A reading acrostic

I spotted this on Twitter courtesy of David at David’s Book World whose title I’ve also pinched. He, in turn, had come across it at Annabel’s House of Books. I’m not one for memes but I’d enjoyed Reading Bingo so much last year I thought I’d give this one a whirl too. The idea is to make an acrostic out of your name based on some of the books you’ve read this year. Thankfully, my first and last names lend themselves fairly easily to the task – just one bit of jiggery-pokery – and I’m sure as hell not including my middle name. Links lead to my own reviews apart from Nagasaki which links to the excellent JacquiWine’s Journal where I first read about it and two others to Waterstones. So, without further ado:

S is for Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg

U is for Us, Conductors by Sean Michaels

S is for Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera (translated by Lisa Dillman)

A is for Arab Jazz by Karim Miské (translated by Sam Gordon)

N is for Nagasaki by Éric Faye (translated by Emily Boyce)


O is for Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller

S is for Sightlines by Kathleen Jamie

B is for Birth of a Bridge by Maylis de Kerangal (translated by Jessica Moore)

O is for Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

R is for Rise by Karen Campbell

N is for ‘N’ Sons by David Gilbert – if you’ve read this you’ll know it’s a cheat and that it completely ruins the title but I was desperate….

E is for Epilogue by Will Boast

Anyone else like to have a go?

15 thoughts on “A reading acrostic”

  1. Nice idea! My name is Clare and it turns out I haven’t read any books beginning with the letter L since Little Egypt by Lesley Glaister over a year ago! Thanks for the bank holiday procrastination 🙂

  2. Struggling to find a book with ‘o’ and you have two! Thanks for the procrastination when I have so much else (boring and serious) to do… And the cheat isn’t too bad at all!

    1. Procrastination seems to be today’s word! I’m sure you could get by with your own cheat, a title in the original language for instance? I know you read a lot in translation. I’ll leave you to get on, now…

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  4. I loved this idea and I have done my own which will appear on my blog in a couple of weeks – with acknowledgement. Many thanks. Caroline

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