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message 1: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (last edited Dec 26, 2017 03:19PM) (new)

Renee M | 4775 comments Mod
One of my favorites! This will run all year.
26 Books in one year, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. (Not counting articles like "a," "an" or "the") to create your own special Alphabet Soup.

For example:
A- And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
B- Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
C- The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Etc.

You may use books that are from other challenges.
You may want to create a post with just the alphabet, then fill in books as you read them. Or create a "master list" of what you plan to read, then check them off as you finish each.

This thread is also the place to come for ideas on titles for letters that are trickier to find.

XXX- see below for new criteria for this letter


message 2: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4775 comments Mod
I'm changing up the criteria for X this year. You have a choice here:
1) A book title that starts with X
Example: Xingu
2) A title in which X plays a prominent part
Example: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
3) A "number" title
Example: 1984


message 3: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (last edited Dec 26, 2017 03:24PM) (new)

Renee M | 4775 comments Mod
Template...

Alphabet Soup Template


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message 4: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4775 comments Mod
Reserved for Updates


message 5: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1450 comments Mod
Yay, X will be much easier! Now to find the elusive "Z"...


message 6: by Tammie (new)

Tammie Tackett i'm in


message 9: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4775 comments Mod
I agree that this one is a fairly challenging Challenge. There's always a few letters that are hard to fill.


message 10: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 77 comments Yes! I always read way more than 26 books per year, but have some letters that get away from me. Before I know it, it's too late!


message 11: by Shirley (last edited Apr 26, 2018 07:27AM) (new)

Shirley Dufault | 22 comments Im in

A- Amelia By Diana Palmer (1/31)
B-Beastly By Alex Flinn ( 2/08)
C- Country By Danielle Steel ( 1/18)
D- Dance Upon The Air by Nora Roberts (1/30)
E- Exit Strategy By Kelley Armstrong ( 2/11)
F-The Finest Hours: The True Story Of The U.S Guard's Coast Most Daring Sea Rescue. ( 1/11)
G- Grey By E L James (2/15)
H- Heart Of Stone By Diana Palmer (1/25)
I- Impossibly Pregnant by Nicola Marsh (2/24)
J- Justice For Mackenzie By Susan Stoker (3/8)
K- Keeper Of The Heart By Johanna Lindsey (3/15)
L- Little Princes by Conor Grennan ( 1/24)
M- My Blue Suede Shoes By Tracy Price- Thompson (1/14)
N-Now You See M by James Patterson- (4/2)
O- Out Of The Silent Planet by C.S Lewis (1/15)
P- Poppy Done to death By Charlanie Harris ( 1/22)
Q-A Quest of heroes by Morgan Rice ( 4/12)
R- Redeemed by P.C Cast ( 1/11)
S- Speaking in bones by Kathy Riches
T- Tribute by Nora Roberts (4/08)
U- Underneath It All by Kate Cantebary - (4/4)
V-Verity by Clarie Farrell (4/17)
W- Winter Roses by Diana Palmer (1/25)
X- XO by Jeffery Deaver( 4/23)
Y- Year One by Nora Roberts ( 1/7)
Z-Zeus by Kamery Solomon (4/26)

DONE On April 26


message 13: by Gaijinmama (last edited Nov 02, 2018 11:04PM) (new)

Gaijinmama | 12 comments I haven't participated much in this group; high time to change that!
Count me in.

Gaijinama's Alphabet Soup Challenge
update 11/3/18


A-Apocalypse by Nancy Springer
B-The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirezvani
C- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
D-The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Leguin
E-Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate You
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L-The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carrolly Erickson
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P-Pandora by Anne Rice
Q-The Queen Is Dead by Kate Locke
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S-Streets of Laredo by Larry McMurtry 10/6
T-Tam Lin by Pamela Dean 10/30
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V- The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice
W-Watership Down
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message 14: by Nancy Ann (last edited Feb 25, 2018 06:06PM) (new)

Nancy Ann Bello | 77 comments This looks like fun: I am in.


Alphabet Soup Challenge
9/26

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E- Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by: Gail Honeyman 1/7/18
F- The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom 1/19/18
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I- The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Gilman 1/30/18
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L- The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian -- 1/16/18
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N-The New York Idea - (Adapted by David Auburn. From the original by Langdon Mitchell). 1/8/18
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P- The Places In Between by Rory Stewart -- 1/13/18
Q- The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin 2/25/18
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S- Still Me by Jojo Moyes
T- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
U- Uncommon Type - some stories by Tom Hanks
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message 15: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4775 comments Mod
So glad to see new faces and also many who enjoyed this challenge in past years!


message 18: by Kathy (last edited Mar 07, 2018 07:28AM) (new)

