Books that start with the letter A

The Ultimate List of 100 Books that Start with the Letter A (+PDF)


Today we’re talking about books that start with the letter A. If you’ve ever joined a reading challenge (or are participating in our 2024 A to Z Reading Challenge), you’ve probably seen a prompt that requires you to choose a book title starting with a specific letter. Here, you’ll find a list of 100 books (many of them are romance, I won’t lie 😘) that all start with the letter A.

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The Ultimate List of 100 Books that Start with the Letter A
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Books that start with the letter A

The ULTIMATE list of books that start with the letter A

There are many challenges and websites out there (Goodreads included) that accept the words “a”, “an”, or “the” as a first word of the title. I’m not one of them. So each of these books start with the letter A after those words.

Example: if a book title begins with “An” (like An Affair to Remember … except that’s a romance movie from the 1950s set aboard an ocean liner), the second word (“Affair”) is the one that will count for the title. Make sense?

*** Note: For those of you looking for a specific type of book, I’ve added the genres next to each book listed. Happy reading!

  1. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie – mystery
  2. Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan – romance
  3. Animal Farm by George Orwell – dystopian, banned book
  4. As Seen on TV by Meredith Schorr – romantic comedy
  5. Ahab’s Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund – historical fiction
  6. All Laced Up by Erin Fletcher – YA sports romance
  7. All the Feels by Olivia Dade – romantic comedy
  8. All Systems Red by Martha Wells – science fiction
  9. All-American Girl by Meg Cabot – YA romance
  10. Aloha Alibi by Jasmine Webb – cozy mystery
  11. Always Be My Baby by Mary Ting – romance novella
  12. Always Her Love by Melissa Foster – contemporary romance
  13. American Queen by Sierra Simone – reverse harem romance
  14. Ana Takes Manhattan by Lissette Decos – contemporary romance, chick lit
  15. The Angel Trials by Michelle Madow – urban fantasy
  16. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison – YA romance, humor
  17. American Gods by Neil Gaiman – urban fantasy, mythology
  18. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – contemporary romance
  19. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume – middle grade, banned book
  20. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer – middle grade, urban fantasy
  21. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie – YA Coming of Age, banned book
  22. Angels Fall by Nora Roberts – romantic suspense
  23. All Through the Night by Mary Higgins Clark – holiday suspense
  24. Allegiant by Veronica Roth – YA dystopian romance
  25. Angel Falls by Kristin Hannah – contemporary romance, women’s fiction
  26. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – YA romance, mental health
  27. Along Came a Spider by James Patterson – thriller
  28. Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir – historical fiction, romance
  29. The Archived by Victoria Schwab – YA paranormal, urban fantasy
  30. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – YA sci-fi/fantasy, romance
  31. All That is Bitter and Sweet by Ashley Judd – memoir, autobiography
  32. Autoboyography by Christina Lauren – YA LGBT romance
  33. Across the Universe by Beth Revis – YA dystopian romance
  34. Absolutely, Positively by Heather Webber – cozy mystery, paranormal romance
  35. Angels: God’s Secret Agents by Billy Graham – faith, Christian nonfiction
  36. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein – adult fiction
  37. Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery – contemporary fiction, chick lit
  38. After Alice by Gregory Maguire – fairytale retelling
  39. Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis – small town romance
  40. The Awakening by Nora Roberts – fantasy romance
  41. All We Ever Wanted by Emily Griffin – contemporary romance
  42. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame Smith – paranormal, historical fiction, horror
  43. Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Anderson – graphic novel, adult, humor
  44. Almost Over It by Kylie Gilmore – enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy
  45. Anathema by K.A. Tucker – YA paranormal romance
  46. The Angel Knights by Mary Ting – urban fantasy, YA paranormal
  47. Anything for Love by Lola St. Vil – contemporary romantic suspense
  48. April Fool’s Joke by Kellie McAllen – YA contemporary romance
  49. Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala – culinary cozy mystery
  50. Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi – middle grade fantasy adventure
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  1. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas – YA fantasy romance, novella
  2. Analysing Her Assets by Mia Sivan – rivals to lovers romance
  3. The Autobiography of James T. Kirk by David A. Goodman – science fiction/fantasy
  4. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery – middle grade historical fiction, classics, Coming of Age
