Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.
I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.
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*sigh* I am so addicted to challenges. Though this one, with all it's flexibility, should be easy to do.
This will be my master list where I put all the books that I read for each letter, the read date and maybe links to the reviews, if applicable. I am going to fill this out as I go and not pre-pick. Just because :)
Tag to follow will be "A to Z Challenge" :)
Oh! And if you are interested there is a BookLikes group for this!
The Sock Poppet 2014 A to Z Reading Challenge
A is for April (the month in which you read the book)
City of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn (4/21/14) - I almost didnt read one book this month! Whew!
B is for Bathing Suit (this book takes place at least partly in hot weather months)
The Bridge by Rebecca Rogers Maher (2/3/14) - They go rooftop swimming in bathing suits. So I am assuming hot weather :)
C is for Children's book
Infinite by Jodi Meadows (3/1/2014) - It's a young adult book, but that is as close as I get to reading children's books anymore.
D is for Doctor (one of the characters)
Cress by Marissa Meyer (2/9/14) - Their is a doctor who is a secondary character. He is trying to cure the plague.
E is for Ever (in the title)
Evertrue by Brodi Ashton (3/15/14)
F is for Family (book is about a family or family relationships)
It Happened One Midnight by Julie Anne Long (4/27/14) - series about two families, hero is a bit put out by his
G is for Geography (the story takes place in at least two different countries) - The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran (1/4/14) - India and England
H is for Heart (it's a love story)
My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster (3/2/14) - Steampunk romance
I is for Ice (the setting is cold - snow, ice, rain)
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (2/23/14) - There is a snow storm that holds up the train
J is for Jokes (the book is humorous)
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (5/1/14) - Not a humor novel, but it had me smiling and chuckling on the plane
K is for Keyboard (at least one character plays a musical instrument)
Once Upon a Tower by Eloisa James (1/21/14) - Edie, our heroine, plays the cello.
L is for Lamp (the book takes place before electricity was discovered)
When the Marquess Met His Match by Laura Lee Guhrke (5/15/14) - If not discovered, takes place before the widespread use of electricity
M is for Mom (one of the characters)
A Gentleman 'Til Midnight by Alison DeLaine (1/22/14) - Our heroine, Katherine, has a daughter.
N is for New-to-you author
Divergent by Veronica Roth (4/22/14)
O is for Out of This World (where the story takes place)
Back Across the Styx by Karalynn Lee (5/15/14) - takes place on Earth and in Hades, which is out of this world :)
P is for Pilgrims (the story involves moving someplace new)
Q is for Question Mark in the title
R is for Run (the main character is running from something)
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (1/17/14)
S is for Sequel to a book you've already read
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (2/3/14)
T is for Time (the book travels time, moves through time quickly or flashes back)
Codex Born by Jim C. Hines (6/29/14) - there are two things: a story before the actual chapter begins told in retrospective format and a point where the character quite literally moves through time quickly.
U is for Useful (which you found the book to be)
V is for Veteran (at least one character is/was a member of a military force)
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman - Main character was in WWII before taking over as a lighthouse operator.
W is for Wind (the book blew you away)
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith - (6/26/14) - blew me out of my book slump :)
X is for XXIV (it's the 24th book you read this year)
Y is for Yo-Yo (your emotions were up and down as you read the book)
Z is for Zoo (there is an animal on the cover)
Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines (5/21/14) - Smudge the fire spider is on the shoulder of the main character in this cover