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2020  A-Z titles reading challenge

First and foremost, I look at challenges as a gateway to new reading paths, a way to nudge me in a new direction with my reading. It's not a competition and if I don't finish, I don't care; but, I'm going to give it a shot! Are you inspired to join me?

By far the easiest of the challenges this year, this is just reading a book that starts with each letter of the alphabet. Of course, I'll be pulling these titles from the various other challenges. The 'rules' say that for Q, Xand Z, any word in the title that starts with the letter will work.  (inspired by #AlphabetSoupChallenge)

Here's where I'll track my efforts to complete the challenge in 2020. Completed books will be in bold with a cover image and links to the reviews.  (AOC, author of color) 

A - A Murderous Relation #5 by Deanna Raybourn  -  Veronica Speedwell is back in another exciting installment of murder, mayhem and love

B -  Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (The) by Kim Michele Richardson  - historical fiction at its finest as the life of a "blue person' of Kentucky who becomes a horse pack librarian is vividly depicted

C - Cinder by Marissa Meyer

D - Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (own)

E - Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell  by Robert Dugoni (own)  - told from his adult perspective, a boy is born with red eyes and endures bullying and shunning as a child

F -  Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland  - a family is tested when a tragedy occurs and lies flourish, affecting everyone. 

G - Giver of Stars (The) by JoJo Moyes  - the story of a young British bride trying to fit in with the hill people of Kentucky and how she becomes a horseback librarian

H  -

I  - I Let You Go by Clare Kackintosh  - a psychological thriller about a woman's despair as she tries to come to terms with being involved in a hit and run where a little boy is killed

J  - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (own)

K  - K Team (The) #1 by David Rosenfelt  -  a retired cop and his K-9 partner form an investigative team in this first-of-a-new-series book

L  - Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry  -  the classic western epic 

M  - Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan  (own)

N  - Nightingale (The) by Kristin Hannah (own)

O  - Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger  (own)  - a coming of age story about a boy, a family, and a community coming to terms with devastating losses

P  - Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie (own)

Q  - Red Queen #1 by Victoria Aveyard (own)

R  - Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

S  - Sea Prayer by Khaled Hoseinni  - children's book written as a letter from a dad to his small child as they try to escape Syria

T  - There, There by Tommy Orange  (own)

U  - 

V  - 

W  - Water Dancer (The) by Ta-Nehisi Coates  - a powerful book of escaping slavery via the underground railroad but with a touch of magic

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Y  - 

Z  -