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2016 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge



It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet.
You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles as shown below.

The First Main Word Needs To Be
The Letter You Are Counting 


Except For those pesky Q, X AND Z titles the word that starts with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.
So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z Reading Challenge.
A – How I plan to do it: Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit.
OR
B – Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet. For example: A – The Art of Murder by Elaine Viets  B- Breach of Crust by Ellery Adams  C –Copy Cap Murder by Jenn McKinlay   D – Devonshire Scream by Laura Childs etc.
Books can be read in any order and all formats – print – e-book – audio – are acceptable for this challenge!
Appalachian Serenade - Sarah Loudin Thomas
Bittersweet - Sarah Ockler
Curious Case of Benjamin Button (The) - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Dragon's Lair - Chantal Fernando
Epic of Gilgamesh (The)
Fault In Our Stars (The) - John Green
Grumpy Cat Volume 1
Huntress of Thorbeck Forest (The) - Melanie Dickerson
Iron Warrior (The) - Julie Kagawa
Just Don't Call Me Ma'am - Anna Mitchael
Killer Pursuit - Jeff Gunhus
Literature Book (The)
Moon At Nine - Deborah Ellis
Newsmakers (The) - Liz Wiehl
O.
Pop Sonnets - Erik Didriksen
Q.
Reinventing Rachel - Alison Strobel
Shamrock Case (The) - Linda Weaver Clarke
Treatment (The) - Suzanne Young
Uglies - Scott Westerfeld
V.
When I Was The Greatest - Jason Reynolds
X.
Y.
Zeroes - Scott Westerfeld



**No compensation was received for posting. This post is part of an annual reading challenge.

Comments

  1. I love this! What a great way to discover books you would have never found otherwise.

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  2. Hmmm... I've already got A to Z author last names... wonder if I can also manage titles ( without only reading Grafton)!

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  3. Okay ... I'm going to do it!!! I've got Z, V, Y, Q and soon to (hopefully) have X figured out .... and those were the letters worrying me most!

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