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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Books A-Z


Matthew at A Guy's Moleskin Notebook posted this meme in which you name your favorite book that starts with each letter in the alphabet. I couldn't resist, so here is mine.

A And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts
B Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
C The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
D Dead Man Walking by Helen Prejean
E The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
F The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
G Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
H High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
I The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman
J The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
K The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
L Love Is One Of Choices by Norma Klein
M Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
N Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
O Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
P Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Q The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory
R The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds
S Straight Man by Richard Russo
T True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
U The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
V Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
W Watership Down by Richard Adams
X Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Coupland
Y Youngblood Hawke by Herman Wouk
Z The Zygote Chronicles by Suzanne Finnamore

I had to cheat on the X. It was interesting how on most letters, I'd pick one book, then replace it with a second, and even a third. The only letter (aside from the ones with very few choices like Q and Z) where I just skipped the rest of the letter once I came across The One I knew was the perfect book was P. Pride & Prejudice I knew couldn't be beaten by anything else, I knew!

1 comment:

Ellie said...

Okay, I can't resist a good bookish meme either, and this one was fun to while a few hours of not-feeling-well-time:
http://musingsofabookshopgirl.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/favourite-books-z.html

There were some letters where I just KNEW I'd got the perfect title, and others where I had to comb through more carefully or make difficult choices, which stung a bit! I reckon it'd be fun to do it again every year and see what's been toppled since my last try, especially for the less prolific letters...