This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Settings I’d Like to See More Of (Or At All). But I couldn’t really think of anything for this prompt, so here is another Alphabetical post instead.


  • 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

For some reason, the letter I was easier to find authors and books from than H. I did “cheat” a little by using first names, but I’m still impressed I found several authors and characters that began with I.


Ian Doescher: This man is a mad genius! While it’s debatable if Shakespeare’s Star Wars or Get Thee Back to the Future are necessary additions to literature, I love them all the same. It’s so fun to read pop culture favorites in Shakespearan language.

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Justina Ireland: I’m not a huge fan of the zombie genre, but I made an exception for Dread Nation by Justina Ireland because it was historical time period + zombies and the main characters is the best.

Dread Nation (1)

Hajime Isayama: While my love for Attack on Titan has waned recently because I don’t find the story as compelling as it once was, Hajime Isayama remains a favorite manga creator because Attack on Titan is insanely brilliant.


Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: This book (and series) are crazy and maybe a bit over the top, but I don’t care. It’s basically everything I want from a space adventure.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick: I love this book because the formatting is so unique. The pictures and the words together combine to tell a fantastic story that can’t be matched.

Invictus by Ryan Graudin: This was the first Ryan Graudin book I read, and while it’s not my favorite anymore, it definitely blew me away. I love time-travel stories and this one felt like time-travel mixed with Guardians of the Galaxy and it was so much fun.

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Illuvatar from The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien: Illuvatar, also known as Eru, is basically God/the Creator of Tolkien’s Arda. How can he not be a favorite character?

Inej from Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo: It’s always hard for me to pick a favorite of the Dregs gang because I love them all for different reason. But Inej is one the best because she is so strong and resilient. I admire her.

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Laura Ingalls from Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder: Growing up, Laura Ingalls was my fictional best friend. I love her adventures and her stubbornness. A part of me wishes I could go back in time and join her.

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What books, authors, or characters do you love that begin with the letter I?