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[2017] Authors A-Z – reading challenge

It's getting closer to the new year, so it's time to plan for next year's reading challenges!!


In this challenge, the goal is to read books by 26 different authors through the year, where the name of the authors (first name, middle name or last name) starts on each letter in the alphabet (A to Z). One author, one letter; so you can count each author only once, by the first letter in the first name OR middle name OR last name.
NOTE: The letters "Q" and "X" can be anywhere in the author's name.

If you have any special letters in your alphabet (i.e. Æ, Ø and Å here in Norway), you might count these as well.

And when you've finished a book, make a post here, telling about the book. Please tell the title, name of author, bookcrossing link if applicable, what the book is about and what you think of it.

You can count the same book in this challenge and the "Titles A-Z" reading challenge (http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/6/536982) or other reading challenges if you want to.

You may include an alpabetical list of the authors you've read for this challenge in your posts as well.
Like:
A: Alameddine, Rabih
B: Bowen, James
C: Carsten Jensen
[...]
Z:

Maybe this will bring us out of our reading comfort zones?

Happy reading!

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It's getting closer to the new year, so it's time to plan for next year's reading challenges!!


In this challenge, the goal is to read books by 26 different authors through the year, where the name of the authors (first name, middle name or last name) starts on each letter in the alphabet (A to Z). One author, one letter; so you can count each author only once, by the first letter in the first name OR middle name OR last name.
NOTE: The letters "Q" and "X" can be anywhere in the author's name.

If you have any special letters in your alphabet (i.e. Æ, Ø and Å here in Norway), you might count these as well.

And when you've finished a book, make a post here, telling about the book. Please tell the title, name of author, bookcrossing link if applicable, what the book is about and what you think of it.

You can count the same book in this challenge and the "Titles A-Z" reading challenge (http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/6/536982) or other reading challenges if you want to.

You may include an alpabetical list of the authors you've read for this challenge in your posts as well.
Like:
A: Alameddine, Rabih
B: Bowen, James
C: Carsten Jensen
[...]
Z:

Maybe this will bring us out of our reading comfort zones?

Happy reading!
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yeah

looking froward to thios again.

As i failed miserably last year by just using the surnames, i mightmix surnames and christian names this year! (your post says i can!)

Also, can I count the same book for an authour and a title thread (see other thread) or do I have to read 52 different books?

Thank you for running this again.
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RE: yeah

As i failed miserably last year by just using the surnames, i mightmix surnames and christian names this year! (your post says i can!)


Yes, first names, middle names and surnames are all OK for this challenge:)

Also, can I count the same book for an authour and a title thread (see other thread) or do I have to read 52 different books?


Yes, you can count the same books for this author challenge and the title challenge! So if you read "Silmarillion" by J.R.R.Tolkien, you've got an J, R or T here, and a S in the title challenge.
Will add this to the first post.
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RE: RE: yeah

thank you.

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RE: yeah

As i failed miserably last year by just using the surnames, i mightmix surnames and christian names this year! (your post says i can!)

I also tried for just surnames..and I think I'm going to be 3 short for 2016. I think I'll make life a little easier on myself for 2017 and actually do what our challenge host has suggested - go with any part of the name (first, middle, last), with Q & X appearing anywhere in the name.

I do have a Xinran book, but I don't expect to get it read in 2016...and I think I gave away all of the Amanda Quick books I got from purple58 without reading any! :p
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31.12.16 - edited to add L (I know it's stil 2016, but wont be finoshed today)
5.1.17 - edited to add H
11.1.17 - edited to add S
20.1.17 edited to add B
25.1.17 edited to add M
5.2.17 edited to add G
22.2.17 edited to add P
6.3.17 - edited to add K
16.3.17 edited to add A
27.3.17 edited to add R
6.4.17 - edited to add C
19.4.17 - edited to add T
5.5.17 edited to add D
9.5.17 edited to add J
22.5.17 edited to add O
25.5.17 edited to add W
10.6.17 edited to add V
28.6.17 edited to add N
3.7.17 edited to add Q
20.7.17 edited to add F



A Ashley, Trisha - "Good Husband Material"

B Bennett, Anne - "Walking back to Haapiness"

C Candace Bushnell - "Four Blondes"

D Debby Holt - The Ex-Wife's Survival Guide

E Elizabeth Jeffreis - "Mollie on the shore"

F Falln, Jane - Got you back

G George, Nina - Little Parris Bookshop

H Harry, Lilian - "Love and Laughter"

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J Jon Richardson - it's not me, it's you.

K Koomson, Dorothy - Marshmallows for breakfast.

L Lee, Maureen - "Dancing in the Dark"

M Matthews, Carole - "More to Life than This"

N Naoki Higashida - "The reason I jump"

O Oldham, Mary - Alwena's Garden

P Preistly, J. B - an inspector calls.

Q Anne Marie DuQuette - Neptune's Bride

R Bradshaw, Rita - Reach for tomorrow

S Scanlan, Patricia - "Two for joy"

T Tania Crosse - The River Girl

U

V Veronica Henry - Honeycote

W Wright, Laura - Hearts are wild

X Megan RiX - The puppy who came for Chritmas and Stated forever. (only just spotted the X)

Y

Z

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I almost made it this year but am doubtful I'll read a Q, V, W, Y, and Z before the end of the month. I did find an X!
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I did finished this challenge but I had a little bit of difficulty finding authors. Because of this challenge I have read a few books that I probably would not tried to read.
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I did finished this challenge but I had a little bit of difficulty finding authors. Because of this challenge I have read a few books that I probably would not tried to read.



