: A Retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
B - Biba Capel; The Poison Tree
C - Carol Jordan; The Mermaids Singing
D - Daniel Sempere The Shadow of the Wind
E - Enid; Ghost World
F - Farraday, Jude; Night Road
G - George; Minerva Day
H - Helena Conway; F*ck Love
I - Ike Delock; The Bazaar of Bad Dreams 'Blockade Billy'
J - Jane Westbrook; See Jane Die
K- Kitt Lundgren;Breakneck
L - Ladybird Hope; Beauty Queens
M - Malcolm;Phenomena: The Lost and Forgotten Children
N - Noah Jake; Someone Else's Skin
O - O'Hara, Scarlett; Gone with the Wind
P - Plum, Stephanie; Two for the Dough
Q - Quentin P.; Zombie
R - Ruby Sprackling; The Doll's House
S - Susan Burke; The Grownup
T - Truddi Chase; When Rabbit Howls
U - Ursula Monkton; The Ocean at the End of the Lane
V - Violet;The Healing
W - Wyzek, Tony;West Side Story
X - Xinran;Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love
Y - Yoko Taneda - The Girl from the Well
Z - Zack Todd;Dance Upon the Air

26/26 completed

message 6: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Going for it!

message 7: by Cheri (last edited Apr 26, 2016 10:49AM) (new)

Cheri (jovali2) Sounds like fun! I'm in for the whole alphabet!


A - Albrecht Durer in The Relic Master: A Novel by Christopher Buckley (3 stars)
B - Bruno in Bruno, Chief Of Police by Martin Walker (4 stars)
C - Alan Cope in How the World Was: A California Childhood by Emmanuel Guibert (4 stars)
D - Maisie Dobbs in Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (4 stars)
E - Emma in Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey (5 stars)
F - David Finch in The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband by David Finch (4 stars)
G - Gloria Steinem in My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem (5 stars)
H - Handful ("Hetty") in The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (5 stars)
I - Martha Iwamoto in Beating Back the Devil: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service by Maryn McKenna (4 stars)
J - Julia Ward Howe in The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe by Elaine Showalter (5 stars)
K - Allan Karlsson in The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (3 stars)
L - Lena in The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland (4 stars)
M - Guy Montag in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (2 stars)
N - Nellie Bly in Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! by Kate Schatz (5 stars)
O - Oryx in Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (2 stars)
P - Amy Poehler in Yes Please by Amy Poehler (3 stars)
Q - Prof. Quirrell in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (5 stars)
R - Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon & Shana Krizhnik (5 stars)
S - Nell Stone in Euphoria by Lily King (5 stars)
T - Don Tillman in The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (5 stars)
U - Ultima in Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya (3 stars)
V - Cabeza de Vaca in The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami (4 stars)
W - Winnie the Pooh in Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne (5 stars)
X - Lu Xun in China in Ten Words by Yu Hua (5 stars)
Y - Mathilde Yoder in Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff (3 stars)
Z - Ye Zhetai in The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin (4 stars)

message 8: by Mary Pat (new)

Mary Pat | 2186 comments Count me in for 26!

message 9: by Dominique (last edited May 05, 2016 04:56AM) (new)

Dominique  | 721 comments A TO Z CHALLENGE -- CHARACTER EDITION
Duration: January 1, through December 31, 2016.


A Addison Stone The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone 01/10/16
B Catherine Bennett Sawbones 01/22/16
C Richard Chapman The Guest Room 01/17/16
D Theodore Decker The Goldfinch 01/2/16
E - Evan Smoak - Orphan X 02/12/16
F - Lacey Flint - Now You See Me 03/04/16
G Hermione Granger Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 01/19/16
H Honour Houston Beauty -01/14/16
J Olav Johansen - Blood on Snow 01/17/16
K Khalid The Wrath and the Dawn 01/07/16
L - Eilis Lacey Sawbones 01/22/16
M Mark Watney - The Martian 01/08/16
N Nicola Fairweather - The Tennis Party 05/04/16
O - Joe O'Brien - Inside the O'Briens 02/03/16
P Charlie Parker Dark Hollow – 01/13/16
R - Macon Ravewood
S - Lisbeth Salander The Girl in the Spider's Web 01/03/15
T Jeffrey Tolliver - Indelible 01/24/16
V - Vida Winter - The Thirteenth Tale 03/17/16
W Ethan Wate - Beautiful Creatures 01/05/15
Y - Yvaine - Stardust 02/05/16

message 10: by Erika (last edited Nov 29, 2016 06:52AM) (new)

Erika (erikarae) | 708 comments I'll try this! What a nice spin on the usual A to Z challenge :)

Auri (The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss)
Bea (The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber)
Crewe, Sara (A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett])
Damaya (The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin)
Edelstein, Rose (The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender)
Finnigan, Seamus (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling)
Gus (Sweet Tooth, Vol. 2: In Captivity by Jeff Lemire)
Hawthorn (The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home by Catherynne M. Valente)
Iorek Byrnison (The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman)
Jesse Custer (Preacher, Book 2 by Garth Ennis) March 4
Kowalski, Stanley (A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams)
Lila Bard (A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab) February 23
Maurice (The End of the Affair by Graham Greene)
Nellie (Euphoria by Lily King) January 28
Okwu (Binti by Nnedi Okorafor) March 16
Pecola Breedlove (The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison) March 24
Queen, The (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll) February 24
Rose Edelstein (The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender)
Sprout (The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-mi Hwang)
Tim-21 (Descender, Vol. 1: Tin Stars by Jeff Lemire)
Unger, John T. (The Diamond as Big as the Ritz by F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Viy (Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente) August 1
Weasley, Ginny (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling) March 5
Xenophilius Lovegood (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling) March 12
Yuki (Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami)
Zelda Fair (Speak Easy by Catherynne M. Valente)

message 11: by Alison (last edited Feb 24, 2016 01:01PM) (new)

Alison G. (agriff22) | 1083 comments this is interesting! ill try for them all

B- Bill Lord of the Flies
J- Jake Brigance Sycamore Row
M- Montag Fahrenheit 451
T- Tris Allegiant


message 12: by Winter, Group Reads (last edited Jan 04, 2016 01:06PM) (new)

Winter (winter9) | 4468 comments Oops ended up in two places, I'm posting in the other one..

message 13: by Rowizyx (last edited May 18, 2016 04:58AM) (new)

Rowizyx | 83 comments I want to try...

