Saturday, June 12, 2021

Read the Alphabet Challenge

This year I am partnering with the lovely Lauren from Shooting Stars Mag, and we're doing a little something called: Read the Alphabet Challenge. What? Another challenge? Yes! Why not? We all love challenging ourselves, and this one has very unique limitations. Starting in January, you will be challenged to read books that start with specific letters, and obviously some months will be harder than others (what books start with Q, X & Z??).

The months will be organized like so:



  1. This challenge will run from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 (your local time). You can sign up now or in June -- it doesn't matter! The form will remain open all year (on this post and the corresponding post at Shooting Stars Mag).
  2. The goal is to read books that start with a certain letter, and each month will present a new challenge.
  3. The books can be in any format (audio, ebook, physical -- whatever floats your boat).
  4. Any and all genres count -- whoop.
  5. Re-reads are also allowed! If you read the book this year -- and it starts with the right letter -- it counts.
  6. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate! You just need a way to track your progress (Goodreads, Instagram, LibraryThing, YouTube, etc.).
  7. Create a post somewhere that states your intention to participate. If you're a book blogger, you can just grab the button from the top of the page (please give credit and list the blogs hosting this challenge), and do a quick post letting everyone know that you've accepted the RTA challenge. Sharing is caring! Competition is fun!
  8. We will do an update and a giveaway every quarter (that's once every three months: March, June, September, December), and there will be a Google form that you can fill out all year! Read a book. Add a book. There is no limit to the number of books you can read for this challenge!
  9. You have to review the book in some capacity (on any platform). It can be a tweet, an IG post, a vlog -- whatever makes you happy. You'll need to leave a link for each review that you want an entry for.
  10. Have fun! Re-read some old favorites, challenge yourself to read a title you've never heard of, or dig deep and only read books with specific letters every month. It's entirely up to you!
  11. Books that start with the can be used during October, or you can choose to go with the next word in the book's title. We're not going to be picky about this, just play honestly!
Don't forget to SHARE your updates on social media! Official Challenge Tags: #ReadTheAlphabet2021 #ReadTheAlphabetChallenge2021 #RTA2021 #RTAC2021

You can sign up for the Read the Alphabet Challenge 2020 here. It's also where you'll be able to link up the books you've read! Just save/favorite the page for future use.

Lauren and I said we'd choose a winner every three months, but time got away from us! We've randomly selected two winners for June to make up for it. ๐Ÿ˜…

And the winners are... *imaginary drumroll* 
Thank you both so much for participating in this challenge! Lauren is going to email you with more information. Please make sure you respond within 48 hours, or another winner will be randomly selected. 

Everyone else: It's not too late to sign up for the Read the Alphabet Challenge! We'll be giving away two more books (up to $15) in December, so make sure you're logging your books on the form.

Ant-Man #4 by Zeb Wells, Dylan Burnett, Eduard Petrovich
Ant-Man #5 by Zeb Wells, Eduard Petrovich, Dylan Burnett
The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Float Plan by Trish Doller
Guardians of the Galaxy #4 by Al Ewing, Juann Cabal, Ivan Shavrin

Guardians of the Galaxy #5 by Al Ewing, Juann Cabal, Ivan Shavrin
I'll Meet You in Your Dreams by Jessica Young, Rafael Lopez
The Last Witch #4 by Connor McCreery


  1. Ooh, I can definitely see how some of those letters would be really difficult!

    1. I haven't participated as much as I'd originally planned, but I'm trying! ๐Ÿ˜…

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    1. Thanks! It's helping me get through my physical TBR pile.

  3. That's a great challenge! I really want to do one in July, but I can't find one that suits the books that I already have. Lol.

    I hope you're having a great week, and good luck with the rest of your challenge!

    1. I've been using it to read through my physical TBR! I tend to buy books and let them sit on my shelves, so I'm trying to actually read what I already have before buying more. It's SUPER hard though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I remember doing challenges like this one when I was more active on Goodreads groups. Good luck with those tricky letters. (Goodreads Lists are a handy resource) ;-)


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