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BookWyrm’s Alphabeticals ~ G

Alphabeticals time again! We’re up to the letter G now.

Here are the rules as Alex posted them:

  • Credit Alex for the idea, and link back
  • Post at your own pace, do as many or as few letters as you want
  • Post your favourite authors, books and characters (ABCs) for a particular letter of the alphabet

You can find my other Alphabeticals posts here.


Authors beginning with ‘G’

Jessica Day George writes some of my absolute favorite fairy tale retellings. (I need to try more of her other work, though.) Her Princesses of Westfalin trilogy is a go-to favorite read for me. I love it. (Plus, one of the heroes in the books KNITS. So awesome.)

Neil Gaiman is an example of a favorite author whose work I don’t always enjoy. This might seem odd, but hear me out. I love his whole public persona, and I love his writing style. I love listening to him narrate his books. He writes important books, fun books, a wide variety of books. So while I don’t like some (Stardust) I love others (Norse Mythology and The Graveyard Book). Makes perfect sense.

Books beginning with ‘G’

The Girl Who Drank the Moon was my favorite read of 2017. This is the first (and so far only) book by Kelly Barnhill I’ve read, but it was just magical and exactly what I needed at the time.

Going Rogue is book three in the Swords, Spells, and Stealth series by Drew Hayes. That’s quite possibly my favorite current series (current aka still being written — though Wayward Children would give it a big run for its money) and this was a great book within that series. (Okay, okay, I’ve enjoyed them all.)

Characters beginning with ‘G’

Grumph, from the Swords, Spells, and Stealth series, is a really great addition to the books. I wouldn’t have guessed it from the description of him (as a half-orc bartender slash wizard) but he’s one of my favorite parts of the series.

Gandalf has to be included on this list, since he is the epitome of a classic epic fantasy wizard. One of the things I love about Tolkien’s magic is that he doesn’t show you how it’s done. And Gandalf is the perfect foil for that. Half the time you can’t tell if he really did something to help, or if he’s merely taking credit for a coincidence.

series beginning with ‘G’

Girl Genius may be my favorite webcomic ever. It’s wonderfully fun steampunk / gaslamp fantasy, and the art style has a happy place in my heart. (The Phil and Kaja Foglio used to write & illustrate the Phil & Dixie comic in Dragon magazine, and I loved that, too.)

The Game series by Eve Silver is a YA guilty pleasure read series, but I loved it.

Have a lovely day!


10 thoughts on “BookWyrm’s Alphabeticals ~ G

  1. I liked Girl Genius too. I stopped reading when they took a break/hiatus a couple of years ago and things didn’t happen for over 2 months. I don’t even know if it is still going or not to be honest. I’m assuming so since you mention it 🙂

    1. I stopped following the online version when I decided I prefer them in paper form, so all I know for sure is that there are more books published than I have yet purchased. I don’t know if they’re still being written at this point or not though.

  2. I’ve read two books by Neil Gaiman and didn’t like either, but I’m planning to read Good Omens soon so I’ll see if that’s better.

    And of course Gandalf makes the list! He’s always a favorite. 🙂

  3. Yes to Jessica Day George! I feel ambivalent toward Gaimon (except that in my case I love Stardust; I haven’t read much of his other work and find myself a bit reluctant to try some of it; but like you I love his reading voice and his public persona.) Also yes to Gandalf, and I need to read The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Great choices!

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