Monday, August 1, 2011

A Challenge

Many of my blogging friends this year participated in an A to Z reading challenge.  Read one book starting with each letter of the alphabet.  Exceptions being that "X" need only be in the title.  Although I didn't want to commit to anything, I love the joy of reading, and didn't want to rob it by making it seem like work.

I thought I would keep track to see if I could do it just using my natural reading habits.  Note:  just read lots and lots, everything and anything.  By June I had read a book for every letter but three, E, U, and Z.  So being that close I went to my local library in search of books to meet this criteria, was pleasantly surprised, and finished.

And here I am just getting around to posting about it.  An accomplishment - perhaps.  Fun - definitely.  I love the world I enter when I read.  And let's be honest for me it is about the fun.  Attached is my list of books.  I will not be claiming any literary excellence only pure delight every step of the way.

A: Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
B: The Book of Tomorrow; Cecelia Ahern
C: A Comfortable Wife; Stephanie Laurens
D: The Distant Hours; Kate Morton
E: The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite; Kessler
F: Frommer’s 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up; Frommers
G: The Great Gatsby; F. Scott Fitzgerald
H: Handle With Care; Jodi Picoult
I: It Had to be You; Susan Elizabeth Phillips
J: Just One Taste; Louisa Edwards
K: Kiss Me If You Can; Carly Phillips
L: Love Me If You Dare: Carly Phillips
M: Matched; Ally Condie
N: Nobody’s Baby But Mine; Susan Elizabeth Phillips
O: Oak Bluffs; Joan Early
P: The Postmistress; Sarah Blake
Q: The Quality Time Almanac: A sourcebook of ideas and activities for parents and kids; S. Adams Sullivan
R: Ready, Set, Play: Parents and Children Bonding Through Sports; Mark Schlereth
S: The Self Esteem Trap: Raising Young, Confident, and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self Importance; Polly Eisendrath
T: Ten Stupid Things Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives; Laura Schlessinger
U: Under His Skin; Linda Miller, Carla Neggers, Lori Foster
V: The Virgin of Small Plains; Nancy Pickard
W: The Well and The Mine; Gin Phillips
X: Why Men Don’t Have a Clue and Women Always Need More Shoes: The Ultimate Guide to the Opposite Se(X); Barbara Pease
Y: The Yuletide Engagement; Carole Mortimer
Z: The Zookeeper’s Wife: Diane Acherman

For ideas of what I'd actually recommend reading well you would just have to check out my "goodreads" account.  And for those readers out there, happy summer reading!

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Go you! I'm not even halfway there yet. But I'll get it done once school starts I think.