Announcing the 2013 A to Z Challenge!

December 9, 2012 A to Z Challenge 16

I really wanted to host a challenge in 2013 and I can’t think of a better one than the A to Z challenge. Long before I started blogging it had always been my goal to read the alphabet in one year. I still have yet to complete it… but I’m thisclose in 2012. Because I’ve always enjoyed doing this and I haven’t seen it around yet this year I’ve decided to host the challenge!


The purpose of the A to Z challenge is to read through the alphabet by Title or by Author,or both if you’re really ambitious!

The rules:

  • Author must be by last name
  • You may exclude a, an and the from the title
  • Books can be in any format
  • Books can be any genre
  • Books can be used in other challenges
  • Books must be read from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 (books maybe started in December 2012, as long as it’s finished in January 2013)
  • Review the book that you’ve read. It does not have to be a full review, a sentence or two on Goodreads is more than sufficient.

At the end of the year I will select two winners.

  • Prize #1 – One book up to $10 from Amazon or The Book Depository
    • Winner will be selected at random from list of all participants
  • Prize #2 – One book up to $15 from Amazon or The Book Depository
    • Winner will be selected at random from list of participants who completed the challenge (if you complete both the author and title challenge you will receive two entries)

Grab the button!

On the Wings of Books

On the Wings of Books
Please use the linky below to link up your where you will be keeping track of the books you’ll be reading for this challenge. Good luck and have fun!


16 Responses to “Announcing the 2013 A to Z Challenge!”

  1. Jen Ryland/YA Romantics

    I have not committed to any challenges yet – I have to figure out what I can manage. But I love the idea of A-Z. I know that I’ve almost covered the alphabet this year. I think I still need X Y and Z. Hmmm…

  2. Bittner

    I haven’t decided how many challenges I will be signing up for this year but let me take a look at all the books I already own to see if this will be easily obtainable for me and if so I might just give it a shot. Z might be pretty hard though…

  3. Sarah Elizabeth

    Quick Question – if we use the book title for the title A-Z challenge, can we then use the same book in the author name A-Z challenge?

  4. Natalia sulca

    Hey! this seems like so much fun, but I have a few questions. 1. could I just make a shelf named after the challenge on goodreads and put the books there? also, does the reading have to be in order? starting with a and ending with Z?

  5. glee

    Hey, I’m kind of confused about something. If an author is writing under a pseudonym, do I write down the last name of the pseudonym or do I write down the real last name of the author?

  6. julie tearjerky

    This is so exciting! I just signed up! Some letters would be very challenging, though. But that’s where the fun is, right?! Good luck to us all! ^__^

    Julie @ Books and Insomnia

  7. Marj

    I’ve signed up, and am looking forward to this challenge. I’m still working on a couple of reviews from books I read in January and February for other challenges, but I’ve got a good start. Thanks for the challenge!