Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2010 A to Z Reading Challenge

January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.

How does this reading challenge work? Choose the option that works best for you...

Authors -- Read alphabetically by author. Commit to 26 books.
Titles -- Read alphabetically by title. Commit to 26 books.
Authors & Titles -- Commit to reading 52 books

How strict is the 26 or 52? I know it isn't always easy to find those difficult letters. The thought of finding the X's (for example) might scare folks away. It shouldn't! I'm a merciful host! (Ask anyone!)

If you want to give the X's a go... For authors, try to find an X in the first name, middle name, or last name. For titles, it doesn't have to be the starting word. Try to find an X somewhere in a title, and it'd count in my book.

Still can't find a book for the letter you need? I'll take your word for it. I've been there. I know. If your library doesn't see the need to order books just because it starts with an X, then I don't blame you for not wanting to special order a book that you may or may not enjoy. You gave it your best, don't feel bad. You can still make this challenge work for you.


I attempted this challenge last year and only made it about half-way through! I am going to go the title route again and will be shooting to actually finish it this year!! Wish me luck!!
  • A:  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • B:
  • C:  Calamity Jack by Shannon and Dean Hale
  • D:
  • E:
  • F:  The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  • G:  The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • H:  Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
  • I:  Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
  • J:
  • K:
  • L:  The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • M:  The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
  • N:
  • O:
  • P:  Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  • Q:
  • R:  Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale
  • S:  The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
  • T:
  • U:
  • V:
  • W: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
  • X:
  • Y:
  • Z:


  1. Good luck with this one! I'm doing the title and author and I'm 6 books away from completely so let me know if you're struggling with a letter :)

  2. Bella . . . I am VERY impressed!!! Wow!! I may have to come to you for some ideas! I will keep you posted!! Though I will warn you, I may go up to the very end on this one!! :)


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