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[2018] Titles A-Z – reading challenge

A new year is around the corner, and I'm therefore launching the 2018 edition of this reading challenge.

In this challenge, the goal is to read 26 different books through the year, where the titles of the books start with each letter in the alphabet (A to Z). Words like «a» and «the», and eqivalents in other languages (like «ein»/«der» an so on in German) DO count. So «A Captain's Duty» by Richard Phillips would count as A.

If you have any special letters in your alphabet (like Æ, Ø and Å here in Norway), you might count these as well. Or if you read books in a non-latin script, like Thai, Cyrillic, Arabic, you can list these letters as well.

As it's the title that is important, not the author, you can read several books by one author.

You can count the same book in this challenge and the "Authors A-Z" reading challenge (http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/6/548373) or other reading challenges if you want to.

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 may include an alpabetical list of the titles you've read for this challenge in your posts as well.
Like:
A: «A Captain's Duty» by Richard Phillips
B: «Bob No Ordinary Cat» by James Bowen
C: «Chiles døtre» by Carmen Rodríguez
[...]
Z:

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A new year is around the corner, and I'm therefore launching the 2018 edition of this reading challenge.

In this challenge, the goal is to read 26 different books through the year, where the titles of the books start with each letter in the alphabet (A to Z). Words like «a» and «the», and eqivalents in other languages (like «ein»/«der» an so on in German) DO count. So «A Captain's Duty» by Richard Phillips would count as A.

If you have any special letters in your alphabet (like Æ, Ø and Å here in Norway), you might count these as well. Or if you read books in a non-latin script, like Thai, Cyrillic, Arabic, you can list these letters as well.

As it's the title that is important, not the author, you can read several books by one author.

You can count the same book in this challenge and the "Authors A-Z" reading challenge (http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/6/548373) or other reading challenges if you want to.

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 may include an alpabetical list of the titles you've read for this challenge in your posts as well.
Like:
A: «A Captain's Duty» by Richard Phillips
B: «Bob No Ordinary Cat» by James Bowen
C: «Chiles døtre» by Carmen Rodríguez
[...]
Z:
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Me again.

Now I have a reason to look at my piles of books.
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It was a lot of fun!

✔️A : Antoine oder die Idiotie - Martin Page - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1480332
✔️ B: Birthday Girl - Haruki Murakami - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14890612
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✔️D: Die Tage in Paris - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14779067
✔️ E: Ein fabelhafter Lügner - Susann Pasztor - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13853556
✔️ F: Fremde Seele, dunkler Wald - Reinhard Kaiser-Mühlecker - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14213897
✔️G: Good Night, Mr. Night - Dan Yaccardino - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5101071
✔️H : Herzgrab - Andreas Gruber - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8240845
✔️I: Isis, die Fürstin der Nacht - Karin Jäckel - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13416806
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✔️K: Katalin - Rivka Keren - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5365268
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✔️ N: Nie mehr schlafen - Willem Ferderik Hermans - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14186965
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✔️ P: Pfefferkuchenhaus - Carin Grhardsen - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14850820
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✔️ S: Strandläufer - Gisa Pauly - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14042804
✔️T: Totenfang - Simon Beckett - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10157642
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✔️W : Winterherz - Tanja Krätschmar - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14091963
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✔️Z: Zwei zarte Lämmchen weiß wie Schnee - Hans Fallada - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13665831
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N Naive Super by Erlend Loe
O Of Rice And Men by Richard Galli.
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R Rescuing Jeffrey by Richard Galli
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T The House on Blackberry Hill by Donna Alward.
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B - Bookends

By Jane Green. Great chicklit with a surprising ending 4/5
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A - A Curious Man by Neal Thompson
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T - The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West
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by Jessamyn West -- Set in 19th century Indiana; 14 stories about a homesteading family spanning about 60 years. 7/10
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Thank you for the challenge.
Didn't quite manage to complete last year. will have another go.

3..1.18 added J
15.1.18 added O
6.2.18 added E
13.2.18 added T

A
B
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D "Dreaming out loud" Benita Brown
E "Eleanor and Pak" - Rainbow Rowell
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J Jessie - Anna Jacobs
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O One Hit Wonderland by Tony Hawkes
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T The Summer House by Marcia Willett
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Titles A - Z

I haven't tried this one before, so here goes :)

A. - As it is in Heaven http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13851906
B. - Bitter Wash Road http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14880622
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D.
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F. - Force of Nature http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13844966
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H. - Hidden Figures http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14486888
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L. - Love in the Present Tense http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14788546
M. - My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14423516
N. - Night Train http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14745795
O. - One Last Kill http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14787306
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S. - Stoner http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14658951
T. - The Twins http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13611455
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D. Dead until Dark, Charlaine Harris
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F. Flash-uri din sens opus, Marian Godină
G. Go set a watchman, Harper Lee
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S. So long, and thanks for all the fish, Douglas Adams
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V. Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Karen Russell
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A- A sixpenny song, by Jennifer Johnston
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Q- The Quality of Silence, by Rosamund Lupton So sorry , I know its
really a letter T, but until I find another Q-title i'll leave it here...
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S- The Spy, by Paulo Coelho
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February: added letter W

