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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jan 08, 2017 05:58AM) (new)

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Going from A - Z, and using authors’ first or last names, read the alphabet. For "X" and "Z" you may use authors with those hard to find letters in their names. Unless, of course, you're a ‘purist.’

Yes, you may use an author twice, once with their first name, and again with their last. In that case, you still need to read two different books.

January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017

You may read in any order, start at any time of the year. You may 'back date' to the 1st of January, if you desire.


There is another challenge that is "open-ended" (not yearly) that is posted here.

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message 6: by Marissa (last edited Oct 11, 2017 03:15PM) (new)

Marissa | 159 comments Author Alphabet Reading Challenge 2017
Duration: 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
Progress: 26/26

✔️COMPLETED 10/11/2017✔️

A. - Adams, Douglas - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (01/23/17)
B. - Bryson, Bill - A Short History of Nearly Everything (02/03/17)
C. - Christie, Agatha - Murder On the Orient Express (01/13/17)
D. - Dugoni, Robert - My Sister's Grave (02/03/17)
E. - Elo, Elisabeth - North of Boston (04/27/17)
F. - Fey, Tina - Bossypants (05/08/17)
G. - Golding, William - Lord of the Flies (01/21/17)
H. - Hillenbrand, Laura - Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (01/18/17)
I. - Ishiguro, Kazuo - The Remains of the Day
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J. - Johnston, Antony - Dead Space (02/16/17)
K. - Koontz, Dean - What the Night Knows (01/09/17)
L. - Lescroart, John - Fatal (05/06/17)
M. - Moriarty, Liane - What Alice Forgot (02/06/17)
N. - Niven, Jennifer - Holding Up the Universe (09/15/17)
O. - Orwell, George - Animal Farm (02/27/17)
P. - Palahniuk, Chuck - Fight Club (02/17/17)
Q. - Quick, Matthew - Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock (06/29/17)
R. - Roth, Veronica - Allegiant (01/05/17)
S. - Steinbeck, John - Of Mice and Men (01/02/17)
T. - Tartt, Donna - The Secret History (02/27/17)
U. - Unger, Lisa - Angel Fire (04/30/17)
V. - Vonnegut, Kurt - Slaughterhouse-Five (10/11/17)
W. - Watson, S.J. - Before I Go to Sleep (04/29/17)
X. - Xenophon - The Art of Horsemanship (05/06/17)
Z. - Zusak, Markus - The Book Thief (03/02/17)


message 7: by Amy (last edited Jun 12, 2017 05:07AM) (new)

Amy Quigley | 49 comments Author Alphabet Reading Challenge 2017
Duration: 01/01/2017 - 06/12/17
26/26 Completed

A. - White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson FINISHED 1/14/17
B. - Storm Front by Jim Butcher FINISHED 1/25/17
C. - The Stranger by Albert Camus FINISHED 1/6/17
D. - Dream Lovers: The Magnificent Shattered Lives of Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee - by Their Son Dodd Darin by Dodd Darin FINISHED 2/19/17
E. - From Cradle to Grave: The Short Lives and Strange Deaths of Marybeth Tinning's Nine Children by Joyce Egginton FINISHED 2/12/17
F. - Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind by Richard Fortey FINISHED 2/6/17
G. - Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan FINISHED 1/17/17
H. - The Dead Detective by William Heffernan FINISHED 1/23/17
I. - White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg FINISHED 6/5/17
J. - Raising Demons by Shirley Jackson FINISHED 1/11/17
K. - The Shining by Stephen King FINISHED 1/5/17
L. - Main Street by Sinclair Lewis FINISHED 1/6/17
M. - Swift Rivers by Cornelia Meigs FINISHED 1/7/17
N. - The Phoenix and the Carpet by E. Nesbit FINISHED 3/1/17
O. - The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien FINISHED 1/12/17
P. - Going Postal by Terry Pratchett FINISHED 1/11/17
Q. - Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones FINISHED 2/24/17
R. - Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini FINISHED 1/19/17
S. - The White Stag by Kate Seredy FINISHED 1/12/17
T. - To the Ends of the Earth: The Selected Travels by Paul Theroux FINISHED 1/8/17
U. - The Devil's Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea FINISHED 3/17/18
V. - Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool FINISHED 6/12/17
W. - The Fall Guy by Simon Wood FINISHED 3/18/17
X. - The Persian Expedition by Xenophon FINISHED 4/20/17
Y. - Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives by Gary Younge FINISHED 3/6/17
Z. - Hope: Entertainer of the Century by Richard Zoglin FINISHED 3/9/17


message 8: by Kristina (last edited Jul 05, 2017 11:24AM) (new)

