TTT #122 | Books With Single-Word Titles

We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since January 2018 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is Books With Single-Word Titles. I have to do a Goodreads deep dive for this as I don’t have that many books that come to mind. But I do really like the topic so let’s see what I came up with. Because it turns out there are a ton of book titles that consist of just one word, I had some trouble just picking 10!

1.Dune – Frank Herbert

This title didn’t necessarily grab my attention. One of my best friends convinced me to read this, as it’s her favorite book. And I ended up really enjoying! I don’t think I would’ve picked it up on my own.

2.Outlander – Diana Gabaldon

This title has become pretty iconic! Everyone seems to have heard of these books or at least the tv show. I’ve read the first 4 books now and really enjoy the story. The title gives off an interesting vibe and I think it’s pretty catchy.

3.Inkheart – Cornelia Funke

I love this title! This was originally written in German and I read the Dutch translation ‘Hart van Inkt’. I think this is a great title to get a bookworm interested and it worked out for me.

4.Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

I’m a fangirl for life and I immediately wanted to read this book based on the title! This is another title that fits loads of us very well and I found the whole book very relatable.

5.Vicious – V.E. Schwab

This title is a bit harder and gives us a bit off an insight as to what vibe this story is going for. I really enjoyed this book and the title fits the story perfectly.

6.Uprooted – Naomi Novik

This is one of my favorite fantasy stories ever and I think that’s why I like this title. It’s not super special or anything, I just have a very positive association with it haha.

7.Truthwitch – Susan Dennard

This is another title that got me interested in the story right away. Especially after hearing what the book was about, I wanted to read Truthwitch right away. I still think the concept is super cool and I need to read Bloodwitch SOON.

8.Adorkable – Cookie O’Gorman

I adore this title! This is the title I want for my cute and fluffy romances. And this is one of my favorite contemporaries. It’s super cute and the title makes me super happy whenever I see it.

9.Nevernight – Jay Kristoff

How cool is this title? It’s a made up word and it still really speaks to me. Even before I read the book I liked the title. And now, knowing what it actually means I might like it even more. Great move for a fantasy book!

10.Warcross – Marie Lu

This title didn’t grab me right away. But I loved the naked hardback so I picked it up haha. After reading it, I like the title a lot better. It fits the story super well and I really enjoyed the story.

These were my 10 picks! What do you think of these titles? And which titles would or did you pick? Come talk to me in the comments!

16 thoughts on “TTT #122 | Books With Single-Word Titles

  1. Oh Dune! Great one. I wish I would have thought of it haha! And Outlander is another great title.

    1. Haha Thanks! There are definitely some great one word titles out there!

    1. Inkheart was one of my favorite books growing up! I still adore the ideas in that book. Truthwitch and Fangirl are must reads!!!

  2. Doesn’t the title Fangirl just make you happy? It makes me think how awesome it is to be a fan of somehting and everything being a fan has given me.

    1. I couldn’t agree more!! Cath was also one of the first characters I could actually relate to <3

    1. I was surprised at how many amazing books have single worded titles! And yes I love that edition of Dune!! Might have to get it at some point

  3. Great List!! Uprooted is one of my favorite books and I also really love Vicious, Fangirl, Nevernight, and Inkheart

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