A - Ahmad - The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker
B - Bahram Modi - River of Smoke, Amitav Ghosh
C - Charlotte Brontë - The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë, Syrie James
D - Fitzwilliam Darcy - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith
E - Lili Elbe - The Danish Girl, David Ebershoff
F - Adolfine Freud - Freud's Sister, Goce Smilevski
G - Gerald Brenan - South from Granada: A Sojourn in Southern Spain, Gerald Brenan
H - Sarah Hemmings - When We Were Orphans, Kazuo Ishiguro
I - Ichimei Fukuda - The Japanese Lover, Isabel Allende
J - Jane Hayes - Austenland, Shannon Hale
K - Khalid - The Wrath & the Dawn, Renee Ahdieh
L - Lisario Morales - Lisario o il piacere infinito delle donne, Antonella Cilento
M - Moirin mac Fainche - Il dono e il sacrificio, Jacqueline Carey
N - Nefret Forth - Seeing a Large Cat, Elizabeth Peters
O - Old Lodge Skins - Little Big Man, Thomas Berger
P - Amelia Peabody - The Ape Who Guards the Balance, Elizabeth Peters
R - Ruth Swain - History of the Rain, Niall Williams
S - Sidner - The Christmas Oratorio, Göran Tunström
T - Admiral Thrawn - Heir to the Empire, Timothy Zahn
V - Vladimir Harkonnen - Dune, Frank Herbert
W - Walter Moody - The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton
Y - Nicholas Young - Stowaway, Karen Hesse
Z - Zoe - La figlia del sole, Nadia Fusini


message 14: by Merja (last edited Feb 28, 2016 04:55AM) (new)

Merja (merjafrob) | 488 comments I'm in!

E - Eskarina Smith in Equal Rites
H - Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
M - Mark Watney in The Martian
N - Neil Patrick Harris in Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography


message 15: by Ashly (last edited Jun 01, 2016 03:12PM) (new)

Ashly (ashlyh) | 159 comments I'm going to try.


Akiva from Days of Blood & Starlight
Cassidy Emmerich from The Season of You & Me
Danny Butler from Shades of Gray
George from Jefferson Blythe, Esquire
Jackaby from The Map
Kevin Vincent from Violence Begets...
Max Stein from The Silence of Six
Noah Carmichael from Christmas Cookies and Holiday Hearts
Osgood Manning (Ozzie) from The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas
Quinn Roberts from The Great American Whatever
Robby Brees from Grasshopper Jungle
Sherlock Holmes from Knife Edge
William Lacy from Merrick
Yuki from Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki
Zack Lightman from Armada

message 16: by Maiko (last edited Mar 06, 2016 03:36AM) (new)

Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016

Books Read: 26/26

A- Anna McClay ☛ Swan Song 1/12
B- Bidlock, Mrs ☛ Three Blind Mice and Other Stories 1/9
C- Cathy Ryan ☛ Threat Vector 1/18
D- Domingo Chavez ☛ Command Authority 1/20
E- Ethan Ross ☛ Tom Clancy Support and Defend 1/21
F- Foley, Mary Pat ☛ Full Force and Effect 1/24
G- Gavin Biery ☛ Under Fire 1/24
H- Helen Reid ☛ Commander-in-Chief 1/27
I- Isaac Weingarden ☛ Silent Partner 1/28
J- Judy Baumgartner ☛ Time Bomb 1/29
K- Kathy Moriarty ☛ Private Eyes 1/31
L- Laclede, Pierre ☛ Centennial2/4
M- Merrin Williams ☛ Horns2/6
N- Newt Scamander ☛ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 1/18
O- Omi Kasigi ☛ Shōgun 2/12
P- Phebe Jacobsen ☛ Roots: The Saga of an American Family 2/16
Q- Qudus, Yaseen ☛ Dead or Alive 1/9
R- Robert Watson ☛ The Shining 2/18
S- Silent Sarey ☛ Doctor Sleep 2/20
T- Teach Turlock ☛ Chesapeake 2/26
U- Underwood, Bitsy ☛ Ghost Story 3/1
V- Victor McAllister ☛ The Mist 3/1
W- Waffling, Adalbert ☛ The Tales of Beedle the Bard 2/8
X- Xu Kun Piao ☛ The Bear and the Dragon 1/5
Y- Yadava, Kiron ☛ Locked On 1/14
Z- Zuhayr ☛ The Teeth of the Tiger: A Jack Ryan Novel 1/7

message 17: by Paul Emily (last edited Mar 25, 2016 09:25AM) (new)

Paul Emily Ryan (kickbackyak) I'm going to go for all 26 I think.

