Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles with Numbers in Them

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Open book on a table. The book is in Spanish, there is a cup of tea nearby, and there is a leaf lying in the middle of the book.This week I had no idea what to say about any of these books, so I’m simply going to list them with links to their Goodreads pages for anyone who wants more information.

I’ve read the first nine from front to back. Someday I hope to be able to get through all of A Tale of Two Cities, too.

1. 1984 by George Orwell

2. Molly: An American Girl: 1944 by Valerie Tripp

3. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

4. The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings #2) by J.R.R. Tolkien

5. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

6. 11/22/63 by Stephen King

7. The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede

8. These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 by Nancy E. Turner

9. The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing

10. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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  1. Great list! I’ve always been intrigued by Fahrenheit 451 but I’ve yet to read it, one of these days I need to give it a try.

  2. Jen

    I still need to read A Tale of Two Cities! My sister has been trying to get me to read it for YEARS. Great selections!! πŸ’™ Jen

  3. I hope someday I will be able to pick up A Tale of Two Cities, lol. And I forgot about Two Towers in my list OMG.

  4. I think I started A Tale of Two Cities years ago and never finished it either, great list!

  5. You went above and beyond choosing books with multiple numbers. Great list! πŸ™‚

  6. So many books in your list on my tbr! I loved that you included American Girls–what a throwback πŸ˜ƒ Can’t wait to read 11/22/63. It’s been sitting untouched on my shelf for way too long lol

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    • That’s awesome! I think you’ll like 11/22/63. And American Girls is a total throwback. I wonder if they’re still making new books/characters/dolls?

  7. Lydia, we have some great books in common on our lists: The Two Towers, Fahrenheit 451 and A Tale of Two Cities – I really hope you manage to finish A Tale of Two Cities, because I loved it! We also both got a Stephen King book onto our lists.

  8. Cant believe I forgot 1984!!

  9. You have some of the same books on my teen years list! The Day the World Came to Town sounds interesting just from the title. Great list!

  10. We’ve got some of the same books here! Probably because great minds think alike. πŸ˜‰ I thought about using 11/22/63, but decided against it lol. Oh my gosh, love the Dr. Seuss book! Hadn’t even thought of that. Same with Fahrenheit 451! I loved that book. Still need to see the movie. I keep forgetting lol.

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  11. RS

    I’ve only read the first two, but both are excellent. It’s funny, when I was a kid I thought Molly was too “modern” — I’ve gained a great deal of appreciation in retrospect.

  12. You have so many great “classics” here!

  13. I’ve read some of these too — but they’re not on my TTT list this week, because I focused on my TBR this week. I do still want to read 11/22/63, though, so it made my list. Good luck on eventually finishing A Tale of Two Cities!

  14. Thanks for reminding me of the Two Towers. I’ve never read A Tale of Two Cities.

  15. I read A Tale of Two Cities way back in high school, and loved it. I also loved The Day the World Came to Town – such a powerful and moving book. And kudos for including Dr. Seuss!

  16. I didn’t even think about the American Girl series and how many of them would include numbers because of the years. I’ve read so many of them!

    Great list! πŸ™‚

  17. I totally can’t believe that I left the Stephen King book off my list! Congrats on reading all of these and I just bet you finish A Tale of Two Cities soon.

  18. Great list! My husband really enjoyed 11/22/63 but I haven’t got to it yet.

  19. Great list! I loved Fahrenheit, 1984 and The Two Towers. I mean to read A Tale of Two Cities at some point, right now I am working my way throug Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby.

  20. The Two Towers were in my mind as well. But I clearly forgot Fahrenheit, although I was obsessed with it, when I was younger. I’ve never read 1984 – but we had to read Animal Farm in school πŸ™‚

  21. Hahaha… even though my girls are both teens now, I can still quote One Fish Two Fish by heart. <3

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  22. The American Girl books are good. Some of these are new to me.

  23. Great list! I love that you included One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!

  24. 9/11 in Newfoundland sounds really interesting! I just added the new release, The Only Plane in the Sky, to my holds list at the library but it is going to be forever until I get it from there lol, that might be a good one to read in the meantime!

  25. Good job! I love diary novels.

  26. I have read four of them, and plan to read the one by King. You should try A Tale of Two Cities in audio, I found it very good. Thanks for doing the challenge

  27. Christine @ LifeWithAllTheBooks

    Great list! I’ve got 11/22/63 on my TBR. I’m going through King’s books by fitting one in every month or so – I’m reading The Green Mile just now but definitely want to try 11/22/63 soon! 😊

  28. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!!! How did I not include that one on my list?

  29. Awww! American Girl. Loved those books as a kid, and if I’m being honest, I probably still would. πŸ˜€ Thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland, Lydia.

  30. One Fish Two Fish is such a good choice. πŸ™‚ I love the Two Towers pick too.

  31. I had such trouble with my list today! But I totally forgot there are a ton of classics with numbers in the title!

  32. When I saw this prompt, I instantly thought of 1984 and Fahrenheit 451! Classics! Interesting list!

  33. Some great titles here , Loved 1984 and Farenheit 451. Also a little snippet – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish . Blue Fish happens to be my all-time favourite of Dr. Seuss’s books.
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  34. Great list! I love that you put One Fish, Two Fish!!! My heart!!!

  35. This week was a hard one. I love this list. There are many I want to read especially the classics like 1984 and a Tales of two cities

  36. Bev

    Haven’t read the Dickens but enjoyed Fahrenheit 451 and the Gander book.
    Great varied list

  37. I was so close to using The Two Towers! Great choices!

  38. Love your list:-) And especially love that you included Dr. Seuss!

  39. Dr Seuss! I love that you included him on your list!

  40. I love the Molly series. I read them to my oldest daughter and fell in love with it. Definitely give The Tale of Two Cities a try. I read it in high school and actually found it to be a great read.

  41. I love that you included One Fish, Two Fish on your list! That’s awesome! 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 also good choices! πŸ™‚

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  42. Great list! I can’t believe I forgot about 1984!

  43. I haven’t read many Stephen King novels, but I have read 11/22/63. I really enjoyed it! And I have The Day the World Came to Town on my kindle. Looking forward to that one! Great list!

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  44. I see that a few of these are on my list. I forgot about The Two Towers.

  45. I liked the Two Towers… In fact, I enjoyed the LOTR even though I was one of the ones who only read it after watching the movies. πŸ™‚

  46. I am currently on my library waiting list for the 9/11 book. Great list you have here!

  47. Yay for Dr. Seuss! I can’t believe I forgot that book when I made my list.

  48. A Tale of Two Cities remains the single Dickens book I’ve enjoyed…There are a few songs from the musical that I also like. πŸ™‚
    I love that you have 1 Fish 2 Fish on there – another great book. XD

  49. Impressive list. I know 1984. We read it in school. Gosh, that was ages ago *lol*. And your first image looks familiar with the open book and coffee mug. Have a great weekend.

  50. 1984 was an eye opener….

  51. Donna van Eck

    What a great list!

  52. Have you tried 1985 by Anthony Burgess? It combines a critique of 1985 with the author’s own dystopian vision. It’s quite clearly written in the 1970s just before Thatcher & Reagan (just as 1984 is clearly from the postwar years) but still very much worth a read, as an example of what the future may be and of what people in those days thought the future may be.

    You can’t go wrong with Burgess and this is certainly a book with a number in its title, though it’s as much about 1978 (when it was written) as about any future date.

  53. 1984 is an interesting one. I also hope to read The Tale of Two Cities some day as well.

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