Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Monthly Mix-up Mania Challenge

What: To read a book for each letter in the year. That's right, a title for the J in January and the A in January, etc.... 74 books total!

Official Start date: April 1, 2013, because we're fools to try this but any book read since 1-1-13 that you didn't already use for the 2011-2013 edition counts ;)

End date: March 31, 2015, yes, two years, because well, we have other challenges to do ;)


  • only one letter per book
  • books can be moved around if it fits better somewhere else after you've read it
  • the letter doesn't have to be the first word, just the first letter of a word in the title (a, an, and the do not count)
  • reviews aren't necessary but a quick "I read for letter... it was about... I did/not like it" would be nice and can be left in the comments.
  • if you decide to join in, create a post on your blog telling others then come back and link up (to the actual post, not just your blog's home page)
  • a blog is not necessary, just comment on that month's post.
  • if you get stuck, an author's name will do in a pinch but try to have more titles than names, nope, just titles.
  • the most important thing is to have fun!

Just a couple of suggestions. . .
read a book with the month's name in the title
Only use the first letter of the first word

Have a good time!  Look for sign-up link here.

This may be a hard one - but I will try!

My books:
J A Chill Rain in January by LR Wright
A Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris
N Name Dropping by Jane Heller
U Fire Me Up by Katie MacAlister
A The Bughouse Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
R Raven's Shadow by Patricia Briggs
Y Death Will Help You Leave Him by Elizabeth Zelvin

F The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball 
E Out of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys
little black dress by Susan McBride
R River Marked by Patricia Briggs
U Underground by Kat Richardson
A Always and Forever by Cathy Kelly
R Rotten to the Core by Sheila Connolly
Y Mourn Not Your Dead by Deborah Crombie

M Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
A Blessed Are the Cheesemakers by Sarah-Kate Lynch
R Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler
C Love is a Canoe by Ben Schrank
H The Husband List by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly

A One Bad Apple by Sheila Connolly
P Half Past Nun by Monica Quill
R The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman
I Serious Intent by Margaret Yorke
L Summer Light by Luanne Rice

M The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes
A Murder As A Fine Art by David Morrell
Y Every Breath You Take by Judith McNaught

J Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross
U Wild Blue Under by Judi Fennell
N 12th of Never by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie Meier

J Journey by Danielle Steel
U Bones Under the Beach Hut by Simon Brett
L A Little Gentle Sleuthing by Betty Rowlands
Y The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey

A The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig
U Desire Untamed by Pamela Palmer
G Greywalker by Kat Richardson
U Under Gemini by Rosamunde Pilcher
S Shadow Zone by Iris and Roy Johansen
T It Takes A Witch by Heather Blake

S Sew Deadly by Elizabeth Lynn Casey
E My Ex-Best Friend by Beth Brophy
P Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince by Nancy Atherton
T Tracking the Tempest by Nicole Peeler
E The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag
M Darkness My Old Friend by Lisa Unger
B Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
E An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson
Red Delicious Death by Sheila Connolly

One Moment, One Morning by Sarah Rayner
C Case of Lies by Perri O'Shaughnessy
T Tempest's Legacy by Nicole Peeler
O Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
B By Bread Alone by Sarah-Kate Lynch
E Eye of the Tempest by Nicole Peeler
R Run by Ann Patchett

N Code Name: Bikini by Christina Skye
O The Whole World Over by Julia Glass
V Vanished by Kat Richardson
E On the Edge of the Woods by Diane Tyrrel
M Whispers at Midnight by Karen Robards
Bad Blood by Dana Stabenow

E Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
R Tempest Reborn by Nicole Peeler

D Through a Glass, Deadly by Sarah Atwell
E How To Eat A Cupcake by Meg Donohue
C Shadow on the Crown by Patricia Bracewell
E Even White trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland
M Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen
B Heads in Beds by Jacob Tomsky
E The Expats by Chris Pavone
R Restrike by Reba White Williams


Rachael said...

Wow you are doing amazing. I just recently completed January and March. I'm finding this books with a,u,and y really hard to find.

Book Dragon said...

Wow, you've only got one more?

I used The Unlikely Wife by Debra Ullrick (Harlequin Western Romance) for one of my U's last time.