Books that Start With B

The Ultimate List of 200 Books That Start with the Letter B

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Today we’re talking about books that start with the letter B. 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 200 books (many of them are romance, I won’t lie 😘) that all start with the letter B.

I’m amazed how much easier it was to come up with a long list of books that start with the letter B than it was to do the same for the letter A! But, amazement aside, let’s dive in and see what books I found …

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Books that Start With B

The ULTIMATE list of books that start with the letter B

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 B after those words.

Example: if a book title begins with “An” (like A Brush With Love, the second word (“Brush”) 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. Bag of Bones by Stephen King – thriller
  2. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – science fiction, dystopian
  3. Bakeries and Bones by Nic Roberts – cozy mystery
  4. Battle of the Labyrinth, The by Rick Riordan – middle grade, mythology
  5. Bayside Passions by Melissa Foster – spicy romance
  6. Bayside Desires by Melissa Foster – spicy romance
  7. Better Sister, The by Alafair Burke – mystery / thriller
  8. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote – literary fiction, classics
  9. Beyond the Rising Tide by Sarah Beard – YA contemporary romance, magical realism
  10. Bad Beginning, The by Lemony Snicket – middle grade, mystery adventure
  11. Behind the Seams by Dolly Parton – biography / memoir
  12. Between the Cracks by Helena Hunting – NA contemporary romance
  13. Big Red Tequila by Rick Riordan – crime, mystery thriller
  14. Big Rock by Lauren Blakely – contemporary romance, spicy
  15. Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown – YA magical realism, fantasy
  16. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor – YA sci-fi fantasy
  17. Bayside Escape by Melissa Foster – spicy romance
  18. Beauty and the Best Man by Maureen Child – Harlequin contemporary romance
  19. Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill – Teen/YA Science Fiction
  20. Blue Hawaiian by Carla Luna – romantic comedy
  21. Bedding the Billionaire by Kendra Little – contemporary romance
  22. Bayside Heat by Melissa Foster – steamy romance
  23. Beach Read by Emily Henry – romantic comedy
  24. Beautiful Enemy by Piper Lawson – billionaire romance
  25. Beachfront Bakery by Fiona Grace – cozy mystery
  1. Beauty and the Baller by Abbi Hemp – football romance
  2. Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland – NA college romance
  3. Bound by Night by Naomi Clark – paranormal romance, vampires
  4. Bridesmaid Lotto by Rachel Astor – chick lit, contemporary romance
  5. Bound by Kira Saito – YA paranormal romance
  6. Bayside Fantasies by Melissa Foster – spicy romance
  7. Booked for the Holidays by Chelsea Curto – holiday romance, Christmas
  8. Booked on Murder by Allison Brook – cozy mystery
  9. Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston – YA romance, fairytale retelling
  10. Boyfriend Effect, The by Kendall Ryan – romance, sibling’s best friend
  11. Bride Test, The by Helen Hoang – multicultural romance, new adult (NA)
  12. Bride, The by Wendy Clarke – psychological thriller, suspense
  13. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer – YA paranormal romance, vampires
  14. Brown Sugar This Christmas by Lula White – Black holiday romance
  15. Brownies and Betrayal by Heather Justesen – cozy mystery
  16. Burn So Good by J.H. Croix – firefighter romance
  17. Buy Back Your Time by Dan Martell – personal development, entrepreneurship
  18. Below Zero by Ali Hazelwood – lighthearted contemporary romance
  19. Beneath This Mask by Meghan March – military romance
  20. Bennet Women, The by Eden Appiah-Kubi – contemporary LGBT, retellings
  21. Best Man, The by Kristan Higgins – small town romance
  22. Bedding the Wrong Brother by Virna DePaul – contemporary romance, erotica
  23. Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan – contemporary romance, family life
  24. Buy-In, The by Emma St. Clair – small town romantic comedy
  25. Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries by Tonya Kappes – cozy mystery
  1. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding – contemporary romance, humor
  2. Black Boy by Richard Wright – African American autobiography
  3. Book Thief, The by Markus Zusak – Holocaust, children’s/YA historical fiction
  4. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead – YA paranormal fiction, friendship, vampires
  5. Big Girl by Danielle Steel – contemporary romance, sagas
  6. Born of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon – romantic fantasy, urban fantasy
  7. Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews – paranormal urban fantasy romance
  8. Beard in Mind by Penny Reid – small town romantic comedy
  9. Book Lovers by Emily Henry – contemporary romantic comedy
  10. Back to the Bedroom by Janet Evanovich – contemporary romance, humor
  11. Body Heat by Carly Phillips – Harlequin romance, chick lit
  12. Belladonna by Adalyn Grace – Gothic, YA fantasy romance
  13. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys – YA European Holocaust fiction
  14. Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin – YA paranormal romance
  15. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead – paranormal romance, boarding school
  16. Blood Moon by Michelle Madow – paranormal romance, shifters
  17. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl – gothic fantasy, paranormal romance
  18. Bad Moonlight by R.L. Stine – teen / YA horror
  19. Breaking Light, The by Heather Hansen – YA science fiction, historical romance
  20. Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout – paranormal college romance
  21. Becoming the Dark Prince by Kerri Maniscalco – YA mystery, historical fiction
  22. Batter Royale: A Graphic Novel by Leisl Adams – YA fish-out-of-water rom-com
  23. Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie – YA epic fantasy romance
  24. Broken Strings by Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer – Holocaust, middle grade
  25. Book Jumper, The by Mechthild Gläser – YA fantasy romance
  1. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater – paranormal fantasy romance
  2. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray – YA coming of age
  3. Blubber by Judy Blume – coming of age, bullying
  4. Bravely by Maggie Steifvater – YA fantasy, mythology retelling
  5. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore – YA high fantasy, romance
  6. Boundless by Cynthia Hand –YA fantasy
  7. Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows – epic fantasy, action/adventure
  8. Bane Chronicles, The by Cassandra Clare – anthology, teen and YA dark fantasy
  9. Betrothed, The by Kiera Cass – YA historical fiction, romance
  10. Blood Forever by Mari Mancusi – YA paranormal romance, vampires
  11. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale – romantic fantasy
  12. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini – YA epic fantasy, coming of age, witches
  13. Blackmail by Amelia Wilde – dark contemporary romance, erotica
  14. Benedict by Gia Bailey – steamy billionaire romance
  15. Boy by Roald Dahl – biography memoir, children’s
  16. Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen – hockey romance
  17. Blazing by Kylie Gilmore – workplace romantic comedy
  18. Bossypants by Tina Fey – humor, autobiography / memoir
  19. Brutal by Ruby Vincent – dark romance
  20. Barbarian’s Prize by Ruby Dixon – sci-fi alien romance
  21. Bayside Deceptions by Sherryl Woods – lighthearted mystery, romance
  22. Bayside Promises by Stacy Claflin – sweet contemporary romance
  23. Butterfly Sisters by Jenny Hale – women’s fiction
  24. Betrayal, The by Cole Baxter – psychological thriller
  25. Beast Charming by Grace Goodwin – sci-fi alien romance