Kristina Author Alphabet Challenge 2017

start: 1.1.2017

A. - Sieben Minus Eins - Arne Dahl (2/13/17)
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D. - Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon (6/22/17)
E. - The Girls - Emma Cline (5/1/17)
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G. - Silber: Das dritte Buch der Träume - Kerstin Gier (2/17/17)
H. - Thinking about Video Games: Interviews with the Experts - David S. Heineman (7/4/17)
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K. - Ich habe ihn getötet: Kommissar Kaga ermittelt - Keigo Higashino (4/10/17)
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message 9: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 02, 2018 08:15PM) (new)

Barbara ★ 2017 A-Z Author Challenge

READ: 26/26

✔ A - Dark Embers - Tessa Adams 3/24
✔ B - Lost Gods - Brom 7/1
✔ C - On What Grounds - Cleo Coyle 3/20
✔ D - Darkness Dawns - Dianne Duvall 1/25
✔ E - The Last Good Man - Kathleen Eagle 2/17
✔ F - Blue Monday - Nicci French 1/26
✔ G - Ravens - George Dawes Green 1/28
✔ H - Birdman - Mo Hayder 1/7
✔ I - Devoured by Darkness - Alexandra Ivy 7/24
✔ J - Stolen Songbird - Danielle Jensen 1/3
✔ K - The Order of Odd-Fish - James Kennedy 6/5
✔ L - Crow Lake - Mary Lawson 1/15
✔ M - Going Organic Can Kill You - Staci McLaughlin 6/2
✔ N - Concrete Savior - Yvonne Navarro 7/7
✔ O - Silenced - Kristina Ohlsson 3/30
✔ P - The Accidental Alchemist - Gigi Pandian
✔ Q -The Wicked Ways of Alexander Kidd - Paula Quinn 3/16
✔ R - Scarecrow - Matthew Reilly 2/4
✔ S - Out of the Easy - Ruta Sepetys 9/16
✔ T - The Immortals of Meluha - Amish Tripathi 1/15
✔ U - Into the Fire - Amanda Usen 12/28
✔ V - Spectacle - Rachel Vincent 6/14
✔ W - Blackbirds - Chuck Wendig 2/10
✔ X - A Killing Frost - Hannah Alexander 12/27
✔ Y - Bad Nights - Rebecca York 2/23
✔ Z - The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafón 8/18

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 10: by ☘KathyD☘ (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 124 comments i'm in! =)


message 11: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (last edited Jan 03, 2017 05:37AM) (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) | 4628 comments Author Alphabet Reading Challenge 2017

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message 12: by Ashley M (last edited Jul 23, 2017 10:24PM) (new)


message 13: by Michelle (last edited Sep 09, 2017 02:25PM) (new)

Michelle | 2931 comments Author Alphabet Reading Challenge
January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017
For "X" and "Z" you may use authors with those hard to find letters in their names.

A - Annie Walls - Taking on the Dead - 1/6/17
B - Bray, Libba - Lair of Dreams - 2/17/17
C - Cassandra Clare - Lady Midnight - 1/2/16
D - Darynda Jones - Seventh Grave and No Body - 1/9/17
E - Elie Wiesel - Night - 2/24/17
F - Fleming, Sarah Lyons - And After - 2/26/17
G - Geoff Jones - The Dinosaur Four - 3/9/17
H - harris, Charlaine - Living Dead in Dallas - 1/8/17
I - Isaac Marion - Warm Bodies - 5/15/17
J - Julie Kibler - Calling Me Home - 1/1/16
K - Karen Ann Hopkins - Whispers from the Dead - 1/23/17
L - Laura Lippman - After I'm Gone - 1/13/17
M - Megan Shepherd - The Madman’s Daughter - 1/13/17
N - Nathaniel Burns - Curse of Anubis - 7/6/17
O - Oliver, Lauren - Vanishing Girls - 2/10/17
P - Patterson, James - Zoo 2 - 1/16/17
Q - Quinn, Kate Karyus - Another Little Piece - 9/9/17
R - Rachel Hawkins - Hex Hall - 1/19/17
S - Sepetys, Ruta - Salt to the Sea - 2/1/17
T - Tatiana de Rosnay - A Secret Kept - 3/21/17
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W - Woodson, Jacqueline - Another Brooklyn - 1/4/17
X - Madeleine Roux - Allison Hewitt Is Trapped - 1/21/17
Y - Yancey, Rick - The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp - 3/23/17
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message 14: by Vickie (new)

Vickie (iyamvixen) | 1 comments Author Alphabet Reading Challenge 2017
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message 15: by Andrew (new)

Andrew (drewgrigaliunas) | 57 comments Hello all!! I am all-in!!

