Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that currently resides at The Artsy Reader Girl and features bloggers sharing lists on various book topics. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday participants are tasked with listing their top books that have an adjective in the title. This sounded like a very interesting topic to do so I had a look through all my favourite or recent reads to see which ones had fantastic adjectives in the title.
When I was pulling this list together I decided to make myself a little harder for myself by excluding titles whose adjectives were colours. This is because I have already done a Top Ten Tuesday list that focused on colours in titles, and I didn’t want to double up on that. Despite this limitation I was still able to pull together a great list with a ton of entries in it. I ended up with a massive selection of potential book titles, so I had to do some substantial culling to get it down to 10 (with my usual honourable mentions section). This resulted in a pretty good list and I was surprised with how many of my favourite novels had adjectives in their title. I did try and limit how many of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels I featured in the list, although a few still did make it in. Overall, I was pretty happy with how things turned out, so let us see what made the cut.
Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett
I could have also used the other James Lovegrove Firefly novel, Big Damn Hero but I love the homage to The Magnificent Seven that this title had.
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Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett
I also had the option to use Connelly’s other Ballard and Bosch novel, Dark Sacred Night, but I liked The Dark Hours a little more.
There are technically a couple of adjectives in this one, including Unspeakable and Super (in Superweapon) so I had to include this excellent comic.
Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
I was also tempted to use the preceding novel, Greater Good, but I think Lesser Evil was the best entry in the Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy so it’s my choice here.
The sequel Dark Forge is also really good and could have easily been used here.
Well, that’s the end of this latest list. I had a lot of fun coming up with 10 awesome books with adjectives in their title and I liked how everything came together. Let me know which of the above novels are your favourites in the comments below and I look forward to see what novels with adjectives in the titles you enjoy.