This A to Z Reading Challenge comes from For Love of a Book, a Goodreads Group.
Originally posted on February 24, 2020. That was the year the great pandemic started, and also the year my home burned in a forest fire. Needless to say, I didn’t finish this challenge in 2020. I’m still working on it now.
☆ – this means I’m currently reading it
✓ – this means I finished reading the book
✓ A – Read a book with a main character who is Abusive – Where the Crawdads Sing – there are a couple of abusive characters, and though they aren’t the main character, they are important to the plot. If I find something more on point I’ll add that later in the year.
B – Read a book that has a Ball on the cover
C – Read a book with a MC who Calls someone in the book – Little Fires Everywhere – In chapter ten, Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. McCullough converse via cordless phones.
✓ D – Read a book with a main character who has earned a Degree – Lab Girl – this is a memoir about a young woman with a PhD, working as a botanist. There are lots of info-dumps about trees, but still, a great memoir for anyone wanting to know what it is like to work in and run a science laboratory on a university campus.
E – Read a book where an Election takes place
F – Read a book about a Famous person
G– Read a book with a Grandparent as a MC – Pachinko is an inter-generational family saga. Plenty of grandparents.
✓ H – Read a book with someone wearing a Hat on the cover – Digging In – a fun novel about a widowed woman working at an advertising agency, who finds peace by digging up her yard.
✓ I – Read a book about an Intelligence Agency – Beneath a Scarlet Sky – I believe this novel qualifies as the main character worked as a spy for the Italian resistance during World War II.
J – Read a book with a character who tells a Joke
K – Read a book with a first Kiss
✓ L – Read a book translated from another Language – My Brilliant Friend – this novel was written in Italian and is about children growing up in Naples, Italy.
M – Read a book with a Mathematical symbol on the cover
N – Read a book with a character who gets Naked at some point – Lonesome Dove – A whole bunch of characters got naked while riding around on horses on the prairie. What a crazy novel! But it won the Pulitzer Prize.
O – Read a book that with a character described as Old-fashioned
P – Read a book with a character who eats Pizza
Q – Read a book with a Quote at the beginning of the book
✓ R – Read a book with a Red cover – Beloved – just look at it. You can’t get a cover redder than that!
S – Read a book with a character who Screams at some point
T – Read a book with a MC who rides in a Taxi
U – Read a book with MC who describes themselves as Ugly
V – Read a book about the outbreak of a Virus – This is a heartbreaking YA historical fiction novel based on Philadelphia history.
W – Read a book with a character who visits a Website – This is a memoir. At one point Ramie visits a website to get ideas about healthcare for her mother-in-law. Great memoir, by the way. I recommend it.
X – Read a book written by an author with an X in their name
Y – Read a Young-Adult book – I listened to the audiobook version of this book and it was fantastic. One of the characters is a podcaster and the audio reader had the perfect podcast voice.
Z – Read a book with a Zero in the page count – American Dirt, 400 pages.
Book Lady’s Notes
The Patron Saint of Butterflies has a crystal ball on the cover, for prompt B.