Friday, January 1, 2010

A-Z Challenge

Okay, I got everything ready for this challenge and then forgot to post about it.
I am participating in the A-Z Challenge to help reduce the books on my book shelves at home. Here are the basic rules. Please go to the site to sign up and to read the rest of the information and get book ideas.

January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.
How does this reading challenge work? Choose the option that works best for you...

Authors -- Read alphabetically by author. Commit to 26 books.
Titles -- Read alphabetically by title. Commit to 26 books.
Authors & Titles -- Commit to reading 52 books

I am doing both the Authors and the Titles to eliminate 52 books from my shelves. That leaves me plenty for my other challenges. Here are my lists.

A - Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian – Sherman Alexie
B - Beyond the Valley of the Thorns – Patrick Carman
C - Castle of Bran – Stephen S. Keeney
D - Daniel Half Human – David Chotjewitz
E - Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
F - Fearless – Elvira Woodruff
G - Green Bronze Mirror – Lynne Ellison
H - Hit and Run – Lurlene McDaniels
I – I nto the Mist – Patrick Carman
J - Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life – Wendy Mass
K - Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
L - Look For Me By Moonlight – Mary Downing Hahn
M - Magician’s Elephant – Kate DiCamillo
N - Neverland – Dave Barry
O - Other Half of Life – Kim Ablon Whitney
P - Promises to the Dead – Mary Downing Hahn
Q - Quilt, The – Gary Paulsen (library)
R - Red Kayak – Priscilla Cummings
S - Stardust – Neil Gaiman
T - Tour of Evil – Suzi Wizowaty
U - Underneath – Kathi Appelt
V – Voices After Midnight – Richard Peck
W - Wish You Were Dead – Todd Strasser
X - Xenocide Mission – Ben Jeapes (library)
Y -Yesterday’s Embers – Deborah Raney
Z - Zenith – Julie Bertagna

A- Avi – Seer of Shadows
B- Broach, Elise – Shakespeare’s Secret
C- Crutcher, Chris – Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes
D- Durst, Sarah Beth – Into the Wild
E- Enochs, Sara – Code of Destiny
F- Fleischman, Sid – The Entertainer and the Dybbuk
G- Gaiman, Neil – The Graveyard Book
H- Hahn, Mary Downing – Doll in the Garden
I- Ibbotson, Eva – Dragonfly Pool (library)
J- Jones, Kimberly K. – Sand Dollar Summer
K- Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody – Suddenly Supernatural: School Spirit
L- Lisle, Janet Taylor – Black Duck
M- Morgan, Clay – Boy Who Returned From the Sea
N- Nyikos, Stacy – Dragon Wishes
O- Oates, Joyce Carol – After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Picked Myself Up,
and Flew Away
P- Prevost, Guillaume – The Gate of Days
Q- Quintana, Anton – The Baboon King (library)
R- Ruby, Laura – Wall and the Wing
S- Spinelli, Jerry - Stargirl
T- Trueman, Terry – Stuck in Neutral
U- Uchida, Yoshiko – A Jar of Dreams
V- Vincent, Rachel – My Soul to Take
W- Wolf, Joan M. – Someone Named Eva
X- Xie, Bingying – A Woman Soldier’s Own Story (library)
Y- Young, Wm. Paul – The Shack
Z- Zevin, Markus – Book Thief

1 comment:

  1. Dropping in to wish you a Happy New Year!! Best of luck on your reading challenges. :)