Monday, March 2, 2009

Kitten's 2009 A to Z Challenge

I found this challenge from a new book blog that I found through Kim. This new site is called S. Krishna's Books and I'm going to add it to my reader.

But first, Kittens, my latest reading challenge. I know, I know, you've all commented on how many I join, but seriously, go visit S.Krishna's place. This blogger makes me look like an amateur when it comes to reading challenges.

My newest challenge is the A to Z Challenge, sponsored by Becky.

There are five options for completing this challenge:

Option A: Read authors A to Z. Commit to reading 26 books theoretically speaking.

Option B: Read titles A to Z. Commit to reading 26 books theoretically speaking.

Option C: Read both authors A to Z and titles A to Z (52 books; this is the challenge Joy created)

Option D: Read internationally A to Z (books representing 26 different countries) (The books could be from international authors (writers from that country); however, it's fine if a book is only set in that country. If need be, instead of countries one could use cities, states, regions, etc. The idea is to use proper place names. If you'd like you could even use a few fictional countries.)

Option E: Read 26 Alphabet books. Embrace your inner child and go visit the children's section!

I'm going with Option A, reading 26 authors from A to Z.

Here's the list, updated July 31, 2009:

A: Adams, Richard. Watership Down.

B: Buchanan, Andrea, ed. Note to Self: 30 Women on Hardship, Humiliation, Heartbreak, and Overcoming It All.

C: Corrigan, Kelly. The Middle Place.

D: Davis, Michael. Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street.

E: Eggers, Dave. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.

F: Follett, Ken. The Pillars of the Earth.

G: Gerhart, Ann. The Perfect Wife: The Life and Choices of Laura Bush.

H: Harris, Joanne. Gentlement and Players.

I: Ironside, Virginia. No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a 60th Year

J: Jacobs, A.J. The Know-It-All: One Man's Quest to Become the Smartest Man in the World.

K: Knisley, Lucy. French Milk.

M: Mortenson, Greg and David Oliver Relin. Three Cups of Tea.

N: Naylor, Clare and Hare, Mimi. The Second Assistant.

O: Obama, Barack. The Audacity of Hope.

P: Phillips, Marie. Gods Behaving Badly.

Q: Quindlen, Anna. Rise and Shine.

R: Redmont, Jane. When in Doubt, Sing: Prayer in Daily Life.

S: Sittenfeld, Curtis: American Wife.

X: Xinran. Sky Burial.


Yaya said...

You can do it!
That sounds like a cool challenge!

GinSpaghetti said...

What a neat idea! If only I had more time to carve out for reading! This is totally something to think about !

Vickie said...

Holy jeepers! That is a lot of books for this challenge.

Godd luck

Happy Birthday, Bookkitten!

Vickie said...

I didn't see that message regarding blog approval pop up so I am retyping this comment.

Holy jeepers! That is a lot of books for this challenge.

Good luck,

Happy Birthday, Bookkitten!

Aileigh said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Bookkitten... Happy Birthday to you!

You think since it is your birthday you get to take the day off? Ha! Your loyal readers need more! :) Hope you have a great day!

blueviolet said...

I am in so many of those challenges myself but I keep forgetting to update my progress!

Jenners said...

I'm doing this one too ... it seemed pretty doable. I'm focusing on titles. I'm assuming you are combining all your challenges. I wonder if I should tell you about the 1% Well Read challenge I came across ... or are you doing that one already? I can't remember!