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message 1: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new)

Alaina (ameserole) | 53528 comments Mod
We had one of these last year, so let's see if anyone can make it through this time around.

Option One: Read books with titles starting with each letter of the alphabet. (Length, type, ignoring "the" in titles is purely up to each individual.)

Option Two: Read books by authors whose name (first or last, depending on what you decide) starts with each letter of the alphabet.

This is just a fun challenge so no pressure to complete and no rules about lengths, if they can be poetry, manga, graphic novels, all of that is up to you. So however you decide to do it is fine.


message 2: by Christine (last edited Jan 24, 2019 03:01PM) (new)

Christine Marshall | 78 comments Alright I am going for option one I think, Titles, except i am going to do two lists one for classics and one for contemporaries. I think this year over all i am going to try to read the longer books and classics. that is why my 2019 book challenge is only 100 books. Ok so here we go!
Classics
A- Alice in Wonderland, Around the World in Eighty Days,

B- The Book thief,the Bruno Johnson Trilogy, The Born Evil trilogy

C- Call of the Wild, Cracked classics 6books in one volume,
Captive
D- Dracula


message 3: by Celia (last edited Apr 18, 2019 08:26PM) (new)

Celia Buell (celiareadsbooks) | 2471 comments I'm going to go in for both.

Titles
A - American Shaolin by Matthew Polly (2/2)
B - Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (1/23)
C
D
E - Educated by Tara Westover (1/19)
F - Far from the Tree by Robin Benway (3/27)
G
H - How to Walk a Puma by Peter Allison (4/5)
I
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K - Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird (3/30)
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M - Meet Cute by multiple authors (2/16)
N - Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg (1/12)
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R - Radium Girls (2/22)
S - Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (1/20)
T - Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (2/8)
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X - The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (1/2)
Y - The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1/27)
Z - Zodiac by Romina Russell (4/13)
American Shaolin Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch An Odyssey in the New China by Matthew Polly Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys Educated by Tara Westover Far from the Tree by Robin Benway How to Walk a Puma And Other Things I Learned While Stumbling through South America by Peter Allison Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird Meet Cute Some People Are Destined to Meet by Jennifer L. Armentrout Night of Miracles (Arthur Truluv, #2) by Elizabeth Berg The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1) by Becky Albertalli Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1) by Kendare Blake The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Zodiac (Zodiac, #1) by Romina Russell
Authors
A - Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (1/20)
B - Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg (1/12)
C - The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1/27)
D
E - The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (1/2)
F
G
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I
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K - Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (2/8)
L - The Study of Animal Languages by Lindsay Stern (3/15)
M - Radium Girls by Kate Moore (2/22)
N -Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (3/12)
O
P - American Shaolin by Matthew Polly (2/2)
Q
R - Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (1/23)
S - Scythe by Neal Shusterman (1/22)
T - Educated by Tara Westover (1/19)
U
V
W - The Tempest by William Shakespeare (4/17)
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1) by Becky Albertalli Night of Miracles (Arthur Truluv, #2) by Elizabeth Berg The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1) by Kendare Blake The Study of Animal Languages by Lindsay Stern The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah American Shaolin Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch An Odyssey in the New China by Matthew Polly Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1) by Neal Shusterman Educated by Tara Westover The Tempest by William Shakespeare


message 4: by Christine (new)

Christine Marshall | 78 comments I think I am going to go in for two books this year with a combination of titles and authors if need be... but I am going to do classics and contemporaries...
Classics
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Contemporary
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message 7: by Lexi (new)

Lexi (seraphimchick) | 48 comments Option One; Title

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message 8: by Marissa (last edited Dec 27, 2019 10:18AM) (new)

