Read the Alphabet: Books That Start With Q, X, and Z

Posted January 10, 2021 by shooting in Discussion / 18 Comments

Lindsi from Do You Dog Ear? and I are hosting the Read the Alphabet challenge this year. Each month, you aim to read books that begin with specific letters. January is A and B, February is C and D, and so on. If you miss a letter, or a month, it’s okay! Submit reviews for any of the letters you hit and you’ll be entered to win a book of your choice! There will be four giveaways throughout the year, so you have a good shot at winning!

I know some people think of the alphabet and go “how am I supposed to find a book that begins with…?” so I thought I’d share some possible book ideas for those tricky letters! If there are any other letters that cause you trouble, let me know and I’d be happy to find some options for you. For now, here are some options for the letters Q, X, and Z.

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Books That Start With the Letter Q

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story by Debbie Tung

Questions for Ada by Ijeoma Umebinyuo 

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker (Author) and Julia Scheele (Illustrator)

Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages That Shaped Europe by Deborah Cadbury

Books That Start With the Letter X 

X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon 

Xo, Zach by Kendall Ryan

XX by Rian Hughes 

The X’Ed-Out X-Ray Ron Roy (Author) John Steven Gurney (Illustrator)

The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird: A Picture Book by Kim Smith 

Xena: Warrior Princess, Volume 1: All Roads by Genevieve Valentine (Author) and  Jenny Frison (Artist) and Ariel Medel (Artist)

Books That Start With the Letter Z 

Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien 

The Z Was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers 

Zombies vs. Unicorns, edited by Justine Larbalestier and Holly Black 

The Zero by Jess Walter

Zen and the Art of Faking It by Jordan Sonnenblick 


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18 responses to “Read the Alphabet: Books That Start With Q, X, and Z

  1. Q would be a tough one, seems like, but you found some good ones! Quiet is one I kinda wanted to read, being an introvert myself. And the Tearling books! Forgot about ’em but I did read the first one a few years back…

  2. Great choices! Love the title Z for Zachariah! Last year, for Q I did Quintessence. X was just supposed to be an X in the title so I did The Poet X. I didn’t have a Z book!

  3. Good idea starting with some of those hard letters first. I am jotting down those Xs (always the worst for me). I read Zac and Mia twice for my Z (lol, but it’s so good). Good luck!

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