Book Challenges 2008-2019

A-Z Book Challenge 2019

A - Atkinson, Kate (Big Sky)

B - Block, Lawrence (In Sunlight or in Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper)

C - Corey, James S.A. (Tiamat's Wrath)

D -

E -

F - French, Tana (The Witch Elm)

G - Greenwood, Kerry (The Green Mill Murder)

H - Hannah, Kristin (The Great Alone)

I -

J - Jackson, Shirley (The Haunting of Hill House)

K -

L - Le Guin, Ursula K. (Lathe of Heaven)

M - Milford, Nancy (Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay)

N - Ng, Celeste (Little Fires Everywhere)

O - Obama, Michelle (Becoming)

P - Powers, Richard (The Overstory)

Q -

R -

S - Smith, Dodie (I Capture the Castle)

T -

U -

V -

W - Westover, Tara (Educated)

X -

Y -

Z -

The Rest of 2019

Atkinson, Kate (Transcription)

Chambers, Becky (Record of a Spaceborn Few)

Fforde, Jasper (The Eye of Zoltar)

Fforde, Jasper (The Last Dragonslayer)

Fforde, Jasper (The Song of the Quarkbeast)

Franck, Liana (Passing for Human: A Graphic Memoir)

Graham, Lauren (Someday, Someday, Maybe)

Greenberg, Isabel (The One Hundred Nights of Hero)

Greenwood, Kerry (Blood and Circuses)

Grimes, Martha (The Man With a Load of Mischief)

Harper, Jane (The Lost Man)

Herron, Mick (Slow Horses)

Hill, Nathan (The Nix)

Jackson, Shirley (We Have Always Lived in the Castle)

Leon, Donna (The Golden Egg)

Lipman, Elinor (Good Riddance)

Novik, Naomi (Empire of Ivory)

Orlean, Susan (The Library Book)

Sanderson, Brandon (Skyward)

Sanderson, Brandon (Starsight)

Scalzi, John (The Consuming Fire)

Sjöwall, Maj & Wahlöö, Per (The Locked Room)

Weeks, Brent (The Black Prism)

A-Z Book Challenge 2018

A - Achebe, Chinua (Things Fall Apart)

B - Beukes, Lauren (The Shining Girls)

C - Corey, James S.A. (Cibola Burn)

D - Desmond, Matthew (Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City)

E -

F - Fisher, Carrie (Wishful Drinking)

G - Greenwood, Kerry (Murder on the Ballarat Train)

H - Hendricks, Greer (The Wife Between Us)

I -

J -

K - King, Laurie R. (Island of the Mad)

L - Leon, Donna (Drawing Conclusions)

M - McNamara, Michelle (I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer)

N - Novik, Naomi (Black Powder War)

O -

P - Peters, Ellis (Fallen into the Pit)

Q -

R -

S - Sanderson, Brandon (Oathbringer)

T - Towles, Amor (Rules of Civility)

U -

V -

W - Woolf, Virginia (A Room of One's Own)

X -

Y -

Z - Zevin, Gabrielle (Young Jane Young)

The Rest of 2018

Abercrombie, Joe (Before They Are Hanged)

Abercrombie, Joe (The Blade Itself)

Abercrombie, Joe (Last Argument of Kings)

Atwood, Margaret (The Handmaid's Tale)

Campbell, James (Braving It: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey Into the Alaskan Wild)

Carmon, Irin & Knizhnik, Shana (Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg)

Carr, Caleb (The Alienist)

Chambers, Becky (A Closed and Common Orbit)

Chiang, Ted (Stories of Your Life and Others)

Cohen, Adam (Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck)

Corey, James S.A. (Babylon's Ashes)

Corey, James S.A. (Nemesis Games)

Corey, James S.A. (Novellas to Date)

Corey, James S.A. (Persepolis Rising)

Crouch, Blake (Dark Matter)

Finn, A.J. (The Woman in the Window)

Gay, Roxane (Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body)

Graham, Lauren (Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between))

Greenwood, Kerry (Death at Victoria Dock)

Harper, Jane (The Dry)

Harper, Jane (Force of Nature)

Harrington, Karen (Sure Signs of Crazy)

Heller, Peter (The Dog Stars)

Leon, Donna (Beastly Things)

Li, Lillian (Number One Chinese Restaurant)

Lipman, Elinor (On Turpentine Lane)

Miller, Madeline (Circe)

Penny, Louise (Still Life)

Sanderson, Brandon (Warbreaker)

Saunders, George (Lincoln in the Bardo)

Scalzi, John (The Collapsing Empire)

Scalzi, John (Head On)

