Unread books on my shelves with single word title | This would make a great reading challenge!

It’s been too long since my last Top Ten Tuesday post! Hi, everyone, and hope you’re loving this week’s TTT theme. As I was preparing my post, I found a lot of books with single word titles. And apparently, Sci-Fi books are all about the single-word titles! I was even planning to make a list of Sci-Fi books with a one-word title that I really want to read, but some of them I don’t own and I wanted this list to be more realistic. 

Hence why I went through my physical TBR and my Kindle TBR (which is getting out of control!) and selected the top 7 books with a one-word title that I really want to read as soon as possible. In fact, some of them you’ll see in my March Monthly Goals post.



Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne’s docks, is nothing her unique abilities can’t handle. But unbeknownst to her, Sancia’s been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power, an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving. The Merchant Houses who control this magic–the art of using coded commands to imbue everyday objects with sentience–have already used it to transform Tevanne into a vast, remorseless capitalist machine. But if they can unlock the artifact’s secrets, they will rewrite the world itself to suit their aims… more

americanah by chimamanda ngozi adichie

Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland… more

everblaze (keeper of the lost cities, #2) by shannon messenger

Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She’s a Telepath—someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her. It’s a talent she’s never known how to explain.
Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds. She discovers there’s a place she does belong, and that staying with her family will place her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from anything she has ever known… more

elantris by brandon sanderson

The capital of Arelon, the home to people transformed into magic-using demigods by the Shaod.
But then the magic failed, Elantris started to rot, and its inhabitants turned into powerless wrecks.
And in the new capital, Kae, close enough to Elantris for everyone to be reminded of what they have lost, a princess arrives. Sarene is to be married to unite Teod and Arelon against the religious imperialists of Fjordell. But she is told that Raoden, her husband to be, is dead… more

vicious by v.e. schwab

Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong… more

whichwood (furthermore, #2) by tahereh mafi

Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear… more

zeroes by scott westerfield

Don’t call them heroes. But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart. They can do stuff ordinary people can’t. Take Ethan, a.k.a. Scam. He’s got a voice inside him that’ll say whatever you want to hear, whether it’s true or not. Which is handy, except when it isn’t—like when the voice starts gabbing in the middle of a bank robbery. The only people who can help are the other Zeroes, who aren’t exactly best friends these days… more

These are all the books with single word title that I own and really want to read soon!
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17 thoughts on “Unread books on my shelves with single word title | This would make a great reading challenge!

  1. All of these look so good, Alex! I’ve got about half of these on my physical and digital shelves too and I’m keen to read them 😍 I didn’t think I’d have many one-word title books for this week’s prompt but apparently I’ve read quite a few and have tons more on my TBR! 😂 Great list!

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  2. Americanah is a phenomenal read and Ifemelu is definitely my all time favourite fictional character. It’s a book not without flaw…but there’s so much to think about as you read it. Definitely one I recommend

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      1. It’s quite an involved read. One that requires you to be in a certain kind of mood I feel especially as the narrative is quite jumpy and there’s a succession of almost irrelevant characters popping in and out of the book (why I only gave it 4 stars) so it could indeed be the wrong book for you at this time

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  3. I had the same idea, picking physical books off my shelf with one-word titles that I haven’t read yet. 🙂 I have Zeros on my kindle, too. I haven’t really heard much about it. It sounds really good, though! Happy Reading!

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    1. Oh no! I hope your reading slump is over now! ❤ I've been feeling slumpish as well. Already DNF'd two books this month and only finished one (audiobook… today… Lol) I just can't seem to focus on things with everything that has been going on, and the amount of work that we've been having lately.


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