A- A sixpenny song, by Jennifer Johnston
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Q- The Quality of Silence, by Rosamund Lupton So sorry , I know its
really a letter T, but until I find another Q-title i'll leave it here...
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T- The spy, by Paulo Coelho
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W- Weddings in Tripolitania, by Abdelkafi http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11644485/
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H - Hardcore Twenty-four by Janet Evanovich
I - I Can Piss On This: And Other Cat Poems by Francesco Marciuliano
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P - Paradise Valley /C. J. Box
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R - Ricochet Joe by Dean Koontz
S - Scandal in Skibbereen by Sheila Connolly
T - The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess
U
V - Valentine's Day Murder by Leslie Meier
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I did not try last year. I read a lot of books, many with authors with the same first letter. So I thought I'd give this one a try as well, see how far I get :-)

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K - Krebsstation 2. Teil by Alexander Solschenitsyn
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M - Mystic River by Dennis Lehane; De man die zijn schaduw zocht by David Lagercrantz; Mijn leuk vroemtuigenboek by Richard Scarry
N - De Nevelprins by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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P - Pluk een roos by M.J. Arlidge
Q
R - Rood Plein by Martin Cruz Smith
S - Silent to the Bone by E.L. Konoigsburg
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Q - "Quality of Life" (Lenke Rothman)
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T - "The Book of Lost & Found" (Lucy Foley)
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W - "Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex?: More Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Whiskey Sour" (Mark Leyner, Billy Goldberg)
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#1 - W

A non fictional book at the start of the year: "Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex?: More Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Whiskey Sour" (Mark Leyner, Billy Goldberg)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14356049
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#2 -S

The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen, 3rd in The Rizzoli and Isles series. Just as gripping as the previous two. 5/5
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A - A Leg to Stand On by Oliver Sacks
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14418341
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F- Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14851002
G- Grace Under Fire
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12744478
H- Harvesting the Heart http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4533378
I - I Am Potential: Eight Lessons on Living, Loving, and Reaching Your Dreams by Patrick Henry Hughes
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8366329
J
K
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M - Murder on the Rocks http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13445904
N - No Longer a Slumdog
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14627784
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P - Pretties by Scott Westerfeld -- a non BC book
Q - Quickstep to Murder by Ella Barrick
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13677405
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T- Traveling While Married http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14773007
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A A Natural Curiosity by Margaret Drabble Weird middle aged Brits
B Blood Men by Paul Cleave Blood thirsty crime novel set in Christchurch New Zealand. One of many books by this New Zealand author.
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I Island Beneath the Sea. By Isabel Allende Starts in Haiti and moves to Louisiana. Set in the times of slaves. Read for the 666 challenge. An enjoyable long read.
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M Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam "Honour" murders in a Pakistani Community in a UK city. So difficult to comprehend this adherence to such a cruel code.
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P Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Korean Family saga spanning several generations and countries last century - excellent read
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S Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord by Louis Dr Bernieres. Read for the 666 challenge, the story of a Professor who dares to challenge with his letters to the editor the drug lords with disastrous consequences for those he loves. Wonderful read.
T The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson Revenge murders of a group who seriously sexually assaulted young Indian girl from the reservation, flawed cop and Indian side kick are on the trail - first in a series . I liked the portrayal of the Indians the author seemed honest and sensitive.
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W Wonder by R J Palacio I rarely go to movies, but my friends and workmates do. I like to read the books of current movies so I can particpate a little in the conversations.
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Z Zeitoun by Dave Eggers A hero of the Hurricane - shows the chaos and flawed response.
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#3 A

A Peculiar Malaysian Mystery by Shamini Flint
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The House on Blackberry Hill. A romance book with a little bit of mystery. A book that made my ears red with all the gushing parts.
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#4 T

Tutankhamen by Nick Drake, a thriller set in Ancient Egypt.
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A - American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
B - Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
C
D - Dead Watch by John Sanford
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L - Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
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S - Seduction in Death by J.D. Robb
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already kind of do this for IWillRejoice's bookring, so might as well post some here!
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Black Hills Bride by Deb Kastner http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12276235
Castle of Water by Dane Huckelbridge http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14856359
Little Chapel on the River by Gwendolyn Bounds http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11529967
Wide Open Spaces by Roz Denny Fox http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7289885
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A - A Peculiar Malaysian Mystery by Shamini Flint
B - Bookends by Jane Green
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G- The Good Husband Of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith
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S - The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen
T - Tutankhamen by Nick Drake
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#5 G

The Good Husband Of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith. The 8th instalment of The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency. Always a pleasure to “visit” Botswana
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#5 S

Strange Fits of Passion by Anita Shreve http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7325176

Interesting twist on the purpose of media & how that might affect a trial.
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Number 2 N

Naive Super by Erlend Loe. A quirky book that was choppy in nature.
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Silent to the Bone by E.L. Konigsburg

and

one of the many M's I read: De man die zijn schaduw zocht by David Lagercrantz
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#2 - T

"The Book of Lost & Found" by Lucy Foley - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14355992
Kind of an intersting read!
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I'm in !

