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message 1: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Duration: January 1 to December 31, 2019

I'm giving you guys the options of 2 different challenges this year! And those ambitious readers can do both if they want!

Challenge #1-- Titles
Read 26 books which titles begin with the letters of the alphabet.

Examples:
O - Opal
T - The Sun Dwellers or
S - The Sun Dwellers

For the letter "X or Z ", any book title with the letter X or Z in it is acceptable.

If the title contains the word THE or A it can be omitted if you want.

Challenge #2--Authors

For this challenge, you will be using the Author's name of the book for your alphabet! You can use either their first or last name. Their name must start with that letter.

Examples:
P Patrick Ness
N Patrick Ness

The exceptions are Q,X, and V. There just aren't that many writers' names that start with those letters, so those letters can be anywhere in an authors name (including initials, middle name, etc.)

If the author writes under a pseudonym, you can use either that or their real name.

You can sign up anytime, and you can backdate books if you know when you finished it, as long as it was done in the year 2019.

ANY BOOK IS ACCEPTABLE, including graphic novels, novellas, etc.


message 2: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
So I'm planning on doing both the challenges above, AND I'm also going to try my Kindle challenge again. Just because it was helpful in making me read some of my Kindle books!


message 3: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (last edited Jan 01, 2019 09:05PM) (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Titles

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J Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
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Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

Authors

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Kindle

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message 4: by Nancy (last edited Dec 13, 2019 04:25PM) (new)

Nancy (paper_addict) I am in but just the regular title challenge. Hhmmm...I think I will add the author challenge as well.

26/26

TITLE
A - Ashfall 01/01
B - A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World 04/01
C - Cujo 01/09
D - Draculas 03/07
E - Emergence 02/06
F - Fantastic Voyage 10/07
G - Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch 03/24
H - How to Stop Time 01/14
I - The Immaculate Void 02/16
J - Jurassic Park 11/10
K - The Keto Reset Diet: Reboot Your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever 04/10
L - The Library at Mount Char 01/29
M - Make Room! Make Room! 10/01
N - Night Has a Thousand Eyes 01/26
O - One Word Kill 05/08
P - The Promise 02/09
Q - The Quick and the Dead 11/23
R - The Running Man 02/24
S - Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health 06/23
T - The Traveling Vampire Show 06/12
U - Underground Airlines 10/21
V - The Vampire Tapestry 02/14
W - The Warehouse 08/17
X - Axis 11/21
Y - You Have Arrived at Your Destination 10/22
Z - Zero Day 11/22




26/26

AUTHOR
A - Adrian J. Walker 05/05
B - Brian Hodge 01/31
C - Cornell Woolrich 01/26
D - David R. Palmer 02/06
E - Emmy Laybourne 04/06
F - C.A. Fletcher 04/01
G - Grady Hendrix 01/11
H - Matt Haig 01/14
I - Iain Reid 03/09
J - Josh Malerman 03/16
K - Stephen King 01/09
L - Ira Levin 03/12
M - Mike Mullin 01/01
N - Neil Gaiman 03/24
O - George Orwell 07/26
P - Paul Tremblay 01/06
Q - Matthew Quick 10/25
R - Robert R. McCammon 01/15
S - Scott Snyder 01/03
T - Tara Conklin 01/21
U - Ursula K. Le Guin 12/13
V - Isaac Asimov 10/07
W - F. Paul Wilson 03/07
X - Liu Cixin 07/06
Y - Yōko Ogawa 10/11
Z - Carlos Ruiz Zafón 11/22


message 5: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Yay Nancy! I think it will be a fun twist on our classic challenge :)


message 6: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Zigler (toriz) | 4469 comments I'm in. Going to try for both.

Titles

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message 7: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Yay Victoria!


message 8: by David, Mr. Blue Eyes; He's the Best--Ain't no lie!! ;) (new)

David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
You can do it!


message 9: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Zigler (toriz) | 4469 comments Jenny wrote: "Yay Victoria!"

David wrote: "You can do it!"

:)


message 11: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
YAY Leigh, glad you're joining in!


message 12: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Zigler (toriz) | 4469 comments Looks like there's going to be a few of us again next year... Nice!


message 13: by Ashley Marie (last edited Nov 10, 2019 07:04AM) (new)


message 14: by Leigh (new)

Leigh | 403 comments Jenny wrote: "YAY Leigh, glad you're joining in!"

Thank you. It has been a while but I back. ;)


message 15: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Leigh wrote: "Jenny wrote: "YAY Leigh, glad you're joining in!"

Thank you. It has been a while but I back. ;)"


I'm so happy you're back!


message 16: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Yay Ashley!

I kind of do the same thing for all my challenges. I shoot for it all, but I'm okay if I come up short as well!


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
I’m in I’m in I’m in! I’ll go for both!! 😝


message 18: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Zigler (toriz) | 4469 comments YAY, Ashley, and Karen!


message 19: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Woot Karen!


message 20: by Karen’s Library (last edited Jan 05, 2019 08:58PM) (new)

Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
Titles

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B
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D The Disasters
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K
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S Sadie
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Authors

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E M.K. England
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G
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J
K
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M
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P
Q
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S Courtney Summers
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X
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Z Heather Kaczynski

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Kindle

A
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S Sadie
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The Disasters by M.K. England Sadie by Courtney Summers Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski


message 21: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (paper_addict) Happy New Year! 🥳

I’m reading my first challenge book of the year and it even starts with A. LOL


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
Nancy wrote: "Happy New Year! 🥳

I’m reading my first challenge book of the year and it even starts with A. LOL"


Ha!! I was thinking of trying to read in order, but gave that idea up right away!


