Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ABC Reading Challenge

So, this is inspired by Jill Williamson's post on Go Teen Writers and Bethany's post on The Ramblings of a Young Author. They posted about an ABC Reading Challenge. They challenged themselves and anyone else who is interested in participating to come up with a list of books, from A to Z, and read them. I have quite a few books to read besides this list, but I'm going to try to finish this list by the end of summer. We'll see. As always, you're quite welcome to join in on the fun. Here's my list:

A: Anne of Green Gables 
I've been wanting to read this for YEARS. But I've never gotten around to it. I loved the movies, so I think I'll enjoy the books even more.  (Other books that start with A: Arabian Winds by Linda Lee Chaikin, Amanda's Story by Erika Tamar, Acid by Emma Pass)

B: Burning Blue by Paul Griffin
I think this book looks interesting. I think I might like it. (Other books that start with B: Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien)

C: Captives by Jill Williamson
I have this book right now, and have to read it soon. Actually, I should start reading it tomorrow. (Other books that start with C: Chasing Jupiter by Rachel Coker)
 D: Defiance by C.J. Redwine
This one's been on my list for a while now. (Other books that start with D: Design on a Crime by Ginny Aiken, The Declaration by Gemma Malley, Dualed by Elsie Chapman)
E: The Elite by Kiera Cass
Yeah, I've wanted to read this one for a while too. (Other books that start with E: Extras by Scott Westerfeld)
F: Fall to Pieces by Vahini Naidoo
Can't really remember what this one's about, but I added to my list a few months ago, and I trust my judgement, so . . . (Other books that start with F: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund)
G: Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
This one looks good. 
H: House of Stairs by William Sleator
This one was suggested to me by a writer friend. I plan on reading this one as soon as I can find it.
I: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
Can't remember what this one was about either, but, again, I trust my past self. (Other books that begin with I: Infinite Jest by a name I can't remember)
J: Just Remember To Breathe by Charles Sheehan-Miles
Same reason as the last two.
K: The Killables by Gemma Malley
I slightly remember what this one's about. It looked good, though.
L: Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz
The name probably explains itself. (Other books that start with L: Legend by Marie Lu, Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld)
M: Miss Match by Erynn Mangum
No clue when I added this one. It's most likely about matchmaking.
N: Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
This book looks SO GOOD. I really just want to read it. (Other books that start with N: Nobody by Jennifer Barnes, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen)
O: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
It's a classic. I need to read it.
P: Premeditated by Josin McQuein
It's been on my list a while. (Other books that start with P: Point Blank by Anthony Horowitz, Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley)
Q: Quiet Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott
It was on Bethany's blog, and I trust her tastes. Plus, it's written by a classic author.
R: The Ruining by Anna Collomore
I like psychological thrillers. (Other books that start with R: Ring of Secrets by Roseanne White, Robin Hood by whoever it was that wrote him, Rain Song by Alice Wisler) 
S: Specials by Scott Westerfeld
I have this book right beside me. I have to read it before it's due back to the library. (Other books that start with S: Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers, Shieldmaiden by Becki Badger, Survive by Alex Morel)
T: Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green
I like stories that are thrillers that start with Truth or Dare. Hence the reason Nerve is on my list. (Other books that start with T: The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe, The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston.)
U: The Unidentified by Rae Mariz
Again, this one was on my list for a while, and I can't really remember what it's about. 
V: Variant by Robison Wells
Same reason as U. (Other books that start with V: Venom by Fiona Paul)
W: The Ward by Jordana Frankel
I sort of remember what it's about.  Not much though. 
X: XVI by Julia Karr
I've seen this one before, and wasn't too excited about it, but it's the only book I can find that starts with X that I'll actually read.
Y: Yesterday by Kelly Martin
This was on my list a few months ago, so it's probably time to read it. 
Z: The Zahir by Paulo Coelho
I just found this one. It looks okay, so it's on my list now.

And, there you go! That's my list. I messed up a bit. I was supposed to recommend books but I didn't see that and ended up ADDING books to my list. So my list will be longer than anyone else's. Oh, well. So, you can do what I did, or you can do what Bethany and Jill did. Your choice.

Thanks for reading! Hope you find your own list and have fun reading!


  1. I loved some of the books you had listed :) I hope you enjoy The's very...traumatic I guess you could say. It's crazy, but good :P I need to go make my ABC list now...

    1. Don't hurt me. . . . I NEED TO BELIEVE THE ELITE WILL MAKE ME HAPPY. And have fun!

  2. You will LOVE Anne of Green Gables! I've read that series who knows how many times; it is truly timeless.

    1. I can't wait to get it. There's been so many times I nearly got to read it. I'm so happy I'm making time to actually read it.