I read in several languages including Greek, thus I have added the Greek letters that do not exist in the Latin alphabet.

A. A toute berzingue by Kenneth Cook
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14863338/
French version of Australian author Kenneth Cook's novel "Fear is the Rider" published in 2016, a horrible chase into the Australian outback.

B

Γ. Γράμμα στον Κωστή, Ξένια Καλογεροπούλου
"Letter to Kostis" is a book by the Greek actress Xenia Kalogeropoulou who started writing to her husband one day after he died. A wonderful tribute.

C

D. Dying to Sin, Stephen Booth
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14486441/
8th volume of the British crime series featuring the detectives Ben Cooper and Diane Fry

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E

F. Fever by Deon Meyer
An amazing post-apocalyptic novel written by one my favorite authors, so far my best read of the year.

G

H. Hypothermie, by Arnaldur Indridason
An investigation by detective Erlendur Sveinsson in Reykjavik.

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J

K. Kernok le pirate, Eugène Sue
A 19th century pirate story.

L. Lettres de mon moulin (Letters from my windmill), by Alphonse Daudet
Classic French short stories supposedly written in a windmill in the South of France (actually the author never moved from is house in Paris outskirts when producing them).

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Μ. Moonfleet by John Meade Falkner
A tale of smuggling, royal treasure and shipwreck.

N. Neige (Snow) by Maxence Fermine
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14792455/
A splendid first novel, the story of a young poet in Japan

Ξ

O. O αντράς που αγαπούσε την γυναίκα μου (Τhe man who loved my wife) by Kostas Katsouliaris
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14870224
The story of a jealous man obsessed by the idea that his wife is having an affair.

P

Π. Πανσέλινος (Full Moon) by Antonio Muñoz Molina
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14875510
The Greek version of a gripping Spanish thriller.

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T. The age of innocence by Edith Wharton
A portrait of desire and betrayal during the Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people dreaded scandal more than disease. Pulitzer prize 1921.

U. Une ou deux choses à changer (One or Two things to change) by Sybil Lane
An erotic short story, read for the purposes of a reading challenge (the Bingo 2018, French forum). I could have done without it.

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W. Watchman by Ian Rankin
A spy novel, the first book by Ian Rankin I have read, certainly not the last one

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#3 - Q

"Quality of Life" by Lenke Rothman, which turned out to be a quick read! http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3764731
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#6 "I"

In The Beauty of the Lilies by John Updike http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12010362
Family Saga told in 4 parts - Dad, then son, son's daughter and finally, the daughter's son
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Of Rice And Men by Richard Galli. A book about the Vietnam war which was interesting but sad at the same time.
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In January I read 11 books:
A, B, D, E, G, H, K, N, P, S, T
It was quite easy to fill in, I could use nearly ervery book. Now it beginns more difficult.

February: F, I, W, Z
F: Fremde Seele, dunkler Wald - Reinhard Kaiser-Mühlecker - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14213897
an intensive story of a farmerfamily in my home State - upper Austria - quite nice to feel the atmosphare.

Z: Zwei zarte Lämmchen weiß wie Schnee - Hans Fallada - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13665831
A nice lovestory of a very shy man

I: Isis, die Fürstin der Nacht - Karin Jäckel - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13416806
isis tell her story of her childness in a satacic sect - darkness, hate, pain, torture are fine, love is bad - this rule was her education

W : Winterherz - Tanja Krätschmar - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14091963
A nice lovestory in winter, when Ella looks for woolves in the north of Berlin
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B - The Boys In the Boat by Daniel James Brown
C - Columbine by Dave Cullen
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E
F- Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin
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H- Hold My Breath by Ginger Scott
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J - The Jane Austen Miscellany by Lesley Bolton
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13479464/
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M- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
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P - The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow
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T - To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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#8 D

#8 D - Death of a Hollow Man by Caroline Graham- 2nd in the midsomer murders series.

A - A Peculiar Malaysian Mystery by Shamini Flint
B - Bookends by Jane Green
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D - Death of a Hollow Man by Caroline Graham
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G- The Good Husband Of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith
H- Holy Island by LJ Ross
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R- The Remains Of An Altar by Phil Rickman
S - The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen
T - Tutankhamen by Nick Drake
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A-Z

A A winter flame by Milly Johnson
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T The Girls by Emma Cline
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has been added to the list.

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D - De doodsvogel by Samuel Bjork
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G - Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard
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I - Ik reis alleen by Samuel Bjork
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K - Krebsstation 2. Teil by Alexander Solschenitsyn
L - Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
M - Mystic River by Dennis Lehane; De man die zijn schaduw zocht by David Lagercrantz; Mijn leuk vroemtuigenboek by Richard Scarry
N - De Nevelprins by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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P - Pluk een roos by M.J. Arlidge
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R - Rood Plein by Martin Cruz Smith
S - Silent to the Bone by E.L. Konoigsburg
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Rescuing Jeffrey by Richard Galli. A book about the first few days of a boy with a spinal injury.

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