Smith, Alexander McCall (Tea Time for the Traditionally Built)

Thomas, Angie (The Hate U Give)

Weir, Andy (Artemis)

Winters, Ben (Underground Airlines)

A-Z Book Challenge 2017

A - Atkinson, Kate (One Good Turn)

B - Brown, Daniel James (The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics)

C - Corey, James S.A. (Leviathan Wakes)

D - Dunn, Katherine (Geek Love)

E -

F - Fey, Tina (Bossypants)

G - Greenwood, Kerry (Cocaine Blues)

H - Hawkins, Paula (The Girl on the Train)

I -

J -

K - King, Laurie R. (The Art of Detection)

L - Leon, Donna (A Question of Belief)

M - Mulgrew, Kate (Born with Teeth)

N - Nguyen, Viet Thanh (The Sympathizer)

O -

P - Penzler, Otto (Murderers' Row: Baseball Mysteries)

Q -

R - Ryan, Anthony (Queen of Fire)

S - Sanderson, Brandon (The Bands of Mourning)

T - Towles, Amor (A Gentleman in Moscow)

U -

V -

W - Whitehead, Colson (The Underground Railroad)

X -

Y -

Z -

The Rest 2017

Atkinson, Kate (Not the End of the World)

Atkinson, Kate (Started Early, Took My Dog)

Atkinson, Kate (When Will There Be Good News?)

Backman, Frederik (A Man Called Ove)

Beatty, Paul (The Sellout)

Capote, Truman (Breakfast at Tiffany's)

Chambers, Becky (The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet)

Corey, James S.A. (Abaddon's Gate)

Corey, James S.A. (Caliban's War)

Grafton, Sue (Y is for Yesterday)

Greenwood, Kerry (Flying Too High)

Gyasi, Yaa (Homegoing)

Hanagarne, Josh (The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family)

Hawkins, Scott (The Library at Mount Char)

Hoffman, Alice (The Museum of Extraordinary Things)

McCarthy, Cormac (All the Pretty Horses)

Mistry, Rohinton (A Fine Balance)

Mitchell, David (Black Swan Green)

Roach, Mary (Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void)

Rowell, Rainbow (Eleanor & Park)

Sanderson, Brandon (Arcanum Unbounded)

Scalzi, John (Lock In)

Shetterly, Margot Lee (Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race)

Stiefvater, Maggie (The Raven King)

Turner, Megan Whalen (Thick as Thieves)

A-Z Book Challenge 2016

A - Albee, Edward (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)

B - Brundage, Elizabeth (All Things Cease to Appear)

C - Campbell, Bonnie Jo (Once Upon a River)

D - Doerr, Anthony (All the Light We Cannot See)

E -

F - French, Tana (The Trespasser)

G - Galbraith, Robert (The Cuckoo's Calling)

H - Haldeman, Joe (The Forever War)

I - Ishiguro, Kazuo (The Buried Giant)

J -

K - King, Laurie R. (Pirate King)

L - Lewis, Michael (The Big Short)

M - Mitchell, David (Slade House)

N - Novik, Naomi (His Majesty's Dragon)

O - Oreskes, Naomi and Conway, Eric M. (Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming)

P - Palacio, R.J. (Wonder)

Q -

R - Ryan, Anthony (Blood Song)

S - Scalzi, John (The End of All Things)

T -

U -

V - Verghese, Abraham (Cutting for Stone)

W -

X -

Y -

Z -

The Rest 2016

Atkinson, Kate (Case Histories)

Atkinson, Kate (Life After Life)

Atwood, Margaret (Oryx and Crake)

Butcher, Jim (Grave Peril)

Carriger, Gail (Soulless)

Chandler, Raymond (The Long Goodbye)

Conley, Garrard (Boy Erased: A Memoir)

Copleton, Jackie (A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding)

Hannah, Kristin (The Nightingale)

Kaling, Mindy (Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?)

Karr, Mary (The Liars' Club)

King, Laurie R. (Dreaming Spies)

King, Laurie R. (Garment of Shadows)

King, Laurie R. (The Murder of Mary Russell)

Macdonald, Helen (H Is for Hawk)

Mankell, Henning (An Event in Autumn)

Mankell, Henning (The Pyramid: And Four Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries)

McDougall, Christopher (Born to Run)

Novik, Naomi (Throne of Jade)

Ryan, Anthony (Tower Lord)

Sanderson, Brandon (Calamity)

Sanderson, Brandon (The Rithmatist)

Sanderson, Brandon (Shadows of Self)

Satrapi, Marjane (Persepolis)

Stiefvater, Maggie (Blue Lily, Lily Blue)

