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Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Single-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.

This week we are talking books with Single Word Titles!

The first section of this list will be books I’ve read that I really enjoyed and the second half will be books on my TBR that fit this prompt.

1) Speak

Speak is one of the most important books for me! This was the first book that I read that was classified as a YA. This is book is very popular and rightfully so! Of all of Laurie Halse Anderson’s books, I would recommend this to everyone! With that being said there are so many amazing books out by Laurie that I suggest you check them out!


2) Autoboyography

This is the only book I’ve read by Christina Lauren and I was so impressed when I read it in 2018! I’ve been meaning to read more of her books but I haven’t had the chance to read another. To my knowledge, this is the only YA book she has published but I have heard amazing things about all of her books. The one I’m going to try next is going to be Roomies!

3) Wolfsong

You know those books that are just so amazing that you can’t verbalize how amazing the book is? This is the one for me. This was a slow burn over years between neighbor boys. One happens to be a werewolf and Ox is his fated mate. This book is really family-focused and I was obsessed with not just the main characters but the side characters as well. I haven’t read the next book yet but it follows my favorite side character. The next book is called RavenSong.


4) War

Ok so this is the 2nd book in a series but out of the 2, this one was my favorite. With that being said Pestilence, the first book was a solid read and I really recommend that you read it. Each book follows a different “brother” horseman and this one was so good. After reading the first book in the series I thought it would a similar format but it took a completely different turn than what I was expecting and I can’t wait to see what the author has planned for the last 2 books in the series. We don’t have a release date yet but I’m hoping for a spring release like the last 2 books.


5) Positive

Sometimes I read books that change the way I think of things and this book is one of them. This is a memoir of Paige Rawl’s life and I don’t like reviewing memoirs but I think it was so worth the read. Basically, Paige was diagnosed with HIV as a young child and this is her journey living with that and the stigma behind being HIV positive.  I felt like my eyes were opened after reading this. It’s been almost 5 years since I read this book and it is still one that I think about frequently and it was also really quick and approachable non-fiction.

6) Indigo

Beverly Jenkins is an amazing author! I love that she writes books about black characters in different time periods from modern-day to the civil war era. This one features the Underground Railroad following a freed slave who is a conductor and a member of a pre-civil war black man who helps run the local Railroad. Sadly the covers for this book aren’t great and I think that influences peoples thoughts on picking up this book and it should every single book I’ve read by this author has been absolutely amazing


7) Wake

This one has been on my TBR for years, in fact, I think when I initially added this one it was still known as a Twilight FanFic. This one is long at over 700 pages which is one of the reasons I haven’t picked it up yet! Both of our main characters are going through a hard moment in their life one is a recent cancer survivor and the other is recovering after the loss of her sister. There are a lot of mixed reviews for this one but I really want to give this one a try!

8) Forbidden

The oldest book on my TBR is this one its been on here since early 2014 so it’s way past time to pick this one up. I haven’t heard anything about this book recently but all the reviews from people I trust are high. A lot of Tabitha Suzuma’s books sound amazing but I’ve been putting off picking them up since I need to read this one first! The subject matter is different than what I normally read but I am still interested in reading it. Warning for incest!


9) Inkmistress

The biggest reason I want to read this one is because of the unique gift that the main character has(Blood Magic). I am also excited to see a queer main character I believe she is bisexual but her love interest is female so I’m excited about this. I love books featuring quests on why someone has the gift that they do and I feel like it will be a little bit darker than Of Fire and Stars which is also on my TBR.

10) Xeni

I had a huge Rebekah Weatherspoon reading spree in 2019 and I’ve been eagerly waiting to get my hands on this one as soon as I can afford to buy books again. This is a marriage of convenience trope and it follows the best friend of the main character from Rafe which I loved last year! I love reading Weatherspoon’s books since they portray strong black women and I need more of them in life!


Let’s chat! What are your favorite single-word titles? Have you read any of the books on my list? I would love to chat with you in the comments!


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