The Alphabet Soup reading challenge is run by Lori Caswell at Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book

Basically the challenge is to read one book whose title gives you a letter of the alphabet, not counting A and The as starting letters, making 26 in all.  I’ll be adding my titles that qualify during the year, just one per letter, and linking them to my reviews here.  The challenge, of course is to come up with books for the difficult letters.

I’m also doing an A-Z Challenge with the Goodreads GMGR group.  It’s got more gaps, so I may add a second here to remind me, although I sort of prioritise MG books for difficult letters.


Results for 2017


I completed the list in 2016 with the dubious use of Zoe & Zak and the Yogi’s Curse (although Goodreads does categorise it under Y), and book 1 in the Adventures of the X Pirates series.  I think I should try harder in 2017.

2017: I decided to let the X go, but searching my list on just X brought up Extraordinary… so I’m offering that.  It’s a cheat, but… I’m done!


alphabet soup 20182018 Alphabet Soup Challenge

Yes, I’m signing up to the challenge again for 2018.  This time I’m going to select some books from my list to start with and fill in the rest later:

A – Alexandria

B – A Brief History of Time

C – Cameron’s Law

D – Dining Out Around the Solar System by Claire O’Beara (read Feb-18)

E – Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan (read Feb-18)

F – Fluency

G – The Girl who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill MG (read Jan-18)

H – Half Life

I – I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan (read Jan-18)

J – The Jewel of Peru

K – Kiwi in Cat City

L – A Little History of British Gardening

M – My Sister’s Bones

N – Near + Far

O – The Ocean at the End of the Lane

P – Pongwiffy

Q – Quantum

R – Recovering Apollo 8 by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (read Feb-18)

S – Subway | Palliatopia

T – The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale (read Jan-18)

U – Under the Empyrean Sky

V – The Vesuvius Isotope

W – The Wide Awake Loons

X – Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters

Y –

Z – Pirate McSnottbeard in the Zombie Terror Rampage

I wonder how many of these will actually make it to the final list?

You can sign up too at Lori Caswell’s Alphabet Soup 2018 page.






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