An Alphabet of Books

I saw this thing passing around Tumblr, in which people make an acrostic using the letters of their names and titles of favorite books. Being me, I toyed with the idea of adding random letters to my name, but instead to go full greed and do a similar version with letter of the alphabet! Genius, I know. I made one rule for myself, so that I didn’t spend seven hours coming up with this list, and that was I would use the first beloved title that came to mind instead of trying to comb through all the titles beginning with each letter. The only cases where I didn’t follow this rule, were where I’d come up with a title by an author who was already on the lit. So here are 26 books that are worth reading immediately.

Archer’s Goon

The Beach

Carter Beats the Devil

The Driftless Area              

 The Ecstatic

Fooling Houdini

The Gamal

A     History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters

I’m Not Scared

Jesus Son

Kingdoms of Elfin

Lost City Radio

The Ministry of Special Cases

Nervous Conditions

Once the Shore

The Palm-Wine Drinkard and Other Stories

Q & A

Rashomon and Other Stories

Station Eleven

True Grit

Un Lun Dun

View from the Seventh Layer

Wizard of the Crow

Xo Orpheus

     You Remind Me of Me

     Zone One


And now, I shall return to grading. This was a needed break, but did mostly serve to make me want to go reread a bunch of books. Sigh.










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2 responses to “An Alphabet of Books

  1. Let’s see if I can do this with my name:

    Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The
    Rat Queens, Volume One
    One Hundred Years of Solitude
    Norwegian Wood
    The Woman Warrior

    Wizard of Earthsea, A
    Invisible Man
    Lords of Kobol
    A Moveable Feast
    Death of a Salesman

    (D was actually really hard. I couldn’t THINK OF ANY books I’d read beginning with D.)

    • D seems like it should be easy! Though I had a similar problem with J’s. I had to think about that for a while. Also, your acrostic name of books makes a pretty amazing list!

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