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message 1: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12049 comments A-Z Challenge: Myths, Legends, & Fairy Tales
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020


For this challenge, we will be searching near and far for mythological, legendary, magical, and fabulistic characters, creatures, and places in the titles, author names, and text of our books.

Not into myths, legends, fairy tales, and fables? No worries! These influential stories have seeped into many different stories and everyday life. For example, a book that takes place in Phoenix, Arizona, USA counts because a phoenix is a mythological bird. An unpleasant person may be described as an ogre, a term that derives from folklore, so it, too, counts. Someone may be seeking the "fountain of youth," and this also counts (towards F or Y). Creativity in interpreting the prompt is encouraged! Happy searching!

Example:
C: Changeling - found in The Stolen Child (Text)
G: Griffin - found in The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Griffin McElroy (Author)
P: Pan -Peter Pan (Title)
Etc.

Happy Reading!


message 2: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (last edited Jan 10, 2021 09:34AM) (new)

Blagica  | 12049 comments How to Participate

1. Post here telling the Challenge Leader that you'd like to join the challenge. You can choose your books for the challenge at the beginning, or add them as you go. You can join a challenge at any time, as long as the challenge is still active. You must choose a goal for the challenge.

2. Whenever you finish a book for the challenge, post here and let the challenge leader know so they can update your progress.
---Please be sure to post the number of books (pages for the Let’s Turn Pages Challenge), you have completed every time you post an update. The Challenge Leader is not able to keep track for you because of the number of participants in the challenge.

3. Some members choose to update their original post with their progress to keep track of their challenge more easily, but make sure to also post a new message so the Challenge Leader knows to go look at your original post. You can look at how other members report their progress to find a strategy that works well for you.

Example:
message 32 updated! 2/25 books read!


For more information about how challenges work, check out this thread check out this link or ask your challenge leader.

PS. Please do not delete posts! It makes updating very confusing for the Moderators! If you decide to leave the challenge, please just let us know. You can edit your original post to say {redacted}. Thank you!


Participants
Abby - 4 / 26
Aimee - 7 / 26
Alaina - 24 / 26
Alison - 26 / 26
Amanda - 20 / 26
Amy - 26 / 26
Amy - 3 / 13
Ana - 0 / 26
AnnaG - 26 / 26
Anne - 20 / 26
Ashleigh - 20 / 8
Ashley - 26 / 26
Ashley - 4 / 26
Aubrey - 4 / 10
Beth - 15 / 26
Betsy - 3 / 10
bookescape - 1 / 15
Brittany - 22 / 26
Carmen - 25 / 25
Carrie - 0 / 15
Cassie - 1 / 10
Charity - 13 / 10
Charlotte - 0 / 26
ChuiB - 1 / 26
Cindy III - 0 / 13
Clare - 14 / 13
Clem - 0 / 10
Cosmic - 0 / 15
Crystal - 13 / 26
Dalynn - 0 / 26
Darleen - 4 / 10
Deanie - 26 / 26
Debbie - 10 / 26
Deborah - 26 / 26
Diane - 12 / 13
Dianne - 1 / 26
Echo - 26 / 26
Emeraldawn - 1 / 26
Franci - 4 / 26
Gabi - 3 / 26
Garvit - 0 / 26
Gina - 15 / 26
Greg - 24 / 26
Irphen - 20 / 26
Jamie - 4 / 26
Jennifer - 26 / 26
Jennifer - 0 / 3
Jennifer - 0 / 26
Jill - 0 / 26
Jordynn - 2 / 26
Kara - 0 / 26
Kathleen - 3 / 26
Kitty - 0 / 26
Kylie - 0 / 26
Lara - 26 / 26
Leticia - 23 / 26
Library - 26 / 26
Lioness7 - 16 / 26
Lisa - 7 / 12
Lisa - 4 / 12
Lynn - 17 / 26
maddie - 8 / 26
Maria - 22 / 26
Marissa - 22 / 26
Martha - 6 / 8
Marythious - 0 / 26
May - 0 / 26
Megan - 0 / 8
Megan - 0 / 26
Melissa - 26 / 26
Michelle - 2 / 20
Monica - 8 / 26
Natalie - 3 / 26
Nathalia - 6 / 26
Nicole - 25 / 26
Nikki - 13 / 20
Nurul - 7 / 7
pjsandpages - 4 / 8
Pugovka - 0 / 26
Raluca - 2 / 26
Sarah - 26 / 26
SarahKat - 26 / 26
Sean - 26 / 26
Sharon - 0 / 13
Sharon - 15 / 26
Snezana - 20 / 20
Stephanie - 17 / 26
Sue - 5 / 26
Sunny - 14 / 14
Sunshine - 8 / 8
Suzana - 0 / 15
Suzanne - 9 / 26
Tammy - 9 / 26
Tania - 26 / 26
Tasha☺ - 9 / 26
TerryJane - 26 / 26
Tuck - 1 / 26
Vernice - 6 / 20
Vmsboss13 - 0 / 26
Wolf (Alpha) - 0 / ?

Updated to message 507!


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Winter (winter9) | 4660 comments Reserved


message 4: by aub.downtherabbithole (last edited Jan 14, 2020 11:10AM) (new)

aub.downtherabbithole (aubdowntherabbithole) Yearly Challenge
A-Z CHALLENGE: MYTHS, LEGENDS, & FAIRY TALES (#4)
Progress: 4/10

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message 5: by Brittany (last edited Nov 16, 2020 01:58AM) (new)

Brittany | 597 comments Love this! So many ways to get creative on filling the slots.
22/26

Aeromage Four Shifters and a Stranger
Baskerville A Study in Darkness
Cyborg Scarlet
Dragon found in I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 2: Fluff My Life
Elemental found in Broken Elements
Fae found in The Cruel Prince text
Gracelings found in Bitterblue
Harvester found in Murder of Crows
Isis found in The Chaos of Stars
Jupiter found in The Lost Hero
Kitsune Wayward, Vol. 1: String Theory
Leviathan Two Witches and a Whiskey
Magician found in Legendary
Nightmares A Court of Mist and Fury
Others Coraline
Pan Second Star
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Shifters found in A Court of Thorns and Roses
Tanaquill found in Stepsister she's the fairy queen/fairy godmother
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Vampires Destined for an Early Grave
Witch Flying Witch, Vol. 1
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Yowie Pocket Apocalypse
Zodiac Zodiac Starforce Volume 1: By the Power of Astra


message 6: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12049 comments Welcome to you both!


message 7: by SarahKat, Buddy Reads (last edited Oct 25, 2020 02:12PM) (new)

SarahKat | 3276 comments I'm in!