A: What Happens At Christmas (Millworth Manor, #1) by Victoria Alexander
B: The Secret Mistress (Mistress Trilogy #3) by Mary Balogh
C: Silk Is for Seduction (The Dressmakers, #1) by Loretta Chase
D: Pleasures of the Night (Dream Guardians, #1) by Sylvia Day
E: Flirting With Danger (Samantha Jellicoe, #1) by Suzanne Enoch
F: Run the Risk (Love Undercover, #1) by Lori Foster
G: For the Roses (Rose, #1) by Julie Garwood
H: How to Capture a Countess (The Duchess Diaries, #1) by Karen Hawkins
I: Rakes And Radishes by Susanna Ives
J: Left To Die (To Die, #1) by Lisa Jackson
K: Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) by Lisa Kleypas
L: The Trouble With Honor (The Cabot Sisters, #1) by Julia London
M: Weekend Warriors (Sisterhood, #1) by Fern Michaels
N: The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro, #1) by Nora Roberts
O: Shifting Love (The Foundation, #1) by Constance O'Day-Flannery
P: The Wild Child (The Bride Trilogy, #1) by Mary Jo Putney
Q: The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell (The MacGregors Highland Heirs, #1) by Paula Quinn
R: The Last Victim (Dr. Charlotte Stone, #1) by Karen Robards
S: Family Blessings by LaVyrle Spencer
T: The Virgin's Secret Marriage (The Brides of Holly Springs #1) by Cathy Gillen Thacker
U: A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
V: The Italian's Seduction (Romance) by Karen van der Zee
W: Summer at Willow Lake (Lakeshore Chronicles, #1) by Susan Wiggs
X: The Endowed (The Endowed, #1) by Tianna Xander
Y: A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful, #1) by Suzanne Young
Z: Fated (Dark Protectors, #1) by Rebecca Zanetti

Good luck everyone!!!

--Drew


message 16: by Darren (last edited Jan 20, 2017 02:19PM) (new)

Darren Compton | 138 comments I am in

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message 17: by PNJ (new)

PNJ (EmergencyRN) | 90 comments I would like to play if there is room please! If there is will you PM me that it is ok to play. Thanks!


message 18: by Vivi (last edited Dec 30, 2017 06:44PM) (new)

Vivi | 156 comments Hi! I would like to Play, too. :)

***Author Alphabet Reading Challenge 2017***

Duration: 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017

Books Read: 23/26

✔ A. - Amy Harmon- A Different Blue - ★★★★ - Read 6/20 (Review)
✔ B. - Brigid Kemmerer - Letters to the Lost - ★★★★- Read 9/21 (Review)
✔ C. - Casey, L.A.-Frozen-★★★ – Read 1/7 (see review)
✔ D. - Darhower, J.M. - Ghosted - ★★★ - Read 10/1 (see review)
✔ E. - Emma Chase-Tangled-★★★★ – Read 1/22 (see review)
✔ F. - Fleet, Suki - This is Not a Love Story -★★★★ – Read 8/13 (see review)
✔ G. - Gray, Brandon - The Soulstealer's Child-★★★★ – Read 3/30 (see review)
✔ H. - Harmon, Amy-The Law of Moses -★★★★★– Read 7/26 (see review)
✔ I. - Ishiguro, Kazuo-Never Let Me Go
✔ J. - Johnson, Amber L.-Puddle Jumping-★★★★– Read 1/9 (see review)
✔ K. - Kyla Stone - Beneath the Skin-★★★★★–Read 2/17 (see review)
✔ L. - Lisa Williamson - The Art of Being Normal -★★★★– Read 5/14 (see review)
✔ M. - Myers, Chris-Blackout-★★★★– Read 1/31 (see review)
✔ N. - Niven, Jennifer-Holding Up the Universe
✔ O. - O'Shea, M.J. - Catch My Breath-★★★★★– Read 2/4 (see review)
✔ P. - Patrick Ness - A Monster Calls -★★★★–Read 2/19 (see review)
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✔ R. - Renee Carlino - Lucian Divine - ★★★ - Read 8/29 (see review)
✔ S. - Sunday, Anyta - True Colors-★★★★–Read 4/5 (see review)
✔ T. - Tillie Cole - Sweet Soul - ★★★★ - Read 6/30 (Review)
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✔ V. - Veronica Rossi - Under the Never Sky-★★★–Read 4/25 (see review)
✔ W. - Willa Throne - A Sacred Vow-★★–Read 3/19 (see review)
✔ X. - Alex Dunn - Crazy For Alice-★★★ – Read 2/28 (see review)
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✔ Z. - Zaires, Anna - The Krinar Captive



