First Name A-Z Challenge

For 2017, I set myself a challenge of reading 26 books by authors which first names which spanned the alphabet. Below is my final list of authors, and the books and short stories that I read to include them on the list. The three Violet Vaughns are clearly a trilogy, as their matching cover art shows, and I feel like this is a good spread of genres. The only re-read on there is A Little Princess, the rest were all new this year!

A

Alice Feeney

(Sometimes I Lie)

B

Brendan Reichs

(Nemesis)

C

Colleen Hoover

(It Ends With Us, Confess)

D

Denise Grover Swank

(The Player)

E

Eithne Shortall

(Love in Row 27)

F

Frances Hodgson Burnett

(A Little Princess)

G

George RR Martin

(, A Feast for Crows, A Dance With Dragons, The Ice Dragon, The Hedge Knight, The Hedge Knight II: Sworn Sword, The Hedge Knight III: The Mystery Knight, The Rogue Prince)

H

Heidi Heilig

(The Ship Beyond Time)

I

Ian McEwan

(Nutshell)

J

Jennifer Mathieu

(Moxie)

K

Kristen Ciccarelli

(The Last Namsara)

L

Lindsey Kelk

(I Heart Christmas)

M

Margaret Atwood

(The Handmaid’s Tale)

N

Nigel McDowell

(The House of Mountfathom)

O

Oscar Wilde

(The portrait of Dorian Gray)

P

Peadar Ó Guilín

(The Invasion)

Q

Quenby Olson

(The Bride Price, First Position)

R

Rowan Coleman

(The Accidental Mother)

S

Sally Nicholls

(Things A Bright Girl Can Do)

T

Trish Moran

(Mirror Image)

U

Ursula Le Guin

(A Wizard of Earthsea)

V

Violet Vaughn

(Craving for Love, Lease on Love, Rush for Love)

W

Will Hill

(After The Fire)

X

Xavier Neal

(Havoc)

Y

Yann Martel

(Life of Pi)

Z

Zoe Folbigg

(The Note)

 

It took me almost to the very end of the year, but I suppose that’s what you really want from a challenge, since it’s no real challenge if you’re finished by June!

In other news, yesterday I put up my Christmas tree, played three hours of Christmas carols, wore a Christmas jumper, and read A Christmas Carol, so I am very much in the mood for Christmas.

I also have a lovely new bookmark which my friend and colleague Joseph McParland very thoughtfully chose for me, and definitely didn’t just happen to find in a cracker, which I’m using to mark my place in The Hate U Give, which is a) excellent and b) gripping!

 

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