April 3, 2008

A~Z Reading Challenge

I've joined a challenge that looks to be right up my alley. The challenge is to read 52 books by the end of 2008. 26 of the books will be Titles starting with A through Z, and 26 will be Authors Last Names starting with A through Z. They have to be 52 separate books, and I'm pumped! It will be a great way to read so many of the books on my shelves that I haven't gotten to yet. Keep checking back to this post to see how I'm doing.

Here's the list that I plan to read. It may change, and if you have any suggestions for the spots I haven't filled be sure to let me know. The books that are in bold, I've read.


A: Love, Rosie (Cecelia, Ahren)
B: The Little Lady Agency (Browne, Hester)
C: The Supernaturalist (Colfer, Eion)
D: The People of Sparks (DuPrau, Jeanne)
E: Fearless Fourteen (Evanovich, Janet)
F: The Mother-Daughter Book Club (Frederick, Heather Vogel)
G: The Specialists: Model Spy (Greenland, Shannon)
H: Real Murders (Harris, Charlaine)
I: The Secret of Platform 13 (Ibbotson, Eva)
J: Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes (Johnson, Maureen)
K: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (Konigsburg, E.L.)
L: Sleeping Freshmen Never Die (Lubar, David)
M: Heroics for Beginners (Moore, John)
N: Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field (Nathan, Melissa)
O: The Scarlett Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy)
P: A Long Way From Chicago (Peck, Richard)
Q: Just Like That (Qualey, Marsha)
R: The Sea of Monsters (Riordan, Rick)
S: Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie (Sonnenblick, Jordan)
T: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain, Mark)
U: Montmorency - Thief, Liar, Gentleman? (Updale, Eleanor)
V: Slaughterhouse Five (Vonnegut, Kurt)
W: The Importance of Being Earnest (Wilde, Oscar)
X: Sky Burial (Xinran)
Y: The Extraordinary Adventure of Alfred Kropp (Yancey, Rick)
Z: I am the Messenger (Zusak, Makus)


A: As I Lay Dying (Faulkner, William)
B: Book of a Thousand Days (Hale, Shannon)
C: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Dahl, Roald)
D: The Dream Chaser (Kenyon, Sherrilyn)
E: Eclipse (Stephenie Meyer)
F: Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand (Levine, Gail Carson)
G: A Great and Terrible Beauty (Bray, Libba)
H: The Host (Meyer, Stephenie)
I: If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period (Choldenko, Gennifer)
J: Just As I Am (Smith, Virginia)
K: Kaline Klattermaster's Tree House (Kimmel, Haven)
L: The Lightning Thief (Riordan, Rick)
M: Mansfield Park (Austen, Jane)
N: The Name of This Book is Secret (Bosch, Pseudonymous)
O: Old Friends and New Fancies (Brinton, Sybil G.)
P: Prey (Crichton, Michael)
Q: Q is for Quarry (Grafton, Sue)
R: The Road Home (Tenney, Tommy)
S: The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives (Buckley, Michael)
T: The True Story of Hansel and Gretel (Murphy, Louise)
U: Unaccustomed Earth (Lahiri, Jhumpa)
V: Vince and Joy (Jewell, Lisa)
W: Welcome to Wahoo (Carr, Dennis and Elise)
X: X23: Target X (Kyle, Craig and Yost, Christopher)
Y: A Year Down Yonder (Peck, Richard)
Z: Zathura: A Space Adventure (VanAlsburg, Chris)


Joy said...

Welcome to the A ~ Z Reading Challenge, Linnea! You've got quite an eclectic list. That's great! Happy Reading! :)

Anonymous said...

How about Zathura by Chris VanAlsburg for your "Z" entry? (teacher suggestion, can't help it)
The Momma

joanna said...

in my humble opinion, the entry for an "M" book should perhaps be changed to Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far

Joy said...

So far, I have Zathura for my "Z" Title, but I would prefer not to have a children's book for my choice. There's also Zora and Nicky (Burney) that I think someone has linked. If I remember correctly that is a YA book.

Joy said...

Linnea - I'm so sorry to tell you this and cause you more work, but I have to delete the books (5) that you have linked to the A ~ Z Reading Challenge.

The requirements are to use books separately for either title or author. In other words a book can only be used once. Your links contain books for both title and author. Also you have linked two "C" authors - we are only linking one per person. I'm sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you. I hope that you will come back and relink your books to only one place. Thanks!