Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Single-Word Titles

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I actually thought this one was going to be harder than it actually was. Apparently I’ve read more books with single-word titles in the past year than I originally thought.

  1. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – I loved what the authors did with this book, using a mixture of media (emails, texts, journals, etc.) to tell the story. I still haven’t read the rest of the series but I really need to.
  2. Changes by Jim Butcher – I usually say each Dresden Files novel is better than the previous one, but looking back this honestly may be the best one of all of them. As the title suggest, it completely changes the ballgame and ups the stakes. It was incredible.
  3. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – This was one of those novels I feel like everyone should read. It’s so well done, and tells a different perspective so well. It’s important to experience other cultures and other points of view every once in a while.
  4. Persuasion by Jane Austen – This is one of my favorite novels, and I often can’t decide when this or Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Austen novel.
  5. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – I didn’t mean to put two books by the same author on this list, but oh well. This was a terrific start to the series and I’m looking forward to reading the rest (though they’re a little darker than my usual taste).
  6. Trailblazer by Marc Benioff – The only non-fiction book on this list. I really liked this book, as I am a fan of Salesforce as a company and really appreciate what Benioff has accomplished, and the amount of time and resources they put back into the community.
  7. Tangerine by Christine Mangan – This book is a little crazy, and I’m not sure I liked the ending if I’m being honest, but it is extremely compelling and hard to put down.
  8. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman – This and Stardust are my favorite Gaiman novels. I love the dual Londons and the mysterious magical nature of this book. It’s a wonderful, fantastical story and I just love it so much.
  9. Amazonia by James Rollins – This was one I read for my fiance. It was interesting, and a little disturbing at times, if it were possible for nature to evolve in the way it has in the novel. If you like sciencey novels, and/or Crichton you’ll likely enjoy this.
  10. Beartown by Frederik Backman – I adore all of Backman’s novels and Beartown was no exception. This one didn’t have the whimsical charm of some of his others, but the characters were compelling and I couldn’t put it down.

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