The 2016 A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal


Welcome to the 2016 A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal!

                                *****DRUM ROLL*****

   ——–presenting my theme for the 2016 challenge———-

                             *****extended drum roll*****

       ——a theme to showcase my bloggy buddies——


book reviewI’ll showcase one or two (sometimes three) authors every day and post a link to my reviews.

Plus there are two “bookish” questions that I’ve asked the authors, just to spice it up a little.

                   There will be plenty of giveaways!!!

Authors have donated e-books, paperback copies…there’s even an opportunity for a lucky commenter to win an entire series that is yet-to-be-written (the first book of this series is only available)

Of course commenters get to have some fun and “play along” in the comment section!

So if you’re looking to support authors, and looking for books to read, then check out my blog in April!

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  1. Eli@CoachDaddy on March 21, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    What an awesome theme, Michelle. I have carved out reading time for the first time in decades. Your giveaways can play right into that.

    Visiting from the A to Z Challenge … Theme reveal #304, Coach Daddy

  2. Nilanjana Bose on March 21, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Whoop! Neat theme! I’m going to be here for your posts. Love books, their feel and smell and contents, well most of them. Not so much a fan of my kindle, but I am seriously working on that 🙂

  3. Yolanda Renee on March 21, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Such a great idea! I’ve had several emails telling me how much they love my new book, but no reviews posted on Amazon. Gosh that’s tough, so this is a wonderful idea, now to get it out to the readers. So I suggest you put it in a book format and publish on Amazon, please! 🙂

  4. L. Diane Wolfe on March 21, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Spreading the word about some great books is a wonderful idea.

  5. Mary Aalgaard on March 21, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Very nice. Looking forward to meeting more of your writerly friends. I am not participating in the Great Theme Reveal, but I am participating in the A to Z Challenge, with a lame theme, simply to post for every letter with stories, reviews, and whatever seems to fit the letter! Maybe a guest post or two if I can get that lined up.

  6. Patricia Lynne on March 21, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    I’m always impressed with people who can do book reviews for their themes. My reading can be so sporadic that I’d have to start now to do it next year and even then I might not do it because of the titles.

  7. JEN on March 21, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    That quote is awesome! And I love the theme, too. 🙂

  8. Hilary on March 21, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Hi Michelle – sounds like a great idea – and I really will enjoy reading your posts, getting to know the authors … and then I hope supporting blogging friends with books .. cheers Hilary

  9. Alex J. Cavanaugh on March 21, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Can’t wait to see what books you feature!

  10. Mary Burris on March 21, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Having just started reading books again, I am really going to enjoy this theme! I love reading about the various authors and their works.
    Mary @ Jingle Jangle Jungle

  11. Amy Morris-Jones on March 21, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    What a generous way to spend the month! I look forward to seeing what books and authors you showcase in April. Good luck on the challenge!

  12. Timothy S Brannan on March 21, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Excellent choice!

    Tim Brannan
    The Other Side: The A to Z of Adventure!

  13. J.L. Campbell on March 21, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Sounds like a lot of fun, Michelle!

  14. Tarkabarka on March 21, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Very very true! As an author, I always appreciate people supporting me with reviews. It is very generous of you to have this theme 🙂 And of course I am looking forward to the questions and giveaways! 🙂

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary

  15. Michael Di Gesu on March 21, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Hi, Michelle,

    GREAT THEME! Looking forward to dropping by and reading all the interesting reviews…

    You really are going to be busy this April! SOUNDS like a blast….

  16. Vidya Sury on March 22, 2016 at 5:32 am

    Love your theme Michelle! I almost zero-ed in on a book review theme, and lined up the books, but figured it would be too much pressure and settled on something else instead.

    Looking forward to your A to Z Challenge posts, my favorite Ubuntu gal!

  17. J.H. Moncrieff on March 22, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Brilliant theme, Michelle! And very generous of you. I’m looking forward to it.

  18. Sophie Duncan on March 22, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Now this sounds like a great theme. I look forward to popping back and seeing the answers to those “bookish” questions and more 🙂
    Sophie’s Thoughts & Fumbles | Wittegen Press | FB3X

  19. Elizabeth Hein on March 22, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Featuring your reviews was a great theme choice. A whole new group of people can now benefit from all your hard work.

  20. Nikita Dudani on March 22, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Awesome! i am surely going to read all your posts! 😀

  21. Piper Presley on March 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    This sounds like a fun theme. You’re also offering prizes and that reminds me that I need to do the same. Thanks!

    A to Z Theme Reveal: Becoming an Author -

  22. Heather M. Gardner on March 22, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    This is a fantastic theme!
    Best of luck with it!


  23. Julie @ Reading Life on March 22, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Great theme! I can’t wait to see what new books and authors you lead me to! See you in April!

  24. betty on March 22, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    I think it is a great theme! An interactive one indeed with your readers! Sounds fun too with the giveaway!

    Thanks for visiting; enjoy the challenge 🙂


  25. WriterlySam on March 22, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Now THIS is a theme I can totally get behind!! Can’t wait for the book luv to begin!!

  26. C. Lee McKenzie on March 22, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    You’re always the biggest supporter of writers, Michelle. How lucky we are to have you out there.

    Now I’m off to buy glue for my pants, so I can be in this desk chair a lot in April!

  27. Robin Rivera on March 22, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    This is such a nice theme. It’s good for writers, and it’s good for readers. And everyone loves a book giveaway. : )

  28. Elizabeth Seckman on March 22, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    You always come up with the most exciting stuff!!

