Top Ten Tuesday: Titles with Numbers

September 14, 2021 Top Ten Tuesday 28

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. The meme was originally the brainchild of The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Books With Numbers in the Title.

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All of these are 4-star and 5-star reads, and all are keepers. The only one I haven’t read at least twice is The Tenth Power… which reminds me that I should reread the Singer of All Songs trilogy one of these days. As you can see, there are more than ten books here, but look closely — the titles all contain one of the numbers from one through nine.

Other Numbers

Like the books above, these are keepers, and books I have read or will read more than once.

From My TBR

28 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Titles with Numbers”

  1. Jen at Introverted Reader

    I limited my selections to books I’ve reviewed, so I completely overlooked The Melendys! I love those books so much! I should at least write a series review on my blog. And I apparently didn’t dig deep enough into my shelves to remember Book of a Thousand Days. I love that one too.

    Great list!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks! The Melendys showed up on a couple of lists today, which was nice to see. I loved them growing up, and still do. You had The Penderwicks on your list, though! It didn’t come around until my child was already in high school, but we loved it anyway. I think I’m due for a reread of both the Melendys and the Penderwick books… and perhaps Book of a Thousand Days as well.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      The Goodreads search function was really helpful. I went to my “Read” shelf, then searched my books for each of the numbers from zero through ten (written out), plus words like twenty, hundred, thousand, million, and so on.

  2. Pages and Tea

    I almost added The Seven Dials Mystery to my list this week. I haven’t read it yet but I’ve been enjoying Christie so will have to check it out.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’ve always been very fond of it, and of the sort-of prequel, The Secret of Chimneys. It’s a semi-prequel in that Superintendant Battle appears in both books, as does a character called Bill Eversleigh (briefly, in the prequel), and both books are set at Chimneys, a grand estate. Other than that, the two books have little connection… but they are both delightful.

  3. Lisa of Hopewell

    Very interesting list–even some new-to-me titles, which I always enjoy. I need to read 101 Dalmations! I loved her book, I Capture the Castle. I made it through The Book of Three, but fantasy is just not my thing. If I were a kid today I’d likely not be a reader, lol

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I still need to read I Capture the Castle. (I’ve been saying that for years now. One of these days, I really will.) The Hundred and One Dalmations is charming and fun, and the narrator of the edition I listened to does a good job with it. But it’s definitely a lighter book than I Capture the Castle.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      If you like mystery, you should definitely give Christie a try. She was so influential on the whole genre. In addition to the titles above, she has a good 80 or 90 more. If you prefer thrillers, try And Then There Were None. If you like spy stories with a touch of romance, try The Secret Adversary. If you like cozy village mysteries, I recommend The Body in the Library. And for mysteries with an unexpected twist (one of Christie’s hallmarks), try Murder on the Orient Express, The ABC Murders, or The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.