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A-Z Book Meme

I was at the park overhearing this literary game the picnic people were playing on the meadow. They have to name a favorite book that starts with each letter of the alphabet. This one seems doable right?

A: And Then There Were None Agatha Christie
B: Beloved Toni Morrison
C: Crossing to Safety Wallace Stegner
D: Death with Interruptions Jose Saramago
E: East of Eden John Steinbeck
F: Fingersmith Sarah Waters
G: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
H: The Hand That First Held Mine Maggie O’Farrell
I: In the Lake of the Woods Tim O’Brien
J: Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
K: King Lear William Shakespeare
L: Learning to Lose David Trueba
M: The Master and Margarita Maikhail Bulgakov
N: The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco
O: One Day David Nicholls
P: The Painted Veil W. Somerset Maugham
Q: Elizabeth the Queen Sally Bedell Smith (non-fiction)
R: The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro
S: Shadow without a Name Ignacio Padilla
T: To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf
U: Ulysses James Joyce
V: Virtually Normal Andrew Sullivan  (non-fiction)
W: Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel
X: Xenophanes Ralph-Waldo-Emerson  (poetry)
Y: The Year of Ice Brian Malloy
Z: Zero History William Gibson

8 Responses

  1. A love this. I’ll have to spend some time on my list. A few of these letters are not so easy!

  2. Intriguing idea. I’m going to see if I can come up with all 26 letters/books. Thanks for posting this!

  3. This is cool. Doing it now.

  4. I think I would like to get to know people who are playing such a game. They would be fun to discuss books and reading with! You came up with a great list.

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