I love TTT (Top Ten Tuesday) topics that I can put my own twist to. This week we are supposed to talk about Books with numbers in the titles, and I had a hard time deciding WHAT books exactly I wanted to talk about. There are just too many possibilities!
After starting to compile my lists for Books I read that had numbers in the titles and All Agatha Christie books with numbers in the titles. I decided to settle on a list of Dystopian and Sci-Fi books, creating another fall TBR! (this Autumn will be known as TBR Autumn).
Just a few days ago I started reading a dystopian novel «Cell»* by Stephen King that reminded me why I used to love science fiction and apocalyptic books so much!
*This book is GREAT, btw! I’m more than half way through and have a trouble putting it down.
SCI-FI AND DYSTOPIAN BOOKS WITH NUMBERS IN THE TITLES:
the first fifteen lives of harry august by claire north
Some stories cannot be told in just one lifetime. Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside… more
This is the only book from this list that I actually own but still haven’t read it (the story of every book I buy…) In the beginning of this year, I was in a mood for stories about people re-living their lives that I purchased this books and also «Life After Life» by Kate Atkinson (which I also haven’t read…)
station eleven by emily st. john mandel
One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time—from the actor’s early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains… more
This one was featured in one of Emily Fox videos at BooksWithEmilyFox. I adore her channel! Her taste in books is very similar to mine, so when she mentioned «Station Eleven», of course I had to add it to my TBR right away!
the 100 by kass morgan
Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth’s radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents—considered expendable by society—are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life…or it could be a suicide mission… more
«The 100» is one of my (and my bf’s) favorite TV shows! We binged the last episodes that came out this year and now there is nothing more to watch… I heard that the TV show is very different from the books, so I can read the book as I’m waiting for the further episodes to come out.
lifel1k3 by jay cristoff
Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she’s just spent six months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping her Grandpa from the grave was the fistful of credits she just lost to the bookies. To top it off, she’s discovered she can destroy electronics with the power of her mind, and the puritanical Brotherhood are building a coffin her size. If she’s ever had a worse day, Eve can’t remember it… more
Do I even need to say anything? «Illuminae» is one of the best YA sci-fi, «Obsidio» and «Gemina» were just as great. There is no reason for me to NOT read «LIFEL1K3» as well.
around the world in eighty days by jules verne
One ill-fated evening at the Reform Club, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions £20,000 that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty days – and he is determined not to lose. Breaking the well-establised routine of his daily life, the reserved Englishman immediately sets off for Dover, accompanied by his hot-blooded French manservant Passepartout… more
I love Jules Verne. His books are so adventurous. They remind me of some middle grade books that I used to read when I was little. I actually read this before, but I don’t remember it as well as his other novels – perfect reason to re-read!
1984 by george orwell
The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell’s prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of “negative utopia”—a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the last four words… more
For some reason, «1984» and «Fahrenheit 451» weren’t in our school literature program. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ We’ve read War and Peace, and Crime and Punishment, and tons of other amazing classics, but not these. And since they are quite short I would love to read them still this year.
Fahrenheit 451 by ray bradbury
Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.”… more
the dark tower series by stephen king
In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which frighteningly mirrors our own, Roland pursues The Man in Black, encounters an alluring woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the Kid from Earth called Jake. Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, The Gunslinger leaves readers eagerly awaiting the next chapter… more
This is the second book in the Dark Tower series by Stephen King, but since it fits into this prompt that’s what I’m using here. As I mentioned earlier, I’m currently reading my first Stephen King book – «The Cell», and I’m loving it. This means I will definitely read more Stephen King books in the future. The Dark Tower series are a must read!
What books made it to your TTT list this week? Leave the links in the comments below!