Friday, March 23, 2012

Last Letter, First Letter Reading Challenge

So I'm a part of the Follow that Blurb Reading Challenge, and I kinda cheat a lot because the blurbs die on me. So I was thinking, what about something a bit like it, but a bit simpler? Thus, Last Letter, First Letter!

What it is:
You pick a book, read it. Then you look at the last letter of the title, for example, "The Adventures of Tom Saywer." Then you take that last letter, and search you TBR piles for a book starting with the last letter, so coninuting the example, someone could read "Rotters" next, and then a title that starts with "s."

1. Have fun!
2. Read!
3. The last letter of the book you read must be the first letter of the next book you read.
4. Words like "the," "a," "and," and those such don't count as the first letter.

Some other details:
I'm thinking of making it a weekly meme, on Fridays, or something, with a linky or something if I get interest. Here's to hoping I do!

Sounds like fun? Hopefully!  This way, well, there's always going to be a last letter of a title, even if you have to spell out a number. And our TBR piles should hopefully go down a bit!

And if anyone would like to participate (hopefully you do!) leave a link or something? And a plea is going out: if people like this reading challenge (and I hope I'm not copying someone else's meme) would they please create a banner/picture thing for it since I'm helpless at that sort of thing? Thanks!

For me, I think I'll start with Legend by Marie Lu. So for my book 2, I think I'll either read Dark Passage by M J Putney, or Dark Parties by Sara Grant. Yep. Happy reading!

My Full Journey:

