This Top Ten Tuesday topic comes from Kitty from Kitty Marie’s Reading Corner. Books with Single-Word Titles is a great topic and I have plenty of those on my TBR. So I turned this into a TBR thing. Which is a mix of old and future releases.
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HORRID BY KATRINA LENO
First of all LOVE THE COVER, which itself is horridly beautiful. But I love this title because its such a great horror title. This is described as “a haunting contemporary horror novel that explores themes of mental illness, rage, and grief, twisted with spine-chilling elements of Stephen King and Agatha Christie”. All of that makes me want this book now.
LOBIZONA BY ROMINA GARBER
Again with another stunning cover! But I love the title because it comes from the Argentinian word, lobizón, for werewolf. Werewolves have never been a huge interest for me. Except for the movie Ginger Snaps which is really amazing and y’all should watch it if you like movies like Jennifer’s Body and The Craft. But I really like to see novels that explore horror lore from the perspective of other cultures and mythology (meaning non-Western/American). I actually have an arc of this and can’t wait to dig into this world.
RUINSONG BY JULIA EMBER
As described by the author this is “a queer Phantom of the Opera retelling with music magic and girls wearing pink ballgowns and ribbons while brutally destroying their enemies”. I’M SOLD! Also I love titles that have the word song in it. Another good example is Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
INCENDIARY BY ZORAIDA CORDOVA
Incendiary is such a good word. It’s the chief’s kiss of words. With fiery word comes a flaming hot cover. This is loosely based on the Spanish Inquisition with some magic thrown in. This will be one of Zoraida’s next series. I really enjoyed Labyrinth Lost so I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this story.
RUNNING BY NATALIA SYLVESTER
With the upcoming election, I think its great to see YA about elections. The title probably refers to many things. One that the protagonist’s father is running for president. Also running to find oneself. IDK But I think its a title that could suggest more.
MAYHEM BY ESTELLE LAURE
Mayhem is actually the characters name which is interesting enough but I honestly was sold by this being described as “a YA feminist mash up inspired by The Lost Boys and The Craft“. TWO THINGS I ADORE. Bring the mayhem on.
WENCH BY MAXINE KAPLAN
This sounds fun as heck. “A funny, fiercely feminist YA epic fantasy—following the adventures of a tavern wench”. Also I love the sound of a YA Fantasy that isn’t about royalty, a knight or some magical being. We need more tales about the average people in fantasy.
REVERIE BY RYAN LA SALA
Described as Inception meets The Magicians, Reverie sounds fantastical and enchanting. It’s also very gay so that’s fantastic.
PET BY AKWAEKE EMEZI
I’ve been interested in reading this more lately. This is a weird little tale about a world with no monsters…or maybe there is? Pet is a creature that emerges from the MC’s mother’s painting. Yes very weird but this sounds so unique and unlike anything I’ve ever heard of.
DIG BY A.S. KING
Dig seems like a boring word but it can mean so many things. I actually haven’t look a lot into this because I feel like it’s going to be a 5 star read. I know that its about rich people and exploring privilege which is always something I’m interested in seeing how an author explores it.
Thanks for reading and let me know some great single word titles!