2019 Alphabet Soup Challenge | Hosted by Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

alphabet soup challenge
This is my signup post for the 2019 Alphabet Soup Challenge hosted by Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book.

Alphabet Soup Challenge is probably the longest but easiest reading challenge popular in the web. I do not want to be left out so I decided to take up the challenge this year.

The rules are very simple. Just read a book that has a title that starts with every letter of the alphabet except for the letters X, Q and Z. It happens that I have books that start with those annoying letters. These three letters can appear in any part of the title. The articles a, an and the do not count. For example, I will list The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time under letter C. Borrowed books, ebooks and audiobooks count, too.

To find more about this challenge and to sign up visit Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book.

Here’s my list for this challenge.

A – Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
B – Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
C – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon<
D – Diary by Chuck Palahniuk
E – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
F – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
G – A God in Ruins by Leon Uris
H – The Hours by Michael Cunningham
I – It by Stephen King
J – Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
K – The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick NessL – L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy
M – Meshuga by Isaac Bashevis Singer
N – The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
O – Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
P – Pride and Prejudice and Passports by Corrie Garrett
Q – Quicker than the Eye by Ray Bradbury
R – Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
S – Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
T – T Zero by Italo Calvino
U – Ubik by Philip K. Dick
V – Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
W – We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
X – Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
Y – Youth by Isaac Asimov
Z – The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From the Living Dead by Max Brooks

Challenge Progress:

6 / 25 books. 24% done!

Titles in bold are those that I have already read. Links will redirect you to my reviews.

Are you also up for the challenge?


2019 Book to Movie Reading Challenge #Book2MovieRC

2019 Book to Movie
This is my signup post for the 2019 Book to Movie Reading Challenge. This challenge is hosted by Michelle @ Gather Together and Read.

I love watching movies as much as I love reading books. When a movie adaptation of a favorite book comes out to the theaters, I make sure that I go and invite some friends to watch. It is one of the rare opportunities to discuss a beloved book to my non-reader friends. I especially enjoy pointing out what the different between the book and the movie to my friends. And if I’m being silly, I would throw in some spoilers and laugh while doing it.

I’m participating in Level 3B of the challenge. This level will require me to read more than four book from any release year and watch more than four movies from any release year.

I’m considering the following titles for the challenge:

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

It by Stephen King

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

Stories of Your Life and others by Ted Chiang

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

What’s good about this challenge is that you can sign-up anytime you want. Just read the rules here and start reading and watching. Also don’t forget to use the tag #Book2MovieRC when you’re posting contents on the web.

2019 Goodreads Reading Challenge

Goodreads annually holds this challenge. Its users have the flexibility to choose what and how many books to read within the year. To date, 2,251,122 participants signed-up for the challenge with a total of 119,272,169 books pledged.


2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
Rox has
read 8 books toward
her goal of
60 books.


I particularly like My Year in Books section which features my reading activities and achievements for the year. Unfortunately, I did not complete the challenge last year. This year, I will do better. To know my bookish goals for 2019, read here.


Here’s my reading statistics from last year.