2020 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

Dear Readers:  Yes, I know it’s nearly half way through the year, but there are only 26 books to read. Probably some of the Alphabet you’ve already read in “Quarantine” or “Lock Down” or whatever you want to call the first five months of 2020.

Why not challenge yourself in a fun way to read more books the rest of this year.  You don’t have to review them (although I know the authors would LOVE if you do. The books can be in any genre. The only stipulations is that the title begins with a letter of the alphabet.

(You can discount the beginning A or THE in the title.) (Also for Q, X and Z, have special rules – see below.)

JUST FOR FUN!

This is my favorite Challenge!

The Alphabet Soup Challenge means that by December 31, 2020
your bowls must be filled by one book for each letter of the Alphabet.

Each Letter Counts As 1 Spoonful

Details

This challenge will run from January 1st, 2020 until December 31st, 2020.

You can join anytime. You do not have to post a review of the book. Books can come from any genre.

You do not need to link up each spoonful.

Make a page or a post or a GoodReads shelf where you will keep track of your spoonfuls. I keep track of mine on my Challenge Page.

Crossovers to other challenges are allowed and encouraged!

It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet.

You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles as shown below.

The First Main Word Needs To Be
The Letter You Are Counting 


Except For those pesky Q, X, AND Z titles then the word that starts with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.

So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z Reading Challenge.

A – How I plan to do it: Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit.

OR

B – Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet.

For example:

A – Above the Bay of Angels: A Novel by Rhys Bowen

B – Bound for Murder by Victoria Gilbert 

C – Careless Whiskers by Miranda James

D- The Diva Spices It Up by Krista Davis, etc.. 

Books can be read in any order and all formats – print – e-book – audio – are acceptable for this challenge!

Ready to join??

Bloggers grab the image below and make a post about the challenge to encourage others to join!

Non-bloggers you can join too! Just keep track any way you wish. You can even set up a special shelf on Goodreads.com to help you keep track!  It is super easy, Just click the MY BOOKS tab at the top of the page. When that page opens just click – ADD A SHELF in the left-hand sidebar. Title it Alphabet Soup Challenge and you are all set. 

If you post your books on Social Media please use this hashtag #AlphabetSoupChallenge

Follow Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book as there may be special announcements made about the challenge.

There is also a very active group on Facebook where you can share your books read and converse with others taking part in the challenge. Alphabet Soup Challenge –  You can share your accomplishments throughout the year there. Right now they are finishing this year’s challenge but it will switch over to the new year on January 1. 

This year I am asking everyone to sign up using Google Forms. Sign upHere. This way I have your emails in case I need to contact you about any changes to the challenge or about special events. 

GOOD LUCK!!

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