Hello again my beauties! It has been a crazy week so I’m keeping it chill today with another 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!
Without further ado, here are my favourite authors, books and characters beginning with H!
Authors beginning with ‘H’
Henry is an author that I discovered in 2018 and I adore her dark fairytale retellings! I’ve only got one left to read which is Red Queen, the sequel to Alice, and I have loved them all.
Matt Haig is a wonderful advocate for mental health and raising the discussion around depression/anxiety. He has been in the spotlight recently as a favourite author of Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex! His nonfiction is extremely accessible and I love what he is achieving. As well as this, he also writes enjoyable fiction for both children and adults.
The first book of Hardinge’s that I read was The Lie Tree and I found it so unique. I am slowly working my way through more of her books and each one has fabulous Gothic undertones.
Books beginning with ‘H’
The Halloween Tree
I’m developing a real love for Ray Bradbury and definitely recommend this small-town, coming-of-age story for the spooky season.
I read this historical fiction last year and found it fascinating. The story follows a young woman tasked with tasting Hitler’s food to check for poisons, and intrigued me from start to finish.
The Haunting of Hill House
This is an absolute classic in the horror genre. It’s slow-burning and suspenseful, and a must-read for fans of Gothic literature. Shirley Jackson is a queen.
The House with Chicken Legs
This middle grade book was a fun take on the Baba Yaga mythology. It reads like a Russian folk tale and is full of magic and intrigue.
Yaa Gyasi’s debut was ambitious but fantastic. Its unique structure made for a very powerful family saga. I also loved the symbolism throughout.
A very recent read, this graphic novel from Alice Oseman is the definition of adorable. I’m looking forward to further volumes.
Characters beginning with ‘H’
Honestly, Harry Potter would not have survived without Hermione. She is an incredible witch and even more incredible friend, and I loved seeing her character develop over the course of the seven books.
Series beginning with ‘H’
I don’t often include the ‘series’ section in my Alphabeticals post as I can never think of anything hehe. But there can be no ‘H’ list without Harry Potter! J.K. Rowling has created one of the greatest masterpieces of our time and it rightly deserves its status as a cultural phenomenon.
What do you think of my list this time? I found this one of the easiest lists to create so far! Do we share any favourites? x