Wednesday, 10 December 2014

The 2015 Authors A - Z Reading Challenge

I'm planning to take part in the 2015 Authors A - Z Reading Challenge, during which I will try to read books by authors according to their surnames, and try to collect every letter of the alphabet. Some will be re-reads, some will be new, and no doubt some will be 'how do you pronounce that name?'

The challenge is hosted by Samantha Lin, and you can find out more here.

So, here's my preliminary list. Some letters have a few possibilities, while others are a bit trickier. The challenge runs from 1 January to 31 December 2015, so I'm hoping I'll have time to fill in the gaps!

A - Apuleius, Isabel Allende, Isaac Asimov
B - Iain M Banks, Alfred Bester
C - Tracey Chevalier, Italo Calvino
D - Philip K Dick, Roddy Doyle
E - Umberto Eco
F - Frederick Forsyth
G - Graham Greene
H - Robert Harris, Homer
K - Nikos Kazantzakis
L - Donna Leon
M -Hilary Mantel, Marquez, Maalouf
O - George Orwell
P - Terry Pratchett
Q - Qiu Xiaolong
R - Salman Rushdie
S - Mary Shelley
T  - Lavie Tidhar
U - Barry Unsworth
V - Jules Verne
W - H G Wells, Evelyn Waugh
X - Xinran
Z - Emile Zola, Carlos Ruiz Zafon