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Monday, January 2, 2017

MBS- 2016 Alphabet Soup Challenge Completed

The Challenge requires 1 book per letter of the Alphabet. That I completed.

2016 Alphabet Soup Challenge

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

However, I was working this 2016 Alphabet Soup Challenge in expanded mode.
I was trying to fill the Alphabet with TBR books, ebook and audio if possible, as well as new books.
(A for audio; E for ebook; P for print; TE for Tour; AE for author ebook).
Books 1 and 2  will be TBRs: 1 = print or ebook and 2 = audio/Audible. 
Books 3 and 4 will be; new books: 3 = NG (NetGalley), TE (tour ebook) or AE (author ebook) or P (print).
4 = new audio/Audible titles. A ABB (Audiobook Boom); A ABJ (Audiobook Jukebox); A (Audible).
Summary of 2016 Completion:
I was able to listen to an Audio TBR for all but five letters: N, Q, X, Y and Z. (I could have done N but lost track.)
I missed six letters for ebook or print TBR which was really a failure to plan since I have so many books to choose from! I had even covered Q, X, Y and Z and still missed six.
I only missed new ebook/print titles by five: O, S, X, Y and Z.
I missed new audio titles by eight: J, K, Q, V, W, X, Y and Z.

I think I will try again for a full 4 slate in 2017.
I already have TBR audio titles for all letters lined up of 2017.
I can easily cover ebook/print TBRs if I plan properly for 2017 - I may have to list them.
I think if I pay attention to pick up new titles where needed I could fill the letters with new titles too. Maybe all but Q, X, Y and Z - but I can try!

