Saturday, December 21, 2019

A to Z fun

So I have found 3 different challenges related to reading through the alphabet.  2 of them are about the titles and one is about the author.  The goal of each of course is to read a book covering each letter of the alphabet during 2020. 

The first Title A to Z is hosted at Ginger Mom and Company  This is their 3rd challenge and the intention is to build up her archive of book reviews.  So feel free to browse to get ideas and then add your own as you read.

There are monthly mini challenges and quarterly readathons to help keep you on a reading course.  Additionally she will be hosting a AtoZOpoly so be sure to check that out as well.

Be sure to check it out and happy reading.  Check out my list of books at the bottom of this post for A to Z lists


The other Title based AtoZ is Alphabet Soup hosted at EscapewithDollyCas

Pretty straightforward.

  • Read books starting with A to Z.  For the tougher letters (Q, X and Z)  you can count if they fall anywhere in the title. 
  •  Books can be from any Genre.  
  • Use #AlphabetSoupChallenge on social media
  • All formats of books acceptable
  • Cross overs with other challenges permissible
  • Runs Jan 1- Dec 31
  • Sign up to be kept up to date on the challenge


This challenge is also hosted over at EscapewithDollyCas.   Similar to the Alphabet Soup this is a variation using Authors Names.  The goal is to read a book from AtoZ where your read 26 books by authors where the names starts with each of the letters of the alphabet.  It can be the first, middle or last name that starts with the letter.

  • Read authors starting with A to Z. First, Middle or Last name count
  •  Books can be from any Genre.  
  • Use #AlphabetSoupAuthorChallenge on social media
  • All formats of books acceptable
  • Cross overs with other challenges permissible
  • Runs Jan 1- Dec 31
  • Sign up anytime to be kept up to date on the challenge.  

A to Z books

A   An Appetite for Murder by Lucy Burdette  2/10/20 blog post and Goodreads review

B  Buried to the Brim by Jenn McKinlay 3/6/20 blog post and Goodreads review

Cyrus Longbones and the Yeti Kingdom by Jeremy Mathiesen 4/15/20 blog post Goodreads 

Death by Jack O'Lantern by Alexis Morgan  comp 1/13/20  blog post  and Goodreads review

Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs  comp 1/2/20  blog post and  Goodreads review

F  Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner 2/17/20 blog post and Goodreads review

Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl comp 1/14/20  blog post;  goodreads review

H  Hitting the Books by Jenn McKinlay 4/7/20   blog post and Goodreads review

I   I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 10/5/20 blog post and Goodreads Review

The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste 9/23/20 blog post and Goodreads Review

K  Kiki Lowenstein and the Purple Passion  by Joanna Campbell Slan 2/4/20  blog /Goodreads 

Let's Fake a Deal by Sherry Harris  comp 1/16/20  blog post and Goodreads review

M  The Medical Examiner by James Patterson 1/25/20   blog post and Goodreads review

N  Normal People by Sally Rooney 1/31/20 blog post and Goodreads review

O The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff  comp 1/7/20  blog  post and Goodreads review

P  Pool of Life by Pete Trewin 5/8/20 blog post and Goodreads Review

Q  The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton 12/16/20 blog post and Goodreads Review

R  Read Herring Hunt by V.M. Burns 5/1/20  blog post and Goodreads Review

S  Stealth by Stuart Woods 1/27/20  blog post and Goodreads review

T Three Widows and a Corpse by Debra Sennefelder  comp 1/3/20  blog  post  and Goodreads review

Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella 1/23/20 blog  post and Goodreads Review

Vox by Christina Dalcher 9/27/20 blog post and Goodreads Review

W  Winter in Paradise by Elin Hildebrand 3/9/20  blog post and Goodreads review

X  X Marks the Scot by Kaitlyn Dunnett 11/25/20 blog post and Goodreads Review

Y   Yes, Please by Amy Poehler 5/11/20  blog post and Goodreads Review

Z  IDEA: The Zahir by Paulo Coelho  

Alphabet Soup for Authors

A  Alexis Morgan  Death by Jack O'Lantern  comp 1/13/20 

Lucy Burdette  An Appetite for Murder by  2/10/20  blog post and Goodreads review

C  Laura Childs  Eggs on Ice  comp 1/2/20

D  Debra Sennefelder  Three Widows and a Corpse  comp 1/3/20

Elin Hildebrand  Winter in Paradise  3/9/20  blog post and Goodreads review

Amanda Flower Toxic Toffee 2/3/20  blog post and Goodreads review

G Sally Goldenbaum Death by Cashmere  6/7/20 blog post and Goodreads Review

H  Sherry Harris  Let's Fake a Deal comp 1/16/20

IDEA: John Irving  A Prayer for Owen Meany 

J  James Patterson  19th Christmas comp 1/5/20

K  Sophie Kinsella  Undomestic Goddess  1/23/20

L   Liv Constantine  The Last Mrs. Parrish   comp 2/8/20  blog post and Goodreads review

M  Liane Moriarty  Nine Perfect Strangers  comp  2/4/20 blog post and Goodreads review

N  Ann Napolitano  Dear Edward comp 2/27/20  blog post and Goodreads review

O    IDEA  Ovidia Yu  Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials 

P  Pam Jenoff  The Orphan's Tale comp 1/7/20

IDEA:   Kwei Quartey   The Missing American

R  Ruth Reichl  Garlic and Sapphires  comp 1/14/20

S  Joanna Campbell Slan Kiki Lowenstein and the Purple Passion  2/4/20 blogGoodreads 

T  Taffy Brodesser-Akner Fleishman is in Trouble  2/17/20 blog post and Goodreads review

U  Darkness, My Old Friend by Lisa Unger 10/13/20 blog post and Goodreads Review

V Vivien Chien Egg Drop Dead 9/1/20

W Stuart Woods Stealth comp 1/27/20 

X IDEA:  Qiu Xiaolong  Death of a Red Heroine 

Ovidia Yu   Aunty Lee's Delights    blog post and Goodreads Review 8/5/20

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