My Journey:
(Letters used: a, c, d, e, g, h, k, l, m, n, o, q, r, s, t, u. y.)
(Cycle Letters: a, b, c, f, i, j, o, p, u, v, w, z.)
1. Legend by Marie Lu (Read March 30th 2012)
2. Dark Passage by M. J. Putney (Read April 6th 2012)
3. Entwined by Heather Dixon (Read April 14th, 2012)
4. Dark Parties by Sara Grant (Read August 17th, 2012)
5. The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff (Read April 20th, 2012)
6. The Nightmare Garden by Caitlin Kittredge (Read April 21st, 2012)
7. North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley (Read May 16th, 2012)
8. Live to Tell by Wendy Corsi Staub
9. The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting (Read June 14th, 2012)
10. The Other Life by Suzanne Winnacker (Read April 14th-15th, 2012)
11. Early to Dead, Early to Rise by Kim Harrison (Read April 17th, 2012)
12. Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik (Read July 23rd, 2012)
13. Luminous by Dawn Metcalf (Read May 10th-11th, 2012)
14. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Read April 29th, 2012)
15. All These Lives by  Sarah Wylie (Read June 16th, 2012)
16. The Shack by William P. Young 
17. Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep (Read June 9th, 2012)
18. A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink (Read April 28th, 2012)
19. Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen (Read July 8th, 2012)
20. Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep (Read June 8th, 2012)
21. A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford (Read April 4th, 2012)
22. Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay (Not book that I'll read) replacing with
22. The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen (Read July 3rd, 2012)
23. Shut Out by Kody Keplinger (Read April 12th, 2013)
24. This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel (Read April 3rd, 2012)
25. The Raft by S. D. Bodeen (Read May 8th, 2012)
26. Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck (Read April 13th, 2012)
27. Erebos by Ursula Poznanski (Read April 29th, 2012)
28. Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow (Read May 18th, 2012)
29. Supernaturally by Kiersten White (Read April 1st 2012)
30. You Are My Only by Beth Kephart (Read June 22nd, 2012)
31. You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay (Read May 12th, 2012
32. Embrace by Jessica Shirvington (Read May 15th-16th, 2012)
33. Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (Read June 28th, 2012)
34. Damned by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie (Read June 10th-11th, 2012)
35. Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep (Read October 18th, 2012)
36. Thumped by Megan McCafferty (Read June 14th, 2012)
37. A Deeper Darkness by J. T. Ellison (Read April 2nd, 2012)
38. Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs (Read April 1st, 2012)
39. Masque of Red Death by Bethany Griffin (Read June 27th, 2012)
40. Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Read April 12th, 2012)
41. Dead to You by Lisa McMann (Read July 18th, 2012)
42. Underworld by Meg Cabot (Read June 23rd, 2012)
43. The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn (Read August 8th, 2012)
44. Truth by Julia Karr (Read September 22nd, 2012)
45. Havoc by Jeff Sampson (Read July 27th, 2012)
46. The Calling by Kelley Armstrong (Read September 26th, 2012)
47. The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges (Read July 13th, 2012)
48. A Million Suns by Beth Revis (Read September 19th, 2012)
49. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins (Read July 10th, 2012)
50. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (Read March 24th 2013)
51. Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry 
52. Never Enough by Denise Jaden
53. Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison (Read July 2nd, 2012)
53. Tempest Unleased by Tracy Deebs (Read January 30th, 2013)
54. Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn (Read February 18th, 2013)
55. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade (Read July 27th, 2012)
56. Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock (Read September 15th, 2012)
57. Kiss of Night by Debbie Viguie
58. The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart by Leanna Renee Hieber (Read February 3rd, 2013)
59. The Thing About the Truth by Lauren Barnholdt
60. The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda (Read April 6th 2012)
61. Harbinger by Sarah Wison Etienne (Read March 14th, 2013)
62. Revived by Cat Patrick (Read November 30th, 2012)
63. The Darkening Dream by Andy Gavin (Read May 23rd, 2012)
64. The Mephisto Convent by Trinity Faegen (Read September 10th, 2012)
65. Throat by R.A. Nelson
66. The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long (Read November 20th, 2012)
67. Switched by Amanda Hawking (Read August 9th, 2012)
68. Devoted by Hilary Duff (Read May 5th, 2012)
69. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
70. Glimmerglass by Jenna Black (Read September 13th, 2012)
71. Shadowspell by Jenna Black (Read September 21st, 2012)
72. The Legacy of Eden by Nelle Davy
73. Nightshade by Maryrose Wood (Read September 26th, 2012)
74. Above by Leah Bobet (Cycle e for a) (Read May 29th, 31st, 2012)
75. A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton (Cycle e for b) (Read July 27th, 2012)
76. The Liar Society by Lisa Roecker
77. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter (Cycle y for c) (Read April 17th, 2012)
78. Fever by Lauren DeStefano (Cycle y for f) (Read April 11th, 2012)
79. Rumors by Anna Godbersen
80. Sleeping Tigers by Holly Robinson (Read May 24th, 2012)
81. Slide by Jill Hathaway (Read April 30th, 2012)
82. Endlessly by Kiersten White  (Read September 11th, 2012)
83. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Cycle y for i) (Read May 28th, 2012)