I think that's part of the fun with the challenge, that some letters are slightly more challenging, but not impossible. And of course, it's a good reason to read some books we otherwise would not have read. It's good to get out of the comfort zone every now and then!
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A Ann Patchett (State of Wonder)
B Alessandro Baricco, Silk
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D Roald Dahl, Matilda
E Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho)
F Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune
G Anna Gavalda (Life, only better)
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J Jo Nesbo, The Bat
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L Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Love stories
M Marguerite Duras, The Lover
N Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane
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P Philippe Lechermeier (The Secret Lives of Princesses)
Q
R Ricardo Piglia, El Camino de Ida
S Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt (Oscar And The Lady In Pink)
T Terry Pratchett (Mort, Discworld #4)
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V Evgheni Vodolazkin (Soloviov and Larionov)
W Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
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Z
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and good luck to everybody taking part. Make sure you have a good cup of tea or coffee by your bedside - this is going to be quite the ride :)
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you're welcome!

And good luck to everyone! Remember, do this for fun and don't stress:)
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✔️ A: Amenokal Alhavi - Die Weisheit de Tuareg http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14324376
✔️ B: Bachtyar Ali - Der letzte Granatapfel
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14473801
✔️ C: Christian Buder - Die Eistoten: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12608504
✔️ D: Daria Donzowa - Verlieb dich nie in einen Toten http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7681178
✔️ E: Emma Healey - Elizabeth wird vermisst: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1464346
✔️ F: Fanny Irlacher - Herzsau: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12245536/
✔️G: Gaby Hauptmann - Yachthafen: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14392338
✔️H: Herbert Dutzler - Letzter Saibling - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14538764
✔️I - Ivonne Lamazares - Sugar island - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13445590
✔️J Joachim Meyerhoff: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14361447
✔️ K: Keveta Legatova: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13698308
✔️L: Lori nelson Spielman - Morgen kommt ein neur Himmel: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14184748
✔️ M: Martin Schüller: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14357946
✔️ N: Nicola Förg - Donnerwetter - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14300129
✔️ O: Oscar Niemeyer - Wir müssen die Welt verändern - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13760085
✔️P: Paticia Mac Donalds - Das Gesicht des Todes - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3551562
✔️ Q: Keiner weiß es besser als der Mond - Quint Buchholz - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14014383
✔️ R : Rex Stout - Es klingelte an der Türe: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14431215
✔️ S: Susann Pa´sztor; Und dann steht einer auf und öffnet das Fenster http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14379066
✔️ T: Tantjana Kruse - Gestickt, gestopft, gemeuchelt - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14612137
✔️ U: Uli Stein Fröhliche Weinhnachten - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14290895
✔️V: Vargas Llosa - Wer hat Palomino Molero umgebracht? - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14185344
✔️W: Wulf Dorn - Dunkler Wahn - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13532156
✔️ X: Xinran - Himmelsbegräbnis: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12304096
✔️ Y: Yann Sola - Gefährliche Ernte - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14392324
✔️ Z: Zadie Smith - Zähne zeigen - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8477762
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A Lucy Atkins The Missing One
B Bobby Bones Bare Bones
C Terri Coyne The Last Bridge
D Claire Douglas The Sisters
E Elizabeth Evans Carter Clay
F Patry Francis The Orphans of Race Point
G John Grisham The Whistler
H Alice Hoffman Faithful
I Inclan,Barksdale Jessica Her Daughter's Eyes
J Plum Johnson They Left Us Everything
K Nanci Kicaid Eat, Drink, and Be from Mississippi
L Leslie Larson Breaking Out of Bedlam
M Liane Moriarty Truly Madly Guilty
N Melany Neilson The Persia Cafe
O Carol O'Connell Mallory's Oracle
P Jodi Picoult Small Great Things
Q Paul Quarrinton Whale Music
R Amy E. Reichert The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
S Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney The Nest
T Ed Tarkington Only Love Can Break Your Heart.
U Robert Underhill Strawberry Moon
V Karen Valby Welcome to Utopia
W Robin Wells The Wedding Tree
X Diana Xarissa Aunt Bessie Assumes
Y Anthony Youn, M.D. In Stiches
Z Alexi Zenter Touch
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A few off in 2016, not because I didn't have them, but I just didn't work them into the reading plan!
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List

A - Cleveland Amory ("The Cat who Came for Christmas")
B - Jørgen Brekke ("Drømmeløs")
C - Christina Thompson ("Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All")
D - William Dalrymple ("In Xanadu. A Quest")
E - Jan Ove Ekeberg ("Et liv i isen")
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H - Helen Dyrbye, Steven Harris, Thomas Golzen ("Xenophobe's Guide to the Danes")
I - Isabel Allende ("De ville guders by")
J - Jim Eldridge ("The Trenches")
K - Shin Kyung-Sook ("Ta vare på mamma")
L - Leif B. Lillegaard ("Havøygavlen" & "Tåkenatten")
M - Margit Sandemo ("Spindelvev")
N - Gunn Margit Nisja ("Naken i hijab")
O - Julie Orringer ("Den usynlige broen")
P - Peter Berlin ("Xenophobe's Guide to the Swedes")
Q
R - Carmen Rodríguez ("Chiles døtre")
S - John Steinbeck ("Of Mice and Men")
T - Tom (Thomas) Ryan ("Following Atticus")
U - Harald Utter ("Gutten som lurte Gestapo. Et ukjent kapittel i Milorgs historie")
V
W - Karen White ("Return to Tradd Street")
X - Xinran Xue ("Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet")
Y
Z

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#1 J

"The Trenches" by Jim Eldridge is the story about a young soldier during WW1. It was an interesting story, and a reminder that not everything is as glamorous as it seems. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14204434
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I only missed out on 6 letters for 2016, let's see if I can get them all in 2017.

