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!