Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 A-Z Book Title Challenge

Today's topic is just for fun. This year I participated in a couple of reading challenges on Goodreads one of which being the A-Z Book Title Challenge. The goal was to read one book for each letter of the alphabet over the course of the year. My reading list developed from a combination of paperbacks I already had, but hadn't read for years, read for review books donated to me by the authors, books that looked so awesome I actually bought them, and freebees I found on Smashwords, B&N and Amazon.

Reading this many books wasn't exactly difficult, but some of the letters were hard to track down, especially since I didn't want to actually buy 26 books. The most difficult to find letters for me were K, V, and Z (because I didn't want to read a zombie book). Other letters, like F, were so common in the type of books I enjoy that I ended up reading way more of them than I needed to. That helped with my 80-book reading goal for the year, but not so much for this challenge.

2013 A-Z Book Title Challenge
Duration Jan 1-Dec 31
Completed 26/26

A-Askari: Child of Muralia Book I (02/16/13)
B-Blue Hearts of Mars (04/20/13)
C-Creator Class (01/17/13)
D-Dissever (05/16/13)
E-Eric Elmoor and The Gauntlet of Godric (03/01/13)
F-Fire Country (02/02/13)
G-The Gentle Man (01/19/13)
H-Heart of the Witch (05/10/13)
I-Ice Country (04/28/13)
J-Josh Anvil and the Cypress Door (03/18/13)
K-The Kinshield Legacy (11/11/13)
L-The Last Book of Swords: Shieldbreaker's Story (01/05/13)
M-The Moon Dwellers (02/03/13)
N-No Commitments (09/12/13)
O-Oooeelie (03/04/13)
P-The Prophecy of Tara (04/27/13)
Q-The Quest for Juice (08/14/13)
R-Run, Witch, Run (02/01/13)
S-The Seventh Book of Lost Swords: Wayfinder's Story (01/03/13)
T-The Twelve Tablets (01/18/13)
U-Uniquely Unwelcome (10/14/13)
V-Valmont Sharp: Monster Hunter (12/15/13)
W-Working for Heat (04/21/13)
X-Xenolith (08/27/13)
Y-Young Annabelle (11/26/13)
Z-The Zondon (12/08/13)

You can also check out these books on my 2013-a-z-challenge shelf on