Top Ten Tuesday

TOP TEN TUESDAY

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Happy Tuesday, and welcome to another TTT! This week’s topic is books with single-word titles, and was submitted by Kitty from Kitty Marie’s Reading Corner. Long, wordy titles with lots of nouns and adjectives are pretty popular right now, so I thought it would be fun to talk about the simplest titles. The words “The” and “A” don’t have to count if you don’t want them to! I chose to focus on books I’ve read and would recommend.

 

There is some books that I have read in the past years with single-word title.

 

  1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

What got me to read to this book was ex sister-in-law and my friends. I am the type of person who tries everything once. So, I decided to give this book a try. The first few pages, I was still unsure about this book. But when I met Edward, that’s when I was hooked and kept reading. He was the mysterious type and wanted to learn more about him. It was Edward who kept me reading and finished the book. I saw the movie too. The baseball scene was slightly different.

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Blurb

Isabella Swan’s move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife-between desire and danger. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

2. Julie by Jean Craighead Goerge

I love wolves. With them being in this middle-grade series is what got me reading all three of the books. My favorite book of the three is the last one because it in the wolf point of view. I was these books when I was a teenager. I love the wolf, Kapu. I love the name Aaka. Beautiful name.

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Blurb

Julie’s decision to return home to her people is not an easy one. But after many months in the wilderness, living in harmony with the wolves that saved her life, she knows the time has come.

But Julie is not prepared for all the changes that she finds. Her father has forsaken many of the old Eskimo traditions. He has given up his sled dogs for a snowmobile, and now looks after the musk oxen that serve as the village’s income. He will do anything to protect them—even shoot any wolves that might threaten the herd.

Julie knows that, like her father, she must find a way to reconcile the old ways with the new. But how can she do that without putting her beloved wolves in danger?

3. Fever  by Christine Feehan

I love these books. Wild Rain is my favorite. Rachel and Rio was great together. I love the two Rio’s leopards, his pets. He found them when they were cubs. What sucked in me is the way Christine described the animals and jungle. It made it feel like you were there, in the hot, steamy, and humid rain forest. She made the jungle alive with her words. When I got done with this book, I didn’t want it to end. I wanted to stay in the jungle, in the book. I have read the Dark series first then these ones.

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Blurb

In the novel, Wild Rain, and the novella, “The Awakening”, New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan created an exotic sensual race — the Leopard People. Fever brings the two stories together for the first time in one volume, a one-way ticket to a dizzying new world of desire…

Sensual half-human, half-leopard creatures stalk the lush rainforest of Borneo…

In “The Awakening,” a beautiful naturalist’s dream comes true—to live among the feral jungle creatures. But an untamed, irresistible beast of another sort inspires her to explore her own wild side. . .

And they mate for life.

Wild Rain’s Rachel Lospostros has escaped from a faceless assassin and found sanctuary thousands of miles from home, under the towering jungle canopy. In this world teeming with unusual creatures she encounters Rio: a native of the forest imbued with a fierce prowess, and possessed of secrets of his own. When Rio unleashes the secret animal instincts that course through his blood, Rachel must decide if he is something to be feared—or desired. . .

 

4. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

This book hits home for me. It is a survival book. I was taught survival when I was a girl. I know how it is to make fire and making a shelter from the stuff around in the woods. I don’t remember what got me into reading this book. I read it when I was in middle school. There is a movie that came from this book also.

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Blurb

Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present.

At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.

5. Saddlebags by Bonnie Byant

Blurb

When I was growing up, I loved reading horse books. I still do but I got away from that in my 20s. These books are great for a horse loving girl! Everytime my family went to the store, I always gone to the book section and look for these books. Great books!

Kate Devine, an out-of-town member of The Saddle Club, has invited Carole, Lisa, and Stevie out West to visit her family’s dude ranch. This time the girls’ parents are coming along, and The Saddle Club is looking forward to showing them how much fun riding can be — as well as how much work and skill are involved.

But out West, the family vacation doesn’t go exactly as planned. Lisa’s mom is acting like a total snob, and Carole’s dad embarrasses her by dressing like a real Eastern dude. What’s worse, none of the parents seems to be taking horseback riding very seriously. Soon the girls are wishing that their parents — or the “Saddlebags” — had stayed home where they belong.

Then, during an overnight cattle drive, a terrible rainstorm breaks out while the parents are off exploring an arroyo. The Saddle Club knows the “Saddlebags” are in grave danger — but can they rescue them in time?

6. Fever

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Blurb

Here is the first book in the ‘Fever’ Series, a seriously hot and provocative romance by Lucia Jordan, written in her signature style of high passion and emotion.

As Selena’s fantasies become reality, the price of pleasure is complete submission…

Darius Gaspari has always been out of reach. Selena knows she doesn’t have a chance with a man as gorgeous and charismatic as her co-worker. Watching him from afar and fantasizing about what could never be is the most she could do to satisfy her longing. That is until a new neighbor moves next door and neglects to put curtains in his bathroom window.

Selena doesn’t mean to peek but can’t stop herself – just the sight of the mystery man’s muscled physique in the shower has her aching with lust. Although she knows it’s wrong, she just can’t stop herself enjoying the show he puts on everyday. But little does Selena know this man may not be as mysterious as she first thought. And when he finally confronts her after getting caught, what is revealed about him will turn Selena’s world upside down.

Only mature readers should download this book.

7. Captivated by Lucia Jorden

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A powerful Contemporary Romance. Here is the first book in the ‘Captivated’ Series by Lucia Jordan, written in her signature style of high passion and emotion.

When her past threatens to consume her, Amelia Quinn unknowingly runs straight into the arms of security…but at the dangerous cost of her heart.

After fleeing the chains of her past, Amelia finds a new home in Ashland, Oregon. With the help of her extraverted cousin, Karen, Amelia hopes to wash away the old and start anew. But when Karen drags Amelia to a ritzy art show, her new life takes an interesting and unexpected turn. While admiring a particularly evocative portrait, she crosses paths with Joseph Lane, a local art collector who sparks her interest with his unique view on the pieces. Mr. Lane is a mysterious man, dark and handsome, and he arouses something deep inside of Amelia.

Joseph Lane has a history of getting what he wants, whether that includes art or women. But something inside of him comes to a halt when he is faced with the quiet fire that is Amelia. She has insight and knowledge of artwork, and he is certain that she would make an excellent candidate for his next project. When a night of pure intrigue brings them together, it is only a matter of time before fate arrives and wraps them in its storm…

Only mature readers should download this book.

 

All the books that I have read was very few single-word title books. I am hoping that will change when I read more. Thank you for reading this.

 

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