Marissa | 1110 comments I'll try to do both titles and authors

Titles
Progress: 25/26
A - An Anonymous Girl (04/15)
B - Beartown (01/05)
C - Crazy Rich Asians (04/11)
D - The Dazzling Heights (01/20)
E - Every Single Secret (01/27)
F - The Flight Attendant (03/30)
G - The Graveyard Book (03/22/19)
H - House (01/22)
I - In the Vines (02/18)
J - Jaws (07/12)
K - The Kiss of Deception (9/22)
L - Little Fires Everywhere (01/13)
M - Muse of Nightmares (03/08)
N - November 9 (01/19)
O - Obsidio (10/13)
P - Pretties (01/06)
Q - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (06/04)
R -
S - Six of Crows (05/14)
T - Things Fall Apart (01/25)
U - Us Against You (12/26)
V - Vox (08/17)
W - We Have Always Lived in the Castle (08/18)
X - X WAR: Infiltration (10/08)
Y - You (07/16)
Z -

Authors
Progress: 24/26
A - Achebe, Chinua - Things Fall Apart (01/25)
B - Backman, Fredrik - Beartown (01/05)
C - Carpenter, Emily - Every Single Secret (01/27)
D - Dessen, Sarah - That Summer (03/04)
E - Edwards, Mark - The Devil's Work (03/16)
F - Fisher, Kerry - The Silent Wife (04/30)
G - Gaiman, Neil - The Graveyard Book (03/22)
H - Hoover, Colleen - November 9 (01/19)
I -
J - Jackson, Shirley - The Haunting of Hill House (02/10)
K - Kaur, Rupi - The Sun and Her Flowers (02/09)
L - Lockhart, E - Genuine Fraud (12/01)
M - McGee, Katharine - The Dazzling Heights (01/20)
N - Ng, Celeste - Little Fires Everywhere (01/13)
O - Oliver, Lauren - Before I Fall (06/24)
P - Preston, Natasha - You Will Be Mine by Natasha Preston (06/27)
Q - Quick, Matthew - Every Exquisite Thing (05/20)
R - Ryan, Carrie - Hare Moon (02/19)
S - Sparks, Nicholas - The Notebook (03/01)
T - Taylor, Laini - Muse of Nightmares (03/08)
U -
V - Velez, Lily - The Connelly Boys (04/28)
W - Westerfeld, Scott - Pretties (01/06)
X - Xuemei X, Meg - Love's Prey (04/20)
Y - Yoon, Nicola - The Sun Is Also a Star (02/03)
Z - Zusak, Markus - Bridge of Clay (06/10)


message 9: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (last edited Dec 28, 2019 12:24PM) (new)

Alaina (ameserole) | 53528 comments Mod
I'm going to challenge myself this year, even though this is a non-challenge BUT I'm going to do a 2 ABC challenge's. One is just physical books and the other is based off of ARCs.

PHYSICALS: 22/26
A - A Curse So Dark and Lonely 3/1
B - The Beholder 8/22
C - The Cruel Prince 1/13
D - The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend 3/13
E - The Evil Queen 7/21
F - Four Dead Queens 7/31
G - The Good Earth 1/16
H - The Hazel Wood 1/12
I - Ink, Iron, and Glass 4/6
J -
K - King of Scars 3/22
L - Little Do We Know 8/12
M - My Sister's Keeper 8/5
N - Nocturna 6/22
O - On the Come Up 4/26
P - The Perfect Mother 8/2
Q - The Queen of Nothing
R - Rebel 12/19
S - S.T.A.G.S 1/22
T - Tempests and Slaughter 1/21
U -
V - Vicious 3/13
W - A Woman Is No Man 5/6
X -
Y - The Young Queens 10/11
Z - Zom-B 2/20

ARCs: 21/26
A - Analiese Rising 2/20
B - Blood Heir 2/16
C - Covert Games 4/4
D - The Dragon Tamer 1/6
E - Eyes on Me 5/15
F - A Flight of Broken Wings 7/11
G - The Gilded Wolves 1/12
H - Heir of Ra 1/17
I - The Indivisible and the Void 10/27
J - Jack of Thorns 11/11
K - Kings of Mayhem 4/27
L - Little Darlings 1/17
M - Mirror, Mirror 1/17
N - The Navigator 11/30
O - Outside 3/11
P - A Pack of Blood and Lies 2/19
Q -
R - The Rogue King 11/3
S - Spell Crazy 5/5
T - The Bastard 3/11
U - Under The Moon: A Catwoman Tale 5/10
V -
W - Wicked Saints 1/20
X -
Y -
Z -


message 11: by Amina (new)

Amina Ibrahim | 91 comments I will be doing book titles
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message 12: by Jennifer, Maker of BR Threads (last edited Feb 26, 2019 07:52PM) (new)

Jennifer | 3006 comments Mod
Hmm, just found this and think I will try. Since I'm late to the game, I've only added the books I've read/finished starting from the middle of February.

