Saturday, December 10, 2011

A-Z Book Challenge

  Another challenge for 2012!  The A to Z Book Challenge is hosted at Babies,Books and Signs and I found out about it thanks to Judith at leeswammes who seems to always know where everything is in the book blogosphere

  The premise?  Very simple -- for each letter of the alphabet, read a book with a title beginning with that letter.  There are officially two options to join in on the challenge -- select your books ahead of time, or add books as you go through the year.  As I'm using reading challenges to whittle down the books on my to-read shelves, I'm doing a hybrid of the two.  Checking Mount TBR has already got me a decent head start:

A.  The Art of Losing by Rebecca Connell
B.  Broken Glass Park by Alina Bronsky
C.  The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
D.  Dreams of My Russian Summers by Andrei Makine
E.  Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
F.  The Frozen Rabbi by Steve Stern
G.  The Girl with No Shadow by Joanne Harris
H.  Heidegger's Glasses by Thaisa Frank
I.    Irma Voth by Miriam Toews
J.    Juliet by Anne Fortier
L.   Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
M.  My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
O.  The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas
P.   Postcards from a Dead Girl by Kirk Farber
R.  Rondo by Kazimierz Brandys
S.  The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
T.  Triangle by Katharine Weber
U.  Unfinished Business by Lee Kravitz
X.  Annexed by Sharon Dogar  (X only has to be somewhere in the title)

Ok, a pretty good start.  I'm overlapping with a few other challenges, so I might actually get some completed in 2012!

Any suggestions for the missing letters in my list?


  1. Have you read Zeitoun yet? I'm thinking of using it for my Z. Don't read Wuthering Heights, it's awful! :-)

  2. I listened to the audio of Zeitoun a few years ago and really enjoyed it. That would be a perfect "Z" pick.
    Will definitely be staying away from Wuthering Heights!

  3. I loved Wuthering Heights but I was 19 when I read it. When She Woke is amazing!

  4. I agree, Carin - When She Woke was amazing.

  5. Kafka on the Shore for K? I've not read it, just was the first thing that came to mind :)

  6. Great suggestion, o -- thank you! Haruki Murakami is one of those authors I've always meant to read; this will be a good opportunity to do so.

  7. For Q, I would suggest Q: A Novel. It's about time travel and love, and it was just a wonderful book! Great list here today!

  8. Thanks, Zibilee, I will check that one out!

  9. Thanks for joining my challenge! I would also avoid Wuthering Heights if I were you. I hate it with the fire of 1000 suns.

    Lindsey from

  10. what an ambitious reading list! I actually haven't read any of those so dont' know what to tell you.

  11. Awesome that you already have your list ready.

    Looks like a great list.

    I have read will love it.

    I am joining in on the fun too. First time doing the challenge. :)

    OLD FOLLOWER of your blog.



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