This is a challenge being hosted by the Young Adult Book Club on Goodreads. I had a lot of fun completing this challenge in 2013 but put virtually no planning or foresight into my selections.
I somehow managed to complete it without actively trying to – I made my books fit the challenge not the other way around. This time I want to try something different. I have pre-selected the books I will be reading from my personal library (that is my ever-increasing TBR pile). Taking part in this should hopefully help reduce this pile a little bit.
The rules for this challenge are simple:
- 12 months to read 26 books.
- Either the first word in the title of the books or the author’s name (first or last) should correspond with a letter in the alphabet.
- “A” and “The” should be omitted from the titles.
- Letters Q, X and Z can be positioned anywhere in the titles or author names.
Here is my list:
A: Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund
B: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
C: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
D: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
E: World After by Susan Ee – review
F: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
G: Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
H: Hysteria by Megan Miranda
I: Ironskin by Tina Connolly
J: The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
K: Crash into You by Katie McGarry
L: The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
M: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – review
N: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
O: Delirium by Lauren Oliver
P: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Q: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
R: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – review
S: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
T: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
U: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
V: Divergent by Vernonica Roth
W: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman
X: Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
Y: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Z: What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
I can’t wait to get started on these titles – let the book-reading commence!