26/26


✔A: Akupara- The Hindu belief of the World-turtle, as in the title of Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
✔B: Borg: Race of aliens in Star Trek- contemporary lore perhaps?- Place-name in Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
✔C: Chelys Galactica: the world turtle in The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
✔D: Demiguise: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling
✔E: Erebus- place name in The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
✔F: Fae - A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
✔G: Glaux- The Capture by Kathryn Lasky
✔H: Harimau Jadian (weretiger) - The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo
✔I: Imps (mentioned) - The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
✔J: Jad: Lord of Emperors by Guy Gavriel Kay
✔K: Kampe: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
✔L: Lilith: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
✔M: Maji: Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
✔N: Nekomata (cat spirits in Japanese folklore): The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
✔O: Olympus The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
✔P: Prometheus: Mentioned in The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
✔Q: Quileutes- Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
✔R: Roc (puppet Vola creates): Pax by Sara Pennypacker
✔S: Set (Egyptian god that is Oryx-shaped): Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
✔T: Tevye of Jewish folklore: The Late Starters Orchestra by Ari L. Goldman
✔U: Urgals: Eragon by Christopher Paolini
✔V: Venus- Birth of Venus is how Zeb and Adam communicate in MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
✔W: Wizards- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two
✔X: The Xipéhux by J.-H. Rosny aîné
✔Y: Ygdrassil- House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
✔Z: zubir: Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay


A-Z Challenge in Member Corner


message 8: by Canadian Dragon (last edited Mar 10, 2020 05:41PM) (new)

Canadian Dragon | 904 comments Count me in 9/26

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B: Bogge - A Court of Thorns and Roses Jan 2
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P PSI abilities (text) In The Afterlight 535 Pages
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R Rift (text) These Broken Stars Jan 26
SSorcery of Thorns 456 pg (Title)
T Time Travel (text) The Love That Split the World 406pg
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V Vampire 🎧 The Strain 403 pg . Jan 9
W Wizard (text) Storm Front 332 pages Jan 27
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message 9: by Cassie (last edited Jan 14, 2020 04:27AM) (new)

Cassie | 346 comments Updated 1/14/20: Completed 1/10

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message 10: by Wolf (Alpha) (new)

Wolf (Alpha) | 257 comments I'm in!!


message 11: by Crystal (last edited May 25, 2020 03:22PM) (new)

Crystal | 695 comments I'm in.

13/26

A- Angel Welcome to Night Vale (Text)
B- Belle Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men (Title)
C- Cain Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers from the Stone Age to the Present (Title)
D- Dragon Dragon Teeth (Title)
E- ElementalSkulduggery Pleasant(Text)
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G- Ghost The Graveyard Book (Text)
H- Hero The Gunslinger (Text)
I- Incubus Demons in the Bedroom (Text)
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M- Monster Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction (Title)
N- Narcissus Hex (Text) (Greek Mythology)
O- Olympics The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Title)
P- Pemphredo Marked (Text) (Greek Mythology)
Q- Queen The Kingdom (Title)
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S- Spook Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife (Title)
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V- Vampire Hunting Prince Dracula (Text)
W- Witch The Bone Witch (Title)
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Y- Yuurei The Girl from the Well (Text) (Japanese Ghost)
Z- Zombie The Walking Dead, Book Two (Text)


message 12: by Sean (last edited Jun 01, 2020 02:15PM) (new)

Sean (fordest) | 300 comments I'll play from the beginning of the year this time. Put me down for all 26 letters.

26/26 - COMPLETE!

A - Androids, the futuristic, mythical, artificially intelligent beings, are the antagonists in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. (2/8/2020)
B - Buddha, the enlightened one who has achieved nirvana in Buddhist mythology, is mentioned in the text and title of Buddha's Little Finger (4/12/20)
C - Cassiopeia, Greek mythology's vain queen and mother of Andromeda, is discussed along with her constellation in Walden (5/10/20)
D - The Devil, Christianity's progenitor of evil, is the antagonist in The Master and Margarita. (1/17/20)
E - Garden of Eden, the biblical "garden of God," shares a name with the title character of Martin Eden. (1/9/20)
F - Foundation, the mythical world created by Isaac Asimov, is the setting and the title of Foundation. (2/7/2020)
G - Godzilla, Tokyo's mythical menace/protector, shares its name with a boat in The Crying of Lot 49 (4/27/20)
H - Hell, Christianity's fiery repository for the unsaved, is mentioned in A Clockwork Orange (3/13/20)
I - Ishtar, the ancient Mesopotamian goddess of love, is discussed in Joseph the Provider (1/24/20)
J - Jernau Gurgeh is a legendary game player from the mythical, interstellar community known as The Culture in The Player of Games (1/27/20)
K - Krishna, a major diety in Hinduism, is mentioned in The Quiet American (1/7/20)
L - Labyrinth, Greek mythology's prison of the Minotaur, is in the tile and text of Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings (1/30/20)
M - Magic, the ubiquitous element found in almost any myth or fable, is mentioned in the text of Native Son (2/28/20)
N - Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris is the setting for the legendary The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (4/24/20)
O - The Odyssey, Homer's epic poem on Greek Mythology, is alluded to several times in The Return of the Native (5/30/20)
P - Ptah, the ancient Egyptian god of Wisodm and Creation, is mentioned in Joseph in Egypt (1/6/20)
Q - Don Quixote, the knight and protector of chivalry, is used as a literary device in The Untouchable (3/3/20)
R - Rumpelstiltskin, the popular Grimm fairytale, is told in Middlemarch (5/16/20)
S - Seriphim, heavenly beings originating in Judaism and present in Christian and Islamic beliefs, are mentioned in Journey to the End of the Night (3/22/20)
T - Lamed Vav Tzadikim, the 36 rightous people who can talk directly to God in mystical Hasidic Judaism, are discussed in The History of Love (2/11/20)
U - Undead, one who was once dead but comes back, plays an important part in Beloved (4/6/20)
V - Porthos, baron du Vallon de Bracieux de Pierrefonds, is one of the legendary trio in The Three Musketeers (3/26/20)
W - Watchmen, the legendary costumed heroes, are the title characters in Watchmen (2/8/20)
X - Xerxes, the Persian king depicted as a giant god/human in the film 300 (2006), shares a name with a character in A Fine Balance (3/10/20)
Y - The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is one of Scrooge's 4 spectral visitors in A Christmas Carol (4/14/20)
Z - Zion, the promised land in Rastafarian and Jewish mythology, is mentioned in Ulysses (4/12/20)


message 13: by Nikki (last edited Jan 05, 2020 04:39PM) (new)

