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

Alaina (ameserole) | 60929 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 Marissa (last edited Dec 23, 2020 07:02AM) (new)

Marissa | 1112 comments The Alphabet Challenge 2020
Duration: 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020

Titles
Progress: 26/26 
A - American Royals (01/18)
B - The Best Lies (01/20)
C - The Cellar (01/09)
D - The Distance Between Us (04/29)
E - Every Heart a Doorway (01/31)
F - Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss (01/04)
G - A Great and Terrible Beauty (03/12)
H - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (01/12)
I - The Iron King (4/18)
J - The Joy Luck Club (11/24)
K - Keeping the Moon (03/18)
L - The Last (03/03)
M - Midnight Sun (08/31)
N - Necessary People (03/11)
O - Orange Is the New Black (05/09)
P - The People We Hate at the Wedding (02/04)
Q - The Queen of Hearts (12/13)
R - Rebel Angels (03/31)
S - Sea Witch Rising (01/18)
T - There Will Come a Darkness (04/26)
U - The Unhoneymooners (05/10)
V - The Vanishing (12/10)
W - The Witch's Kind (01/15)
X - Xoe: Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, Oh My! by Sara C. Roethle (12/21)
Y - You Were Here (12/02)
Z - Zoo by James Patterson (12/20)

Authors
Progress: 26/26 
A - Aveyard, Victoria - Cruel Crown (03/21)
B - Bray, Libba - Before the Devil Breaks You (03/15)
C - Collins, Suzanne - The Hunger Games (01/26)
D - Dessen, Sarah - Keeping the Moon (03/18)
E - Elkeles, Simone - Perfect Chemistry (07/03)
F - Forman, Gayle - If I Stay (09/09)
G - Grant, Mira - Feed (02/15)
H - Henning, Sarah - Sea Witch Rising (01/18)
I - Ishiguro, Kazuo - Never Let Me Go (05/03)
J - Jewell, Lisa - Watching You (02/29)
K - Kemmerer, Brigid - A Heart So Fierce and Broken (01/17)
L - Lyu, Sarah - The Best Lies (01/20)
M - Morgan, Louisa - The Witch's Kind (01/15)
N - Novik, Naomi - A Deadly Education (11/23)
O - Oliva, Alexandra - The Last One (05/30)
P - Preston, Natasha - The Cellar (01/09)
Q - Quick, Amanda - Garden of Lies (08/09)
R - Rowling, J.K. - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (01/20)
S - Schumer, Amy - The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo (04/05)
T - Tan, Amy - The Joy Luck Club (11/24)
U - Urban, Diana - All Your Twisted Secrets (08/13)
V - VanderMeer, Jeff - Annihilation (10/13)
W - West, Kasie - Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss (01/04)
X - Xarissa, Diana - The Appleton Case (11/25)
Y - Young, Adrienne - Fable (11/29)
Z - Zoboi, Ibi - Pride (08/17)


message 3: by Roksy (last edited Oct 13, 2020 05:11PM) (new)

Roksy (roksy93) | 20 comments This will be my master post. My goal this year is to read one book each week, so I'm going to try to read two books for each letter - one by title, one by author. I'll keep a tally of books and pages at the end. Happy reading everyone!

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COMPLETED READS by TITLE

A
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. 2015. 446 pages.
America Vampire, Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder et al. 2010. 200 pages.

B
Bone Season, The by Samantha Shannon. 2013. 466 pages.
Burning for Revenge by John Marsden. 1997. 274 pages.

C
City of Stone and Silence by Django Wexler. 2020.

D
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams. 1987. 247 pages.
Dead of the Night, The by John Marsden. 1994. 271 pages.
Darkness Be My Friend by John Marsden. 1996. 275 pages.

E
Eldest by Christopher Paolini. 2005. 668 pages.

F
Fallout from Fukushima by Richard Broinowski. 2012. 266 pages.
Flight of Magpies by K J Charles. 2014. 239 pages.
Fallout: the Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World by Lesley Blume. 2020. 288 pages.

