I actually finished the challenge back in November but as things were crazy in my life, and only got crazier, I just now squeaked in a review for my last book, which was "R". I chose to A - Z Titles. I wanted to do both but I was worried about reading fifty-two books. Turned out I came in at fifty-one for the year so I probably could have done it but I'm glad I stuck with just titles.
I faced a few challenges right off the bat. I started out fine with "A" but quickly found myself reading out of order. I received a few advanced reading copies that I really needed to get read so I decided it really didn't matter what order I read the books in. I also found myself with books that I really didn't want to read. That meant my carefully planned selection was changing. It was fine, I just had to accept it.
For 2010 I am going to read A - Z Authors. I'm looking forward to reading a few books I've been saving up and I'm sure I'll get distracted again. It's all right. This is all for me.
Here is my 2009 Final list for the A - Z challenge, with links to my reviews. The one on my side-bar is going away tomorrow. Time to start fresh!
A: Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
B: Baby Proof by Emily Giffin
C: The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
D: Dewey by Vicki Myron
E: Eragon by Christopher Paolini
F: Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
G: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
H: The Host by Stephenie Meyer
I: I was Told There'd be Cake by Sloane Crosley
J: Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
K: Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler
L: Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
M: Misery Loves Cabernet by Kim Gruenenfelder
N: The Next Thing on my List by Jill Smolinski
O: One Perfect Rose by Mary Jo Putney
P: Pretty in Plaid by Jen Lancaster
Q: Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot
R: The Rocky Road to Romance by Janet Evanovich
S: The Sunflower by Richard Paul Evans
T: Tribute by Nora Roberts
U: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
V: Vision in White by Nora Roberts
W: Whisper to the Blood by Dana Stabenow
X: X-Files Ground Zero by Kevin J. Anderson
Y: Yesterday's Embers by Deborah Raney
Z: Zel by Donna Jo Napoli
Now on to the next year!