Writing Prompt #176: The ABC Book Challenge (The Letter S)

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Memorable Books that Start with the Letter “S”:

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Samantha Saves The Day: A Summer Story

  • I read all of Samantha’s books first. I love the lake and forest setting of Piney Point!


Sarah, Plain and Tall

  • This is one of the first chapter books I remember reading in elementary school.

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Save Karyn: One Shopaholic’s Journey to Debt and Back

  • I found this gem at a thrift store several years ago. It was a very interesting and insightful work on shopping, lifestyle, debt, and gaining your life back.


The Sky’s The Limit: My Journey with Maryellen

  • As much flack as American Girl has received for revamping their books, I like the choose-your-own-adventure books for the historical characters. It’s fun! Maryellen and her world remind me a lot of my mom, who grew up in Florida.


Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

  • I’ve had this book for half of my life. I found it at a thrift store on a whim. I’ve re-read it at least three times since then. It’s a sobering (no pun intended) story about alcohol and its effects on one woman, coupled with statistics and stories about underage drinking that will scare anyone straight.


Summer of My German Soldier

  • I think this was one of the summer reading books in middle school? I didn’t like it the first time, but I re-read it a few years later. It’s one of the better middle-grade historical novels I’ve read.

A Stand for Independence

A Stand for Independence: A Felicity Classic 2

  • Al bought me the first two Felicity BeForever books for my birthday. I loved the original Felicity books growing up, especially since her world is set in Colonial Williamsburg.

Stars Stripes and Surprises

Stars, Stripes, and Surprises: A Molly Classic 2

  • I’ve raved about Samantha and Felicity, but Molly has always been my favorite character from American Girl. Her BeForever books were no different, transporting me back to 1944.


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Stepping on the Cracks

  • I devoured Mary Downing Hahn’s books when I was younger. This is another WWII-era novel, and a powerful one.

Story of a Girl

  • I was assigned to read this as part of my Young Adult Literature class in college. I loved it.

Books I’d Love to Read Starting with the Letter “S”:


The Secret History

  • I’ve heard about this book several times.


Sense and Sensibility

  • One of these days, I will be able to claim I’ve read everything by Jane Austen.


Specials (Uglies #3)

  • I read Uglies in my Young Adult Literature class. I’ve wanted to read the rest of the books since then.



  • I remember trying, and failing, to read this book many years ago. I think it’s time I pick it up again.


A Study in Scarlet

  • How I can turn down Sherlock Holmes?

What books have you read, or want to read, that start with the letter S? Let me know!

Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

6 thoughts on “Writing Prompt #176: The ABC Book Challenge (The Letter S)

  1. Really recommend a The Secret History. As a child, loved The Secret Garden. Never managed to read Silas Marner, so maybe should revisit that classic.

  2. Sense & Sensibility – yes!!

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