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November AlphaKIT: S and Y

2019 Category Challenge

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1majkia
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.

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

2Robertgreaves
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.

3majkia
Oct 14, 7:59pm Top

>2 Robertgreaves: I love those doubles!

4Robertgreaves
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.

5LibraryCin
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

6pamelad
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!

7dudes22
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.

8christina_reads
Oct 15, 9:56am Top

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

9cyderry
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)

10jeanned
Oct 15, 4:38pm Top

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

11LadyoftheLodge
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.

13DeltaQueen50
Oct 18, 2:49pm Top

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

14JayneCM
Oct 25, 7:22am Top

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

15majkia
Oct 25, 9:25am Top

16Robertgreaves
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

17pamelad
Edited: Nov 1, 1:41am Top

Senior moment.

18Kristelh
Nov 1, 11:50am Top

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

21Kristelh
Nov 3, 6:36pm Top

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

22christina_reads
Nov 4, 1:47pm Top

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

23Kristelh
Edited: Nov 4, 3:43pm Top

Finished The Langoliers by Stephen King. Another S

24LittleTaiko
Nov 5, 4:59pm Top

25Tanya-dogearedcopy
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...

26Robertgreaves
Nov 5, 6:52pm Top

Starting "The Encircling Sea" by Adrian Goldworthy

27fuzzi
Nov 5, 7:04pm Top

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

28LadyoftheLodge
Nov 8, 11:00am Top

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

29fuzzi
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.

30NinieB
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.

32LadyoftheLodge
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.

33DeltaQueen50
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.

34LadyoftheLodge
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!

36majkia
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

37fuzzi
Today, 10:15pm Top

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

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