Top Ten Tuesday | Books with character names in the title


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 ‘Books with Character Names In the Titles’, which ended up being a lot easier than I first thought it would be!

Sabriel by Garth Nix: This book is the book that first got me into fantasy back in my early teens.

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir: One of the most bonkers, yet one of the best, books I’ve read.

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson: I borrowed the audiobook of this YA thriller from the library and it broke me. It’s a brilliant book, but it’ll break your heart.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller: Another novel that broke me, but it’s one of my favourites. Plus it has a centaur in it, so it gets extra points!

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert: I loved the romance in this book – I will never waver in my belief that friends-to-lovers is the superior trope – and would happily watch Netflix adaptations of all of these books.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Evelyn Hugo is one of my favourite fictional characters. She’s just brilliant, and I will never understand people who think Daisy Jones & The Six is the better novel.

Peter Darling by Austin Chant: I’m not a big Peter Pan fan, but this own voices trans retelling with a romance between an adult Peter and Hook was such a pleasant surprise.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow: Harrow is one of my favourite authors, and while I love The Once and Future Witches more, this book is such a wonderful debut novel.

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman: I’m not usually drawn to dragon books, but this was another pleasant surprise – I need to read the sequel!

Agnes Moor’s Wild Knight by Alyssa Cole: Sadly this historical romance novelette didn’t work for me, even though it’s set during my beloved 16th century, but I am grateful to it for bringing a woman from history to my attention whom I’d never heard of before.

Which books made your list this week?

28 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Books with character names in the title

  1. Jaime says:

    I like that there are “names” on here that you wouldn’t expect like Monday or January! That’s so fun to include among other ones that are obvious/more normalized. Great list!

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  2. dinipandareads says:

    I loved Daisy Jones but I definitely don’t think it’s better than Evelyn Hugo (didn’t know there were people who thought that haha)! Great list, Jess 😍 This ended up being tougher than I expected but I had fun finding the books! Totally forgot about 10K Doors of January but that’s also still on my TBR!

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