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Reading through the Alphabet

January 3, 2012

While I was out in Idaho, I finished the last book for the A-Z challenge I set for myself for 2011. This is the third year I’ve done one—I did titles in 2009, authors in 2010, and went back to titles for 2011. Here’s what I read to meet the challenge:

A–April Rising (Corine LemaĆ®tre)
B–Bonds of Justice (Nalini Singh)
C–Chocolate & Vicodin (Jennette Fulda)
D–Driving Mr. Albert (Michael Paterniti)
E–Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Jonathan Safran Foer)
F–Flex Diet (James Beekerman)
G–Glyph (Percival Everett)
H–Half-Assed (Jennette Fulda)
I–In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives (Steven Levy)
J–Japan Home: : Inspirational Design Ideas (Lisa Parramore, Chadine Flood Gong, and Noboru Murata)
K–The Kalahari Typing School for Men (Alexander McCall Smith)
L–Love is Four-Letter Word (Michael Taekens, ed.)
M–Matchbox Cars (Mac Ragan)
N–The Nordstrom Way (Robert Spector and Patrick D. McCarthy)
O–The Optimism Bias (Tali Sharot)
P–Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Kresley Cole)
Q–The Quilter’s Apprentice (Jennifer Chiaverini)
R–Round Robin (Jennifer Chiaverini)
S–Scratch Golfer (Wille Thompson)
T–Taken by Midnight (Lara Adrian)
U–The Upside of Irrationality (Dan Ariely)
V–Vietnamerica (GB Tran)
W–Woodframe Furniture Restoration (Alan Smith)
X–X Saves the World (Jeff Gordinier)
Y–Yesterday’s Tomorrows (Rian Hughes)
Z–Zen and the Art of Vampires (Katie MacAlister)

I read about 20 other books besides these (they’re all in my book log, which I just rolled over to the new year). To really make 2012 a challenge, I think I might need to follow my friend Teena’s lead and try doing both authors and titles in 2012.

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On this date in 2011: Circling Back Around
2010: It’s Always Something
2009: Battle of the Suet Cake
2008: Resolved
2007: No entry
2006: Quilt To Do List
2005: Time to Get Up
2004: No entry
2003: Hope in a Jar




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One Comment
  1. Sherck Says:

    I enjoyed the commentary in the book log, since I’ve never had the pleasure (or, apparently in some cases, displeasure) to read any of the books on your list for this year. A few may make it to my own to-read list: it would help if our library consortium had the ones I want in audiobook format…

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