Stiefvater, Maggie (The Dream Thieves)

Stiefvater, Maggie (The Raven Boys)

A-Z Book Challenge 2015

A - Amos, Kim (A Kiss to Build a Dream On)

B - Benioff, David (City of Thieves)

C - Coelho, Paulo (The Alchemist)

D - Didion, Joan (Slouching Towards Bethlehem)

E - Elwes, Cary (As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride)

F - French, Tana (In the Woods)

G - Grafton, Sue (X)

H - Hartman, Rachel (Shadow Scale)


J - Juster, Norton and Marcus, Leonard (The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth)

K - King, A.S. (Please Ignore Vera Dietz)

L - Lynch, Scott (Red Seas Under Red Skies)

M - Mandel, Emily St. John (Station Eleven)


O - Ozeki, Ruth (A Tale for the Time Being)

P - Poehler, Amy (Yes Please)


R - Rothfuss, Patrick (The Slow Regard of Silent Things)

S - Smith, Zadie (On Beauty)

T - Tartt, Donna (The Goldfinch)



W - Winters, Ben (The Last Policeman)



Z - Zevin, Gabrielle (The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry)

The Rest 2015

Alcott, Louisa May (Little Women)

Amos, Kim (And Then He Kissed Me)

Butler, Octavia E. (Kindred)

Christie, Agatha (The Murder of Roger Ackroyd)

Cline, Ernest (Armada)

Day, Felicia (You're Never Weird on the Internet (Mostly))

French, Tana (Broken Harbor)

French, Tana (Faithful Place)

French, Tana (The Likeness)

French, Tana (The Secret Place)

Hornby, Nick (High Fidelity)

King, Gilbert (Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America)

King, Laurie R. (The Language of Bees)

King, Laurie R. (Touchstone)

Lynch, Scott (The Republic of Thieves)

Mankell, Henning (The Troubled Man)

McCall Smith, Alexander (The Good Husband of Zebra Drive)

McCall Smith, Alexander (The Miracle at Speedy Motors)

Reynolds, Sheri (The Rapture of Canaan)

Rowell, Rainbow (Landline)

Sanderson, Brandon (Firefight)

Saunders, George (Tenth of December: Stories)

Sendker, Jan-Philipp (The Art of Hearing Heartbeats)

Simsion, Graeme (The Rosie Project)

Stead, Rebecca (When You Reach Me)

Stein, Garth (The Art of Racing in the Rain)

Stiefvater, Maggie (The Scorpio Races)

Thomas, Rob and Graham, Jennifer (Veronica Mars: Mr. Kiss and Tell)

Wharton, Edith (House of Mirth)

Whitehead, Colson (Zone One)

Williams, Tennessee (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

Winters, Ben (Countdown City)

Winters, Ben (World of Trouble)

Wright, Lawrence (The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11)

A-Z Book Challenge 2014


B - Butcher, Jim (Storm Front)


D - Demick, Barbara (Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea)



G - Grafton, Sue (W is for Wasted)

H - Hadfield, Chris (An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth)



K - Kercheval, Jesse Lee (My Life as a Silent Movie)

L - Levithan, David (Every Day)

M - Morgenstern, Erin (The Night Circus)

N - Nix, Garth (Sabriel)


P - Pavone, Chris (The Accident)



S - Sanderson, Brandon (Elantris)

T - Thomas, Rob and Graham, Jennifer (Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line)



W - Wilde, Oscar (The Importance of Being Earnest)




The Rest 2014

Baker, Jo (Longbourn)

Butcher, Jim (Fool Moon)

Hirsi Ali, Ayaan (Infidel)

King, Laurie R. (Locked Rooms)

King, Laurie R. (The Moor)

Leckie, Ann (Ancillary Justice)

Lynch, Scott (The Lies of Locke Lamora)

Mitchell, David (The Bone Clocks)

Mitchell, David (The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet)

Morton, Kate (The Forgotten Garden)

Moyes, Jojo (Me Before You)

Munro, Alice (Dear Life: Stories)

Sanderson, Brandon (Steelheart)

Sanderson, Brandon (Words of Radiance)

Semple, Maria (Where'd You Go, Bernadette)

Sloan, Robin (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore)

Smith, Alexander McCall (Blue Shoes and Happiness)

Strayed, Cheryl (Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail)

Walter, Jess (Beautiful Ruins)

Waters, Sarah (Tipping the Velvet)

Weir, Andy (The Martian)

Wright, Lawrence (Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief)

A-Z Book Challenge 2013


B - Brett, Peter V. (The Warded Man)

C - Carey, Jacqueline (Saints Astray)

D - Dennis, Jerry (The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas)


F - Flynn, Gillian (Gone Girl)

G - Gaiman, Neil (The Ocean at the End of the Lane)

H - Hartman, Rachel (Seraphina)


J - James, Henry (Daisy Miller)

K - King, Laurie R. (O Jerusalem)

L - Lipman, Elinor (The Inn at Lake Devine)

M - Martin, Steve (Born Standing Up)



P - Pratchett, Terry (A Hat Full of Sky)


R - Russell, Karen (Swamplandia!)