X: X. from The Dog (24/3/16)
Z: Zhenya (Yevgeni) from All That Is Solid Melts into Air (1/3/16)
Y: Yehudah Schaalman from The Golem and the Djinni (1/3/16)
Q: The Red Queen from Through the Looking Glass
K: Venkat Kapoor from The Martian (5/1/16)
J: Jack Pumpkinhead from The Marvelous Land of Oz (2/1/16)
V: Havelock Vetinari from Men at Arms (14/1/16)
U: Uncle Willie from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (5/2/16)
W: Werner Pfennig from All the Light We Cannot See (6/1/16)
O: Ozma from Ozma of Oz (9/1/16)
N: Nina Burgess from A Brief History of Seven Killings(16/1/16)
E: Elizabeth Grant from The Girl Who Would Be King (13/1/16)
I: Malcolm Irvine from A Little Life (25/1/16)
H: Hassan from The Kite Runner (8/1/16)
L: Chief/Inkosi Albert John Lutuli from Long Walk to Freedom (23/1/16)
D: Dan Moloney from Still Alice (26/1/16)
G: Glinda from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz (2/1/16)
F: Giuseppe Fazio from The Shape of Water (7/1/16)
B: Button-Bright from The Road to Oz (24/1/16)
T: The Tin Woodman from The Emerald City of Oz (29/1/16)
R: Rasheed from A Thousand Splendid Suns (28/1/16)
P: Peachy Carnehan from The Man Who Would Be King (16/1/16)
M: Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries (31/1/16)
C: Nita Callahan from Games Wizards Play (5/2/16)
A: Angela McCourt from Angela's Ashes (11/2/16)
S: Seyton from Macbeth (13/2/16)


message 18: by Sam F (last edited Aug 12, 2016 09:29AM) (new)

Sam F | 1034 comments Sounds like fun - I'll try for them all!

Linked books have been read:

A - Anna Watson - The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
B - Bill Strickland - Ten Points by Bill Strickland
C - Crake - Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
D - David Sedaris - Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
E - Evelyn Goldberg - The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
F - Faith Bass Darling - Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale by Lynda Rutledge
G - Gertie Shae - The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
H - Handful Grimke - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
I - Isabel Allende - Paula by Isabel Allende
J - Justine Meade - The Dog Who Danced by Susan Wilson
K - Kevin Delevan – Four Past Midnight by Stephen King
L - Louie Zamperini - Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
M - Maddie Hyde - At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
N - Nila Wahdatis - And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
O - Ousmane Gueye - from: Scarlet Song by Mariama Bâ
P - Prudence Whistler - Nice to Come Home To by Rebecca Flowers
Q - Queen of Hearts - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
R - Roo Yori - Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls-- One Flying Disc at a Time by Jim Gorant
S - Sonali Deraniyagala - Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala
T - Tina Fey - Bossypants by Tina Fey
U - Uncle Norman - Bending Toward the Sun: A Mother and Daughter Memoir by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie
V - Verigible Woods - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
W - William Stipp - My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
X - Xiaopao (Tadpole) Wan Zu - Frog by Mo Yan
Y - Yvonne - White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Z - Zippora Karz - The Sugarless Plum: A Memoir by Zippora Karz

Current: 26/26

message 19: by Kelly (last edited Dec 31, 2016 05:25AM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 1000 comments I'm in for all 26!

Duration: January 1, through December 31, 2016.

Read a book with a character to fit for each letter of the alphabet. You can use the first letters of character’s first or last name. You may only use one character per book, and you may use memoirs/biographies/autobiographies for this challenge.

A - Andrea Douglas-Brown - The Girl In The Ice
B - Bridget Jones - Bridget Jones's Diary
C - Celestine North - Flawed
D - Darrell Rivers - The Early Years at Malory Towers: 3 Books in 1
E - Esther Greenwood - The Bell Jar
F - Friedrick Thiessen - The Night Circus
G - Gloria Steinem - My Life on the Road
H - Holland - A Darker Shade of Magic
I - Inej - Six of Crows
J - Jane Banks - Mary Poppins
K - Kilorn Warren - Glass Sword
L - Leo Demidov - Child 44
M - Minnow Bly - The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
N - Nimona - Nimona
O - Ojka - A Gathering of Shadows
P - Paul Edgecomb - The Green Mile
Q - Quinn - Don't You Cry
R - Romy Grey - All the Rage
S - Scarlet - Scarlet
T - Tiffany - The Silver Linings Playbook
U - Dolores Umbridge - Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists
V - Vianne Mauriac - The Nightingale
W - Wesley Rush - The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend
X - Xander Spence - The Distance Between Us
Y - Malala Yousafzai - I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Z - Zero - Holes


message 20: by Marina H (last edited Oct 27, 2016 04:06AM) (new)

Marina H Once again... I´m in :-)

A: Ayla - The Valley of Horses
B: Barbara Covett - What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal
C: Camille Verhoven - Irène
D: Dan Mercer - Caught
E: Esther Greenwood - The Bell Jar
F: Flora - The Turn of the Screw
H: Hyeonseo Lee - The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story
I: Ifemelu - Americanah
J: Jacob Jankowski - Water for Elephants
K: Kinsey Millhone - A is for Alibi
L: Lauritz - Ikke at ville se
M: Marie Laure - All the Light We Cannot See
N: Noah - Noah Barleywater Runs Away
O: Okonkwo - Things Fall Apart
P: Pierre Tanguy - Ondskaben
Q: The Queen of Hearts - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
R: Rebecca - Rebecca
S: Sonja - A Man Called Ove
T: Totí - Burial Rites
U: Ubba Ragnarsson - The Last Kingdom
W: William Minor - The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
X: Xavier - Throne of Glass
Z: Zalachenko from Pigen der legede med ilden

Completed: 23/26

message 21: by Lisa (LiteraryLatinax) (last edited May 14, 2016 04:29AM) (new)

Lisa (LiteraryLatinax) (literarylatinax) What's another challenge...I'm in for this one. :D


A: Haymitch Abernathy Mockingjay
B: Celia Bowen The Night Circus
C: Juan Pablo Castel El túnel
D: Dim A Clockwork Orange
E: Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games
F: A.J. Fikry The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
G: Kady Grant Illuminae
H: H.H. Holmes The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
I: Infemelu Americanah
J: Janie Starks Their Eyes Were Watching God
K: Master Kell A Darker Shade of Magic
L: Lina Between Shades of Gray
M: Scott McGrath Night Film
N: Nick Carraway The Great Gatsby
O: Ogden Morrow Ready Player One
P: Peeta Mellark Catching Fire
R: Rhy Maresh A Gathering of Shadows
S: Tom Sawyer The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
T: Thomas Balfour The Luminaries
V: Vladamir Harkonnen Dune
W: Ella Wright Black Boy
Y: Kim Yeong-hye The Vegetarian

message 22: by Maria (last edited Nov 02, 2016 03:04PM) (new)

Maria (mariah90602) | 1641 comments I'm in for all 26.

