January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.
Here is the challenge in Laurie's words:
"How does this reading challenge work? Choose the option that works best for you...
Authors -- Read alphabetically by author. Commit to 26 books.
Titles -- Read alphabetically by title. Commit to 26 books.
Authors & Titles -- Commit to reading 52 books
How strict is the 26 or 52? I know it isn't always easy to find those difficult letters. The thought of finding the X's (for example) might scare folks away. It shouldn't! I'm a merciful host! (Ask anyone!)
If you want to give the X's a go... For authors, try to find an X in the first name, middle name, or last name. For titles, it doesn't have to be the starting word. Try to find an X somewhere in a title, and it'd count in my book.
Still can't find a book for the letter you need? I'll take your word for it. I've been there. I know. If your library doesn't see the need to order books just because it starts with an X, then I don't blame you for not wanting to special order a book that you may or may not enjoy. You gave it your best, don't feel bad. You can still make this challenge work for you. "
I've decided for some reason to do BOTH, mainly because I'm crazy and a gluten for punishment. I'm going to try to fill up the titles first and when a title doesn't fit then I'll move to Authors.
B - Bangkok 8 by John Burdett - Jan 16
C - Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - Mar 04
H - The HUNGER Games by Suzanne Collins - Jan 09
M - MockingJay by Suzanne Collins - Mar 05
S - Something Wicked this way comes by Ray Bradbury