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
I have my first one! 😬


message 24: by Nancy (last edited Jan 01, 2019 12:59PM) (new)

Nancy (paper_addict) It’s just a coincidence it starts with A.

Yay, on getting your first book out of the way!


message 25: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Great job everyone!

Well, I'll be starting with Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore I wanted to get it finished for 2018, it was the last book in my regular challenge, but I didn't get it done. I've just been way too busy the last week!

Hoping to finishe it tonight!


message 26: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Well, I did it, I finished my J :)


message 27: by Michele Lynn (last edited May 09, 2019 03:58PM) (new)

Michele Lynn (whrobin) | 9 comments I like the idea of adding an author challenge, it can help with duplicate title letters. But I'll try the challenge again and possible do both, not sure yet, I'll see as I go.
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message 28: by Karen’s Library (last edited Jan 02, 2019 12:06AM) (new)

Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
Jenny, I'm going to try the Kindle challenge as well. I like your idea of getting through some of the many ebooks I have!


message 29: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Michele wrote: "I like the idea of adding an author challenge, it can help with duplicate title letters. But I'll try the challenge again and possible do both, not sure yet, I'll see as I go."

YAY! All we can do is try :)


message 30: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Karen’s Library wrote: "Jenny, I'm going to try the Kindle challenge as well. I like your idea of getting through some of the many ebooks I have!"

Sweet! I hope I do better at it this year!


message 31: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Zigler (toriz) | 4469 comments I started trying to do it in alphabetical order a couple of years ago... It didn't last long. Haha!


message 32: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (paper_addict) My second book of 2019 and it is a duplicate already.

LOLOLOLOL

Good thing I signed up for another A-Z challenge in a different group. I’m putting the dups there.


message 33: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
LOL! Good idea Nancy!


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
Ok, now that’s really funny, Nancy!! We’re on day 2!! 😂😂😂


message 35: by Nancy (last edited Jan 02, 2019 08:39PM) (new)

Nancy (paper_addict) Karen’s Library wrote: "Ok, now that’s really funny, Nancy!! We’re on day 2!! 😂😂😂"


IKR!!! 🤣🤣🤣


message 36: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (paper_addict) I just looked at my list of books planned for January and there are three C’s. Seriously. What’s up with that? It’s too early for dups.


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
Toooooo funny!!


message 38: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Zigler (toriz) | 4469 comments Haha! Too funny, Nancy!


message 39: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Nancy wrote: "I just looked at my list of books planned for January and there are three C’s. Seriously. What’s up with that? It’s too early for dups."

Maybe you can use them for the author challenge then ;)


message 40: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (paper_addict) Jenny wrote: "Nancy wrote: "I just looked at my list of books planned for January and there are three C’s. Seriously. What’s up with that? It’s too early for dups."

Maybe you can use them for the author challen..."


That’s what I a doing. At least I can use them for something!


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
Oh man, here I am laughing about your duplicates, Nancy, and I already hit one on my 3rd book!? 😂😂😂


message 42: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (last edited Feb 01, 2019 03:58AM) (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Titles

A
B The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
C Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
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I The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
J Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
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O Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
P
Q
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S Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer
T
U
V
W Warcross by Marie Lu
X
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Z

7/26
Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1) by Kevin Kwan Spindle Fire (Spindle Fire #1) by Lexa Hillyer Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1) by Margaret Atwood The Belles (The Belles #1) by Dhonielle Clayton The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin Warcross (Warcross, #1) by Marie Lu

Authors

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C Courtney Summers
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H Hope Nicholson
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J Josephine Angelini
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V Brian K. Vaughan
W Jacqueline Woodson
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5/26
Saga, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1) by Josephine Angelini The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History by Hope Nicholson Sadie by Courtney Summers Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Kindle

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B Breakwater by Catherine Jones Payne
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T Thor, Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron
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2/26
Thor, Volume 1 The Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron Breakwater (Broken Tides #1) by Catherine Jones Payne


message 43: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (last edited Jan 14, 2019 05:58PM) (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Updated my post above! Speaking of dupes, I've already read 4 "S" books!!


message 44: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Zigler (toriz) | 4469 comments Great job so far, Jenny. Funny about the duplicates though... It's starting early this year. ;)


message 45: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (paper_addict) I am doing better on the author challenge at 5 books but soon to start on duplicate authors names. LOL

Reading book 3 of the regular challenge now, the dups are going over in the other group that is doing an A-Z challenge. So it’s nit a total loss yet. LOL


message 46: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (paper_addict) Jenny wrote: "Updated my post above! Speaking of dupes, I've already read 3 "S" books!!"

Ooohhh...Oryx and Crake! I love Oryx and Crake.


message 47: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Nancy wrote: "Jenny wrote: "Updated my post above! Speaking of dupes, I've already read 3 "S" books!!"

Ooohhh...Oryx and Crake! I love Oryx and Crake."


Cool! Its one of the books Karen got me for Advent. Actually, she got me the whole trilogy! I loved it too!


message 48: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Updated my post above! Added I for my titles and B for my Kindle :)


message 49: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Zigler (toriz) | 4469 comments Jenny wrote: "Updated my post above! Added I for my titles and B for my Kindle :)"

Awesome, Jenny!


message 50: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Thanks Victoria!


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