A-Z by author (Part I)

As part of my 31 Before 31 list, I challenged myself to read a book by an author beginning with each letter of the alphabet. It also had to be an author that I have never read before. I completed the challenge on 11th November 2013, one day before my deadline!

A – The Other Mitford by Diana Alexander (28th May 2013)

B – I’m a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson (15th February 2013)

C – Killing Floor by Lee Child (6th December 2012)

D – The Presidents Club: The World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy (9th April 2013)

E – The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert Edsel (31st May 2013)

F – Lucky Break by Esther Freud (7th March 2013)

G – Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin (31st December 2012)

H – Mrs Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir by Clint Hill (18th January 2013)

I – Tainted Blood by Arnaldur Indridason (14th August 2013)

J – 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson (18th June 2013)

K – Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann (30th November 2012)

L – The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour (9th June 2013)

M – Shopgirl by Steve Martin (20th January 2013)

N – Metamorphosis by Erin Noelle (22nd July 2013)

O – The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O’Farrell (16th May 2013)

P – Wonder by R.J. Palacio (19th September 2013)

Q – The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick (18th February 2013)

R – Lessons in French by Hilary Reyl (15th July 2013)

S – Valley of the Dolls – Jacqueline Susann (29th January 2013)

T – This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper (10th October 2013)

U – An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson (20th October 2013)

V – No Angel by Penny Vincenzi (17th September 2013)

W – Before I Go To Sleep – S.J. Watson (31st March 2013)

X – Miss Chopsticks – Xinran (28th June 2013)

Y – Kissing Alice – Jacqueline Yallop (11th November 2013)

Z – Finding Monsieur Right Muriel Zagha (5th March 2013)


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  • Reply rmdbutler

    The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling is quite good. Not amazing but worth a read (although you probably already have). And I’ve heard good things about “Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell, which I plan to read over Xmas before the film comes out so I can act all smug and be all “Oh, well in the book…”. I love doing that.

    December 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    • Reply Janey

      Yeah, I do need to read The Casual Vacancy, but it won’t go on this list because this is only for new authors, and I’ve read a couple of Rowling’s before.

      As for Cloud Atlas, I can’t see myself reading it or seeing the film to be honest. I do, of course, prefer to read the book before I see the film of anything, but this just looks too weird for me.

      January 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm
      • Reply Daire

        The book really isn’t as weird as the film advert makes it look!

        May 11, 2013 at 4:39 pm
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