A-Z Reading Challenge

2018 is right around the corner. Literally.

I don’t know about anyone else, but the end of the year is a season of several things:

  • Panic: You mean I still have to fulfill on all those things I said I’d do this year? Whaaaaa I still haven’t done that yet?
  • Ambition: I can do better next year. I published two books this last year. I know how to do it all now. Let’s try publishing a book a month for all of 2018.
  • Voices in my head: Bekah, don’t be an idiot. You will burn out if you write that fast.
  • Voices in my conscience: Bekaaaaah, you must read mooooooore.


I finally decided to agree with the voices in my conscience. This year has been one of reading a lot of nonfiction. I read so much about the craft of writing that I don’t even remember who said what in which book. Have I learned stuff? Oh yeah.

But to write good fiction, I need to read it too!

Enter the A-Z Reading Challenge, which was started by someone somewhere (seriously, I should have bookmarked the page and didn’t. Stupid me.)

This is the A-Z Reading Challenge: basically, read a book for every letter of the alphabet over the course of the year.

And being Bekah, the overachiever that I am, I decided that reading a book per letter of the alphabet this year isn’t good enough. I’m going to be reading those books and writing reviews, and also writing “Writing Lessons from *Title*” blog posts.

Not to mention that I have a lot more “lifestyle” blog post ideas.

Ramble over: here’s my TBR list for 2018.


  1. As a Sword in My Bones: Jessica C. Joiner
  2. Birthing Ella Bandita: Ivy Montgomery Mahaffey
  3. Blood of Kings (series): Jill Williamson
  4. Bow: H. Stinington
  5. CinderEddy: Kendra E. Ardnek
  6. Counted with the Stars: Connilyn Cossette
  7. Dauntless: Dina L. Sleiman
  8. Do You Take This Quest?: Kendra E. Ardnek
  9. Dreamlander: K.M. Weiland
  10. Ella the Slayer: A.W. Exley
  11. Espionage: Morgan Elizabeth Huneke
  12. Fabled: Kara Jaynes
  13. Fire and Ice Cream: K.M. Carroll
  14. Flunked: Jen Calonita
  15. Grounded: G.P. Ching
  16. Hall of Heros (anthology): A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology
  17. Honor: Rachel Rossano
  18. The Hunger Games (series): Suzanne Collins
  19. In Times Like These: Nathan Van Coops
  20. Jump: Annie Louise Twitchell
  21. J.R.R. Tolkien A Life Inspired: Wyatt North
  22. Kingdom of the New Moon: Aly Clark
  23. Kiya (series): Katie Hamstead
  24. The Legacy Human: Susan Kay Quinn
  25. The Lord of the Rings: J.R.R. Tolkien
  26. Mercy’s Prince: Katy Huth Jones
  27. No Dragons, Please!: Annie Louise Twitchell
  28. Out of the Storm: Jody Hedlund
  29. Poison Kiss: Kendra E. Ardnek
  30. Quest of Heros: Morgan Rice
  31. Remember Typhon: Kimberly A. Rogers
  32. River of Time (series): Lisa T. Bergren
  33. Skip: Perrin Briar
  34. So Sang the Dawn: AnnMarie Pavese
  35. Twisted: Bonnie M. Hennessy
  36. Until I Sleep: Lara Ann
  37. Varick’s Quest: Julie C. Gilbert
  38. Walls of Arad: Carole Towriss
  39. White Wolf and the Ash Princess: Tammy Lash


You may have noticed that there are more than 26 books in there (did you really think I could find a book title starting with an x?)

There’s also quite the variety of genres and lengths, and there’s a couple of series.

There’s also a couple of books I’ve definitely read before. But they’re GOOOOOD books, so I’m going back and rereading and making you all listen to me fangirl about them a bit more.

So here goes nothing. One Rebekah DeVall is going to be doing a lot of reading over this next year and, hopefully, a lot more writing.

Tell me about you. What’s on your TBR list? Have you read any of the books on mine? And what are your reading goals for this next year?


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