Today I have decided to join the 2013 A to Z Book Challenge hosted by Lindsey at Babies, Books, and Beyond. A fun way to keep track of the books you read during the year, this challenge is to read at least one book that begins with each letter of the alphabet during the year. As of today I have already finished reading 9 books this year, and miraculously, only 2 of them begin with the same letter! I will be doing option B, the lazy way, explained below in the rules as stated by Lindsey:
This challenge will run from January 1st, 2012 until December 31st, 2012. You can join anytime.
So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z challenge.
A - Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet. For example: A - Atonement B- Black Beauty C - The Count of Monte Cristo D - Dances with Dragons etc.
B - The lazy way (how I do it) : Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Hope that by the end of the year you have read one book for each letter. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit.
Each month, I will add another challenge to this main challenge. It might to read a book with both A and Z in the title or to read a book with 3 words that all start with the same letter. I might host a few random giveaways too for good measure.
Are you Interested? If so, visit Lindsey at Babies, Books, and Beyond and sign up too!
Here's my list:
A. Athena, by Heather B. Moore
B. Breakup Artist, The by Shannen Crane Camp
C. Coming Home, by Annette Lyon
D. Dirty Little Secrets, by C. J. Omololu
E. Epic Tales of a Misfit Hero, by Matt Peterson
F. Family by Design by Bonnie K Winn
Family Size, by Maria Hoagland
G. Gathering Blue (The Giver #2), By Lois Lowry
Gardian, The by Gerald N. Lund
H. The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes
I. Invisible Thread, An by Laura Shroff
I Will Carry You, by Angie Smith
K. Kisses From Katie, by Katie J. Davis
Kicking Eternity, by Ann Lee Miller
L. Love Anthony, by Lisa Genova
M. My Lucky Stars, by Michele Paige Holmes
N. Nourish and Strengthen, by Maria Hoagland
O. The Orchard, by Krista Lynn Jensen
Of Grace and Chocolate, by Krista Lynn Jensen
R. Road to Cardinal Valley, The by Earlene Fowler
Rent Collector, The by Camron Wright
S. Steal Like An Artist, by Austin Kleon
T. Taking Out the Trash, by Tristi Pinkston
Tell Me No Lies, by Rachel Branton
W. Winds and the Waves, The by Dean Hughes
When the Bough Breaks, by Kay Lynn Mangum
Z. Zycchini Pie: Granny's Recipe for Life, by Susan Aylworth