Tagged: Book Title Acrostic

Posted August 11, 2015 by Lory in tags / 21 Comments

Nicole of Feed Your Fiction Addiction tagged me in her impressive Tagapalooza post some time ago. This was a chance to pick one of four tags to play along with, and the idea of making an acrostic of book titles using my name was most appealing.

I have a short name, so for extra fun I picked three books that I have read and enjoyed for each letter, and used the covers to create the acrostic. See if you guess which book was used for each letter.

Would you care to join in? I’d love to see your name in books!

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
One of Ours by Willa Cather
Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling
Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer
Year of the Griffin by Diana Wynne Jones
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
You Can’t Take It With You by Kaufman and Hart (play)

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21 responses to “Tagged: Book Title Acrostic

    • It is a fun idea! Using images from the covers was just my addition. I know not everyone has a memory for those details — even if you’ve seen the books in question.

  1. I love this idea and how you used letters from the book covers to make your name too. I am starting to think of what books I’ve this year which would make Jessica 🙂

  2. I love that you used letters from the covers for this – what a great idea! I had to look at Goodreads to figure out which ones which (no puzzle can go unsolved, you know). The L and the Y I figured out pretty easily and Goodreads confirmed it. The second one, I assume must be Oz, but I couldn’t find that specific cover on Goodreads. The third one I’m not sure about – is it Roller Skates? Thanks for playing along!

    • You’re right about Ozma — that cover is the one I own so I had to use it. R is from Ramona the Pest (also the edition I had as a child). Thanks for the tag, I enjoyed it.

    • I only did the graphic because I have such a short name. : ) I should do another one with books from my TBR, like you did! Glad you had fun with it.

    • Z is challenging! (You’ll notice I did not do my middle name, Eliza.) There are actually quite a few V titles, although it helps a lot if you allow yourself titles that start with A or The.

      • Well, I just looked at my book reviews and I find I have no less than 4 books that start with V – only one of which has a “The” in front of the title. Strangely enough, unless I include books that start with “A” at the beginning, I only have one book I’ve reviewed that starts with that letter, and the full title starts with “The”! Who would have thought that books starting with A would be so difficult – and I have two As in my first name!

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