Alphabet of Books

I read a cute little social media chain today that involved writing something about yourself based on each letter of the alphabet. So, my challenge became thinking of a book I’ve read that starts with every letter of the alphabet.

Here’s my list:

  • A: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • B: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • C: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • D: Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
  • E: The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
  • F: The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  • G: The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • H: Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • I: Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  • J: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  • K: Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
  • L: Lightening by Dean Koontz
  • M: Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • N: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • O: Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
  • P: Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • Q: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  • R: Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers by Grant Naylor
  • S: The Schopenhauer Cure by Irvin D. Yalom
  • T: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • U: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison
  • V: The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
  • W: We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  • X: Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
  • Y: Your Heart Belongs to Me by Dean Koontz
  • Z: The Zero by Jess Walter

This was surprisingly more difficult than I thought it would be. My personal challenge was to pick books that were either hugely influential in my life, or that I absolutely adored. I didn’t have many options in some letters of the alphabet.  I’m looking at you X, Y, and Z! There were a few letters that had so many selections that I found myself wanting to pick two or three books.  Oh L and S, why do you have to have so many options?! *huffy sigh* Self restrictions are sometimes the worst sort of restrictions.

I’d love to see your alphabet book lists!


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