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Sunday, 11 June 2017

A-Z BookBuster Challenge - MY PROGRESS

Shame on me!! It has been 6 months since I started this challenge via the GoodReads The Book Vipers group I belong to so having just completed another book from the list I thought it best to share my progress!  And to hopefully keep it fresh in my mind to keep on track as there are still some weighty books left to get through!

The BookBuster challenge itself is based on the fab TV gameshow BlockBusters where you answer questions based on the alphabet on a board!  For the purpose of this challenge many are using the alphabet A-Z to read a book where the author, or title if you so wish!, corresponds to that letter!

So here is another look at my list - still deciding if I might change some along the way but at the moment I'll be sticking to this little lot.....

A - Lyrebird by Cecilia Ahern
B - 2am at the Cats Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
C - Call of the Undertow by Linda Cracknell
D - Julius Winsome by Gerard Donovan
E - Doorways by Robert Enright
F - The Somnambulist by Essie Fox
G - Little Girl Lost by Janet Gover
H - Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
I - The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
J - 183 times a year by Eva Jordan
K - Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
L - The Original Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
M - The Moth Snowstorm by Michael McCarthy
N - Uprooted by Naomi Novak
O - Wesley the remarkable owl by Stacey O'Brien
P - The Breakdown by B.A. Paris
Q - Exercises in Style by Raymond Queaneau
R - The bookshop on the corner by Rebecca Raisin
S - The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
T - The Secret Library by Oliver Tearle
U - The Witchfinders Sister by Beth Underdown
V - Sex Object by Jessica Valenti
W - Girl Reading by Katie Ward
X - The Good Women of China by Xinran
Y - A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Z - Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon 

As of today, 11th June 2017, I have now read 10 of these - doing better than I thought lol -  and discovered some amazing books along the way so am very grateful to this challenge for that at least!  Here's a peek at what I've already read and if you click on the title it will take you to my GoodReads review page if you so wish to see what I thought of each book!

1. -  Lyrebird by Cecilia Ahern   - 4 stars

5.  Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig   -   4 stars

6.  The Breakdown by B.A. Paris  -  5 stars

10.  The Good Women of China by Xinran   -  5 stars

Not doing too bad am I?! The Good Women of China was an incredibly powerful and moving book so can highly recommend it to all, and it is one i never would have thought about reading had it not been for this challenge! Is anyone else taking part in this challenge?! Any on my list that I shouldn't put off reading any longer?!  Was planning on going for Girl, Reading next - one of those books I was drawn to in a bookshop based on the cover - and the blurb didn't sound too bad either!


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