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*** Finished! As of 12/27/08 ***

I saw this mentioned on someone's bookshelf a while ago and have been working on this on my own since then, but just found this thread tonight. It's fun to see what other people have chosen.

I haven't made much progress on my lists recently, but it's still only August, right? ;)

Started working on author surnames first, but I still need a couple. As I worked that list down, I decided to do titles too, but that went pretty fast and I'm done with that list.

Then I decided to work on author given names, but I still need a bunch.

It would be easier if I hadn't told myself: use each book only once and each author only once; *try* not to pick up anything just because it goes on the list, and be sure to look through all the TBRs first. But this way it's helping me to get to some things that have been TBR for a very long time...

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Author surnames (done)

A - Adams, Richard - Traveller
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6402499
B - Barker, Pat - Regeneration
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5885562
C - Carofiglio, Giarico - Involuntary Witness
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5894318
D - Dahl, Roald - Someone Like You
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5765653
E - Eugenides, Jeffrey - Middlesex
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5997316
F - Foster, Alan Dean - Greenthieves
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5973756
G - Gaiman, Neil - Stardust
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6681514
H - Horvath, Polly - Everything on a Waffle
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5575392
I - Ingold, Jeanette - The Big Burn
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6120296
J - Jiang, Ji-Li - Red Scarf Girl
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5939952
K - Kennedy, William - Ironweed
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5864139
L - Laymon, Richard - Endless Night
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6137229
M - MacLean, Alistair - San Andreas
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5946075
N - Nattel, Lilian - The Singing Fire
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5765659
O - Obama, Barack - Dreams From My Father
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6231507
P - Paulsen, Gary - Canyons
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6054774
Q - Quick, Barbara - Northern Edge
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6098065
R - Resnick, Mike - Santiago
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5813731
S - Sedaris, David - Me Talk Pretty One Day
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5876127
T - Twain, Mark - Tom Sawyer Abroad
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5813741
U - Uchida, Yoshiko - Journey to Topaz
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5922150
V - Viehl, S.L. - Stardoc
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6098043
W - Williams, Gregory Howard - Life on the Color Line
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5939960
X - Xenakis, Alan P. - Why Doesn't My Funny Bone Make Me Laugh?
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6696728
Y - Yamanaka, Lois-Ann - Name Me Nobody
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5864162
Z - Zusak, Markus - The Book Thief
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6233784

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Titles (done)

A - At Risk - Patricia Cornwell
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5776887
B - (The) Bronze Bow - Elizabeth George Speare
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6159684
C - Caddie Woodlawn - Carol Ryrie Brink
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6060205
D - Destiny - Paul Harvey, Jr.
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6136073
E - Earthmen and Strangers - Robert Silverberg (editor)
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5935662
F - Fluke - Christopher Moore
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5160321
G - (The) Great Wheel - Robert Lawson
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5848295
H - (The) Hanging Tree - Dorothy M. Johnson
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6194484
I - I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem - Maryse Conde
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5922141
J - Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World - Mildred Walter
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6060191
K - King of the Wind - Marguerite Henry
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6062254
L - (The) Lost Painting - Jonathan Harr
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5097756
M - Murder on Theatre Row - Michael Jahn
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6089824
N - Night's Black Agents - Fritz Leiber
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5961132
O - One Shot - Lee Child
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5813757
P - (The) Piano Lesson - August Wilson
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5876138
Q - (The) Queen of Air and Darkness - Poul Anderson
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6199506
R - (The) Romance Reader - Pearl Abraham
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5935673
S - SeaQuest DSV - Diane Duane & Peter Morford
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5997330
T - (The) Tiger in the Smoke - Margery Allingham
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5825124
U - Unprintable - Julie Kaewert
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6098051
V - Very Bad Deaths - Spider Robinson
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6361068
W - (The) Wonderful O - James Thurber
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5879683
X - X Stands For Unknown - Isaac Asimov
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6229377
Y - Yarrow - Charles de Lint
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6194478
Z - Zlata's Diary - Zlata Filipovic
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6231509

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Author given names: (done)

A - Alexander McCall Smith - In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
http://bookcrossing.com/---/4129875
B - Beatrix Potter - Tales of Peter Rabbit and His Friends
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6098084
C - Caroline Cooney - Flight #116 Is Down
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6054764
D - Danielle Steel - Amazing Grace (lent to me so it wasn't registered)
E - Eleanor Coerr - Sadako and the Thousand Cranes
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6315173
F - Frederic Brown - Rogue in Space
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5930775
G - Gail Carson Levine - The Two Princesses of Bamarre
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6136076
H - Harlen Coben - Tell No One
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6060179
I - Ira Levin - The Stepford Wives
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5876135
J - Joseph Conrad - Three Short Novels: Heart of Darkness, Youth, & Typhoon
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6120203
K - Kristen Britain - Green Rider
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5864094
L - Louis Sachar - Small Steps
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5922159
M - Mary Roach - Stiff
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5841637
N - Norman Juster - The Phantom Tollbooth
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6570264
O - Oliver Sacks - The Island of the Colorblind
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6047427
P - Phillip Margolin - Sleeping Beauty
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6194475
Q - Quintin Jardine - Skinner's Rules (borrowed from the library)
R - Robert Crais - The Monkey's Raincoat
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6120210
S - Sterling North - Rascal
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5961129
T - Thornton Wilder - The Bridge of San Luis Rey
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6624162
U - Ulfat Idilbi - Grandfather's Tale
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6429911
V - Vince Flynn - Protect and Defend
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6784115
W - William Goldman - The Silent Gondoliers
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6120252
X - Xinran Xue - Sky Burial
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5756279
Y - Yann Martel - Life of Pi
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5825135
Z - Zilpha Keatley Snyder - The Egypt Game
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6685908

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A few people mentioned that the orginal thread was getting too long so here's a new one.

