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message 1: by Zoe, UK Book Club Creator (last edited Dec 20, 2009 01:55PM) (new)

Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
If you want to add your uncompleted A - Z challenge list here to keep track of what you've read and then edit it as you read more books, then please do :D


message 2: by Zoe, UK Book Club Creator (last edited Jan 25, 2010 05:15AM) (new)

Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
My uncompleted list:
B: Bowick, David - How To Disappear Completely
C: Cleave, Chris - The Other Hand
D: Dowling, Clare - My Fabulous Divorce
G: Gardner, Nuala - A Friend Like Henry
H: Holden, Wendy - Simply Divine
J: James, Erica - Tell It To The Skies
K: Kafka, Franz - The Metamorphosis
M: Meyer, Stephanie - Twilight
N: Nathan, Melissa - Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field A Novel
P: Preston, Marcia - The Butterfly House
R: Robinson, Catherine - Mr. Perfect
S: Smith, Dodie - I Capture the Castle
T: Taylor Bradford, Barbara - Her Own Rules
W: Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray



message 3: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments My uncompleted/in progress list:

G - Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
S - C.J. Sansom, Revelation
C - Caroline Carver, Black Tide

Slightly different to my planned list due to library availability but hey these things happen :-)


message 4: by Jo (new)

Jo So far i have done
D- Alex Duval Omnibus Bloodlust / Initiation
M- Stephenie Meyer The Host
S- J.D Salinger The Catcher in the Rye


message 5: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments I'm now working on my K with Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. Not my usual read but my Pick-a-shelf genre this month is romance hence the chick lit. Hoping I get through it okay...


message 6: by Lynne - The Book Squirrel (last edited Apr 24, 2010 01:57AM) (new)

Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3620 comments I have checked my 09 year list so far and this is what I have managed to do!

A - Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austin
B - Agatha Raison and the Love From Hell - MC Beaton
C - Could it be Forever - David Cassidy
D - Fish out of Water - MaryJanice Davidson
F - Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Scott Fitzgerald
G - Wizards First Rule - Terry Goodkind
J - Children of Men - PD James
K - In Coldest blood - Jim Kelly
L - Lady Chatterley's Lover - DH Lawernce
M - Girl Goes Ape - Chris Manby
N - The Vampire Maid - Hume Nisbet
P - All These Lonely People - Gervase Phinn
Q - The Toymaker by Jeremy de Quidt
R - The Circle Series - Nora Roberts
S - Dissolution - C J Sansom
T - The Queen and I - Sue Townsend
V - The Bronte Project - Jennifer Vandever
W - The Velveteen Rabbit - Margery Williams
X - Miss Chopsticks - Xinran

I have lots more books I have read with these letters too if any one wants any help!


message 7: by Amy (last edited Mar 14, 2010 03:35AM) (new)

Amy | 177 comments So far I have done

A - Rebecca Abrams, Touching distance
B - Anne Berry, The hungry ghosts
C - Polly Courtney, The day I died
D - Barbara Delinsky - The family tree
E - Robert Edric, In zodiac light
F - Roopa Farooki, The way things look to me
G - Philippa Gregory, The boelyn inheritance
H - M.J Hyland, This is how
J - Janette Jenkins, Angel of Broklyn
K - Michael Kimball, Dear evrybody
L - Victor Lodato, Mathilda Savitch
M - Karen Miller, empress
N - Naomi Novik, Temeraire
O - Joyce Carol Oates, My sister, my love
P - Vicki Pettersson, The taste of night
R - Rebcca Reisart, Ophelia's revenge
S - C. J. Sansom, Dissolution
T - Hsu-Ming Teo, Behind the moon
U - Linn Ullmann, A blessed child
V - Beth Vaughan, Red gloves
W - Ann Weisgarber, The personal history of Rachel DuPree
X - Xinran, Miss Chopstick
Z - Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The angel's game


message 8: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments So far I've done:
G - Neil Gaiman, the Graveyard Book
C - Caroline Carver, Black Tide
S - C.J. Sansom, Revelation
K - Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic

Next one my list is the Executioners Art by David Fine and Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett


message 9: by Liz, Moderator (last edited Aug 24, 2009 08:10PM) (new)

Liz | 3398 comments Mod
Ok, I'm just starting on this, but due to the limited choice on the letter 'X' I am cheating here.... A few months back I read The Good Women of China by Xinran, so I'm adding that to the challenge before I start.