Kathy | 150 comments Rd 1
A - Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke
B - (The) Bombay Boomerang by Franklin Dixon
C (The) Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
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E - Éclair and Present Danger by Laura Bradford
F - Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child
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H - Hardcore Twenty-four by Janet Evanovich
I - I could pee on this by Francesco Marciuliano
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L - (The) Little Shop of Murders by Susan Goodwill
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P - Paradise Valley by C. J. Box
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R - Ricochet Joe by Dean Koontz
S - Scandal in Skibbereen by Shelia Connolly
T - The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess
U
V - Valentine Murder by Leslie Meier
W - (The) Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
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message 19: by Jenn (last edited Jan 11, 2018 04:17PM) (new)


message 20: by Tina (last edited Jan 06, 2018 11:59AM) (new)

Tina Choy | 51 comments Going to try this one again
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E - The End Game
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message 22: by Mariana (last edited Nov 07, 2018 06:54PM) (new)

Mariana | 34 comments I'd like to participate!


Alphabet Soup

TOTAL: 11/26

✔ A - Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
✔ B - The Beauty and the Beast
✔ C - Carry On
_ D - A Darker Shade of Magic / Dorothy Must Die / The Dream Thieves
_ E - Edgar Allan Poe Short Stories
✔ F - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
✔ G - The Girl on the Train
_ H - Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey
✔ I - Irish Fairy and Folk Tales
_ J - Jane Eyre
_ K - The Kind Worth Killing
✔ L - Lill's Travels in Santa Claus Land, and Other Stories
✔ M - The Marquise of O
_ N - The Night Circus
_ O - Obsidio
✔ P - Pé Descalço
_ Q - The Queen of Spades and Other Stories
_ R - The Raven Boys / Room / The Rose & the Dagger
_ S - The Sea of Monsters
✔ T - The Little Prince
✔ U - An Unseen Attraction
_ V - Very Good, Jeeves!
_ W - We Are the Ants / The Wicked Will Rise / The Wrath and the Dawn
_ X - X Marks the Spot, We're All Going to Die!... So What's for Lunch?
_ Y - Yellow Brick War
_ Z - The Zillionaire Vampire Cowboy's Secret Werewolf Babies

The order I've read them in:

Pé Descalço by Ricardo Frade The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll The Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve Irish Fairy and Folk Tales by Various The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The Marquise of O by Heinrich von Kleist Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander An Unseen Attraction (Sins of the Cities, #1) by K.J. Charles Carry On (Simon Snow, #1) by Rainbow Rowell Lill's Travels in Santa Claus Land, and Other Stories by Ellis Towne


message 23: by Gena (last edited Oct 20, 2018 07:07AM) (new)

Gena | 30 comments I'm Finished!!! 10.20.18

I Love This Challenge!!
2018 Alphabet Soup

A-The Appeal by John Grisham
B-Big Little Lies by Liana Moriarty
C-The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
D-daughter by asha bandele
E-Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
F-Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
G-The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter/ The Girl with the Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee
H-The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
I-I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
J-Johnny Tramain by Esther Forbes
K-The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
L-The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
M-The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
N-Night Film by Marisha Pessl
O-Our Little Secret by Roz Nay
P-The Paperboy by Pete Dexter
Q-The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton
R-The Round House by Louise Erdrich
S-The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison/Star Lake Saloon and Housekeeping cottages by Sara Rath/A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
T-Turtles all the Way Down by John Green
U-Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
V-Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
W-The Whistler by John Grisham/The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
X-Looking For X by Deborah Ellis
Y-You're Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day
Z-Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien


message 25: by Nancy Ann (new)

Nancy Ann Bello | 77 comments I am on my third book starting with the letter F. Not getting very far in this challenge.


message 26: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Jones (tiffers919) | 59 comments Nancy wrote: "I am on my third book starting with the letter F. Not getting very far in this challenge."
I keep reading books that start with A and I’ve read at least 2 that start with U.


message 27: by Nancy Ann (new)

Nancy Ann Bello | 77 comments Tiffany wrote: "Nancy wrote: "I am on my third book starting with the letter F. Not getting very far in this challenge."
I keep reading books that start with A and I’ve read at least 2 that start with U."

I think it is funny - I like to fill in challenges when I am done with the book --- I am like "Oh Man" another F. my next book starts with a U. I am in the next round.
Have a wonderful day


message 28: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Jones (tiffers919) | 59 comments That’s how I’m doing mine. At least for now, I plan to just read like I normally would. I got my C but am now reading another U (lol)


message 29: by Anna (last edited Mar 23, 2018 07:18AM) (new)


message 30: by Dani (last edited May 17, 2018 03:38AM) (new)

Dani Wood (zeldamay93) | 7 comments I’m up for the challenge! Haven’t done much so far, but I’ll go on break from uni soon!!

May have also taken this one step further and told myself I couldn't read two or more books by the same author. Certainly getting through my want-to-read list with some authors I wouldn't normally go for now.