A Alexie, Sherman - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
B Birkelund, Elizabeth - The Runaway Wife
C Coren, Stanley - Born to Bark
D Devon, Gary - Bad Desire
E
F Francis, Dick - Come to Grief
G Gardner, Lisa - The Survivors Club
H Hart, John - The King of Lies
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J Jackman, Clifford - The Winter Family
K Kellermen, Jonathan - Dr. Death
L Leigh, Lora - Wild Card
M McCourt, Frank - Teacher Man
N Nicholls, David - Us: A Novel
O Orwell, George - 1984
P Pasternak, Boris - Dr. Zhivago
Q
R Rose, Phyllis - Parallel Lives
S Smiley, Jane - A Thousand Acres
T Tan, Amy - The Joy Luck Club
U
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W Winchester, Simon - A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Eathquake of 1906
X
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Z Zafon, Carlos Ruiz - The Prisoner of Heaven


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C: Christian Buder - Die Eistoten: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12608504
A girl don`t belive, that her mother froze to death. She supposes a serial killer lives in her littel village. But nobody believes her. A girl freezes to death again.
thrilling, pychological interesting

K: Keveta Legatova - Der Mann aus Zelary: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13698308
a very soft but deep lovestory between two very differten pepople in the times a war.

M: Martin Schüller - Tod in Garmisch: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14357946
A dead man was found in a flume in the mountains - who did it, what was the secret of the dead man? Nice Bavarian argents, familyansd neighbordispute...

D: Daria Donzowa - Verlieb dich nie in einen Toten http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7681178
A nice humorous crime story of Russia

J: Joachim Meyerhoff - Ach, diese Lücke, diese entsetzliche Lücke: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14361447
The acter Joachim Meyerhoff tells his story of his life with his grandpartens, while he studied at the drama school in Munich - nice and funny to read, speciall when you know that he became a famous actor. Now he plays in Vienna, where I have seen him sometimes at the stage.

S: Susann Pa´sztor; Und dann steht einer auf und öffnet das Fenster http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14379066
a very emazing book of dieing. A father and his son vitit Karla in her last weeks because she will die of cancer
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#2 - C

"Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All" by Christina Thompson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7536695

The book is about the maories and the history of New Zealand from when it first was discovered by Europeans in 1642, and also the history of the author, whose married a maori.
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Me too!

A - Meg: Nightstalkers by Steve Alten
B - Hooked into Murder by Celeste Bennett
C - I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark
D
E
F - The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
G - I is for Innocent by Sue Grafton
H - The Fireman by Joe Hill
I
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K - Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella
L - Putting on the Witch by Joyce and Jim Lavene
M - A Body in the Bargain by Charlotte Moore
N - The Ghost Writer by Damon Norko
O - Hotel Iris by Yoko Owaga
P - Boomer's Bucket List by Sue Pethick
Q
R - Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
S - Graverobbers Wanted (No Experience Needed) by Jeff Strand
T
U
V - Earnest by Kristin Von Kreisler
W - Goodnight, nobody by Jennifer Weiner
X
Y - Still Surviving Henry by Erin Taylor Young
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I like to join.

I´d like to give this a try. Sounds like fun and I got some books om my TBR. Maybe this will make me read books that have been on the shelf for a long time without being read.
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Zimort`s list.

A: Allende, Isabel. (City of the Beast) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13395442
B: Behn, Ari. (Bakgård) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11484753
C: Christie, Agatha. (Den fjerde rytter) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13654610
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F: Fossum, Karin. (Den som elsker noe annet) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13361085/
G
H: Henriksen, Levi. (Dagen skal komme med blå vind). http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11484724/
I
J: Jansson, Tove.(Kometen kommer). http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4801912
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M: Maria Amelie (Ulovlig norsk). http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12668237
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S: Schmitt, Eric-Emmanuel (Oscar and the Lady in Pink) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14363653
T
U: Umrigar, Thrity (Den verden vi fant) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14206604
V
W
X: Xinran (Miss Chopsticks) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11932289/
Y
Z: Zarón, Carlos Ruiz (Engelens spill) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11251110/
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A - Cecelia Ahern - P.S. I Love You
B - Sam Byers - Idiopathy
C - Rowan Coleman - Woman walks Into a Bar
D - Lucy Diamond - A Baby at The Beach Cafe
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F - Joy Fielding - Puppet
G - Charlotte Perkins Gilman - The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories
H - Hermann Hesse - Siddhartha
I - Conn Iggulden - Blackwater
J - Rachel Joyce - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
K - Sue Monk Kidd - The secret life of bees
L - D.H.Lawrence - The Virgin and the Gypsy
M - Kate Mosse - The Winter Ghosts
N - David Nicholls - One Day
O - Maggie O'Farrell - The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
P - Tony Parsons - Man and Boy
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R- Robert Rummell - Hudson - Schuyler's Monster: A Father's Journey with His Wordless Daughter
S - F. Scott Fitzgerald -The Great Gatsby
T - Sue Townsend - The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year
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W -Jennifer Worth Call The Midwife - A True Story Of the East End in the 1950s
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A - Cecelia Ahern - P.S. I Love You
B - Sam Byers - Idiopathy
C - Rowan Coleman - Woman walks Into a Bar
D - Lucy Diamond - A Baby at The Beach Cafe
E- (James Patterson ) & David Ellis - Murder House
F - Joy Fielding - Puppet
G - Charlotte Perkins Gilman - The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories
H - Hermann Hesse - Siddhartha
I - Conn Iggulden - Blackwater
J - Rachel Joyce - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
K - Sue Monk Kidd - The secret life of bees
L - D.H.Lawrence - The Virgin and the Gypsy
M - Kate Mosse - The Winter Ghosts
N - David Nicholls - One Day
O - Maggie O'Farrell - The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
P - Tony Parsons - Man and Boy
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R- Robert Rummell - Hudson - Schuyler's Monster: A Father's Journey with His Wordless Daughter
S - F. Scott Fitzgerald -The Great Gatsby
T - Sue Townsend - The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year
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W -Jennifer Worth Call The Midwife - A True Story Of the East End in the 1950s
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#3 - R

"Chiles døtre" by Carmen Rodríguez http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14026773
("Retribution" is the English title)
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First Book

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty. A book with mystery but with a few pieces of humor and sadness too.
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pam99's list

