Saturday, December 6, 2014

2015 Authors A to Z Reading Challenge and 2015 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

Well, here is one more challenge, lol! I am getting caught up on Novel Challenge so you might see some more in the near future:) I love the whole premise for these two challenges, reading an author for each letter of the alphabet.

I have decided to host this challenge again this year.

The Alphabet Soup Challenge means that by December 31, 2015
your bowls must be full of one book for each letter of the Alphabet.

Each Letter Counts As 1 Spoonful


This challenge will run from January 1st, 2014 until December 31st, 2014.

You can join anytime. You do not have to review the book. Books can come from any genre.

You do not need to link up each spoonful.

Make a page or a post or a GoodReads shelf where you will keep track of your spoonfuls. I keep track of mine on my Challenge Page.

Crossovers to other challenges are allowed and encouraged!

It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to 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 book titles as shown below. For those pesky Q, X AND Z titles the word with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.

So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z Reading Challenge.

A – How I plan to do it: Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit.


B – Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet. For example: A – All the President’s Menus by Julie Hyzy  B- Bushel Full of Murder by Paige Shelton  C – Criminal Confections by Collette London  D – Dark Chocolate Demise by Jenn McKinlay etc.

Books can be read in any order and all formats – print – e-book – audio – are acceptable for this challenge!

Ready to join??

Non-bloggers you can join too! Just keep track any way you wish and enter a link below if available or sign up in the comment section. You can even set up a special shelf on to help you keep track!

Need some help finding titles to match the alphabet – Jandy’s Reading Room has a wonderful list to get you started. X and Z were the toughest for me so this year I am going to try to take care of those two early.

Follow Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book as there may be special announcements made about the challenge.


Here are the details/rules for the 2015 Authors A to Z Reading Challenge
– The challenge runs from 1 January to 31 December 2015
– Read a book written by authors with last names from A to Z, and try to collect every letter of the alphabet
– Only last names count, so William Shakespeare would fall under S, not W
– Speaking of Shakespeare, the books you read may fall under any form/genre: prose, poetry, drama; fiction, non-fiction, academic monographs…
– Your books don’t have to be “physical” either–ebooks and audiobooks are more than welcome!
– Crossovers with other challenges are also more than welcome!
– You do not need to have a blog or review the books in order to participate–having a list somewhere (such as GoodReads) is fine
– Come December 2015, I’ll be making a post for you to submit your completed challenges. If you manage to finish by 31 Dec 2015, then you’ll be in the running for a booktastic prize draw!

How to join:

– If you’re a blogger, grab the challenge banner and link back to this post to help spread the word and encourage others to join! Fill out the form below, and include a link to your challenge sign-up post (not to your overall blog).
– If you’re a non-blogger, keep track of your authors list any way you wish (I know quite a few people start up a challenge bookshelf on Goodreads), and use the form below to fill out your details (and perhaps a link to your challenge bookshelf, if you’re setting one up).

If you want to follow my blog, I may post special challenge-related announcements throughout the year; alternatively, just check back during December 2015. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a comment.

And that’s it, really! Happy reading, and all the best with the challenge!

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My List:
A- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
B- The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
C- The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
D- The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker
E- Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
F-  Gone Girl by Jillian Flynn
G- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
H- Horns by Joe Hill
I- True Evil by Greg Iles
J- The Perfect Witness by Iris Johansen
K- 11/22/63 by Stephen Kin
L-The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
M- Beloved by Toni Morrison
N- The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark
O- Delirium by Lauren Oliver
P- Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult
Q- The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
R- Merrick by Anne Rice
S- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
T- Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
U- In the Blood by Lisa Unger
V- Welcome to the Monkey House - Kurt Vonnegut
W- The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Y- The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Z- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron

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