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!

alphabet 2014 500

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 Responses to “2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge”

  1. Thank, Lori! I’m looking forward to the challenge!

  2. 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!!

  3. Wonderful! Thank you for this. I have not participated in an Alphabet Challenge before and I can’t wait!!

  4. Sounds like fun count me in!!

  5. this is a really cool idea and I accept the challenge. I will set up a shelf on my goodreads page

  6. Great challenge! I need this to read some books on my “tbr” shelf that I havent gotten to yet.

  7. 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”.

  8. Thank you. Sounds like fun. Will set up a Goodreads shelf.

  9. This sounds like fun, you can count me in. Thanks for hosting this challenge.

  10. […] Hosted by Lori @ Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book […]

  11. Well…I tried to link up, but it doesn’t seem to have taken. Here is my Sign Up Post

  12. 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?

  13. Thanks…I created a shelf on Goodreads and can’t wait to start this challenge!

  14. I’m in!

  15. I created a shelf on Goodreads. Can’t wait to get this started! 🙂

  16. I’m going to try this too. I have a Goodreads shelf set up.

  17. I have one question, can it be any genre?

  18. I’m in! Thank you!

  19. That sounds like fun! I’m in.

  20. […] I am planning a couple of different challenges for 2014. One is the Alphabet Soup Challenge made by Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book.  You can check my page for it out […]

  21. […] Interested in joining (I think you should!) just head over to Dollycas’s blog and sign up. […]


  23. I’m joining in! I’ll get my blog post up and linked up this evening or tomorrow morning.

  24. Just what I was looking for, Lori – Thanks for keeping it lite =)

  25. […] Curiosity and I are going to do another alphabet challenge. I found one hosted by Escape with Dollycas. Miss Adventure already made our chart to hang in the hall. We’ll also be adding an author […]

  26. Hopefully I did this right, I’ve never done a challenge before.

  27. First year for challenges! I’m excited!

  28. Yay I am so glad I found this challenge 🙂 I am looking forward to it!!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

  29. […] The first challenge is the Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge. This is a fun and easy challenge. It runs from January to December.  To successfully complete the challenge you just have to have read a book that begins with each letter of the alphabet.  I decided to not start of with a list but just see how many letters I get accomplished through my regular reading.  Since I read so many picture books, if I begin to run short I’m sure I can just browse the shelves at school.  You can get more info on this challenge here. […]

  30. […] Hosted by Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book please see this post […]

  31. 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! 🙂

  32. 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!

  33. 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!

  34. […] 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge […]

  35. […] 2014 Alphabet Soup Challenge The goal is to read books from A-Z. […]

  36. […] For more information about the rules of the challenge and how to participate, go on over to Lori’s post about the challenge. […]

  37. […] 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge […]

  38. 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.

  39. Question: I’m reading “and then there were none” by Agatha Christie. Would that count for the letter T, or as the letter A?

  40. I have a question, do novella’s count?

  41. […] is almost the end of March, so I am definitely a late sign up to the Alphabet Soup Challenge, but it sounded like fun so I thought I would give it a go.  Since I am starting a bit late, I […]

  42. […] The Alphabet Soup Challenge (hosted by Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book) […]

  43. […] was one of my surprise days. Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book is a busy site. Dollycas has contests, follows challenges, features book tours, and more. She just […]

  44. Thanks for the mention and the link. I didn’t expect that. Here’s my blog answer.
    Jandy at Jandy’s Reading Room

  45. […] 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge […]

  46. 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.

  47. […] 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge […]

  48. Late bloomer, here, but I am going to beat this challenge in the next six months 🙂


  49. […] 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge […]

  50. […] I joined a few challenges recently: Once Upon A Time VIII by Carl @ Stainless Steel Droppings, Alphabet Soup by Dollycas @ Escape With Dollycas, and  Where Are You Reading by Sheila @ Book Journey. I also have my own […]

  51. […] If you’d also like to join the Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge, head on to this site. […]

  52. […] 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge […]

  53. […] 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge […]

  54. […] read a “Y” book in 2014!), but I think it’ll be fun. This challenge is hosted by Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book so you can hop over there to read more about the […]

  55. Challenge complete! Here’s the Wrap-up Post

  56. […] 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge […]

  57. […] spending the past year working on Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book’s Alphabet Soup Challenge (for which I’m nearing completion–you can follow my progress here), I had a brainwave […]

  58. 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/

    Thanks again!

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. […] 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge […]

  62. […] 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge […]

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