Saturday, January 19, 2008

A-Z Challenge

Joy over at Thoughts of Joy is hosting the A-Z Challenge. I've been tempted by this one for a few weeks but thought I would be crazy to join. Well, I'm giving in to temptation. The one caveat is that as many as possible of the books have to come from my TBR mountain or be ones I already planned to read. (That's pretty much my tactic for all challenges.) Anything else, when possible, came from my Amazon wishlist. So, here's my list of what I plan to read, subject to change, of course.
* means this an exception to my rule

Title:


A: American Gods by Neil Gaiman (completed 5/19/08)
B: Black Ships by Jo Graham (completed 2/29/08)
C: Chicken Boy by Frances O'Roark Dowell (completed 1/19/08)
D: Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell (completed 1/24/08)
E: Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin*
F: Firegirl by Tony Abbott (completed 1/16/08)
G: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (completed 10/08)
H: Hubert Invents the Wheel by Claire Montgomery, Monte Montgomery, and Jeff Shelly (completed 3/17/08)
I: The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi (completed 7/11/08)
J: Julie & Julia by Julie Powell (completed in 7/08)
K: King Dork by Frank Portman (completed 1/20/08)
L: Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert Skye (completed 2/6/08)
M: Masterpiece by Elise Broach (completed 6/16/08)
N: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
O: One Good Punch by Rich Wallace (completed 6/9/08)
P: Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (completed 5/2/08)
Q: Queen of Dreams by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
R: The Road by Cormac McCarthy (completed 6/7/08)
S: Stardust by Neil Gaiman (completed 4/26/08)
T: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (completed 8/23/08)
U: Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill*
V: The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory*
W: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (completed 3/27/08)
X: Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
Y: The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
Z: Zeke and Ned by Larry McMurtry*

Authors:

A: Alexie, Sherman - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (completed 6/8/08)
B: Bray, Libba -The Sweet Far Thing (completed 4/13/08)
C: Connolly, John - The Book of Lost Things (completed 6/1/08)
D: Domingue, Ronlyn - The Mercy of Thin Air
E: Erian, Alicia - Towelhead
F: Frost, Helen - The Braid (completed 7/5/08)
G: Ganeshananthan, V.V. - Love Marriage (completed 5/24/08)
H: Halpern, Jake - Fame Junkies: The Hidden Truths Behind America's Favorite Addiction (completed 2/3/08)
I: Irving, John - A Prayer for Owen Meaney*
J: Jenkins, Emily - Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic
K: Klasky, Mindy - Girl's Guide to Witchcraft
L: Leavitt, Martine - Keturah and Lord Death
M: McDaniel, Lurlene - Prey (completed 6/7/08)
N: Na, An - Wait for Me (completed in 7/08)
O: Osborne, Mary Pope - Pompeii: Lost and Found (completed 2/10/08)
P: Pratchett, Terry - Truckers (completed 11/1/08)
Q: Quindlen, Anna - Blessings*
R: Roach, Mary - Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
S: Satrapi, Marjane - Persepolis
T: Tingle, Tim - Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom
U: Unsworth, Barry - Pascali's Island*
V: Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa - Haters
W: Wizner, Jake - Spanking Shakespeare
X: Xinran - Sky Burial
Y: Yep, Lawrence - The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
Z: Zusak, Markus - I Am the Messenger*

3 comments:

Joy said...

Welcome to the A ~ Z Reading Challenge! I'm so glad you are taking the plunge. :) You've got great lists and a lot of fun reading ahead. Don't forget to come back and link your posted reviews.

Happy Reading!

Monte said...

hey, somer! thanks for including our book, "hubert invents the wheel," in your a-z list! hope you like it.

claire and monte montgomery
los angeles

p.s. sorry about the lower-case letters, i broke my left arm yesterday -- mm

Somer said...

I'm looking forward to reading Hubert Invents the Wheel. I found it on the Texas Bluebonnet nominee list, so I'm sure it will be a fun read! I hope your arm heals quickly!