I took a short break from the ABC Book Challenge because the stress of the holidays was leaving me with not enough time or energy to write quality posts. I decided that it was better to take a break than to write posts that I would look back on and cringe at because they’re a rambling mess.
Anyways, I’m back now, and for those of you who are just stumbling upon the ABC Book Challenge now, the premise is that each week you have a letter and you list memorable titles that start with that letter and books you hope to read that start with that letter. I’m not sure who created this challenge, but I appreciate them because I’ve enjoyed reflecting on books I’ve read and my TBR.
Memorable Reads that Start with “G”
Geekerella by Ashley Poston: This book is one of my favourite YA books. It’s a modern-day Cinderella retelling that takes place in the world of fandoms and comic cons. I found it to be cute and laugh-out-loud funny and it gave me a new OTP to add to my never-ending list. If you haven’t read it yet, I recommend that you check it out soon because the author is releasing a companion novel called The Princess and the Fangirl in April.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee: I considered not including this book on this list because unlike the other books I’ve included, this book is memorable because of how much I disliked it. I found the main character in this book to be incredibly annoying and the plot to be just a little too far-fetched. On a positive note though, I did like Felicity and I’m tempted to read the sequel because it focuses on her adventures.
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick: I read this book a few years ago, and I loved it. I don’t remember much of the storyline, but I do know that it involves a road trip to Canada to see the cats on Parliament Hill (sadly, the cats are gone now) and I love any book that has cats in it. I don’t know if I’ll reread this book because I have so many backlist books to read, but I like to think that one day I’ll get around to rereading it.
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman: I read this book a few years ago, and it is absolutely brilliant. It is quirky and weird, and it made me laugh while I was reading it in public. If you’re interested, it’s also being adapted into a TV mini-series soon staring David Tenant and Michael Sheen which is supposed to start sometime this year.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman: I’ve read a lot of Neil Gaiman books, but I think this one is my favourite. This book is kind of a retelling of The Jungle Book, but instead of growing up in a jungle, the main character grows up in a graveyard. It’s a different and memorable storyline, and if you’re looking to get into reading Neil Gaiman, I think it’s a good book to start with.
TBR Titles that Start with “G”
The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
Have you read any of the books on this list? What did you think of them?