A- Alex Cross from Along Came the Spider 2-13-16
B - Belly from The Summer I Turned Pretty 1-31-16
C- Cinder from Glitches (Lunar Chronicles 0.5) 1-29-16
D- Daenerys Targaryen from A Game of Thrones 2-17-16
E- Elle Reynolds from A Very Corporate Affair #1 2-8-16
F- James Fraser from Outlander 5-4-16
G-Gideon Cross from One with You (Crossfire#5) 4-5-16
H- Holden Caulfield from the Catcher in the Rye 1-14-16
I-Igraine from The Mists of Avalon 6-5-16
J-Jake Brigance from A Time to Kill 1-17-16
K - Kilorn Warren from Glass Sword 2-21-16
L - Lev from Lev: Shot Callers 2-3-16
M- Marre Barrow from the Red Queen 1-1-16
N- Nicholas from Suzanne's Diary to Nicholas 1-1-16
O - Oedipus Rex from Oedipus Rex 2-11-16
P- Parzival from Ready Player One 1-3-16
Q-Queen Coriane of Queen Song 1-8-16
R-Ralph from Lord of the Flies 2-5-16
S- Sophie Lefevre from The Girl you Left Behind 1-20-16
T - TifAni from The Luckiest Girl Alive 1-2-16
U-Uncle John Joad from The Grapes of Wrath 1-26-16
V-Vera Claythorne from And then There Were None 1-7-16
W- Princess Winter from Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) 1-1-16
X- Malcolm X from The Autobiography of Malcolm X 11-2-16
Y- Capt. John Joseph Yossarian from Catch-22 8-11
Z -Ze'ev Kesley from Stars Above 4-28-16

message 23: by Clare (last edited Jan 06, 2017 11:15PM) (new)

message 24: by Gail (last edited Jul 14, 2016 12:39AM) (new)

Gail (abbygg) | 326 comments Please count me in. 26

1/21 - completed 4 of 26
2/2 - completed 7 of 26
3/12 - completed 24 of 26
7/14- I have completed the challenge!

A. Amy Harris from The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
B. Dr. B. from Chess Story
C. Clarissa from The Mrs. Dalloway Reader
D. Lord John Dallington from Home by Nightfall
E. Elsa from My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
F. Felicia from The Ten Thousand Things
G. Ginny from Secret Agent Grandma
H. Helene Hanff of 84, Charing Cross Road
I. Ian Rutledge from Wings Of Fire
J. Jack Worthing of The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Novel for Serious People
K. Kemal from Orhan's Inheritance
L. Louisa May Alcott of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott
M. Maisie Dobbs from A Dangerous Place
N. Noel Brockbank from Career of Evil
O. Brigid O'Shaughnessy from The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
P. Lord Peter from Whose Body?
Q. The Queen from The Sleeper and the Spindle
R. Rachel from Bad Latch: For New Mothers, New Growing Pains
S. Sadie Sparrow from The Lake House
T. The Tolivers from Roses
U. Francis Urquhart from House of Cards
V. Alicia VanDamm from Murder on Astor Place
W. James "Whit" Whitney from Death and Taxes
X. Xander from Be Frank With Me
Y. Yannick from Five Quarters of the Orange
Z. Zeebo (Calpurnia's husband? son?) from Go Set a Watchman

message 25: by Susan C (last edited Jul 09, 2016 03:26PM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 904 comments I'm going to have to do this one :-) Put me down for 26...

✓ A - Amy from Yes Please read 1/8/2016
✓ B - Ben from Bird in Hand read 1/9/2016
✓ C - Charlie from A Dirty Job read 1/1/2016
✓ D - David from Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography read 2/22/2016
✓ E - Evelyn from The Engagements read 5/1/2016
✓ F - Fiona from The Running Dream read 3/21/2016
✓ G - Grit from Little Night read 1/11/2016
✓ H - Harry from Astonish Me read 1/16/2016
✓ I - Iannis from Corelli's Mandolin read 2/17/2016
✓ J - Janis from Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin read 1/6/2016
✓ K - Kira from Gathering Blue read 1/29/2016
✓ L - Lydia from Everything I Never Told You read 1/7/2016
✓ M - Melissa from Little Lady, Big Apple read 1/3/2016
✓ N - Natan from Burial Rites read 2/10/2016
✓ O - Ove from A Man Called Ove read 1/27/2016
✓ P - Philemon from World Without End read 2/2/2016
✓ Q - Detective Quigley from Broken Harbor read 5/23/2016
✓ R - Roger from A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty read 1/14/2016
✓ S - Snow from Boy, Snow, Bird read 1/21/2016
✓ T - Trent from A Dog's Journey read 1/26/2016
✓ U - Ula from A Constellation of Vital Phenomena read 4/22/2016
✓ V - Professor Von Vollensteen from The Power of One read 3/12/2016
✓ W - Walker from Up at Butternut Lake read 1/19/2016
✓ X - Xerxes from A Fine Balance read 7/9/2016
✓ Y - Yehudah from The Golem and the Jinni read 1/24/2016
✓ Z - Z. G. from Shanghai Girls read 3/10/2016

26/26 Challenge completed!

message 26: by Charity (last edited Oct 31, 2016 04:12PM) (new)

Charity (faeryrebel78) | 1465 comments I will try for all 26.


