Tuesday, November 14, 2017

2018 Reading Challenge: Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (2018)
Host: Escape with Dollycas (sign up here)
January 2018 - December 2018
# of books: 26+ I am going to try for 4 bowls of soup

Bowl #1 Board Books and Picture Books (Fiction/nonfiction)

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B
C
D
E
F
G
H
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Inspector Brunswick: Case of the Missing Eyebrow. Angela Keoghan. Illustrated by Chris Sam Lam. 2017. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
J
K
L
Lola Gets a Cat. Anna McQuinn. Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw. 2017. Charlesbridge. 28 pages. [Source: Library] (2016 in UK)
M
Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story. Sam Lloyd. 2006. 32 pages. [Source: Library] (2006, UK)
N
The New LiBEARian. Alison Donald. Illustrated by Alex Willmore. 2018. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
O
P
Papillon Goes to the Vet. A.N. Kang. 2017. Disney-Hyperion. 40 pages. [Source: Library]
Q
R
S
T
That Is My Dream! Langston Hughes. Illustrated by Daniel Miyares. 2017. Random House. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
U
V
The Very Fluffy Kitty, Papillon. A.N. Kang. 2016. Disney-Hyperion. 40 pages. [Source: Library]
W
X
Y
Z

Bowl #2 Children's and Middle Grade (fiction/nonfiction)

A
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by John Tenniel. 1865/1871. 247 pages. [Source: Bought]
B
C
D
Dream Life for Children. Mattie K. Foster. 1918. 178 pages. [Source: Read online]
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
Midnight Without a Moon. Linda Williams Jackson. 2017. HMH. 320 pages. [Source: Review copy]
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O
P
Q
R
S
The Story of Live Dolls. Josephine Scribner Gates. Illustrated by Mabel Rogers. 1901. 1920. 116 pages. [Source: Read online
T
U
V
Victoria: Portrait of a Queen. Catherine Reef. 2017. [November] Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 256 pages. [Source: Review copy]
W
X
Y
Z

Bowl #3 Young Adult and Adult (Fiction/Nonfiction)

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B
C
D
E
F
Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything. Aly Raisman. 2017. 368 pages. [Source: Library]
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H
I
J
K
L
M
Murder, Magic, and What We Wore. Kelly Jones. 2017. 304 pages. [Source: Library]
N
O
P
Q
R
Reign the Earth. (The Elementae #1) A.C. Gaughen. 2018. Bloomsbury. 448 pages. [Source: Review copy]
S
T
U
V
W
The Widow of Windsor. Jean Plaidy. 1974. 318 pages. [Source: Bought] 
X
Y
Z

Bowl #4
I'm going to read Christian AUTHORS A to Z. X is going to be turned into a + and represent a book with more than one author. The other authors will be approached traditionally. 

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B
C
D
E
F Furman, Dave.
Kiss the Wave: Embracing God in Your Trials. Dave Furman. 2018. Crossway. 160 pages. [Review copy]G
H
I
J
K
L
M MacArthur, John
 Good News: The Gospel of Jesus Christ. John MacArthur. 2018. Reformation Trust. 148 pages. [Source: Review copy]
N
O
P
Q
R Ryle, J.C.
Coming Events and Present Duties. J.C. Ryle. 1879. 150 pages. [Source: Bought]
S Sproul, R.C.
Enjoying God: Finding Hope in the Attributes of God. 1987/2017. 242 pages. [Source: Review copy]
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z


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1 comments:

Literary Cat 9:09 AM  

This sounds like a great challenge! I might steal it with a little tweaking for my blog! Thanks for the idea.

For a great Christian author: Melanie Dickerson (Dickenson can't remember the last name right now) is a great author, her stuff are retellings of classic fairy tales. I started with the Merchant's Daughter.

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