I found this challenge on reddit, my aim for 2017 is to finish it, however farfetched that may be. Particularly given I’ve been averaging around 10 books a year since I finished high school. Each book will tick off only one category, and one letter of the alphabet, As each item is completed I will mark it off and write the book next to it.

A. A Vision of Fire – Gillian Anderson, A Dream of Ice – Gillian Anderson, All Summer in a Day – Ray Bradbury, Aftermath: Star Wars – Chuck Wendig

B. The Bone Collection – Kathy Reichs, The Book Thief – Markus Zusak, Before You Forget – Julia Lawrinson

C. City of Bones – Cassandra Clare, Cannibal – Chuck Palahniuk, The Collected Poems – Sylvia Plath, Confessions of a Sociopath – M. E. Thomas, Caraval – Stephanie Garber, Curvy Yoga – Anna Guest-Jelley, The Circle – Dave Eggers

D. The Doubt Factory – Paolo Bacigalupi, Descent – Julie Cannon

E. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer

F. Fated – Benedict Jacka


H. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood, House of Leaves – Mark Danielewski

I. The Invisible Library – Genevieve Cogman, Into the Water – Paula Hawkins

J. Just One Damned Thing After Another – Jodi Taylor

K. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami

L. Love and Misadventure – Lang Leav, Lord of the Flies – William Golding, Lion – Saroo Brierley, Life Debt – Chuck Wendig

M. Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie, The Magicians – Lev Grossman

N. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

O.  Obsolete – Chuck Palahniuk




S. Scrappy Little Nobody – Anna Kendrick, The Sound of Seas – Gillian Anderson, Ship Breaker – Paolo Bacigalupi, Shadow of the Titanic – Andrew Wilson

T. The Three – Sarah Lotz

U. The Unexpected Guest – Agatha Christie

V. Viral – Helen Fitzgerald

W. The Windup Girl – Paolo Bacigalupi

X. The X-Files: Devil’s Advocate – Jonathan Maberry

Y. You – Caroline Kepnes

Z. The Zero Meter Diving Team – Jim Shepard


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