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

very imaginative retelling of Cinderella where she's a cyborg

D - Doomsday Book by Connie Willis 

time travel takes a young woman back to the middle of the bubonic plague by mistake

E - Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell (The)  by Robert Dugoni

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  - How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

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

- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson 

nonfiction about the injustices in the justice and prison system

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 

a cozy mystery as a bookshop employee tries to solve a suicide that occurs in the store

N  - Nightingale (The) by Kristin Hannah 

two French sisters, WWII, the French Resistance, survival and hardship told in an amazing story

O  - Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger 

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 

set in Nigeria, a story of a young woman who takes on a US big oil company to save her village from the pollution it's causing

Q  - Red Queen #1 by Victoria Aveyard

this YA fantasy is a fairly standard plot of a rebellion of the underprivileged against the upper class who also happen to have special 'super' powers. When one young girl discovers she also has powers, she takes an active role in the underground rebellion.

R  - Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

the classic romance

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 

story that follows multiple Cheyenne characters as they prepare to participate or visit the first Oakland Powwow

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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