A Johanna Angermeyer, My Father's Island http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14167917
B Malorie Blackman, The stuff of nightmares, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14203664
C Lee Child, Tripwire http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14277863
D Berlie Doherty, Abela
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14342820/
E Kjell Eriksson, Open Grave https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14488417/
F Shamini Flint, Inspector Singh Investigates: A most peculiar Malaysian murder http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14047752/
G David Guterson, East of the Mountains http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14350721
H Rosalie Ham, The Dressmaker http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14341582/
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K Chad Kultgen, Men, Women and Children http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14473908
L Mario Vargas Llosa, The feast of the goat, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12446885
M Daniyal Mueenuddin, In other rooms, other wonders http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11165332
N Patrick Ness, The rest of us just live here (library book)
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P Tony Parsons, Beyond the Bounty http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14480318
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R Kathy Reichs, Seizure http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14167915
S Edney Silvestre, Happiness is Easy, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14203660
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W Sarah Winman, A Year of Marvellous Ways http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14333465
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I'll add the names here as I finish the books.

As of October 8: 24/26 done.

A: ALI, Rubina - Slumgirl Dreaming
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14466459

B: BELSON, Ken and Brian Bremmer - Hello Kitty
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14500734

C: CORREIA, Larry - Monster Hunter International
---> http://www.baen.com/monster-hunter-international.html

D: DERR, Megan - The High King's Golden Tongue
---> e-book

E: EDWARDS, Richard - Ten Tall Oaktrees
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14489895

F: FRANKFURT, Harry G. - On Bullshit
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12905278

G: GRABIANSKI, Janusz - Birds
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14354606

H: HALDEMAN, Joe - The Forever War
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7343990

I: IBBOTSON, Eva - Journey to the River Sea
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14349823

J: JOYCE, William - A Day with Wilbur Robinson
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14489891

K: KOMAR, Debra - The Ballad of Jacob Peck
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14370283

L: LEE, Stan and Stuart Moore - The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14350806

M: MARTIN, Ann M. - Rain Reign
---> audio download

N: NOAH, Trevor - Born a Crime
---> audio download

O: O'DELL, Scott - Sing Down the Moon
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14381753

P: PECK, Robert Newton - A Day No Pigs Would Die
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14345856

R: RUSSO, Meredith - If I Was Your Girl
---> e-book

S: SEPETYS, Ruta - Salt to the Sea
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14350791

T: TAYLOR, Lauren Nicolle - Nora and Kettle
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14534716

U: URIARTE, Maximillian - The White Donkey
---> not registered yet

V: VAUGHAN, Brian K. - We Stand on Guard
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14587009

W: Williams-Garcia, Rita - One Crazy Summer
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14305080

Y: YEP, Lawrence - Ribbons
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594702

Z: ZELINSKY, Paul O. - Rapunzel
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14667093
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A Anonym: Mordet på Anonym (in Norwegian) (I am still reading this)

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C Clark, Mary Higgins: Muisto ei kuole (in Finnish) (Remember me)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11120923/
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H Hämeen-Anttila, Virpi: Yön sydän on jäätä
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14310277/
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J Jokinen, Seppo: Kuolevaksi julistettu
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13541148/
K Karjalainen, Elina: Teemu karvainen kaveri (in Finnish)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14349793/
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O Ohlsson, Kristina: Nukketalo http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14212894/
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S Sipilä, Jarkko: Luupuisto http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13892074/
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V Vargas, Fred: Sinisten ympyröiden mies
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14214321/
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C Clark, Mary Higgins: Muisto ei kuole (in Finnish) (Remember me)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11120923/ Menley Nichols and her husband, Adam, a criminal attorney, rent a house on serene Cape Cod, in the hope of restoring their faltering marriage. All kind of odd things start to happen. Somebody wants to drive Menley to madness. Near the end I guessed who was behind all this. Quite a good story.

H Hämeen-Anttila, Virpi: Yön sydän on jäätä (The heart of the night is ice)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14310277/ Interesting crime story happens in Helsinki 1921. There were still a lot of political and other tensions and people were divided in two parts, the upper and lower classes. The nation was far from united.
I wish to get the next book in my hands soon.

J Jokinen, Seppo: Kuolevaksi julistettu (in Finnish, Declared to be killed)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13541148/
This author writes nice crime stories, not too violent. The Policemen in Tampere are human and the offenders too, at least most of them.

K Karjalainen, Elina: Teemu karvainen kaveri (in Finnish) (Teemu, the furry friend)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14349793/ The writer tells us about her rescue dog both facts and fiction as she made the dog a protagonist of her fairy tale books. I liked more the real life facts.

O Ohlsson, Kristina: Nukketalo (in Finnish) (Swedish: Askungar) The Finnish name means Doll House, the Swedish one Cinderellas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14212894/ This is a terrible story to read in my opinion. A man was cruelly abused through his childhood and now he treating young women in the same way. I don't like to read about abuse even if it is well written like this book is.

S Sipilä, Jarkko: Luupuisto (in Finnish) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13892074/
(Bone Park) This is a crime story about an old lady who is picking mushrooms in woods in Helsinki. She notices a white mushroom which is not mushroon at all. She takes the thing to the police station and it is found to be a bone of a arm of a man. DNA is taken, but the man has not been announced to be disappeared. This is a good crime story without unnecessary decorations.

V Vargas, Fred: Sinisten ympyröiden mies (The Man of the Blue Circles)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14214321/
Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg is peripatetic police chief, with Zen research methods. I don't understand his logic at all if he has any. And Adrien Danglard, his deputy, may be a methodical police inspector but he drinks too much. In the afternoon he is no good for anything.
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H: HALDEMAN, Joe - The Forever War
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7343990 + e-book

Finally got around to reading this one: considered a classic of military SF and I can see why. The author's experiences during the Vietnam war definitely show.

