The ABC Book Challenge – “B”

It’s Sunday which means another round of the ABC book challenge!! I’m actually currently on vacation in New York, and kind of maybe didn’t schedule anything for the time but that’s okay, I still think I have some time to catch up on the reviews that I’m super behind on.



Wow it was actually kind of hard to even come up with three books for this so a couple of these I read a really long time ago.

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue is the third book in The Raven Cycle and I think it developed all of my favourite characters the most. It was so exciting to see their search for Glendower start to come together but it was really the interactions between the friend group that really got me. I actually read The Bellwether Revivals quite a while ago so I need to reread it but I remember really liking the academic aesthetic as it is a bunch of pretentious music students at Oxford(? I think?). The Bad Beginning is of course the start to a series that I think a lot of us loved as children and even till now. It’s just such a creative and dark story and it was so interesting reading all the struggles that children went through and how they managed to get out of them.


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I am absolutely dying to get to The Bone Seasonit’s been on my need-to-get-to-asap tbr for a while and I finally found it for really cheap at a half off bookstore!! People with clairvoyant powers, gangs, set in Britain, I am so ready to get to this in September. Bird Box is a horror novel that everyone seems to be raving about right now and I need a good thrilling spook. Battle Royale has a similar premise to The Hunger Games and for some reason I’m such a sucker for books that are a fight to the death. I’m Russian and so I’ve spent my whole childhood terrified of Baba Yaga so when I saw Baba Yaga’s Assistant I knew I had to read it. It always takes me longer to get to classics but Brideshead Revisited is at the top of the list. As you could probably tell by now I love reading about pretentious rich students but also their disappearing world of privilege, this is going to be so good.

Given how tricky it was for me to think of memorable books that start with a B, I can’t even imagine how it’s going to be when I reach the more difficult letters I definitely need to read more books by then.

What memorable books have you read that start with “B”? Have you read any of the ones I mentioned and what did you think of them?

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