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Oh, hai! I read books, then I write down what I think of them. 



The 2014 A-Z Reading Challenge

Welcome to my A - Z challenge! And yes, come December I will be getting creative to make sure I win. 






The A-Z reading challenge is the brainchild of Sock Poppet at Play and the discussion group is here.


A is for April (the month in which you read the book) - Game of Thrones by George R R Martin


B is for Bathing Suit (this book takes place at least partly in hot weather months) - Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch 

C is for Children's book - The Magician's Nephew by CS Lewis (I found my old copies when I was clearing out the attic)

D is for Doctor (one of the characters) - Dracula's Dr John Seward


E is for Ever (in the title) - Everything I Found On The Beach by Cynan Jones

F is for Family (book is about a family or family relationships)Us by David Nichols

G is for Geography (the story takes place in at least two different countries) - Of Marriageable Age by Sharon Maas (takes place in India, England, and British Guinea)


H is for Heart (it's a love story) - A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary For Lovers by  Xiaolu Guo (I actually wouldn't have said it was, but the blurb calls it a Rom Com so...)

I is for Ice (the setting is cold - snow, ice, rain) - Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (it takes place in Iceland.


J is for Jokes (the book is humorous) - Let's pretend this never happened by Jenny Lawson. Like her blog, it made me laugh hard enough to embarrass myself in public. Although it should be noted I don't need her help for that.


K is for Keyboard (at least one character plays a musical instrument) - The Undertaker's Daughter by Kate Mayfield


L is for Lamp (the book takes place before electricity was discovered) - Burial Rites by Hannah Kent


M is for Mom (one of the characters) - The Friday Gospels by Jenn Ashworth


N is for New-to-you author - Natural Causes by James Oswald. I will possibly read more by him.


O is for Out of This World (where the story takes place) - The Explorer by James Smythe, which is set in space


P is for Pilgrims (the story involves moving someplace new) - Heartbreak Hotel by Deborah Moggach


Q is for Question Mark in the title - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling 


R is for Run (the main character is running from something) - The Love Song Of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce


S is for Sequel to a book you've already read - The Echo by James Smythe, sequel (or at least followup) to The Explorer


T is for Time (the book travels time, moves through time quickly or flashes back) - The Woman who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes (contains flashbacks)


U is for Useful (which you found the book to be) - How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran (I made a change in my life because of that book)


V is for Veteran (at least one character is/was a member of a military force) - The Girl With All The Gifts by M R Carey

W is for Wind (the book blew you away) - The Three by Sarah Lotz

X is for XXIV (it's the 24th book you read this year) - The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida


Y is for Yo-Yo (your emotions were up and down as you read the book) - The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones (A mixed bag of emotions for me - good bits, bad bits, overall ... meh)


Z is for Zoo (there is an animal on the cover) - Cat out of Hell by Lynn Truss has a kitty on it. An evulz kitty.