I've got books in mind for all letters now, except I need an 'N' 'Q' 'U' and 'Y'
Any suggestions?

Currently tackling 'R'- Salman Rushdie: Midnight's Children

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie The Good Women of China Hidden Voices by Xinran


message 10: by Liz, Moderator (last edited Aug 24, 2009 08:48PM) (new)

Liz | 3398 comments Mod
Zoe wrote: "My uncompleted list:
J: James, Erica - Tell It To The Skies
M: Meyer, Stephanie - Twilight
P: Preston, Marcia - The Butterfly House"


I've got Twilight on my list - got to be done - I want to know what the big fuss is about!

Ok the list I will be facing is:
A- Margaret Atwood The Edible Woman
B- Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451
C- Beatrice Colin The Glimmer Palace
D- Charles Dickens Great Expectations
E- Laura Esquivel Like Water for Chocolate A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies
F- Anne Frank Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl
G- Amitav Ghosh Sea of Poppies
H- Helen Hanff 84, Charing Cross Road
I- Kazuo Ishiguro A Pale View of Hills
J- Henry James The Portrait of a Lady
K- Barbara Kingsolver The Poisonwood Bible
L- Steig Larsson The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
M- Stephanie Meyer Twilight
N- tbc
O- Michael Ondaartje The English Patient
P- Ian Pears The Dream of Scipio
Q- tbc
R- Salman Rushdie Midnight's Children
S- Eric Schlosser Fast Food Nation
T- Rose Tremain Restoration
U- tbc
V- Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse-Five
W- Tim Winton Cloudstreet A Novel
X- Xinran The Good Women of China Hidden Voices
Y- tbc
Z- Markus Zusak The Book Thief

Phew!


message 11: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments I've finished my F with David Fine's the Executioners Art. I'm starting my P next with Terry Pratchett's Moving Pictures.


message 12: by Jo (new)

Jo Liz wrote: "Ok, I'm just starting on this, but due to the limited choice on the letter 'X' I am cheating here.... A few months back I read The Good Women of China by Xinran, so I'm adding that to the challenge..."

Some ideas for N

Alyson Noel
Audrey Niffenegger
Jon Niven



message 13: by Liz, Moderator (new)

Liz | 3398 comments Mod
Jo wrote: "Liz wrote: "Ok, I'm just starting on this, but due to the limited choice on the letter 'X' I am cheating here.... A few months back I read The Good Women of China by Xinran, so I'm adding that to t..."

Hi Jo,
Thanks for the suggestions. Sadly, have already read The Time Traveler's Wife, but might give The Band's Music from Big Pink A Novella or Kill Your Friends a try....


message 14: by Jo (new)

Jo Glad to help :) I want to read Kill Your Friends so if you read that one you will have to tell me if its good or not!


message 15: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments And I've finished the P, this is taking longer than I thought, keep getting distracted by other books with letters I've already done, I must be more disciplined...


message 16: by Liz, Moderator (new)

Liz | 3398 comments Mod
Hey I think you're doing very well (I just noticed you took three days to read your P!!!!) 2 weeks is my usual!


message 17: by Zoe, UK Book Club Creator (new)

Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
Sam wrote: "keep getting distracted by other books with letters I've already done, I must be more disciplined..."

I just read Blue by Sue Mayfield and then realised I'd already read an M :(


message 18: by Caroline (last edited Mar 19, 2010 12:35PM) (new)

Caroline | 15 comments I'm going to keep track of my progress here and update.

