A, B, C, etc... etc.... Z

There's a fun meme I saw floating around today (first on Literary Musings, who got it from A Guy's Moleskin Notebook) which asks you to list your favorite title form each letter of the alphabet. It's actually quite hard, and I took a few liberties:

A Atonement by Ian McEwan
B Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
C Crime and Punishment by Fydor Dosteyvski/ Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
D Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje
E Everything's Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
F Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
G Going to See the Elephant by Rodes Fishburne
H The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
I Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
J Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
K Kavalier and Clay; The Amazing Adventure of by Michael Chabon (streeetch)
L Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
M Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
N Number 9 Dream by David Mitchell
O One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
P A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Q All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (love teaching more than reading it)
R The Road by Cormac McCarthy
S The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen
T Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
U Understanding Linguistics by Elizabeth Grace Winkler (I actually enjoyed it)
V A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
W The World According to Garp by John Irving
X (E)Xtremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (cheater)
Y (My) Year of Meat by Ruth Ozecki
Z Zadie Smith's writing (you know... in general)

At one point in this process I considered listing my books in alphabetical order by title. It actually makes sense, but will never, ever happen.

Photo Credit: A-Z Bookends

1 comment:

  1. Nice list! I'm glad you posted one too :)

    I really need to read Kavalier and Clay sometime soon. So many people love it.