2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

alphabet 2014 500After some really nice emails and encouragement from all of you
I have decided to host another A-Z Challenge in 2014.

The Alphabet Soup Challenge means that by December 31, 2014
your bowls must be full of one book for each letter of the Alphabet.

Each Letter Counts As 1 Spoonful



This challenge will run from January 1st, 2014 until December 31st, 2014.

You can join anytime. You do not have to review the book. Books can come from any genre.

You do not need to link up each spoonful.

Make a page or a post or a GoodReads shelf where you will keep track of your spoonfuls. I keep track of mine on my Challenge Page.

After you complete the challenge just come to the 2014 Alphabet Soup Page under the Challenges tab at the top of my blog and leave a comment with your completed list. Or you can fill out the form here.

Crossovers to other challenges are allowed and encouraged!

It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet.

You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles as shown below. For those pesky Q, X AND Z titles the word with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.

So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z Reading Challenge.

A – How I plan to do it: Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit.


B – Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet. For example: A – Assaulted Pretzel by Laura Bradford B- Buried in a Bog by Sheila Connolly C – Cat Trick by Sofie Kelly D – A Deal to Die For by Josie Belle etc.


Books can be read in any order and all formats – print – e-book – audio – are acceptable for this challenge!

Ready to join??

Bloggers grab the image below and make a post about the challenge to encourage others to join!

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Non-bloggers you can join too! Just keep track any way you wish and enter a link below if available or sign up in the comment section. You can even set up a special shelf on Goodreads.com to help you keep track!

Need some help finding titles to match the alphabet – Jandy’s Reading Room has a wonderful list to get you started. X and Z were the toughest for me so this year I am going to try to take care of those two early.

Follow Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book as there may be special announcements made about the challenge.

89 thoughts on “2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

  1. I am in. I have not ever done one of these before, so I am really looking forward to it! I made a Goodreads shef and everything!!

  2. Thank you. I thought I was going to have to host a challenge and I’m not ready yet to do that. I just received a book that will be my book for “O” and I have found “Queen of Babble” books by Meg Cabot which will work for “Q”.

  3. Will add my blog to the list after I set up my challenge page! Have my X book and a book for Z, but it wasn’t grabbing me this year so we’ll see if maybe I can read it next year. Maybe it will get better?

  4. This challenge sounds really awesome– not only is this my first alphabet challenge, but this is my first year of challenges in general so I’m really excited! Thank you so much for hosting it! 🙂

  5. This sounds like great fun! I am just in the process of setting up a new reading blog, as I am determined to read more this year, and this challenge sounds like a great idea! Thank you for hosting, I am looking forward to taking part!

  6. I have signed up and set up a Good Reads shelf. I’ve added a link at the top … #76. I am new to Reading Challenges and selected three to try this year (they kind of overlap), but this was my first. Thank you so much for hosting this challenge!

  7. Thanks for hosting! My first time in; just came back to blogging yesterday after time off for personal issues. Looking forward to this…will have to be on the lookout for a book starting with X…hmm.

  8. Well, Lori, the info has been on my blog since the week before New Year’s 2014, but apparently I forgot to come put my sign up link here. So I linked up my challenges page (Alphabet Soup is the 4th challenge on the list). So far, I’ve read 16 of 26 books.

  9. My original link at #9 did not work, so I created a new link with my “finally” completed alphabet challenge on Goodreads…right down to the wire with my Q entry. Thanks for a fun challenge and I am already in for 2015.

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