C - Agatha Christie - Why didn't they ask Evans ?
D - Jeffery Deaver - The Cold Moon
E - Janet Evanovich - High Five
F - Cornelia Funke - Inkheart
G - Neil Gaiman - Stardust
H - Victoria Hislop - The Return
P - Philip Pullman - Northern Lights
R - Jed Rubenfeld - The Interpretation of Murder
S - Erica Spindler - Copycat
T - G.P. Taylor - Shadowmancer
Z - Carlos Ruiz Zafon - Shadow of the Wind


message 19: by Sam (last edited Oct 05, 2009 08:04AM) (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments My list so far:

C - Black Tide, Caroline Carver
D - A Human Condition, Rhys Davies
F - The Executioner's Art, David Fine
G - The Graveyward Book, Neil Gaiman
H - The Ghosts of Sleath, James Herbert
K - Confessions of a Shopaholic, Sophie Kinsella
L - Let The Right One In, John Ajvide Lindqvist
M - The Crossing, Cormac McCarthy
P - Moving Pictures, Terry Pratchett
S - Revelation, CJ Sansom
Z - The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

Ongoing with Kelley Armstrong's Stolen now :-)


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3620 comments Just added my 'X' Miss Chopsticks by Xinran


message 21: by Sam (last edited Oct 16, 2009 04:23AM) (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments My list updated

A - Stolen, Kelley Armstrong
B - Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
C - Black Tide, Caroline Carver
D - A Human Condition, Rhys Davies
F - The Executioner's Art, David Fine
G - The Graveyward Book, Neil Gaiman
H - The Ghosts of Sleath, James Herbert
K - Confessions of a Shopaholic, Sophie Kinsella
L - Let The Right One In, John Ajvide Lindqvist
M - The Crossing, Cormac McCarthy
P - Moving Pictures, Terry Pratchett
S - Revelation, CJ Sansom
Z - The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

Don't know what's next, I'm going to consult my Hay Book Tower and see :-)


message 22: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Finished my T with The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas, not gotta decide what to read next oh decisions decisions decisions :-)


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

My list so far...

A - A Place Called Here by Cecelia Ahern
B - Too Close To Home by Linwood Barclay
C - Silent Night by Mary Higgins Clark
E - A Quiet Belief in Angels by R.J Ellory
F - Wedding Season by Katie Fforde
G - Stardust by Neil Gaimen
H - A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
K - The Secret Dreamworld Of A Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
S - The Babysitter by R.L Stine

My next one to read is Three In A Bed by Carmen Reid


message 24: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Havn't done anything on this for a while, I'm getting distracted by other things (namely my Hay book tower, which I am slowly working my way through). Must get focused...


message 25: by Zoe, UK Book Club Creator (new)

Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
Same!! Uni's too distracting!


message 26: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Zoe wrote: "Same!! Uni's too distracting! "

At least that's a legitamite excuse Zoe, you do have to focus on it after all :-) Mine however is not quite a valid...lol


message 27: by Jo (new)

Jo I am having the same problem. I keep buying new books and reading them and not focusing on getting my A-Z done. I have probably read some and not added them aswell and forgot about it.


message 28: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments I'm certaintly glad to hear I'm not the only one getting distracted by other things (namely books) here :-)


message 29: by Liz, Moderator (new)

Liz | 3398 comments Mod
My good intentions have been foiled too... I seem to end up reading authors with the same initial, which doesn't progress the A-Z challenge at all...


message 30: by Zoe, UK Book Club Creator (new)

Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
Haha yeah I have found that too!!


message 31: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Finally made it back to this challenge with Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho will update when finished :-)


message 32: by Jo (new)

Jo This is mine so far

A-
B- Kevin Brooks (Road of the Dead)
C- Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games)
D- Alex Duvel (Bloodlust & Initiation)
E- Bret Easton Elis (American Psycho)
F- Janet Fitch (White Oleander)
G- Neil Gaiman (Stardust)
H- Charlaine Harris (Dead Until Dark)
I- Washington Irving (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
J-
K- Stephen King (Salems Lot)
L-
M- Stephenie Meyer (The Host)
N- Audrey Niffenigger (The Time Travelers Wife)
O-
P- Sylvia Plath (The Bell Jar)
Q-
R-
S- J. D. Salinger (Catcher In The Rye)
T-
U-
V-
W- Scott Westerfield (Peeps)
X-
Y-
Z-


message 33: by Liz, Moderator (last edited Feb 12, 2010 05:08AM) (new)

