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.
A - Act your age Eve Brown - Talia Hibbert (9-3-21)
B - Black Widows - Cate Quinn (22-1-21)
C - The Crowns of Croswald by D.E Night (27-3-21)
D - Dragonfly girl - Marti Leimbach (6-3-21)
E - The Extinction trials - S.M Wilson (26-3-21)
F - Fear of flying - Kate Allen (1-4-21)
G - Greenwich Park - Katherine Faulkner (6-4-21)
J - Jaipur Journals - Namita Gokhale (27-4-21)
L - Living off the land - Lorraine Turnbull (3-5-21)
M - Minus Me - Mameve Medwed (5-2-21)
N - The Night bus hero - Onjali Q Rauf (6-5-21)
O - Only You - Cathryn Grant (29-4-21)
P - The Path of good response - Steve Frogley (17-1-21)
R - Ruthless women - Melanie Blake (14-5-21)
S - The Summer seekers - Sarah Morgan (15-5-21)
T - The Thursday Murder Club - Richard Osman (3-2-21)
W - The Whole brain child - Daniel J Siegal (18-4-21)
Y - You love me - Caroline Kepnes (10-4-21)
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!!