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November AlphaKIT: S and Y

2019 Category Challenge

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Oct 14, 6:35pm Top

Welcome to AlphaKIT for November (already!)

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!

November AlphaKIT letters are : S and Y.


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

Oct 14, 7:28pm Top

I was a bit worried about Y, but then I found "My Cat Yugoslavia" by Pajtim Statovci buried in the virtual TBR shelf.

Oct 14, 7:59pm Top

>2 Robertgreaves: I love those doubles!

Oct 14, 8:07pm Top

>3 majkia: My greatest triumph was a couple of years ago when the author's name and the title each contained a double.

Oct 14, 11:32pm Top

Lots of options for S...

For Y, I own one, and the others on my tbr, my library doesn't have, so that leaves the one I own:

- The 5th Wave / Rick Yancey

Edited: Oct 15, 6:14am Top

Maybe The Case of Comrade Tulayev by Victor Serge with an introduction by Susan Sontag. But lately the brain is saying no to reading anything requiring intelligence, so I'll probably end up with an elderly republished mystery.

Misspelled Tulayev. Not a good start!

Oct 15, 7:24am Top

My plan is to read The Limpopo Academy of Detection by Alexander McCall Smith and Aunty Lee's Delights by Ovidia Yu.

Oct 15, 9:56am Top

I'm planning to knock out both letters with Tessa Dare's Do You Want to Start a Scandal.

Edited: Today, 1:09pm Top

This list of possibles is a bit more manageable!

The Woman in Cabin
✔Bear in Love by Sam Loman
First Hit of the Season
Have Yourself a Beary Little Murder
The Woman in Cabin 10
✔Killer in the Carriage House by Sheila Connolly
Knot What You Think (A Quilting Mystery)
Lady Risks All by Stephanie Laurens
Little Shop of Found Things: A Novel
Michelangelo : the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel
Murder on the South of France
✔Murder with Cherry Tarts by Karen Rose Smith
One Last Summer
Permanently Booked (The Ladies Smythe & Westin)
Spark of Light: A Novel
Street of the Five Moons
Unto Us a Son Is Given (Guido Brunetti)

Oct 15, 4:38pm Top

I've found my November double, My Soul to Take by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir.

Oct 17, 11:21am Top

I will probably read A Year Down Yonder and Sarah Plain and Tall which are couple of my favorite kid books.

Oct 18, 2:49pm Top

I am planning on reading The Bastard of Instanbul by Elif Safak and Black Chalk by Christopher Yates.

Oct 25, 7:22am Top

I have chosen Half A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Oct 25, 9:25am Top

Oct 31, 10:11pm Top

Although I started it yesterday, it's continuing into November so I will put here "1666: Plague, War, and Hellfire" by Rebecca Rideal

Edited: Nov 1, 1:41am Top

Senior moment.

Nov 1, 11:50am Top

I started reading Sword of Shannara last month but decided it would work even better here for S.

Nov 3, 6:36pm Top

I finished They Shoot Horses Don't They by Horace McCoy, for S (Shoot)

Nov 4, 1:47pm Top

I'm about to start Don't You Forget about Me by Mhairi McFarlane for my "Y" book.

Edited: Nov 4, 3:43pm Top

Finished The Langoliers by Stephen King. Another S

Nov 5, 4:59pm Top

Edited: Nov 5, 8:00pm Top

I'm currently reading Fast Food Nation (by Eric Schlosser) - This NF book about the fast food industry has been off and on my TBR stacks ever since it was published seventeen years ago! I decided to finally take the plunge with the caveat that if it came across as too dated, I would move on but so far it's still relevant...

Nov 5, 6:52pm Top

Starting "The Encircling Sea" by Adrian Goldworthy

Nov 5, 7:04pm Top

>20 VivienneR: that's a Kaminsky I have not read! Nice to see someone reading his books.

Nov 8, 11:00am Top

I re-read Sarah, Plain and Tall which is one of my fave books of all time.

Nov 8, 11:14am Top

>28 LadyoftheLodge: did you know there are several sequels to that story? I've read them and they're all good.

Nov 8, 6:37pm Top

For "S" I read Printer's Devil (aka Author Unknown) by Clemence Dane and Helen Simpson. It's an enjoyable, literate, light novel with some mystery and romance.

Edited: Nov 9, 11:26am Top

>29 fuzzi: I have not read those, although I think I own Skylark. I will need to check out the others.

Edited: Nov 9, 3:36pm Top

I have completed both my S and Y reads with The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak and Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates.

Yesterday, 4:05pm Top

I completed A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck. I love this book and have read it several times. I want to be Grandma Dowdel when I am old!

Today, 1:10pm Top

FYI: 2020 AlphaKIT is up, wiki is ready, and letters are selected. The 2020 Challenge group has also voted on the regular CATs.

The 2020 AlphaKIT main thread is here: https://www.librarything.com/topic/312224

Today, 10:15pm Top

>36 majkia: your efforts are greatly appreciated!!!

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