(The Wrath and the Dawn, The Mirror and the Maze, The Crown and the Arrow)
(The Truth and Lies of Ella Black)
(The Lost Sister)
(Like Other Girls)
(Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index)
(I Have No Secrets)
(When I Was Invisible)
(The Start of Me and You)
Nicola Moriarty (although she just beat out her sister, Liane Moriarty!)
(The Fifth Letter)
(Miss Mary’s Book of Dreams)
(Things I Want You To Know)
(Small Great Things)
Susan Kaye Quinn
(The Marriage Pact)
(A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares)
(A Perfect Fit)
(Skinny Melon and Me)
(The Pearl Thief)
*note – I know that Xenophon only has one name, so I debated whether this would be counted as a first name or a surname. I decided in the end that it was probably a surname, because he’d be listed under X in a library.
It took a lot of finagling, and even when writing out the lists, I accidentally duplicated people, but there is no duplication between the three lists – none of the authors listed for first name or surname wrote the books on the title list, meaning there are 26×3 different books making up my 2017 alphabet challenges. After consulting a calculator, that means I have 78 books in my challenge, so I’m really happy I managed it – it took me up to the week before Christmas, so I didn’t exactly finish it up with weeks to spare!
Today is the 22nd December, and I’ve finished working in the Irish Embassy. I’ve also mostly finished working in the university I was in up til now, with just some marking to do next month. But as of this evening, I’m officially on Christmas holidays, with nothing to do until I start my new job on January 2nd. I won’t be posting on Christmas day, but I’ll try to get a post or two up before the year ends.
If I don’t, then I hope you have a happy and peaceful Christmas, and that your New Year is filled with joy and glorious books!