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September AlphaKIT: F and W

2019 Category Challenge

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Aug 14, 6:01pm Top

Welcome to AlphaKIT for September

The rules are... none! Use the letters however you like to choose your reads for the month. Well, okay, there is one rule: Have Fun!

September AlphaKIT letters are : F and W.


Please remember to update the wiki and enter books alphabetically: https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/2019_AlphaKIT#September:_-_Letters_F_and...

Aug 14, 8:09pm Top

I've got quite a few options here but I think I will choose Full Moon by P G Woodhouse to go for a double.

Aug 14, 9:04pm Top

There will likely be things I read for other challenges that will fit, but I'll figure out something for F, just in case. In case there isn't another W (or I might read this one, even if there is another), one option for me:
- The Woman Who Can't Forget / Jill Price

Aug 15, 3:35am Top

I have Translation of the Bones by Francesca Kay for this month, an orange prize listed book.

Aug 15, 4:10am Top

My reading plans for this year have kind of fallen off the rails. But my plan is to read Laws of Murder by Charles Finch and The Martian by Andy Weir.

Edited: Aug 15, 10:17am Top

>2 Robertgreaves: - Excellent choice! You can never go wrong with a Wodehouse book.

Not sure what I'll be reading but am eyeing Choked Off by Andrea Frazier and Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper.

Aug 15, 11:04am Top

I'm planning on Jasper Fforde's The Woman Who Died a Lot, which works for both letters! Other possibilities for "W" are Well Met by Jen DeLuca and A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas.

Aug 15, 2:53pm Top

I have a lot that will fit but I think I'm going to read The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan and maybe
the next Jacqueline Winspear for W.

Aug 15, 10:44pm Top

These letters work out nicely for me as I am hoping to read Waiting for Wednesday by Nicci French, Panopticon by Jenni Fagan, Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse and The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker.

Aug 15, 10:44pm Top

I just was talking about Wolf Willow by Wallace Stegner in another thread, and now I see there's an F in the subtitle . . . .

Aug 16, 2:03am Top

I'll be reading Wheels within Wheels by F. Paul Wilson for a double.

Aug 16, 7:34am Top

Aug 16, 8:42pm Top

This is an opportunity to read Witold Gombrowicz's Ferdyduke, which covers both letters. It's been on my shelf for a while.

Edited: Aug 23, 8:58pm Top

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Aug 20, 1:36pm Top

Some authors I am considering; Faulkner, Winterson.

Edited: Sep 18, 2:47pm Top

I think I have way too many candidates for this month:

✔Bound For Murder
Clarets of Fire
✔Crepe Expectations by Sarah Fox
Digging For Trouble
✔Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Fatal Cajun Festival
Fields' Guide to Abduction
First Hit of the Season
Gown With the Wind
Little Shop of Found Things: A Novel
Michelangelo : the Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel
Murder on the South of France
✔Past Due For Murder
Street of the Five Moons
Temptation of Forgiveness
Thread on Arrival by Leas Wait
Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower
Tudor Dawn by David Field
✔Vanishing Man by Charles Finch
Wed, Read, and Dead
✔Yeast of Eden by Sarah Fox

Aug 25, 5:30pm Top

I am planning to read Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary, since that fits with my Newbery Award personal reading category. Not sure about the "W" yet, although I have two in mind.

Aug 26, 6:54am Top

>18 LadyoftheLodge: that is my most favorite Ramona book! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Edited: Aug 26, 8:13am Top

I will read Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Works for W 3 ways.

Edited: Aug 30, 7:35pm Top

I will also read Vile Bodies in September. Evelyn Waugh.

Sep 1, 2:21pm Top

I read two books by Wanda Brunstetter et al for NetGalley, so I will count those for my W selection.
Amish Front Porch Stories and The Brides of Big Valley.

Sep 2, 10:55am Top

Read Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. Now for some title fun, I'm going to start Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane.

Sep 2, 7:31pm Top

I have completed my read of Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse for "W".

Edited: Sep 2, 8:45pm Top

Finished Vile Bodies by Waugh. It was a quick one.

Sep 2, 10:07pm Top

Frederic F. Van de Water has just the right initials for this challenge, and he wrote The Eye of Lucifer, which I just read. This 1927 murder-mystery-thriller showed its age, and not very attractively.

Sep 3, 9:20am Top

Finished Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh.

Sep 4, 4:52pm Top

Finished my first "W" Waiting for Bojangles 5 Stars!

Sep 4, 7:27pm Top

Currently reading another double "Lingua Franca" by William Thacker.

Edited: Sep 9, 7:39am Top

COMPLETED Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate for a lot of Ws.

Sep 9, 5:05pm Top

I started the Murderbot Diaries (by Martha Wells) - This series is about a killer security unit ("SecUnit") who disables its governing module and, instead of going on a killing spree as expected, starts watching and listening to thousands of hours of media, in particular a TV drama/soap opera called "Sanctuary Moon!" With free agency, the Murderbot sets its own agenda. These are rather expensive given that they are only about 150+ pages or so each in length so I recommend borrowing them from the library. I got the first one, All Systems Red in e-book form (only $3.99!) and the second one; Artificial Condition via a comp code from Downpour (Not a fan of the audiobook narrator: In a situation where the main character is described as genderless, the audiobook publishers decided to cast a young, Africa-America male. In reading it in my head, the voice is much more neutral.) I borrowed the third book, Rogue Protocol from my Library/Libby and placed the fourth one on hold. Hopefully it will come in before the month is over!

Sep 9, 9:18pm Top

Read Anthony Trollope's Doctor Wortle's School. Just what I wanted: multi-dimensional characters, a sure moral sense (which reminds me of Jane Austen), humour, and happy endings for the deserving.

Sep 11, 12:55pm Top

Finished The Devil's Feather by Minette Walters that hit both letters. Not a bad read, but not one of Walters' best.

Edited: Sep 13, 1:33pm Top

Finished my second W this month Twisted Threads by Lea Wait. Meh...I was lured in by the cozy seaside setting and the needlework theme, but the writing and plot didn't hold up for me. Satisfied two challenges in one though!

Sep 13, 8:19pm Top

Finished Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane which covers both letters.

Sep 13, 8:54pm Top

COMPLETED Full Moon by P. G. Wodehouse.

Starting The Gardens of Delight by Ian Watson

Sep 14, 7:29am Top

Sep 16, 9:29pm Top

Finished Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist for my F.

Edited: Sep 16, 10:06pm Top

I have completed Murder in Greenwich Village by Liz Freeland and Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather.

Sep 16, 10:42pm Top

What the Night Knows / Dean Koontz. 4.5 stars
4.5 stars

When John was a kid, his entire family was murdered. He killed the murderer. His family was the last of four families to be murdered at the time. John is now married with kids of his own and is a cop. 20 years later and another family is murdered, seemingly by the 14-year old son. But there are too many similarities to the first of the four family murders 20 years earlier for there to be a coincidence…

I really liked this. It drew me in immediately. It did slow down in the middle (but in part, I also think that’s because I had shorter amounts of time that I could sit and read; I would have liked to sit for longer periods of time for this book), and it picked up again at the end. It is horror, it is violent. I found many parts of it, especially at the start, very creepy (which I love, but wasn’t great to be reading right before bed, which I mostly was for this one!). Definitely creepy...

Sep 18, 12:40pm Top

I have completed Dead Lovely by Helen Fitzgerald for my 'F' read.

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