Top Ten Tuesday

When One Word Is All It Takes — Books With Single-Word Titles {Top Ten Tuesday}

20200303 one-word book titles

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s post is all about titles, and more specifically, those books that make an impact with just one word. I love one-word book titles, but compiling this post wasn’t soooo easy either, so it seems they’re not super common. Though I personally love a good one-word title more than the 1000th ‘Something of Something and Something else‘ titles out there πŸ™‚

Here’s a collection of one-word book titles that I read and enjoyed:
(images link to Goodreads page)

Imposter by Tate James Β Birthday by Meredith Russo Heartstopper vol 1 by Alice Oseman

Mirage by Somaiya Daud Geekerella by Ashley Poston Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

Warcross by Marie Lu vicious-by-v-e-schwab illuminae-by-amie-kaufman-and-jay-kristoff

Uprooted by Naomi Novik Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Graceling by Kristin Cashore Delirium by Lauren Oliver Circe by Madeline Miller

Tell Me:
What’s your favorite one-word book title?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. Great choices! Out of all of those (that I’ve read), I loved Illuminae the most.

    1. Illuminae was amazing! Now I just need to pick up the sequels *oops*

  2. Ooh good ones. Circe (I need to read it), Illuminae… Warcross too. Delirium! Good pick.

    Fun topic this week.

    1. Thanks! Hope you’ll love Circe when you get to it!

  3. I’m all about titles like “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” (because, I mean, we all love those kinds of titles, too!), but one-word titles can be just as effective or impacting! I should have included Geekerella too, but I did add Warcross. πŸ™‚

    1. Oh yeah, gotta love “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” for sure, it’s such a powerful title πŸ™‚

  4. Great list! Circe made my list, too, and I really enjoyed Delirium. Fangirl, Geekerella, Mirage and Vicious are all on my TBR!

    1. Thanks! Circe was amazing, I loved it so much! Hope you’ll enjoy all these books when you get to them!

  5. I have Uprooted too <3 Geekerella is just one that draws your attention right away.

    1. Uprooted was so good! And Geekerella is just such a fun title πŸ™‚

  6. I love the cover for Mirage. So pretty.

    1. It is indeed such a pretty cover!

  7. I’ve heard really good things about Autoboyography and Nevernight. I want to read those, and Illuminae, which I have sitting on my shelf! I haven’t read Fangirl or Vicious yet, either, unfortunately. ?

    1. I hope you’ll love them when you get to them!

  8. TΓ’nia @MyLovelySecret says:

    I loved Vicious. I could not put it down when I first read it.

    Happy readings!
    TΓ’nia @MyLovelySecret

    1. Same, I loved it so much!

  9. Oooh your list is perfect! Uprooted is one of my favorite books and I also really love Vicious, Fangirl, Graceling, Nevernight, and Geekerella!! <3

    1. Ahh just seeing them listed in your comment makes me want to read them all again ! πŸ™‚

  10. Poinsettia says:

    I would like to read Uprooted some day. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    1. Hope you’ll love Uprooted when you get to it!

  11. I loved Geekerella, Uprooted, and Graceling! Great picks.

    1. Thanks so much!

  12. Haha, yes, I agree about all those long formulaic titles out there! One-word titles can make such an impact. Loved Circe!

    1. Circe was indeed sooo good πŸ™‚

  13. I read both Illuminae and Autoboyagraphy. They’re get choices today!

    1. Both such awesome books for sure πŸ™‚

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