My list of authors is here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8860106
1 of 26 done
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P: PECK, Robert Newton - A Day No Pigs Would Die
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14345856

Now that I've read this, I still don't know whether or not I read it as a kid - which means I probably didn't, even though it was on all the book lists at the time. I can see why it might be controversial, but it's also though-provoking, and that's not a bad thing.

My list of authors is here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8860106
2 of 26 done
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This was fun last year and I got pretty close so I'll give it another go:

A - Alwyn Hamilton - Rebel of the Sands

B - Brandon Sanderson - The Final Empire & The Well of Ascension

C - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles - Goodbye Piccadilly

D - Emma Donoghue - Room http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14041472/

E - Eoin Colfer - Artemis Fowl, Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident, Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code, Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception, Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony, Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox & Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex

F - Frederick Marryat - The Pirate http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14051556

G - Steven Galloway - The Cellist of Sarajevo http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14104630/

H - Frank Herbert - Dune http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14127451/

I - Ian McEwan - Atonement http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13411481/

J - James Dashner - The Maze Runner http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13512647/ , The Scorch Trials http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13550816/ & The Death Cure http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13627297/

K - Kazuo Ishiguro - The Buried Giant http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13901370/

L - Louise Welsh - A Lovely Way to Burn http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13590460/

M - Geraldine McCaughrean - Peter Pan in Scarlet http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13568265/

N - Neil Gaiman - American Gods http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14190433/

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S - C.J. Sansom - Dissolution http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7903473/ & Dark Fire http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14579661/

T - Theresa Breslin - Remembrance http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14093665/

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V - Jeff VanderMeer - Annihilation http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13119919 & Authority http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13934004

W - Alison Weir - The Princes in the Tower http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12862616/

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#4 - E

"Et liv i isen" (Meaning "A Life In The Ice") by Jan Ove Ekeberg is a book about the steward Adolf Henrik Lindstrøm (does the name make you think of Biff à la Lindström? Yes, that's the man behind it!), who sailed with the great expeditions lead by Fridtjof Nansen, Roald Amundsen and Otto Sverdrup. Lindstrøm sailed through the North West Passage, as part of the first crew that sailed through the entire passage in one journey, and to Antarctica when Roald Amundsen was the first one to reach the South Pole. Lindstrøm stayed behind at "Framheim", their base at the barrier by the Ross sea while Amundsen & co went to the south pole. During the North West passage journey, they also spent quite some time at Greenland. He did also spend time in Argentina, and did also visit Tasmania (Australia), as well as USA and Russia.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14184822
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I: IBBOTSON, Eva - Journey to the River Sea
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14349823

Orphaned Maia is sent from England to live with distant relatives in Brazil. Unfortunately she does not receive the welcome she'd hoped for, but there are some bright spots in her life, including the governess, Miss Minton.

Full 2017 list of authors here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8860106
3 of 26 done
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I did not quite complete this challenge last year, as I have read very little in the last months of 2016. I will have another go.
I enjoyed this last time!
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It's really a nice challenge! I'm going to give it a try.
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A Ambrose, Stephen - Undaunted Courage
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14028603
B Box, C. J. - Open Season http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13186518
C Cahalan, Susannah - Brain on Fire
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13448364
D Davidson, Diane Mott - Crunch Time
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11388219
E Etzioni-Halevy, Eva - The Triumph of Deborah
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11183214
F Flynn, Gillian Dark Places http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14205498
G Games, Sonia - Escape into Darkness http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12279931
H Highsmith, Patricia The Talented Mr. Ripley
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11291837
I Ibbotson, Eva Madensky Square
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051413
J Jance, J. A. . Dead Wrong
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12760389
K Koontz, Dean - The City http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13928105
L Lagercrantz, David - The Girl in the Spider's Web
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1344316
M McCullough, Colleen - Fortunes Favorites http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2952065
N Nancy Atherton Aunt Dimity Digs In http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10327282
O O'Reilly, Bill Killing Kennedy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14028602
P Preston and Child -- Crimson Shore http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13448345
Q Quindlin, Anna -- Miller's Valley
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14645146
R Rhys, Jean - Voyage in the Dark
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13448357
S Stewart, James B. Blind Eye
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14196738
T Thor, Brad Code of Conduct http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13448372
U Uwem Akpan Say You're One of Them
http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/
V Vaillant, John The Tiger
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10112373
W Ward, Amanda Eyre - Sleep Toward Heaven
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3427092
X AleXander, Eben Proof of Heaven
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12396546
Y Yolen, Jane Briar Rose
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13124318
Z Zainab Salbi Between Two Worlds
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6159036
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4 letters left - N, X, Y, Z

I am starting author Y (Yolen) tomorrow 9/5
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The Whistler by John Grisham. A typical legal thriller by the author.
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#5 - B

"Drømmeløs" by Jørgen Brekke. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14355963
A criminal story set partly in 2011 and partly in 1767. A murder in 1767 and 2011, and a kidnapped girl in 2011 are connected by a lullaby. An interesting story!
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Book 2: A

I´ve read City of Beast by Isabel Allende. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13395442
Fifteen year old Alex travels to his grandmother because his sick mother can not take care of him. She takes him to the Amazon jungle. This was a good book.
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#6 - M

I've read "Spindelvev" by Margit Sandemo. The title means "Spider's Web". Not sure if the book is translated into English or not. I've borrowed this book from my sister, so no link.

It appears to be a ghost story, sort of the stories I read as a teenager. But it did take a turn that I didn't really expect. The "ghosts" were actually alive. A really good story!
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"A" Alward, Donna The House on Blackberry Hill https://www.librarything.com/---/reviews a rundown house is inherited from an aunt she never heard of. Now what to do?