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  1. Baden by Sawyer Bennett – sports romance
  2. Beckham by Olivia T. Turner – motorcycle romance, romantic suspense
  3. Becoming by Michelle Obama – memoir
  4. Blaze by Stephen King – psychological thriller, suspense
  5. Blameless by Gail Carriger – steampunk, urban fantasy
  6. Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce – YA epic fantasy
  7. Beautiful by Christina Lauren – contemporary romance, rom-com
  8. Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren – romantic comedy
  9. Bursting with Love by Melissa Foster – spicy romance
  10. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo – middle grade classics, dogs
  11. Beautiful Bombshell by Christina Lauren – romantic comedy
  12. Beautiful Beginning by Christina Lauren – romantic comedy
  13. Brett by Melissa Foster – spicy romance
  14. Blackthorn Key, The by Kevin Sands – spy, fantasy/magic, mysteries
  15. Buccaneer’s Code, The by Caroline Carlson – tween fantasy adventure
  16. Beautiful Beloved by Christina Lauren – contemporary romance
  17. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary – family / siblings, children’s, classics
  18. BFG, The by Roald Dahl – action / adventure, fantasy / magic, humor
  19. Beautiful Boss by Christina Lauren – romantic comedy, novella
  20. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough – psychological thriller
  21. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty – suspense thriller
  22. Blind Assassin, The by Margaret Atwood – gothic suspense, romance, sci-fi
  23. Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs – horror, contemporary fiction
  24. Blood of Olympus, The by Rick Riordan – middle grade, Roman mythology
  25. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson – fantasy and magic, childrens, classics
  1. Born in Fire by Nora Roberts – contemporary romance
  2. Blood Red Road by Moira Young – YA sci-fi dystopian
  3. Blue Moon by Alyson Noël – paranormal dark fantasy, contemporary romance
  4. Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts – contemporary romance
  5. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl – YA paranormal romance
  6. By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder – classics, 1800s historical fiction
  7. Boleyn Inheritance, The by Philippa Gregory – Tudor historical fiction
  8. Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton – vampire romance, urban fantasy
  9. Beloved by Toni Morrison – historical fiction, magical realism
  10. Born in Ice by Nora Roberts – contemporary romance
  11. Beauty Awakened by Gena Showalter – fantasy romance
  12. Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts – romantic suspense
  13. Black Rose by Nora Roberts – fantasy romance
  14. Big Sky Summer by Linda Lael Miller – western small town romance
  15. Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts – fantasy romance, paranormal, contemporary
  16. Bitter Spirits by Jenn Bennett – 1920s paranormal historical romance
  17. Bride Wore Size 12, The by Meg Cabot – contemporary romance, women sleuths
  18. Burned by P.C. Cast – YA contemporary fantasy
  19. Braveheart by Randall Wallace – historical fiction
  20. Barrister and the Wallflower, The by Angela Johnson – friends-to-lovers regency romance
  21. Black Hawk, The by Joanna Bourne – regency romance, spy thriller
  22. Bared to You by Sylvia Day – contemporary erotic romance
  23. Bands of Mourning, The by Brandon Sanderson – epic fantasy adventure
  24. Bound by Dreams by Christina Skye – contemporary paranormal romance
  25. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire – contemporary romance