A ~ Armstrong, Lori G. - Hallowed Ground
B ~ Buff, Joe- Crush Depth
C ~ Clemens, James - Wit'ch Storm
D ~ Diehl, William - Primal Fear
E ~ Ellroy, James- The Black Dahlia
F ~ Feehan, Christine- Dark Symphony
G ~ Gray, John - Why Mars & venus Collide
H ~ Herbert, Frank - Dune; Hamilton, Laurell K. - Guilty Pleasures
I ~ Iles, Greg - True Evil
J ~ Johansen, Iris - Killer Dreams
K ~ Koontz, Dean - Dragon Tears
L ~ Ledwidge, Michael & Patterson, James - The Quickie
M ~ McCammon, Robert - Speaks the Nightbird Vol 1: Judgment of the Witch
N ~ Nance, John J. - Skyhook
O ~ O'Shaughnessy, Perri - Motion to Suppress
P ~ Peskowitz, Miriam & Buchanan, Andrea - The Daring Book For Girls
Q ~ Quick, Amanda - Lie by Moonlight
R ~ Reichs, Kathy - Monday Mourning
S ~ Sanford, John - Dark of the Moon
T ~ Turow, Scott - Pleading Guilty
U ~ Unger, Lisa - Beautiful Lies
V ~ Vonnegut, Kurt - Slaughter House Five
W ~ Weisberger, Lauren - The Devil Wears Prada
X ~ Xue, Xinran - Sky Burial
Y ~ Yolen, Jane - Briar Rose
Z ~ Zusak, Mark - The Book Thief

If anyone is interested I have a VBB going for this reading challenge as well.
http://bookobsessed.com/index.php?...

Happy Readings
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taking too long to find current posts, lost in the middle of the long thread!

I have listed my A to Z books on my bookshelf, making the ones finished into live links.

I am currently reading Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet and enjoying it very much!
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A-Atwood, Margaret-Cat's Eye (1001)
B-Brashares, Ann-Forever in Blue
C-Carroll, Lewis-Through the Looking Glass (audio/1001)
D-Deaver, Jeffery-The Cold Moon
E-Esquivel, Laura-Like Water for Chocolate(1001)
F-Fielding, Joy-Lost
G-Golding, William-Lord of the Flies(1001)
H-Harstad, Donald-The Big Thaw
I-Irving, John-The World According to Garp(1001)
J-James, Henry-The Turn of the Screw(1001)
K-Kipling, Rudyard-Kim (audio/1001)
L-Le Guin, Ursula K.-The Lathe of Heaven
M-Moore, Christopher-The Stupidest Angel
N-Nykanen, Mark-The Bone Parade
O-Ondaatje, Michael-The English Patient(1001)
P-Picoult, Jodi-The Pact
Q-Quinn, Daniel-Ishmael
R-Roy, Arundhati-The God of Small Things(1001)(currently reading)
S-Saul, John-Second Child
T-Tolle, Eckhart-A New Earth
U-Urrea, Luis Alberto-The Hummingbird's Daughter
V-Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt-Slaughter-House Five(1001)
W-Winterson, Jeanette-Sexing the Cherry(1001)
X-
Y-York, Rebecca-Full Moon(currently reading)
Z-

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A: Paul Auster - The New York Trilogy
B: (Reading A S Byatt - Possession)
C:
D: Suzannah Dunn - The Sixth Wife
E: Laura Esquivel - Like Water for Chocolate
F: Michael Faber - The Crimson Petal and the White
G: Laurie Graham - The Unfortunates
H: Dave Hill - The Adoption
I:
J: Robin Jenkins - The Changeling
K: Barbara Kingsolver - The Poisonwood Bible
L: Ross Leckie - Hannibal
M:
N: Irene Nemirovsky - Suite Francaise
O: Gemma O’Connor - Time to Remember
P: Malcolm Pryce - Last Tango in Aberystwyth
Q: Monica Quill - Nun Plussed
R: Anne Rice - Christ the Lord Out of Egypt
S: Betty Smith - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
T: Carrie Tiffany - Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living
U:
V: Vendela Vida - Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name
W: Richard B Wright - Clara Callan
X: Gao Xingjian - Soul Mountain
Y: Banana Yoshimoto - Kitchen
Z: Laura Zigman - Her

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I'm also doing an A-Z Title Challenge which is totally personal and nothing to do with the Author Challenge but thought I'd mention it anyway :-)

A: M C Beaton - Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House
B: Tracy Chevalier - Burning Bright
C: Minette Walters - The Chameleon’s Shadow
D: Martin Stephen - The Desperate Remedy
E: Marjory Stoneman Douglas - The Everglades: River of Grass
F: Mary Shelley - Frankenstein
G: Paul Doherty - The Godless Man
H: Susanna Gregory - The Hand of Justice
I: Victoria Hislop - The Island
J: Sharon Shinn - Jenna Starborn
K:
L: Alexander McCall Smith - Love Over Scotland
M: Anthony Trollope - Miss Mackenzie
N:
O:
P: Michael Morpurgo - Private Peaceful
Q: Jennifer Chiaverini - The Quilter’s Homecoming
R: John Lescroart - Rasputin’s Revenge
S:
T: Anthony Bourdain - Typhoid Mary
U:
V: (Currently reading A Manette Ansay - Vinegar Hill)
W: Ken Follett - World Without End
X:
Y:
Z: Isabel Allende - Zorro
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Do you have a link to the A-Z Title Challenge, or is it too late to join?
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As far as I know, I'm the only person doing a Title Challenge at the moment which is why I reported my progress here where it doesn't really belong LOL. You're very welcome to join me if you like!!!

Sheepette raised the possibility about 3 months ago and the Thread died a few weeks later. It was headed: Titles: A-Z Alphabet Challenge. I found it through a Forum Search and have brought it forward onto this page. That was easier than trying to give you a link because mine never work :-(

I like to give myself reasons to choose one book off the TBR pile rather than another :-)
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my list

for both the authours and the titles.
there is some cross over. which i'm hoping to remove as time goes by.


