Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A-Z reading challenge

Well, I did it. I signed up for my first reading challenge (I'm sure it won't be my last!) For my first I chose the A-Z reading challenge...

This year there are 5 different options to the challenge:

Option A: Read authors A to Z. Commit to reading 26 books theoretically speaking.

Option B: Read titles A to Z. Commit to reading 26 books theoretically speaking.

Option C: Read both authors A to Z and titles A to Z (52 books; this is the challenge Joy created)

Option D: Read internationally A to Z (books representing 26 different countries) (The books could be from international authors (writers from that country); however, it's fine if a book is only set in that country. If need be, instead of countries one could use cities, states, regions, etc. The idea is to use proper place names. If you'd like you could even use a few fictional countries.)

Option E: Read 26 Alphabet books. Embrace your inner child and go visit the children's section!

Sign ups begin December 1, 2008. (The challenge does NOT start until January 1, 2009, but early sign ups are definitely encouraged!) The challenge closes to new participants on June 30, 2009.

Click HERE to join us.

I chose option A (authors). Here is my list (which I will also post in the side bar as I go).

A- Ahern, Cecelia- P.S. I Love You

B- Block, Lawrence- The Burglar in the Library

C- Crane, Megan- Names My Sisters Call Me

D- Davidson, Diane Mott- Tough Cookie

E- Evanovich, Janet- Plum Spooky

F- Funke, Cornelia- Inkspell

G- Garwood, Julie- Fire and Ice

H- Hrdlitschka, Shelley- Sister Wife

I- Isaacs, Susan- Any Place I Hang My Hat

J- Jackson, Lisa- Hot Blooded

K- Kinsella, Sophie- Twenties Girl

L- Lockhart, E.- The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

M- Meyer, Stephenie- Twilight

N- Niffenegger, Audrey- The Time Traveler's Wife

O- Outland, Orland- Death Wore the Emperor's New Clothes

P- Parkhurst, Carolyn- Lost and Found

Q- Quick, Amanda- Second Sight

R- Rendell, Ruth- Portobello

S- Smith, Ian K.- The 4 Day Diet

T- Townley, Gemma- Learning Curves

U- Updike, John- The Widows of Eastwick

V- Van Herk, Aritha- No Fixed Address

W- Willett, Jincy- The Writing Class


Y- Young, Karen- Sugar Baby

Z- Zachary, Hugh- Murder in White

Choices are tentative and may be added to or changed at any time. =D

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