A Different Blue by Amy Harmon Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer Frozen by L.A. Casey Ghosted by J.M. Darhower Tangled (Tangled, #1) by Emma Chase This is Not a Love Story (Love Story Universe) by Suki Fleet The Soulstealer's Child by Brandon Gray The Law of Moses (The Law of Moses, #1) by Amy Harmon Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Puddle Jumping (Puddle Jumping, #1) by Amber L. Johnson Beneath the Skin by Kyla Stone The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson Blackout (Lost Girls #1) by Chris Myers Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven Catch My Breath by M.J. O'Shea A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness Q Lucian Divine by Renee Carlino True Colors (True Love, #2) by Anyta Sunday Sweet Soul (Sweet Home, #4; Carillo Boys, #3) by Tillie Cole U Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) by Veronica Rossi A Sacred Vow by Willa Thorne Crazy For Alice by Alex Dunn Y The Krinar Captive (The Krinar Chronicles, #4) by Anna Zaires


message 19: by Beth (last edited Sep 26, 2017 08:31AM) (new)

Beth | 39 comments Author Alphabet 2017

26/26 completed

A: Armstrong, Kelley - Spell Bound - 1/3 ★★★
B: Bill Bryson - A Walk in the Woods - 1/9 ★★★★
C: Crouch, Blake - Pines - 1/7 ★★★★
D: Dodie Smith - I Capture the Castle - 2/15 ★★★★★
E: Englander, Nathan - For the Relief of Unbearable Urges - 1/20 ★★★★
F: French, Tana - The Trespasser - 8/11★★★★
G: Geoff Dyer - Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It - 1/28 ★★★
H: Hutchison, Dot - The Butterfly Garden - 1/12 ★★★★
I: Isaac Asimov - The Caves of Steel - 9/24 ★★★★
J: J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit - 3/6 ★★★★
K: Kim Harrison - The Outlaw Demon Wails - 2/3 ★★★★
L: Lawrence Wright - Going Clear - 4/14 ★★★★★
M: Margaret Atwood - The Robber Bride - 1/18 ★★★★★
N: Norman, Matthew - Domestic Violets - 1/22 ★★★★
O: Okoraror, Nnedi - Lagoon - 1/5 ★★★
P: Pollock, Donald Ray - The Heavenly Table - 1/9 ★★★★★
Q: Quentin Crisp - How to Go to the Movies - 7/12 ★★★★
R: Rinehart, Mary Roberts - The Circular Staircase - 2/12 ★★★★
S: St. Aubyn, Edward - Never Mind - 3/26 ★★★★★
T: Trevor Noah - Born a Crime - 1/17 ★★★★
U: Updike, John - Rabbit, Run - 6/22 ★★★★★
V: Vonnegut, Kurt - Cat's Cradle - 3/16 ★★★
W: Walter Tevis - Mockingbird - 3/21 ★★★★★
X: Alexander McCall Smith - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - 8/12 ★★★★
Y: Yann Martel - The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios - 7/26 ★★★★
Z: John Scalzi - Fuzzy Nation - 7/10 ★★★★

Spell Bound (Women of the Otherworld, #12) by Kelley Armstrong Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor Pines (Wayward Pines, #1) by Blake Crouch A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock The Butterfly Garden (The Collector #1) by Dot Hutchison Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood For the Relief of Unbearable Urges by Nathan Englander Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It by Geoff Dyer The Outlaw Demon Wails (The Hollows, #6) by Kim Harrison The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Mockingbird by Walter Tevis Never Mind (The Patrick Melrose Novels, #1) by Edward St. Aubyn Going Clear Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright Rabbit, Run by John Updike Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi How to Go to the Movies by Quentin Crisp The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad #6) by Tana French The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #1) by Alexander McCall Smith The Caves of Steel (Robot #1) by Isaac Asimov


message 20: by Rokkan (last edited Jun 24, 2017 08:44AM) (new)

Rokkan (rokk) | 184 comments trying this again in 2017. If I fail again I might try the less restricted one in 2018!

Books in normal type are possible reads, in italics are currently being read, in link form with a date have been read

A - Atkinson, Kate - Life After Life - 21/2/2017
B - Brontë, Anne - The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - 20/2/2017
C - Costeloe, Diney - The Girl With No Name - 12/2/2017
D - Doerr, Anthony - All the Light We Cannot See - 17/1/2017
E - Erikson, Steven - Gardens of the Moon - 20/6/2017
F - Fforde, Jasper - The Big Over Easy - 9/2/2017
G - Guskin, Sharon - The Forgetting Time - 2/1/2017
H - Hill, Joe - NOS4R2 - 6/1/2017
I - Ingelman-Sundberg, Catharina - The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules - 13/5/2017
J - Jemisin, N.K. - The Killing Moon - 7/2/2017
K - Koontz, Dean- Dark Rivers of the Heart - 28/2/2017
L - Larsson, Stieg - The Girl Who Played With Fire - 14/1/2017
M - Mieville, China - Perdido Street Station - 1/2/2017
N - Naam, Ramez - Nexus - 8/1/2017
O - O'Neil, Cathy - Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy - 16/1/2017
P - Paull, Laline - The Bees - 3/4/2017
Q - Quinn, C.S. - Fire Catcher - 2/5/2017
R - Riggs, Ransom - Library of Souls - 18/3/2017
S - Silvey, Craig - Jasper Jones - 19/1/2017
T - Tan, Amy - The Kitchen God's Wife - 7/1/2017
U - Underwood, Michael R. - Celebromancy - 22/3/2017
V - Vyleta, Dan - Smoke - 3/4/2017
W - Wood, Jonathan - No Hero - 11/1/2017
X - Liu CiXin - The Three-Body Problem - 15/4/2017
Y - Yanagihara, Hanya - The People in the Trees - 11/5/2017
Z - Zusak, Markus - I Am the Messenger - 26/2/2017