Read a book beginning with each letter of the alphabet – author
A Vivien Alcock - The cuckoo sister
B Peter Behrens The law of Dreams
C Dilly Court – the best of sisters
D Sabine Dardenne - I Choose to Live
E
F Jess Foley – No wings to Fly
G Neil Gaiman – Smoke and mirrors
H
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J Robbie Jenkins – the changeling
L
M Ian McEWan – Atonement
N
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Q
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S Alice Seebold – the Lovely Bones
T Su Tong – Binu and the great Wall. U
V
W
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Y
Z


Read a book beginning with each letter of the alphabet – title
A Atonement – Ian McEwan
B Bride of Lochbarr –Margaret Moore
C Cuckoo sisters – Vivien Acock
D Disgrace - J M Coetzee
E
F (the) Farm - Richard Benson
H
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J Jaded by Lucy Hawking
K
L Lovely bones – Alice Seebold
M Mermaids Singing – Dilly Court Couldn’t put it down
N No Wings to fly – Jess Foley
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P
Q
R
S Smoke and Mirrors – Neil gaiman
T To have and to hold -
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W
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Chinese authors

I hate to disappoint you guys (and do ignore me if you want to) but in Chinese, surname comes first and given name after, so it's SU Tong for the S and GAO Xingjian for the G.
On the up side, Chinese writers are often surnamed Zhang (Zhang Jie and Zhang Xianliang, to name but two), which works well for the Z.
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I need a V

The only one I can think of is Jules Verne. I still have quite a few to go because I have been re-reading books by authors I already have
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Kurt Vonnegut.
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Susan Vreeland
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Andrew Vachss
(mystery/crime)
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ALPHABET CHALLENGE 2008:
A) Lucky Jim - Amis, Kingsley
B) Fahrenheit 451 - Bradbury, Ray
C) O Pioneers! - Cathar, Willa
D)
E) Poison for the Prince - Eyre, Elizabeth
F) Killing Me Softly - French, Nicci
G) A Lifetime Burning - Gillard, Linda
H)
I) Isvik - Innes, Hammond
J) A Moorland Hanging - Jecks, Michael
K) (currently reading The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova)
L) Rasputin's Revenge - Lescroat, John
M) Under the Dragon - Maclean, Rory
N)
O) Time to Remember - O'Connor, Gemma
P) Last Tango in Aberystwyth - Pryce, Malcolm
Q) Nunplussed - Quill, Monica
R) The God of Small Things - Roy, Arundhati
S) Toast - Slater, Nigel
T) Malcolm and Me - Thomas, William J.
U) Stone Virgin - Unsworth, Barry
V) Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name - Vida, Vendela
W) Clara Callan - Wright, Richard B.
X) The Good Women of China - Xinran
Y) The Hand of Death - Yorke, Margaret
Z)

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2008 A-Z AUTHOR CHALLENGE - COMPLETED!!
A: Austen, Jane*: Pride and Prejudice
B: Bradbury, Ray*: Fahrenheit 451
C: Cox, Lynne*: Grayson
D: De Los Santos, Marisa*: Love Walked In
E: Eggers, Dave*: What Is The What
F: Francis, Patry*: The Liar's Diary
G: Gruen, Sara*: Water for Elephants
H: Hyde, Elizabeth*: The Abortionist's Daughter
I: Iles, Greg: Third Degree
J: Jeter Naslund, Sena*: Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette
K: King, Stephen: Duma Key
L: Lehane, Dennis: Gone Baby Gone
M: Muller, Karin*: Japanland
N: Nonte Russell, Beth*: Forever Lily; An Unexpected Mother's Journey to
Adoption in China
O: Oates, Joyce Carol: Rape; A Love Story
P: Palahniuk, Chuck*: Haunted
Q: Quindlen, Anna*: Rise and Shine
R: Reichl, Ruth*: Tender At The Bone
S: Sebold, Alice: The Almost Moon
T: Troost, J. Maarten*: The Sex Lives of Cannibals
U: Urrea, Luis Alberto*: The Hummingbird's Daughter
V: Vachss, Andrew: Flood
W: Wright, Jason*: The Wednesday Letters
X: Xue, Xinran*: Sky Burial; An Epic Love Story of Tibet
Y: Yoshimoto, Banana*: Kitchen
Z: Zerries, A.J.*: The Lost Van Gogh
*means the author is new to me
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A- Abbey, Lynn - Out of Time http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5574360
B- Banks, Iain - The Bridge http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/764714
C- Clegg, Douglas - Afterlife http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6082343
D- Douglas, Scott - Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian http://search.barnesandnoble.com/---/9780786720910/?... (library copy - 8 rating)
E- Edwards-Jones, Imogen - Hotel Babylon: Inside the Extravagance and Mayhem of a Five Star Luxury Hotel http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5823288
F- Freeman Jr., Castle - Go With Me http://search.barnesandnoble.com/---/isbnInquiry.asp?... (library copy - 6 rating)
G- Gabaldon, Diana - Outlander http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3154174
H- Harwood, John - The Ghost Writer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5784903
I- Irving, John - The Fourth Hand http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6167628
J- Jones, Raymond F. - The Cybernetic Brains http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5917658
K- Kaplow, Robert - Who'w Killing the Great Writers of America? http://www.amazon.com/---/ref=sr_1_4?... (library copy - 8 rating).
L- Lewis, Jeffrey - Adam the King http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6148876
M- Margolis, Char - Discover Your Inner Wisdom http://search.barnesandnoble.com/---/9780743297899/?... (library copy - 9 rating)
N- Novak, Karen - Five Mile House http://search.barnesandnoble.com/---/9781582340968/?... (library copy - 8 rating)
O- Orwell, George - 1984 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5900864
P- Pym, Barbara - Excellent Women http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5749002
Q- Quinn, Daniel - Ishmael http://search.barnesandnoble.com/---/9780553375404/?... (library copy - 7 rating)
R- Rose, M.J. - The Reincarnationist http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5357275
S- Suri, Manil - The Death of Vishnu http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5668925
T- Truss, Lynne - Talk to the Hand http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6174688
U- Urrea, Luis Alberto - The Hummingbird's Daughter http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5834828
V- Villasenor, Victor - Macho! http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5145027
W- Webb, Mary - Precious Bane http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3246744
X- Xinran Xue - Sky Burial http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5834836
Y- Yates, Richard - The Easter Parade http://search.barnesandnoble.com/---/9780312278281/?... (library copy - 7 rating)
Z- Zusak, Markus - The Book Thief http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5863148
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But I'd love to try!! May I?

