A – I’ve seen this challenge floating around for a little while now and thought why not give it a go myself! This feel like a great way of cataloguing some of the truly memorable books that I’ve read over the years in one place.
I’m not sure who the original creator of this challenge was (please let me know if you know!) but I’ve seen it done by Stephen from Stephen Writes and Julie from One Book More whose blogs I wholeheartedly recommend checking out!
Rules: Pick 5 memorable reads starting with the selected letter and another 5 that are currently on my TBR.
5 Memorable ‘A’ Books:
This book is probably of one of my all time favourites and is a series that I would happily recommend to anyone. I rated it 5 ⭐️as it brought me to tears and was a stand out in an already fantastic series of books.
This was my first venture into the world of SJM and, although it wasn’t quite a 5-star read (I rated it 4.5), the rest of this series only gets better and better!
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging by Louise Rennison
I remember flying through the Diaries of Georgia Nicholson series (this is the first one) after the release of the film. It’s still a movie that I could watch on repeat and the books only fed my obsession.
This book was definitely memorable but not necessarily for the best reasons. This was a book that made my skin crawl a little and was a story that stayed with me for a long time.
This is another book that stuck with me for a while after I finished reading it. There are definitely some trigger warnings with this one but if you’re ok with mentions of kidnap and rape (nothing super graphic!) then this is a definitely a memorable read.
5 ‘A’ Books on my TBR:
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Blurb: Patrick Bateman has it all: good looks, youth, charm, a job on Wall Street, reservations at every new restaurant in town and a line of girls around the block. He is also a psychopath. A man addicted to his superficial, perfect life, he pulls us into a dark underworld where the American Dream becomes a nightmare…
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
Blurb: In the middle of the night, Creusa wakes to find her beloved Troy engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of brutal conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over, and the Greeks are victorious. Over the next few hours, the only life she has ever known will turn to ash. The devastating consequences of the fall of Troy stretch from Mount Olympus to Mount Ida, from the citadel of Troy to the distant Greek islands, and across oceans and sky in between. These are the stories of the women embroiled in that legendary war and its terrible aftermath, as well as the feud and the fatal decisions that started it all…
And the Stars were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando
Blurb: Convinced that his brother was in trouble, Nathan decides to retrace Al’s footsteps. As he does, he meets Megan, Al’s former classmate, who is as determined as Nathan to keep Al’s memory alive. Together they start seeking answers, but will either of them be able to handle the truth about Al’s death when they eventually discover what happened?
Anna K by Jenny Lee
Blurb: Anna K is the golden girl of New York high society. She’s beautiful, she’s kind, she’s unbelievably rich, and she has the perfect boyfriend. Until she meets Alexi Vronsky. He’s a notorious playboy, totally gorgeous, and he only has eyes for Anna. Despite everyone who matters in New York talking about her, Anna still just can’t resist Vronsky. Even if it means her carefully crafted life could come crashing down.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V E Schwab
Blurb: Most people only know one London; but what if there were several? Kell is one of the last Travellers – magicians with a rare ability to travel between parallel Londons. There’s Grey London, dirty and crowded and without magic, home to the mad king George III. There’s Red London, where life and magic are revered. Then, White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. But once upon a time, there was Black London…
Are any of your favourites on this list? Which books would you pick for this letter? I’d love to know!
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