Nikki (nikki_framke) | 276 comments I'd like to join for 20 books please :)

A: "Anansi" - Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
B: "Bronte" - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
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D: "Dracula" - The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
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✅P: "Peter Pan" - The Wendy
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R: "Robin Hood" - Sherwood by Megan Spooner
S: "Snow White" - Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire
T: "Titan" - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
U: "Unicorn" - The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
V: "Vampire" - The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes
W: "Witch" - The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston
X: "Xolotl" - Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
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Z: "Zombie" - The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks


message 14: by Ashley (last edited Dec 31, 2020 12:37PM) (new)

Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 1182 comments I'm in. I am going to try for all 26.
26/26 - COMPLETED
A: Artemis (Greek God) - Artemis
B: The Blue Mountaints - Voyager
C: Changeling - Outlander
D: Demons - I Am Number Four
E: Elemental - World Without End
F: Fates - The Sea of Monsters
G: Ghost - The House of the Seven Gables
H: Hera (Goddess of Marriage) - Gone Girl
I: Icarus (death when soared to high) - Takeoff
J: Jack-O-Lantern - Cell
K: Korrigan (small-dwarf) - Gulliver's Travels
L: Little Red Riding Hood - The Handmaid's Tale
M: Makara (Aquatic beings) - The Deep
N: Night (Cindarella) - The Dead of the Night
O: Odysseus: The Odyssey
P: Panacea (goddess of cures) - The Patient
Q: Queen - Insurgent
R: Romance - Dragonfly in Amber
S: Scylla - The Sea of Monsters
T: Time Travel - The Time Machine/The Invisible Man
U: Underworld (Hell) - The Grapes of Wrath
V: Vadatajas (spirit that misleads people) - Divergent
W: Wonderland - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
X: Xecotcovach (Bird) - Bird Box
Y: Year and a Day (Irish folklore - missing girl) - A Stolen Life
Z: Zeus (Greek god of Storms) - The Long Winter


message 15: by Marissa (last edited Oct 08, 2020 04:19PM) (new)

Marissa | 304 comments A-Z CHALLENGE: MYTHS, LEGENDS, & FAIRY TALES
Progress: 22/26

A: Angel - Atonement (09/25)
B: Bannick - Only Ashes Remain (10/08)
C: Centaur - Rebel Angels (03/31)
D: Demon - Clockwork Prince (05/27)
E: Elf - Artemis Fowl (10/03)
F: Fae - Havenfall (07/07)
G: Ghost - Before the Devil Breaks You (03/15)
H: Hippogriff - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (01/12)
I: Imp - The Sweet Far Thing (04/19)
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K: Kelpie - The Iron King (4/18)
L: Leprechaun - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (01/25)
M: Mermaid - Sea Witch Rising (01/18)
N: Nymph - A Great and Terrible Beauty (03/12)
O: Ogre - The Kingdom of Back (04/15)
P: Phoenix - The Best Lies (01/20)
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R: Rusalka - Ruthless Gods (05/18)
S: Shapeshifter - Hex Hall (05/04)
T: Threstral - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (04/29)
U: Undead - World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (04/25)
V: Vampire - Clockwork Princess (07/09)
W: Werewolf - Clockwork Angel (04/10)
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Z: Zombie - Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss (01/04)


message 16: by Kara (new)

Kara | 11 comments I'm going to aim for 26! ✌☕

Yearly Challenge
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message 17: by Diane (last edited Jan 02, 2021 06:18PM) (new)

Diane (diane_g) | 518 comments I am in for 13. Thank you!

Goal (50% of challenge prompts): 12/13

A: Alcestis or Alceste (Greek tragedy by Euripedes) The Silent Patient (plot)
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C: Cupid (Greek myth) Axiom's End (character, Ampersand)
D: Daphne (Greek myth) The Grammarians (character, Daphne)
E: Eos (Greek myth, Dawn) Sulwe (character, sister Day)
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M: Minos (Greek myth) Catching Fire (character, Coriolanus Snow)
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O: Oedipus (Greek myth) Bury Your Dead (character, Old/Patrick)
P: Phoenix (Greek folklore) The Secret, Book & Scone Society (character, Nora)
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S: Sibyl (ancient Greek oracle) Pardonable Lies (character, Adele Nelson)
T: Theseus (Greek hero) The Hunger Games (character, Katniss Everdeen)
U: Ukobach (fire demon) Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (character, Mummy/Sharon)
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message 18: by AnnaG (last edited Dec 03, 2020 02:44PM) (new)

AnnaG | 158 comments Trying for 26!
A-Z CHALLENGE: MYTHS, LEGENDS, & FAIRY TALES


Progress: 26/26 Completed!! x1

Now having another go round

✔A: Achilles - Surname of main character in Pushing Brilliance
✔B: Beast of Dartmoor - Local legend in The Little Book of Devon
✔C: Cassandra - Mythical seer in Fire & Flood
✔D: Druids in Celts: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Celtic History and Mythology, Including Their Battles Against the Roman Republic in the Gallic Wars
✔E: Erebus - teacher at Demigods Academy - Year One
✔F: Fae - Magical beings in Winter
✔G: Grim Reaper in Reaper's Pack
✔H: Hermes character in Wither & Wound
✔I: Inti - Sun god of the Incas: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Inca Empire and Civilization
✔J: Jupiter - chapter on it in The Planets
✔K: Kon Tiki Virococha - Bolivian deity in [bookMagicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost Civilisation – the Sequel to Fingerprints of the Gods|25683609]
✔L:Leander - character in The Unlikely Chaperone
✔M: Maras - Goddess of war in Redemption
✔N: Nemean Lion - inmate of Darkmore Penitentiary
✔O: Osiris - Egyptian God mentioned in Footprints in the Sand
✔P: Phoenix name of dingo in Bloodline Diplomacy
✔Q: Queen - Rock legends in Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words
✔R: Runes - on a crystal dagger in Outling
✔S: Shaman - Important role in Ancient Civilizations of North America
✔T: Tiki - Maori god & folklore charm in Vintage Murder
✔U: Unicorn in title of Life as a Unicorn: A Journey from Shame to Pride and Everything in Between
✔V: Vulcan - name of a club in All This I Will Give to You
✔W: St Winifred - bones in A Morbid Taste for Bones
✔X: Xanadu - City with a chapter in Atlas of Vanishing Places: The Lost Worlds as They Were and as They are Today
✔Y: Yeti - possible sighting in Seven Years in Tibet
✔Z: Zeus God and headmaster in Pillage & Plague


message 19: by Sunny (last edited Oct 16, 2020 11:21AM) (new)

Sunny | 1765 comments How nifty! Time to do some fun research!