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A - Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
B - Tuff by Paul Beatty
C - A Sort of Homecoming by Robert Cremins
D - Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow
E - The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
F - The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G. Farrell
G - Sap Rising by A.A. Gill
H - Platform by Michel Houllebecq
I - Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
J - The Idler Book of Crap Towns by Sam Jordison & Dan Kieran
K - The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
L - Native Speaker by Chang-rae Lee
M - Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michals
N - Belshazzar's Daughter by Barbara Nadel
O - May Contain Nuts by John O'Farrell
P - The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth by Malcolm Pryce
Q - The River Knows by Amanda Quick
R - The Drowning Man by Michael Robotham
S - The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
T - How To Talk To A Widower by Jonathan Tropper
U - Winds of Evil by Arthur Upfield
V - Candide by Voltaire
W - The Crossing by Kathy Watson
X - Sky Burial by Xinran
Y - Lost Daighter of Happiness by Geling Yan
Z - Dating Big Bird by Laura Zigman
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Finished the challenge yesterday – read 29 books out of 29 (Scandinavian alphabets included). All BC books and all authors that I haven't read before.
My list is on the Finnish Forum http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4995406

The challenge was fun. Thanks, littleminx! :)

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I'm not doing as well as some others but will shortly have two more to add as I'm currently reading Jane Austen's Sanditon and Falling Leaving by Adeline Yen Mah.

A.
B. A Crime in the Neighbourhood by Suzanne Berne
C. The Poison that Fascinates by Jennifer Clement; The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier; Broken by Daniel Clay; The Best of Father Brown by G K Chesterton; Grim Discovery by T E B Clarke
D. Sei, The Glassblowers Apprentice by Andrew Davidson
E. Pride and Promiscuity: The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen by Arielle Eckstut; A Quiet Belief in Angels by R J Ellory
F. The Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones
G. The Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
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J.The Changeling by Robin Jenkins
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P. Giotto's Hand by Iain Pears
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W. Oranges are not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
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If anyone is still stuck for a 'Y' author, I'd like to recommend Adeline Yen Mah's Falling Leaves - her autobiography of growing up in pre-communist China as the unwanted daughter in a large family. I've just finished reading it and found it gripping, and enlightening. I'm happy to send my copy out if anyone would like it, but I'd like it back afterwards if poss.
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We have a new round for the VBB starting on April 15th.

Looking for something to read especially for the more difficult letters Check it out!

Have a book that you thought was great that others in the challenge might like? Here's a place to list it as well.

Starting a second round of the reading challenge and looking for something different? We have a few books that may interest you.

http://bookobsessed.com/index.php?...

I know shameless plug. But just want to help others with this challenge too.
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it's a good thing it isn't a race or I'd even be behind the proverbial tortoise! I expect I'll catch up over the summer, when I'm off school and have more daytime hours to read, but for now, I'm just plodding along. I have my entire list for every letter of the alphabet, all set aside in a basket beside my computer, but so far, I've only actually finished 5 and am halfway through my 6th. Sigh...

(list with links, on my bookshelf). BTW, if anyone wants/needs any of the titles on my list, I'm happy to pass them along as I finish. Just let me know.
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for this challenge either. That's okay though, we have all year to reach our goal!
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Right now you may feel like your reading slowly, but next month you may fly through 5 or 6 books. The first part of the year I tend to fly through books, but it never seems to fail that mid year or so I start a book that drags and seems to take forever to finish. There plenty of time!
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If you need some more suggestions, I have an A to Z (missing the letter X) by author on my blog: http://www.pussreboots.pair.com/---/a-to-z_author.html

Each title is linked to a review I've written.
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I was finding the other one too long to cope with.
Here is my updated list, I think I need to try harder I have 16 authors to go and we're nearly halfway through the year already. Yikes!

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B Britain Unwrapped, Goverment and Constitution Explained - Hilaire Barnett 09/03/08
C The Riddle of the Sands - Erskine Childers 22/03/08
D Giving Up On Ordinary - Isla Dewar 24/04/08
E
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G The Headless Bust - Edward Gorey 13/02/08
H
I Night and Horses and the Desert - Robert Irwin 05/02/08
J
K Green Grass, Running Water - Thomas King 28/02/08
L The Virgin and the Gypsy & other stories - D. H. Lawrence 14/02/08
M The Sunday Philosophy Club - Alexander McCall Smith 23/01/08
N
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P The Shipping News - E. Annie Proulx 31/12/07
Q
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S
T
U
V
W Black Mischief - Evelyn Waugh 10/05/08
X
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Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. Now I can finally get moving on some of the other letters. I picked up a book by Irvin Yalom from the library today. So far I have read:

A~ Allende, Isabel - Paula
B~ Berendt, John - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
C~ Coehlo, Paulo - The Alchemist
D~ Doxiadis, Apostolos - Uncle Petros & Goldbach's Conjecture
E~ Ellis, Rhian - After Life
F~ Follet, Ken - The Pillars of the Earth
R~ Rothschild, Babette - The Body Remembers
S~ Spiegelman, Art - Maus I and Maus II; Shakespeare. Wm - The Tempest
T~ Tolstoy, Leo - Anna Karenina
W~ Welty, Eudora - Delta Wedding; Wiesel,Elie - Night
X~ Xinran Xue - Sky Burial
Y~ Yalom, Irvin - Mama and the Meaning of Life: Tales of Psychotherapy
Z~ Zusak, Markus - The Book Thief
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Hi, Pashmack. I've just replied to your comment on my list in the other Thread :-)

Of your choices, I've read:
Paula and loved it, definitely counts as memorable
Pillars of the Earth is one of my all-time Favourite books
Anna Karenina - the readalong is a reread for me as I've enjoyed it previously
Sky Burial is unforgettable
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> Hi, Pashmack. I've just replied to your
> comment on my list in the other Thread: -)
>

> Of your choices, I've read: Paula and
> loved it, definitely counts as memorable
> Pillars of the Earth is one of my all-time
> Favourite books Anna Karenina- the
> readalong is a reread for me as I've
> enjoyed it previously Sky Burial is
> unforgettable

I read Anna Karenina a few years ago and thought it was awesome. Led me to reading War and Peace and loved it too. I really need to get back to my desire for Russian literature, just wish I could read Russian.
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> I read Anna Karenina a
> few years ago and thought it was awesome.
> Led me to reading War and Peace and loved
> it too. I really need to get back to my
> desire for Russian literature, just wish I
> could read Russian.