26/26 read


message 21: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31609 comments Mod
Please note that Gem Coins have been added to this challenge

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message 22: by Cheryl (last edited Nov 13, 2017 12:38AM) (new)

Cheryl | 905 comments I would like to participate again this year!

Author Alphabet 2017
(26/26)

A. - One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
B. - Lyrics: 1962-2001 by Bob Dylan
C. - Desert by Jean-Marie G. Le Clezio
D. - Amazed By Grace by Sheri Dew
E. - His Family by Ernest Poole
F. - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
G. - A Sport of Nature by Nadine Gordimer
H. - A Bell for Adano by John Hershey
I. - Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer
J. - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
K. - P. S. I Like You by Kasie West
L. - Breaking Dawn by Liz Murray
M. - Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller
N. - Kokoro by Natsume Soseki
O. - The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Potzsch
P. - Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Q. - Don't Cry, Tai Lake by Qiu Xiaolong
R. - Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy
S. - Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
T. - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
U. - The The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin
V. - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
W. - View With a Grain of Sand by Wislawa Szymborska
X. - Dream of the Red Chamber by Xueqin Cao
Y. - The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
Z. - The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder


message 23: by Holli (last edited Dec 26, 2017 10:21PM) (new)

Holli | 397 comments Author Alphabet 2017
Duration: 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017


A. - Angela Knight, Passionate Ink: A Guide to Writing Erotic Romance 1/14/17
B. - Butcher, Andrew, Write a Novel Outline from Scratch! 4/23/17
C. - Craig A. Hart, The Writer's Tune-up Manual: 35 Exercises That Will Scrape the Rust Off Your Writing 2/1/17
D. - Dav Pilkey, The Adventures of Captain Underpants 5/5/17
E. - Evanovich, Janet, High Five 10/20/17
F. - Flynn, Vince, American Assassin 10/21/17
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I. - Ingermanson, Randy, How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method 1/28/17
J. - Jaymie Holland, Taken by Passion 1/3/17
K. - King, Scott, The Five Day Novel: The How To Guide For Writing Faster & Optimizing Your Workflow 12/21/17
L. - Louis L'Amour, To the Far Blue Mountains 3/6/17
M. - Maas, Sarah J., A Court of Thorns and Roses 3/3/17
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O. - Owen, Mark, No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy SEAL 1/9/17
P. - Patterson, James, Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life 3/31/17
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R. - Rowling, J. K., Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay 4/3/17
S. - Stratton, Bryan, Myst IV: Revelation 5/7/17
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U. - Ursula K. Le Guin, The Tombs of Atuan 9/30/17
V. - Various, Marvel Little Golden Book Collection 9/17/17
W. - Walt Disney Company, Frozen Storybook Collection 5/17/17
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message 24: by Kay Kay (new)

Kay Kay | 1794 comments Ohhh purple coin! I'm in! :)


message 25: by Fajriy (last edited Feb 01, 2017 03:07PM) (new)

Fajriy Author Alphabet Challenge 2017

Completed 7/26
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message 26: by Diana (last edited Dec 01, 2017 08:01AM) (new)

Diana Pottorff (dianapottorff) | 9 comments I would like to participate again this year! I will list the books as I read them.

Author Alphabet 2017
(25/26)

A. - Daughters of the Dragon - William Andrews (2/8/17)
B. - Running with Scissors - Augusten Burroughs (1/17/17)
C. - Drowning Ruth - Christina Schwartz (5/28/17)
D. - All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doeer (10/20/17)
E. -What We Keep - Elizabeth Berg (4/29/17)
F. - Bossy Pants - Tina Fey (read 1/12/2017)
G. - The Fault in our Stars - John Green (read 3/17/2017
H. - Dune - Frank Herbert (read 1/25/2017)
I. - The Snow Child - Eowyn Ivey (8/26/2017)
J. - If She Only Knew - Lisa Jackson (2/13/2017)
K. - A Casual Vacancy (3/2/2017)
L. - Number the Stars - Lois Lowry (read 1/2/2017)
M. - I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou (3/25/17)
N. - Twelve Years a Slave - Solomon Northrup (read 3/21/2017)
O. - The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (11/9/2017)
P. - The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath (7/22/17)
Q. - All's Fair - Suzie Quint (6/2/17)
R. - The Secret - Rhonda Byrne (2/15/2017)
S. - The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (6/28/17)
T. - Chasing Tomorrow - Tilly Bagshawe (5/28/17)
U. - Beautiful Lies - Lisa Unger (11/2017)
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W. - Lord of the Flies - William Golding (5/4/17)
X. - After Anna - AleX Lake (6/4/17)
Y. - Someone to Watch over Me - Yrsa Sigurdardottir (12/1/17)
Z. - Plumet - Michael Zarocostas (6/1/17)


message 27: by Tiffany (last edited Feb 20, 2017 05:52AM) (new)

