This week’s topic is Top Ten Books with Single-Word titles. It had us searching the shelves for a while but it was fun to come up with! Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for the topic!
Lit by Mary Karr
This is one of my favorite memoirs, along with Educated by Tara Westover. Both are completely captivating and as terrifying as they are comforting.
I haven’t come across many novels that made me laugh as hard as this. That being said, it’s also one of the most melancholy books I’ve read. Strange and smart.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
An amazingly dark and twisting tale that always makes me appreciate the world around me a little more.
This one is set in a world that looks eerily similar to ours, where people are allowing technology to infiltrate their lives to an even greater degree, relying on it even for physical affection.
Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
This memoir, told through free form poetry, is heartbreaking and encouraging all at once. Anderson has been one of my favorite YA authors since I was a kid and this further solidified her place.
Pastoralia By George Saunders
This isn’t a collection of him that seems to get much love, but it’s my personal favorite. It includes my favorite Saunders story: Sea Oak.
This was one of the most powerful books I read last year—and maybe ever.
The fans seem to be split on this one, but I really enjoyed it. It’s my go-to recommendation for those looking to get into Sanderson (though there’s nothing wrong with diving into The Way of Kings) .
Spring by Ali Smith
I’ve enjoyed each installment of the Seasonal Quartet, and the most recent entry does not break that trend. I’m looking forward to the fourth book this year.
This epic follows two parts of a family from Ghana over multiple generations, tells a story that spans eras and continents effortlessly.