Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A-Z Reading Challenge

Boy, did I have fun compiling this list! I decided to use books that I already have in the house, since I have a book-buying problem. It worked for the most part, I even included some books that were bought by my boyfriend and that I'd never have considered reading if it wasn't for this challenge. And that's part of the point of this, right?

The great idea comes from Joy at Thoughts of Joy - and it has its own site too!

I'll be updating this throughout the year. If there's a link it means that I finished the book and reviewed it.

Completed: ALL as of November 29, 2008 - read my wrap-up post

A-Z by title

A - Are You There, God? It's me, Margaret by Judy Blume
B - The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
C - Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
D - The Devil and Miss Prym by Paolo Coelho
E - Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
F - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
G - Gabriel's Gift by Hanif Kureishi
H - Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows by J.K. Rowling
I - I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson
J - Jennifer Government by Max Barry
K - Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
L - Like Life by Lorrie Moore
M - Murder on a Girls' Night Out by Anne George
N - Number9Dream by David Mitchell
O - Oranges are not the only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
P - P.S. I Love You by Cecilia Ahern
Q - Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot
R - The River King by Alice Hoffman
S - The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares
T - The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
U - Under the Duvet by Marian Keyes
V - The Vanishing by Tim Krabbe
W - Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
X - The Xmas Factor by Annie Sanders
Y - The Year 1000 by Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger
Z - Zel by Donna Jo Napoli (discovered via Natasha)

A-Z by author

A - Atwood, Margaret - The Penelopiad
B - Boyne, John - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
C - Card, Orson Scott - Ender's Game
D - Davidson, MaryJanice - Undead and Unwed
E - Edwards, Kim - The Memory Keeper's Daughter
F - Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Great Gatsby
G - Gaiman, Neil - Stardust
H - Homes, A.M. - This Book Will Save Your Life
I - Irving, Washington - Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
J - James, P.D. - Children of Men
K - Kinsella, Sophie - Can You Keep a Secret?
L - Lee, Harper - To Kill A Mockingbird
M - McEwan, Ian - Amsterdam
N - North, Freya - Chloƫ
O - O'Connor, Joseph - Star of the Sea
P - Pratchett, Terry - Wyrd Sisters
Q - Quindlen, Anna - One True Thing
R - Ruiz Zafon, Carlos - The Shadow of the Wind
S - Spark, Muriel - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
T - Taylor, Andrew - The American Boy
U - Updike, John - The Witches of Eastwick
V - Von Ziegesar, Cecily - Gossip Girl
W - Wilson, Jacqueline - Girls under Pressure
X - Xiaolu Guo - A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
Y - Yoshimoto, Banana - Kitchen
Z - Zusak, Markus - The Book Thief


Joy said...

Welcome to the A ~ Z Reading Challenge, Joanna! What a fabulous list! I hope you enjoy all your choices. :) Happy Reading!

FYI ~ All the books you have read in January would count.

And don't forget to come back and link! :)

1morechapter said...

Congratulations on completing a HUGE challenge -- great list!

Thoughts of Joy said...

WOO HOO! Congratulations go to you! I hope you enjoyed the challenge and had some fantastic reads.