This week’s Top Ten Tuesday post is The Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List, but I wasn’t interested in it so here’s another Alphabetical post.

Rules:

  • 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

Surprisingly, “C” was both easy and hard for me. I could come up with plenty of books titles starting with the letter C, but authors and characters, especially, were a bit more of a challenge. I decided to go with five-ish for each.

Authors Beginning with C

Lewis Carroll: I love Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I love how bizarre it is and how it also has all these logic puzzles woven into it. I love the poetry and imagination of it. So I also love Lewis Carroll for giving it to us.

Kristen Ciccarelli: The Last Namsara was one of my top books for 2017 and I absolutely loved The Caged Queen as well. Kristen also posts gorgeous photos on her Instagram and occasionally gives great writing advice. I hope someday to meet her.

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Beverly Cleary: I don’t think I’ve read a book by Beverly Cleary that I didn’t like, but the Ramona books and Ribsy were always my favorite. I love that she’s 102 and still basking in her awesome writing.

Suzanne Collins: At one point in my life, I was a huge fan of The Hunger Games. And then the movies happened (which I did enjoy). If you would have asked me who my favorite author was in high school, I probably would have listed Suzanne Collins. Because of this, she’ll always be an honorary favorite author.

Cressida Cowell: I haven’t read that many of the How to Train Your Dragon books, simply because there are so many, but I love the concept and the world and most importantly that the books gave us the movies. Thanks, Cressida.

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Books Beginning with C

The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarrelli: One of the best books I read in 2018, I love the story and the world and just everything about this book. It is such a powerful story.

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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins: This is my favorite in The Hunger Games trilogy, mainly because it introduces us to my favorite character, Finnick Odair. But I also feel like the stakes were bigger and I remember when I first read it how many twists it took me through—from Katniss being reaped again to the destruction of District 12. Gosh, that cliffhanger nearly killed me.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis: This is probably cheating, but I don’t care. I will always love Narnia and I’m going to find a way to make it fit on these Alphabetical posts as much as possible.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer: I love all the books in The Lunar Chronicles, but Cinder introduces us to this futuristic fairy tale concept and I love it. It was so simple back then… before the rest of the crazy books.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett: I used to read this book in my grandparent’s basement and I was always fascinated with the illustrations of food coming from the sky and eventually taking over the town. It’s so awesome!

Characters Beginning with C

Calvin O’Keefe from A Wrinkle in Time: Calvin O’Keefe is wonderful. I love that even though he is popular, he decides who he wants to be friends with and that he likes Meg for who she is—braces, glasses, and all. He is such a sweetheart, and the new-ish movie does not do his character justice.

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Carswell Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles: Hands down, Thorne is my favorite character in The Lunar Chronicles. If I have a “book boyfriend” type, it’s Thorne. Aka the scoundrel, the thief, the Han Solo of the group. I love him and his story arc so much.

Caspian X from The Chronicles of Narnia: Of all the characters in the Narnia books, I understand Caspian the best—probably because he shares my personality type, INFJ. I love that he goes from being a young, naive student to a warrior and king. I’m not crying, you’re crying. (Okay, I’m crying too.)

Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus: Annabeth is such a great character because she doesn’t let anything stop her from completing her goals. Despite her ADHD and dyslexia, she works hard in school so she can become an architect, and she’s always there for her friends, even those who betray her like Luke. I love her character, and I relate to her a lot. I think if I was the daughter of a Greek god or goddess, it’d probably be Athena like Annabeth is.

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Cinder and Cress from The Lunar Chronicles: Of course, if I’m going to mention The Lunar Chronicles, I can’t forget Cinder or Cress. Both of them are wonderful main characters for different reasons, and I love how they change and grow over the course of the series.

What books, authors, and characters do you love that start with “C”? Feel free to join in!