2020 Alphabet Soup – Author Challenge

Okay so I have decided to do an alphabetical reading challenge this year. It took a little while to find this one – a lot of A-Z challenges seem to be by title which I didn’t want. I have settled on the 2020 Alphabet Soup challenge which is hosted by Escape With Dollycas. It’s rules are quite simple. Pick a book written by someone whose first, middle or last name starts with each letter of the alphabet and keep a record of each one.

It isn’t obligatory to decide in advance what books to read but I love a list and also need a reason to stick to a challenge. I’ve tried to make it by surname as much as I can and am yet to find anyone for Q or X. Any recommendations for either of those would be gratefully received.

Allende, Isabelle – The Stories of Eva Luna

Boyne, John – The Hearts Invisible Furies

Coe, Jonathan – Middle England

Doyle, Arthur Conan – The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Ellison, Ralph – Invisible Man

Faulks, Sebastian – Paris Echo

Gray, Alasdair – Lanark

Hollinghurst, Alan – The Line of Beauty

Ishiguro, Kazuo – The Remains of the Day

James, P.D. Death Comes to Pemberley 

Kramer, Larry – Faggots 

Le Guin, Ursula – A Wizard of Earthsea

Maud, Constance – No Surrender

Nabakov, Vladimir – Lolita

O’Farrell, Maggie – The Hand that Once Held Mine

Palahniuk, Chuck – Survivor

Quick, Matthew – Boy21

Rankin, Ian – In the House of Lies

Sagan, Carl – Contact

Tremain, Rose – Music and Silence

Updike, John – Rabbit Run

Vera Brittain – Testament of Youth

Williams, John – Stoner

Xinran – Chopstick Girls


Zusaz, Marcus – Bridge of Clay

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