❢A is for Abbreviations❢ A-to-Z Challenge April 2016



A is for Abbreviations!

Book  World Abbreviations – That is!

Do you ever come across an abbreviation in a review that completely confuses you? You sit and wonder, trying to figure out what in the world the person is talking about? Well, have no fear, A-to-Z Challenge is here! I decided for the letter A I would give definitions for each abbreviation that you might see. Enjoy!

  • ARC – Advanced Reading Copy
  • ASIN – Amazon Standard Identification Number
  • B&N – Barns & Noble
  • b&w – Black & White
  • BAM – Books-A-Million
  • BB – Book Boyfriend
  • BOMC – Book of the Month Club
  • BR – Buddy Read
  • DNF – Did Not Finish
  • eARC – An electronic copy of a book
  • ed – Edition
  • F – Female
  • F/F – Female/Female
  • GR – Goodreads
  • H – Hero
  • h – Heroine (Yes, the size matters. :P)
  • HEA – Happily Ever After
  • ISBN – International Standard Book Number
  • lp – Large Print
  • ltd – Limited (Usually referring to Limited Editions)
  • M – Male
  • M/M – Male/Male
  • NA – New Adult (Typically this is college age)
  • op – Out of Print
  • PB – Paperback
  • POV – Point-of-View
  • pub – Publisher or Published
  • ser – Series
  • UCB – Ugly Cry Book (A book that makes you cry uncontrollably)
  • vol – Volume
  • WIP – Work In Progress
  • YA – Young Adult (Under 18 reading)


Special thanks goes out to Author Lexi Bissen for helping me compile this list! We couldn’t think of anything more to add to it, so if you have any you want to toss out there, add them in the comments below! Also, check out Lexi’s page on Facebook! She has a new book coming out soon!!


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Annette says:

    cool I am following
    Best Wishes,

    My A2Z @ Annette’s Place | Follow Me On Twitter

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    1. Amber says:

      Awesome! Thanks! Will follow back. 😀

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      1. Annette says:

        Thanks! That is great!

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  2. I’m not sure I should have laughed at this, but I did hehe
    UCB – Ugly Cry Book (A book that makes you cry uncontrollably)

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    1. Amber says:

      It’s bad when you have to have an abbreviation for it, right? So bad that it’s funny. 😉 Really though, I read A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole recently. I ugly cried from about 5% in, until the end of it. It’s definitely and UCB however, it is also an absolutely amazing book too.

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