TTT: One Word Titles

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


Titles! It’s the first thing you know about a book, and a good title can really sell a book. This week I’m highlighting books with a one word title. I’ve also chosen to only mention books on my TBR, in hope that some of my readers can tell me which ones I need to read soon, and which ones I can skip altogether.

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Mutts by Patrick McDonnell. I can already tell you that I will love this book, because I love the comic strip and I love the author. I have two of his book, but not this one, and I really want it! If you are an animal lover, you should check his stuff out.

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Truman by David McCullough. I love McCullough’s stuff. He really makes history come alive, and I don’t know that much about President Harry S. Truman, so this one would be informative. But it’s not at the top of my TBR.

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Gettysburg by Stephen W. Sears. Again, I love history and I love reading about war. I’ve read several books about the Civil War, but I’ve never read anything by Sears. I probably will get to this one next year.

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Shadows by Robin McKinley. For some reason, I keep getting this one mixed up with one of McKinley’s other books, and that’s why I never remember to get it from the library. Her books are kind of hit or miss with me too, so I’m not sure about this one. Anyone read it?

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Byzantium by Stephen R. Lawhead. This is a historical fiction book by an author I’ve never tried, but the time period and the subject sound fascinating.

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Dodger by Terry Pratchett. Pratchett takes on one of Dickens’ best characters in this one. It’s not a part of the Discworld series, obviously, but I love his books, so I think this one will be at least a 4 star read for me.

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Scarlet by A C Gaughen. Another book that offers a fresh take on a classic character, this time Will Scarlet from Robin Hood. Except Will is really a girl. (Which is totally obvious from the cover. But still.)

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Imaro by Charles R. Saunders. This is not a new book, but I had never heard of it until I found it on some lists of African-inspired fantasy. I’ve been really loving fresh takes on epic fantasy, so I hope this is as good as it sounds.

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Reawakened by Colleen Houck. I didn’t love her previous series, but I am a sucker for things inspired by Egypt. A mummy brought back to life? That sounds like pure fun.

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Ripper by Stefan Petrucha. What if the reason they never found more victims of Jack the Ripper is because he sailed to America? What if he started killing again, this time in New York? Kind of on the fence on this one, and my library doesn’t have it. So I’m not sure I want to buy it.


That’s my list of 10! It’s a totally random list too; they don’t have anything in common. What can I say? My reading tastes are pretty broad. See you soon with another list!

6 thoughts on “TTT: One Word Titles

  1. Ripper is an interesting idea because it is one of so many theories as to why he stopped killing – if he stopped at all. Have you read The Five by Hallie Rubenhold? It is the best book on the subject I have read yet, partly because it focuses on the women but also because it is simply so well-written.

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