G
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. 2019. 341 pages.
Girl and the Stars, The by Mark Lawrence. 2020. 480 pages.

H
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. 2003. 2010 edition, 240 pages.
How To Tame Your PhD by Inger Mewburn. 2012. 122.
Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie. 1938. 336 pages.

I
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini.

J
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. 1990. 2015 edition, 459 pages.

K
Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron. 2019. 424 pages.

L
Lost World, The by Michael Crichton. 1995. 448 pages.
Liminality and the Modern by Bjørn Thomassen. 2014. 263 pages.

M
Midnight In Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham. 2019. 538 pages.
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve. 2001. 296 pages.

N
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. 2016. 463 pages.
Night is For Hunting, The by John Marsden. 1998. 252 pages.

O
Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts. 2018. 453 pages.

P
Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan. 2007. 2013 ed., 294 pages.
Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of Empire by Kit Morrell. 2019. 320 pages.
Predator's Gold by Philip Reeve. 2003. 342 pages.

Q
Queue, The by Basma Abdel Aziz.

R
Return of the King, The by J R R Tolkien. 1955. 590 pages.
Radium Girls by Kate Moore. 2018. 465 pages.
Runebinder by Alex R Kahler. 2014. 400 pages.

S
Silence of the Girls, The by Pat Barker. 2018. 326 pages.
Silver Falls by Anne Stuart. 2009. 377 pages.

T
Twelve by Jasper Kent. 2008. 544 pages.
The Third Day, The Frost by John Marsden. 1995. 278 pages.

U
Unhallowed by Jordan L Hawk.

V
Vagrant, The by Peter Newman. 2015. 406 pages.

W
What If? by Randall Munroe. 2014. 304 pages.

X

Y
Year One by Nora Roberts. 2017. 420 pages.

Z
Z for Zachariah by Robert C O'Brien. 1975. 249 pages.


COMPLETED READS by AUTHOR

A
✔ Anderson, Wil. Friendly Fire. 2009. 256 pages.

B
✔ Bardugo, Lee. Ninth House. 2019. 458 pages.
✔ Brooks, Max. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. 2006. 342 pages.

C
✔ Charles, K. J. The Magpie Lord. 2013. 200 pages.
✔ Charles, K. J. A Case of Possession. 2014. 194 pages.

D
✔ Doyle, Arthur Conan. A Study in Scarlet.
✔ Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Sign of the Four. 1980. 184 pages.

E
✔ Escobar, Mario. Children of the Stars. 2017. 368 pages.

F
✔ Faizal, Hafsah. We Hunt the Flames. 2019. 472 pages.

G
✔ Gregory, Philippa. Tidelands. 2019. 438 pages.

H
✔ Halls, Stacey. The Foundling. 2020. 370 pages.

I
Islington, James. The Light of All That Falls.

J
Jamieson, Trent. Death Most Definite.

K
✔ Kingfisher, T. A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking. 2020. 289 pages.

L
✔ Levenseller, Tricia. Warrior of the Wild. 2018. 329 page.

M
✔ Marsden, John. Tomorrow, When the War Began. 1993. 286 pages.
✔ Mugglestone, Linda. Lost for Words: the Hidden History of the Oxford English Dictionary. 2005. 304 pages.

N
✔ Novik, Naomi. Spinning Silver. 2018. 480 pages.

O
Oden, Scott. A Gathering of Ravens.

P
Paolini, Christopher. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. 2020.

Q

R
✔ Roberts, Nora. The Rise of Magicks. 2019. 454 pages.

S
✔ Stevenson, R L. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. 1886. 139 pages.
✔ Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein: Or 'the Modern Prometheus'. 1818. 304 pages.

T
✔ Turner, Victor. The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure. 1969. 232 pages.

U
✔ Ungerer, Tomi. Tomi: a childhood under the Nazis. 1998. 175 pages.

V
✔ van Gennep, Arnold. The Rites of Passage. 1909. 224.

W
✔ Wecker, Helene. The Golem and the Jinni. 2013. 486 pages.
✔ Wexler, Django. Ship of Smoke and Steel. 2019. 367 pages.

