I can not believe how dumb I am sometimes. I was COMPLETELY overthinking this problem of how to sort the book names in the method (books). It literally says in the description of the problem "...let Ruby sort it out." I was trying so many different ways and attempting all this weird assbackwards code and I was like why isn't this working?!....because all I had to do was at the end, put the (.sort!) keyword. #dumb.