A-Z favourite book meme

Stockholm Central Library (photo by English Mamma)

A book meme from My Book Barn via Diary of a (not so) single mum:

“For this meme, you list a favourite book that starts with each letter of the alphabet. If you don’t have a book for a letter (such as Z or X) than you can substitute a favourite book that simply has that letter in the title (ex. The Lost City of Z or Hot Six by Janet Evanovich). However, you can only do this a maximum of 3 times. (Z, X, and Q. But not Z, X, Q, and V.)

Books can be of any genre from fiction to non-fiction to poetry to textbooks. This is a difficult task to fulfill, because obviously some letters, like S and T, have many books that might be favourites, whereas others, like Q and X are unlikely to present you with difficulties making a choice.”

I love a good book-related challenge like this. Here are mine. I’ve tried to stick to the rules as much as possible, but I am also cheating a little and discounting the “The” from titles…

  • A: A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
  • B: The Book of Fathers – Miklos Vamos
  • C: Captain’s Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
  • D: Design Destinations Worldwide
  • E: East of Eden – John Steinbeck
  • F: Freakonomics – Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
  • G: The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • H: The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova
  • I: I, Claudius – Robert Graves
  • J: Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  • K: The Kreutzer Sonata – Leo Tolstoy
  • L: Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  • M: Mapping the Edge – Sarah Dunnant
  • N: Nefertiti – Joyce Tyldesley
  • O: One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • P: Popular Music – Mikael Niemi
  • R: Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
  • S: Special Topics in Calamity Physics – Marisha Pessl
  • T: To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  • U: Under the Banner of Heaven – Jon Krakauer
  • V: Veronika Decides To Die – Paulo Coehlo
  • W: Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  • Y: Young Stalin – Simon Sebag-Montefiore
  • Z: Elizabeth – David Starkey

I also cheated a bit more in the end as well, as I skipped Q and X – I could find so few books with those letters in that I had read, let alone considered as favourites – sorry!

Try this out – it’s a challenge but it’s fun.