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AlphaCAT for November: K and Y

2013 Category Challenge

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1majkia
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:

http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/2013_AlphaCAT#November

2RidgewayGirl
Oct 16, 2013, 9:09am Top

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

3majkia
Oct 16, 2013, 10:54am Top

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

4mamzel
Oct 16, 2013, 12:37pm Top

Have you never had a Kahlua and YooHoo?

5majkia
Oct 16, 2013, 2:33pm Top

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

6DeltaQueen50
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.

7rabbitprincess
Oct 16, 2013, 6:34pm Top

Bwaaahahaha!

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.

8LittleTaiko
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.

9majkia
Oct 17, 2013, 8:23am Top

10thornton37814
Oct 24, 2013, 9:17pm Top

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

11Roro8
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.

12fuzzi
Oct 27, 2013, 2:37pm Top

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

13BookLizard
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.

14majkia
Oct 30, 2013, 11:07pm Top

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

15aliciamay
Oct 31, 2013, 5:36pm Top

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

16Bjace
Oct 31, 2013, 5:40pm Top

17DeltaQueen50
Nov 3, 2013, 8:10pm Top

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

18Roro8
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).

19LittleTaiko
Nov 4, 2013, 4:06pm Top

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

20Robertgreaves
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.

21aliciamay
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.

22LittleTaiko
Nov 6, 2013, 4:04pm Top

23Roro8
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.

24majkia
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....

25dudes22
Nov 7, 2013, 8:51pm Top

Finished A Violet March by Evan Katy

26Robertgreaves
Nov 8, 2013, 4:06am Top

27aliciamay
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.

28christina_reads
Nov 10, 2013, 6:24pm Top

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

29dudes22
Nov 15, 2013, 6:17am Top

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

30DeltaQueen50
Nov 15, 2013, 9:47pm Top

I finished Good Graces by Leslie Kagen.

31thornton37814
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.

32RidgewayGirl
Nov 16, 2013, 9:25am Top

I'm reading Kittyhawk Down by Garry Disher.

33aliciamay
Nov 18, 2013, 3:16pm Top

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

34cbl_tn
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.

35BookLizard
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.

36Robertgreaves
Nov 27, 2013, 10:34pm Top

Starting Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

37Roro8
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!

38Kristelh
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.

39cbl_tn
Nov 30, 2013, 6:17pm Top

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

40cbl_tn
Nov 30, 2013, 7:57pm Top

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

41Robertgreaves
Edited: Dec 1, 2013, 9:43am Top

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