After 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!
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.
Comments on “2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge”
Thank, Lori! I’m looking forward to the challenge!
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!!
Wonderful! Thank you for this. I have not participated in an Alphabet Challenge before and I can’t wait!!
Sounds like fun count me in!!
this is a really cool idea and I accept the challenge. I will set up a shelf on my goodreads page
Great challenge! I need this to read some books on my “tbr” shelf that I havent gotten to yet.
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”.
Thank you. Sounds like fun. Will set up a Goodreads shelf.
This sounds like fun, you can count me in. Thanks for hosting this challenge.
Is the linky working right? It says my link is added, but I don’t see it.
Well…I tried to link up, but it doesn’t seem to have taken. Here is my Sign Up Post
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?
Thanks…I created a shelf on Goodreads and can’t wait to start this challenge!
I created a shelf on Goodreads. Can’t wait to get this started! 🙂
I’m going to try this too. I have a Goodreads shelf set up.
I have one question, can it be any genre?
ANY GENRE 🙂
I’m in! Thank you!
That sounds like fun! I’m in.
I’m joining in! I’ll get my blog post up and linked up this evening or tomorrow morning.
Just what I was looking for, Lori – Thanks for keeping it lite =)
My Goodreads shelf for A-Z Alphabet Soup is HERE
Thanks for organizing more reading FuN =)
Hi there! I’m in!
Thanks for hosting! 🙂
Hopefully I did this right, I’ve never done a challenge before.
You will do great but be careful challenges can be addicting 🙂
First year for challenges! I’m excited!
yippee!! They can be addicting!!
That’s what I’m afraid of, LOL.
Yay I am so glad I found this challenge 🙂 I am looking forward to it!!
Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.
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! 🙂
Fantastic, but be careful, challenges are addicting!!
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!
Thanks again for hosting, Lori!
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!
Challenges can be addicting! I hope you enjoy this one!!!
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.
Glad to have you join. I am looking for a good x book too.
Question: I’m reading “and then there were none” by Agatha Christie. Would that count for the letter T, or as the letter A?
I have a question, do novella’s count?
Thanks for the mention and the link. I didn’t expect that. Here’s my blog answer.
Jandy at Jandy’s Reading Room
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.
That is fantastic~~~
Late bloomer, here, but I am going to beat this challenge in the next six months 🙂
Sounds Great!! Good Luck!!
Challenge complete! Here’s the Wrap-up Post
I did it! Here’s my wrap up post: http://danyspike.booklikes.com/post/1049425/2014-alphabet-soup-reading-challenge-wrap-up-post
I had so much fun! Thank you!!
I really enjoyed this challenge! Here’s my wrap-up post: http://www.smilingshelves.com/home/alphabet-soup-challenge-complete
I’ve just completed the challenge, which was great fun. Thank you for hosting it!
Here’s my challenge post with book lists and such: http://www.samantha-lin.com/2014/03/2014-reading-extravaganza-and-challenges/
I thought I needed one letter to finish, but I checked goodreads which listed a different title that I had for G so I picked up Geared for the Grave and finished it yesterday. Thanks to Duffy’s book, I completed the challenge. I kept a record on the original sign in page:
http://raesrumblings.blogspot.com/2013/12/alphabet-soup-challenge.html as well as on Goodreads.
I have finished the list, just in time:
My list is on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/18740491-debbie?order=a&shelf=a-to-z-challenge&sort=title&view=table
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.
Here is the link just in case: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3637766-linda?shelf=alphabet-challenge-2014
Challenge completed on Christmas Eve. Wrap-up post here: http://kingmagu.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/wrap-up-post-alphabet-soup.html
My challenge is completed. http://abookaholicblog.typepad.com/book/2014/03/a.html