"C" Carr, Robyn A Summer in Sonoma http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8388474
4 HS friends are approaching 30 with very divergent lives

"O" Oates, Joyce Carol We Were the Mulvaneys http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7274906 A family implodes after the beloved teen daughter is sexually assaulted

"S" Spencer, LaVryle Bygones http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6089220 not one of her better works. The parents have divorced, but the adult kids are pushing them back together




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Book 3: C

Den fjerde rytter by Agatha Christie http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13654610
The original title is The Pale Horse. A classic Christie crime story. Nice.
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A - Maya Angelou...I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13872381
B - Maeve Binchy...Nights of Rain and Stars
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14009698
C - Jack Canfield, Mark Victorack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Marcia White...
Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspirations for Women
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13610272
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A - Aesop
B - Boffelli, Pablo; Bindervoet, Eric; Beckman, Thea (3x)
C - Coben, Harlan
D -Deaver, Jeffery
E - Enquist, Anna
F - Fadiman, Anne
G - Gien, Pamela
H - Heat Moon, William Least
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K - Kelman, Stephen
L - Lamb, Wally
M - Mphahlele, Ezekiel
N - Némirovsky, Irene
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P - Pynchon, Thomas; Popek, Michael
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S - Slaughter, Karin; Sjöwahl, Maj; Steinhöfel, Andreas, Sikkel, Manon
T - Tex, Charles den
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W - White, Terence H.; Warren, Frank
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Z - Zwier, Gerrit Jan
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of the 4 titles I've read so far later, when I'm on my laptop again. Lost my post twice now and have no patience trying again.
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Book 5: G

In the dead of night I finished a book by Pamela Gien, De dochter van Salamina: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8429503 (original title The Syringa Tree).

It was a compelling story of a white family and their servants, more specific Salamina and her daughter, trying to do the right thing or simply trying to live in a country where (racial) laws became stricter and stricter.

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S: SEPETYS, Ruta - Salt to the Sea
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14350791

A fictional look at four young people whose lives converge during the WWII evacuation of East Prussia...leading up to one of the largest maritime disasters ever.

Full 2017 list of authors here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8860106
4 of 26 done
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G: GRABIANSKI, Janusz - Birds
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14354606

Children's book with beautiful artwork featuring birds from around the world.

Full 2017 list of authors here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8860106
5 of 26 done
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L: LEE, Stan and Stuart Moore - The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14350806

First in a series featuring young Asian-American Steven Lee and his friends. They must use their powers - each from a different animal of the Asian zodiac - against the evil Maxwell and his Vanguard agents, who also have zodiac powers.

Full 2017 list of authors here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8860106
6 of 26 done
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Author # 3

Faithful by Alice Hoffman. A fair book which is weird and scattered at the same time.
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Book #1: S

Karen Slaughter - A Faint Cold Fear http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11139707/

A nice book, thrilling just what I would have expected.
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Book #2: W

Arthur, koning voor eens en altijd by Terence H. White http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6188589/

Translation of The One and Future King. In interesting book, that I read with unexpected pleasure. There were some irritations, but that didn't really spoil my overall fun in reading about tournaments, scemes, death and royal life in medieval England.
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Book #3: K

Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10287585/

A strange book. Funny at times, but for me it was mostly a sad book. To say I liked it would not honour the contents, but I don't have a very good alternative, I'm afraid.
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Book #4: T

De macht van meneer Miller by Charles den Tex http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12488205/

Dutch author, not translated, to my knowledge. It would be something like: Mr. Miller's Power.
A book that disappointed me, to be honest. When looking at structure and plot it looked a lot like a book I've read earlier and that was also written by this author.
Computers, plots, theft, conspiracy, the ingredients are okay, but the overall way they are put together in the book were disappointing to me.

My alphabet of authors can be found here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8866682
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Book 6: P

The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12365136/

A book that I found very strange. I kept losing track and wondering what in heaven's name I am reading. It took me 3 months or so ( for a book this thin), but I must admit that I often read a book before it, because it just did not keep my attention.
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Book 7: M

The M author I'read is Ezekiel Mpgahlele. The book: Down Second Avenue: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11958742

A quiet and interesting book. Interesting to read because of the contents. The writing I found a bit boring (but maybe I'm not completely catching everything here)..
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Book four

The Wedding Tree by Robin Wells. A fair book that was difficult to follow in a few pieces but overall a good book.
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can I keep it up?

(probably not)
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P Perkins-Valdez, Dolen Wench https://www.librarything.com/---/reviews
very disturbing, but good historical fiction about a time before the civil war when the plantation owners took slave women as mistresses

K Karon, Jan Esther's Gift http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8452297
nice, sweet short book. Included her because her longer books are also delightful

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Book 8: B

The B-author I read is Pablo Boffelli. And author I never heard of. And, after reading this book, I don't think I'll return to him. (Just google the name / title of the book and you may get a hint why...)

The book I read is called Fiebre (Fever). It's a no text graphic novel, so I didn't suffer from lack of Spanish knowledge. What the book did, though, was give me a headache while reading it. Both by the use of colours as by the lack (for me) of flow in the story.

Link: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14203216
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#7 - I

I've finished the book "De ville guders by" ("City of the Beasts") by Isabel Allende. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13991818
An interesting story about indians and white people, and the differences and challenges between them.
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Off to a good start:

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Johnston, David - The Idea of Canada: Letters to a Nation
Kelly, Jack - Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal
Lockhart, E - We Were Liars
Mead, Rebecca - My Life in Middlemarch
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Yancey, Rick - The 5th Wave
Z

I'll be checking in once a month.
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so far I have finished:
A: Narine Abgaryan ("Люди, которые всегда со мной")
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D: Monica Dickens, ( One Pair of Hands)
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H: Dave Hutchinson (Europe In Autumn (The Fractured Europe Sequence #1))
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J: Jodi Picoult (Handle with Care)
K: Kazuo Ishiguro (Pale view of Hills, When we were Orphans)
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R: Dina Rubina ("Медная шкатулка", "Душегубица")
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T: Tatyana Tolstaya ("Кысь")
U: Ursula Poznanski (Layers)
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Z: Zahar Petrov ("МУОС" (Вселенная «Метро 2033»))

and additionnaly:
Ш: Эми Шумер (The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo)
Э: Энди Макнаб (Seven Troop)
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Amy E. Reichert. A funny book but not much of a fast turn pager type of book.
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#8 - O

I've just finished the book "Den usynlige broen" ("The Invisible Bridge") by Julie Orringer. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13622141
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Binchy, Maeve Nights of Rain and Stars http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6064240
good story interweaving the stories of some Greek island residents, with 4 tourists, who stay on for a short while after a boating accident.
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Book six

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. A book that stirs thoughts in your mind.
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W: WILLIAMS-Garcia, Rita - One Crazy Summer
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14305080

During the eventful summer of 1968, three young girls go to Oakland, California, to visit the mother who left them behind. Landing in the middle of the Black Power movement is quite an education for three "colored" girls from Brooklyn (that's what they call themselves in the story).