S - Sanderson, Brandon (The Well of Ascension)




W - Walton, Jo (Among Others)


Y - Yu, Charles (How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe)


The Rest 2013

Berendt, John (Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil)

Cline, Ernest (Ready Player One)

Gazan, Sissel-Jo (The Dinosaur Feather)

Hillenbrand, Laura (Unbroken: A World War II Book of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption)

Mankell, Henning (The Man Who Smiled)

Mitchell, David (Cloud Atlas)

Perry, Michael (Truck: A Love Story)

Perryman, Neil (Adventures with the Wife in Space: Living with Doctor Who)

Sanderson, Brandon (The Alloy of Law)

Sanderson, Brandon (The Hero of Ages)

Sanderson, Brandon (The Way of Kings)

Scalzi, John (The Human Division)

Scalzi, John (Redshirts)

Smith, Alexander McCall (In The Company of Cheerful Ladies)

Walls, Jeannette (Half Broke Horses)

Wein, Elizabeth (Code Name Verity)

Whaley, John Corey (Where Things Come Back)

Wolfe, Gene (The Sorcerer's House)

A-Z Book Challenge 2012


B - Brontë, Emily (Wuthering Heights)

C - Collins, Suzanne (The Hunger Games Trilogy)

D - Diffenbaugh, Vanessa (The Language of Flowers)

E - Eugenides, Jeffrey (The Marriage Plot)

F - Fitzgerald, F. Scott (The Great Gatsby)


H - Hamilton, Gabrielle (Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef)




L - Larsson, Stieg (The Girl Who Played With Fire)

M - Martin, George R. R. (A Feast for Crows)


O - Orlean, Susan (The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup)




S - Scalzi, John (The God Engines)




W - Willis, Connie (Doomsday Book)



Z - Zielin, Lara (The Waiting Sky)

The Rest 2012

Berg, Carol (Song of the Beast)

Berg, Carol (Transformation)

Carey, Jacqueline (Santa Olivia)

Colfer, Eoin (Artemis Fowl)

Fergus, Jim (One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd)

Fermor, Patrick Leigh (A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube)

Ferris, Joshua (The Unnamed)

Larsson, Stieg (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest)

Leon, Donna (About Face)

Lewis, Michael (Moneyball)

Martin, George R. R. (A Dance With Dragons)

Obreht, Téa (The Tiger's Wife)

Sanderson, Brandon (Mistborn: The Final Empire)

Simmons, Dan (The Terror)

Smith, Alexander McCall (Portuguese Irregular Verbs)

A-Z Book Challenge 2011


B - Bacigalupi, Paolo (The Windup Girl)

C - Cleave, Chris (Little Bee)

D - Doctorow, Cory (Little Brother)

E - Egan, Jennifer (A Visit from the Goon Squad)

F - Fitch, Janet (White Oleander)

G - Gabaldon, Diana (Dragonfly in Amber)




K - King, Stephen (The Stand)

L - Leithauser, Brad (The Art Student's War)

M - Mann, William J. (How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood)


O - Oliver, Lauren (Delirium)

P - Pollan, Michael (The Omnivore's Dilemma)


R - Rothfuss, Patrick (The Wise Man's Fear)

S - Shaffer, Mary Ann and Barrows, Annie (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society)







Z - Zielin, Lara (The Implosion of Aggie Winchester)

The Rest 2011

Carver, Raymond (What We Talk About When We Talk About Love)

Christie, Agatha (Ordeal by Innocence)

Gordon, Jaimy (Lord of Misrule)

Grafton, Sue (V is for Vengeance)

Martin, George R. R. (A Clash of Kings)

Martin, George R. R. (A Game of Thrones)

Martin, George R. R. (A Storm of Swords)

Ottaviani, Jim (Feynman)

Riordan, Rick (The Lightning Thief)

Scalzi, John (Zoe's Tale)

Skloot, Rebecca (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks)

Stanton, Doug (In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors)

Steinbeck, John (East of Eden)

Strout, Elizabeth (Olive Kitteridge)

