Top Ten Tuesday – Books With One-Word Titles

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 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Books With One-Word Titles.  One-word titles often impress me because it seems nearly impossible to perfectly capture the essence of the hundreds and hundreds of pages they’ve written with a single word and yet some of the most powerful book titles I can think of are just a single word.  I’ve already shared some of my favorite one-word titles in an earlier TTT post so today I thought I’d share some of the ones I found on my TBR.  I tried not to pick any that were just the main character’s name, but instead chose ones I thought conveyed the overall vibe of the book.



One-Word Book Titles That are on my TBR


CONFESS by Colleen Hoover

FLAWLESS by Elsie Silver

ICEBREAKER by Hannah Grace

LEGENDBORN by Tracey Deonn

SLAMMED by Colleen Hoover

BREATHLESS by Jennifer Niven

BRIDE by Ali Hazelwood

CACKLE by Rachel Harrison

HEARTSTOPPER by Alice Oseman

HOOKED by Emily McIntire


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Do any of these titles stand out to you?

42 replies
    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I still need to read Cackle too. I was on all hold for it all spooky season last year but it never became available.

  1. Lark
    Lark says:

    You found some great one-word titles! Hooked looks very good. And I want to check out Confess and Breathless and Icebreaker, too. 😀 I couldn’t find that many one-word titles on my own TBR list, so I went a bit of a different way for this week’s TTT.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Me too. I had a library hold on it last year for spooky season but it never came available so I’m planning to try again this year. 🙂

  2. Alecia @ The Staircase Reader
    Alecia @ The Staircase Reader says:

    Great List!! I loved Slammed by Colleen Hoover! Flawless by Elsie Silver stands out to me, only because this novel has been on my tbr for far to long. The title Cackle has me intrigued. I definitely need to go to amazon and see what this book is about!

    I hope you have a great Tuesday!!

  3. Greg
    Greg says:

    There’s something about a good one word title! I like cackle here and really loved her werewolf book Such Sharp Teeth.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I went on a huge CoHo kick last year but never got around to Slammed. Hoping to read it later this year since that’s one of the few I have left of hers.

  4. Rachel @Waves of Fiction
    Rachel @Waves of Fiction says:

    I read Slammed but not the other books on your list. I will do this prompt next week because I have a ton of one word titles that I’ve read but I didn’t plan in advance to do up this TTT, lol. Next weeks TTT isn’t a topic I want to do so that works perfectly anyhow. Great list, Suzanne!

  5. Jo
    Jo says:

    I’ve seen Bride and Cackle quite a few times this week, and Heartstopper too. I’ve not read any of these books, but I did enjoy the Netflix adaptation of Heartstopper and am looking forward to Season 2!

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