It’s that time of year!
Time to start planning your Reading Challenges for 2023!
The 1st Challenge I will be hosting is the Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge.
JUST FOR FUN!
This is my favorite Challenge!
The Alphabet Soup Challenge means that by December 31, 2023
your bowls must be filled with one book for each letter of the Alphabet.
Each Letter Counts As 1 Spoonful
This challenge will run from January 1st, 2023 until December 31st, 2023.
You can join anytime. You do not have to post a review of the book. Books can come from any genre.
Children’s Books and Novellas are acceptable but they need to be over 50 Pages.
You do not need to link up each spoonful.
Grab a notebook or 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.
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.
The First Main Word Needs To Be
The Letter You Are Counting
Except For that pesky Q, X, AND Z titles then the word that starts 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 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, and check them off as you read them.
A – Annie’s Rainbow by Fern Michaels
B – A Bride’s Guide to Marriage and Murder by Dianne Freeman
C – A Courage Undimmed by Stephanie Graves
D- Danger on the Atlantic (A Jane Wunderly Mystery) by Erica Ruth Neubauer
Books can be read in any order and all formats – print – e-book – audio – are acceptable for this challenge!
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. You can even set up a special shelf on Goodreads.com to help you keep track! It is super easy, Just click the MY BOOKS tab at the top of the page. When that page opens just click – ADD A SHELF in the left-hand sidebar. Title it Alphabet Soup Challenge and you are all set.
If you post about your books on Social Media please use this hashtag #AlphabetSoupChallenge
Follow Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book as there may be special announcements made about the challenge.
There is also a very active group on Facebook where you can share your books read and converse with others taking part in the challenge. Alphabet Soup Challenge
You can share your accomplishments throughout the year there. Right now they are finishing this year’s challenge but it will switch over to the new year on January 1.
I am asking everyone to sign up using Google Forms. Sign Up Here. This way I have your emails in case I need to contact you about any changes to the challenge or about special events.
In 2021 we added Monthly Mini-Challenges that have been a lot of fun!
If you would like to take part in these mini-challenges be sure to join the Facebook Group!
IMPORTANT – You must fill out a form to join the challenge before joining the Facebook Group and be sure to answer the group membership questions completely or your request for membership to the group will be declined.
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I can never commit to doing one of these, but it is lovely of you to host this one!
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