Joining the A-Z Book Challenge
December 9, 2011 38 Comments
This sounds like a fun challenge!
Edit: I realise it doesn’t clearly say, but this is not my challenge, it’s organised by Babies, Books, & Signs. Sign up here.
The A-Z challenge is very simple: find 26 books that have titles that start with each letter of the alphabet (for X you can choose a title that has the letter anywhere in it).
It doesn’t say you can’t overlap with other challenges so it shouldn’t be too hard. You can either prepare your list now, or do it during the year. I’ve left it right open for now, so I can choose whatever books I like!
I’m trying to read the books in alphabetical order, but as you can see, I’ve also added some books that I read earlier, just in case.
A. Jan: Away by Amy Bloom
B. Jan: The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen
C. Jan: The Collector by John Fowles
D. Jan: The Discovery of Jeanne Baret by Glynis Ridley
E. Jan: The End of Alice by A. M. Homes
F. Jan: The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
G. Jan: The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
H. Feb: Half-Brother by Kenneth Oppel
I. Feb: The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
J. Mar: Just in Case by Meg Rosoff
K. July: De kers op de taart [Recipe for love] by Katie Fforde
L. Aug: The Light between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
M. Aug: Miss Me When I’m Gone by Emily Arsenault
N. Sept: Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro
O. Sept: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
P. Sept: De perpetuum mobile van de liefde [The Perpetuum Mobile of Love] by Renate Dorrestein (not reviewed)
Q. Oct- Mrs. Queen Takes the Train
R. Oct- The Round House by Louise Erdrich
S. Oct- The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
T. Oct- Tweestrijd [Duel] by Linda Jansma
U. Oct- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (not reviewed)
V. Nov-De verzegelde brief [The Sealed Letter] by Emma Donnoghue
The others are probably not going to happen…:
X. no idea- probably skip
Y. no idea- probably skip
Z. planned – Zonder Noorden komt niemand thuis by Nelleke Noordervliet