I was very surprised at how readable Anna Karenina was. I'd never attempted Tolstoy before, assuming his writing would be very difficult. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and will probably read War and Peace one day.
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> > I read Anna Karenina a > few
> years ago and thought it was awesome.
> > Led me to reading War and Peace and
> loved > it too. I really need to get
> back to my > desire for Russian
> literature, just wish I > could read
> Russian.

> I was very surprised at how readable Anna
> Karenina was. I'd never attempted Tolstoy
> before, assuming his writing would be very
> difficult. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and
> will probably read War and Peace one day.
>
I am very glad I did. I read it at a time when I knew I would have more time than normal to read. One thing I love about going out on the ship for deployment. I get a lot more reading done then when I'm at home. It took me about a month to read War and Peace. I highly recommend it.
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I'm going to start after I'm done reading my current book! :D
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A special rule for me: the books MUST be registered by other Bookcrossers to count as one of the 26! This will be a fun way to read and send on books sent to me by other Bookcrossers. Start: 6.27.08 I have read fourteen other books that didn't count for this challenge (because it wasn't registered by another bookcrosser!)
A -:- The New York Trilogy - Paul Auster
B -:- The Lost Continent - Bill Bryson
C -:- Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading - Maureen Corrigan
D -:- The Dew Breaker - Edwidge Danticat
E
F -;- The Book Shop - Penelope Fitzgerald
G -:- Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
H -:- The Probable Future - Alice Hoffman
I
J -:- War Trash - Ha Jin
K -:- Animal,Vegetable, Miracle - Barbara Kingsolver
L -:- The Dispossessed - Ursula K. Le Guin
M -:- Cinema Macabre - Mark Morris
N -:- Bells of Nagasaki - Takashi Nagai
O -:- The Black Pearl - Scott O' Dell
P -:- The Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael Pollan
Q -:- The Book of the Damned - Daniel Quinn
R -:- Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
S
T
U -:- No BC books available with U
V -:- Wampeters, Foma, & Granfalloons - Kurt Vonnegut
W
X -:- No BC books available with X
Y -:- The Devil's Arithmetic - Jane Yolen
Z -:- A People's History of the USofA - Howard Zinn
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I have a BC registered X book that I would be happy to send you. PMing you. . .

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15 out of 26, which I figure isn't too bad. If anyone wants an "X" let me know. Sky Burial by Xinran Xue is available.

A- Alexander, Tasha "Only to Deceive"
B- Browning, Christopher R. "Ordinary Men"
C- Coelho, Paulo "The Devil and Miss Prym"
D- Delinsky, Barbara "Family Tree"
E-
F-
G- Gruen, Sara "Water for Elephants"
H- Holder, Nancy & Golden, Christopher "Child of the Hunt"
I- Ishiguro, Kazuo "Never Let Me Go"
J-
K- Kingsolver, Barbara "Prodigal Summer"
L- Lama, Dalai "The Universe in a Single Atom"
M- Martel, Yann "The Life of Pi"
N-
O-
P- Palahniuk, Chuck "Invisible Monsters"
Q-
R- Roberts, Nora "High Noon"
S- Stewart, Jon "Naked Pictures of Famous People"
T-
U-
V-
W- Winn, Bonnie K. "Child of Mine"
X- Xinran "Sky Burial"
Y-
Z-
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U and X

These are the last two author's that I need to find books for. I'm really having a hard time finding books that are grabbing my interest. It's killing me. I know I have a few more books to read before I really have to worry about it, but at the same time I'm moving pretty quick through my books so I'm worried that next thing I know I will be down to just those last two letters with nothing to read for them. YIKES!!!!
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Re: X

> These are the last two author's that I
> need to find books for. I'm really having
> a hard time finding books that are
> grabbing my interest.

I don't know what sort of books you like, but have you read anything by the Chinese author Xinran? I recommend her strongly, what I have read by her has been very gripping and I also learned a lot about China from her work.
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Re: X

I guess when you look at the list of books that I've read so far that can give you an idea of the types of books I like. Dramas, paranormal, fantasy, types. When I have looked into her books they just aren't grabbing me the way some others have (like Jane Yolen did). But then again I don't have many choices for U and X.
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You could find probably something you like from John Updike's shelf of novels. If you are too rushed to handle the 'Rabbit' trilogy, try "The Centaur", "The Poorhouse Fair", or one of the Bech books.

