Wednesday, December 21, 2016

2017 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
Host: Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book (sign up)
Duration: January - December 2016
# of Books: 78 for three bowls of soup. I'd be content with 70 books. I don't know if I can find books for those tricksy letters in all three bowls of soup. But I've decided to not let that stop me from seeking out the other letters.

Picture Book Soup Completed!

A
ABC Bunny. Wanda Gag. 1933. 40 pages. [Source: Library]
B
The Boss Baby. Marla Frazee. 2010. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
C
Chicken Story Time. Sandy Asher. Illustrated by Mark Fearing. 2016. (Dec) 40 pages. [Source: Library] 
D
Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of The Depression. Carole Boston Weatherford. Illustrated by Sarah Green. 2017. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
E
Elephants Can Paint Too. Katya Arnold. 2005. 40 pages. [Source: Library] 
F
Freight Train. Donald Crews. 1978. 26 pages. [Source: Borrowed]
G
Grumpy Cat: The Little Grumpy Cat That Wouldn't. Illustrated by Steph Laberis. 2016. Random House. 24 pages. [Source: Gift]
H
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb. Al Perkins. 1969. Random House. 36 pages. [Source: Bought]
I
Ideas Are All Around. Philip C. Stead. 2016. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
J
Just a Lucky So and So. Lesa Cline-Ransome. Illustrated by James Ransome. 2016. Holiday House. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
K
Kat Kong. Dav Pilkey. 1993. 29 pages. [Source: Bought]
L
The Legendary Miss Lena Horne. Carole Boston Weatherford. Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon. 2017. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
M
Mother Bruce. Ryan T. Higgins. 2015. Disney-Hyperion. 44 pages. [Source: Library]
N
No More Bows. Samantha Cotterill. 2017. HarperCollins. 40 pages. [Source: Library]
O
Olive and the Embarrassing Gift. Tor Freeman. 2014. Candlewick. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
P
Purim Chicken. Margery Cuyler. Illustrated by Puy Pinillos. 2017. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
Q
The Quilting Bee. Gail Gibbons. 2004. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
R
Rain. Robert Kalan. Illustrated by Donald Crews. 1978. 32 pages. [Source: Bought]
S
Swap. Steve Light. 2016. Candlewick. 40 pages. [Source: Review copy]
T
Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie. Illustrated by Yuyi Morales. 2016. Little, Brown. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
U
Umbrella. Taro Yashima. 1958/1977. 40 pages. [Source: Bought]
V
Vincent and the Night. Adele Enersen. 2015. 40 pages. [Source: Library]
W
When Spring Comes. Kevin Henkes. Illustrated by Laura Dronzek. 2016.  40 pages. [Source: Library]
X
Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery. David Gordon. 2016. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
Y
Yellow Umbrella. Jae-Soo Liu. Music composed by Dong II Sheen. 2002. Kane/Miller. 36 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Z
Say Hello to Zorro! Carter Goodrich. 2011. Simon & Schuster. 48 pages. [Source: Library]

Book Soup (Juvenile, MG, YA, Adult)

