The Alphabet Soup reading challenge is run by Lori Caswell at Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book
Book Version: 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 letter
Author edition: same idea, but this time the author’s name determines the letter. I did this version in 2019.
Scroll down for my 2020 challenge commitment.
2016: I completed the list 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!
2018: After a late push to get several letters like L P & H read, I finished with 25/26. I missed X, as I couldn’t get hold of a copy of the GMGR book for the letter X. I don’t want to read most of those with X in the title!
2019 – the Alphabet Soup Author Edition – complete!
New for 2020
Well, it’s a new badge, anyway.
This year I’ve decided to fill my alphabet with authors or titles as I go. Life’s too short to worry about which. BUT I can’t use a book I’ve got in another challenge, unless it’s Mount TBR.
So I can’t use my first book completed, by Isabel Allende, because it’s one of my 2020 New Books Read. My second book, Saffron, I’m including because I’m not putting it towards my Non-Fiction Adventure-but it is in my Mount TBR.
C – The Conspiracy of Magic by Harriet Whitehorn (read Jan-20)
E – Erebus: the Story of a Ship by Michael Palin (read Feb-20)
L – Leaves of Fall by Patiricia Lynne (read Mar-20)
S – Saffron by Sally Francis (read Jan-20)
U – Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue by Anna Fargher (read Mar-20)
Y – You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas (read Feb-20)
I think it slightly odd that so far I’ve read books that take the slots of 10th Anniversary letters below. It’s a pretty pattern, but totally unplanned! Ah – just changed that 🙂