Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Single-Word Titles

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Woman Reading a BookI kept things simple for this week’s prompt. Most of these books are ones I haven’t read yet, but all of them grabbed my attention with their short, snappy titles. It’s harder than you think to come up with a single word that will do that!

1. Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

2. Amigo by Byrd Baylor

3. Equipoise (Ennek #3) by Kim Fielding

4. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

5. Beloved by Toni Morrison


6. Fury by Salman Rushdie

7.Paprika by Yasutaka Tsutsui

8. Confessions by Kanae Minato

9. Solo by Kwame Alexander

10. Me by Elton John


117 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Single-Word Titles

  1. I’ve only heard of one of these titles but I’ve seen Fingersmith mentioned on a few lists today! I’m definitely curious about it now. I’m embarrassed to admit that I still haven’t read Beloved lol great list, Lydia 🙂

  2. I remember reading Beloved years ago when Mr. Barb bought it as a Christmas gift. I also have a copy of Me and need to make time for it. Right now I’m reading a Stevie Nicks book and I can really only read one memoir/biography at a time. Great list!

  3. I listened to Me and enjoyed it but not as much as some of the other ones. I have had Beloved on my TBR for so long, I really need to read it.

  4. Fingersmith was pretty good if you get a chance to try it! It’s twisted and the ending is sort of a let down but mostly good. Great list!

  5. I think sometimes the one-word titles can be more attention-grabbing than the long ones, because they really make you focus on what that word means. Fingersmith is one that grabbed my attention, for sure, and had me asking more questions.

  6. Oh we definitely underestimate the difficulty of a short and attention-grabbing title, don’t we? You have a great list – Beloved is a classic that deserves to be on the many I’ve seen this week!

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