Completed!

Progress: 14/14

Reviews/Comments for these books can be found here: Here

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An Amazon in Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (Character)

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Cinderella in The Glass Slipper by Eleanor Farjean (Character)

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Giant in The BFG by Roald Dahl (Character)

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Hercules cat in Sleight of Paw by Sofie Kelly (Character)

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Isis in Deep Blue by Randy Wayne White (Text)

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King in The King Is Dead byEllery Queen(Title)

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Leprechaun in The Brooklyn Leprechaun by Bernadette Crepeau (Title)

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Nymph in The Case of the Negligent Nymph by Erle Stanley Gardner (Title)

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Wicked Queens in The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter (Title)

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Robin Hood in Mark of the Black Arrowby Debbie Viguie (Character)

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Unicorns in Into the Land of the Unicorns by Bruce Corville (Title)

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Wizard in Merlin's Blade by Robert Treskillard (Character)

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Xanadu represented by Shangri-La in Lost Horizon by James Hilton (Imagery/Symbolism)

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Fountain of Youth in The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore (Text)


message 20: by Charity (last edited Sep 04, 2020 06:02PM) (new)

Charity (faeryrebel78) | 1465 comments I’m going to try for 10 to start.


13/10

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C: Chamiaholom - Gods of Jade and Shadow 7/14/20
D: Dragon - The Priory of the Orange Tree
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G: Ghost - No Rest for the Wiccan 4/13/20
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I: Ifrit - We Hunt the Flame 5/30/20
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K: King Arthur - The Guinevere Deception 3/6/19
L:La Ciudad Blanca - Woven in Moonlight 8/11/20
M: Mermaid - Sea Witch, To Kill a Kingdom, The Vicious Deep, Into the Drowning Deep
N: Narcissus - Red, White & Royal Blue 2/16/20
O: Orion - When the Stars Lead to You 5/8/20
P: Phoenix - Crown of Feathers
Q: Queen of Hearts - Queen of Hearts 4/23/20
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S: Sidhe-seer - Shadowfever 4/5/20
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U: Unicorn - Angel's Ink 2/26/20
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W: Werewolf - Fateful 4/20/20
X: Xochiquetzal - The Butterfly's Daughter 1/13/20
Y: Ymbrynes - The Conference of the Birds 3/12/20
Z: Zombie - My Life as a White Trash Zombie


message 21: by Sarah (last edited Sep 30, 2020 08:40AM) (new)

Sarah (misssummerrain) | 756 comments I am in. Sign me up for 26.

26/26-COMPLETED

✅A-Angel-The Angels of Lovely Lane(Title)(3/8/20)
✅B-Beast-In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin(Title)(19/9/20)
✅C-Cinderella-A Cinderella Story: Movie Novelization(Title)(22/2/20)
✅D-Dwarfs-Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs: A Maynard Moose Tale(Title & Text)(6/7/20)
✅E-Elves-The Elves and the Shoemaker(Title & Text)(23/3/20)
✅F-Fairy-Fairy Godmothers, Inc.(Title & Text)(12/7/20)
✅G-Giants-Girls, Goddesses and Giants: Tales of Heroines from Around the World(Title)(18/7/20)
✅H-Hercules-Hercule Poirot 3-Book Collection 1: The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Murder on the Links, Poirot Investigates(Title)(23/7/20)
✅I-Ice-MaidenThe Ice-Maiden: and Other Tales.(Title & Text)(1/9/20)
✅J-Journey-Journey to Munich(Title)(5/8/20)
✅K-King-The American Duchess(Text)(1/5/20)
✅L-Lilith-Lilith: A Romance(Title)(19/7/20)
✅M-Mermaids-The Mermaid(Title & Text)(20/5/20)
✅N-Nymphs-The Nymph King(Title & Text)(16/9/20)
✅O-Ogre-The Ogre of Oglefort(Title & Text)(4/9/20)
✅P-Princess-Undercover Princess(Title)(31/1/20)
✅Q-Queen-A Brief History of the House of Windsor: The Making of a Modern Monarchy(Text)(10/5/20)
✅R-Robin Hood-The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood(Title & Text)(17/9/20)
✅S-Shadow-The Shadow Queen(Title)(1/8/20)
✅T-Trolls-Doctor Who: The Day of the Troll(Title)(30/9/20)
✅U-Unicorns-Unicorn(Title & Text)(14/9/20)
✅V-Vampire-The Vampire Megapack: 27 Classic Tales(Title & Text)(27/9/20)
✅W-Wizards-James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing(Text)(18/1/20)
✅X-Xochiquetzal-The Myths of the New World A Treatise on the Symbolism and Mythology of the Red Race of America(Text)(26/9/20)
✅Y-Yeti-There's A Yeti In The Playground!(Title & Text)(26/9/20)
✅Z-Zombie-The Zombie MEGAPACK ®(Title & Text)(27/9/20)


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Leticia (leticiatoraci) | 50 comments A to Z Challenge<br />

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✔️A - ✔️ The Archived (The Archived, #1) by Victoria Schwab ,✔️ Air Awakens (Air Awakens, #1) by Elise Kova , ✔️ An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (The Carls, #1) by Hank Green

B - ✔️ Binti (Binti, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor , ✔️ The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

C - ✔️ A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1) by Deanna Raybourn

✔️D -✔️ Dream a Little Dream (The Silver Trilogy, #1) by Kerstin Gier ,, ✔️ The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

✔️E - ✔️ The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1) by Jasper Fforde , ✔️ Elantris (Elantris, #1) by Brandon Sanderson

✔️F - ✔️ Falling Free (Vorkosigan Saga, #4) by Lois McMaster Bujold , ✔️ For Darkness Shows the Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #1) by Diana Peterfreund

