Just when you thought you’d seen the last of the meme, I had to go and drag one out of the timeless depths of the Internet. This is the ABC Book Meme:
For this meme, you list a favorite book that starts with each letter of the alphabet. If you don’t have a book for a letter (such as Z or X) than you can substitute a favorite book that simply has that letter in the title (ex. The Lost City of Z or Hot Six by Janet Evanovich). However, you can only do this a maximum of 3 times. (Z, X, and Q. But not Z, X, Q, and V.) Books can be of any genre from fiction to non-fiction to poetry to textbooks.
I created my list the easy way, by sorting my LibraryThing catalog alphabetically and then by checking my ratings. Of course, many times there were letters of the alphabet with only one book, and sometimes that was not even a good one. A few times there was not even that.
- Artificial Life: A Report from the Frontier Where Computers Meet Biology by Steven Levy
- Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream by Barbara Ehrenreich
- Corum: The Coming Of Chaos by Michael Moorcock
- Diaspora by Greg Egan
- Earth by David Brin
- Feast of Souls by C.S. Friedman
- Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage by Heather Rogers
- Hackers by Steven Levy
- In The Blink Of An Eye: How Vision Sparked The Big Bang Of Evolution by Andrew Parker
- I, Jedi by Michael Stackpole
- Kobiyashi Maru by Julia Ecklar.
- Long, Dark Tea-time of the Soul by Douglas Adams
- Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
- Neuromancer by William Gibson
- On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
- Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
- Quasar, Quasar Burning Bright by Isaac Asimov
- Ring of Charon by Roger McBride Allen
- The Silmarillon by J.R.R. Tolkien
- That’s Mr. Faggot to You : Further Trials from My Queer Life by Michael Thomas Ford
- Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud
- Virtual Light by William Gibson
- Words Without Pictures by Steve Niles
- A Spell For Chameleon (Xanth #1) by Piers Anthony
- You and Your Aquarium by Dick Mills
- Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny
Oh, and maybe tomorrow, I’ll write a real post.