This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
  • LibraryThing
  • Book discussions
  • Your LibraryThing
  • Join to start using.

AlphaCAT for November: K and Y

2013 Category Challenge

Join LibraryThing to post.

This topic is currently marked as "dormant"—the last message is more than 90 days old. You can revive it by posting a reply.

Oct 15, 2013, 6:50pm Top

The 2013 Alphabetical Challenge for November is for the letters K and Y

Don't forget to update the wiki with your challenge books:


Oct 16, 2013, 9:09am Top

That is an unfortunate combination of letters. I much preferred G & T!

Oct 16, 2013, 10:54am Top

lol. I need a G&T about now. ;)

Oct 16, 2013, 12:37pm Top

Have you never had a Kahlua and YooHoo?

Oct 16, 2013, 2:33pm Top

#4 by mamzel> LOL... I might have to try that, just because it sounds so.... uhm....

Oct 16, 2013, 5:26pm Top

I am definitely going to be reading Good Graces by Lesley Kagen and hopefully, You Are One of Them by Elliott Holt.

Oct 16, 2013, 6:34pm Top


Oh good I do have a book with a K title: Kiss, by Ed McBain. I also have a few books by Julie Kaewert to reread.

For Y I could read a play: Yesterday the Children Were Dancing, by Gratien Gélinas.

Oct 16, 2013, 9:22pm Top

Am planning on reading the following: Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler and Don't Quit Your Day Job by Sonny Brewer.

Oct 17, 2013, 8:23am Top

Oct 24, 2013, 9:17pm Top

At least seeing this thread reminded me that I need to post the "J" I just finished today.

Oct 26, 2013, 5:34pm Top

I'm thinking of The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. Maybe The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell as well. I am not always the best at planning my reading though something else always seems to jump out at me.

Oct 27, 2013, 2:37pm Top

I'm thinking of tackling one of my Sharon K Penman tomes for this month's challenge.

Oct 30, 2013, 10:46pm Top

I have The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrelyn Sparks and Waiting to Be Heard by Amanda Knox. I'm on the waitlist for a couple of ebooks by Lisa Kleypas - hopefully they'll be in before Thanksgiving.

No ideas for Y.

Oct 30, 2013, 11:07pm Top

Just started God Save the Queen by Kate Locke. Also.... steampunk!

Oct 31, 2013, 5:36pm Top

I've started Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun.

Oct 31, 2013, 5:40pm Top

Nov 3, 2013, 8:10pm Top

I finished my first November AlphaCat for "Y", You Are One of Them by Elliott Holt.

Nov 4, 2013, 3:47am Top

Yesterday I completed Young Bloods by Simon Scarrow. My first Y book for the month. It is historical fiction, telling the story of Napoleon and Wellington (the first in a quartet).

Nov 4, 2013, 4:06pm Top

Finished my Y book - Don't Quit Your Day Job - really enjoyed this book.

Nov 5, 2013, 3:20am Top

I've got some possibilities for K and Y books in my physical and virtual TBR piles, but I'm now starting Barbara Pym's "An Academic Question", recording it here since if there was a thread for the year long Q and X books, I can't find it.

Nov 5, 2013, 1:30pm Top

I finished one K book, Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun. It was really good, in an understated way. Onto the next one, A Hologram for the King.

Nov 6, 2013, 4:04pm Top

Nov 7, 2013, 1:41am Top

I'm half way though The Serpent and the Pearl by Kate Quinn - there's a K and a Q.

Nov 7, 2013, 3:24pm Top

just finsihed God Save the Queen. What an interesting steampunk world!

About to start Knots and Crosses - just for something completely different....

Nov 7, 2013, 8:51pm Top

Finished A Violet March by Evan Katy

Nov 8, 2013, 4:06am Top

Nov 8, 2013, 5:03pm Top

I finished A Hologram for the King, which was weird. Now I'm reading God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut and not expecting it to be any less weird.

Nov 10, 2013, 6:24pm Top

@ 27 -- LOL! Hope you enjoy weird books. :)

Nov 15, 2013, 6:17am Top

Earlier this week I finished A Thousand Tomorrows by Karen Kingsbury.

Nov 15, 2013, 9:47pm Top

I finished Good Graces by Leslie Kagen.

Nov 15, 2013, 10:31pm Top

I always forget to post my completions here. I finished Brooklyn, NY 2-Day Foodie Tour by Kelley Gudahl.

Nov 16, 2013, 9:25am Top

I'm reading Kittyhawk Down by Garry Disher.

Nov 18, 2013, 3:16pm Top

>28 christina_reads: Happy to report that God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater was a delightfully weird read : )

Nov 24, 2013, 6:22pm Top

I finished my Y book for November: The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon. It's also a Hugo winner and fits this month's AwardsCAT.

Nov 26, 2013, 10:10pm Top

I added 4 Ks to the wiki:

Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas
Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas
The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrelyn Sparks
Waiting to Be Heard by Amanda Knox

I'm currently rereading Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Don't think I'll get any Ys read.

Nov 27, 2013, 10:34pm Top

Starting Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

Nov 28, 2013, 2:50am Top

>36 Robertgreaves: I loved that book!

I read The Girl in the Green Sweater by Krystyna Chiger. It is a memoir of a young polish jew girl's survival of WWII. Now I am reading The Shadow Year. I probably only have 100 pages to go so I had a lot of trouble putting it down last night as some plot twists are starting to be revealed!

Edited: Nov 30, 2013, 11:07am Top

I read The History of Love by Nicole Krauss and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce.

Nov 30, 2013, 6:17pm Top

I read A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid. I wish I had tried some of her fiction instead.

Nov 30, 2013, 7:57pm Top

And one last K book: King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard.

Edited: Dec 1, 2013, 9:43am Top

Group: 2013 Category Challenge

200 members

40,061 messages


This topic is not marked as primarily about any work, author or other topic.




About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 135,760,153 books! | Top bar: Always visible