Liz | 3398 comments Mod
Updated Feb 2010, I've made some progress:
A- Jane Austen & Seth Grahame Smith Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
B- Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451
C- Beatrice Colin The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite
D- Guy Delisle Pyongyang A Journey in North Korea
E- Kim Edwards The Memory Keeper's Daughter
G- Neil Gaiman Stardust
H- Neil Humphries Notes From an Even Smaller Island
L- John Adjvide Linqvist Let the Right One In
M- Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall
R- Salman Rushdie Midnight's Children
S- Kathryn Stockett The Help
W- David Wroblewski The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
X- Xinran The Good Women of China Hidden Voices
Z- Carlos Ruiz Zafon The Shadow of the Wind

I still need and F,I,J,K,N,O,P,Q,T,U,V & Y

Nothing on the bookshelf with the right letter. Off to the library in search of The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas....
The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas


message 34: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Reading another one that'll help with this challenge, now also reading Green Power by Charles Vrooman, again will update when finished :-D


message 35: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Finally finished another book for this with Charles Vrooman's Green Power and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a very good environmental thriller with good action sequences and well developed characters, even the technical bits were easy to read.


message 36: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Finished my E with Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho and thoroughly enjoyed it. Warning to those of a sensitive disposition though it does get very graphic as the story continues so not for the squeamish :-)


message 37: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments My updated list for November:

A - Stolen, Kelley Armstrong
B - Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
C - Black Tide, Caroline Carver
D - A Human Condition, Rhys Davies
E - American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
F - The Executioner's Art, David Fine
G - The Graveyward Book, Neil Gaiman
H - The Ghosts of Sleath, James Herbert
K - Confessions of a Shopaholic, Sophie Kinsella
L - Let The Right One In, John Ajvide Lindqvist
M - The Crossing, Cormac McCarthy
P - Moving Pictures, Terry Pratchett
S - Revelation, CJ Sansom
V - Green Power, Charles Vrooman
Z - The Book Thief, Markus Zusak


message 38: by Liz, Moderator (new)

Liz | 3398 comments Mod
Sam wrote: "My updated list for November:

A - Stolen, Kelley Armstrong
B - Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
C - Black Tide, Caroline Carver
D - A Human Condition, Rhys Davies
E - American Psycho, Bret E..."

Sam, you are storming through the alphabet! I think I need to choose slimmer volumes if I'm going to get anywhere! Doesn't help that I just read another Guy Delisle.

Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle


message 39: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Thanks Liz, I've slowed down a bit of late gotten distracted by other books and challenges, still trying to tie them all together but it doesn't always work :-)

Keep at it, you'll get there :-D


message 40: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Just finished my W with John "Lofty" Wiseman's SAS Survival Handbook How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea. No idea what's next, will have to consult by Hay Book Tower and see ;-)


message 41: by Zoe, UK Book Club Creator (last edited Dec 02, 2009 08:46AM) (new)

Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
Argh! Just read one with the wrong letter again! :( Was a good book though (Kissing in Manhattan) so worth it :P


message 42: by Beth (new)

Beth Only just started this, so here's my 'list'!

D - The Stone Monkey, Jeffery Deaver


message 43: by Zoe, UK Book Club Creator (new)

Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
Oh no, I just did it again! Just read The World Is Full of Married Men by Jackie Collins! I'm not very good at this!!


message 44: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Oh Zoe do you keep getting distracted by other books lol. I've managed to get back on the challenge with The Penguin Book of Welsh Short Stories edited by Alun Richards (I'm assuming I go by the edited and not the author of each story?)


message 45: by Zoe, UK Book Club Creator (new)

Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
I do! I started reading a new book last night, certain that I hadn't read anything for M, then I logged on this morning and found out that I had, so I'm reading another book that wont help!!


message 46: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Oh dear lol, that's why I've kept a paper copy of my list as well to try and avoid doing that...and yet I still get distracted by other books...ooops lol


message 47: by Zoe, UK Book Club Creator (new)

Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
Think I may have to get myself a paper list!!


message 48: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments I find it handy to have on me when in the library as it actually helps me to decide which book to get if I can't decide :-)


message 49: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Finished my R with the Penguin Book of Welsh Short Stories and found it very enjoyable, quite a mix of human emotion and character and a good insight into day to day life in the smaller Welsh towns and villages.

Have no idea what I'm going to read next, think I'm running out of new letters in my to read pile (thank god it's Christmas soon so more books for me lol)


message 50: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn (26kathryn) | 50 comments So far I've only done two:
B - The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
L - Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence


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