2019 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge


This is my favorite Challenge!

The Alphabet Soup Challenge means that by December 31, 2019
your bowls must be filled by one book for each letter of the Alphabet.


Each Letter Counts As 1 Spoonful


This challenge will run from January 1st, 2019 until December 31st, 2019.

You can join anytime. You do not have to post a review of 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.

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 those 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 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 – An Artless Demise (A Lady Darby Mystery) by Anna Lee Huber

 B – Bones Behind the Wheel: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery by E. J. Copperman

C – Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

D- The Diva Sweetens the Pie by Krista Davis, 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. 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. 

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. 

This year 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. 

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  17 Responses to “2019 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge”

  1. […] Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge. Fill your bowls with one book for each letter of the […]

  2. Will there be a list at some point as to who is doing the challenge for visiting purposes, etc?

  3. […] Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge hosted by Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book (books with each title starting with a different letter of the alphabet) […]

  4. I’m looking forward to a second year of this challenge!
    Thanks for hosting

  5. […] too much? How about 26? A. B. C. D. Easy, peasy. Choose a book starting with each letter of the […]

  6. […] da da…2019 Alphabet Soup Challenge!  Click that link to go to the original post.  This is the post where I’m gonna keep track […]

  7. It’s been a while, but I’m signing up for both title AND author challenges!

  8. Hello, can you point us to the Author challenge version? Thank you!

  9. […] 2019 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge […]

  10. […] Alphabet Soup (A-Z) Challenge: I’ve done this one before and it can be a challenge. Alphabet Soup (A-Z): Author Edition: This one is a new edition, reading books by authors whose first/last name begins with A-Z. Monthly Motif Challenge: I’ve done this one before,too. Each month is a different theme to read, which can take you in new directions. Mount TBR Challenge: This one is great for knocking books off the TBR! Pop Sugar Book Challenge: There’s a handy printable for this one, too, in the post. I love this challenge because there is both a basic list and an advanced add-on. Reese Witherspoon’s Book List: This one isn’t a challenge, per say, but it is my challenge to read catch up and read all the books on this ever growing list. […]

  11. […] 27th Feb 2019 Lexie This is my signup post for the 2019 Alphabet Soup Challenge hosted by Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book. […]

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