Thursday, April 9, 2009
A-Z Reading Challenge
Becky hosts the A-Z reading challenge which I've decided to have a go at this year. There's 5 options and I'm going with option A.
Option A: Read authors A to Z. Commit to reading 26 books theoretically speaking.
Option B: Read titles A to Z. Commit to reading 26 books theoretically speaking.
Option C: Read both authors A to Z and titles A to Z (52 books; this is the challenge Joy created)
Option D: Read internationally A to Z (books representing 26 different countries) (The books could be from international authors (writers from that country); however, it's fine if a book is only set in that country. If need be, instead of countries one could use cities, states, regions, etc. The idea is to use proper place names. If you'd like you could even use a few fictional countries.)
Option E: Read 26 Alphabet books. Embrace your inner child and go visit the children's section!
and the list (will update as I go, bold are finished):
B. People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks
C. Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote
D. City of God - E.L. Doctorow
F. A Man of His Word - Kathleen Fuller
H. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
K. The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
L. Scandals Bride - Stephanie Laurens
M. Atonement - Ian McEwan
N. The Fire - Katherine Neville
O. The Audacity of Hope - Barack Obama
P. Devil's Brood - Sharon Penman
R. Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
S. The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
Z. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon