Saturday, October 31, 2009

Alphabet Challenge

I had never heard of a reading challenge until the end of last year.  I felt like I was in a reading rut, so I decided participating in a challenge might be a good way to get past that.  The Alphabet Challenge was the first one I decided to do.  Now for those who don't know this challenge is really simple and there a few different ways it can be done.  Some choose to read a different book title starting with each letter of the alphabet.  And still others will choose to do this by author (either first name or last name).  I decided to use book titles for my first challenge.  This is what I read this year to fulfill by alphabet challenge.

A - The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
B - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
C - Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
D - Destiny’s Dowry by Rosemary Gard
E - Evermore by Alyson Noel
F - Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
G - The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
H - The Host by Stephenie Meyer
I - Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
J - Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts
K - Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler
L - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
M - Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
N - No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
O - Odd Hours by Dean Koontz
P - Pillars of the Earth by Kent Follet
Q - The Quincunx by Charles Palliser
R - Rasputin’s Daughter by Robert Alexander
S - The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk
T - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Sutterfield
U - Uglies by Scott Westerfield
V - The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill
W - Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
X - The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton
Y - The Yellow Room Conspiracy by Peter Dickinson
Z - Zelda’s Cut By Phillippa Gregory

I was extremely lucky that I enjoyed most of these books.  But, I didn't start this blog until I was probably more than half way through this challenge.  I would have to say my favorites were Memoirs of a Geisha, Secret Life of Bees, and Water for Elephants

1 comment:

  1. Your three favorites are some of my favorite books as well! I was so mesmerized by Memoirs of a Geisha. Secret Life of Bees is one that I read after my mom recommended it and seeing the movie made me love the book even more. And Water for Elephants was something unique. Great list!


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