Sunday, March 20, 2016

2016 A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

Here is my theme for the 2016 Blogging from A to Z Challenge in April: Authors of mostly YA books, a few MG books, and maybe a couple of short stories I read during my younger years. For each post, I will name one author with an initial in their name that matches the day’s assigned letter. I hope to give a quote from each author and then share a little about their story and the impression it left. There might be book spoilers in some of the posts but that said, all the featured books are at least 10+ years old. So it isn’t like I’m giving away endings for new releases.

It wasn’t easy picking the authors and books for this month. Sometimes I felt a little guilty about choosing one author over another for there are many authors and books I could and should share about.  I also made a point of not profiling any book that I’d already written extensively about here. 

So that’s my blogging theme for April. Are you participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge this year? If so, what’s your theme?

28 comments:

Melissa Sugar said...

Sounds like a fun theme. I'm sure some letters were hard to choose between so many favorites and others were hard to find an author with that letter. I will chaco back in April in to which authors you ultimately selected.

If you visit my theme reveal I hope you won't give up on me. I'm on the tail end of a blog makeover and my blog is loading really slow, but the design company assured me it will be working properly in time for the challenge, and probably by midday today. Thanks. I'm looking forward to reading your posts.

Ipsita Banerjee said...

Hi, this is very interesting, as I love to read too. I'm visiting from the A2Z Challenge. I have entered two blogs in, do check them out when you can, I think you will like them. ipsitabanerjee.wordpress.com and www.asliverofmoonbeam.blogspot.com.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like a great theme. I love learning about books.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cool! Yeah, that would be difficult to pare it down to just one book.

Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

It must have been really hard making the final decision for some of the letters. Good luck during April, I hope you have a great challenge. See you when it all kicks off :)
Tasha
Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

Pat Hatt said...

Sounds good indeed. Sometimes it can be hard to narrow down.

Deborah Weber said...

Fun theme - I look forward to seeing your choices.

Tawnya Rivers said...

Awesome theme! I'm excited to reading about your choices!

Ravyne said...

Sounds like a fun theme! I look forward to the Authors you've come up with! I will be doing two blogs this year. A personal theme on People Who Inspire Me @ As The Fates Would Have It and Science Fiction flash fiction @ Promptly Written. You can check out the links to both blogs below. See you in 10 days! ~Lori~

Lori @ As the Fates Would Have It
Lori @ Promptly Written

M.J. Fifield said...

Oh, I love your theme! I attempted to put together a list of novels I've loved to use in the challenge, but was having a hard time selecting titles for the list. Like you said, I felt guilty for choosing one author over another.

Looking forward to reading your posts!

Tara Tyler R said...

ooo, retro authors from the good old days! great theme!

The Really Real Housewives

Nilanjana Bose said...

Cool theme. Choosing just one author/book/anything is always hard. Best of luck for the challenge!

Nilanjana
Madly-in-Verse

Claire Annette said...

I am looking forward to seeing which books you choose. I think it is a great idea to reintroduce some books written awhile ago. Best of luck!

Joanne said...

books and authors are always a good way to go. sounds fun

Stepheny Houghtlin said...

Addicted to books and reading. I'll see you in April.

Random Musings said...

I love books, especially YA fiction so I've added you to my "to visit" list! This year, I'm doing 100 word flash fiction :)
Debbie

S.P. Bowers said...

Sounds like the perfect theme for A-Z. Can't wait to add more books to my TBR list.

Nick Wilford said...

Nice theme. Look forward to some recommendations!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Sounds good! I'm always looking for YA (and MG) recommendations for my kids.

Stuart Lennon said...

Nice theme! Good luck with the Challenge.

Gail Park said...

Hooray for books! YA lit is one of my favorite types to read. I'll be checking back to see if any of my favs are on your list! Gail at Making Life An Art

Narayana Rao said...

Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits. My theme Blog Promotion
Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 - Co-Participant - Nrao - NRao Blogs
@knoltweet
NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts
Management Theory Review

JEN Garrett said...

No worries about the spoilers here! Sometimes I'm more likely to read a book if I know a few spoilers about it. :)

Grazona said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'll be sure to come back and check out your posts. I'm excited to see so many people writing about books this year!
Ramona at
http://benicefollowrules.blogspot.com

Carol Z said...

Love to read -- and write -- about books. I'm doing a search for the best coffee in New York. Happy A to Z.

Karen O'Connor said...

I love YA literature. Can't wait to see which ones you picked!

@WeekendsInMaine
Weekends in Maine

Le Belletrist said...

Reading YA always brings back the memories for me. Looking Forward to your posts!
Goodluck for the challege

Mandy Justin said...

Wow! Great theme! I have no idea how you narrowed down your authors; that would be a hard choice to make. Can't wait to see what made the cut! :)

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