A-Z Challenge

A-Z Challenge
I’m participating in this challenge in two separate locations: CafeMom (a forum) and by Joy at Thoughts of Joy (visit the A-Z Challenge blog for participants and book review links). The rules: read one book from each letter of the alphabet, one book for a title and another for the author. Click on a link for my review.

ALPHA BY AUTHOR
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
Libertad by Alma Fullerton
Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza
Escape by Carolyn Jessop
Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Lois Murphy
The Leper Compound by Paula Nangle
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
Blessings by Anna Quindlen
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
Shattered Dreams:  My Life as a Polygamists Wife by Irene Spencer
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Journey to Topaz by Yoshiko Uchida
? by  Jules Vern
Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
Sky Burial by Xinran
The Devils Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

ALPHA BY TITLE
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Debs by Susan McBride
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Fiction Class by Susan Breen
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
If You Come Softly
by Jacqueline Woodson
Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee
Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos
My Brother’s Keeper by Patricia McCormick
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Quake by Joe Cottonwood
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Sold by Patricia McCormick
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult
What is the What: the Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng by Dave Eggers
X in Flight by Karen Rivers
A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
Zel by Donna Jo Napoli

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