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 latest Top Ten Tuesday, participants are required to list their favourite books with a unit of time in the title, such as seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, seasons, years, centuries, eternity, etc.
This was a rather interesting list topic in the same vein as several other recent lists I’ve done that containing certain types of words in the title including colours, adjectives, character names and numbers. I usually have a pretty easy time pulling these lists together as I have read a bunch of books with these items in the titles. However, I really struggled with this list as it turns out authors use units of time a lot less in titles than you’d expect. I was barely able to find a full 10 items for this specific list and that was after I extended my criteria to include seasons (I originally wasn’t planning to feature them). Still, I was eventually able to get a descent list together, even though it lacks my customary honourable mentions section. I am pretty happy with how it all came together so let us see what books I was able to scrounge together.
Top Ten Tuesday:
Day of the Caesars by Simon Scarrow
The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly
One Minute Out by Mark Greaney
The Third Day, The Frost by John Marsden
The Last Hour by Harry Sidebottom
Usagi Yojimbo: Seasons by Stan Sakai
The Last Second by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison
Season of Storms by Andrzej Sapkowski
Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett
Well that’s the end of this list. As you can see, even with the apparent scarcity of appropriately titled books, there are still a few good reads out there that feature a unit of time in the title. All 10 entries above are pretty fun reads and are worth checking out in their own way. Let me know which of the above books you enjoyed in the comments below and I will be interested in hearing about your favourite books with units of time in the title.
3 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Books With a Unit of Time in the Title”
The Grace Year has such a great cover.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-book-with-a-unit-of-time-in-the-title/
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Eternity!! I didn’t even think of using eternity in my post! Great list & books ☺️
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Really challenging one.
Across a billion years – Robert Silverberg
Around the world on 80 days – Jules Verne
The fifth season – nk jemisin
And, although it doesn’t technically meet the criteria, I thought Jodi Taylor’s Just One D*mned Thing After Another pretty well summarises the passing of time!