Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Numbers In the Title

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All of these books share three things in common: they have numbers in their titles, I’ve read them, and I’d recommend them to anyone who finds their blurbs interesting.

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

2. 1984 by George Orwell

3. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

4. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

5. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

6. The First Four Years (Little House, #9) by Laura Ingalls Wilder

7. The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

8. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

9. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss

10. Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival by Velma Wallis

95 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Numbers In the Title

  1. Yay for the Two towers, and the Little House book. I read some of those as a kid but not all of them- not sure if I got to that one, but I have such a sense of nostalgia for those!

  2. As always, a fascinating list. Your lists are always full of books that I usually don’t see on other lists!

    Thanks for stopping by this morning. 🙂

  3. Nice list, Lydia. I have read four of yours, and have two more on my TBR. I really need to read Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation as having been a teacher, that was and still is one of my irritants.

  4. You know, I loved the Little House books, but I completely forgot about The First Four Years when thinking about this prompt. Same for The Hundred Dresses! That one’s extra embarrassing since I first encountered it as a class read in elementary school and it stuck with me for life.

  5. Awesome list! And I’ve read almost all, except The Hundred Dresses. As for One Hundred Years of Solitude, I’ve tried it a few times, and have never finished — 50% is as far as I’ve gotten. I feel bad about it, but I just never seem motivated to see it through.

  6. The joke about the panda that eats, shoots and leaves is one of my favorite all-time jokes, probably because I am a bit of a grammar nerd (though still not as good at it as I should be). Thanks for bringing the book to my attention!

  7. Great choices! I had both The Two Towers and Twelfth Night on my list, and The Hundred Dresses and The First Four Years narrowly missed the cut. I considered Farhenheit 451, but I have never reread it, so I decided against it. (Most of my others were long-time favorites that I reread periodically.)

  8. I’ve always loved Fahrenheit 451, but for some reason I can never think of it when I think of books with numbers in the title. xD I’m not sure why that is. I still definitely need to read Eats, Shoots & Leaves (because I’ve heard it’s good but also for that title alone!).

  9. I‘ve read Two Towers, not sure about 1984, but I think so. I should probably read Fahrenheit… Virginia Woolf is tempting—I love Orlando. And punctuation is something many people should consider more often…

    • Heh, I hope you like them! Have you seen the recent film based on Fahrenheit 451? I’ve heard it’s good but haven’t had a chance to check it out yet/

  10. #1 – I have yet to read a lord of the rings book – I guess I’m a bit put off by their length and also, I kind of like the movies a lot.

    #3 – I read this a long while ago and all I can remember is books burning but I did enjoy reading it.

    #9 – I should this as my grammar isn’t that great.

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