A-Z Book Challenge 2010

A - Asimov, Isaac (Asimov's Mysteries)

B - Barlow, Toby (Sharp Teeth)



E - Eggers, Dave (Zeitoun)


G - Grafton, Sue (U is for Undertow)

H - Helprin, Mark (Freddy and Fredericka)



K - Dong Hwa Kim (The Color of Earth Trilogy)

L - Lewis, Michael (The Blind Side)

M - McCullough, David (John Adams)


O - Obama, Barack (The Audacity of Hope)

P - Pratchett, Terry (The Wee Free Men)


R - Rothfuss, Patrick (The Name of the Wind)

S - See, Lisa (Shanghai Girls)

T - Turner, Megan Whalen (The Thief)






Z - Zusak, Markus (The Book Thief)

The Rest 2010

Beagle, Peter S. (The Line Between)

Boyd, William (Restless)

Gabaldon, Diana (Outlander)

Gaiman, Neil (Anansi Boys)

Gaiman, Neil (The Graveyard Book)

Haruf, Kent (Plainsong)

Hensher, Philip (The Northern Clemency)

King, Laurie R. (The God of the Hive)

King, Stephen (The Dead Zone)

McCann, Colum (Let the Great World Spin)

Smith, Alexander McCall (The Full Cupboard of Life)

Stockett, Kathyrn (The Help)

Turner, Megan Whalen (A Conspiracy of Kings)

Turner, Megan Whalen (The King of Attolia)

Turner, Megan Whalen (The Queen of Attolia)

A-Z Book Challenge 2009

A - Anderson, Laurie Halse (Speak)

B - Brust, Steven (My Own Kind of Freedom)

C - Coetzee, J.M. (Disgrace)

D - Dessen, Sarah (This Lullaby)

E - Ephron, Hallie (Never Tell a Lie)

F - Ford, Jamie (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet)

G - Gruen, Sara (Water for Elephants)

H - Holland, Julie (Weekends at Bellevue)



K - Krueger, William Kent (Boundary Waters)

L - Le Guin, Ursula K. (The Left Hand of Darkness)




P - Petterson, Per (Out Stealing Horses)


R - Roberts, Gregory David (Shantaram)

S - Scalzi, John (Old Man's War)

T - Thurber, James (My Life and Hard Times)



W - Sjöwall, Maj and Wahlöö, Per (The Laughing Policeman)



Z - Zielin, Lara (Donut Days)

The Rest 2009

Anderson, Laurie Halse (Wintergirls)

Bechdel, Alison (The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For)

Bujold, Lois McMaster (Paladin of Souls)

Bujold, Lois McMaster (Shards of Honor)

Black, Benjamin (The Silver Swan)

Díaz, Junot (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao)

Grafton, Sue (T is for Trespass)

Grossman, Lev (Codex)

Kington, Miles (How Shall I Tell the Dog?)

Larsson, Stieg (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

Leon, Donna (The Girl of His Dreams)

Sawyer, Robert S. (Flashforward)

Scalzi, John (The Ghost Brigades)

Scalzi, John (The Last Colony)

Shreve, Anita (A Wedding in December)

Simonson, Helen (Major Pettigrew's Last Stand)

A-Z Book Challenge 2008

A - Agnello Hornby, Simonetta (The Almond Picker)

B - Bujold, Lois McMaster (The Curse of Chalion)

C - Carver, Raymond (Where I'm Calling From: Selected Stories)

D - Dahl, Sophie (Playing With the Grown-ups)

E - Edwards, Kim (The Memory Keeper's Daughter)

F - Francis, John (Planetwalker)

G - Gran, Sara (Dope)

H - Horwitz, Tony (A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World)



K - Kaye, M. M. (The Far Pavilions)

L - Leon, Donna (Through a Glass, Darkly)



O - O'Farrell, Maggie (The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox)

P - Proulx, Annie (Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2)


R - Richler, Mordecai (The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz)

S - Spencer, Wen (A Brother's Price)

T - Theorin, Johan (Echoes from the Dead)


V - Vinge, Vernor (A Fire Upon the Deep)

W - Woodrell, Daniel (Winter's Bone)




The Rest 2008

Handeland, Lori (Any Given Doomsday)

Leon, Donna (Suffer the Little Children)

O'Reilly, Judith (Wife in the North)

Rowling, J.K. (Harry Potter Series Audiobooks)

Rowling, J.K. (The Tales of Beedle the Bard)

Sánchez Piñol, Albert (Cold Skin)

Simmons, Dan (Ilium)

Smith, Alexander McCall (The Sunday Philosophy Club)