2008: Challenges – A-Z Challenge 2009

AtoZ2009Challenge I utterly failed at this challenge in 2008, mostly because it’s not a good challenge to start in July.  So, I’m going to give it another shot in 2009!

The Options:

  • 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!

Mention in your comment (on that blog, not this site!) which option(s) you’ll be committing to. Sign ups begin December 1, 2008. (The challenge does NOT start until January 1, 2009, but early sign ups are definitely encouraged!) The challenge closes to new participants on June 30, 2009.

Join at http://atozchallenge.blogspot.com/2008/07/sign-up-here.html!

I will be doing Option C.

last updated: 12/10/09

Titles:

  1. Amelia Peabody’s Egypt – Elizabeth Peters
  2. The Brass Verdict – Michael Connelly
  3. Claus, A Christmas Incarnation – C. John Coombes
  4. Dead to the World – Charlaine Harris
  5. Engleby – Sebastian Faulks
  6. Five on a Treasure IslandEnid Blyton
  7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
  8. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
  9. An Ice Cold Grave – Charlaine Harris
  10.  
  11. Kiss of the Night – Sherrilyn Kenyon
  12. The Lost Hours – Karen White
  13. Matilda – Roald Dahl
  14. Night Play – Sherrilyn Kenyon
  15. On Writing – Stephen King
  16. A Pen Warmed Up in Hell – Mark Twain
  17.  
  18. Reunion – Therese Fowler
  19. The Stupidest Angel – Christopher Moore
  20. Tribute – Nora Roberts
  21. Upbound – Peter Hassebroek
  22. Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead
  23. Whiskey Sour – J.A. Konrath
  24.  
  25. The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion
  26.  

Authors:

  1. Adams, C.T. & Cathy Clamp – Hunter’s Moon
  2. Brennan, AllisonThe Prey
  3. Coben, Harlan – Drop Shot
  4. Davidson, MaryJaniceUndead and Unemployed
  5. Evanovich, Janet – Plum Spooky
  6. French, Tana – In the Woods
  7. Gabaldon, Diana – Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade
  8. Hiaasen, Carl – Skin Tight
  9. Indridason, Arnaldur – Jar City
  10. Jenkins, Emyl – The Big Steal
  11. Krentz, Jayne Ann – All Night Long
  12. Lipton, Lauren – The Mating Rituals of the North American WASP
  13. Mengestu, Dinaw – The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
  14.  
  15. Owens, PhilKopek the Destroyer
  16. Patterson, Richard North – The Spire
  17.  
  18. Roach, MaryBonk
  19. Somer, Mehmet Murat – The Kiss Murder
  20. Thompson, Jean – Do Not Deny Me
  21.  
  22. Vaughn, Carrie – Kitty and the Midnight Hour
  23. Wharton, Edith – Summer
  24.  
  25.  
  26. Zusak, Markus – The Book Thief 

2 thoughts on “2008: Challenges – A-Z Challenge 2009

  • October 30, 2008 at 4:39 pm
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    I hope you will be able to accomplish your goal in 2009. ๐Ÿ™‚

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