A - Amadora Allesbury - Eight Girls Taking Pictures 5/29/16
B - Brutus Howell - The Green Mile 2/16/16
C - Cecilia Fitzpatrick - The Husband's Secret 2/3/16
D - Don Tillman - The Rosie Project 1/12/16
E - Emma Bloom - Library of Souls 2/23/16
F - Francis Abernathy - The Secret History 3/8/16
G - Georgie McCool - Landline 4/3/16
H - Holly Golightly - Breakfast at Tiffany's 2/23/16
I - India Opal Buloni - Because of Winn-Dixie 1/12/16
J - Jane Banks - Mary Poppins 2/4/16
K - Karou - Days of Blood & Starlight 4/30/16
L - Levi Stewart - Fangirl 5/7/16
M - Mia Thermopolis - The Princess Diaries 1/13/16
N - Nori - The Hobbit 7/2/16
O - Oomen - Six of Crows 6/15/16
P - Pippi Longstocking - Pippi Longstocking 1/30/16
Q - Quentin Coldwater - The Magicians 5/21/16
R - Rose Justice - Rose Under Fire 3/18/16
S - Stephen Reinheiser - The Way I Used to Be 5/24/16
T - Thomas - The Scorch Trials 1/27/16
U - Uncle Mike - Fire Touched 4/2/16
V - Venkat Kapoor - The Martian 1/9/16
W - Wren Gray - The Infinite Moment of Us1/14/16
X - Xander Devlin - Be Frank With Me 5/28/16
Y - Yackle - Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West 10/29/16
Z - Zsadist - Dark Lover 2/8/16

message 27: by Stephanie (last edited Aug 27, 2016 09:18AM) (new)

Stephanie  | 976 comments I will be shooting for this one too! All 26!

A- John Ames- Finished 1/27/2016
B- Bleichart- Finished 2/14/2016
C- Susan Calvin- Finished 1/7/2016
D- Denis- Finished 1/10/2016
E- Emelie Schindler- Finished 2/25/2016
F- Faith Bass Darling- Finished 1/2/2016
G- Esther Greenwood- Finished 3/14/2016
H- Henry Lee- Finished 4/11/2016
I- Ivy Tamwood- Finished 2/8/2016
J- Jay Langer- Finished 1/22/2016
K- Kell- Finished 1/5/2016
L- Levana- Finished 1/24/2016
M- Matthew Clairmont- Finished 2/23/2016
N- Francie Nolan- Finished 3/22/2016
0- Omon - Finished 1/30/2016
P- Poirot- Finished 3/31/2016
Q- Dante Quintano- Finished 5/21/2016
R- Rachel Morgan- Finished 2/7/2016
S- Faith Sunderly- Finished 1/17/2016
T- Tars Tarkus- Finished 1/31/2016
U- Useramen- Finished 7/14/2016
V- Vianne Rossignol- Finished 1/15/2016
W- Mark Watney- Finished 1/29/2016
X- Julian Carax- Finished 5/26/2016
Y- Malala Yousafzai- Finished 4/10/2016
Z- Jimmy Zizmo- Finished 8/25/2016

Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale by Lynda Rutledge A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1) by V.E. Schwab I, Robot (Robot, #0.1) by Isaac Asimov Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge A World Away by Stewart O'Nan Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa Meyer Gilead (Gilead, #1) by Marilynne Robinson The Martian by Andy Weir Omon Ra by Victor Pelevin A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1) by Edgar Rice Burroughs The Undead Pool (The Hollows, #12) by Kim Harrison The Witch With No Name (The Hollows, #13) by Kim Harrison The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet #1) by James Ellroy A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10) by Agatha Christie I Am Malala The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón The Woman Who Would Be King Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt by Kara Cooney Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides


message 28: by Julie (new)

Julie  Webb | 135 comments Why not, 26 here.

message 29: by Angelique (new)

Angelique I'm going for all 26, but will probably end with 20 or so. There are some very difficult letters (Q, X, Y)

message 30: by Nik (last edited Dec 14, 2015 06:19AM) (new)

Nik (bleepnik) | 852 comments Alex wrote: "I'm getting worried I am getting a little too challenge happy over here. Hope I can keep up with them all. lol"

Me too!

Also, in for 26. Thanks, Kadijah. =)

message 31: by Stephanie (last edited Jan 09, 2016 04:40PM) (new)

Stephanie | 316 comments I'm in for all 26! I love a good challenge :) Will get track of challenge in my corner, Stephanie's Challenges For 2016.

message 32: by Alexxy (last edited May 21, 2016 03:47PM) (new)

Alexxy | 270 comments Count me in for all the 26 letters, too!


A - Anne Shirley - Anne of Green Gables
B - Billy Nolan - Carrie
C - Celie - The Color Purple
D - Damen - Captive Prince: Volume One
E - Eugenia Skeeter Phelan - The Help
F - Fred Weasley - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
G - Gertrude - Hamlet
H - Hassan Harbish - An Abundance of Katherines
I - Isabel Polle - Songstruck
J - Jaylen Hayes - Outsiders
K - Lady Kathleen Ravenel - Day
L - Lydia Lee - Everything I Never Told You
M - Minnow Bly - The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
N - Nick Carraway - The Great Gatsby
O - Old Major - Animal Farm
P - Peyton - Saint Anything
R - Rowan - Rowan of Rin
S - Scarlet - Scarlet
T - Tommy Muller - The Book Thief
V - Violet Markey - All the Bright Places
W - Wells Jaha - The 100
X - Xerxes Break - Pandora Hearts パンドラハーツ 1
Y - Princess Nehemia Ytger - Throne of Glass
Z - Zia Rashid - The Red Pyramid

message 33: by Caro (new)

Caro (karopi) | 967 comments Sounds a very nice twist... I will do the alphabet. Count me in. I have a question... Does secondary characters also count?

message 34: by Katariina (last edited Aug 05, 2016 01:20PM) (new)

Katariina | 35 comments Yes please, I'm in for this one :)


Alana • Saga, Volume 3 • Jan 24
Biruté Galdikas • Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas • Jun 30
Christine Lucas • Before I Go to Sleep • Jul 19
Enn • Fragile Things • Jul 5
Finn Håverstad • Vereen kirjoitettu • Feb 23
Gwendolyn • Saga, Volume 5 • Mar 29
Hanne Wilhelmsen • Sokea jumalatar • Feb 10
Izabel • Saga, Volume 1 • re-read Jan 5
John Constantine • Preludes and Nocturnes • Mar 7
Klara • Saga, Volume 4 • Feb 4
Lumikki Andersson • Punainen kuin veri • Jun
Marko • Saga, Volume 2 • Jan 5
OVuori • Jul 27
Sajhë de Servian • Labyrinth • Jul 14
Zelenka • Valkea kuin lumi • Jun 11

message 35: by Jill (last edited Feb 13, 2017 05:51PM) (new)

Jill Tool | 169 comments I'm in.

20/26 complete

A: Amory - Death Wears a Mask by Ashley Weaver...FINISHED 4/9/16
B: Bernie - The Diva Paints the Town by Krista Davis...FINISHED 5/18/16
C: Carolyn MacKenzie - Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark 2/12/16
D: Dylan Jackson - A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake 2/19/16
E: Ethan - What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman...FINISHED 4/15/16
F: Fleischman, Mark - Nighttime is my Time by Mary Higgins Clark...FINISHED 5/23/16
G: Ginger - There Was an Old Woman by Hallie Ephron...FINISHED 4/27/16
H: Harper Merriweather It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake...FINISHED 3/28/16
I: Ivanka Trump The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life by Ivanka Trump...FINISHED 3/17/16
J: Jenna Murphy - The Murder House by James Patterson 2/6/16
K: Kia - Cinder by Marissa Meyer 2/8/16
L: Lupanello, Silvio The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri...FINISHED 3/16/16
M: Miss Marpel At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie...FINISHED 3/17/16
N: Nick A Witch Before Dying...FINISHED 5/1/16
O: Oliver - Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent 1/17/16
P: Peppa - The Good the Bad and the Witchy by Heather Blake 5/13/16
R: Roy Silver - Dishing the Dirt 5/12/16
S: Scarlet - Scarlet by Marissa Meyer 1/3/16
V: Vole, Lenard - The Witness for the Prosecution: A Short Story by Agatha Christie...FINISHED 4/21/16
Y: York - The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld 5/6/16

Death Wears a Mask (Amory Ames Mystery, #2) by Ashley Weaver The Diva Paints the Town (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #3) by Krista Davis Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark A Potion to Die For (A Magic Potion Mystery, #1) by Heather Blake What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman Nighttime is my Time by Mary Higgins Clark There Was an Old Woman by Hallie Ephron It Takes a Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery, #1) by Heather Blake The Trump Card Playing to Win in Work and Life by Ivanka Trump The Murder House by James Patterson Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer The Shape of Water (Inspector Montalbano, #1) by Andrea Camilleri At Bertram's Hotel (Miss Marple, #11) by Agatha Christie A Witch Before Dying (A Wishcraft Mystery, #2) by Heather Blake Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent The Good, the Bad, and the Witchy (A Wishcraft Mystery, #3) by Heather Blake Dishing the Dirt (Agatha Raisin, #26) by M.C. Beaton Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer The Witness for the Prosecution A Short Story by Agatha Christie The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld

message 36: by Winter, Group Reads (last edited Mar 03, 2016 01:09PM) (new)

Winter (winter9) | 4468 comments A To Z Challenge - Character Edition

A - Allan - King Solomon's Mines, H. Rider Haggard
C - Chase - The Island, Michael Bray
E -Elefsis - Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M. Valente
J - Juliette - Wool Omnibus, Hugh Howey
K - Karl - The Brothers Lionheart, Astrid Lindgren
L - Lizzie - One Day at Horrorland, R.L. Stine
M - Mark - The Martian, Andy Weir
O - Ove - A Man Called Ove (En mann ved navn Ove), Fredrik Backman
T - Thomas - The Maze Runner, James Dashner
V - Vianne - The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah


The A to Z Challenge: Character Edition

message 37: by Jessica (last edited Dec 30, 2016 08:29AM) (new)

Jessica R. | 508 comments Count me in for this one :)

Official Challenge: The A-Z Challenge: Character Edition

A: Abby Rosmarin, I'm Just Here for the Free Scrutiny: One Model's Tale of Insanity and Inanity in the Wonderful World of Fashion
B: Bell, Through the Woods
C: Cinderella, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
D: Harvey Dent, Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth
E: Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol
F: Frank Nichols, Those Across the River
G: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
H: Henry VIII, The Six Wives of Henry VIII
I: Judas Iscariot, God Is Disappointed in You
J: Jon Snow, A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1
K: Kate Kane, DC Comics: Bombshells #1
L: Lili Elbe, The Danish Girl
M: Maude Angel
N: Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave
O: Obinze, Americanah
P: Polly, The Husband's Secret
Q: Harley Quinn, DC Comics: Bombshells #11
R: Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist
S: Dan Savage Skipping Towards Gomorrah
T: Tony Chu, Chew, Vol. 1: Taster's Choice
V: Abraham Van Helsing, Dracula
W: Wonder Woman, DC Comics: Bombshells #1
Y: Malala Yousafzai, I am Malala
Z: Mrs. Zant, Mrs. Zant and the Ghost


message 38: by Megan BG (last edited Jun 13, 2016 12:39PM) (new)

Megan BG (meganbgreads) | 1264 comments In for 26!


