Top Ten Tuesday | A number of books

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week’s theme is ‘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)’, so I’m sharing ten books – five I’ve read, and five on my TBR – that have numbers in the title! For the most part I’ve used books with numbers written in words rather than numbers.

Books I’ve read

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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini: I read this book this summer and absolutely loved it. It’s heartbreaking, but it’s such a good story and I loved Hosseini’s writing. He’s definitely an author I’ll be reading more of in future.

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus: I’ve mentioned plenty of times before that I don’t tend to read a lot of contemporary YA, but I had so much fun with this YA thriller! To be honest I think YA thrillers are a genre I need to read more of, so if you have any recommendations feel free to leave them below.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: I’ll be surprised if I don’t see this book on a lot of lists this week. I finally read this novel last year and it instantly became an all-time favourite. I adore it.

The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg: This chunky graphic novel is an f/f retelling of The Arabian Nights, with stories within stories within stories. I really enjoyed it!

The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine: This is another novel I read for the first time last year after hearing wonderful things about it for years, and it’s the kind of MG novel that I’m sure I would have loved when I was a little girl. I did like it, but I didn’t love it as much as I hoped I would.

Books on my TBR

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A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes: I saw Natalie Haynes at the Hay Festival earlier this year and she was fantastic. Her latest novel is a retelling of the Trojan War from the perspective of all of the women, both mortal and divine, who play a part in it, however big or small. I’ve heard it’s amazing and I can’t wait to read it!

NOS4R2 by Joe Hill: I don’t know why, but I’ve always had the feeling that I’ll love Joe Hill’s books when I finally get around to picking one of them up. NOS4R2 is one I’ve heard nothing but good things about so I’d really like to give it a try.

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold: This piece of non-fiction sounds amazing and so very important. Jack the Ripper was a Victorian serial killer who was never caught (to our knowledge – it could be a criminal was executed with no one knowing he was Jack the Ripper) and a lot of people are obsessed with him and honestly it’s gross. In this book, though, Hallie Rubenhold shines the light on the five women he murdered and the lives they led and it sounds fantastic.

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston: This book is visually stunning, it’s honestly one of the prettiest books on my shelves, and somehow I still haven’t read it. I loved The City of Brass earlier this year, so I want to read more Middle Eastern-inspired fantasy and fantasy inspired by The Arabian Nights.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin: I love, love, love Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy so I’d like to go back and read her two earlier series, and this is the one I’m most intrigued by. Honestly I’m not entirely sure what it’s about, but it’s Jemisin so I’m intrigued.

Which books made your list this week?

41 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | A number of books

  1. Rissi says:

    I’ve seen “Six of Crows” on SO many lists this week. It’s one I should have included on mine, but oh well! I found ten easily enough (for once!). Seeing it continues to remind me that I’ve yet to read it. Hopefully soon-ish. πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland, Jess.

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  2. Lisa says:

    Ooh, nice list! I loved NOS4A2 (and hey, I’m going to a Joe Hill event today!). I need to finally read The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms — her books have been on my TBR for far too long.

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  3. Kitty Marie's Book Reviews Blog says:

    Awesome choices! NOSS4R2 sounds really good. I’ve been meaning to read A Thousand Splendid Suns for years, seems like one of those read-before-you-die type books. Clever choices, the number thousand never came to mind when trying to think of choices for this topic for some reason lol.

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  4. lydiaschoch says:

    I read The Five. It was such a good story! And I totally agree that we should focus on the victims instead of the serial killer. They’re the important ones. The killers should be given as little attention as possible.

    My TTT.

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