Hello beautiful people! I hate that I haven’t been able to put out much content this month and I’m trying really hard to rectify that (I’m genuinely struggling to balance everything right now and I hope you all know how much I appreciate you sticking around while I try to figure it out!) Anyway. That’s my obligatory apology out of the way 😉 Here’s the next instalment of Alex’s Alphabeticals!
As always, if anyone else wants to jump on board, here’s how to participate!
- Credit/link back to me so I can see your posts!
- List your favourite Authors, Books and Characters beginning with a certain letter of the alphabet
- Do as many or as few letters as you want
Simple as that! Some people also add on Series, which you are welcome to do if you wish 🙂 The point is to have fun!
And just as a heads up, this was the most difficult letter for me so far so this list will be shorter than usual!
Authors beginning with ‘I’
I don’t know if I can call an author a favourite when I’ve only read one of their books? But what a book it was. If you haven’t yet read The Snow Child, get it on your winter reading lists.
Again, I wouldn’t actually call Irving a favourite author but I didn’t want this section to be completely empty!! And he did write some cracking little stories that are perfect for the upcoming spooky season…
Books beginning with ‘I’
This collection of essays from Gal-Dem was such a powerful and important read, and very accessible for non-fiction. I had the privilege of reading this collection earlier in the year and wholeheartedly recommend it!
This was a recent read, again non-fiction, that I really enjoyed. It was great fun to get some of the behind-the-scenes details about one of my favourite tv shows!
The sequel to Sweet Pea, this was just as hilarious as its predecessor. Honestly, the humour is DARK but you can’t help rooting for psychopath Rhiannon.
If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller
I pushed myself out of my comfort zone to read this acclaimed meta-fiction – and ended up enjoying it much more than I thought I would! It was a hilariously clever literary romp.
I always think of this as a ‘guilty pleasure’ book but you know what, screw that. Despite the raunchiness (I’m not a romance reader), I loved the setting and the whole Gothic atmosphere of this one. This book seems to get slated a lot but I really enjoyed it!
Characters beginning with ‘I’
“My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” If you didn’t say that with an accent, we can no longer be friends. Seriously though, is that not one of the greatest quotes of all time?
I’m cheating slightly here because the hero of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is nothing much to shout about… in the book. But the character in the tv show that’s based on the book? He’s wonderful.
Series beginning with ‘I’
I don’t believe I’ve read any series beginning with ‘i’!
Have you read any of these books or authors? Who would be on your list? Was anyone else a fan of Sleepy Hollow?! Let me know in the comments! x