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  1. Black Hills by Nora Roberts – romantic suspense
  2. Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts – romantic suspense
  3. Beyond Seduction by Stephanie Laurens – regency romance
  4. Betrayal In Death by J.D. Robb – romantic suspense
  5. Brass Verdict, The by Michael Connelly – legal thriller
  6. Blood Magick by Nora Roberts – paranormal, romantic suspense
  7. Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, The by Suzanne Collins – science fiction / dystopian
  8. Born in Sin by Kinley MacGregor – western historical romance
  9. Boy Next Door, The by Meg Cabot – humor, mystery / thriller, romance
  10. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen – mystery / detective, women sleuths
  11. Bride, The by Julie Garwood – historical romance
  12. Brazen Virtue by Nora Roberts – contemporary romance, thrillers – suspense
  13. Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey – science fiction, space opera
  14. Breath of Snow and Ashes, A by Diana Gabaldon – fantasy, time travel romance
  15. Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs – urban fantasy, paranormal romance
  16. Beware, Princess Elizabeth by Carolyn Meyer – YA European historical fiction
  17. Babel by R.F. Kuang – alternative history, dark fantasy, legends
  18. Billy Summers by Stephen King – thriller / suspense, crime
  19. Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner – contemporary women’s fiction
  20. Bourne Supremacy, The by Robert Ludlum – spy thriller
  21. Bear, Otter, and the Kid by T.J. Klune – found family, heartwarming, LGBT
  22. Being Nikki by Meg Cabot – YA contemporary romance, performing arts
  23. Boy Who Lost Fairyland, The by Catherynne M. Valente – YA fairytales and folklore
  24. Begin Again by Emma Lord – YA romantic comedy
  25. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah – personal memoir
  1. Breathe by Sarah Crossan – YA dystopian romance
  2. Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb – romantic suspense
  3. Bluescreen by Dan Wells – YA science fiction
  4. Broken Things by Lauren Oliver – thriller / suspense, magical realism
  5. Blood Trial by Kelly St. Clare – urban fantasy, paranormal romance, vampires
  6. Barbarian Lover by Ruby Dixon – sci-fi alien romance
  7. Barbarian Before Christmas, The by Ruby Dixon – holiday, sci-fi alien romance
  8. Brush With Love, A by Mazey Eddings – medical romantic comedy
  9. Bromance Book Club, The by Lyssa Kay Adams – sports romance
  10. Brigadier’s Runaway Bride, The by Erica Ridley – regency historical romance
  11. Barbarian Alien by Ruby Dixon – sci-fi alien romance
  12. Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore – Victorian historical romance
  13. Beyond Believing by D.D. Marx – contemporary romance
  14. Between the Devil and the Duke by Kelly Bowen – regency romance
  15. Bad Lands by Stacey Marie Brown – romance, paranormal urban fantasy
  16. Bakery Booking, The by Morgan Utley – contemporary romance
  17. Born to Die by Lisa Jackson – romantic suspense, murder-thriller
  18. Beard Necessities by Penny Reid – small town romantic comedy
  19. Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe by Jodi Thomas – contemporary romance, small town
  20. Bridal Boot Camp by Meg Cabot – lighthearted contemporary romance
  21. Born to Be Wilde by Eloisa James – regency historical romance
  22. Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn – regency historical romance
  23. Blood of Zeus by Meredith Wild and Angel Payne – paranormal romance, mythology
  24. Beauty and the Blacksmith by Tessa Dare – historical romance novella
  25. Babycakes by Donna Kauffman – contemporary romance

Have you read any great books that start with the letter B?

Wow, what a list! Have you read any of these books that start with the letter B? How about others that I don’t have on this list? Let me know in the comments which book is your favorite and happy reading, xo!

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