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


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

  1. I love books with numbers! I’ve read at least 4 of yours.

    Here’s my 10 Agatha Christie books with numbers in the title

  2. 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!

  3. 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. 🙂

  4. I love Virginia Woolf, but I have not yet read A Room of One’s Own!

  5. 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.

  6. Oh, some excellent choices here. I forgot about 1984 and Fahrenheit 451! 🙂

  7. It’s amazing how many different ways you can use numbers in a title. I’ve always thought the titles “Fahrenheit 451” sounded cool.

  8. Great list! I’ve read most of these. But I haven’t thought about The Hundred Dresses in years. Thanks for the flashback. 🙂

  9. RS

    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.

  10. I remember reading that Little House book as a child. And 1984 was required reading in high school. Great picks!

  11. I’ve got Eats, Shoots & Leaves. I love a good pun! 😁

  12. 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.

  13. Cool list, I have enjoyed several in here. Darn, I keep forgetting to start with zero!!

  14. Nice work. I really enjoyed The First Four Years back when I read it as an adult in the 80s

  15. Good list and I’ve read only four of them, although I do have 1984 and the Marquez books waiting to be read.

  16. Jo

    We did Twelfth Night at school, though to be honest, I remember the plot more from She’s The Man than studying the actual play!
    My TTT:

  17. 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!

  18. Great list for this challenge. I am intrigued by The Hundred Dresses.

  19. I’ve read a few of these, but couldn’t get into One Hundred Years of Solitude – Marquez just isn’t the writer for me!

  20. 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.)

  21. So many classics on your list. Fahrenheit 451 was always one of my favs. Great list!

  22. I was having a hard time finding where the comments are, LOL! You have some great books on your list, I have read several. Have a great week!

  23. Ooh…good choices. I like that you included so many classics on your list. 🙂

  24. Splendid. Keeping a long story short *smile*
    My TTT

  25. Great list! The LOTR books are favorites and so is Fahrenheit 451.

  26. I’ve read 7 of these – we have very similar tastes! My TTT post is here:

  27. excellent list! there’s so many options for this prompt, it’s great!

  28. Great list!

    Thanks for stopping by my post earlier!

  29. 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!).

  30. I really want to read 1984! Great list!

  31. Great list! I totally forgot about One Hundred Years of Solitude but there are quite a few others on here that I can’t wait to read as well 🙂

  32. I haven’t read any Woolf in absolutely ages, and I don’t think I ever got around to A Room of One’s Own, it sounds interesting though.

  33. 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…

  34. I’ve seen The Two Towers on a lot of lists this week! It seems a very popular choice.

  35. Great list. One Hundred Years of Solitude is one I’ve been meaning to read for ages.

  36. Eats, Shoots & Leaves looks like a lot of fun! Which is a strange thing to say about punctuation.

  37. Wow! So many lesser known to me books! My TBR will be weeping but I am not one bit bothered 😍😂. I am glade you enjoy and recommend Fahrenheit 451! This makes me want to read it more 😍.

  38. #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.

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a lovely day.

  39. I had a hard time coming up with books that have number titles for some reason and I’ve read a few of the ones on your list! Ugh. Sometimes my brain just does not engage, LOL.

    Happy TTT (on a Thursday)!


  40. Great list, Lydia! I want to reread Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 soon.

  41. Great list! I had The Two Towers and Fahrenheit 451 on my previous list for this topic back in 2019. 😃

  42. Lots of older titles on this list. I have a copy of 1984, but have still yet to read it.

  43. I have some favorites here, and others in my TBR

  44. “1984” is a great one to feature (by its title) though I haven’t read it. Oh, and I know Tolkien is a favorite for many! Yay for a shared book, too – Laura Ingalls Wilder’s. 🙂

  45. What a great list. The First Four Years was also on mine. I hope you read Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott one day.

  46. Great list! I like the sound of Eats, Shoots & Leaves 😃

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