Sunday, December 4, 2011

A-Z Challenge 2012

You guessed it...I found another challenge. The A-Z Book Challenge hosted by Babies, Books, & Signs. Click on the link if you'd like to join us.

Technical Stuff
This challenge will run from January 1st, 2012 until December 31st, 2012.
You can join anytime. (Click on image above to go to the site)
If you are blogger, leave the link to your actual post about this challenge.
If you are not a blogger, leave a link to where you will be keeping track of this challenge.

So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z challenge.

A - Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet. For example: A - Atonement B- Black Beauty C - The Count of Monte Cristo D - Dances with Dragons etc.


B - Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Hope that by the end of the year you have read one book for each letter. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit.

She says that since it is really hard to find titles beginning with X, the letter X just needs to be in the title somewhere. But because I'm determined...I went searching and found an "X" book.
***Addendum.  Okay...sometime between making the list and trying to read the book, the library apparently removed the X: Poems book that I had lined up.  No longer in the catalog.  So....I'm taking advantage of that whole "just have an X in the title somewhere thing after all.

She will also be enticing us along the way with monthly/mini challenges.

So to join along....
1. Write a blog post about this challenge and whether you are going go with A or B.
2. Add the button to your blog.
3. Attach yourself to the linky.
4. Follow her blog so that you can see when I post the monthly challenge!

Here's my anticipated reading list:

A: Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (5/4/12)
B: Bland Beginning by Julian Symons (4/12/12)
C: Champagne for One by Rex Stout (3/5/12)
D: Dead as a Dinosaur by Frances & Richard Lockridge [3/8/12]
E: The Edgar Winners 33rd Annual Anthology of the Mystery Writers of America by Bill Pronzini (ed) [9/5/12]
F: Full Moon by P. G. Wodehouse (3/23/12)
G: The Greenwell Mystery by E. C. R. Lorac [3/3/12]
H: Hare Sitting Up by Michael Innes [3/9/12]
I: The Ink Dark Moon by Ono no Kumachi and Izumi Shikiba (3/17/12)
J: The Jesus Incident by Frank Herbert and Bill Ransom (2/29/12)
K: The Key by Patricia Wentworth
L: Lake of Sorrows by Erin Hart (10/14/12)

M: My Name Is Legion by Roger Zelazny (1/4/12)
N: Nantucket Soap Opera by S. F. X. Dean (3/20/12)
O: O' Artful Death by Sarah Stewart Taylor (6/20/12)
P: Pearls Before Swine by Margery Allingham (6/8/12)
Q: A Question of Time by Helen McCloy (10/15/12)
R: The Rose Window & Other Verse from New Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke (3/22/12)
S: Swan Song by Edmund Crispin (4/3/12) AND Stanford White: Letters to His Family by Claire Nicholas White, ed (6/5/12)
 T: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (2/29/12)
U: Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett (1/19/12)
V: Venetia by Georgette Heyer (4/7/12)
W: The War of the Worlds Murder by Max Allan Collins (4/19/12)
X: The League of EXtra­or­di­nary Gen­tle­men (Vol 1) [read 4/6/12]
Y: The Yellow Room by Mary Roberts Rinehart [2/27/12]
Z: Z for Zachariah by Robert C O'Brien (library) [7/24/12]

 Challenge Complete 10/15/12!!


Marce said...

Very cool Challenge. I am doing a Alphabet author challenge but having thought about the titles, hmmm.

Debbie Rodgers said...

I'm going to do this one too, Nan. Although I've made up ,my list of books, I'm not sure I'm going to list them ahead of time.

Great pick for Z - I'm having a hard time with that.

Unknown said...

I want to join! Where do I sign up?

Elizabeth said...

Impressive you already have your list done.

Wow--I haven't read one of the books on your list. :)

I am joining in on the fun too. First time doing the challenge. :)

OLD FOLLOWER of your blog.