This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Books I Enjoyed but Rarely Talk About. I didn’t know how to make a list for this prompt, so here’s analphabetical post instead.

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

To no one’s surprise, the letter R was super easy to find authors, books, and characters for. I actually had to narrow it down so this list wouldn’t be forever. I’ve chosen four for each category.

Authors

Rick Riordan: Uncle Rick is an inspiration. He writes awesome books for kids and makes learning about mythology fun. Plus, he’s totally on the readers side and is entertaining. I plan to write a Greek mythology retelling someday and I’m blaming thanking him for the idea.

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William Ritter: If you like supernatural vibes but you’re a scaredy-cat like me, William Ritter’s books are perfect. They’re middle grade and they include all sorts of fun magic and mysteries.

Margaret Rogerson: Her books are so aesthetically pleasing, both inside and out. I love her characters and stories. She makes me believe that I could be published someday.

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Patrick Rothfuss: I hate him. I mean, not really, but I hate how great his writing is and how he can write thousands of pages and I’ll still read it.

Books

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir: Reading this book was like being punched repeatedly. I can’t wait for book four!

Renegades by Marissa Meyer: I was disappointed in superhero novels until Marissa Meyer wrote her Renegades trilogy. It’s just so flipping cool!

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The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien: Of course I’m including Tolkien on this list. Duh.

Romanov by Nadine Brandes: I didn’t know if I would like this book when I started, but the magic mixed with history and the relationships depicted are so good. So. Good.

Characters

Reepicheep from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis: Okay, but who doesn’t love a talking mouse with a sword. He’s so valiant and stylish and wonderful. The way he keeps Eustace the Dragon company and decides to sail into Aslan’s Country on his own, relinquishing his blade to do so—be still my heart!

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Remus Lupin from Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling: Fun fact, Remus and I have the same personality type, which is probably why I like his character so much. Also, the whole turns-into-a-wolf-during-a-full-moon thing is pretty dope too.

Rohirrim from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien: Okay, so this might be cheating because it’s an entire country of people instead of a single character, but the Rohirrim are so cool. Their horses and their bravery and the whole let’s-yell-death-to-pump-us-up-for-battle thing? Epic.

(Okay, so that’s in the movie and I can’t remember if it’s in the books, but whatever. It’s still epic.)

Rocket Raccoon from Marvel Comics: Everybody knows Rocket from the Guardians of the Galaxy films, but I’ve read quite a few of his comics and he’s just as great on the page as on the screen. His sass and sarcasm, his idiotic plans, his ridiculous misadventures—he’s great.

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Which authors, books, and characters do you love that being with the letter R?