2022 A-Z: The Complete Works
Initiated in 2010, every year in April, the Blogging A-Z Challenge kicks off with a bang. Bloggers around the world come together to post 26 alphabet themed posts – one for each day of April, except Sundays – like a blogging marathon! Click here to read more about the challenge! And if you’re participating, leave your blog site in the comments, I would love to visit! I have participated 4 times so far and been a finisher 3 times – 2016, 2018 and 2021.
This year, my theme is Book Recommendations introduced via Flash Fiction! I write a short, exactly 100-word story introducing the book in some way – either its premise, authors, characters, or such. If you’re a reader, you might have read some of these or you might discover some good ones! If you’re a non-reader, you might still enjoy the 100-word flash fiction or start reading! So, here we go!
A: Animal Farm (On how power corrupts, be it animals or humans)
B: Billion Dollar Loser (Of an eccentric charmer, who builds an empire and brings it crashing down!)
C: Chanakya’s Chant (When one needs to win, no matter what the cost!)
D: Deception Point (Conspiracy theories at the highest echelons!)
E: Enid Blyton (Many a childhood favourite!)
F: Foreign Body (What happens when medical tourism goes awry?)
G: Growing up Bin Laden (How did he become who he was!)
H: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Would you like to get whisked away in a fantasy?)
I: It Ends With Us (Because domestic violence is non-negotiable!)
J: Jurassic Park (What if dinosaurs really were re-engineered!)
K: Kite Runner (A heart wrenching tale on childhood friendships)
L: Let’s Talk Money (A must-read for youngsters starting out with their careers, especially women!)
M: Mars are from Mars, Women are from Venus (Are gender differences evolution based?)
N: Not Without My Daughter (A mother’s horror story!)
O: Oxford Dictionary (Funny fictional conversation with Shashi Tharoor!)
P: Panchatantra (Featuring a witty 3.5 year old and his modern take on it!)
Q: 100 Photographs That Changed the World (Visual more than textual, very powerful!)
R: Rodrick Rules (A sarcastic witty fictional memoir of every day happenings in the life of a teen)
S: Small Great Things (Why is so much easier to hate than accept, or even just be neutral?)
T: Tintin (Another childhood favourite, introducing kids to foreign cultures and more!)
U: Unfinished (Because Priyanka Chopra Jonas is nowhere close to being done yet!)
V: Vanished (Of kidnappings, betrayals, and more)
W: We Need to Talk About Kevin (A school shooter. A distraught Mom. Nature versus Nurture)
X: Operation X (Indian Navy’s covert war against West Pakistan in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971)
Y: The Yellow Wallpaper (A woman’s mental health at stake)
Z: Zeitoun (A Syrian immigrant caught in Hurricane Katrina amidst America’s war on terror)
14 thoughts on “2022 A-Z: The Complete Works”
Hi Deepa – it’s that time of year again – the Theme Reveal of A to Z 2023 is now open and I really hope to see you and your friends back writing again – dust off that WhatsApp group and come and join us – pretty please!
Congratulations on completing 2022 A to Z challenge.
Thank you! Please feel free to have a look around!
HI! I am returning the visit from A2Z. Thank you for your comment. I will definitely take a look at your posts A-Z… as I need a new book list. The one that caught my eye right off the bat is The Yellow Wallpaper. Yellow is my favorite color and I even have a blog for poetry Yellow Dot It is dying for me to pay it some attention, which I intend to soon. I’m glad to see so many people agree with “the list”…maybe that will change next year. Hopefully you will be back next year too and I plan to read at least some of your A2Z’s for this year during the road trip.
Welcome aboard, Barbie and do have a look around! I will be hopping over some more, so you might find me visiting from time to time! The A-Z is a great way to find new blogs, and I am enjoying some discoveries! Have a great road trip! 🚙
Amazing Deepa…Really enjoyed reading all the posts…the list of books and your short stories are really good…👏👏
Thank you, Shalini! 🙂
Very well done Deepa .
loved reading it all , i must say that all your stories were short, simple ,sweet yet very powerful.
Amazed with your consistency . Truly inspiring . 👌
Way to go gal . Keep it up!. 👍👏👏
Thank you so much for all the encouragement and love! ❤
I must confess I am not a reader of fiction books but enjoyed reading each one of your stories. The month long challenge was brilliantly handled in good style
Thank you, KPT! You’ve been a constant support all through out! 🙏
Brilliant theme and brilliant that this is 4th time in row. U inspire me 🙂
Thank you, Afshan! And I am so glad we did it together! Great going, congratulations on your finish as well!