X
✔ Xinran. Sky Burial. 2004. 161 pages.

Y
Young, Adrienne. Fable. 2020.

Z
Zusak, Marcus. The Book Thief.


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TOTALS

Books read: 64
Pages read: 21,744
Updated: 14/10/2020


message 4: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (last edited Dec 30, 2020 05:36PM) (new)

Alaina (ameserole) | 60929 comments Mod
Since I didn't finish these last year, I'm going to keep my ABC challenges the same. ARCS and Physicals :)

Alphabet Challenge: Duration: 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020

ARCs
Progress: 24/26
A - All the King's Traitors 3/1
B - Blood Awakens 1/10
C - The Court of Miracles 4/3
D - Dark Skies 4/14
E - The Electric Heir 2/8
F - The Fiery Crown 5/7
G - The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass 5/19
H - Hunting November 4/23
I - It Sounded Better in My Head 4/24
J - Join or Die 1/21
K - The King's 100 4/26
L - The Last Prince 7/20
M - Malice 4/6
N - Nineteen 1/18
O - Of Silver and Shadow 3/17
P - Pretty Things 2/17
Q - Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill 8/12
R - The Raven and the Dove 3/23
S - The Silvered Serpents 1/21
T - The Twin 1/29
U - Unplugged 9/16
V -
W - Where Dreams Descend 3/15
X -
Y - The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life 6/26
Z - Zero Tolerance 10/11

Physicals:
Progress: 23/26
A - Again, but Better 6/20
B - The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes 6/10
C - A Curse So Dark and Lonely 2/8
D - The Death of Mrs. Westaway 1/21
E - Everything I Never Told You 7/6
F - From Blood and Ash 6/13
G - The Girl and the Stars 5/27
H - House of Earth and Blood 5/27
I - If It Bleeds 5/28
J - Jo & Laurie 12/1
K - The Kingdom of Back 4/30
L - The Lies of Locke Lamora 8/24
M - The Midnight Lie 5/19
N - The Night Country 5/3
O - The One and Only Bob 6/4
P - Pride and Prejudice 6/19
Q - The Queen of Nothing 3/8
R - Rage and Ruin - 6/24
S - Seven Endless Forests 6/20
T - The Turn of the Key 1/23
U - Up Close and Personal 8/17
V -
W - The Wives 2/27
X -
Y - Yellow Brick War 12/28
Z -


Jude: The Epic Reader (imnotjude) | 558 comments Titles
Progress: 3/26
A - After Dark
B -
C -
D -
E -
F -
G - Gods of Jade and Shadow
H -
I -
J -
K -
L -
M -
N -
O -
P -
Q -
R -
S - The Starless Sea
T -
U -
V -
W -
X -
Y -
Z -

Authors
Progress: 3/26
A -
B -
C -
D -
E - Erin Morgenstern
F -
G -
H - Haruki Murakami
I -
J -
K -
L -
M -
N -
O -
P -
Q -
R -
S - Silvia Moreno-Garcia
T -
U -
V -
W -
X -
Y -
Z -


message 6: by Heather (new)

Heather Addai (heatheraddai) | 9 comments Author ABC Challenge

A-
B-
C-
D- Summit Lake (Charlie Donlea)
E-
F-
G-
H- Slightly South of Simple (Kristy Woodson Harvey)
I-
J-
K- I Really Needed This Today (Honda Kotb)
L-
M- The Silent Patient (Alex Michaelides)
N-
O-
P-
Q-
R-
S- I Heart You, You Haunt Me (Lisa Schroeder)
T-
U-
V-
W-
X-
Y-
Z-


message 7: by Ashley (last edited Feb 11, 2020 07:02AM) (new)

Ashley Moss | 2 comments I don't know that I've ever finished one of these so lets make 2020 the year for that.

