Somehow, I got myself all scrambled up with TTT topics, so I posted this week’s topic — Top Ten Unique Book Titles — last week instead. Rather than skip a week or repeat myself, I thought I’d do a variation on the theme.
For this week, I’m focusing on a unique kind of book title — titles that are one word only, and that one word is the name of a character in the book (or even a character mentioned but never seen, as in #9, below). And since I’m creating rules for my post, I’m only including books that I’ve actually read.
Here we go — book titles that consist only of a first name:
- Mariana by Susanna Kearsley (review)
- Venetia by Georgette Heyer (review)
- Arabella by Georgette Heyer (review) (it would be easy to fill this list up with just Georgette Heyer books, but I’ll stop at 2)
- Mandy by Julie Edwards
- LaRose by Louise Erdrich (review)
- Prudence by Gail Carriger
- Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
- Emma by Jane Austen
- Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
- Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott (yes, I realize that Ivanhoe isn’t the character’s first name, but I’m going with it anyway…)
And in case you’re interested — here’s the link to last week’s post, and here are the book on last week’s list:
- Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
- Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire
- Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies by Michael Ausiello
- Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon
- The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Shumer
- The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsburg
- My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
- William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher
- Intro to Alien Invasion by Owen King
- You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
What book titles made your list this week? Share your link, please, and I’ll come check out your top 10!
(And PS – do you have any favorite books with a one-word character name as a title? Please let me know!)
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