K: KOMAR, Debra - The Ballad of Jacob Peck
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14370283

A modern forensic professional looks at an 1805 murder in New Brunswick, Canada. Farmer Amos Babcock killed his sister, but was itinerant preacher Jacob Peck guilty of inciting the crime?

M: MARTIN, Ann M. - Rain Reign
---> audio download

Fifth-grader Rose Howard's first name is a homonym pair (rose, rows), and her dog's name is a homonym trio (rain, reign, rein). As a child who is "on the spectrum" with Asperger's and OCD, she is sometimes a challenge for the people around her, and particularly for her intermittently-employed single-parent father. At the same time, she's a bright kid with a loving heart, even if she does have a fixation on homonyms, prime numbers, and following the rules.

After Rain is lost during a superstorm, Rose comes up with a plan to find her dog, which ultimately leads to some hard choices.

I liked this as an audiobook: Rose tells the story, and both her fascinations and her anxieties come through very clearly.

C: CORREIA, Larry - Monster Hunter International
---> from the Baen Free Library - http://www.baen.com/monster-hunter-international.html

Owen Pitt is trying to settle into a nice, ordinary job as an accountant when he discovers that his supervisor isn't just a terrible boss, he's a werewolf. Owen manages to stay alive by throwing him out of a 14th floor window, thereby eliminating his own job.

Fortunately, Monster Hunter International considers "killed a werewolf with his bare hands" a good job qualification, and Owen soon finds himself starting a new career.

O: O'DELL, Scott - Sing Down the Moon
---> http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14381753

Full 2017 list of authors here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8860106
11 of 26 done
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Book seven

Bare Bones by Bobby Bones.

A quick book that was about a radio host.
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In reading order this was #10, but since I already had B covered, actual reading and filling the alphabet is not one book -one letter as it was till now.

And with the last name of the author as provided on the cover of the book I have a little difficulty: William Least Heat Moon.
William is definitely his first name. His father calls himself Heat Moon and the author's brother puts Little Heat Moon down as his name. So... I take Heat Moon as last name.
Should anyone have any reason to object to that, please explain and I'll adjust :-)

Link: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8121655
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And with the last name of the author as provided on the cover of the book I have a little difficulty: William Least Heat Moon.


Well, middle names would be acceptable as well in my opinion, not only first names and surnames. So W, L, H and M would all be acceptable letters for this challenge.
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#9 - S

I've read "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12666095
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Book 4- 7

Book 4-J: Tove Jansson, Kometen kommer. A classic story about the Mumins (or I don´t really know what they are called in English). It is nice to have read at least one of Tove Jansson´s books.

Book 5-U: Thrity Umrigar, Den verden vi fant (The World We Found). Four girls grow up in India. After school and university they travel out into the world and lose contact. Later one of the girls get cancer and wants to meet her friends again for the last time.

Book 6-M: Maria Amelie, Ulovlig norsk. A true story. A girl travels with her parents to Norway from Kaukasus. They ask for asylum, but they have not told the truth and have been told to leave the country. They continue to live in Norway. Maria Amelie continues to go to school and university. It is the story of how she starts her new life and don´t give up, even if the police can kick her out of the country if they get hold of her.

Book 7-S: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Oscar and the Lady in Pink. Oscar got cancer and is going to die. He starts to wright letters to God.
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I just finished Harlan Coben's The Woods. Liked it a lot :-) and I flew through. A welcome change after a struggle and an abandonment!
Link: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10343559
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A: Amenokal Alhavi - Die Weisheit der Tuareg http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14324376
in 7 nights a Tuaregnomade tells his thoughts, wisdom of the people of the Tuareg. Very diffent thoughts to the Europainen way of life

Y: Yann Sola - Gefährliche Ernte - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14392324
A nice crimestory in Cote Vermeille in South France
special wine, problems of refugees from Marocco

G: Gaby Hauptmann - Yachthafen: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14392338 -
first I did not like to read a chicklit book of Gaby Hauptmannbut then a book with Y! for the title challenge - so a nice love and also a mystery crimestory at the Turkish coast - I enjoyed to read.

V: Vargas Llosa - Wer hat Palomino Molero umgebracht? - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14185344
A fine writing of the Nobelprize Winner of Peru, the situation of the people round the soldier who was murdered, , feelings,...
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#10 - T

"Following Atticus: How a little dog led one man on a journey of rediscovery to the top of the world" by Thomas F. Ryan http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12163660

Tom and Atticus start by hiking some of the 48 highest monutains in New Hampshire, all above four-tousand-feet, during one summer. Then a friend dies, and Tom wants to take Atticus hiking all those 48 peaks TWICE during one winter (90 days!) to raise money for cancer. And then, they tries to do the same the next winter to raise money again!
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14324729
Finished this book a few days ago. Its about 2 friends Emma and Dexter who meet on July 15th 1988, the day of her graduation. The book tell the story of their lives over 20 years on the day July 15th. Very interesting,
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Hmmmm

This is not good! I've read another two books, but the authors had a last name with a letter I already filled...
Have to try and pick better!
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This is not good! I've read another two books, but the authors had a last name with a letter I already filled...
Have to try and pick better!


