Well, a book tag after ages.
I didn’t realise this tag would be so hard when reading it over at Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books quite some time back. The moment I started thinking about my list, my mind went blank as if I don’t even know what books are! Nonetheless, I have put together books from some alphabets (18/26). Some of them I love, some of them I’m yet to read and some of them I own. Let’s find out.
- Name a book title from your TBR for every letter of the alphabet (can exclude words like ‘the’ if need be).
- Try and include different authors for every single one
- At the bottom of your list put how many you could fill in (out of 26)
- Tag other people to join in and link back to the person who tagged you!
A is for Animal Farm by George Orwell
George Orwell’s timeless and timely allegorical novel—a scathing satire on a downtrodden society’s blind march towards totalitarianism.
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
B is for Becoming by Michelle Obama
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same
C is for Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The novel looks into the experiences of Yossarian and the other airmen in the camp, who attempt to maintain their sanity while fulfilling their service requirements so that they may return home.
F is for Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos.
G is for Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
A story at once mythic and strikingly timely, Sarah Moss’s Ghost Wall urges us to wonder how far we have come from the “primitive minds” of our ancestors.
H is for Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Epic, ambitious, and triumphantly realized, Half of a Yellow Sun is a remarkable novel about moral responsibility, about the end of colonialism, about ethnic allegiances, about class and race—and the ways in which love can complicate them all.
I is for Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more–including Krakauer’s–in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer’s epic account of the May 1996 disaster.
J is for Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adèle. Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit. She falls in love. Hard.
K is for Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder. Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers.
L is for Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of long-held secrets and the ferocious pull of motherhood-and the danger of believing that planning and following the rules can avert disaster, or heartbreak.
M is for Milkman by Anna Burns
Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences.
N is for Normal People by Sally Rooney
Sally Rooney brings her brilliant psychological acuity and perfectly spare prose to a story that explores the subtleties of class, the electricity of first love, and the complex entanglements of family and friendship.
P is for The Power by Naomi Alderman
This extraordinary novel by Naomi Alderman, a Sunday TimesYoung Writer of the Year and Granta Best of British writer, is not only a gripping story of how the world would change if power was in the hands of women but also exposes, with breath-taking daring, our contemporary world.
R is for Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady’s maid, she can barely believe her luck.
S is for Swing Time by Zadie Smith
Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them. Moving from northwest London to West Africa, it is an exuberant dance to the music of time
T is for The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov’s experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.
U is for Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Unaccustomed Earth is rich with Jhumpa Lahiri’s signature gifts: exquisite prose, emotional wisdom, and subtle renderings of the most intricate workings of the heart and mind. It is a masterful, dazzling work of a writer at the peak of her powers.
W is for The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
The White Tiger recalls The Death of Vishnu and Bangkok 8 in ambition, scope, and narrative genius, with a mischief and personality all its own. Amoral, irreverent, deeply endearing, and utterly contemporary, this novel is an international publishing sensation —and a startling, provocative debut.
Have you read any of these books? Or, are you planning to read any of these?
That’s all for this tag. Feel free to do this if you haven’t already. Please pingback this post if you try this tag.