Top 10 Tuesday : Book Titles With Numbers In Them

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

October 1: Book Titles with Numbers In Them (You could really challenge yourself and do numbers 1-10 or just any numbers at all. Submitted by Emma @ Words and Peace)

This is a unique bookblogging topic! I can only think of three books off the top of my head that I’ve read that have numbers in them, so the other seven are going to be TBR titles.

1.) 1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by George Orwell

Read5 Stars – I’ve talked about this book on this blog before but to summarize again, this is my favorite classic and one that I feel offers some of the most valuable and universal knowledge, albeit in an allegorical way. Animal Farm, also by Orwell, might be the better selection if you’re looking to explore this author’s work. But I really loved 1984, it’s a short and intense read.


2.) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Unread – TBR – Ever since this book came out I’ve TBR’d it. The nostalgia factor it apparently exudes seems up my alley but it’s kind of fallen by the wayside of titles I’m meaning to read. Hopefully will get to it if not this year then next. // Shortened Summary – IN THE YEAR 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS.


3.) Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang

Unread – TBR – This is a 500+ page epic that I have in my closet somewhere. Have also TBR’d it for years, and been meaning to read more Chinese authors. // Shortened Summary – The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic.


4.) I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Unread – TBR – Ok to be honest I don’t remember why I added this to the TBR. The summary sounds pretty intense though. // Shortened Summary – Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having.


5.) Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Reread – TBR – I finished half of this book earlier this year but put it on pause due to a deluge of library books on my wait list suddenly going through. I plan to re-read this, was very impressed by that first half. It’s definitely one of those classics that will always be worth the time. // Shortened Summary – Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most.


6. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Read – 5 Stars – In case you guys didn’t know this is basically the Six of Crows blog, lol. Which is funny because I have yet to edit/revamp my Goodreads review and post it on here. Long story short, this is one of the best YA novels. Also one of the longest fantasy novels that helped get me into fantasy, a genre I wasn’t sure I’d ever have the patience to read.


7. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Read – 5 Stars – This book really surprised me. And, miraculously, lived up to unbelievable high hype. It seems that (almost) everyone who has ever read this book loves it. The ending and many parts between are memorable and touching.


8. Girl Goddess #9: Nine Stories by Francesca Lia Block

Unread – TBR – One of these days I plan on doing a feature on Francesca Lia Block’s novels, some of the earliest of YA. She has a unique writing style and vision, one of my all time favorite authors from several years ago. Kind of like vintage YA.


9. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Unread – TBR – I went from knowing nothing about this book to knowing I had to have it, many thanks to book bloggers on WordPress who’ve reviewed this title. Picked it up from Book Of The Month YA in August and can’t wait to read it! // Shortened Summary – In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut.


10. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Unread – TBR – This book has been on my TBR for years. There was a moment of time where my chance of reading it was 99% and somehow haven’t yet. Still TBR’ing it for this year or next. // Shortened Summary – The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself — all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fortune but have kept her violent and tragic past a secret.


It’s probably obvious from this post but I do strongly recommend 1984, Six of Crows, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Just realizing I didn’t include Ninth House, which is just around the corner and my most anticipated read actually. Have you read any of the other titles on this list and have thoughts on them? Do you have any of these TBR’d as well? I look forward to your thoughts as always, and look forward to reading your posts on this topic if you’ve written them. Thanks as always!
~ Kitty.

17 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday : Book Titles With Numbers In Them

  1. YES YES YES to your list!! I want to try so many of these 💙 I’ve got Six of Crows on reserve at the library but it’s taking FOREVER… I’m contemplating buying it as it sounds so good. I’ll probably re-read?

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  2. Great list! The Ten Thousand Doors of January and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo are both on my TBR – it’s all the other reviews of TTDoJ that have made me want to read it, too! I love Six of Crows, it’s SUCH a good book, and Wild Swans has been on my TBR for the longest time as well. My knowledge of Chinese history is shockingly poor, so it’s about time I read it.

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  3. Awesome list, Kitty! SoC and Evelyn Hugo are defo popular ones this week, especially SoC! Seen it on almost every list so far 😂 I keep seeing Thirteenth Tale as well and it sounds so good. Think I might really need to bump that one up my tbr! Great TTT 🙂

    My TTT post

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  4. Lovely list! I have been meaning to read Wild Swans as well, but I sometimes find it difficult to get started on books with 500+ pages! I don’t think you are missing out, not having read Ready Player One. I found it ok, but not amazing.

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