Tiffany This challenge seems like it will be fun! I think it will help me look outside my normal authors I like.

A. - Angelou, Maya Mom & Me & Mom
B. - Bryn Greenwood All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
C. - Christie Golden War Crimes
D. - Day, Sylvia Bared to You
E. - Eduardo Sacher The Secret in Their Eyes
F. - French, Nicci Blue Monday
G. - Garber, Stephanie Caraval
H. - Harlan, Coben The Stranger
I. - Ide, Joe IQ
J. - JoJo Moyes - Me Before You
K. - King, William Illidan
L. - Liane Moriarty Truly Madly Guilty
M. - Max Brooks World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
N. - Neil Gaiman The Graveyard Book
O. - Oliver, Lauren Delirium
P. - Patricia McCormick Sold
Q. - Quinn, Daniel Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
R. - Robin Talley Our Own Private Universe
S. - Snicker, Lemony The Bad Beginning
T. - Taylor, C.L The Accident
U. - Urruela, B.T Wicked Little Words
V. - Victoria Jamieson Roller Girl
W. - West, Kasie By Your Side
X. - X. Aratare Transformation
Y. - Yoon, Nicola Everything, Everything
Z. - Zusah, Marcus I Am the Messenger


message 28: by Amy Mc (last edited Sep 18, 2017 07:37PM) (new)

Amy Mc I failed to complete this challlenge in 2016, but I'm up to trying again!

A. -In a Dark, Dark Room by Alvin Schwartz * Sep 2017
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C. - What We Find by Robyn Carr *April 2017
D. - Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain * April 2017
E. - Broken Prince by Erin Watt * January 2017
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G. - Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner *May 2017
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K. - Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger *Jan 2017
L. - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty *April 2017
M. - The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty *April 2017
N. - A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness * Jan 2017
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P. - Night Film by Marisha Pessl *Jan 2017
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R. - Any Day Now by Robin Carr * May 2017
S. - An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir *Jan 2017
T. - The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas *Jan 2017
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W. - Flight Before Dawn by Megan Easley Walsh * April 2017
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message 29: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31609 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge everyone :)


message 30: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany If anyone has some suggestions for the letters Q, V, X I would love to hear them! lol


message 31: by Kelsey (last edited Dec 28, 2017 05:10PM) (new)

Kelsey Frost (luv2teach) | 173 comments Just finished 2016 Author Alphabet Challenge and now I am ready for 2017!!!!

Books read 23/26
A. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by: Amy Schumer 4/28/17
B. Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by: Brian K. Vaughn 2/26/17
C. Three Pennies by: Melanie Crowder 8/5/17
D.Patience by: Daniel Clowes 7/25/17
E. On Her Father's Grave by: Kendra Elliot 12/28/17
F. A Man Called Ove by: Fredrik Backman 10/01/17
G. My Best Friend's Exorcism By: Grady Hendrix 2/13/17
H. The Fireman by: Joe Hill 4/23/17
I. American Street by: Ibi Zoboi 12/1/17
J. Holding Up the Universe by: Jennifer Niven 5/9/17
K. Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride by: Lucy Knisley 5/20/17
L. Truly Madly Guilty by: Liane Moriarty 3/7/17
M. One of the Boys by: Daniel Magariel 7/23/17
N. Lumberjanes, Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max by: Noelle Stevenson 7/3/17
O. The Notations of Cooper Cameron by: Jane O'Reilly 8/27/17
P.Towers Falling by: Jewell Parker Rhodes 7/14/17
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R. Lily and the Octopus by: Steven Rowley 5/22/17
S. Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudiceby: Curtis Sittenfeld
T. Rosalie Lightning: A Graphic Memoir by: Tom Hart 3/12/17
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V. Welcome to the Monkey House by: Kurt Vonnegut 8/3/17
W. The Skeleton Garden: by: Marty Wingate 10/6/17
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Y. Homegoing by: Yaa Gyasi 12/25/17
Z. Goodbye Days by: Jeff Zentner 12/24/17
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix Paper Girls, Vol. 1 (Paper Girls, #1) by Brian K. Vaughan Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty Rosalie Lightning A Graphic Memoir by Tom Hart The Fireman by Joe Hill The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley Something New Tales from a Makeshift Bride by Lucy Knisley Eligible (The Austen Project, #4) by Curtis Sittenfeld Lumberjanes, Vol. 2 Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes One of the Boys by Daniel Magariel Patience by Daniel Clowes Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Three Pennies by Melanie Crowder The Notations of Cooper Cameron by Jane O'Reilly A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman The Skeleton Garden (Potting Shed Mystery, #4) by Marty Wingate American Street by Ibi Zoboi Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner On Her Father's Grave (Rogue River #1) by Kendra Elliot