Titles
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B-
C-
D-
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F-
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H-
I-
J-
K-
L-
M- A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy
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Completed: 1/26


message 8: by Fiona (last edited Jun 10, 2020 10:22AM) (new)

Fiona (ari-ink) Author Challenge
Completed: 12/26


A- Aeschylus Aeschylus II: The Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides, Proteus (5.16.20)
B- Bennet #fangirlproblems: A Kpop Romance Book (2.29.20)
C-
D- Dempsey White Rose, Black Forest (3.19.20)
E- Euripides Medea and Other Plays (6.10.20)
F- Frazier Everlasting (6.4.20)
G- Golden Memoirs of a Geisha (2.26.20)
H- Harrell Destined (1.16.20)
I-
J-
K-
L- Lourey Unspeakable Things (4.9.20)
M- Murakami 1Q84 (4.6.20)
N-
O- Ouimet What's a Soulmate? (2.8.20)
P-
Q-
R-
S- Suzuki Ring (2.14.20)
T-
U-
V-
W-
X-
Y- Yoshimoto Kitchen (5.26.20)
Z-


message 9: by Richard (last edited Apr 10, 2020 11:17PM) (new)

Richard Moore (richoman25) Challenge Corner
The Alphabet Challenge 2020
Duration: 11/4/2020 -

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Title A-Z
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Author A-Z
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message 10: by Rachel (last edited May 20, 2020 05:29PM) (new)

Rachel (rachel_olivia) | 4 comments A // A Rose for Emily - William Faulkner
B // Betrayed - PC Cast
C // Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
D // Dulce et Decorum Est - Wilfred Owen
E //
F //
G // Getting Started With Warhammer Age Of Sigmar - Games Workshop
H // Hunted - P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
I // It's Not Summer Without You - Jenny Han
J //
K //
L // The Lamb - William Blake
M // Marked - PC Cast
N //The Norton Introduction to Literature - Kelly J. Mays
O // Ozymandias - Percy Bysshe Shelley
P //Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding - Scott O. Lilienfield
Q //
R // Redondillas - Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
S // The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories - Bruno Schulz
T //The Tyger - William Blake
U //
V //
W // When I Consider How my Light is Spent - John Milton
X //
Y // The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Z //

Alphabetic Title Challenge: 17/26


message 11: by Berra (new)

Berra | 365 comments Title Challenge:
A-
B- Brave
C- City Of Bones
D-
E-
F- The Fault In Our Stars
G-
H-
I-
J-
K-
L-
M-
N-
O-
P-
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R- The Revenge
S-
T-
U-
V-
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X- Xoe Meyers
Y-
Z-


message 12: by Dalia (last edited Jul 20, 2020 05:12AM) (new)

Dalia | 3 comments Title Challenge
A- Archenemies
B- Before I Fall
C- Clockwork Princess
D- Destroy Me
E- Enders Game
F- Five Feet Apart
G- Girls With Sharp Sticks
H- Hamilton: The Revolution
I- I Am The Messenger
J-
K-
L- Little Women
M- Mortal Engines
N-
O- One of Us is Lying
P-
Q-
R- Ruby Red
S- Shatter The Sky
T- The Selection
U-
V-
W- Wilder Girls
X-
Y-
Z-


message 13: by Deanie (last edited Aug 04, 2020 11:49AM) (new)

Deanie Nelder | 1067 comments Alphabet Challenge
Duration: 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020


Titles (/26)
A - Always Be My Banshee by Molly Harper - 8/1/2020
B - The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman - 8/2/2020
C - Close Cover by Lexi Blake - 7/29/2020
D - Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione - 7/29/2020
E - Ex on the Beach by Kim Law - 7/30/2020
F - Fighting for Irish by Gina L. Maxwell - 7/31/2020
G
H - Haven by Rebekah Weatherspoon - 7/26/2020
I - Imitation in Death by J.D. Robb - 7/24/2020
J - Justify Me by J. Kenner - 7/27/2020
K - Kernel of Truth by Kristi Abbott - 8/3/2020
L - Love Me, Master Me by Anya Summers - 7/12/2020
M - The Marriage Effect by Karla Sorensen - 7/25/2020
N - Nobody Does It Better by Lexi Blake - 7/29/2020
O - One Night Only by Lauren Blakely - 6/24/2020
P - Portrait in Death by J.D. Robb - 7/23/2020
Q
R - The Right to Remain Silent by Anya Summers - 7/18/2020
S - Salvation in Death by J.D. Robb - 8/1/2020
T - Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb - 8/1/2020
U - Unguarded by Kendra Greenwood - 8/3/2020
V - Voice of Power by Melanie Cellier - 8/3/2020
W - Wicked Enchantment by Sabrina York - 8/1/2020
X
Y - You Only Love Twice by Lexi Blake - 6/14/2020
Z - Z by Larissa Ione - 5/11/2020

