The Picky Bookworm

"Books are a uniquely portable magic." –Stephen King

I felt like doing a fun list post this week, so figured it might be a good time to list a favorite book for each letter of the alphabet. It’s not the easiest, I gotta say, because I haven’t actually READ a book for each letter of the alphabet. I got really close, but will need some recommendations to fill out the rest of my list. You ready? Let’s go!

Airframe

This book by Michael Crichton is my favorite of all his books. It has the simplest premise, but needs to be a movie, STAT. You can read my full review here. Casey, a vice-president in charge of Quality Assurance at a plane factory, gets put in charge of investigating a rather serious plane incident. Sounds boring, but let me tell you, it’s not. I don’t want to say too much and ruin the story. Read it. Please.

 

Breaking Dawn

Let me just say, I hated the Twilight movies. You can find most of my thoughts here on another post, but the books were a different story, and this is my favorite of the four.

 

 

Count of Monte Cristo

The ultimate story of wrongful imprisonment and revenge. If you haven’t read it, you should. Everyone should, at least once. I may plan a reread at some point.

 

 

a Discovery of Witches

I listened to this on audio book, and while it took me a little bit to get into the story, it was very enjoyable. I will probably attempt it in actual book form at some point, but probably not anytime soon. This book is about a lady who comes from a long line of female witches, but has rejected using her magic. When she falls in love with a vampire, she’s sent on a journey that could change life as we know it.

 

Ender’s Game

I actually saw the movie first, and didn’t realize it was a book. So when I found out, of course I had to read it! I found the book enjoyable enough to consider it a favorite, but when I tried reading other books in the series, I was kind of bored. I’ve read other books by the author Orson Scott Card, and absolutely LOVED The Lost Gate, about a boy who finds out he’s a gatemage, when his family has been charged with killing all gatemages.

 

Feyland Series

I found the first book in this series for free through BookBub, and couldn’t put it down. I went on to buy the rest of the books, and couldn’t put them down either. This story is about a girl who, through a glitch in a full-simulation game, finds herself in the land of the Fey, and at the mercy of the Dark Queen. She must find a knight in the real world and convince him to save her.

 

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the Hunger Games Series

I found these books by total accident, and did the same thing as with Feyland. I devoured them in about a week, and cried when I was finished. The books are SO good! The movies are okay, but the books are well worth reading even if you hate reading.

 

 

I am Number Four

This book is by Pittacus Lore, and tells the story of an alien with special powers. His world has been destroyed (yeah I know, kind of like Superman, but not) and he and 8 others are charged with saving what’s left of their culture. You might remember a movie by the same name, which sort of tells the story, but believe me, the book is better.

 

Jurassic Park

I have seen this movie so many times, and cringe a little every time. They basically destroyed the book in order to make a blockbuster. Don’t get me wrong, the movie is good and fun and gory and all those things that make a movie exciting, but the movie doesn’t tell the story right. Read the book, then get back to me on whether you agree 🙂

 

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Little Women

I can’t say anything bad about this book. It’s the book I tell people about when they ask what my favorite book is. I can get lost for hours in the world of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. And Marmee of course. Yes, that’s how it’s spelled. This book is set in the world of the Civil war in Concord, Massachusetts. Many people may see this book as a fluff piece, with no real substance, but I disagree. 4 women and their housekeeper, Hannah, have to navigate the world without a man to tell them how to do it. This story is very empowering. Choose what you want to do, and do it.

Miss Mabel’s School for Girls

This was a book I found for free (I do really love BookBub) and enjoyed it so much I had to get the other three in the series. I haven’t finished the series yet, but I finished the first book in about 2 days. So good! Somewhere in Europe, a space has been cleared of Mortals, and reserved for witches and their offspring. It’s a world where teleportation and magic are real and used every day. 5 networks have an uneasy peace in this world. Bianca, from the outskirts of the Central Network, has been taught magic from an early age in order to defeat Miss Mabel, a witch who has cursed her family. If she’s unable to do so, she will die on her 17th birthday.

New Moon

This is another book in the Twilight series, and while it’s not my favorite of the 4 books, its place in this list is important. This book tells the story of Jake and Bella, and their dynamic is pretty awesome.

 

 

 

the Oath

This book by Frank Peretti was really weird the first time I read it. I wasn’t sure I was going to love it, because it’s so different from his other books. He’s a Christian thriller author, and this book seemed nothing like that genre. It isn’t, but that doesn’t make it bad. This story is about what happens when our fear becomes real.

 

 

Prey

this book is by Michael Crichton, and deserves a place on this list because his take on nanotechnology is so unique and cool. I had to read it a couple times to actually get into it, but once I did, it has become a favorite that I can read several times over and never get tired of.

 

 

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This Present Darkness

Another book by Frank Peretti, and one I have read oh so many times! If you enjoy Christian fiction, or even if you don’t, this book will have you on the edge of your seat! Part of this book is things going on in the “mortal” world, but part of the story is the spiritual. Angels and demons fight alongside humans in this battle of good vs. evil.

 

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Vampire Academy Series

I think I’ve only read the first three books in this series, only having found out recently about the other 3. The movie did these book absolutely no justice at all, and if you’ve seen it and hated it, please believe me: The books are better. They are fantastic and wonderful.

 

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You may notice some letters are missing. I was unable to find books for these letters that I could classify as a favorite. If you have any suggestions, please let me know! I would love to be able to fill out this list completely at some point. What about you? Do you have an A-Z list of your favorite books? Either post them below or write your own post and tag me! I’d love to see them! Until next time, bookworms!

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