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BookLikes Reading Challenge: 2014 A–Z


A is for April (the month in which you read the book)

Erinnerungen. SPIEGEL-Edition Band 15 - Willy Brandt

My review: Visionär und Architekt / A Visionary and an Architect


B is for Bathing Suit (this book takes place at least partly in hot weather months)


C is for Children (Children's book or a book about children)


D is for Doctor (one of the characters)


E is for Ever (in the title)


F is for Family (book is about a family or family relationships)

Mansfield Park (Penguin Classics) - Jane Austen

My review: "We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be."


G is for Geography (the story takes place in at least two different countries)


H is for Heart (it's a love story)

Emma Thompson - The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries

My review: "Is Love a Fancy or a Feeling?"


I is for Ice (the setting is cold - snow, ice, rain)

Saints of the Shadow Bible


J is for Jokes (the book is humorous)


K is for Keyboard (at least one character plays a musical instrument)

The Harper's Quine (Gil Cunningham Murder Mystery) - Pat McIntosh


L is for Lamp (the book takes place before electricity was discovered)

Nothing Like the Sun - Anthony Burgess


M is for Mother (one of the characters)


N is for New-to-you author

The Adventures of Sindbad - Gyula Krudy, George Szirtes (Translator)


O is for Out of This World (where the story takes place)

A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin

My comment.


P is for Pilgrims (the story involves moving someplace new)

Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper


Q is for Question Mark in the title


R is for Run (the main character is running from something)

The Screenplay of The French Lieutenant's Woman - Harold Pinter, John Fowles

My review: "It is my shame that keeps me alive ... I have a freedom they cannot understand."


S is for Sequel (the next book in a series you've already read)

No Man's Nightingale - Ruth Rendell

My review: Wexford's Retirement – or Is It?


T is for Time (the book travels time, moves through time quickly or flashes back)

King Arthur's Bones - The Medieval Murderers

My review: PIcking Over Royal Bones


U is for Useful (which you found the book to be)

Walking London: Thirty Original Walks In and Around London


V is for Veteran (at least one character is/was a member of a military force)

The Black Box (Harry Bosch, #16)


W is for Wings (Book features Angels, Birds, Dragons or anything with wings) / Alternately: W is for Wind (the book blew you away)


X is for XXIV (it's the 24th book you read this year)


Y is for Year (a book published this year)


Z is for Zoo (there is an animal on the cover)

Derby Day - D.J. Taylor


2014 A-Z Reading Challenge Discussion Group:

The Sock Poppet 2014 Reading Challenge