Another upper is Arthur Upfield, known mainly for lively mysteries where Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte treks around in the Australian Outback. One classic is "Death of a Lake".
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towards Updike, but I think I'm worried that the books are going to dry and it's going to feel like torture to force myself to finish them.
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I loved "The Good Women of China" by Xinran. It's fascinating and a quick read.
For your 'U' author you could try something by Barry Unsworth, I read "Stone Virgin". It is well written and a bit weird and might be something that would suit your taste.
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I think I have decided for all letters except Q, where I haven't found anything that has intrigued me so far. I will eventually check out what you others will decide to read for this letter... :)

A Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood
B Arthur & George - Julian Barnes
C Elizabeth Costello - J. M. Coetzee
D Elskeren - Marguerite Duras
E Like water for chocolate - Laura Esquivel
F Samleren - John Fowles
G American gods - Neil Gaiman
H Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for snø - Peter Høeg
I
J
K The poisonwood bible - Barbara Kingsolver
L Det synger i gresset - Doris Lessing
M Trekkoppfuglen - Haruki Murakami
N Fear and trembling - Amélie Nothomb
O
P The bell jar - Sylvia Plath
Q
R The plot against America - Philip Roth
S The reader - Bernhard Schlink
T
U
V
W The passion - Jeanette Winterson
X
Y Kitchen - Banana Yoshimoto
Z The book thief - Markus Zusak
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After a slow start, I've just finished my 'H' book:

A The New York Trilogy - Paul Auster
B The Road to Wellville: A Comedy of the Heart and Other Organs - T. Coraghessan Boyle
C Little, Big - John Crowley
D The Alchemist's Apprentice - Jeremy Dronfield
E The Black Dahlia - James Ellroy
F After Me, the Deluge - David Forrest
G Lucifer's Dragon - Jon Courtnay Grimwood
H The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" - William Hope Hodgson
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A-*Austen, Jane--Sense and Sensibility
B-*Brande, Robin--Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature; *Brown, Rita Mae--Rubyfruit Jungle; *Bradbury, Ray--Fahrenheit 451; *Burroughs, Augusten--Running With Scissors
C-*Ciresi, Rita--Sometimes I Dream in Italian
D-*Dicker, John--The United States of Wal-Mart
E-Evanovich, Janet--Hard Eight
F-*Flagg, Fannie--Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
G-*Gaiman, Neil & Pratchett, Terry--Good Omens; *Goldberg, Myla--Bee Season
H-*Henry, Marguerite--Misty of Chincoteague
I-
J-
K-Kinsella, Sophie--Shopaholic and Baby
L-*Lee, Harper--To Kill a Mockingbird; *Landvik, Lorna--Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
M-*Morrison, Toni/The Bluest Eye
N-Notaro, Laurie--We Thought You Would Be Prettier
O-
P-*Picoult, Jodi--The Tenth Circle; *Pace, Alison--If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend
Q-
R-*Rivenbark, Celia--Bless Your Heart, Tramp
S-*Sanders, Annie--Goodbye, Jimmy Choo; *Shumas, Holly--Five Things I Can't Live Without
T-
U-*Urrea, Luis Alberto--The Hummingbird's Daughter
V-
W-Waller, Robert James--A Thousand Country Roads
X-
Y-Yoshimoto, Banana--Amrita
Z-*Zawacki, Neil--How to Be a Villain

* denotes author I have never read before. Will try to see if I can make each letter an author that's new to me, but I won't promise anything; )
As you can see, I am broadening my horizons...7 more to go!
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reading list on my bookshelf, just to see how many different letters I had already used just by chance. I find I have 15/26 already. Not too shabby for not even trying!
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I'm doing pretty well. I've read 11 books so far and I have most of the other letters on my shelf.

A - Mark Abley: Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages
B -
C - Susanna Clarke: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
D - Nicholas Drayson: Confessing a Murder
E -
F - Thomas Frank: What's the Matter with Kansas?
G - Michael Gruber: The Book of Air and Shadows
H - Daoud Hari: The Translator
I - Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go
J -
K - Nikos Kazantzakis: The Last Temptation
L -
M -
N - Irene Nemirovsky: Suite Francaise
O -
P - Pramoedya Ananata Toer: All That is Gone
Q -
R -
S - Ian Sansom: The Case of the Missing Books
T -
U -
V -
W -
X -
Y -
Z -

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I'm up to 15 now!

A - Mark Abley: Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages
B - Louis de Bernieres - Corelli's Mandolin
C - Susanna Clarke: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
D - Nicholas Drayson: Confessing a Murder
E -
F - Thomas Frank: What's the Matter with Kansas?
G - Michael Gruber: The Book of Air and Shadows
H - Daoud Hari: The Translator
I - Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go
J -
K - Nikos Kazantzakis: The Last Temptation
L - Norman Lebrecht: The Song of Names
M - Nick McDonell - Twelve
N - Irene Nemirovsky: Suite Francaise
O -
P - Pramoedya Ananata Toer: All That is Gone
Q -
R -
S - Ian Sansom: The Case of the Missing Books
T -
U - Barry Unsworth: Pascali's Island
V -
W -
X -
Y -
Z -

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I'm new to this challenge so how does it work? Do you include authors you've already read or do you start from scratch? Anything else I need to know?

house-elf
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the way it's interpreted. It is not a competition so you are challenging only yourself. I think the only stipulation is that the A to Z part refers to the first letter of the author's last name. Other than that, it's up to you.

For myself, I am trying to use books that have been on my Mt. TBR for some time, in order to get them moving again. They don't necessarily have to be authors I haven't read but if they happen to be, great. Others in this challenge are using only new-to-them authors. Some other folks are overlapping this challenge with other challenges so that books read will fill the requirements for both challenges. So, it's your choice as to how you want to do it.

I think the only real goal here is to read 26 books, each with an author's last name starting with a different letter of the alphabet.

Good luck, have fun! If you need an author of a particular letter, check in here. Many of us are willing to trade or rabck some of ours to those in the challenge.
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To count as one of the 26, it MUST be a book registered by another bookcrosser. This will be a fun way to get the books traveling! :D
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Only six more books to go and I'm done. I have 5 of the six I need, and 5 months to finish. When I look at my list it looks like I'm doing well, but for some reason I don't feel like I am. I feel like I'm behind in some way. Anyone else feel like this?
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to cross another one off my list. Obviously, if I can read 21 in 6 months, I think I can manage 5 in 6 months, but I keep feeling like time is running out. Crazy! But I really am enjoying this challenge.