message 32: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey Frost (luv2teach) | 173 comments Tiffany wrote: "If anyone has some suggestions for the letters Q, V, X I would love to hear them! lol"

For V last year I read the Graphic Novel
Roller Girl Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
by Victoria Jamieson


message 33: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Kelsey wrote: "Tiffany wrote: "If anyone has some suggestions for the letters Q, V, X I would love to hear them! lol"

For V last year I read the Graphic Novel
Roller Girl Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
by Vic..."


Thank you so much Kelsey! This book looks cute.


message 34: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31609 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge Kelsey :)


message 35: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31609 comments Mod
Tiffany wrote: "If anyone has some suggestions for the letters Q, V, X I would love to hear them! lol"

It would help if you mention genres you'd like to read (if that is important) so you won't get suggestions you'd never read. :)

Also I suggest checking previous years threads.. You might find some ideas ;)


message 36: by JennyR (last edited Jun 07, 2017 02:30PM) (new)

JennyR (mortimerknits) | 107 comments Author Alphabet Reading Challenge 2017
01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
*Author first and last names

Progress: 26/26
Completed: 6/6/2017
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message 37: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31609 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge JenniferR ☺


message 38: by Colette (last edited Aug 18, 2017 06:41AM) (new)

Colette | 2 comments This sounds fun, I'm in :)

Books Completed: 6/26

A. - Aaronovitch, Ben Whispers Under Ground
B. - Bella, Nicholas Embraced
C. - Colfer, Eoin Artemis Fowl
D. - Dunt, Ian Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?
E. - Edwards, Mark The Devil's Work
F. - Fitzgerald, F. Scott The Great Gatsby
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message 39: by ⚣Michaelle⚣ (last edited Dec 19, 2017 06:52PM) (new)

⚣Michaelle⚣ (michaelle) | 18 comments Sign me up!

26/26 DONE 19Dec2017
A. - R.G. Alexander - Curious 02Jan2017
B. - Sidney Bell - Bad Judgment 05Jan2017
C. - Mary Calmes - Acrobat 03Jan2017
D. - Bey Deckard - Sarge 05Jan2017
E. - Eden Winters - Redemption 02Jan2017
F. - Kim Fielding - Housekeeping 04Jan2017
G. - L.A. Gilbert - The Ghost on My Couch 03Jan2017
H. - Alessandra Hazard - Just a Bit Twisted 05Jan2017
I. - Too Close To Love by M.A. Innes 08Mar2017
J. - Josh Lanyon - Dangerous Ground 05Jan2017
K. - Kari Gregg - An Unauthorized Field Guide to the Hunt 04Jan2017
L. - L.B. Gregg - Mark and Tony 04Jan2017
M. - Marie Sexton - One More Soldier 03Jan2017
N. - Jay Northcote - Helping Hand 05Jan2017
O. - M.J. O'Shea - Coming Home 15Jan2017
P. - Elle Parker - Like Coffee and Doughnuts 12Jan2017
Q. - Chris Quinton - The Psychic's Tale 19Dec2017
R. - R.J. Scott - Guarding Morgan 01Jan2017
S. - John Simpson - Murder Most Gay 13Jan2017
T. - Anne Tenino - Frat Boy and Toppy 07Jan2017
U. - Madeleine Urban - Cut & Run 28Jan2017
V. - Elizabeth Varlet - Fierce & Fabulous 03Jan017
W. - L.A. Witt - The Distance Between Us 01Jan2017
X. - Until Next Time by Xara X. Xanakas 20Mar2017
Y. - Xenoskar by Yamila Abraham 07May2017
Z. - Cari Z. - You Get Full Credit For Being Alive 07Jan2017


message 41: by Kristy (last edited Dec 31, 2016 01:19PM) (new)

Kristy Author Alphabet Reading Challenge 2017
Jan 1 2017 to Dec 31 2017
Completed: 0/26


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message 42: by Rokkan (new)

Rokkan (rokk) | 184 comments Tiffany wrote: "If anyone has some suggestions for the letters Q, V, X I would love to hear them! lol"