A The Apple and the Arrow. Mary and Conrad Buff. 1951/2001. HMH. 80 pages. [Source: Bought]
B Blood Red Snow White. Marcus Sedgwick. 2016. 320 pages. [Source: Library; Audience: YA, Adult]
C Carry On, Mr. Bowditch. Jean Lee Latham. 1955. 251 pages. [Source: Bought]
D Darcy's Hope at Donwell Abbey. Ginger Monette. 2017. 413 pages. [Source: Review copy]
E Everything You Want Me To Be. Mindy Mejia. 2017. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]
F The Foretelling of Georgie Spider. Ambelin Kwaymullina. 2015/2017. Candlewick Press. 448 pages. [Source: Review copy]
G Garvey's Choice. Nikki Grimes. 2016. 120 pages. [Source: Library]
H Hiroshima. John Hersey. 1946/1989. 152 pages. [Source: Bought]
I It Can't Happen Here. Sinclair Lewis. 1935. 400 pages. [Source: Library]
J
K The Kellys and the O'Kellys. Anthony Trollope. 1848. 537 pages. [Source: Bought]
L Lulu and the Brontosaurus. Judith Viorst. Illustrated by Lane Smith. 2010. 128 pages. [Source: Library]
M The Macdermots of Ballycloran. Anthony Trollope. 1847. 636 pages. [Source: Bought]
N No One Hears But Him. Taylor Caldwell. 1966/2017. Open Road Media. 212 pages. [Source: Review copy]
O Oliver Twist. Charles Dickens. 1838/1839. 608 pages. [Source: Bought]
P Projekt 1065. Alan Gratz. 2016. Scholastic. 320 pages. [Source: Library]
Q The Quincunx by Charles Palliser. 1990. 787 pages. [Source: Library]
R Roderick Hudson. Henry James. 1875. 398 pages. [Source: Bought]
S The Silent Gondoliers. William Goldman. 1983/2001. 128 pages. [Source: Library]
T Twelve Angry Men. Reginald Rose. 1954/2006. 79 pages. [Source: Library]
U Utopia Drive. Erik Reece. 2016. FSG. 368 pages. [Source: Library]
V Victoria. Daisy Goodwin. 2016. 404 pages. [Source: Library]
W Watch and Ward. Henry James. 1871. 128 pages. [Source: Bought]
X
Y Yours Sincerely, Giraffe. Megumi Iwasa. Illustrated by Jun Takabatake. 2017. 104 pages. [Source: Library]
Z

Christian Book Soup (Christian Fiction and Christian NONfiction)

A Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together. Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. 2017. Moody. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]
B Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth. John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue, eds. 2017. Crossway. 1008 pages. [Source: Review copy]
C The Character of the Church. Joe Thorn. 2017. Moody. 128 pages. [Source: Review copy]
D A Description of Christ. Richard Sibbes. (1577-1635, Sibbes lifespan). 29 pages. [Source:Bought]
E
F Fearless Living in Troubled Times: Finding Hope in the Promise of Christ's Return. Michael Youssef. 2017. [August] Harvest House. 240 pages. [Source: Review copy]
G The Good of Giving Up. Aaron Damiani. 2017. Moody. 192 pages. [Source: Review copy]
H The Heart of the Church: The Gospel's History, Message, and Meaning. Joe Thorn. 2017. Moody. 128 pages. [Source: Review copy]
I The Imperfect Disciple. Jared C. Wilson. 2017. Baker Books. 240 pages. [Source: Review copy]
J Joni: An Unforgettable Story. Joni Eareckson Tada. 1976. 205 pages. [Source: Bought]
K 1 and 2 Kings. J. Vernon McGee. 1976/1996. Thomas Nelson. 320 pages. [Source: Bought]
L Loving the Old Testament. Alec Motyer. 2015/2016. Christian Focus. 144 pages. [Source: Borrowed]
M Moonbow Night. Laura Frantz. 2017. Revell. 384 pages. [Source: Review copy]
N No Little Women. Aimee Byrd. P&R. 224 pages. [Source: Review copy]
O Openness Unhindered. Rosaria Champagne Butterfield. 2015. Crown & Covenant. 200 pages. [Source: Bought]
P Prevailing Prayer. D.L. Moody. Foreword by Erwin Lutzer. 1987/2016. Moody. 143 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Q
R Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture. David Murray. 2017. Crossway. 224 pages. [Source: Review copy]
S The Silent Songbird. Melanie Dickerson. 2016. Thomas Nelson. 296 pages. [Source: Review copy]  
T Three Treatises. Martin Luther. 1970. Fortress Press. 316 pages. [Source: Gift]
U Unveiled Hope: Eternal Encouragement from the Book of Revelation. 1997. 244 pages. [Source: Borrowed]
V
W The Work of Christ: What the Events of Jesus' Life Mean For You. R.C. Sproul. 2012. 224 pages. [Source: Bought]
X Exploring the Bible: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids. David Murray. Illustrated by Scotty Reifsnyder. 2017. Crossway. 224 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Y Your Sins and Mine. Taylor Caldwell. 1955/2017. Open Road Media. 105 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Z


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