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A to Z Reading Challenge

So…we all know that I LOVE these alphabet things right? (remember these? The FB Meme and the favorite TV shows, MoviesBooks, Foods, and Potatoes? Ya, I have an illness. 🙂 ) I haven’t done an ABC post in a long time…but this one is different. I saw it over on MamaC’s blog, Wine and Coffee. It’s an A to Z Challenge!
Although…I already know that I’ll probably cheat. At least…I think it’ll be cheating. heh

Here are the Rules:

How does this reading challenge work? Choose the option that works best for you…
Authors — Read alphabetically by author. Commit to 26 books.
Titles — Read alphabetically by title. Commit to 26 books.
Authors & Titles — Commit to reading 52 books

How strict is the 26 or 52? I know it isn’t always easy to find those difficult letters. The thought of finding the X’s (for example) might scare folks away. It shouldn’t! I’m a merciful host! (Ask anyone!)

If you want to give the X’s a go… For authors, try to find an X in the first name, middle name, or last name. For titles, it doesn’t have to be the starting word. Try to find an X somewhere in a title, and it’d count in my book.

Still can’t find a book for the letter you need? I’ll take your word for it. I’ve been there. I know. If your library doesn’t see the need to order books just because it starts with an X, then I don’t blame you for not wanting to special order a book that you may or may not enjoy. You gave it your best, don’t feel bad. You can still make this challenge work for you.


My choice is the titles (I’m thinking it’ll be a little easier than the author – especially since that means I can read multiple books by the same author, but who knows!).

How am I going to cheat? I think I’m supposed to read them in order: A to Z…but I’m not reading an A book right now (It’s an S!!), and I’ve just finished an H book. And since my reading time has been significantly dwindling over the past …oh… six years, I’m gonna have to count those! Also, I’m going to have to bet my book club isn’t going to be too keen on having to read titles in order for me…so there you have it, I’m challenged, but doing it my way. (Hope that’s okay!!)

Anybody else up for it?

3 Responses

  1. I’d love to, but i don’t think I could commit to that many books. For the last 2 years ( Since I read a lot while I was on med rest with the twins), I really haven’t read much. By the end of the day, I am just too tired, but maybe I should try this challenge. I used to love to read!

  2. Oh, I have a great X book: Xenocide by Orson Scott Card. Only bad part is it’s the third book in a series, so you’d just have to read Ender’s Game and Speaker for the Dead first (awesome, awesome books…totally up your alley if you haven’t read them yet!)

  3. Here’s an indie X book that is the first of a series”


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