✔️G -✔️ The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1) by Roshani Chokshi

✔️H - ✔️ Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands, #3) by Alwyn Hamilton , ✔️ Heart of Iron (Heart of Iron, #1) by Ashley Poston ✔️ The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood, #1) by Melissa Albert

✔️I - ✔️ The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library, #1) by Genevieve Cogman

✔️J -✔️ Joyride Vol. 2 by Jackson Lanzing , ✔️ Joyride Vol. 3 by Jackson Lanzing

✔️K -✔️ Kushiel's Dart (Phèdre's Trilogy, #1) by Jacqueline Carey

✔️L - ✔️ Leave Me by Gayle Forman

✔️M -✔️ Midnight in Austenland (Austenland, #2) by Shannon Hale ,✔️ Meet Me in the Future Stories by Kameron Hurley ,✔️ Mirage (Mirage, #1) by Somaiya Daud , ✔️ The Masked City (The Invisible Library, #2) by Genevieve Cogman

✔️N - ✔️ New Suns Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color by Nisi Shawl

✔️O -✔️ The Outside by Ada Hoffmann

✔️P -✔️ Perfect Lies (Mind Games, #2) by Kiersten White

Q - The Quiet War (The Quiet War #1) by Paul McAuley

✔️R -✔️ Renegade (Black Dawn, #0) by Mallory McCartney , ✔️ The Raven and the Dove (The Raven and the Dove, #1) by Kaitlyn Davis

✔️S - ✔️ Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang ✔️ Sweep with Me (Innkeeper Chronicles, #4.5) by Ilona Andrews ✔️ Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty ,✔️ Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather

T - ✔️ The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow , ✔️ Tantalize (Tantalize, #1) by Cynthia Leitich Smith

✔️U -✔️ Underground Man by Gabriel Tarde ,✔️ Uprooted by Naomi Novik

✔️V - ✔️ Velocity Weapon (The Protectorate #1) by Megan E. O'Keefe

✔️W -✔️ Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy, #1) by Emily A. Duncan , ✔️ The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2) by Marie Rutkoski ,✔️ What Kitty Did Next by Carrie Kablean ,✔️ Will Save the Galaxy for Food (Jacques McKeown, #1) by Yahtzee Croshaw , ✔️ Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm

X - I give up on this letter...

Y - Author Name: Rick Yancey The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey

Z - Zodiac (Zodiac, #1) by Romina Russell


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Carmen | 5047 comments A-Z Challenge: Myths, Legends, & Fairy Tales
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020


I'd promised myself that in 2020 I was going to slow down a bit with my challenges and, so far I joined in a couple of them , but when I first saw this one, I thought that it could be easily doable (and such a lot of fun!), that I couldn't resist jump on the bandwagon, so sign me in for 24 books.

PROGRESS: 25/25

For my list I'm going to use characters (or their personality traits, feelings, etc.) and objects from the fairy tale "Snow White" by the Brothers Grimm:

❎A - Apple: Apples of Immortality: Folktales of Armenia Apples of Immortality Folktales of Armenia by Leon Z. Surmelian
❎B - Beauty: Black Beauty Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
❎C - (Glass)* Coffin: The Three Coffins The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr
❎D - Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers (Red Dwarf series) Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers (Red Dwarf #1) by Grant Naylor
❎E - Evil: Evil Under the Sun Evil Under the Sun (Hercule Poirot, #24) by Agatha Christie
❎F - Forest: Dealing with Dragons Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, #1) by Patricia C. Wrede (Enchanted Forest Chronicles series)
❎G - Glass*: Enchanted Glass Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones
❎H - Huntsman: Lolly Willowes: or, The Loving Huntsman Lolly Willowes or, The Loving Huntsman by Sylvia Townsend Warner
❎I - Iron Shoes: Edwin of the Iron Shoes Edwin of the Iron Shoes (Sharon McCone #1) by Marcia Muller
❎J - Jealous: Wicked Jealous Wicked Jealous by Robin Palmer
❎K - Kiss: It's in His Kiss It's in His Kiss (Lucky Harbor, #10) by Jill Shalvis
❎L - Love: Love in a Cold Climate Love in a Cold Climate (Radlett & Montdore, #2) by Nancy Mitford
❎M - Mirror: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side by Agatha Christie
❎N - Narcissist: Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie Is Not the Answer Such a Pretty Fat One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie Is Not the Answer by Jen Lancaster
❎O - Old: There Was an Old Woman There Was an Old Woman by Hallie Ephron
❎P - Prince: Prince Caspian Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2) by C.S. Lewis
❎Q - Queen: The Queen Of The Tambourine The Queen Of The Tambourine by Jane Gardam
❎R - Reign: Witch's Reign Witch's Reign (Desert Cursed, #1) by Shannon Mayer
❎S - Snow: Boy, Snow, Bird Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
❎T - Tale: Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Rain Forest Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Rain Forest by Mark J. Plotkin
❎U - Unconscious: Unconscious Civilization Unconscious Civilization by John Ralston Saul
❎V - Vain: Vain Vain (The Seven Deadly, #1) by Fisher Amelie
❎W - White: The White Woman on the Green Bicycle The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey
❎X - (contains x) Box/Heart: Heart-Shaped Box Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
❎Y - Young : Letters to a Young Poet Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke


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Sunny | 1765 comments Carmen wrote: "A-Z Challenge: Myths, Legends, & Fairy Tales
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

I'd promised myself that in 2020 I was going to slow down a bit with my challenges and, so far I joined i..."


Very cool and creative!


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Carmen | 5047 comments Sunny wrote: "Carmen wrote: "A-Z Challenge: Myths, Legends, & Fairy Tales
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

I'd promised myself that in 2020 I was going to slow down a bit with my challenges and, so..."


Thanks, Sunny!
Sometimes the best part of joining in a new challenge is the research involved 😉


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Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) I like the creativity with this one! Will be fun choosing the words/gophering for the books!
Myths, Legends, & Fairy Tales - mythological, legendary, magical, and fabulistic characters, creatures, and places in the titles, author names, and text of our books.


