A-Z Challenge: Author Surnames

 

A

Renée Ahdieh

(The Wrath and the Dawn, The Mirror and the Maze, The Crown and the Arrow)

B

Emily Barr

(The Truth and Lies of Ella Black)

C

Jennifer Chance

(Courted)

D

Sebastien de Castell

(Spellslinger, Shadowblack)

E

Laura Elliott

(The Lost Sister)

F

Jamie Farrell

(Blissed)

G

Karen Gregory

(Countless)

H

Claire Hennessy

(Like Other Girls)

I

Julie Israel

(Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index)

J

Penny Joelson

(I Have No Secrets)

K

Dorothy Koomson

(When I Was Invisible)

L

Emery Lord

(The Start of Me and You)

M

Nicola Moriarty (although she just beat out her sister, Liane Moriarty!)

(The Fifth Letter)

N

Sophie Nicholls

(Miss Mary’s Book of Dreams)

O

Martina O’Reilly

(Things I Want You To Know)

P

Jodi Picoult

(Small Great Things)

Q

Susan Kaye Quinn

Open Minds

R

Michelle Redmond

(The Marriage Pact)

S

Krystal Sutherland

(A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares)

T

Heather Tullis

(A Perfect Fit)

U

Jean Ure

(Skinny Melon and Me)

V

Siobhan Vivian

(The List)

W

Elizabeth Wein

(The Pearl Thief)

X

Xenophon

(On Horsemanship)

*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.

Y

Felicia Yap

(Yesterday)

Z

Markus Zusak

(Underdog)

 

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!

 

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