2016 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

I’ve decided to participate in the 2016 Alphabet Soup reading challenge this year. The challenge is to read one book in 2016 whose title begins with each letter of the alphabet (special exceptions for Q, X and Z). You can find details on Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book.  We’ll see how I do

My plans are below. After I’ve actually read a book I’ll bold and italicize the title. I think. Or I may change my mind. In fact, plans are subject to change at any time.

A. Abigail Adams: A Biography by Phyllis Lee Levin


C. Cleopatra Confesses by Carolyn Meyer

D. Death of a Nurse by M.C. Beaton

E. Eggsecutive Orders by Julie Hyzy


G. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

H. How Lucky You Are by Kristyn Kusek Lewis I.  

J.  The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

K.Kansas City Confessions by Julie Miller

L. Love Somebody Like You by Susan Fox

M. Moon Over Manifest by Claire Vanderpool 

N.Not by Sight by Kate Breslin

O.Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

P.Perfectly Honest by Linda O’Connor


R. Red, White and Blue Murder by Bill Crider

S.  Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis

T. Tremaine’s True Love by Grace Burrows

U. Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy






The 2016 Reading Challenge

Another fun-sounding reading challenge, this one from Modern Mrs. Darcy. For the MMD challenge, read 12 books in 12 different categories in 12 months. It’s simple and shoulbe be doable, but it provides some structure at the same time.

1. A book published this year: Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber

2. A book you can finish in a day.Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

3. A book you’ve been meaning to read.

4. A book recommended to you by your local librarian or bookseller.

5. A book you should have read in school: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

6. A book chosen for you by your spouse, partner, sibling, child, or BFF. Abigail Adams, a Biograhy by Phyllis Lee Levin

7. A book published before you were born: Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy

8. A book that was banned at some point.

9. A book you previously abandoned.

10. A book you own but have never read.Devil’s Corner by Lisa Scottoline

11. A book that intimidates you.

12. A book you’ve already read at least once.