Author First Names (/26)
A - Blushing Violet by Ann Mayburn - 6/15/2020
B - Training Sasha by Becca Jameson - 6/25/2020
C - My Liege of Dark Haven by Cherise Sinclair - 5/14/2020
D - Tell-Tale by Danielle Allen - 7/29/2020
E - Sordid Games by Elizabeth Kelly - 6/16/2020
F
G - Seducing Cinderella by Gina L. Maxwell - 6/20/2020
H - The Dom's Deal by Harper West - 6/18/2020
I
J - Masters Of My Desire by Jenna Jacob - 6/22/2020
K - The Werewolf Dates The Deputy by Kristen Painter - 7/6/2020
L - Dominance Never Dies by Lexi Blake - 7/6/2020
M - Love and Other Wild Things by Molly Harper - 7/8/2020
N
O
P
Q
R - The Escort by Ramona Gray - 6/16/2020
S - Handling Haven by Samantha A. Cole - 6/9/2020
T - The Lethal Luau by Tegan Maher - 8/4/2020
U
V
W
X
Y
Z - Bought by the SEAL by Zoe York - 8/1/2020

Author Last Names (/26
A - Punishing Portia by Darling Adams - 6/6/2020
B - Safety for Eve by Julia Bright - 7/4/2020
C - Protecting Mari by Cara Carnes - 6/15/2020
D - Halloween Hijinks by Kathi Daley - 5/23/2020
E
F
G - Submissive Beauty by E.M. Gayle - 7/30/2020
H - Shielding Blair by Casey Hagen - 7/4/2020
I - Hades by Larissa Ione - 5/11/2020
J - Collaring Brooke by Becca Jameson - 7/4/2020
K - The Contract by Elizabeth Kelly - 6/21/2020
L - Crash into You by Roni Loren - 6/4/2020
M
N - Blinded by Karen Nappa - 5/27/2020
O - Siren Unleashed by Sophie Oak - 7/29/2020
P
Q
R - Strangers in Death by J.D. Robb - 7/31/2020
S - Shadow Haven by A.J. Schippers - 7/31/2020
T
U
V
W - Tempted Beyond Reason by Christa Wick - 6/30/2020
X
Y - Come Hell Or High Water by Sabrina York - 7/31/2020
Z


message 15: by Aarja (last edited Oct 26, 2020 02:02AM) (new)

Aarja (groovythinker) | 337 comments Alphabet Challenge 2020: Book Titles
Progress: 20/26

A - Alone on a Wide Wide Sea
B - Buddha: He Lit The Path
C - Catching Fire
D - Divergent
E - End
F - Folk Tales and Fairy Stories from India
G - Going Solo
H - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two
I - If Tomorrow Comes
J - Jahangir
K - Kristy's Big Day
L - Listen to the Moon
M - Mockingjay
N -
O -
P - Pirates Past Noon
Q -
R - Rusty And The Leopard
S - Story Thieves
T - Treasure Island
U - Upper Fourth at Malory Towers
V - Vali
W - White Bird
X -
Y -
Z -

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This seems interesting! I have added a wide range of books I read this year, I hope to read more. Just book titles, no authors :)


message 16: by Kelly (new)

Kelly | 3824 comments I don't think I'll be able to complete V, X and Z ^^


message 17: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new)

Alaina (ameserole) | 60929 comments Mod
Same! Well V & X for ARCs. I've tried so hard to get some but always got denied lol.


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