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A-Z Reading Challenge


One of the bloggers that I follow is trying to complete a reading challenge that involves reading books that have titles that all start with a different letter of the alphabet. [See Three Cats and a Girl (A-Z Reading Challenge)]

I thought that was a neat idea, so I decided to try it myself.  Had the usual trouble over Q, V, and X, but putting this together was soooo much fun! I would really encourage you to try it. (Use Goodreads.  You can search titles by letter.  MUCH easier.)

All of these books are new to me—it is a compilation of recommended books and ones that I have been wanting to read for some time (and a few randoms that looked good and that were needed for their titles).


I will put start and finish dates beside the books as I read them. Let’s see how long this takes. 😛


Here is my 2018 A-Z Book List:

Started: July 28, 2018



A – The Abolition of Man (C.S. Lewis)      { July 28-     

B – The Book of Lost Things (John Connoly)    {September 21-22, 2018}

C – Cider House Rules (John Irving)    {September 25-28, 2018}

D – Dreams of Falling (Karen White)     {October 10-12, 2018}

E – Entwined (Heather Dixon)    {October 13-15, 2018}

F – The Female Persuasion (Meg Wolitzer)

G – The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman)

H – 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit (Nicki Koziarz)

I – If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler (Italo Calvino)

J – Jane Austen: A Life (Claire Tomalin)

K – Knowing God (J. I. Packer)

L – Love Thy Body (Nancy R. Pearcey)

M – The Missing Kennedy (Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff)

N – Not That Bad (Roxane Gay)

O – One Hundred Days of Solitude (Gabriel Marquez)

P – A Practical Guide to Culture (John Stonestreet & Brett Kunkle)

Q – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking (Susan Cain)                                                                                            {January 6 – 20, 2019}

R – The Romanovs: The Final Chapter (Robert Massie)

S – Stalin’s Daughter (Rosemary Sullivan)            {October 2-20, 2018}

T – Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (Capt. Ted W. Lawson)

U – Uninvited (Lysa Terkeurst)

V – Verse for Ages (Bernie Morris)

W – Wild in the Hollow (Amber Haines)

X – The Xenophobe’s Guide to the English (Antony Miall, David Milsted)

Y – You Come Too (Robert Frost)

Z – Zorro (Isabel Allende)


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