This tag sounds interesting. I was tagged by Ariana, the Quirky Book Nerd, back in November but I wanted to hold out until I finished cataloging my books before I did it, which is why it’s late. That sounds like a silly reason now, but it does make it easier to do this tag.
Basically, I have to select a book for each letter of the alphabet. Articles that start the title — “The,” “A,” “An” — do not count, so The Hunger Games would count for H. It’s not required that you have read the books, only that you own them.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
It’s the first in a series. I haven’t yet read it, but I would like to. I enjoyed the movie.
The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
I bought this a while back because I’d like to read a book by Amy Tan. I read a short story by her in high school (or was it college?) but it has faded from my memory.
The Circle by Dave Eggers
I found this at work and took it but have yet to read it. Sometimes it’s best to bypass books you want but don’t need.
Dopefiend by Donald Goines
It is the first book I read by Goines. It’s simple but graphic and might not be for everyone.
The Essential Tales of Chekhov by Anton Chekhov, trans. by Constance Garnett
I forgot from whom or where I picked up a tip that I MUST read Chekhov.
Fool by Christopher Moore
I picked this up back when EVERYONE was crazy about Moore and there was a lot of buzz around this book. I still want to read it, but I think I should read Shakespeare’s “King Lear” first, which Fool is based on.
God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World and Why Their Differences Matter by Stephen Prothero
I don’t know why I still have this book. I keep thinking I will read it but I know I won’t.
Harvard Square by Andre Aciman
I started reading this once and stopped after a few pages because I wasn’t in the mood. Is it good? If you’ve read it, let me know.
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Can you believe I haven’t yet read this book? I’ve had it since college, was supposed to read it for a class, but have yet to buckle down and do it.
Jackaby by William Ritter
I just got this a few weeks ago. From what I’ve heard, it’s like a supernatural Sherlocke Holmes…?
Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat
Here’s another that I read so long ago that details of its stories are foggy in my mind. I’ll place it on my to reread list.
Lapsing Into a Comma: A Curmudgeon’s Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print — and How to Avoid Them by Bill Walsh
I NEED to reread this. It seems like I’m selecting a bunch of random books, doesn’t it?
M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work
My favorite artist. I love his mind-bending work.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Why haven’t I read this yet?
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
One of my favorite books on the writing craft.
Professional Idiot: A Memoir by Stephen “Steve-O” Glover and David Peisner
Don’t ask me why I bought and read it. I wasn’t even a huge fan of MTV’s “Wildboyz.” Still it was a good read and I got to learn about Steve-O’s background.
Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
My plan was to read this for Black history month. I forgot.
Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose
I enjoy books about books, reading, or writing. This one is on reading and writing and is pretty good. It can get boring though but I recommend it.
Sex and the Single Girl: The Unmarried Woman’s Guide to Men by Helen Gurley Brown
Whenever I pick this up to read, I always forget to. I have a feeling it will be funny though. I doubt the title is to be taken seriously. Helen Gurley Brown served as editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years.
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
I must read it this year.
The Unfeathered Bird by Katrina von Grouw
I’m pretty sure this book is intended for scientists or zoologists or veterinarians, etc. I think it’s a study of avian anatomy but I picked it up from my job because the illustrations are so cool. They’re well done.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
I actually didn’t like this book. I forgot why.
The Written by Ben Galley
I really like the cover and I really need to read it.
I have no X books.
You by Caroline Kepnes
I’ve mentioned this book so many times on here. I pretty sure I spelt Kepnes’s name incorrectly one of those many times.
I have no Z books.
I tag EVERYONE!!
If you feel like doing this tag, go right ahead and link back so I can see.