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A-Z Alphabet Challenge for 2021! Yeah, I know, it’s late.

Hey y’all! Earlier this year I had a whole list written out of all the year-end challenge updates and posts I wanted to do from 2021. Clearly, I did not do all of those, because this one has still been hanging out. That’s a shame because it’s one of my favorite challenges I do (of very few!) and definitely my most consistent (at my 3rd year).

So here’s a look at the books I read for my A – Z challenge in 2021. My rules for myself are to read a book with a title that begins with each letter of the English alphabet. I can skip articles like “A” and “The” at the beginning so The Cat I Never Named would be counted under C, for example. Book covers are linked to their review (or other related content on here if no review.)

A lot of these letters had MANY titles I loved from them, but I’m forcing myself to choose ONE for each letter. Let’s take a peek, eh? 😊

The Books of 2021 Gallery, A to Z

The summary of A – Z

  • A – Anonyponymous by John Bemelmans Marciano was a unique dictionary of words based on people’s names that was so much fun!
  • B – Bad Luck Bridesmaid by Alison Rose Greenberg was a startling and refreshing look at how choosing what’s right for you can be so, so painful
  • C – The Complete List of Jericho by Chris Jericho is just as fascinating and amusing as I had hoped!
  • D – Descendant of the Crane by Joan He was so good that I’m sad the sequel is likely never happening. 😭
  • E – Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal was one on my list for a while that was as good as I had always thought it would be!
  • F – Fire Within by Ella M Lee lit a fire in ME as I blasted through this incredible series that’s easily a new favorite!!!
  • G – Graceling: The Graphic Novel by Kristin Cashore and Gareth Hinds did a remarkable job translating this (for me) classic book into a beautiful new format
  • H – House of Earth and Blood by Sara J Maas was a book I was lukewarm about to start but ended up crying over by the end
  • I – If I Tell You The Truth by Jasmin Kaur was a poetry and prose combo of immigration and fear
  • J – The Jade Bones by Lani Forbes was a thrilling sequel that made me excited to wrap up the rest of the series
  • K – King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair was shockingly sexy and yet had more substance than expected
  • L – Lore Olympus: Volume 1 by Rachel Smythe was a wonder to hold a favorite WebToon in my hands as an actual published version!
  • M – Must Love Books by Shauna Robinson was a great book about bookish people
  • N – No Ex Before Marriage by Portia MacIntosh was an introduction to Boldwood books and Portia MacIntosh
  • O – Othello: Manga Classics by William Shakespeare and Stacy King was a translation of my favorite Shakespearean play into a fun format from trustworthy Manga Classics (Macbeth might be my new fav because of them, though!)
  • P – The Puma Years by Laura Coleman took me from thinking “I could NEVER do that” to “so how do I go about volunteering here anyway?”
  • Q – The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss by Amy Noelle Parks was a mathy love story which are becoming more common! yay!
  • R – Red Thread of Fate by Lyn Liao Butler was a sweeping drama of family and grief
  • S – Siri, Who Am I? by Sam Tschida was a surprise favorite that made me laugh and love every minute of it
  • T – This is How You Vagina by Nicole E Williams, MD is a book I wish I could have read ten years ago and am glad I finally HAVE read
  • U – The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood was a slow burn dark fantasy with tons of moodiness
  • V – The Vacationers by Emma Straub was good at the time but kind of forgettable now
  • WWe Have Always Lived in the Castleby Shirley Jackson was a weird book on my shelf since college that I finally read (and wish I could talk about with others)
  • X – The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton was not very good but DID conveniently begin with the letter x 😅
  • Y – You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao was honestly a disappointment compared to how excited I was to get an ARC
  • Z – Zoe Rosenthal is Not Lawful Good by Nancy Werlin was a fun dungeons and dragon nerdy type story that made me smile

So that’s my very late list from 2021! I’ll be continuing my 2022 progress as well, and it’s going better than ever before! Hopefully next year’s list will be even easier to put together. 🙂


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4 thoughts on “A-Z Alphabet Challenge for 2021! Yeah, I know, it’s late.

    1. Honestly it takes little work for me which is why I like it haha! I usually just read as I normally would and then around now halfway through the year I’ll see what letters I am missing and it’s usually only a couple that I’ll have to specifically look for haha ☺️


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