A-Z Reading Challenge (2013)

a-z-challenge-2013large1-300x204The A-Z Reading challenge is hosted by Dollycas at Escape with Dollycas Into A Good Book. The rules are as follows:

This challenge will run from January 1st, 2012 until December 31st, 2013.

You can join anytime.

Crossovers to other challenges are allowed and encouraged! 

It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book starting with every letter of the alphabet.

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 – The Azalea Assault B- Blue Monday C – Crops and Robbers D – A Deadly Grind etc.  

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

After last year’s bad choices, I think I’d be best sticking to plan A and adding the books as I read them!

Here is my alphabetical list, with the date of completion in brackets:

A. Aeon Flux – Mike Kennedy, Timothy Green II (March 12)

B. (The) Big Exit – David Carnoy (January 8)

C. Cross the Line – Jack Patterson (April 2)

D. Dawn to Dark: A Book of Christian Prayer – R. Douglas Jones (February 28)

E. 11/22/63 – Stephen King (January 24)

F. Face-Off At The Alamo – Roy MacGregor (February 19)

G. God is on the Cross: Reflections for Lent and Easter – Dietrich Bonhoeffer (March 31)


I. Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others – Stacy Horn (July 16)

J. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte (November 14)


L. (The) Last Eyewitness: The Final Week – Chris Seay and David Capes (March 30)

M. Master and Commander – Patrick O’Brian (February 18)

N. (The) Nameless City (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts, #2) – Michael Scott (September 27)

O. (The) October Country – Ray Bradbury (September 3)

P. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (February 7)

Q. (The) Queen of Spades and Other Stories – Alexander Pushkin (December 1)

R. (The) Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book – Timothy Beal (April 18)

S. Stories From Jonestown – Leigh Fondakowski (January 16)

T. (The) Time Keeper – Mitch Albom (January 1)

U. (The) Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce (January 5)


W. What We Talk About When We Talk About God – Rob Bell (March 23)

X. Xingu – Edith Wharton (August 25)



EDIT (January 2014): Well, I guess this could be called another failed challenge. I kept on finding and reading books that had the same first letter as books I had already read. However, I did read 84 books and I’ve come to the conclusion that these kinds of reading challenges are just not for me.

4 thoughts on “A-Z Reading Challenge (2013)

  1. Pingback: 2013 Reading Challenges | Create With Joy

  2. I did a similar challenge only A-Z by authors last names! This year I didn’t do so good but I am already making plans for next year!

    • Maybe I’ll try the A-Z of authors next year. My problem is that I see so many challenges I’d like to try, but I have problems narrowing it down to ones that are achievable.

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