Wednesday, October 08, 2008

A to Z Challenge Wrap-Up

Joy of Thoughts of Joy is hosting the A to Z Challenge. It is to read A to Z authors AND A to Z titles. She writes, "All that's required is that you align the author's last name or the title of a book (excluding "the", "a", etc.) with its corresponding letter in the alphabet. Each author and title entry must be a different book. I will be working on both the author and title lists at the same time; however, you may complete the alphabet lists anyway that suits your fancy. The challenge last throughout the 2008 year."

Your books can overlap with other challenges. So that is GREAT incentive for me. I'm not sure which titles I'll read yet. But I'm sure I'll have fun as I go.


"A" ~
Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation both by Isaac Asimov

"B" ~
Bray, Libba. The Sweet Far Thing.
"C" ~
Carroll, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland.

"D" ~
Dahl, Roald. Matilda.

"E" ~
Estes, Eleanor. The Moffats

"F" ~
Field, Rachel. Hitty, Her First Hundred Years.

"G" ~
Gemmell, David. Sword in the Storm.

"H" ~
Higa, Tomiko. Girl with the White Flag.

"I" ~
Irving, Washington. Two Tales.

"J" ~
James, Jessica. Shades of Gray.

"K" ~
Kostick, Conor. Saga.

"L" ~
Lin, Grace. Year of the Rat.

"N" ~
Na, An. The Fold.

"O" ~
O'Brian, Robert. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

"Q" ~
Quinn, Julia. The Duke and I.

"R" ~
Rutherfurd, Edward. London.

"S" ~
Simmons, Michael. Alien Feast.

"T" ~
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit.

"X" ~
No! That's Wrong by Zhaohua Ji and Cui Xu

"Y" ~
Yolen, Jane. Sword of the Rightful King.

"Z" ~

"A" ~
All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman

"B" ~
By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
B is for Betsy by Carolyn Haywood

"C" ~
The Cage by Ruth Minsky Sender

"D" ~
The Diaries of Adam & Eve Translated by Mark Twain
"E" ~
The Entertainer and the Dybbuk by Sid Fleischman

"F" ~
Foundation by Isaac Asimov

"G" ~
Guinevere's Gift by Nancy McKenzie

"H" ~
The Host by Stephenie Meyer

"I" ~
I Will Plant You A Lilac Tree by Laura Hillman

"J" ~
Jessie's Mountain by Kerry Madden

"K" ~
Kristy's Great Idea by Ann Martin

"L" ~
Leftovers by Laura Wiess

"M" ~
The Mozart Question by Michael Morpurgo

"N" ~
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

"O" ~
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Old Twentieth by Joe Haldeman

"P" ~
Persuasion by Jane Austen

"Q" ~
The Queen's Soprano by Carol Dines

"R" ~
The Rules of Gentility by Janet Mullany

"S" ~
Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

"T" ~
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

"U" ~
Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

"V" ~
Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

"W" ~
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

"X" ~
Xenocide by Orson Scott Card

"Y" ~
Yellow Umbrella by Jae Soo Liu

"Z" ~
Zombie Blondes by Brian James

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Joy 2:37 PM  

This is quite an accomplishment. Congratulations, Becky! :)

Nicole 8:04 PM  

Congratulations on finishing! I had been plugging away at this. It reminds me that I need ti check in and take stock.

Debi 5:37 AM  

Oh man, Becky...once again you demonstrate just why I am so in awe of you! Congrats of finishing up a big one!!!

Natasha @ Maw Books 11:15 AM  

Congrats Becky! This one is a biggie, must feel great to get it done! I'm about five away but probably won't be done until the end of the year.

Rhinoa 5:35 AM  

Congratulations on finishing Becky. I have about 3 left now and hope to finish it soon.

Jules 9:48 PM  

Congratulations at being fished. Did great job. Im still a little ways away before I finish.

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