I think “J” will be a little easier than “I” was. I hope so, anyway. Let’s find out!
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 ‘J’
Norton Juster, author of The Phantom Tollbooth, has to top my list of favorite “J” authors. Even though I’ve only read the one book of his, I really like it.
Diana Wynne Jones also belongs on this list. I’ve also only read one book of hers, but that book was Howl’s Moving Castle. So she’s earned her place on this list. Plus, I want to read more of her work.
Books beginning with ‘J’
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan is a book that I consider a favorite, but oddly I don’t remember it now. (I’m due for a re-read.) Still, I remember loving it.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë I think is one that will become more enjoyable with re-reads. I’ve only read it the once so far, but I did really enjoy it.
Characters beginning with ‘J’
Jilly Coppercorn from Charles de Lint’s Dreams Underfoot is a new (to me), but awesome, character. I’m looking forward to reading more about her.
Dr. John Watson is a character whose first name I always forget. (I was looking online at lists as a refresher, and that reminded me.) I always think of Sherlock Holmes’ friend only as “Doctor Watson,” but since his given name is John he belongs here and not with the “W”s.
series beginning with ‘J’
I thought I’d be able to come up with at least one series I liked beginning with “J”, but I can’t. They exist, but I haven’t read enough to consider any of them a favorite. (For example, I’ve only read one James Bond book, and only the first Jurassic Park book — and neither of those books were favorites at the time I read them. I don’t think either of those qualify for this.)
I thought about using James Potter as one of my favorite characters… but then I realized he’s not. Harry Potter might be a favorite, but his father? Not so much. (The way to change this would be to write a decent prequel about James’ time in school. Then again, based on flashbacks, that might not make me like James any more. I might like him less instead.)