The ABC Book Challenge | “J”

After my last week’s post featuring the letter I, I really had to think hard for this week because I don’t have a lot of books on my Goodreads TBR. So, I had to go hunting across all the relevant apps on my iPad to figure out some of the below books. Anyways, I am here and let’s get started.


Memorable Books Starting With “J”

Reading Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating was some of the most fun I had this year and I recommend it to anyone who loves romcoms. It has a quirky unapologetic heroine whom I adore and a sweet caring hero – exactly how I like my main characters.

As all of you are already aware, I love the Mahabharata a lot and have lost count of how many versions of it I have read. Though I have mixed feelings about Devdutt Pattanaik’s writings, I usually end up reading his books and Jaya is no exception. It’s a very concise version of the story, but what I like most about it is that the author gives more information about some of the local legends and versions of the stories and I found them very interesting.

James Rollins is one of my favorite authors and The Judas Strain is the book that started it all for me. It’s the fourth installment of the awesome Sigma Force series and obviously, I read this one out of order, but it was instalove. And I will always be thankful for the little book sale at my workplace where I found this gem and never looked back.

Bryan Stevenson is considered by many as the real life Atticus Finch, a lawyer fighting for the poor and oppressed communities against a discriminatory justice system through his Equal Justice Initiative. His brilliantly written memoir, Just Mercy gives us a small look into some of the most compelling and heartbreaking cases of his career.


Books Starting With “J” On My TBR

A feminist story about a Latina lesbian trying to figure out her life sounds absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to read Juliet Takes a Breath.

I’ve never read a Kristin Cashore book even though she is such a prominent YA fantasy author but her latest book, Jane Unlimited sounds like a lot of fun. Also, I have no experience with choose your adventure novels, so this might be an interesting foray into the format.

I’ve seen Jackaby called a combination of Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes and that’s sounds so awesome. This also has a paranormal bent to it and despite not being by usual choice of genre, I might pick this up someday.


Have you guys read any of these books or have more recommendations for me? Please feel free to share!!!

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