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Review Alphabet Challenge

Book Review Alphabet Challenge

This is just something to do for a little fun. The idea is to find a book review, from this blog, with a title that starts with every letter of the alphabet. It’s kind of similar to my yearly Author Alphabet Challenge, except that I’ll be using titles instead of authors and I’ll pull from all the years See Sadie Read has been active.

I got the idea from seeing something similar on someone else’s blog, except they were making book recommendations instead of using their reviews. It wasn’t until later that I decided to play along and unfortunately I didn’t’ bookmark the post to give them credit and now I can’t find it again. I think it might have been Westveil Publishing, but I’m not certain.

Ok, to set the rules. I’m going to start A in 2013 and come forward one year for each letter, skipping it if no book with the needed letter appears in that year. Once I hit 2020, I’ll loop back to 2013 and keep going. I’ll try and choose books without particles, but if the pickings get slim, standard particle rules apply. This means there is a certain amount of randomness, instead of deliberate choice, invloved here. You know how I love to let fate influence my choices.

So, let’s see what we can do.

Review of Harper Alexander’s Ace (The Queen, the Jack, and the Master, #1)

Review of Beyond The Veil (The Veil Series, #1), by Pippa Dacosta

Review of Chance in Hell (Chance Lee #1), by Patrick Kampman

Review of Documenting Light, by EE Ottoman

Review of Eleanor, by Jason Gurley

Review of Flotsam (Peridot Shift #1), by R.J. Theodore

Review of Geist (Book of the Order #1), by Philippa Ballantine

Review of Heart of the Fae and Veins of Magic, by Emma Hamm

Review of In His Majesty’s Service, by Elizabeth Silver & Jenny Urban

Review of Justice Calling (The Twenty-Sided Sorceress #1), by Annie Bellet

Review of Kamikaze: Run Rabbit Run, by Alan & Carrie Tupper & Havana Nguyen

Review of Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1), by James S.A. Corey

Review of Midnight’s Daughter (Dorina Basarab #1), by Karen Chance

Review of New Moon, by Megan J. Parker & Nathan Squiers (+ Giveaway)

Review of S.B. Alexander’s On the Edge of Humanity

Review of Pixie Dust (Karli Lane, #1), by Laura Lee

Review of Queen Moxie, by Hank Quense

Review of Reclaiming Our Space, by Feminista Jones

Review of Laura Brewer’s Selarial’s Song

Review: Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas

Review of Untamed, Anna Cowan

Review of Vespers (Hours of the Night #1), by Irene Preston & Liv Rancourt

Review of When I’m Bad, I’m Better, by K.F. Johnson

Review of An Excess Male, by Maggie Shen King

Review of Yakuza Pride (The Way of the Yakuza #1), by H.J. Brues

Review of Zoo City, by Lauren Beukes

There, I’ve done it! Welllll, mostly.  I totally cheated for my old nemesis X. Every time I do an alphabet challenge there X is to catch me out. LOL. Apparently, in all the years I’ve been reviewing on this blog (since 2013) I’ve not read a single book with a title starting with X. I’ll have to read one now. It’ll bother me that I had to cheat. I promoed one called Xavier on Sadie’s Spotlight earlier this month. Maybe I’ll have to pick it up. There’s also a Listopia for it on Goodreads. So, I’ll fix this.

I enjoyed this. It was both easier and harder than I expected. But I had fun going through some of my older, forgotten reviews*. I also love that had I started somewhere different, say moved backwards from 2020, instead of forward from 2013, for example, I’d have a totally different list (though still short and X title).

All in all, it was a pleasant way to spend a Monday evening. Hope you enjoy.

*On a side note, I really need to fix 2013’s links that broke when I changed providers