84. Taken at Dusk by C. C. Hunter (Read August 13th, 2012)
85. Kiss Crush Collide by Christina Meredith (Read July 19th, 2012)
86. The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima
87. Jealousy by Lili St. Crow (Cycle n for j) (Read June 25th, 2012)
88. Once by Anna Carey (Cycle y for o) (Read September 5th, 2012)
89. Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers (Cyle e for p) (Read July 26th, 2012)
90. The Savage Grace by Bree Despain (Read April 23rd-25th, 2012)
91. Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade (Cycle e for q) (Read July 31st, 2012)
92. Don't Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala (Read September 19th, 2012)
93. Dreamless by Josephine Angelini (Read September 11th, 2012)
94. Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker (Read May 12th-13th, 2012)
95. Seizure by Kathy Riechs (Read October 27th, 2012)
96. Red Handed by Gena Showalter (Cycle e for r) (Read July 6th, 2012)
97. Destiny and Deception by Shannon Delaney (Read September 25th, 2012)
98. Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker (Cycle n for u) (Read December 24th, 2012)
99. Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer R. Hubbard
100. Variant by Robison Wells (Cycle e for v) (Read July 24th, 2012)
101. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
102. Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles (Read December 12th, 2012)
103. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler (Cycle n for w)
104. Putting Makeup on Dead People by Jen Violi (Read July 19th, 2012)
105. Awake at Dawn by C. C. Hunter (Cycle e for a) (Read August 10th, 2012)
106. Born at Midnight by C. C. Hunter (Cycle n with b) (Read July 29th, 2012)
107. Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson (Cycle t with c)
108. The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton (Cycle e for f) (Read September 9th, 2012)
109. Girl of Nightmares by Kendra Blake (Read October 15th, 2012)
110. The Selection by Kiera Cass (Read June 16th, 2012)
111. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows (Cycle n for i) (Read April 11th, 2012)
112. Jersey Angel by Beth Ann Bauman (Cycle e for j)
113. Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott
114. Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris (Read July 12th, 2012)
115. Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis (Read August 30th, 2012)
116.The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore (Read November 29th, 2012)
117. Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig (Cycle e with p) (Read September 27th, 2012)
118. Don't You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire (Read August 11th, 2012)
119. Hunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
120. Ten by Gretchen McNeil (Read October 15th, 2012)
121. Rapture by Lauren Kate (Cycle n with r) (Read July 21st, 2012)
122. Until I Die by Amy Plum (Cycle e with u) (Read July 22nd, 2012)
123. Vesper by Jeff Sampson (Cycle e with v) (Read April 5th 2012)
124. Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakeley-Cartwright
125. Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter (Read July 31st, 2012)
126. Rivals and Retribution by Shannon Delanney (Read February 23, 2013)
127. Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Alison Moulton (Cycle n with w) (Read August 3rd, 2012)
128. The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Lees Brennan (Read December 3rd 2012)
129. Angelfire by Courtney Alison Moulton (Cycle n with a) (Read July 25th, 2012)
130. Bargains and Betrayals by Shannon Delanney (Cycle e with b) (Read July 28th, 2012)
131. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (Read May 2nd, 2012)
132. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally (Cycle e with c) (Read September 25th, 2012)
133. Fear by Michael Grant (Cycle n with f) (Read June 15th, 2012)
134. Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott (Read April 15th, 2012)
135. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
135. Infamous by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Cycle e with i) (Read July 20th, 2012)
136. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Read November 17th, 2012)
137. Rivals and Retribution by Shannon Delanney  Can't read this book twice!
138. Julie and Julia by Julie Powell (Cycle n for j)
139. The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Micheal
140. Oceans of Fire by Christine Feehan (Cycle e for o) (Read May 14th-15th, 2012)
141. Pants of Fire by Meg Cabot (cycle e for p) (Read April 22nd, 2012)
142. The Unidentified by Rae Mariz (Cycle e for u)
143. Dreaming Awake by Gwen Hayes (Read July 24th, 2012)
144. The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell (Cycle e for v)
145. Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach (Cycle e for w)
146. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons (Cycle e for a) (Read July 13th, 2012)
147. 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody (Read January 26th, 2013)
148. Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay (Read November 21st, 2012)
149. Deity by Jennifer Armentrout (Read December 12th, 2012)
150. Betrayals by Lili St. Crow (Cycle y for b) (Read June 5th, 2012)
151. Fury by Rebecca Lim (Cycle s with f) (Read October 3rd, 2012)
152. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (Cycle y for i) (Read April 9th, 2012)


  1. interesting but i have to check my books first

  2. interesting but i have to check my books first

  3. hey this sounds like alot of fun :D im definitely interested in trying it out!

  4. oh and awesome blog! :D new follower -

  5. It is a lot of fun :) getting to read books that I wanted to read, but didn't have an incentive to, and now I do :)

    And thanks!


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