Progress: 20/26
Letters remaining: G, K, P, Q, U, Y
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✔A - Antari A Darker Shade of Magic (text) Jan 8
Kell is an Antari—magician with rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons
✔B - Mister Bojangles: Waiting for Bojangles (title, text) Apr 11
legendary: nickname of tap dancer/performer Bill Robinson, famous song written by Jerry Jeff Walker.
✔C - Corinth Their Fractured Light (text) Mar 6
story setting is on a planet named Corinth.
✔D - Dashnag Daughter of Smoke & Bone (text) Apr 25
creatures with human torso and heads of tiger, fierce chimaera tribe in Eretz.
✔E - Ewu Who Fears Death (text) MC was an Ewu - the product of a rape of a woman of the Okeke tribe by a man of the Nuru tribe. Jul 18
✔F: Fred Flinstone A Rule Against Murder (text) May 13
character in animated tv series 'The Flinstones'. Book quote: It was like trying to conduct a modern murder investigation in Fred Flintstone’s cave.
G - Geralt the Witcher The Last Wish
he has magic powers, enhanced by a mysterious elixir
✔H - Hansel: The True Story of Hansel and Gretel (title) Mar 16
re-imaging of the fairytale
✔I: - Icarus: These Broken Stars (text) Mar 1
name given to the ship that fell from the sky.
✔J - Jana’ata Children of God (text) Mar 9
name given to one of the alien civilizations discovered on the planet Rakhat
K - kahuna Moloka'i (text)
hawaiian word for a priest, sorcerer, magician, wizard, minister, expert; a respected person who has moral authority in society;
✔L: Lethe House Ninth House (text) Aug 9
Lethe is the ninth of the secret societies dealing with magic
✔M: Magi Children of Virtue and Vengeance (text) Feb 4
term for divîners whose magical powers have been activated - there are many different kinds of Maji with unique powers.
✔N: Mr. Nancy Anansi Boys (text) May 22
- mythological - surname given to the father god Anansi, along with his two sons, Fat Charlie Nancy, and Spider.
✔O: Operation Condor The Power of the Dog (text) May 18
legendary - code name for US backed program in 1970s where South American military regimes coordinated intelligence, seized, tortured, executed political opponents in cross-border operations.
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✔R - Romani Dark and Deepest Red (text) Feb 25
Romani culture in 16th century Europe, accused of witchcraft
✔S: Squales Terminus (text) Feb 16
super-sized massive flying creatures with long tenticles that suck up and destroy all life on a planet.
✔T: Toti Burial Rites priest and spiritual guardian for the MC (text) Jul 28
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✔V - Verona This Shattered World (text) Mar 2
name of the planet that MC Jubilee came from
✔W - Wendigo (alt. Windigo) The Round House (text) Feb 7
mythological man-eating creature or evil spirit from the folklore of the First Nations Algonquian tribes
✔X: Crassus Xanthos Snow The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (text) Jun 5
the father of Coriolanus Snow and a major general during the First Rebellion.
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✔Z - zombie: Dread Nation (text) Jan. 5


aub.downtherabbithole (aubdowntherabbithole) This is my favorite reading prompt so far. I am getting so many TBR ideas! I LOVE THIS YEAR SO MUCH!!!

I want your opinions for this prompt. I am reading Percy Jackson for my SERIAL READER challenge. Would you all:
a) lump all the characters under G: "Greek Gods"
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Dianne | 5 comments I’m in. Really looking forward to this. Good luck everyone!
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Sean (fordest) | 300 comments Aubrey wrote: "This is my favorite reading prompt so far. I am getting so many TBR ideas! I LOVE THIS YEAR SO MUCH!!!

I want your opinions for this prompt. I am reading Percy Jackson for my SERIAL READER challen..."


If it were me, I would choose one god/mythical being per book that I read in the series.

And keep track of the ones I didn't use so that I could switch them around in the event that another book read later in the year uses a similar letter. For example, I might use Kronos for K, then later after reading King Kong, I could use that for K and switch Kronos's book to use Zues instead.


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Dalynn (dalynnrmc) | 97 comments I would like to participate! I'll go for all 26, and if I make it, then that will be half of my book-a-week goal! YAY!

Instead of trying to find my post here each time I need to update, I'll keep track in my Member Corner. Of course I'll post here with titles and updated count each time, and a link to the appropriate post in my thread.


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TerryJane | 1485 comments I'd like to join this challenge for all 26. Now for the research.

A-Z CHALLENGE: MYTHS, LEGENDS, & FAIRY TALES - Yearly Challenge
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2020
Progress: 26/26 -- COMPLETE


For this challenge, we will be searching near and far for mythological, legendary, magical, and fabulistic characters, creatures, and places in the titles, author names, and text of our books.

🐉 A - Anansi in Homegoing (Text)
🐉 B - [Sleeping] Beauty in The Sleeping Beauty Killer (Title)
🐉 C - Cinderella in The Cinderella Murder (Title)
🐉 D - Dragon Highfire[(Text)
🐉 E - Electra in [book:House of Names|29344653] (Text)
🐉 F - Fairy in Ella Enchanted (Text)
🐉 G - Griffin in The Griffin's Feather (Title/Text)
🐉 H - Helen in Helen Keller in Love (Title)
🐉 I - Isis in Hidden Blade (Text)
🐉 J - Jinn in Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights (Text)
🐉 K - Kijo in Strangers at the Feast (Text)
🐉 L - Loki in The Forgotten (Text)
🐉 M - Mermaid in The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock (Title, Text)
🐉 N - Nightmare in Rebecca (Text)
🐉 O - Osiris in See No Evil (Text)
🐉 P - Pan in The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan (Author)
🐉 Q - Queen in The Star-Touched Queen (Title, Text)
🐉 R - Ryu in Audition (Author)
🐉 S - Shade in The Book of Lost Things (Text)
🐉 T - Thoth in Witches' Bane (Text)
🐉 U - Undine in The Darkest Deep (Text)
🐉 V - Vampire in A Discovery of Witches (Text)
🐉 W - Weretiger in The Night Tiger (Text)
🐉 X - Xolotl in The Wild Boys (Text)
🐉 Y - [Baba] Yaga in The Golden Yarn (Text)
🐉 Z - Zombie in Nutrition Zombies: Top 10 Myths That Refuse to Die: (Title)


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Raluca | 22 comments A-Z Challenge: Myths, Legends, & Fairy Tales
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Sue Butler | 50 comments I'm in for all 26.

A-Z Challenge: Myths, Legends, & Fairy Tales
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Gabi | 62 comments I'm in. Adding the books as I go along

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Cindy III | 331 comments I'm in for 13.