Hi boekentrol, how about using the authors first name instead?
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Number 8

Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington. A weird but funny at the same time which took me a bit of time to finish.
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B- Burton, Jessie: The muse
C- Chevalier, Tracey: At the edge of the orchard.
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E- Enders, Giulia: Gut
F-Forster, Dayo: Reading the ceiling http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11057449
G- Gemmel, Nikki: Shiver
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I- Ishiguro, Kazuo: When we were orphans http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8484688
J- Junot Diaz: The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao
K- Kay Allenbaugh: Chocolate for a woman's blessings
L- Lorna Byrne: Stairways to heaven
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S- Strachan, bernadette: The reluctant landlady http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13138774
T- Teresa de Medeiros: Once an angel
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This tells the story of Harry Silver. He has an affair and his wife leaves him and goes abroad. He now has to take care of his 4 year old and doesn't know where to start. He also loses his job. He has to figure out a way to cope.
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Number 9

The Orphans of Race Point by Patry Francis.
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D: Davidson, Sara Cowboy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/846224
G: George, Nina The Little Paris Book Shop http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14384461
N: Neels, Betty Nanny by Chance http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14168047


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A - Celia Ahern - PS, I Love You http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11342760/
B - Anne Baker - Daughters of the Mersey http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14403242/
C - Lee Child - Personal http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13677587/
D - Road Dahl - The Twits http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11149790
E -
F- Ian Fleming - Casino Royale http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12424411/
G - Jane Green - Girl Friday http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11343789/
H - Josephine Hart, Damage http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13058000
I - Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12339855/
J - Peter James, - The Perfect Murder http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12795934
K -
L - Donna Leon - Wilful Behaviour http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14401050/
M - Alexander McCall Smith - The Double Comfort Safari Club http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14340586/
N - Freya North , Love Rules http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11343075/
O -
P- Rosamunde Pilcher - Another View http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14405459/
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R -
S - Gabrielle Brillo and Lucy Sweet, WTF knits http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14449435
T - Ted Meyer, The Butt Hello http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12997031/
U -
V -
W -Minnette Walters, A Dreadful Murder http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13976401/
X -
Y -
Z -
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A - Celia Ahern - PS, I Love You http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11342760/
B - Anne Baker - Daughters of the Mersey http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14403242/
C - Lee Child - Personal http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13677587/
D - Road Dahl - The Twits http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11149790
E -
F- Ian Fleming - Casino Royale http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12424411/
G - Jane Green - Girl Friday http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11343789/
H - Josephine Hart, Damage http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13058000
I - Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12339855/
J - Peter James, - The Perfect Murder http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12795934
K - Lauren Kate, - Fallen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11779127
L - Donna Leon - Wilful Behaviour http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14401050/
M - Alexander McCall Smith - The Double Comfort Safari Club http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14340586/
N - Freya North , Love Rules http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11343075/
O -
P- Rosamunde Pilcher - Another View http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14405459/
Q -
R - Ruth Rendell, Mastwr of the Moor http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11343838/
S - Gabrielle Brillo and Lucy Sweet, WTF knits http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14449435
T - Ted Meyer, The Butt Hello http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12997031/
U -
V -
W -Minnette Walters, A Dreadful Murder http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13976401/
X -
Y -
Z -


17 completed so far
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R : Rex Stout - Es klingelte an der Türe: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14431215
a nice detectivstory in a new book written 1965 - interesting to compaire with stroys written 50 years later.

F: Fanny Irlacher - Herzsau:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12245536/
A nice local crimestroy of Bawaria with connection to France wineyards.

Q: Quint Buchholz - Keiner weiß es besser als der Mond
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14014383
A fine book with poems fitting to the pictures of the moon - very romantic, mystical, fascinating, visionary - I have my own feeling and interprating of the pictures.

Z: Zadie Smith - Zähne zeigen - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8477762
An interesting book of the 1001 Library - "White Teeth" - sometimes philosophical, sometimes bizarre

E: Emma Healey - Elizabeth wird vermisst - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1464346
A very interesing book written from a girl 28 years old - she describes a lady with Alzheimer's disease, the thoughts, the forgetness, the helplessness and her solution of her situation - but the big interest in the back of her life
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Is an alphabet made of only first names acceptable in this game?
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Is an alphabet made of only first names acceptable in this game?


You can choose which names you want to use in this challenge. I'm lazy, so I would use any name. But it's totally OK to choose for instance only first names. All the following options are fine to use to complete the list (or any other variant you might think of):
-only first names
-only last names
-only middle names
-both first, middle and last names
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Is an alphabet made of only first names acceptable in this game?


You can choose which names you want to use in this challenge. I'm lazy, so I would use any name. But it's totally OK to choose for instance only first names. All the following options are fine to use to complete the list (or any other variant you might think of):
-only first names
-only last names
-only middle names
-both first, middle and last names

Thanks. I will post my list pretty soon.
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A Ahmad ibn Fadlan
B Basavanna
C Christopher Reid
D Derek Mahon
E Eugene Ionesco
F Fleur Adcock
G Gianni Rodari
H Hiromi Tsuchida
I Irvin D. Yalom
J Jaime Bayly
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L Louise Reilly Sacco
M Mircea Eliade
N Naomi Campbell
O Oscar Wilde
P Penelope Shuttle
Q Qudama ibn Jafar
R Robert M. Pirsig
S Sylvia Plath
T Terry Pratchett
U
V
W William Shakespeare
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Y
Z Zuhri
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A book from the Quickreads series, Blackwater is a short thriller. Its about Davey who has always lived in the shadow of his brother. His wife Carol also sleeps around and unfortunately gets mixed up with man who is dangerous. Davey gets threatened and doesn't know what to do. He calls in his brother to help...
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A quick read about Evie, a café owner who is heavily pregnant. She owns and runs the café with her husband Ed. Ed suggests getting help in the café and hires a new manager Helen, but the women don' see eye to eye.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14436212

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