[Top Ten Tuesday] Books with Single-Word Title

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl since January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Hello, everyone!

Nice to meet you in another Top Ten Tuesday post. In my opinion, this week's topic is not as hard as the past week's topic. After I read the topic, I am starting to dig into my read shelf in Goodreads and took a note all of books with single-word title that I ever read. So, check my list below.

Disclaimer, it would be a lot of Indonesian book here :)

1. Omen - Lexie Xu

My latest book I've reread before writing this post. Omen is the first book from Omen Series by Lexie Xu. This book has a unique genre which is thriller. Why that genre can be unique? Because when the first time Lexie Xu wrote this book, there was no another thriller genre for teenager in Indonesia. Hence I really appreciated what Lexie has done for this book.

I reread Omen because I want to read the whole series from the very start. Therefore, rereading Omen was being my pleasure for this year.

2. Interlude - Windry Ramadhina

My favorite teenlit book all the time. I like Windry's style to describe the relationship between Kai and Hanna. Then, this book is not only following the love story between the two main characters, but with Hanna and Kai's experience of depression. Somehow, this book still can make my heart warm when I reread it again and again.

3. Lullabies - Lang Leav

Poetry book that I read in 2019! I love this book even though I didn't really remember the exact content from it. Still, I like how's Lang Leav put all of her words into a poetry. One of my favorite line was from Lullabies. Here it is:
 It happens like this. One day you meet someone and for some inexplicable reason, you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else--closer to them than your closest family. Perhaps because this person carries an angel within them--one sent to you for some higher purpose, to teach you an important lesson or to keep you safe during a perilous time. What you must do is trust them--even if they come hand in hand with pain or suffering--the reason for their presence will become clear in due time.

4. Giselle - Akiyoshi Rikako

Giselle is a horror story created by Akiyoshi Rikako. It follows the story of Tokyo Grand Ballet and its curse that related to Giselle, a play for ballet performance. This book always reminds me that every person could be as dangerous as the devil.

5. Cinder - Marissa Meyer

The first book from the retelling series in Meyer's universe. I like the concept of this series, tho. This book is really captivated me and make me excited when reading it. If I remember correctly, I read this book in the middle of my mid term exam. At least, this book helps me to ease my stress.

6. Entrok - Okky Madasari

My all time favorite from Okky Madasari so far. Entrok was the first book of Okky that I read. I love how Okky can capture the social reality around us. Moreover, she talked a lot about the sensitive issue like religion, politic, and also culture. I always want to read more of her work.

7. Frederica - Georgette Heyer

This classic romance book has landed on my shelf because my friend gave me back then. At first, I didn't really have interest to read it. I mean, it's really thick! I couldn't expect that I could finish the book. But, the fact said the otherwise. I was enjoying the book even though now I've forgotten the story. Lol.

8. O - Eka Kurniawan

I know that Eka Kurniawan is known from his biggest work, Beauty is Wound. But for me, O is the first book from Eka that I read. Well, I couldn't say much about this book. In my opinion, this book is not my cup of tea. Nevertheless, I still want to appreciate Eka's effort to make a modern fable that talked about social critique around us.

9. Bliss - Kathryn Littlewood

I love middle grade book and I love Bliss so much. I always captivated with the magic world. Bliss is the definition of a unique book and enjoyable to read. This book will be your typical middle-grade book.

10. Confess - Colleen Hoover

I haven't read any Colleen Hoover's work other than Confess. As a romance reader, I know that I should give it a try for her other's work. Of course I have that intention but hasn't executed it yet. Just wish me luck I will read her other's work later.

Yeay. Finally I can finish this week's TTT. How about you guys? What's your list for this week?

Puji P. Rahayu

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  1. I should have added CINDER to my list. I love it so much. My TTT list

  2. Omen does look interesting.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    1. If you like a thriller genre, you should. But, I am afraid it only available in Indonesia. There's no translated version yet.

  3. I really need to read Lullabies one of these days. Wow!

    My TTT .

    1. Try to read it, then. Maybe you could get something from Lullabies.

  4. So many good books. Yes.

  5. These are all new to me except for Cinder. I haven't read that one (yet) either, but I will someday! One of the great things about Top Ten Tuesday is discovering new books!

    1. Agree with you. TTT is the place for us to share our bookish experience, tho.


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