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The A to Z Reading challenge

Updated: Jan 9, 2023

So I have recently stumbled across a reading challenge hosted by Crystal and Megan at bookstacksngoldenmoms, it is a year long challenge which involves reading books starting with every letter of the alphabet.


"The AtoZ Reading Challenge is a laid-back, year-long reading challenge. It encourages readers to choose a book starting with each letter of the alphabet."

I came to this challenge a bit late in the day and while I have already read more than 26 books this year I haven't managed to read one that starts with every letter of the alphabet yet, however I can certainly tick off some of them by this point!


There are also mini - challenges set as outlined below:

  • JANUARY - A book you purchased in 2020 but didn't read

  • FEBRUARY - A book with non-romantic love (siblings, parent-child, friendships) ✅

  • MARCH - A book written by a person of a different race than you

  • APRIL - A book with an autistic main character (April I Autism awareness week)

  • MAY - A book about a nurse (Nat nurses week is May 6-12)

  • JUNE - A co-written book (2 authors)

  • JULY - A Christmas book (Christmas in July!)

  • AUGUST - A book by an Indie author (self published or independent)

  • SEPTEMBER - A memoir/biography

  • OCTOBER - A book written by a new-to-you author

  • NOVEMBER - A book outside your normal genre

  • DECEMBER - A backlist title (published before Jan 1, 2021

I am very excited about these mini-challenges! I may struggle with the May challenge with it coming to the end of the month and I haven't got a book with a nurse as a character! But you never know stranger things have happened!


Books read and reviewed: Click on the link to read my review.


H -

I -

K -

Q -

U -

V -

X -

Z -


So far I have read 18/26 books towards this challenge which is pretty amazing considering it is May and I only just found the challenge!! I also managed to complete the mini review for February with Minus Me which had a great mother - daughter relationship storyline and March with Talia Hibberts book Act your age Eve Brown.


I will update this page as I read more books, I'm particularly intrigued about what books I will find beginning with X or Z, if you know of any good ones please hit me in the comments!!

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Jenny Marston
Jenny Marston
2021年5月24日

Oooh I might have to try this a-z challenge. It'll encourage me to pick up books on my shelf that I might be neglecitng. In fact, later today, I'm going to go through all the books I've read so far and pop them in their letters so I know where I'm at!

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BexThorp
BexThorp
2021年5月24日
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Yes that's exactly what I thought! A way to read some of those forgotten about books! I hope you manage to complete it. I would love to see your list!

いいね!

lynnmumbingmejia
lynnmumbingmejia
2021年5月24日

OMG wow! 18/26 books so far?! That's amazing! Good luck with the rest of your challenge! x


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BexThorp
BexThorp
2021年5月24日
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Thanks! I was pretty chuffed that a lot of the books I have read so far already met the quota!

いいね!

Megan Wille
Megan Wille
2021年5月21日

I read The Crowns of Croswald too!! Have you made it to book 2 in the series? What did you think of it??

いいね!
BexThorp
BexThorp
2021年5月22日
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Not yet its on my TBR for July! Do you recommend it?

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Jo Linsdell- Feliciani
Jo Linsdell- Feliciani
2021年5月21日

I love this reading challenge. I've tried every year to get all the letters. I'm doing it again this year and so far I'm doing OK. Still confident I can get them all by the end of the year 😉 Looks like you're making good progress too. I haven't read any of the ones you have.

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BexThorp
BexThorp
2021年5月21日
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Ooh have you got any tips for the dreaded X and Z?!

いいね!
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