This blog title might sound like my previous one, "I Quit," but they're really not related. What I finished this time is the A-Z reading challenge! I read more than just one book in many of the letters A-Z, but I had not read a book in every letter of the alphabet until I finished my "Y" book tonight.
I read You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know by Heather Sellers. What a fascinating book! It's a memoir of a woman who grew up in a home with the presence of mental illness, and her struggles, and then what she discovers about herself. So interesting!! It was one of those hard-to-put-down books for me. I love memoirs!
It feels good to have finished the A-Z reading challenge. I really only "cheated" once... on the "J" book. The title had a J in it, so I counted it. Not really cheating, but I was feeling a tiny bit desperate, and tired of the search for a good J. I had started a couple of J books that bored me, so I finally counted one that I was able to finish. It happened to be a so-so book, too, but I was able to get through it.
This challenge caused me to find some really good books I would never have read. Just to find the correct letter, I stumbled across some great ones, including my books in the A (Addition), P, Q, U, Y, and Z categories.
I haven't decided whether or not to do the challenge again in 2011. I could do it again in the same way (by title); I could do author last names A-Z. Or I could just keep a list of what I read as I go along. What do you think would be most fun for you, my blog reader, to follow (or not, as you wish)?
And one more question: does anyone remember who issued the reading challenge? I can't remember, and I would just like to report in that I finished.