Vonnegut was my pick for V last year, and this year too. Jack Vance also works if you like your sci-fi. C.S. Quinn is a good writer of historical fiction for Q. As for X... I have a book on my kindle by a British-Chinese author called Xue Xinran if you want to be a purist. Otherwise the name just having an X in it works I think.


message 43: by Coreen (last edited Sep 17, 2017 04:40AM) (new)

Coreen (astheplotthickens) Im in

Author Alphabet Reading Challenge 2017
Jan 1 2017 to Dec 31 2017
Completed: 20/26


A. - Alwyn Hamilton
Novel Read: Traitor to the Throne

Date Finished: (03-22-17)

B. - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Novel Read:Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Date Finished: (03-04-17)

C. - Cinda Williams Chima
Novel Read: The Demon King

Date Finished: (01-03-17)

D. - Dan Brown
Novel Read: Angels & Demons

Date Finished: (06-24-17)

E. - Elly Blake
Novel Read: Frostblood

Date Finished: (01-14-17)

F. - Francesca Zappia
Novel Read: Eliza and Her Monsters

Date Finished: (09-17-17)

G. - Gail Carriger
Novel Read: Etiquette & Espionage

Date Finished: (02-15-17)

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J. - Jodi Meadows
Novel Read: My Lady Jane

Date Finished: (01-17-17)

K. - Kara Thomas
Novel Read: Little Monsters

Date Finished: (09-02-17)

L. - Lesley Livingston
Novel Read: The Valiant

Date Finished: (03-11-17)

M. - Marissa Meyer
Novel Read: Wires and Nerve, Volume 1

Date Finished: (02-04-17)

N. - Neil Gaiman
Novel Read: Norse Mythology

Date Finished: (03-26-17)

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P. - Pyrokardia
Novel Read: A Beautiful Mess

Date Finished: (05-06-17)

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R. - Renee Ahdieh
Novel Read: The Rose & the Dagger

Date Finished: (01-01-17)

S. - Susan Dennard
Novel Read: Truthwitch

Date Finished: (01-11-17)

T. - Trista Mateer
Honeybee

Date Finished: (05-06-17)

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V. - Victoria Schwab
Novel Read: The Archived

Date Finished: (01-24-17)

W. - Whitney Gardner
Novel Read: You're Welcome, Universe

Date Finished: (03-15-17)

X. - Alexandra Bracken
Novel Read: Wayfarer

Date Finished: (02-08-17)

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Z. - Zoe Blake
Novel Read: The Dark Forest: A Collection Of Erotic Fairytales

Date Finished: (01-30-17)


message 44: by Tiffany (last edited Dec 31, 2016 03:54PM) (new)

Tiffany Moderators of NBRC wrote: "Tiffany wrote: "If anyone has some suggestions for the letters Q, V, X I would love to hear them! lol"

It would help if you mention genres you'd like to read (if that is important) so you won't ge..."


I am not picky with genre at this point lol


message 45: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Holly wrote: "Tiffany wrote: "If anyone has some suggestions for the letters Q, V, X I would love to hear them! lol"

Vonnegut was my pick for V last year, and this year too. Jack Vance also works if you like yo..."


These are awesome suggestions. Thank you so much! I will look them up.


message 46: by Imogen (last edited Oct 14, 2017 06:07PM) (new)

Imogen (immysbookwanders) | 79 comments 14/26

A. - AMIE kaufman
B. - m.a.BENNETT
C. - sarah CROSSAN
D. - ursula DUBOSARSKY
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J. - JAMES dashner
K. - KRYSTAL sutherland
L. - harper LEE
M. - M.a.bennet *
N. - NICOLA yoon
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R. - veronica ROTH
S. - victoria SCHWAB
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V. - VERONICA roth
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message 49: by Emily (last edited Jan 02, 2018 08:41PM) (new)

Emily | 1013 comments Ashley, Kristen-Penmort Castle 1.13
Bennett, Sawyer-Roman 1.8
Casey, Charlotte-Chance 1.9
Dahlia West-Hawk 1.10
Evanovich, Janet-The Job 1.13
Frost, Layla-With Us 1.3
Graham, Lynne-Greek Tycoons Defiant Bride 1.10
Hunter, Bijou-Junkyard Dog 2.11
Ivy, Alyssa Rose - Forged In Stone 5.18
Jill Shalvis-Second Chance Summer 1.6
Kristen Ashley-Rock Chick Awakening 1.12
Lakes, Krista-Yours Completely 1.19
Monroe, Mallory-Romancing The Mob Boss 2.16
Natalie, Kristen-Alpha Next Door 1.17
O'Brien,Megan-Claim 5.2
Perkins, Stephanie-Anna and the French Kiss 2.16
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Ryan, Joya-Chasing Desire 1.11
Soraya, Lane-Change 120
Taiden, Milly-Bearly In Control 1.5
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West, Dahlia -Tex 1.7
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