8/26 as at 8th May

A- A.K.A Fudgepuddle - Fin Ross (8/2)
B- Bridge to Terabithia (8/5)
C-Cruel Beauty - Rosamund Hodge (3/5)
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E-the Eye of the World - Robert Jordan (25/2)
F-Forests of Silence - Emily Rodda (30/3)
G-Great Gatsby (26/4)
H-Hurricane Hex - Charmed (11/2)
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S- A Study in Scarlet (16/5)
T-Tempests and Slaughter (18/4)
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X- X - Sue Grafton (2/3)
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message 31: by Ashy Khaira (last edited Feb 14, 2018 05:34AM) (new)

Ashy Khaira (asreenkhaira) | 8 comments Love to Join the challenge and here are the books to go with the alphabets so far :)


A-A Lady In Shadows by Lene Kaaberbol
B-Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost
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D-Doctor Death by Lene Kaaberbol
E-Everything In Its Time by Dee Davis
F-Flameout by Keri Arthur
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H-Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalo
I-Into The Fire by Jeaniene Frost
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O-Overbite by Meg Cabot
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R-Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
S-Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo
T-Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost
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W-Wicked Embers by Keri Arthur
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message 32: by R.B. (last edited Aug 21, 2018 07:25AM) (new)

R.B. | 7 comments Alphabet Soup Challenge 2018
13/26

_ A - American Fairy Tales by L. Frank Baum
✔ B - Buy a Whisker by Sofie Ryan 3★ 28/4
✔ C - Cat on the Edge by Shirley Rousseau Murphy 1★ 13/8 review
✔ D - Dead Men Don't Crochet by Betty Hechtman 3★ 20/8 review
_ E - Every Breath by Ellie Marney
✔ F - Fat Cat At Large by Janet Cantrell 2★ 28/8 review
✔ G - Going Through the Notions by Cate Price 4★s 6/5 review
_ H - Head Case by Jennifer Oko
_ I - If You've Got It, Haunt It by Rose Pressey
✔ J - As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto 5★ 11/8
✔ K - Knife Skills by Julie Adler 5★ 20/5 review
✔ L - Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass 4★ 13/5 review
✔ M - Mum's the Word by Kate Collins 1★ 1/5 review
_ N - The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
_ O - Oracle by J.C. Martin
✔ P - Paws and Effect by Sofie Kelly 3★ 2/4
_ Q - The Question of the Missing Head by E.J. Copperman
_ R - Racconti straordinari by Edgar Allan Poe
✔ S - Southern Spirits by Angie Fox 2★ 22/5 review
✔ T - A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly 3★ 4/5 review
_ U - The Unsuspecting Mage by Brian S. Pratt
_ V - Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots by Seanan McGuire
✔ W - The Whole Cat and Caboodle by Sofie Ryan 23/4
_ X -
_ Y - Yeast of Eden by Sarah Fox
_ Z -

I filled in some of the titles I may read for this challenge, only the marked ones are finished.


message 33: by Glennis (new)

Glennis | 126 comments I'm in! I think I have a better chance of completion here than with Bingo! Lol... The good thing is I'm reading...and enjoying it!

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message 34: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4775 comments Mod
That’s one reason we try to offer a variety of challenges. Hopefully, there’s something that fits everyone’s taste, time, or interest level.


message 37: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4775 comments Mod
You can back-fill letters for books you’ve read in 2018. That might help you get closer to your goal.


message 39: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3038 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge, Stella.


message 40: by Mary Anne (last edited Dec 27, 2018 05:44PM) (new)

Mary Anne (maryanneclement) | 104 comments I'm up for this challenge!

21/26 as of 12/27/2018

A- All the Light We Cannot See - 2/10/18
B- The Boys in the Boat - 2/5/2018
C- Cutting for Stone - 6/17/2018
D- Drop the Ball - 12/21/2018
E- Everything I Never Told You - 4/19/2018
F- Forrest Gump - 5/13/2018
G- Gone Girl - 1/7/2018
H- Heart Berries - 7/9/2018
I- The Immortalists - 4/21/2018
J- Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption - 12/23/2018
K- Keeper of Lost Things - 12/27/2018
L- Lilac Girls - 5/8/2018
M- My Name is Lucy Barton - 1/12/2018
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O- The Other Woman - 8/5/2018
P- The Power of Habit - 5/15/2018
Q- The Queen: Aretha Franklin - 10/14/2018
R- Read My Pins - 1/4/2018
S- The Son - 2/25/2018
T- To Be Where You Are - 1/28/2018
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V- Vox - 9/8/2018
W- A Wrinkle in Time - 3/30/2018
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message 41: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4775 comments Mod
Nice! You’re well on your way!


message 43: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4775 comments Mod
Welcome! You are welcome to backfill your Reads since January. It’s up to you. :)


message 44: by Gena (new)

Gena | 30 comments I completed the ABC Challenge and looking forward to 2019!!


message 45: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4775 comments Mod
Good for you! 🎃


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