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Monday, September 30, 2019

TTT: Books with Numbers in the Title


TTT: Books I enjoyed reading with numbers in their titles.

1. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki---a wonderful coming-of-age tale in the graphic novel format.

2. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore---Not especially well-written but an exciting YA series, each one contains a number in the title.

3. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegutt---A classic, surrealist look at the horrors of war.

4. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel---A post apocalyptic world. I think about this book every day.

5. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez---It's a tough book to read because it is so strange but it is worth the struggle. It is actually quite a amazing.

6. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie---The first Christie novel I read. It is a very good mystery.

7. 1984 by George Orwell---Not only a number, but a date. The date which all this creepy surveillance stuff was controlling everyone. It is cringe-worthy to think how so much of it is coming true.

8. One Day by David Nicholls---All the doings in the book happen on the same date every few years.

9. The #1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith---Mma Romatswe is a detective in Botswana. It is both funny and charming.

10. The Final Four by Paul Volponi---two basketball players on different teams who are in the NCAA basketball tournament. Very well-done, especially for sports lovers. 

11. A Thousand Splendid Sun by Haled Hosseini---by the author of the Kit Runner. Very eye-opening and horrifying about two women living in Afghanistan.

 
12. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss---a personal favorite.

13. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield---an exciting mystery we read in book club several years ago.
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Want to read...
a.  A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
b. The Three Muskateers by Dumas
c.  11/23/63 by Stephen King
d.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey




4 comments:

  1. Good list of number books! I also liked I am Number 4, but the rest of the series was only so-so for me.

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  2. Great choices! I loved "The Thirteen Tale," "A Thousand Splendid Suns," "Station Eleven," "The #1 Ladies Detective Agency," and "And Then There Were None." I know I've read "1984" but I'm not sure I loved it. :)

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  3. Funny. I have read every one of these, and I liked all of them.

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  4. Oops. Correction: No, I haven't read The Final Four.

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