A-Z Challenge: Myths, Legends, & Fairy Tales
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

For this challenge, we will be searching near and far for mythological, legendary, magical, and fabulistic characters, creatures, and places in the titles, author names, and text of our books.

Not into myths, legends, fairy tales, and fables? No worries! These influential stories have seeped into many different stories and everyday life. For example, a book that takes place in Phoenix, Arizona, USA counts because a phoenix is a mythological bird. An unpleasant person may be described as an ogre, a term that derives from folklore, so it, too, counts. Someone may be seeking the "fountain of youth," and this also counts (towards F or Y). Creativity in interpreting the prompt is encouraged! Happy searching!

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C: Changeling - found in The Stolen Child (Text)
G: Griffin - found in The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Griffin McElroy (Author)
P: Pan -Peter Pan (Title)
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Megan (ntropyincarnate) | 122 comments I'll go for 8

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Jill Rosenberg (jillyfay) | 54 comments I'm in for all 26!

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Maria (mariah90602) | 1848 comments I'm in for 26.

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A:Madness (Retelling of Alice in Wonderland) 1-22-20
B: Blood Victory: A Burning Girl Thriller (The Burning Girl #3) girl with extraordinary powers 8-24
C: Greek Mythology: A Concise Guide (mentions Cronus, the eldest Titan) 2-18
D: Devoted (genetically engineered dog) 4-26
E: Elvish: A Fantasy Novel (The Elvish Trilogy #1) (elves)
F:The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air Book 2) (fairies)11-17-20
G: Unbreakable #4 (Mentions Greek Mythology) 2-13
H:No Broken Beast (Heroes of Heart's Edge #3) -Leo is a mythical monster-man 5-28
I: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) Isabelle Lightwood a shadow hunter 8-19
J: The Jungle Book 12-8
K: Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7)
L: Legend: A Dark Retelling (Tarzan) 3-20
M:Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet 2-16
N: Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) (dark magic) 12-8
O:Oedipus Trilogy (mythical Greek king of Thebes) 3-4
P: Peter Pan
Q: Queen of Nothing - (The Folk of the Air # 3) (fairies) 11-25
R: Renegades 9-2 (super heroes)
S: Siren by Hazel Grace (mermaid) 1-8-20
T: Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale - Faerie kingdoms 8-4-20
U: Time's Convert (All Souls Universe #1) witches, vampires, ghosts, etc 8-10
V: Valiant: A Modern Faerie Tale 11-30
W: Watership Down(talking rabbits) 4-8-20
X:The Ecstasy of Xochiquetzal: A Gods Awaken Tale -( Xochiquetzal-Aztec and Toltec Mythology)1-12-20
Y:Yeti
Z:Thicker than Blood (Zoe Bentley Mystery Book 3) A murderer who drinks his victims blood (like a vampire) 8-26-20


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Snezana | 168 comments A-Z Challenge: Myths, Legends, & Fairy Tales
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

20/20

A: Azdaha - Magic Shifts
B: Banshee - My Sister, the Serial Killer
C: Curse - The Vine Witch
D: Demon - The Smoke Thieves
E:
F: Fae - House of Earth and Blood
G: Ghost - Dead Voices
H: Harpy - Magic Burns
I: Ironeyes - The Alloy of Law
J:
K:
L: Lamia - Magic Strikes
M: Medusa - Magic Slays
N: Nightwalker -Silver in the Wood
O:
P: Perun - Magic Binds
Q:
R: Rusalka - Uprooted
S: Siren - Rhapsodic
T: Troll - Magic Breaks
U: Unicorn - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
V: Vampire - Dark Lover
W: Wild Hunt - Grave Mercy
X:
Y: Yeti - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Z: Zahhak - The City of Brass


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Lynn (book_music_lvr) | 1986 comments A-Z Challenge: Myths, Legends, & Fairy Tales
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020


Since my knowledge of myths, legends, and fairy tales feels murky at best, I am a bit hesitant about this. But I figure as I read a book I'll see if I can possibly connect it to this challenge!

Consult listing for 2020 Reading Challenge 1st Quarter Challenge--Myths from Around the World

To fit in, if possible:
A, G, I, O, P, U, V, W, Y
C=Crnobog, the horned good who summoned darkness (The Tiger's Wife page 106)
L=Lesi, the hobgoblin who would ask you for coins in the pasture and if denied would turn the forest around and upside down so you were lost forever (The Tiger's Wife page 106)
N=Night, Baba Roga's second son who rode a black horse through the woods (The Tiger's Wife page 106)
D=Death waiting for you anywhere (The Tiger's Wife page 106)
Sorority Sisters
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding; and An Integrated Man
Just An Integrated Man
Thick: And Other Essays
War of the Wives
A Room of One's Own
Appleblossom the Possum
Us Against You
You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness
Secrets Of Lost Arrow "crossing over"
The Midwife's Apprentice
Long Way Down
The Laramie Project
Inferno
A Touch of Gold
Mysterious Case Case
Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale
Circe
The Overstory
Splintered Bones
#MeToo: Essays About How and Why This Happened, What It Means and How to Make Sure It Never Happens Again
I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life
Falsipedies and Fibsiennes
Hope Rides Again
I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life
#MeToo: Essays About How and Why This Happened, What It Means and How to Make Sure It Never Happens Again
The Overstory
A Fistful of Collars
A Separate Peace
Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir
The Calculating Stars
The Fated Sky
Me Before You
The Martian Chronicles
The Bridge Home
A Judgement in Stone
A Voice in the Wind
Alternate Side
Fahrenheit 451
The Tiger's Wife
Song of Blood & Stone
Cocktails for Three
The Guest List by Lucy Foley
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
Little Black Sambo
A Precious Christmas
Special Seasonal No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Story
The Relentless Moon
Rocket's Red
Long Walk Out of the Woods: A Physician's Story of Addiction, Depression, Hope, and Recovery
The Angel of Darkness
The Iggy Chronicles, Volume One
Spotting the Leopard
We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir
The Zodiac Killer
A Cat in the Manger
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street
The Cleverness of Ladies
China Rich Girlfriend
Sulwe
Amrita
Fortune and Glory
City of Girls
The Transit of Venus
Strange the Dreamer
The Grace of Kings
A Study in Scarlet Women
Charlotte Holmes and the Locked Box
The Age of Innocence
The Giver
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

17/26 as of November 11

A. ANGEL (city of Los Angeles=City of Angels)
The Library Book
B. Brownie (Scottish mythical creature that inhabits houses and aids in tasks)
The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship

Lilly's father aided Valerie in many ways...with the exception of telling the truth!
January 17--5/5 stars
C. CIRCE (daughter of Helios)
Circe

April 5--5/5 stars
D. DEVIL
Mr. Ewell is the devil incarnate. Anyone who could attempt to murder children as revenge against their father for telling the truth!
To Kill a Mockingbird

February 22--5/5 stars
E. Enenra (Japanese smoke creature that inhabits bonfires and legend says can only be seen by the pure of heart)
The Firm

Both Mitch and his wife were pure of heart in their determination not to submit to the mobsters who owned that law firm. It took guts to risk their lives and lose their 'American dream' future.
January 28--5/5 stars
F. Fenghuang (Chinese bird, also known as the Chinese Phoenix, is a mythical bird that signifies high virtue and grace)
The Scent Keeper

Both the man and his wife who 'rescue' Emmeline operate with virtue and grace.
February 15--5/5 stars
G.
H. Hephaestus-god of fire in Greek mythology
All Four Stars
(All Four Stars #1) by Tara Dairman
November 11--5/5 stars
I.
J. JUMBEE (Caribbean malevolent entity)
The Sunday Lunch Club

Anna's father was totally evil! Replacing her note with a fake one with the baby! Ugh! Nothing redeemable about the man!
January 20--5/5 stars
K. KEELUT-an evil earth spirit who takes the form of a black hairless dog with only hair on its feet in Alaskan mythology that follows, attacks, and kills travelers.
An Anonymous Girl

Is that what happened to Subject #5?
March 9--5/5 stars
L. LEPRECHAUN (Good Luck)
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding; and An Integrated Man
Just Cheerful Weather for the Wedding

The family experiences good luck in that although it is a rather windy March day, there is no inclement weather for the wedding. Though I'm not certain I would classify it as "cheerful"! :)
February 9--4/5 stars
M. MAGIC
A Darker Shade of Magic

January 26--5/5 stars
N. Navajo--Native American tribal folklore/legends in
A Voice in the Wind
(Starbuck Family Adventure #3) by Kathryn Lasky
August 28--5/5 stars
O.
P.
Q. QALUPALIK--creature of Inuit legend who will kidnap children too close to shore and raise them as her own in the sea, never to see their family again.
The Nightingale

Daniel/Ari is taken from his "family" of Vianne, Antoine, and Sophie, to be raised by distant Jewish relatives in the US.
February 9--5/5 stars
R. REAPER MAGI--Zelie
Children of Virtue and Vengeance

May 28--5/5 stars
S. SHAMAN
The Son

Eli was kidnapped by and lived with the Comanches for years...
January 12--5/5 stars
T. THIEF
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession

January 4--5/5 stars
U.
V.
W. WITCH
The Witches: Salem, 1692
X. Twisted Twenty-Six
Whoo! Whoo! It has an X! :)
January 5--5/5 stars
Y.
Z. ZEUS (King of the Gods/Sky, Lightning, Thunder)
Trail of Lightning

March 17--3/5 stars


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Tania | 963 comments COMPLETE
I'm in for 26

A-Z Challenge: Myths, Legends, & Fairy Tales
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Progress: 26/26


✓A. Angels - Robbi uses "Calling All Angels" as her ringtone in Anonymous Complaint: A Nurse's Story by Robbi Hartford (finished 1/5), my review is here
✓B. Beast, reference to Beauty and the Beast in text ("Like Beauty locked up in the Beast's castle") in Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny by Holly Madison (finished 1/7), my review is here
✓C. Centaur (mythical creature), found in text in Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race by Lara Prior-Palmer (finished 1/10), my review is here
✓D. Dragons, found in the text of The Weddings by Alexander Chee (finished 1/9), my review is here
✓E. Ella (Ella Enchanted), the first name of the main character in Last Summer by Kerry Lonsdale (finished 1/13), my review is here
✓F. Fairy, found in the text of Homeport by Nora Roberts (finished 2/11), my review is here
✓G. Ghost, several of the characters in Southern Spirits by Angie Fox (finished 7/8), my review is here
✓H. Helen (as in Helen of Troy) is the narrator in The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country by Helen Russell (finished 4/30), my review is here
✓I. Imp, as a character in The Princess and the Sorceress by Jaclyn Weist (finished 7/20), my review is here
✓J. Jasmine (from Aladdin), found in the text of Lying Next to Me by Gregg Olsen (finished 1/17), my review is here
✓K. King Arthur, mentioned in the text of One-Star Review by R. E. Sargent (finished 1/30), my review is here
✓L. Labyrinth (structure built to hold the minotaur in Greek mythology), found in the text in The Lion's Den by Anthony Marra (finished 1/9), my review is here
✓M. Mermaids, found in the title of When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O'Neal (finished 1/15), my review is here
✓N. Neptune, in the title and a character of Neptune: God of the Sea and Earthquakes by Teri Temple (finished 8/19), my review is here
✓O. Olympians mentioned in the text of No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering by Clara Bensen (finished 5/9), my review is here
✓P. (The) Princess and the Pea referenced in the text of The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede (finished 1/11), my review is here
✓Q. Queen (from most fairy tales), describing a character in Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D Williams (finished 3/4), my review is here
✓R. Remus (from Romulus and Remus in Roman mythology), last name of the main character in The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition's Evil Genius by Bob Batchelor (finished 2/26), my review is here
✓S. Sleeping Beauty, mentioned in The Disneyland Quest by Matt Ainsworth (finished 3/8), my review is here
✓T. Titans, in the title of Titans by Edward W. Robertson (finished 4/22), my review is here
✓U. Ursula from the Little Mermaid, used as the name of a sister in The Arrangement by Mary Balogh (finished 2/18), my review is here
✓V. Vampire, found in the text of The Regulators by Richard Bachman (finished 2/22), my review is here
✓W. Witch, found in the text of Golden State by Cynthia Hamilton (finished 2/3), my review is here
✓X. Xanthopoulos (author who recorded Greek legends), name of doctor in Can You Feel This? by Julie Orringer (finished 1/8), my review is here
✓Y. Yuryeong, ghost in Korean, explained as part of a myth in Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea by Sungju Lee (finished 3/1), my review is here
✓Z. Zenith (Zeus was god of the zenith), in the title of Zenith Man by Jennifer Haigh (finished 1/9), my review is here


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