Monday, March 19, 2007

CHALLENGE: A - Z Reading 2007

Here's a way to help me pick books - no books will overlap the author or title list. there are a few letters that look tricky - drat you Q and X, but otherwise this seems fun. The books I've listed are just an idea of books I hope to read. If a book comes along that I read that fits a category, it will magically replace the one I've listed here. Sort of a To-Be-Read list, alphabetically. Bolded books have been read.

Authors A - Z
A - Adams, Douglas - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
B - Banks, Lynn Reid - The Indian in the Cupboard

C - Chandler, Raymond - The Big Sleep
D - DiCamilla, Kate - The Tale of Despereaux

E - Evanovich, Janet - One for the Money
F - Feynman, Richard - Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman

G - Gregory, Philippa - The Other Boleyn Girl
H - Hammett, Dashiel - The Maltese Falcon
I - Ishiguro, Kazou - Never Let Me Go
J - Jakober, Marie - The Halifax Connection
K -Keyes, Daniel - Flowers for Algernon
L - Laurie, Hugh - The Gun Seller
M - Montgomery, LM - Among the Shadows
N - Nelson, Sara - So Many Books, So Little Time

O - Oates, Joyce Carol - Zombie
P - Pullman, Philip - His Dark Materials Trilogy

Q - Quinn, Daniel - Ishmael
R - Rulfo, Juan - Pedro Paramo
S - Sobel, Dave - Galileo's Daughter
T - Toole, John Kennedy - A Confederacy of Dunces
U -
V - van den Brink - On the Water
W - Wiesel, Elie - Night
X - Xingjian - Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather

Y -
Z - Zindel, Paul - The Pigman

Books A - Z

A - Assasination Vacation - Sarah Vowell
B - The Baron in the Trees - Italo Calvino
C - Coraline - Neil Gaiman
D - Dispatches From the Edge - Anderson Cooper
E - Elizabeth Costello - JM Coetzee
F - Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
G - The Giver - Lois Lowry
H - History of theWorld in 10 1/2 Chapters - Julian Barnes

I - In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
J - Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
K - Killer Swell - Jeff Shelby
L - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - CS Lewis
M - My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
N - Northanger Abby - Jane Austen

O - Ordinary People - Judith Guest
P - The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
Q - Quite a Year for Plums - Bailey White
R - Reef - Rumesh Gunesehera
S - The Swallows of Kabul - Yasmina Khadra

T - The Translator - Leila Aboulela
U - Uglies - Scott Westerfeld
V - Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides
W - We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
X -
Y - The Year of Secret Assignments - Jaclyn Moriarty
Z - Zlata's Diary - Zlata Filipoviz


  1. Wow, you're doing great on this challenge :)

  2. I've started a blog where I'm posting all the reading challenges in one place (

    I'd like to add this one...but do you know who started it? I want to give "credit" to the blogger who began the challenge! Thanks!

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  4. I'm doing this one, too! We even have some of the same books. :)


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