  5. The Angel Experiment by James Patterson – YA urban fantasy adventure
  6. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green – YA contemporary romance
  7. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen – YA contemporary romance
  8. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott – middle grade/YA fantasy mythology
  9. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire SΓ‘enz – YA LGBT contemporary romance
  10. Avalon High by Meg Cabot – YA fantasy romance, mythology retelling
  11. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson – YA dystopian
  12. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake – ghosts, paranormal romance, horror
  13. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson – YA contemporary romance, road trip
  14. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris – urban fantasy, romance, vampires
  15. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque – WW1 historical fiction
  16. Austenland by Shannon Hale – Pride and Prejudice retelling, romantic comedy
  17. The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer – middle grade sci-fi/fantasy adventure
  18. About That Night by Julie James – billionaire romance
  19. All Over You by Emily Snow – new adult contemporary romance, erotica, novella
  20. Apollyon by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins – apocalyptic Christian fiction
  21. Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman – middle grade magical realism, mermaids
  22. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell – contemporary romance, office romance
  23. Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas – regency historical romance
  24. After the Wedding by Courtney Milan – historical romance
  25. Amethyst by Lauren Royal – historical romance
  26. Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare – historical romance
  27. All the Lies by Rina Kent – dark college romance
  28. After by Anna Todd – YA/New Adult college romance
  29. Alaskan Sweethearts by Janet Tronstad – inspirational romance
  30. The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs – contemporary romance, chick lit
  31. An Angel for Emily by Jude Devereaux – contemporary romance, paranormal
  32. The Alien’s Mail-Order Bride by Ruby Dixon – sci-fi alien romance, novella
  33. Almost Perfect by Claudia Burgoa – frenemies to lovers romance
  34. After the Night by Linda Howard – romantic suspense
  35. Affaire Royale by Nora Roberts – mystery, contemporary romance
  36. The Accidental Prince by Michelle Willingham – marriage of convenience
  37. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood – mystery, historical fiction
  38. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman – middle grade sci-fi/fantasy
  39. Ascend by Amanda Hocking – YA paranormal romance
  40. Afterlife by Claudia Gray – YA paranormal romance
  41. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn – WW2 historical fiction
  42. Again, But Better by Christine Riccio – YA/New Adult contemporary romance
  43. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons – YA dystopian romance
  44. Abaddon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey – space opera, sci-fi/fantasy
  45. Anything For Love by Melissa Foster – contemporary romance
  46. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen – mystery thriller
  47. All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover – new adult, contemporary romance
  48. Audition by Skye Warren and Amelia Wilde – romantic suspense
  49. Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb – mystery, romantic suspense
  50. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda – mystery thriller
100 Books that Start With A
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I absolutely loved Always Her Love by Melissa Foster (#12 on the list). It’s Levi and Tara’s story and one of my favorite Steele books so far!! It can be read as a standalone but if you haven’t dipped your toes into the Steele family saga yet, I highly recommend starting at the beginning (or trust me, you’ll miss a few things!) – Tempted by Love. It’s not an A book but oh well, read it when you get to T (for all the A to Z challengers)!

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  1. thank you for this list Megan! I will keep these posts bookmarked for I know I will be needing them sometime soon ..Love that you have the genre listed right there..

  2. Thank you for sharing this amazing list of books starting with ‘A’! Your effort to compile these recommendations is truly appreciated. I can’t wait to explore these diverse reads. Grateful for the valuable resource you’ve provided. Happy reading!

    1. You’re very welcome! I was amazed how difficult it was to find books I was interested in putting on this list, that started with A. I figured it would be the easiest letter to fill, but if you take out “a” and “an”, it gets trickier πŸ˜‰ Happy reading, as well!

  3. What an amazing list of books starting with letter A, such an effort to comply all these!
    I just checked out the title “All Your Perfects” and it looks interesting to read. πŸ™‚

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