Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Single-Word Titles

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

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



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

  1. Great list! I love Fingersmith – Sarah Waters’ work is always so much fun to read.

  2. I haven’t read anything on this list yet, but I just updated my TBR list! 🙂

  3. I haven’t read any of these but the titles are very intriguing!

  4. 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 🙂

  5. I have Me on hold at the library. Elton has always been such an interesting figure and I’m intrigued to see what he shares of his life.

  6. Great list! I agree, finding a good one word title for a book seems really hard.

  7. 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!

  8. I forgot about Beloved! I still haven’t read it, but I might read it someday.

  9. I haven’t read any of these, but I love the titles. 🙂

  10. Gasp! Seems none of the books are familiar to me :3

  11. Ohhh! I want to read ME! Great list!

  12. I’ve read Beloved. It’s an interesting read. I wrote an essay about it at uni, though admittedly I can’t remember what I talked about!

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  13. Fingersmith and Beloved are both favorites of mine. Great list!

  14. I haven’t read any of these yet. I still need to get to Beloved. Paprika is such a fun title! 😉

  15. I have several Kwame Alexander books on my TBR which I need to get to.

  16. I loved Fingersmith (and really all of Waters’ books!)

  17. I think Elton John’s book would be an interesting read!

  18. Beloved! So harrowing, so incredible

  19. 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.

  20. Good list. Elton John’s book is on my tbr.

  21. One word titles are interesting, love the ones you chose!

  22. This is a great list! I’m not sure I’ve seen any of these on anyone else’s posts. 🙂

  23. Elton John’s book seems interesting. I would love to see his biopic too.

  24. I’m glad to see Sarah Waters make your list! Great choices. 🙂

  25. Oh wow, Fingersmith! That one didn’t even occur to me, but it’s such a fantastic book. Great list!

  26. Oooh Beloved! Such a great addition to your list:-)

  27. Didn’t know there were so many one-word title books out there until this post! Great list! 🙂

  28. Great list! I haven’t read any of these, but I’m definitely intrigued by a few.

  29. I’m not familiar with some of the books in your list. I’ll check them out. 🙂

  30. I’ve only read Fingersmith! All the others are new to me!

  31. Oooh I haven’t heard of a lot of these! I’ll check them out!

  32. I haven’t read any of these but the titles are definitely cool. 😊

  33. Ohhh, the only one I know here is Me and Beloved — so I am off to check out the rest!

  34. I want to read Fingersmith too!

  35. Sarah

    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!

  36. I have not heard any of those books! 🙈 But it’s great to see other books on this list! 💕

  37. 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.

  38. Ooo I haven’t read Jailbird, I’ll have to check that one out. Love Vonnegut.

  39. I haven’t read any of these but I love that Elton John’s book is simply called Me. It’s so on-brand for him.

  40. Some great picks this week! Beloved has been high on my TBR pile for way too long. I need to finally get around to it.

  41. I haven’t read any of those. And that makes me happy because I’ve found out about some new books which are hopefully worth reading!

  42. Gotta love the fact that Elton John’s book is called Me 🙂

  43. Ohhh, Beloved is so good! It’s a fantastic read. This is a great list 🙂

  44. 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!

  45. Confessions is one of my favorite Minato books!

  46. Beloved made my list this week too. Wow, what a book!

  47. Jailbird, Beloved, and Fingersmith are on my TBR as well – hope these all turn out to be good reads! 🙂

  48. Paprika and Confessions are some of my favorite translated books!

  49. I haven’t heard of any of these titles or authors, but it’s easy to see why they grabbed your attention! I haven’t looked at all of them yet, but Paprika sounds like one I’d like to give a try to as well.

  50. I really enjoyed Fingersmith and keep hoping Sarah Waters will bring out a new book 🙂

  51. I haven’t read any of these but Confessions looks good! Great post 🙂

  52. I think Beloved has made it onto every list I’ve seen! A very unique book.

  53. I read Beloved for a class a while back and really enjoyed it!

  54. Beloved is on my TBR. I really need to read it! 🙂

  55. Yvonne

    Great list! Sadly, I’ve not read any of them.

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