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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A-Z Reading Challenge

I think maybe I first heard about the A-Z Challenge on Carol’s blog. There was a website to log in all your books for the Challenge, etc, but I decided to go out on my own and just read books that start with each letter of the alphabet.  I’ve searched and searched for an “X” book and finally resorted to a short story, given that I had 4 days to find something, which means that I’ve now completed my alphabet for the year!

Apple Turnover Murder by Fluke, Joanne on 5/30/2010
The Bookwoman's Last Fling by Dunning, John on 2/14/2010
Catering to Nobody by Davidson, Diane Mott on 7/26/2010
A Dilly of a Death by Albert, Susan Wittig on 1/24/2010
Endless Chain by Richards, Emilie on 12/26/10
Farm Hands: on 5/21/2010
Garden Spells by Allen, Sarah Addison on 2/21/2010
The Help by Stockett, Kathryn on 4/18/2010
The Innocent by  Coben, Harlan on 1/10/2010
The Jester by Patterson, James on 12/15/2010
Killer Summer by Pearson, Ridley on 11/20/2010
The Lion by Demille, Nelson on 8/13/2010
The Mercedes Coffin by Kellerman, Faye on 4/3/2010
Nine Dragons by Connelly, Michael on 1/7/2010
One for the Money  by Evanovich, Janet on 8/8/2010
Push  by Sapphire on 2/8/2010
A Quilter's Holiday by Chiaverini, Jennifer on 5/14/2010
The Real Mother by Judith Michael on 11/3/2010
Scarlet Feather by Binchy, Maeve on 2/7/2010
Twisted by Kellerman, Jonathan on 1/18/2010
U is for Undertow by Grafton, Sue on 10/11/2010
The Visitor by Wick, Lori on 3/13/2010
Where the God of Love Hangs Out by Bloom, Amy on 4/6/2010
The X-Ray Detective by Arthur Reeve on 12/28/2010
A Year in the World by Mayes, Frances on 11/15/2010
Zombies versus Unicorns (anthology) on 12/19/2010

In total this year, I’ve read or listened to 64 books and I should get at least one more done before the end of the year. For anyone who has scoffed at audiobooks, I find it the best way to accomplish 2 things at once - "reading" and quilting! Be sure to check out my page on shelfari.com (link on the right) to see what I read and find suggestions for something that you might like. Sehlfari’s an easy way to log the books you read and get other people’s opinions on a book you are considering reading. You can even link to your friend’s “bookshelf” and see what they are reading.

I would like to do another reading challenge in 2011 but I haven’t decided what yet. I could do A-Z authors or try something totally different. Anyone have any suggestions for a project they have seen?

1 comment:

Vicki W said...

I'm with you. I couldn't live without audiobooks!