This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Books I’d Give Different Titles To. I’m not sure what this prompt even means. Titles are my weakness when it comes to stories, so if the prompt is what I think it means, it’s probably best if I don’t rename books. Instead, here is my alphabetical post for the letter L.

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

It wasn’t difficult to find authors, books, or characters for the letter L. I actually had too many to list! So I narrowed it down to my absolute favorites.

Authors

Mackenzi Lee: I’ve read three of Mackenzi Lee’s books and have yet to be disappointed. She does a great job blending characters and diversity with historical aspects while also making it fun. I want to read some of her non-fiction books about historical figures and dogs as well.

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Madeleine L‘Engle: Not every book I’ve read by L’Engle is good, but I love A Wrinkle in Time and some of the sequels so much that I don’t care. She’ll always be a favorite author.

C.S. Lewis: No one should be surprised that C.S. Lewis makes my list since Narnia is one of my favorite series ever. I need to read more of his non-fiction/theological works.

Scott Lynch: I’ve only read one book by Scott Lynch but that’s enough to win me over. I should probably get to read Red Seas Under Red Skies soon, right?

Books

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell: This was probably my favorite book of 2017 and I almost didn’t read it. The characters, the historical details, the magic—all of it completely swept me away. It’s so underrated.

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli: If The Last Magician isn’t my favorite book of 2017, then The Last Namsara is. I love the story, but the dragon mythology is so incredible that I wish I had written it myself!

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The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch: The first time I read this, I quit about 100 pages in. The second time I read it, I took my time and read it slowly so I could figure out what was happening. It was incredible. Scott Lynch has a gift when it comes to characters, and this book was so much fun.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis: Do I really need to explain why this book is one of my favorites?

Characters

Nikolai Lantsov from the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo: The moment Nikolai stepped on the page, I knew he’d be my favorite. I love his charm and sass and his loyalty to his kingdom despite being an illegitimate heir. He’s just so amazing, and I love him. Okay?

King of Scars

Lazlo Strange from Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor: Lazlo is one of those characters I relate to on another level. He’s always daydreaming and reading books and running into walls while reading books. 100% can relate.

Legolas from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien: Okay, but who doesn’t love Legolas?

Locke Lamora from The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch: Look, this is Locke Lamora we’re talking about. He’s such a sassy little turd, you can’t help but love him. Plus, he’s good at what he does, and it’s insane how he gets himself of the trouble he finds himself in. I love it. I love him.

Which authors, books, and characters that begin with L do you love?