Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Alphabetically Challenged

I liked the A-Z Challenge last year, even with the last minute scramble to get all the odd letters, and the final books I picked up on purpose to fill in those holes were mostly worthwhile.  So, again I sign up, and I shall complacently fill in lots of books that I've already read this year.  That will make me feel energized and virtuous.

Becky is hosting again this year, so thanks for a fun excuse to read more books!  Of course, I'm signing up for both authors and titles.  To make it harder, I'm limiting myself to junior high books and up (I decide what they are) and I'll try to limit it to books I review.


A: American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang
B: Brain Jack,  Brian Faulkner
C: The Call (Magnificent 12) by Michael Grant
D: Do Unto Others, Michael Z. Williamson
E: Eli the Good, Silas House
F: Five Flavors of Dumb, Antony John
G: Grave Witch, Kalayna Price
H: Half-Life of Planets, Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin
I: The Interior Life, Katherine Blake
J: Jasper Jones, Craig Silvey
K: A Kiss in Time, Alex Flinn
L: Life at the Edge and Beyond, Jan Greenman
M: Mouse Tales, David Koenig
N: Nightlife, Rob Thurman
O: The Occupied Garden, Kristen den Hartog & Tracy Kasaboski
P: The Presumption of Death, Jill Paton Walsh (& Dorothy Sayers)
Q: Queens' Play, Dorothy Dunnett
R: River Marked, Patricia Briggs
S: Sold, Patricia McCormick
T: Troubled Waters, Sharon Shinn
U: Unshapely Things, Mark del Franco
V: Vengeance, David Thompson
W: Why Buffy Matters, Rhonda Wilcox
X: Xenocide Mission, Ben Jeapes
Y: You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know, Heather Sellers
Z: Zebra and other Stories, Chaim Potok


A: Atkins, Jeannine.  Borrowed Names
B: Baker, Kage. The House of the Stag
C: Crusie, Jennifer.  Trust Me On This
D: Dickinson, John. The Widow and the King
E: Emley, Dianne.  The First Cut
F: Flanagan, John.  The Burning Bridge.
G: George, Elizabeth.  Well-Schooled in Murder
H: Healey, Karen.  Guardian of the Dead
I: Ihimaera, Witi.  The Whale Rider
J: Jonell, Lynne.  Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls
K: Koch, Gini.  Alien Tango
L: Lowachee, Karin.  Burndive
M: Moore, Moira.  Heros Return
N: Neri, G. Yummy: Last Days of a Southside Shorty
O: Ogawa, Yoko. The Housekeeper and the Professor
P: Pearson, Ridley and Barry, David.  Peter and the Starchasers
Q: Quartey, Kwei.  Wife of the Gods
R: Rowland, Diana.  Secrets of the Demon
S: Snyder, Lucy. Shotgun Sorceress
T: Thurman, Rob. Blackout
U: Umrigar, Thrity, The Space Between Us
V: Van Draanen, Wendelin.  Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher.
W: Willis, Connie.  All Clear
X: Xingjian, Gao, One Man's Bible
Y: Yaginuma, Kou.  Twin Spica
Z: Zahler, Diane.  The Thirteenth Princess



Sam M said...

Oh, fun! I love imagining that this challenge gets really big and publishers start putting out a lot of Xylophone and Xena books to keep up with the demand. :)

Beth said...

I have a new appreciation for the X-Man books.