Title:
A
B
C - The Consequence of Loving Colton
D - The Darkdeep
E - The Elven
F - Filthy English
G - Girl of Fire
H
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K - King of Clubs
L
M - MVP
N
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R - #TheRealCinderella
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T - Twisted: The Girl Who Uncovered Rumplestilskin's Name
U - Up for Heir
V - Verity
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Author Name:
A - Ally Condie
B - Bernard Hennen
C - Colleen Hoover
D
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F
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H - Hennessey, Bonnie
I - Isla Madden-Mills
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N - Norma Hinkens
O - Owens, Sandra
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R - Ruth Cardello
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V - Van Dyken, Rachel
W
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Y - Yesina Vargas
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message 13: by Brittany (new)

Brittany Risko (brisko) | 488 comments I am going to also try to do titles and authors.
Titles
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B
C
D - The Dirty Book Club
E
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G - The Goddess Test
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W- Wrong
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Authors
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B
C - Carter, Aimee - Goddess Interrupted
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K- Kaling, Mindy - Why Not Me?
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message 14: by Donna (last edited Sep 02, 2019 11:53AM) (new)

Donna I'd like to try this! I'll attempt both authors, and titles:


~Titles~
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A -- An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
B -- The Bat
C -- Catching Fire
D -- Dorothy Must Die
E -- Eileen
F -- Freefall
G -- The Great American Read: The Book of Books: Explore America's 100 Best-Loved Novels
H -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I -- I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
J -- Jane Eyre
K -- The Kiss Quotient
L -- Lola
M -- My Sister Rosa
N -- Not a Sound
O -- The Outsider
P -- The Power
Q -- Quidditch Through the Ages
R -- Red Sparrow
S -- Skeletons at the Feast
T -- Tell No One
U -- Us Against You
V -- Vinegar Girl
W -- Wuthering Heights
X -- Xingu
Y -- You Will Not Have My Hate
Z -- Zoo

~Authors~
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A -- Arikawa, Hiro, The Travelling Cat Chronicles
B -- Brower, Kate Anderson, The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House
C -- Collins, Suzanne, The Hunger Games
D -- De Mille, Nelson, The Cuban Affair
E -- Erika Ferencik, The River at Night
F -- Freeman, Brian, Crooked Street
G -- Gardiner, Meg, UNSUB
H -- Hammond, Dianne, Hannah's Dream
I -- Iles, Greg, The Bone Tree
J -- Jackson, Shirley, We Have Always Lived in the Castle
K -- Kondo, Marie, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
L -- Lukach, Mark, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward
M -- Makkai, Rebecca, The Borrower
N -- Nesbo, Jo, The Devil's Star
O -- Ogawa, Yoko, The Housekeeper and the Professor
P -- Patterson, James, Target: Alex Cross
Q -- Quindlen, Anna Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
R -- Rand, Ayn, Anthem
S -- Su, Shia, Zero Waste: Simple Life Hacks to Drastically Reduce Your Trash
T -- Tomsky, Jacob, Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
U -- Ung, Loung, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
V -- Vizzinni, Ned, It's Kind of a Funny Story
W -- Wharton, Edith, The House of Mirth
X -- Xuemei X, Meg, Magic Trials
Y -- Yancey, Rick, The Infinite Sea
Z -- Zoje Stage, Baby Teeth


message 15: by Donna (new)

Donna I completed the challenge with X -- Xuemei X, Meg, Magic Trials. After some searching I decided it was either this author or Malcom X. Next time I'm choosing Malcom X, because this book was torture for me!


message 16: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new)

Alaina (ameserole) | 53528 comments Mod
Dang that’s amazing!! I think the one for ARCs might be hard for me to finish. I’m gonna have to remember what letters I need to fulfill before I ask for one lol.


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