My ABCs

Here’s a fun and challenging meme that is making the rounds:

Choose your favorite author for each letter of the alphabet and a favorite accompanying book.

I saw it first on Cath’s blog, Read_Warbler, and she borrowed it from Simon, at Stuck In A Book. It was really hard to narrow down to just one author per letter, in some cases, and very challenging to find a book I’ve read and liked for every single letter. I’m enjoying going from blog to blog looking at everyone’s lists!

Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice
Babbitt, Natalie: The Eyes of the Amaryllis
Cather, Willa: Death Comes For the Archbishop
Dinesen, Isak: Out of Africa
Eliot, George: The Mill on the Floss
Flack, Marjorie: The Story About Ping
Guevara, Ernesto “Che”: The Motorcycle Diaries
Hillerman, Tony: A Thief of Time
Ihimaera, Witi: Whale Rider
Jacques, Brian: Redwall
Kingsolver, Barbara: Prodigal Summer
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow: Gift From the Sea
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: Love in the Time of Cholera
Nin, Anais: Diaries
Ondaatje, Michael: The English Patient
Pilcher, Rosamunde: The Shell Seekers
Quindlen, Anna: How Reading Changed My Life
Rolvaag, O.E.: Giants in the Earth
Sarton, May: Journal of a Solitude
Tolkien, J.R.R.: The Lord of the Rings
Ulmann, Liv: Changing
Van Der Post, Laurens: Journey to the Interior
White, T. H.: The Once and Future King
Xinran: Sky Burial
Yolen, Jane: Briar Rose
Zolotow, Charlotte: William’s Doll

OOPS! Simon just sent me a comment noting that I didn’t include a “Y” in my list!! Oh dear… and I’m the second grade teacher! I flunk!..I can’t even type the alphabet correctly! But anyone who has read some of my most recent posts will already know that my favorite author with a name that starts with a “Y” is Jane Yolen! So, I’ve added her to my list.
“Thanks, Simon!” I say sheepishly.

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6 thoughts on “My ABCs

  1. Nymeth

    I think yours is the first list I see that fills up the whole alphabet!

    Seeing what everyone comes up with really has been lots of fun 🙂

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  2. StuckInABook

    I thought you were the first one I’d seen to do the whole alphabet – until I spotted that there was no ‘Y’!
    Nice to see Austen – she hasn’t had as many mentions as I’d have expected.
    Simon

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  3. Robin

    OOPS! That’s was such an oversight on my part, Simon! Thanks for bringing it to my attention! I have recently “discovered” Jane Yolen’s YA fiction, and I can’t believe I left her off my list. Can’t type, can’t recite my alphabet. And I’m the teacher…oh dear.

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  4. Melissa

    I’m impressed, too, that you filled up the entire alphabet. (I have to confess that Jane Yolen was my Y too. I really ought to read Briar Rose…)

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  5. Robin

    Thanks, Melissa…it’s a lot of years spent reading! You definitely should read Briar Rose. It’s beautifully written.

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