Sunday, October 08, 2017

2017 A-Z Title #Reading Challenge

As usual, one of the groups I'm a member of over on Goodreads had an A-Z title reading challenge for the year. The aim of this challenge, if you're not familiar with this type of challenge already, is to read books that start with each of the letters of the alphabet. Yep, it really is that simple!

For the more difficult letters, such as Q and X, all that matters is that the letter appears somewhere in the title. Also, if the book starts with the words "The" or "A" - as in "The Pineapple Loving Dragon" or "A Magical Storm" - you can choose whether to count the "A" or "The" parts, or not. Does that make sense?

To make it more difficult for myself, I added an extra rule, which was that I couldn't use more than one book from any one particular author. So, for example, if I was reading a series with titles that would count for several letters, I could only use one of those titles to fill in one of my letters, and had to wait until I was reading a book by another author to fill in the other letters. This was not an official rule, but something I threw in to make it a little more challenging for myself, due to my habit of completing this challenge before the year is half over. I guess it worked, since I only managed to complete the challenge a week ago (although, with how much I've read this year, I could have easily finished it sooner if I'd made reading the books for the letters for the A-Z challenge more of a priority).

Anyway... I've now completed the challenge for this year. So, here's what I read for it:

A ~ Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
B ~ Burning Belief by D.J. Farrington
C ~ Cloudswept (Wyvern Series, #3) by John H. Carroll
D ~ Doctor Who: Engines of War by George Mann
E ~ Empress Matilda of England (Legendary Women Of World History, #7) by Laurel A. Rockefeller
F ~ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling
G ~ Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3) by Jim Butcher
H ~ Hope Everlasting: A Dystopian Sci-fi Novel (The Variant Saga #3) by J.N. Chaney
I ~ Indestructible (Vampires Through the Centuries) by Barbara G. Tarn
J ~ Judy: A Dog In A Million by Damien Lewis
K ~ Keeping Merminia (Merminia, #2) by Emm Cole
L ~ Love Bites (Argeneau, #2) by Lynsay Sands
M ~ Missing at Sea (Anna Davies Mystery Series, #2) by Rita Lee Chapman
N ~ Notes from a Small Dog: Four Legs on Two by Sue Vincent
O ~ On the Banks of Plum Creek (Little House, #4) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
P ~ Psycho-analysis by Rosemary J. Peel
Q ~ Queen of Thorns (Jeggare & Radovan, #3) by Dave Gross
R ~ RENOVO Symbiosis by Geoffrey Wakeling
S ~ Sunbolt (The Sunbolt Chronicles, #1) by Intisar Khanani
T ~ Tales of the Faie: The Beginning of Days by Diana L. Wicker
U ~ Underlife by Marissa Farrar
V ~ Voyages (The Gift, #1) by Richard Sutton
W ~ Womble Stories by Elisabeth Beresford
X ~ The Experimental Notebook of C. S. Boyack by C. S. Boyack
Y ~ Yellow Hair by Andrew Joyce
Z ~ I Zombie I (I Zombie #1) by Jack Wallen


Rita said...

As usual, I am amazed by how much you read. Even when I used to read a lot I never read that many books that quickly--LOL! :)

Jeanie said...

I'm amazed by the volume --much less the alphabet!

Victoria Zigler said...

Rita & Jeanie:
It's a constant source of amusement in my family that what I consider to be a slow reading month is what most people would consider a good reading year. I always say though that it doesn't matter how many books any one person reads on average, as long as they enjoy reading however many that happens to be. I've met a few people through Goodreads who read as much as I do, but most people I know - online and offline - don't even come close. It doesn't matter though.