Books and Waffles Alphabetical: O

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Bookish Discoveries I Made In 2019. I don’t have a list of ten to make, so instead, I’m going to share another alphabetical post.


  • 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

Finding authors for O wasn’t hard, but book titles and characters proved difficult. I did manage to think of three for each category, though.


Kayla Olson: Not only do I like her books, but Kayla is a wonderful and uplifting person. I love seeing her Instagram posts and stories, and I can’t wait for whatever book she writes next.

Mary Pope Osborne: I grew up reading the Magic Tree House books and I still read the new ones, so of course Mary Pope Osborne is a honorary favorite author.

Margaret Owen: I’ve only read one book by Margaret Owen but it blew me away. I need more of her writing and world-building.

The Merciful Crow


Once Upon an Alaskan Summer by Lisa T. Bergren: I don’t prefer the contemporary romance genre, but Lisa always writes good books. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book.

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord: This isn’t my favorite of Emery’s books, but I enjoyed it and I love the concept of someone famous falling for someone ordinary.

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys: All of Ruta’s books are my favorite because they are so important and heart wrenching. Out of the Easy is about a time and place I never thought I’d be interested in, but it was so compelling.

Out of the Easy


Thorin Oakenshield from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien: Thorin is not the greatest hero because of his blind flaws, but I admire his heart for his people. In the end, he realizes his mistakes.

Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars: There are enough Star Wars books about Obi-Wan in existence that I’m counting him as a literary character. He’s the best Jedi and one of my all-time favorite Star Wars characters. I love his sass.

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Count Olaf from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket: Even though Olaf is a bad guy, Olaf is one of the best of the series. His character is so well-developed even if he’s a bit silly at times and terrible at being a bad guy.

Which authors, books, and characters do you love that begin with the letter O?

One thought on “Books and Waffles Alphabetical: O

  1. Thorin! Great choice. I also love that you included Mary Pope Osborne — I find that we too often forget to include the authors that inspired us when we were younger on lists of favorites because we don’t read as many of their books anymore. They shaped us into the readers we are, though, and I’m always happy when I see someone acknowledge that! (And when I remember to do it myself… which isn’t as often as I intend to.)

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