What letter do you still need?
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The only letter I need a book for is U. I have covered all the other letters I have left to read but U. I'm really having a hard time find one that is telling me that I MUST read it. That and I don't have the greatest selection of books out here at the store on the base. Our book section is kinda small. Usually with authors I haven't read before I like to put my hands on the book and read the write up on it, maybe a page or two to see if it is something that I would like.
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look in our used bookstore (3 paperbacks for $1.00!!!) and if I find something you'd be interested in I will mail it to you. I looked at your bookshelf and noticed you like thrillers. If I think of any recommendations I'll send you a PM ~
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Well that would be awesome. If you find something similar to what I have on my bookshelf that would be great. The recommendations that I have been given just don't seem to grab me. I wish I knew of a used book store here, but I find it highly unlikely that they would have one here.
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I've been lurking this thread and it's time to jump in...
A-Atwood, Alias Grace
B-Bohjalian, Before You Know Kindness
C-Chevalier, Falling Angels
D-Diamant, Last Days of Dogtown
E-Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed in America
F-Flagg, Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
G-Gaiman, Anansi Boys
H-Hosseni, Thousand Splendid Suns
I-Isles, Sleep No More (reading this now 8/8)
J-Johansen, Stalemate
K-Koontz, Velocity
L-Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
M-Meyer, Twilight
N-
O-Orwell, Animal Farm
P-Pratchett, Light Fantastic
Q-
R-
S-Scottoline, Running From the Law
T-Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
U-
V-
W-Warren, Lifetime of Secrets
X-
Y-
Z-Zailckas, smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

Edited to update
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A = The New York Trilogy - Paul Auster
B = The Road to Wellville: A Comedy of the Heart and Other Organs - T. Coraghessan Boyle
C = Little, Big - John Crowley
D = The Alchemist's Apprentice - Jeremy Dronfield
E = The Black Dahlia - James Ellroy
F = After Me, the Deluge - David Forrest
G = Lucifer's Dragon - Jon Courtnay Grimwood
H = The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" - William Hope Hodgson
I = The Road to Mars (A Post-Modem Novel) - Eric Idle
J = A Metropolitan Murder - Lee Jackson
K = Death and the Penguin - Andrey Kurkov
L = Black Juice - Margo Lanagan
M = Explorers of the New Century - Magnus Mills
N = The Northern Lights - Howard Norman
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I have been doing this since February but haven't posted. Plan to start my T book tomorrow. This is a wonderful way to introduce yourself to new authors. Here's my list:

The Traveler’s Gift, Andy Andrews
The Tiara Club, Beverly Brandt
The Poet of Loch Ness, Brian J. Corrigan
The Mango Opera, Tom Corcoran
The Commitments, Roddy Doyle
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Kim Edwards
The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank, Ellen Feldman
Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
Clay’s Quilt, Silas House
No, I Don’t Want to Join a Bookclub, Virginia Ironside
Refuge, Dot Jackson
Blue Heaven, Elaine Kagan
The Secret Letters of Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy, Wendy Leigh
Mademoiselle Boleyn, Robin Maxwell
Rhett Butler’s People, Donald McCaig
The Bone Parade, Mark Nykanen
Sweet Home Carolina, T. Lynn Ocean
Chasing Sophea, Gabrielle Pina
Hour Of the Cat, Peter Quinn
Harlem, Len Riley
Always Six O’ Clock, Phoef Sutton
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I am reading them in alphabetical order, but I am allowed to read non-challenge books inbetween. I've read my Y book and my Z book is ready to go - I will probably get round to reading it next week.
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This is the way I did it too!
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The list. . .

The Traveler’s Gift, Andy Andrews
The Tiara Club, Beverly Brandt
The Poet of Loch Ness, Brian J. Corrigan
The Mango Opera, Tom Corcoran
The Commitments, Roddy Doyle
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Kim Edwards
The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank, Ellen Feldman
Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
Clay’s Quilt, Silas House
No, I Don’t Want to Join a Bookclub, Virginia Ironside
Refuge, Dot Jackson
Blue Heaven, Elaine Kagan
The Secret Letters of Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy, Wendy Leigh
Mademoiselle Boleyn, Robin Maxwell
Rhett Butler’s People, Donald McCaig
The Bone Parade, Mark Nykanen
Sweet Home Carolina, T. Lynn Ocean
Chasing Sophea, Gabrielle Pina
Hour Of the Cat, Peter Quinn
Harlem, Len Riley
Always Six O’ Clock, Phoef Sutton
The Bonesetter’s Daughter, Amy Tan
The Visitor’s Book, Carolina Upcher
Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Susan Vreeland
Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
Sky Burial, Xinran
Fearless, Rafael Yglesias
The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak


Special Thanks to smilin-heart for sharing the Xinran book with me and likestoreadinFL for sharing the Zusak book! :)
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Any suggestions? I like literature/fiction with magical realism the best.
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Here's what I found:

K- Ghostly Encounters: True Stories of America's Haunted Inns and Hotels by Frances Kermeen
N- Konrad by Christine Notslinger

Konrad is a children's book about a boy who is delivered in a can his adopted mother, who happens to be a bit unusual. Not very long but very enjoyable!
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I was going to suggest Barbara Kingsolver and was just idly looking through your BookShelf to see if you'd read any when I saw you'd released Six Bits a Day (or similar title) recently! Anyway, I've loved the Barbara Kingsolvers I've read :-)
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for the #s challenge. It was a western, and I SHOULD have read it because it would definitely have been a new author for me!
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In that case, I congratulate you on your JE which sounded to me as thought you'd read it yourself! LOL
I hope you enjoy the books you found - I don't recognise either of them. I loved doing the Alphabet Challenge :-)
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library today that sound interesting:

Identity by Milan Kundera (this sounds a little bit bizarre but GOOD)
and
Five Mile House by Karen Novak ("a breathtaking novel about crime and a modern day ghost story" - sounds good - we'll see!)
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K; Blue Heaven, Elaine Kagan

N: The Bone Parade, Mark Nykanen
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> N- Konrad by Christine
> Notslinger

> Konrad is a children's book about a boy
> who is delivered in a can his adopted
> mother, who happens to be a bit unusual.
> Not very long but very enjoyable!

