Monthly Mix-Up Mania


There is an entire blog for this one! The challenge of Monthly Mix-Up Mania is to read a book for each letter from each month of year. Counting each letter of all twelve months, that's a total of 74 books.

The official start date for my third round is April 1st, 2019. The challenge runs for two years. The end date will be March 31, 2021.

The guidelines are simple (but I've also changed them slightly from the official page):
  • Each book can only be used once.
  • Once assigned to a letter, a book may be moved if it works better somewhere else.
  • "A", "An", and "The" do not count as the first word. All other books may only use the first word in the title.
As mentioned, this is my third time participating. I completed 37 out of 74 books in the 2017-2019 round and 42 out of 74 books in the 2015-2017 Edition. We'll see if I can improve upon that this go round.

I'll keep track of my progress simply by filling in the letters as I go. If the books used are reviewed, they'll be hyperlinked to their reviews. I'll also be indicating the finishing date in parentheses after the title & author.

Can't get much easier, right?


2020-2021 Edition

35 / 74 Books Completed

J: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
A: After the End by Clare Mackintosh
N: Not So Long Ago, Not So Far Away by Trisha Slay
U: The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane
A: The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
R: The Rejected Writers' Book Club by Suzanne Kelman
Y:

F:
E: Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Reid Jenkins
B: Becoming by Michelle Obama
R:
U:
A: Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
R:
Y:

M: The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia
A: The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot
R:
C: Checking Out by Nick Spalding
H:

A: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
P:
R:
I:
L: The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire Prentice

M: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg
A:
Y:

J: Jerkwater by Jamie Zerndt
U:
N: The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
E: Ever Alice by H.J. Ramsay

J:
U:
L:
Y:

A:
U:
G: The Gillespie County Fair by Marc Hess
U:
S: The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher
T: Tamarack County by William Kent Krueger

S: Scythe by Neal Shusterman
E:
P:
T: Things that Fall from the Sky by Selja Ahava
E:
M: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
B: The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison
E:
R:

O: Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum
C: Chances Are... by Richard Russo
T: Tidelands by Philippa Gregory
O:
B: Buy or Die by Theodor Ventskevich
E:
R:

N:
O:
V: Very Nice by Marcy Dermansky
E:
M: The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
B: The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World by Amy Reed
E:
R:

D: Daisy Miller by Henry James
E:
C:
E:
M: Me, Myself & Him by Chris Tebbetts
B: The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan
E:
R:


2017-2019 Edition

37 / 74 Books Completed


J:
A: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
N:
U: Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
A: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
R: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Y: Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige

F: Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares
E: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
B: The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
R:
U:
A: The Altruists by Andrew Ridker
R:
Y:

M: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A:
R:
C: Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
H: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

A: 
P: The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
R:
I: It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
L: Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

M: The Master Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
A:
Y:

J:
U:
N:
E:

J:
U:
L: The Lauras by Sara Taylor
Y:

A:
U:
G: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
U:
S: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
T: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

S: A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay
E:
P: Paper Towns by John Green
T: Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory
E:
M: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
B: Beartown by Fredrik Backman
E:
R:

O: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
C: Caraval by Stephanie Garber
T: The Truth About Us by Dalene Flannigan
O: On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
B: Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
E:
R:

N:
O: Only Ever Her by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
V:
E:
M: Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel by James Markert
B: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
E:
R:

D: Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
E:
C: The Crucible by Arthur Miller
E:
M: My Sister's Lies by S.D. Robertson
B: Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
E:
R:


2015-2017 Edition

42 / 74 Books Completed


J:
A: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
N: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
U:
A: Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
R: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Y: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

F: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
E: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
B: Business by Linda Ferrell, Geoffrey A. Hirt, O.C. Ferrell
R: River Town by Peter Hessler
U:
A: As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
R:
Y:

M: Macroeconomics in Modules by Paul Krugman
A: Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
R:
C: Crafting Truth by Bruce Ballenger
H: The Hand that Feeds You by A.J. Rich

A: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
P: The Practice of Creative Writing by Heather Sellers
R:
I: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
L: Looking for Alaska by John Green

M: Microeconomics in Modules by Paul Krugman
A: Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa by Yukichi Fukuzawa
Y:

J:
U:
N: Nothing Like Looking by Chris Van Hakes
E: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

J:
U:
L: Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Y:

A:
U:
G: The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
U:
S: Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
T: Tell it Slant by Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola

S: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by The Pearl Poet
E:
P: Porko von Popbutton by William Pene du Bois
T: Things Unsaid by Diana Y. Paul
E:
M: The Mischievians by William Joyce
B: Beowulf by Anonymous
E:
R:

O: The Opposite of Maybe by Maddie Dawson
C: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
T: Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
O: Othello by William Shakespeare
B: Binge by Tyler Oakley
E:
R:

N: The Norton Introduction to Literature by Alison Booth
O: The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Stirling
V:
E:
M:
B: The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
E:
R:

D: The Duff by Kody Keplinger
E:
C: The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi
E:
M:
B: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
E:
R:

2 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm a bad host! You should have been one of the bloggers I was visiting all through A to Z.

    Good luck with your reading,

    Gina

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    1. Really can't blame you. There are just SOOO many participants out there. Glad that you were able to come and visit me. :)

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