Books and Waffles Alphabeticals: F

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Outrageous Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books. I don’t think I’ve done anything outrageous for a book, so I’m going to do another Alphabeticals post for this week.


  • 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

The letter F wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I did have to fudge one of the authors, but authors are usually the hardest to come up with as it is.

Authors Beginning with F

Nancy Farmer: I feel like I need to read more of her books to consider her a favorite author, but she wrote House of the Scorpion, which I read like ten times in middle school. (I could be exaggerating, but only slightly.) For some reason, the whole “clones” thing really intrigued. I was a strange kid. I guess I still am.

Matt Fraction: I haven’t read a ton of Matt Fraction comics, but I love his Hawkeye series. It’s just so perfectly written and I wish they’d make a sitcom adaptation of it.

Frank Peretti: I haven’t read a Peretti book in a while, but the books I’ve read by him were so good. His take on angels in This Present Darkness still sticks with me to this day, and Hangman’s Curse will always be spooky.

Books Beginning with F

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder: Growing up, this was my favorite Little House book. I loved reading about Almanzo as a boy and all his adventures: from shearing sheep to growing gigantic pumpkins to raising his own colt. His childhood was so different than Laura’s, so it was cool to see a different life during the same time frame.

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The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien: Do I really need to explain why this is a favorite book?

Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa: One of the first manga series I read, Fullmetal Alchemist is awesome. It’s this cool steampunkish, alchemy-based fantasy world with amazing characters, terrifying villains, and an epic story line with one of the best endings ever.

Characters Beginning with F

Faramir from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien: I’ve always been a fan of Faramir. I like that he’s knowledgable (at least book Faramir is) and he doesn’t glorify war. Plus, unlike many characters, he doesn’t underestimate hobbits but befriends them. In the book, he’s one of the few characters that doesn’t give into the Ring as well, which I’m sad wasn’t in the films.

Wizard Fenworth from the DragonKeeper Chronicles by Donita K. Paul: Wizard Fenworth is completely ridiculous at times, but he’s one of my favorite wizards ever. He’s kind of an even mix between Gandalf and Radagast, which is just awesome.

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Finnick Odair from Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins: If you mention The Hunger Games, all I’ll care about is Finnick. I wasn’t sure about him at first, but his grew on me until he became my favorite. No, I’m not over Mockingjay yet. It’s been ten years and… just no.

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

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