2017 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

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I saw this challenge over at Incessant Bookworm, and decided to join immediately since I already have to do a similar scavage hunt for the 2017 Beat The Backlist challenge. The challenge is hosted at Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book and is another yearly challenge. Bacially, by the end of the year, your bowl has to be filled with one book for each letter of the alphabet!

Each letter will count as 1 spoonful, and the challenge is to read one book that has a title with every letter of the alphabet. The A’s and The’s can be dropped from the book titles to make things easier. Also, the Q, X and Z titles can have words that start with the letter anywhere in the title. I’m not going to make a list beforehand, and just see how things go… Although I will probably have to hunt for the more difficult letters later on.

On to the list:

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A: Anything For Her – by Jack Jordan (2015)
B: Blood Moon – by John David Bethel (2016)
C: The Color Purple – by Alice Walker (1982)
D: The Darkest Minds – by Alexandra Bracken (2012)
E: Enchanters – by K.F. Bradshaw (2017)
F: The Five Stages Of Andrew Brawley – by Shaun David Hutchinson (2015)
G: A Gentleman In Moscow – by Amor Towles (2016)
H: Heartless – by Marissa Meyer (2016)
I: The Invisible Library – by Genevieve Cogman (2015)
J: The Jungle Book – by Rudyard Kipling (1894)
K: The Killing Game – by J.S. Carol (2016)
L: The Light That Gets Lost – by Natasha Carthew (2015)
M: Making Faces – by Amy Harmon (2013)
N: Never Fade – by Alexandra Bracken (2013)
O: The One Memory Of Flora Banks – by Emily Barr (2017)
P: The Perfect Stranger – by Megan Miranda (2017)
Q: Quirky Essays For Quirky People – by Barbara Venkataraman (2014)
R: Room – by Emma Donoghue (2010)
S: The Serpent King – by Jeff Zentner (2016) 
T: The Thankful – by Jamie Campbell (2016)
U: Unhooked – by Lisa Maxwell (2016)
V –
W: The Wrong Side Of Right – by Jenn Marie Thorne (2015)
X –
Y: You – by Caroline Kepnes (2014)
Z: Zusje – by Rosamund Lupton (2010)

I have found 24 out of 26 letters so far.


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BEST Of 2016: TOP 5 Non Fiction

 

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Time for the final part of my best of 2016 series! I managed to read more non fiction stories than ever last year, so I thought it deserved its own top 5 list. These are all without doubt very interesting reads!


5. We’re All Mad Here (4 stars) by Claire Eastham

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4. Furiously Happy (4 stars) by Jenny Lawson

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3. When Breath Becomes Air (4,5 stars) by Paul Kalanithi

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2. Stealing Like An Artist (5 stars) by Austin Kleon

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1. The Honor Was Mine (5 stars) by Elizabeth Heaney

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Have you read any of these titles yourself? What were your favorite non fiction reads of 2016? Feel free to comment! 🙂