Have you ever looked at a sentence and noticed a group of letters, and you know someone is trying to tell you something, but you have no idea what?

Yeah, I get that a lot too. I’m in several book groups and acronyms get tossed around so much, some are hard to keep up with. So, I’ve made this handy-dandy list to help my fellow book lovers out.

Here we go:

  • ARC – Advanced Reader Copy
  • eARC – Electronic Advanced Reader Copy
  • B&N – Barnes & Noble
  • BD – Book Depository
  • BAM – Books a Million
  • KU – Kindle Unlimited
  • KDP – Kindle Publishing
  • GN – Graphic Novel
  • TBR – To Be Read
  • CR – Current Read
  • GR – Goodreads
  • NG – Netgalley
  • DNF – Did Not Finish
  • HEA – Happily Ever After
  • HFN – Happy For Now
  • ISO – In Search Of
  • TIA – Thanks I’m Advance
  • MC – Motorcycle Club
  • MC – Main Character
  • FMC – Female Main Character
  • MMC – Male Main Character
  • BIPOC – Black, Indigenous, People of Color
  • POC – Person of Color
  • WOC – Woman of Color
  • YA – Young Adult
  • NA – New Adult
  • MG – Middle Grade
  • UF – Urban Fantasy
  • PN – Paranormal
  • PNR – Paranormal Romance
  • RH – Reverse Harem
  • NP – No Problem
  • OP – Original Poster
  • OTP – One True Pair
  • POD – Print on Demand
  • OTT – Over The Top
  • POV – Point of View
  • PWF – Paranormal Women’s Fiction
  • RT – Romantic Times
  • RTC – Review to Come
  • Scifi – Science Fiction
  • SFF – Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • SFR – Scifi Romance
  • Ship – “relationship” as in the Reader would enjoy these Character in one.
  • S&S – Swords and Sorcery
  • TSTL – Too Stupid to Live
  • WIP – Work in Progress
  • TLDR – Too Long Didn’t Read
  • BST – Buy Sell Trade
  • CW – Content Warning
  • TW – Trigger Warning
  • HC – Hard cover
  • PB – Paperback
  • WL – Wishlist
  • WP – Wattpad (sometimes also used for WordPress)
  • YT – Youtube

Hang on.. there’s more.

  • BBF – Book Boyfriend
  • BDSM – Bondage, Dominance, Sadism, Masochism
  • BBW – Big Beautiful Women
  • W/W – Woman on Woman
  • M/M – Male on Male
  • F/F – Female on Female
  • FFM – Female/Female/Male
  • FWB – Friend with Benefits
  • IR – Interracial Romance
  • LGBTQ+ – Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans
  • SA – Standalone
  • 🌶 – Spice Level (Sexual Content)
  • Indie – Independent (publisher/author)

And now, books…

  • GoT – Game of Thrones
  • HP – Harry Potter
  • SoC – Six of Crows
  • ACOTAR – A Court of Thorns and Roses
  • ACOMAF – A Court of Mist and Fury
  • ACOFAS – A Court of Frost and Starlight
  • ACOWAR – A Court of Wings and Ruin
  • ACOSF – A Court of Silver Flames
  • FBAA – From Blood and Ash
  • LOTR – Lord of the Rings
  • CC – Cresent City
  • AB – Assassin’s Blade
  • TOG – Throne of Glass
  • COM – Crown of Midnight
  • HOF – Heir of Fire
  • KOA – Kingdom of Ash
  • QOS – Queen of Shadows
  • TOD – Tower of Dawn
  • EOS – Empire of Storms
  • SAB – Shadow and Bone (also seen as S&B)
  • CK – Crooked Kingdom
  • KOS – King of Scars
  • ROW – Rule of Wolves
  • TMI – The Mortal Instruments
  • TID – The Infernal Devices
  • TDA – The Dark Artifacts
  • COG – Chain of Gold
  • COI – Chain of Iron
  • SOA – Song of Achilles
  • PJO – Percy Jackson and the Olympians
  • AEITA – An Ember in the Ashes
  • CSDAL – A Curse so Dark and Lonely
  • THG – The Hunger Games
  • TCP – The Cruel Prince
  • TFOTA – The Folk of the Air
  • TLC – The Lunar Chronicles
  • ACOGB – A Crown of Gilded Bones
  • RQ – Red Queen
  • TSIASOS – To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
  • TLH – The Last Hours

Oh, can’t forget the authors.

  • SJM – Sarah J Maas
  • GRRM – George R R Martin
  • CC – Cassandra Claire
  • JKR – J K Rowling
  • CNC – C N Crawford
  • CSL – C S Lewis
  • RR – Rick Riordan
  • RLS – RL Stine
  • SK – Steven King
  • EAP – Edgar Allan Poe

I hope this list of acronyms/abbreviations helps you out the next time people are tossing letters about. 😉

Let us know what/who we missed in the comments!