My Favourite Books With One Word Titles

This week’s TTT is a fun one because it made me realize two things: 1. I have not read a lot of books with one-word titles, and 2. Of the ones I have read, many of them are favourites of all time.

I am new to fantasy romance, but I think that my love for Radiance is going to be impossible to beat! There is so much about the interaction between these two characters that brings me joy. I thought there was the perfect mix between interesting fantasy world-building and slow-burn romance.

If you were to ask me to choose my favourite YA fantasy, I would tell you it is Raybearer! There is something so special about this book and these characters and I am eagerly awaiting whatever Jordan Ifueko puts out next.

I finally read Pachinko last year after saving it for the “right” time because I knew I was going to love it. I finally realized that now is the right time to read a book you think you’ll love and I am so happy I finally got to this one. It was the perfect reminder that historical fiction can work for me!

Piranesi was the best book I read the year it came out and it is a book that I continue to think about. I am constantly searching for books that have a similar vibe. The Book That Wouldn’t Burn by Mark Lawrence is the closest I have come so far!

I still can’t believe that Allegedly in Tiffany D. Jackson’s debut! That book blew me away and I will never forget where I was when I read the ending. I debated whether or not to put Allegedly or Grown on this list because both are fantastic!

Weyward is one of the best books I have read so far this year and it is the perfect book for anyone who is into both witchy stories and historical fiction.

I have read a lot of Greek myth retellings at this point, but Clytemnestra stands out to me! I have read from Clytemnestra’s POV in other books, but this is the one that really made me appreciate and understand her.

I read Reel earlier this year and instantly fell in love with it. I think it is one of the most moving romances I have ever read and is one I could see myself reading over and over again.

Akwaeke Emezi is an auto-buy author and I adore everything they write. Pet is their YA fantasy and I thought it was so beautifully done. I may have liked the prequel, Bitter, even more!

Now is the perfect time to read Sweethand! It screams summer and that adorable cat on the cover is named Jello!

What is the best book you read that has a one-word title?

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15 thoughts on “My Favourite Books With One Word Titles

  1. Great list! There are quite a few titles on here that are still on my TBR but I remember loving Radiance when I read it years ago (defo due for a re-read soon me thinks) and I loved Pachinko too!

  2. The only book I’ve read on your list is “Piranesi,” which has such an interesting premise. I liked the book until the last third, since the story’s wrapping up felt too…. what’s a good word here? Blunt? Rushed? Something along those lines. I wanted a fuller explanation and ending. Anyway, I’d say my favorite book with a one-word title is “Dune” by Frank Herbert. And as an add-on, my favorite book with one-letter title is “V.” by Thomas Pynchon.

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