I'm late in commenting here, but I just want to say that I second this recommendation. 'Konrad' is a very good and unusual book.
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I have started a VBB for the A to Z Reading Challenge. The VBB is being hosted at the following website:
http://bookobsessed.com/index.php?...

You will need to sign up (it's FREE), and it is best to use your BC name there as well, but not required.

Happy Readings!
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Q: Hour of the Cat, Peter Quinn. It's an odd little book that takes some patience getting into. Has multiple story lines going on at the same time which can be confusing but also interesting to try to figure out how they tie together.
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Greg Isles has quite a few books (I think I'll use him for my I)
Amy Tan is an idea for T but I peeked at your books read this year and you already show a T :)

I'm stuck on Q and X, too.

Good Luck!
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I loved this challenge! I read some GREAT books that I would never have considered reading before. I read some real stinkers, too, but was still entertained. Plan to do it again next year!
A- Atwood, Alias Grace
B-Bohjalian, Before You Know Kindness
C-Chevalier, Falling Angels
D-Diamant, Last Days of Dogtown
E-Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed in America
F-Flagg, Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
G-Gaiman, Anansi Boys
H-Hosseni, Thousand Splendid Suns
I-Isles, Sleep No More
J-Johansen, Stalemate
K-Koontz, Velocity
L-Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
M-Meyer, Twilight
N-Nemirovsky, Suite Francois
O-Orwell, Animal Farm
P-Pratchett, Light Fantastic
Q-Quick, Vivialdi's Virgins
R- Reichs, Break No Bones
S-Scottoline, Running From the Law
T-Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
U-Ullmann, Grace
V-Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse 5
W-Warren, Lifetime of Secrets
X-Xinran, Sky Burial
Y-Yeager, Ovation by Death
Z- Zailckas, smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood
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Amanda Quick is always a quick read if you like romance.
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Joe Queenan *Confessions of a Cineplex Heckler*
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X

I was sent a copy of Xinran Xue's Sky Burial and was truely amazed by the story. I had to keep reminding myself that it was a true story. I got so absorbed in the story that I finished in less that 24 hours of total reading time. I can send it along to you if you want.
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Re: X

> I was sent a copy of Xinran Xue's Sky
> Burial and was truely amazed by the story.

I found her Good Wives of China pretty amazing too!
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Re: X

> I was sent a copy of Xinran Xue's Sky
> Burial and was truely amazed by the story.
> I had to keep reminding myself that it was
> a true story. I got so absorbed in the
> story

I loved this book too.
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If you are still willing to send this book out, I would love to read it. X is the only letter I have left to find. I'm reading in order and just finished W so I am really stuck. :) I would be happy to send it back to you when I finish. Thanks so much.


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Re: X

I read Gao Xingjian's *Soul Mountain*......it was bleak!
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Because the Xinran book was so generously passed among those completing this challenge, I feel it is only fair to offer it here. If you are interested, please PM and it will be on its way. :)
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Q:

The Chinese crime writer Qiu Xiaolong. He has had at least three novels translated into English. I read the first book this year and I loved it. It's a police thriller set in Shanghai around 1990. I'd definitely recommend that book, 'Death of a Red Heroine'.
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Just finished Grandfather's Tale by Ulfat Idilbi if you're interested...http://bookcrossing.com/journal/6429911.
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I finished the last book today. Whew! :-)

A. Akunin, Boris: Vinterdrottningen
B. Berlitz, Charles: The Bermuda Triangle
C. Capuzzo, Michael: Close to Shore
D. Duras, Marguerite: Elskeren
E. Esquivel, Laura: Hjerter i chili
F. Francis, Diana Pharaoh: Path of Fate
G. Gregory, Julie: Sickened
H. Harris, Sam: The End of Faith
I. Ishiguro, Kazuo: The Remains of the Day
J. Jones, Aphrodite: The Embrace
K. Keown, Damien: Buddhism. A Very Short Introduction
L. Lord, Bette Bao: Spring Moon
M. Manguel, Alberto: Stevenson Under the Palm Tree
N. Nix, Garth: Grim Tuesday
O. O'Neill, Joseph: Land Under England
P. Pears, Iain: The Raphael Affair
Q. Qiu Xiaolong: En rød heltinnes død
R. Roslund, Anders & Hellström, Börge: Odjuret
S. Smith, DL: Miraklene i Santo Fico
T. Tennant, Emma: Pemberley
U. Unknown (Oscar Wilde, et. al?): Teleny
V. Vallgren, Carl-Johan: Dokumenter vedrørende spilleren Rubashov
W. Wiese, Jan: Kvinnen som kledte seg naken for sin elskede
X. Xinran: Himmelgraven
Y. Yamada, Taichi: Strangers
Z. Zusak: Markus: Boktyven
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I'm so close to being done. I can't wait!
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Bravo!

I'm way behind after being sidetracked by several bookrings and a couple read-alongs that are repeats of letters.
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I have one left (K) and I am going to try to make it a good one :)
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A - Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
B - Tuff by Paul Beatty
C - A Sort of Homecoming by Robert Cremins
D - Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow
E - The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
F - The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G. Farrell
G - Sap Rising by A.A. Gill
H - Platform by Michel Houllebecq
I - Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
J - The Idler Book of Crap Towns by Sam Jordison & Dan Kieran
K - The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay
L - Native Speaker by Chang-rae Lee
M - Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michals
N - Belshazzar's Daughter by Barbara Nadel
O - May Contain Nuts by John O'Farrell
P - The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth by Malcolm Pryce
Q - The River Knows by Amanda Quick
R - The Drowning Man by Michael Robotham
S - The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
T - How To Talk To A Widower by Jonathan Tropper
U - Winds of Evil by Arthur Upfield
V - Candide by Voltaire
W - The Crossing by Kathy Watson
X - Sky Burial by Xinran
Y - Lost Daighter of Happiness by Geling Yan
Z - Dating Big Bird by Laura Zigman
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eta: we have the same X and I. :-)
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V, W, X, Y, and Z. My goal is to finish before August 13 (back to school). :)

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