A: Arya Stark from A Feast for Crows - /23
B: Cory Brooks from The New Girl - 2/23
C: Cassie Sullivan from The 5th Wave - 1/31
D: Douglas Petersen from Us - 1/1
E: Eric from Snow White & the Huntsman - 1/4
F: Emily Fields from Pretty Little Liars - 5/5
G: Maya St. Germain from Perfect - 5/15
H: Shannon Harper from The Surprise Party - 4/18
I: Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure - 1/21
J: Jenna Cavanaugh from Unbelievable - 5/17
K: Mindy Kaling from Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? - 2/6
L: Victoria/Vix Leonard from Summer Sisters - 5/6
M: Catherine Morland from Northanger Abbey - 2/17
N: Naomi Zeigler from Killer - 5/26
O: Rebecca O'Mara, Orla Burgess from The Secret Place - 4/5
P: Papa from The Road - 4/29
Q: Quentin Jacobsen from Paper Towns - 1/6
R: Rachel Watson from The Girl on the Train - 4/29
S: Spencer Hastings from Flawless - 5/13
T: The Black Thing from A Wrinkle in Time - 5/14
U: Grover Underwood from The Lightning Thief - 6/13
V: Commander Vosch from The Infinite Sea - 2/20
W: Allison Weiss (also Dave and Eloise) from All Fall Down - 1/12
X: Xavier Reeves from Wicked - 5/24
Y: York from The Dead Lands - 1/23
Z: Zeebo from Go Set a Watchman - 1/1

message 39: by Sarah (last edited Sep 29, 2016 03:17AM) (new)

Sarah Black (ohfortheloveofbooks) | 87 comments I'd like to join
A To Z Challenge - Character Edition

A: Avery from Wicked Love
B: Beth from A Date with a Billionaire
C: Connor from Plowed
D: Drew from Dare
E: Emmy/Emerson from Play Safe
F: Fleur from The Five-Year Baby Secret
G: Gunner from Untapped Pleasures: Alpha Billionaire Romance
H: Hudson from Everlasting Sin
I: from
J: Jamie from Caught
L: Liam from Wrong
M: Maddie from Pull Out: Liam's Homecoming
N: Nicholas from Passenger
O: from
P: Phoebe Kuntz from Roomies
Q: Quentin from Not over You
R: Reid from Secrets, Lies... and Passion
S: Shawn from Ultimate Justice
U: Uncle Vernon from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
V: from
W: Winn from Where's the Groom?
X: Xander from Dazed
Y: Yolanda from Because of Him
Z: Zeke from Degrade

message 40: by Gretchen (last edited Jun 14, 2016 12:35PM) (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 482 comments I will try for all 26.

A- Amyas from The Dark Rose (read 1/1- 1/22)
B- Billy Beale from The Mapping of Love and Death (read 1/6-1/7)
C- Cornelia from The Blood of Caesar: A Second Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger (read 1/18-1/20)
D- Decius Caecilius Metellus from SPQR I: The King's Gambit (read 1/23-1/25)
E- Elizabeth I from Murder at Whitehall (read 1/16-1/17)
F- Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria from The Time of Murder at Mayerling (read 1/12-1/14)
G- Gruffydd ap Cynan from A Land Divided (read 1/22-1/27)
H- Hanns Gross from Requiem in Vienna (read 1/28-1/30)
I- Isabella Marin from Anatomy of Murder (read 4/12-4/16)
J- Julian Ridolfi from Green Darkness (read 1/30-2/27)
K- Kathryn Swinbrooke from The Eye of God (read 1/15-1/16)
L- Louise de Valliere from The Sun King Conspiracy (read 4/11-5/23)
M- Mary I of England from In the Time of the Poisoned Queen (read 1/17-1/18)
N- Nicholas Segalla from The Prince Lost to Time (read 1/5)
P- Pliny the Younger from The Letters of the Younger Pliny (read 1/18-1/20)
Q- Professor Quirrell from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (read 2/23-2/29)
R-Richard FitzHugh from Land of Shadows: A Medieval Mystery
S- Sigtryggr from Warriors of the Storm (read 1/26)
T- Theodore Decker- The Goldfinch (read 2/3-2/15)
U- Uhtred from The Empty Throne (read 1/8-1/10)
V- Venkat Kapoor from The Martian (read 1/20-1/23)
W- Waltheof from The Winter Mantle (read 2/7-2/9)
X- X the half troll from The Sword of Summer (read 1/26-1/27)
Y- Prince Yo from The Moon in the Palace (read 5/25-6/7)
Z- Zidantas from Lord of the Silver Bow (read from 2/19-2/25)

message 41: by Zita (last edited Dec 18, 2016 05:05PM) (new)

Zita H. K. | 403 comments I'm definitely in :)!


A: Ada Vaughan The Dressmaker of Dachau 1/14/16
B: Elodie Bertolotti The Garden of Letters 1/10/16
C: Jack Caffery Wolf 2/14/16
D: Mia Dennett The Good Girl 1/13/16
E: Evelína Everybody Rise 1/3/16
F: Ian Frey The Strings of Murder 1/15/16
G: Gytha Beauty and the Beast 3/25/16
H: Sherlock Holmes A Slight Trick of the Mind 2/2/16
I: Inman Cold Mountain 4/17/16
J: Jindřich VI. Root of the Tudor Rose 1/19/16
K: Kathleen Eaden The Art of Baking Blind 1/2/16
L: Lena Wallace Three Months in Florence 1/6/16
M: Mariana Mariana 10/4/16
N: Noah Girl Online On Tour 1/8/16
O: Gregory Olafson The Forgotten Room 1/1/16
P: Werner Pfenning All the Light We Cannot See 2/7/16
Q: Dante Quintana Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 1/23/16
R: Robert A. Rivera All Involved 5/12/16
S: Celaena Sardothien Throne of Glass 4/8/16
T: Tristan Trevillion A Cornish Affair 3/7/16
V: Violet Morgan Lady of Ashes 1/9/16
W: John Watson Dead Man's Land 1/7/16
X: Xamerius Zelená jako smaragd 7/20/16
Y: Yvette Nichol The Cruelest Month 1/11/16
Z: Mathilda Zeller Leonore und ihre Töchter 9/22/16

message 42: by Anna (last edited Jan 20, 2016 06:07PM) (new)

Anna | 39 comments I'm going from A-Z!!

