Much as I love paper-crafting, I love reading every bit as much; so I was intrigued by a reading challenge I happened upon offered by Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book which couldn’t have come at a better time as I have some new-found time on my hands….time which will be well spent catching up on my reading.
It’s called the 2015 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge. I came a little late to the party as it started on January 1st, but when I looked at the books I already read this year, I think I’m in pretty good shape.
Here’s how the challenge works:
Read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet (you can drop the A’s and The’s from the titles, fortunately). And for those pesky Q, X and Z titles, the word with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.
Although I’m keeping track of the books I read here, it was suggested to create a “shelf” on Goodreads as well. This website turned out to be a great find for me because when you load the books you’ve read or want to read, it provides a list of recommended books based on your preferences. It has made suggestions for authors I’ve never read…I’m excited to try them. And with my Nook (the best thing since fried rice), it’s easy a pie to get new reads. So here is my list. Each book represents a spoonful. With 26 spoonsful, you have an entire bowl:
A-Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook
B-Blue Labyrinth by Preston & Child
C-The Columbus Affair by Steve Berry
D-Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
E-Eleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter
F-The Face of Deception by Iris Johansen
G-Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
H-Hour Game by David Baldacci
I-The Ice Limit by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
J-The Judas Goat by Robert B. Parker
K-Knockout by Catherine Coulter
L-The Lost Island by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
M-Memory Man by David Baldacci
N-Never Go Back by Lee Child
O-Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
P-The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner
Q-Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton
R-Riptide by Catherine Coulter
S-Save Me by Lisa Scottoline
T-Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spenser Quinn
U-Utopia by Lincoln Child
V-Vision of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich
W-White Fire by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
X-The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton
Y-Your Heart Belongs to Me by Dean Koontz
Z-Zero Day by David Baldacci
I thought it would be difficult to find a book for every letter, especially because I was sticking to only one genre, but it was a piece of cake, or in this case, a bowl of soup!
Have you read anything in the mystery, thriller, suspense genres you particularly enjoyed? If so, please share the title with me. Maybe you’ll consider joining the challenge yourself! If you do, let me know!
Katy here! Just wanted to let you know I like to read as well. Here I am reading one of my favorite authors, Sabrina Furchild. Sabrina is also one of my FaceBook besties. I knew her before she became rich and famous. Kim took a picture of me reading, so I thought I would share it with you all.