This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is:
Books With Single-Word Titles
Books have such long titles (and subtitles) these days, don’t they? So it’s kind of refreshing to figure out what books have single-word titles. These are books that I have read in 2019.
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
A fascinating YA book about Jam, a young girl who meets Pet, a beast that emerges from her mother’s painting. Pet has come to hunt a monster, something that lurks in Jam’s friend’s house.
Cantoras by Carolina De Robertis
I loved this one that’s set in 1970s Uruguay, when a dictatorship has crushed the freedom of its people, and features five women who find a place to be themselves when they holiday in a remote seaside village.
Abbott by Saladin Ahmed, Sami Kivelä
Comics time! This one is set in 1970s Detroit and Abbott is a black female reporter investigating crimes that seem to be the work of supernatural forces.
Skim by Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)
I am a big fan of the Tamaki cousins’ work! Skim is the nickname of a Japanese-Canadian schoolgirl at an all-girls school.
Edinburgh by Alexander Chee
Internment by Samira Ahmed
Ugh. Well my ugh is for the premise of this book, as it is set in the near-future, where Muslim Americans are forced into an internment camp.
Lu (Track #4) by Jason Reynolds
Oh I love this YA series that revolves around members of a track team. Reynolds is a master storyteller and I want to read everything he writes. Actually, all the titles in the series are one-word titles: Ghost; Patina; Sunny but this was the latest one of this I had read.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
It was an absolute delight listening to her narrate the audiobook!