A: Anne Elliot - Persuasion
B: Bridget Vreeland - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
C: Carrie - The Choice
D: Sam Driver - The Gods of Newport
E: Ryan Evans - BoneMan's Daughters
F: Frank Goodnight - The Wild Bunch
G: Georgie Walker - The Friday Night Knitting Club
H: Thomas Hunter - Black: The Birth of Evil -- Jan 8th
I: Iola Anne Poole - The Prayer Box
J: Joseph Kennedy - The Company of the Dead
K: King Arthur - The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights
L: Asher Lev - The Gift of Asher Lev
M: Marie Antoinette - Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette
N: Nikkie Moustcki - The Bird Market of Paris: A Memoir
O: Orry Main - Love and War
P: Primo Levi - Survival in Auschwitz
Q: Quinn Porter - The One-in-a-Million Boy
R: Rogozkin - The Idiot
S: Sneaky Pie Brown - Three Mrs. Murphy Mysteries: Wish You Were Here; Rest in Pieces; Murder at Monticello
T: Tallulah "Lulu" Walker - Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
U: Dr. Juvenal Urbino - Love in the Time of Cholera
V: Vida Winter - The Thirteenth Tale
W: Wynn Jefferies - Wynn in Doubt
X: Xanatos - The Dark Rival
Y: Yum Yum - The Cat Who Blew the Whistle

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Jessica R. | 508 comments Zita wrote: "I'm definitely in :)!


I love that you're using a ticker/counter! Totally stealing that idea :)

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Lulu (robotwitch) | 281 comments I'm in!


C: Cassandra Devlin in Stray
K: Karellen in Childhood's End
S: Sue Snell in Carrie
W: Weeper in A Brief History of Seven Killings

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Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Caro wrote: "Sounds a very nice twist... I will do the alphabet. Count me in. I have a question... Does secondary characters also count?"

I don't see why not. I am not going to be picky and Google your characters or anything, lol!

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Caro (karopi) | 967 comments Fair enough! I think I will be making a list of characters in case a letter is missing...

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Anissa Michaud | 220 comments A TO Z CHALLENGE-CHARACTER EDITION
Duration: January 1-December 31, 2016

I am in for all 26.

A: Astrid Kolfinnsdottier-Sea Spell
B: Bryn Aven-Frostfire
E: Ember Hill-Soldier
K: Katniss Everdeen-Catching Fire
M: Margaret Lea-The Thirteenth Tale
R: Rosamund Walsingham-All the Queen's Players
S: Sophie Talbot-The Rogue Not Taken
V: Victoria Devane-Someone to Watch Over Me
W: Wilhelmina Korte-The Orphan Queen

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Nicole | 272 comments I would like to join!

23/26 complete

A - Aidan Dale When She Woke 2/12/16
B - Maurice Bendrix The End of the Affair 160 pgs, 1/8/16
C - Clarissa Dalloway Mrs. Dalloway
D - Denis Stone Crome Yellow 1/4/16
E - Emma Bloom Hollow City 2/26/16
F - Flavia de Luce The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag 2/3/16
G - Richard Gansey III The Dream Thieves 3/8/16
H - Jack Havoc The Tiger in the Smoke 1/7/16
I - Ikemefuna Things Fall Apart 3/16/16
J - Jonas The Giver 1/2/16
K - Kennedy The New Catacomb 4/7/16
L - Leo Demidov Child 44 2/11/16
M - Makani Last Light 1/2/16
N - Logen Ninefingers The Blade Itself 2/19/16
O - Offred The Handmaid's Tale 1/12/16
P - Porcelain Lee A Red Herring Without Mustard 2/8/16
R - Ruby Bell Ruby 1/31/16
S - Will Stanton The Dark is Rising 3/8/16
T - Jean Tannen The Lies of Locke Lamora 2/28/16
U - Ursula Liddon Final Hour (Short Story) 1/3/16
V - John Vroom Fingersmith 6/4/16
W - Phyllis Wyvern I Am Half-Sick of Shadows 3/11/16
Z - Zula Reamde 1/16/16

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Elizabeth Mathis (betwixtthesepages) | 54 comments The A-Z Challenge: Character Edition

Playing off of our I-Spy “Book Title” edition, we are introducing the A to Z Challenge “Character Edition.” Read a book with a character to fit for each letter of the alphabet. You can use the first letters of character’s first or last name. You may only use one character per book, and you may use memoirs/biographies/autobiographies for this challenge.
Read a book for example, see below:

A: Anne Frank from The Diary of a Young Girl
B: Rhett Butler from Gone with the Wind
C: Behemoth the Cat from The Master and Margarita
D: Dean Moriarty from On the Road
E: Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre
just in case
U: Unknown (narrator) from The War of the Worlds
and so on and so forth...

Goal: 26 / 26

A --Autumn from This Is Where It Ends --Finished
B -- Bram/Blue from Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda --Finished
C -- Clarence, from Arena --Finished
D --Dynara, from Epitaphs --Finished
E --Erik, from Symptoms of Being Human --Finished
F --Fitz, from The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet --Finished
G --GiGi, from Grimm House --Finished
H--Hanalee, from The Steep and Thorny Way --Finished
I --Isobel, from Queen of Someday -- Finished
J --Jamie, from My Life Without Me --Finished
K --Kit, from F*ck Love --Finished
L--Laronne, from The Girl Who Fell from the Sky --Finished
M --Megan, from The Love That Split the World --Finished
N --North, from The Gracekeepers --Finished
O --Oscar Delacourt, from Epitaphs --Currently Reading
P --Poet, from Trick --Finished
Q --Queen Mab, from Queen Mab: A Tale Entwined with William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet --Finished
R --Ronja, from Vinyl --Finished
S --Scout, from From a Distant Star --Finished
T --Tina, from The Princess Diaries --Finished
U -- Urban, from Wolfcry --Finished
V --Vu Lee, from Inside Out & Back Again --Finished
W -- The Wyverary, from The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making --Finished
X --Xander, from The Map of Bones -- Finished
Y --York, from Rebel Bully Geek Pariah --Finished
Z --Zahra, from The Forbidden Wish -- Finished

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