Bookish Alphabet Tag

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.

A

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.

B

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.

C

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.

D

Dopefiend by Donald Goines

It is the first book I read by Goines. It’s simple but graphic and might not be for everyone.

E

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.

F

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.

G

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.

H

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.

I

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.

J

Jackaby by William Ritter

I just got this a few weeks ago. From what I’ve heard, it’s like a supernatural Sherlocke Holmes…?

K

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.

L

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

M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work

My favorite artist. I love his mind-bending work.

N

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Why haven’t I read this yet?

O

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

One of my favorite books on the writing craft.

P

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.

Q

Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

My plan was to read this for Black history month. I forgot.

R

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.

S

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.

T

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

I must read it this year.

U

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.

V

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

I actually didn’t like this book. I forgot why.

W

The Written by Ben Galley

I really like the cover and I really need to read it.

X

I have no X books.

Y

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.

Z

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.

😀

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