2015 Alphabet Soup Challenge

2015 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

2015 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

43 books read as of December 12, 2014 and with a week’s vacation to come, I’ll do well by my 2014 goal, even if I cheated with fiction.

Liz’s post got me thinking about a 2015 goal and I wasn’t sure where I was going since without the Bosch series, I don’t really have a prayer of repeating 2014’s numbers. Then I came across Sally’s 2015 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge post (with more info and registration here) and I decided that could be a lot of fun. I think it will also help me personally with reading new titles in the year they come out, which I haven’t been good with of late.

Rules:

It’s an alphabet challenge! The challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet.

You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles. For those pesky Q, X AND Z titles the word with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.

Need some help finding titles to match the alphabet – Jandy’s Reading Room has a wonderful list to get you started.

Books can be read in any order and all formats – print – e-book – audio – are acceptable for this challenge!

Here is my list – many I have planned already from my TBR pile (in italics means I haven’t read them yet) – the rest I will update as I go. Maaaybe I’ll even get back on track with reviews, but in the mean time here’s a link to my books in the challenge on LT. I’ve tried for a good balance between fiction and non and I’ve also included a few that I really want to finish. A few are 2015 new releases and some have been on Mt. TBR way too long

ETA 3 January: bolded books are ones I’ve actually read along with date

  •  A – Asian Dining Rules – Steven A. Shaw (17 January, Review)
  • B – Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies – Chris Kluwe; Bleachers – John Grisham (24 January, Review)
  • C – Central Park: an Anthology – Andrew Blauner (4 February); Confessons of a New York Taxi Driver
    –  Eugene Salomon (1 March, Review)
  • D – Devil’s Bridge – Linda Fairstein or Dogging Steinbeck – Bill Steigerwald; Designated Fat Girl – Jennifer Joyner (1 March, Review)
  • E – Endangered SpeciesNevada Barr; English Spy – Daniel Silva
  • F – Fire WIthin – Steve Delsohn – (21 February)
  • G – Gone Girl – I WILL finish this book eventually; The Great Typo Hunt – Jeff Beck (27 January 2015); Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins (7 March 2015)
  • H – Hangman’s Daughter – Oliver Pötzsch; Haunted Highways – Tom Ogden (7 February 2015)
  • I – Israel: A History – Martin Gilbert; Ill Wind – Nevada Barr (21 March)
  • J – Juju Rules – Hart Seely John Doe – Tess Gerritsen
  • K – KNow It All – AJ Jacbobs (maybe third time will be a charm?); Kid Me Not (12 January, Review)
  • L – Lights Camera Travel – Lonely Planet; Life on Foot – Nate Damm (15 May, Review)
  • M – Memoirs of a Vending Machine – James Pollard 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived (2 January, Review)
  • N – NYPD Red 3James Patterson (29 March 2015); New Gold Standard – James Michelli – (8 February 2015)
  • O – Orange is the New Black Piper Kerman (July 2015)
  • P – Private Vegas – James Patterson; Private India – James Patterson (24 January)
  • Q – Queen of the Oddballs
  • R – Route 66 Still Kicks – Rich Antonson (May 2015)
  • S – Saturday NIght – Susan Orleans; Stuff You Should Know about Stuff
    – Tyler Staton (23 February)
  • T – Turning the Tables – Steven Shaw (15 January. Turned out this was a reread from 2010 but I enjoyed it. Review)
  • U – Upstairs at the White House – JB West; Unchosen – Hella Winston (September 2015)
  • V – Vanish – Tess Gerritsen
  • W – Wicked – Gregory Maguire, What Would Jackie Do? Winter Study
    – Nevada Barr (June 30)
  • X
  • Y
  • Z – Zappos Experience – Joseph Michelli; The Zen of Fish: Story of Sushi – Trevor Corson; (9 January, Review)

 

10 comments to this article

  1. sally906

    on December 13, 2014 at 00:01 - Reply

    Welcome to the challenge 🙂

  2. Liz Dexter

    on January 11, 2015 at 12:51 - Reply

    Glad i inspired you to think about a reading challenge, and hope you enjoy your alphabet!

    • cari

      on January 11, 2015 at 15:22 - Reply

      Oh I will! I like the idea of consciously choosing what I’m reading. Now can you inspire me to organize my TBR? 🙂

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