Top 5 Tuesday: Books With One-Word Titles

Happy Tuesday, book friends! I’m pleased to report that West Penn got our power turned back on around 7pm last night, so Azula and I are once again comfortably warm and able to see properly this morning. Thanks to everyone who sent us well wishes while the power was out, and a big thanks to the folks who fixed our power lines (though I suspect they probably aren’t Yout Book Friend readers).

As Azula and I relish the ability to do things that require electricity, it’s time for another Top 5 Tuesday post!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their blog to get the details and the prompts for each week. This week’s prompt is books with one-word titles. Let’s see what I come up with!

Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

This childhood favorite popped into my mind almost as soon as I read this week’s prompt, so I’ve got to include it! I believe every book in this series about shapeshifters has a one-word title, if I recall correctly. I’m well overdue for a reread of this one, so perhaps I’ll make a goal of it for this year.

Matrix by Lauren Groff

I read this one relatively recently and it’s solidly in the “this was weird but I think I liked it” book category.

Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

Also “this was weird but I think I (mostly) liked it” for this one. Maybe books with one word titles tend to be weirder? A hypothesis I may keep an eye on.

Startup by Doree Shafrir

I gave this four stars on Goodreads when I read it, but like most books I have little memory of it now, several years. I remember it was multiple POV and that I read it because I was listening to Shafrir’s podcast, Forever35.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I read this in college and both related to the main character and felt frustrated by her. I still have the book on my shelves of honor all these years later because I think it’s a really important story about the challenges of navigating big transitions like starting college.

Okay, a lot of memoirs have one word initial titles, but follow them with subtitles. This wound up being a lot harder than I imagined, as a result of my decision not to let that count. I feel like this became a rather random assortment of books as a result, but I like it!

What books with one-word titles can you think of?


9 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Books With One-Word Titles

  1. Having no power is so frustrating and can be a real issue, glad you have it back on, AmanadaKay. Cute covers here, especially Earthlings.

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