2013 A-Z Reading Challenge

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5/6/2013 – I have been receiving some messages about the difficulty in finding Q, X, and Z books that have these letters first. While I would prefer these letters be primary in the title I do understand. For that reason I will allow that these letters can start any word in the title.

For those that are able to read books such as Zero Day,  Quilt or Innocence: A Southern Quilting Mystery or The Xibalba Murders (Archaeological Mysteries, No. 1) you will receive one additional entry for each book (3) when you complete the challenge for the year end prize.

Monthly Review Tabs can be found at the top of the page. Scroll down under the challenges tab to A-Z Challenge. Off to the right monthly tabs will appear. Each tab leads to a page with a Linky for to you link up your reviews.

I really enjoyed this challenge this year!

I see the blog that hosted it is no longer in the blogosphere so I have decided to host it myself.

12/27/2012 – Update – I just found out today that Lindsey at Babies, Books and Beyond is still blogging and is hosting an A-Z Challenge this year after all.  My links to her blog or the searches kept giving me error messages because she changed the name of her blog. I had no idea, but if you would rather do her challenge instead of mine or in addition to this one here is the link http://www.babiesbooksandbeyond.com/2012/12/a-to-z-book-challenge-2013.html
I apologize to Lindsey for issues this has caused.


This challenge will run from January 1st, 2012 until December 31st, 2013.

You can join anytime.

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.

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 – The Azalea Assault B- Blue Monday C – Crops and Robbers D – A Deadly Grind 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 button and make a post about the challenge to encourage others to join! Use the post URL in the linky below.

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.

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56 thoughts on “2013 A-Z Reading Challenge

  1. LOVE, love, love the button. I’m in. I left the URL linky page that I will be recording my progress. And will make an announcement on Friday for challenges that I am signing up for this week. Thank you so much for hosting!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I am using my new blog for this challenge. I am so glad you are hosting this. I will be choosing books as it goes along except my X was the one you read in 2012. I bought it hoping to use it for this challenge.

  3. I’ve never signed up for a reading challenge before, but thanks for inviting me. I will give this a go. I’m not sure if I did this right, but I’ll explain how I posted about it.

    http://confessionsofafemalebookaholic.tumblr.com/post/38587716539/2013-a-z-reading-challenge-sign-ups-post is where I posted the rules.
    http://confessionsofafemalebookaholic.tumblr.com/2013-RC is where I will keep up with my progress.

    If I did this correct, which would I use on sign-ups?
    Also, since I have my reviews up on GR (where I will also create a new shelf for this), and put them over to my blog as well, I’d probably forget to link them up on here.
    If that disqualifies me, feel free not to add me to the links.

    Sorry if I did this wrong.

  4. I was wondering if with books with numbers like for example I’m reading 16 Lighthouse Road right now could I not count to 16 or would you prefer if I treated it like it was a spelled out number so it would count for S.

    1. Monthly Review Tabs can be found at the top of the page. Scroll down under the challenges tab to A-Z Challenge. Off to the right monthly tabs will appear. Each tab leads to a page with a Linky for to you link up your reviews.

  5. Having just made a list on my computer to make sure I can actually complete it, I am totally in for this, starting now in mid-May. I’m really going all out with the reading challenges this year. 🙂

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