ABC Book Challenge: O

Good morning bookworms!

During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M
N

Please keep in mind that books that literally start with ‘A’, ‘An’ or ‘The’ will be posted in the group of the second word, as per the A-Z Reading Challenge, and my entire movie collection.

I’m actually going to switch it up slightly this week because there’s so many books on here that actually deserve me to scream about them a little bit, so please bear with me!! Without any further ado, let’s continue with the letter O.

Letter O

Books that I enjoyed that start with the letter O

Obernewtyn – Isobelle Carmody: Amazing dystopian YA fantasy series (7 books in total) that deserves so much love. It’s set in our future after mankind has destroyed the world with so much technology and then nuclear war. Large parts of the world are uninhabitable and over time children have developed special ‘abilities’. Elspeth (our MC) is one of my favourite characters ever.

Obsidio – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: The final book in the Illuminae Files. TBH, this was probably my least fave of the trilogy, but still epically amazing.

The One – Kiera Cass: Actually my favourite of the trilogy (I never read the kids duology that follows this). I liked this one the most because there was more violence… not sure what that says about me… But also because America was less whingy and the friend guy (ugh, I can’t even remember his name I despised him so much) was less clingy.

One for the Money – Janet Evanovich: The very, very start of the Stephanie Plum series that now boasts almost 30 novels (and yes, I have shamefully devoured every one). The stories do get a bit monotonous (bounty hunter is required, Steph pursues, insert entanglements with Ranger and/or Morelli, cars get destroyed in ridiculous manner, Lula eats all of the food, Steph catches guy – not necessarily in that order). The early ones are definitely problematic, but I still enjoyed them.

One Hit Wonder – Lisa Jewell: Yep, Lisa Jewell used to write warm and fuzzy stories that made me cry a lot, but also took me on a journey of self-discovery (as opposed to the thrillers she currently writes). She definitely wrote some of the best I’ve read too (One Hit Wonder, Ralph’s Party, Thirty Nothing, A Friend of the Family). Writing this list is definitely making me want to reread them all!

The Outsorcerer’s Apprentice – Tom Holt: OMFG. Look, if you a good enjoy sci-fi/fantasy mash up with hilarious dry-wit and work in any sort of corporate role, this is the book for you. Hypothetically, how many huntsmen would you need to exterminate the wolf population so that all the young women of the world could visit Gran uninterrupted. Or, how many dragon hunters do you need to turn a profit? And what would their working conditions look like? I might not be selling it well, but I was crying actual tears of laughter while reading it.

Overbite – Meg Cabot: Look, I don’t really know what it was about Insatiable and Overbite, but I really liked this trashy, very ridiculous vampire story!! I liked Meena’s story and ability, I liked her complicated relationships with Alaric and Lucien, I liked that she worked as a tv script writer. What I didn’t like was that the third book in this trilogy was never released. (Insert sad face here.)

Books on my TBR that start with the letter O
  • Odd and the Frost Giants – Neil Gaiman *
  • Once A King – Erin Summerill
  • Onyx and Ivory – Mindee Arnett
  • Open Summer Road – Emery Lord
  • Opposite of Always – Justin A Reynolds *
  • Orpheus Girl – Brynne Rebele-Henry
  • The Other Side of Lost – Jessi Kirby *
  • Our Dark Duet – Victoria Schwab *

Books marked with an * are also on my TBB (to be bought) list!

There you have it. Are any of these on your lists, or do you have any recommendations for me?

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  1. Ah, seeing Obsidio on this list make me realize I Really need to reread the Illuminae series again! (Except probably just the first book, which I liked the most haha.) And aah I’m also super excited to read Orpheus Girl — the cover is gorgeous and the book sounds like it’s going to be so beautiful and important. Great post, Meeghan! ❤

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    1. Thanks May!! Gemina was my fave of the trilogy. I had sooooo many feels in it. I also threw it across the room twice while reading (you would know which scenes) but I love it most because if Amie and Jay can make me cry that much then they are AMAZING. 😍

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  2. oooh I’m so glad to see you are also doing letters Meeghan!! I didn’t even know this is a thing. Actually you must have been keeping track of your reading way longer than I have because 2 or 3 books for most letters expect the biggies is a lot for me.❤️ Obernewtyn though sounds really good! I love future destroyed world dystopians like that so much. I probably wouldn’t have even looked at it with that cover so thanks for sharing! And I enjoyed Onyx and Ivory.

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    1. Oh good!! I’ve not heard anything about Onyx and Ivory, but it came in TWO book boxes, so I ended up with multiple copies… *why?!*
      The cover for Obernewtyn that I have is like a 1980’s fantasy design – it’s so ugly!! 😂No one would read it if I posted it!!

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