Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A ~ Z Challenge 2009


I've decided to go with Option A--reading one book for each letter using the author's last name. I tried to do author and titles for 2008 and fell short. I also felt restricted with fitting books into the appropriate letters. Only doing authors will give me more freedom. I'll probably just join more challenges though!
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A ~ Z Challenge List from 2008


A~Z Reading Challenge


45 / 52
Ended up a few short but that is OK! I got into a reading funk in September or I definitely would have made it.

AUTHORS

A--The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)5.12.08
B--The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (John Boyne) 3.20.08
C--The Silver Rose (Susan Carroll) 3.5.08
D--The Theives of Heaven (Richard Doetsch)7.15.08

E--Like Water for Chocolate (Laura Esquivel) 8.28.08
F--When We Were Gods (Colin Falconer) 5.28.08
G--American Gods (Neil Gaiman) 9.5.08

H--Pig Island (Mo Hayder) 7.15.08
I--A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
J--The Phantom Tollboth (Norton Juster)

K--Lost Names (Richard Kim) 2.16.08

L--The Giver (Lois Lowry) 1.27.08

M--The Reckoning (Thomas Monteleone) 2.2.08
N--The Ottoman Cage (Barbara Nadel)

O--The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien) 6.6.08
P--Bel Canto (Anne Patchett) 4.30.08

Q--
R--The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy) 4.2.08
S--Magic Study (Maria Snyder) 5.18.08
T--Sushi For One (Cami Tang)

U--
V--The Rasputin Relic (William Valtos) 8.13.08
W--The Glass Castle (Jeannette Walls) 2.3.08

X--
Y--The Devil's Arithmetic (Jane Yolen)
Z--The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafon) 6.22.08



TITLES

A--The Awakening (Kate Chopin) 6.10.08
B--The Burn Journals (Brent Runyon) 3.12.08
C--Cruel and Unusual (Patricia Cornwell) 3.16.08
D--Decipher (Stel Pavlou) 7.7.08
E--Ella Minnow Pea (Mark Dunn) 7.9.08

F--Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes) 3.8.08

G--The Girls (Lori Lansens) 1.5.08
H--The House of the Spirits (Isabel Allende) 4.26.08
I--I, Mona Lisa (Jeanne Kalogridis) 5.26.08
J--The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)8.20.08

K--Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil (Deborah Rodriquez) 4.5.08
L--Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal (Christopher Moore) 2.8.08

M--Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenide) 1.26.08
N--Number the Stars (Lois Lowry) 6.19.08

O--
P--Parasite Rex (Carl Zimmer) 6.7.08

Q--
R--Rosemary's Baby (Ira Levin) 3.17.08
S--Seventh Son: Tales of the Alvin Maker (Orson Scot Card) 1.11.08
T--A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith) 3.23.08
U--Uglies (Scott Westerfeld) 5.14.08

V--Veil of Roses (Laura Fitzgerald) 2.12.08

W--White Oleander (Janet Fitch) 2.24.28

X--
Y--
Z--The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story (Diane Ackerman) 12.7.08




Friday, December 26, 2008

Books I Got for Christmas

The End of the Alphabet: CS Richardson
The Last Lecutre: Randy Pausch
Then We Came to the End: Joshua Ferris
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: David Wroblewski
Christine Falls: Benjamin Black

I also have several Barnes and Noble gift cards to use up!
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