Title (author to be added if not in yet) and to be linked to review when posted.
A1. (P/E TBR) Arena by Karen Hancock
A2. (A TBR) A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1) by Deanna Rayborrn
A3. (NG) Admiral (An Evagardian Novel) by Sean Danker
A4. (A 2016) Agenda 21: Into the Shadows by Glenn Beck
B1. (NG TBR) Brilliance (The Brilliance Trilogy Book 1) by Marcus Sakey (Rec'd Dec 2015);
B2. (A ABJ TBR) Buster the Military Dog by Will Barrow (Rec'd Dec 2015)
B3. (TE) Breaking the Story (Scottie's Adventures Book 2) by Ashley Farley
B4. (A Narrator) Bad Deeds by Robert Bidinotto
C1. (NG TBR) Chakana: Encounter In The Sacred Valley by W.E. Lawrence (Rec'd Dec 2015)
C2. (A TBR) Classic Love Poems
C3. (TE) City of Gold by Carolyn Arnold
C4. (A ABB) The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz
D1. (NG-TBR) The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson Book 9) by Darynda Jones (Rec'd Dec 2015)
D2. (A TBR) Daemon by Daniel Suarez
D3. (NG) Dear Emma by Katie Heaney
D4. (A ABB) Defects: The Reverians by Sara Noffke
E1. (TE TBR) Emmy Nation Undercover Suffragette (Rec'd Dec 2015 for iRead BookTour)
E2. (A TBR) The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1) (Abridged) by Robert Jordan; Mark Rolston Narrator
E3. (NG) Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake (Rec'd Dec 2015)
E4. (A 2016) Enforcing Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 6 by A. American
F1. (E-Author TBR) The Feral Sentence: Part One by G. C. Julien
F2. (A TBR) For Honor We Stand: Man of War, Book 2 by H. Paul Honsinger (Audible 12/15)
F3. (E) First Fruits by Brad Duncan
F4. (A ABJ) Five Minutes Alone by Paul Cleave
G2. (A TBR) Grave Surprise: Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 2 by Charlaine Harris
G3. (E) Guardian of Paradise by W. E. Lawrence
G4. (A ABB) Good Morning... Processes Must Be Improved by Ray Jay Perreault
H2. (A TBR) Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips;
H3. (NG) Hold Your Breath (Search and Rescue) by Katie Ruggle
H4. (A ABJ) Haraken: A Silver Ships Novel by S. H. Jucha
I1. (NG TBR) Inquisitor by Mitchell Hogan (Rec'd Dec 2015)
I2. (A TBR) In the Event of My Death by Michele Hauf (Goodreads Author), Debbie Irwin (Narrator)
I3. (T) Immurement: The Undergrounders Series Book One by Norma Hinkens
I4. (A) In the Mist of Killarney: An Irish Faery Tale by Robert McCallum
J1. (NG TBR) Jessica’s Christmas Kiss by Alison May (Rec'd in Dec 2015)
J2. (A TBR) (The) Jewel of Dantenos: The FREE Lee Starfinder Adventure by Brian D. Anderson
J3. (TE) Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection: Box Set Books 1-3 by Barbara Venkataraman
K2. (A TBR) Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
K3. (NG) Keepsake for Eagle Cove by M. L. Buchman
L2. (A TBR) Lost in a Good Book: A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fforde
L3. (NG) Laos File (The Shake Davis Series) by Dale Dye
L4. (ABJ) Loreena's Gift by Colleen M. Story
M1. (P TBR) Mistletoe Memories: Four Generations Transform a House Into a Home for Christmas (LBC purchased in Nov 2015)
M2. (A TBR) Monster Hunter Legion: Monster Hunter, Book 4 by Larry Correia
M3. (NG) Much Ado About Highlanders (The Scottish Relic Trilogy) by May McGoldrick
M4. (A ABB) Making Amends by Melinda Clayton
N1. (NG TBR) Night Study by Maria J. Snyder (Rec'd Nov 2015)
N3. (TE) Nobody But You (Cedar Ridge) by Jill Shalvis
N4. (A ABB) Northern Lights: A Scorched Earth Novel by Boyd Craven III
O2. (A TBR) Old Man's War by John Scalzi
O4. (A ABJ) Only Ever You by Rebecca Drake
P1.(NG TBR) (The) Path of the Bullet by MC Jacques (Rec'd Dec 2015)
P2. (A TBR) Professional Integrity (A Riyria Chronicles Tale) by Michael J. Sullivan (Audible free book 2015)
P3. (P LBC) Persecuted: I Will Not Be Silent by Robin Parrish
P4. (A ABJ) Pack: A Paranormal Romance Novelette by Jeaniene Frost
Q1. (E TBR) Quiet As They Come by Angie Chau
Q3. (E Author) Quirky Essays for Quirky People: The Complete Collection by Barbara Venkataraman
R2. (A-TBR) Reunion in Death by J.D. Robb (Audible 12/15)
R3. (TE) Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton
R4. (A ABB) Redfall: Fight for Survival: American Prepper Series, Book 1, by Jay J. Falconer
S1. (NG TBR) Steamborn by Eric R. Asher (Received in Dec 2015)
S2. (A TBR) Straits of Hell by Taylor Anderson (Audible 11/2015)
S4. (A ABJ) Singular by David F. Porteous (ABJ Jan 2016)
T1. (P TBR) Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball by Donita K. Paul (LBC Print purchased Nov 2015)
T2. (A TBR) To Live Forever by Jack Vance
T2. (A TBR) Time Heist: Firstborn Saga Volume 1 by Anthony Vicino (Rec'd from author Dec 2015)
T3. (TE) Those Who Walk in Darkness by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene
T4. (ABB) Tarah Woodblade: The Bowl of Souls Book 6 by Trevor H. Cooley
U1. (E TBR) Unicorn Western by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant
U2. (A TBR) Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Audible 2/15)
U3. (NG T) Ultimate Courage by Piper J. Drake
U4. (A Narrator) Dangerous and Unseemly: A Concordia Wells Mystery, Book 1 by K.B. Owen
V1. (ETBR) A Very Holly Christmas by Sheila Roberts
V2. (A TBR) Variant by Robison Wells
V3. (E PBL) Violets in February by Clare Revell
W1. (NG TBR) What We Find by Robyn Carr (rec'd 12/2015)
W2. (A TBR) What Happens in London by Julia Quinn
W3. (NG) Written in Fire (The Brilliance Trilogy Book 3) by Marcus Sakey
X1. (A TBR) X Minus One: Protective Mimicry (October 3, 1956) by Algis Budrys, Ernest Kinoy – adaptation (Audible 12/31/15)
Y1. (E TBR) The Yellow Line by Kitrin Haas
Z1. (E TBR) Zombies at the Door: Planning for the Inevitable by Charlie Pulsipher

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