  29. Megan Morgan on March 22, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Great idea for a theme! I’m sure the authors appreciate it. Getting reviews is great! Good luck!

  30. Beverly Fox on March 22, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    You are such a giving writer, Michelle! I’m sort-of humbled to be in your presence, honestly- being that organized is something I can’t even dream of at this point in my life! Looking forward to learning more about new authors!

  31. Haneen Ibrahim on March 22, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    That is an awesome and pretty ambitious theme, I always say the writing community is the best, hoping to find interesting books to read after your reviews 🙂

  32. Susan Gourley on March 22, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Super theme. And so very generous of you.

  33. J E Oneil on March 22, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    That’s great! I do love books 🙂

  34. Andrea on March 22, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Such a great theme!
    I’m always in the look for new books or authors to read so I’m sure your posts are going to be very helpful.
    See you around 🙂

  35. Jemi Fraser on March 23, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Awesome!!! I have that quote up in my classroom – love it! 🙂
    Looking forward to your posts

  36. Rowena on March 23, 2016 at 5:08 am

    I have to laugh at your theme of the book reviews and the responses. I am something of a compulsive book buyer and I really am trying to get a grip on the whole situation. Yet, at the same time, I went to the charity shop today and bought something like 5 new books. Well, they weren’t exactly brand new but new to me. I was so excited because I found a 1962 copy of Joy Adamson: “Forever Free”…the story of Ilsa the lion and her cubs. Not sure what era you’re from but I remember these stories from when I was a kid. Finding a fabulous book is like gaining a whole new world and yet my house is over-run and I hear those goody two-shoe declutterers whispering nasty things in my ear. It is also interesting to read about the challenge of getting your book out in the marketplace because my challenge is still sitting down and writing the thing. I write all the time but when it comes to the book project, I get absolute paralysis. I am finding my progress with preparing for A2Z encouraging. I’ve been sitting on this idea for about 4 months and sat down and now have fair drafts for A-I. Yippee! Wish you all the best for the challenge and let’s try to keep in touch.
    xx Rowena

  37. Doreen McGettigan on March 23, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    What a fabulous theme! It’s almost here I’m getting excited. I’m not fully prepared yet but working on it:)

  38. Jen on March 23, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Oh what a wonderful theme! I can’t wait to read and play along 🙂 Enjoy the Challenge! I’ve come across so many interesting themes so far. It’s going to be a great month!


  39. John Holton on March 23, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Sounds interesting! See you next month!

    John Holton
    Blogging from A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    The Sound of One Hand Typing

  40. Kathryn on March 23, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Michelle thanks for visiting and I look forward to your posts. I am a book blogger on another blog and I am partly going with a book theme but random other posts so haven’t named a theme. It will be my first time participating!

  41. Guilie Castillo on March 25, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    This is a fantastic theme, Michelle—and so generous of you to turn over your blog to authors and their books for April. It’s a huge gift, to be promoted like this. It’s a huge gift for readers, too… So many books, one easy place. The blogosphere moves so fast that it’s easy to lose track (and sight) of books or authors you hear of. You *rock*, girl! And I’m very much looking forward to it 🙂
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

  42. Silvia Villalobos on March 28, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Ah, a theme after my own heart, Michelle. Difficult to imagine a better activity than reading — aside, perhaps, from writing. Look forward to a fun and educational April. See you soon.
    Silvia @

  43. NRRN on March 28, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    What an awesome theme, Michelle. I’m looking forward to reading all the posts.

  44. Le Belletrist on March 29, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Books are always a great choice! I am looking forward to your book features!

  45. kadambari on March 29, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Amazing writing style you have, Loved the layout so much…looking forward for the books yous are coming up with…hopefully I be the lucky commentator 😉
    @thefuschialady sugarandspicecookies

  46. Cassie Phillips on March 29, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    What a great theme. I am always looking for great books to read. I will have to check back later in April to see which books you share! This is my first year participating, and I want to try to visit all the blogs and follow my favorites, so I will add you to my list! Good luck. Cassie from Mommy, RN

  47. Lisa Rivero on March 30, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    What a great theme! Looking forward to your posts (and thank you for the comment on my blog–my first year doing the challenge!).

  48. Risa on March 31, 2016 at 3:59 am

    Promises to be very interactive! Looking forward to you reading what you have in store…:D

  49. Aathira on March 31, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Did I hear books? The bibliophile in me did a flip inside. Love the theme and all the best to you!

  50. Joshua Lemon on April 1, 2016 at 3:56 am

    Such a great idea! With so many books choices, I’m often paralyzed in the decision making process of, “Hmmm… What should I read next?”

    I’m looking forward to this!

  51. ashmita chatterjee on April 1, 2016 at 4:54 am

    This looks like an amazing idea for A To Z challenge! looking forward to read your posts.

    Ashmita Chatterjee,

  52. Linda Ann Nickerson on April 1, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Great idea for A-Z!

    Thanks for visiting Heart of a Ready Writer . And thanks for all you do for the A to Z Challenge each year.

    Nice to find another BOOK LOVER.

    Linda Ann Nickerson author page on Amazon

    My other A-Z blogs:
    Fad to the Bone – Dog Products Revue
    Just Workin’ It – Job Starts and Smarts
    Kicking MS to the Curb
    Nickers and Ink Poetry and Humor
    Practically at Home
    Working in Words
    Find me:
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    Happy A to Z – Linda Ann

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