By far, one of the questions we receive most often concerning the AtoZ Reading Challenge has to do with how to decide what letter a book fits with. The biggest culprits of confusion are those pesky articles at the beginning of the titles.
What if my book starts with A, AN, or THE?
What letter does it count for?
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If you’re reading a book that starts with A, AN, or THE (also known as articles), it can often be a little tricky to figure out what letter of the alphabet they fall under (when you’re joining a reading challenge like our own AtoZ Reading Challenge). I’m here to tell you that it’s SUPER EASY to answer that question.
Take the article (a, an, the) and move it to the back of your title. Easy peasy.
Example: The Boyfriend Project >> Boyfriend Project, The
Therefore, your book counts for the letter B.
This is the simplest way I have found to explain this to our AtoZ-ers and it’s helped me remember the tricky little rule for years.
What else do you want to know?
What other book-related (or AtoZ Reading Challenge) questions do you have? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll answer yours in one of our upcoming posts!