Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Books With Numbers In the Title

   

"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish". It is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Since I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other bloggers who share their lists here.

This week's topic is: Books With Numbers In the Title

What an interesting subject. I found so many books with numbers in the title. First I thought I might just take some with years but in the end I thought I'd rather count from one to ten.

Hislop, Victoria "One August Night" - 2019

Dickens, Charles "A Tale of Two Cities" - 1859

Mortenson, Greg & Relin, David Oliver "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time" - 2006

Shalev, Meir "Four Meals" (Hebrew: כימים אחדים aka "As a Few Days" or "The Loves of Judith") - 1994

Murphy, Jill "Five Minutes Peace" - 1986

Scott, Mary "Breakfast at Six" - 1953

Fo, Dario "My first seven years (plus a few more)" (Italian: Il Paese dei Mezaràt: I miei primi sette anni (e qualcuno in più)) - 2004

Cognetti, Paolo "The Eight Mountains" (Italian: Le otto montagne) - 2016

Brown, Daniel James "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" - 2013

Yu, Hua (余華/Yú Huá) "China in Ten Words" (Chinese: 十個詞彙裡的中國/Shi ge cihui li de Zhongguo) - 2012

Do you have any books with numbers on their title that are special to you?

22 comments:

  1. I always like seeing your picks. China in Ten Words looks very interesting. I like Five Minutes' Peace too. :)

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    1. Thanks, Greg, what a nice thing to say. The topic needs to speak to me, otherwise I twist it. LOL

      Who doesn't like Five Minutes Peace? Such a cute story. And the elephants are adorable.

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  2. Nice take on this week's topic! I had Five Minutes Peace!
    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Poinsettia, I just said to Greg, who doesn't like Five Minutes Peace? I loved reading it to my boys but I totally understood the mum. LOL

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  3. I feel that elephant mom on Five Minutes Peace, especially when my daughter was little. Great picks!

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    1. Heehee, don't we all, Deanna? I could relate to that story very well. Now I have more than five minutes peace all the time and I wish they were small and with me again.

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  4. I read One August Night this summer and didn't quite like it :/ Despite really loving Hislop's other books. Happy reading! https://readwithstefani.com/books-with-number-10-in-the-title/

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    1. Thanks, Stefani. Well, we can't all like the same books all the time. I know someone else who said something similar, so you are not alone. Still, I did love that book as much as her others because she describes the country, the people, the situation so well.

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  5. Cool that you were able to find a book title for all the numbers between one and ten. My numbers are all over the place. :)

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    1. But still in the right order, Lark. I first started out with years, as I said in my post but when I found I had almost all the numbers on my list, I carried on searching. Had to cheat with the nine since it's in the subtitle which I usually avoid. But hey, that's just it. And I didn't even think about the zero which you did. Still, I noticed, I hadn't read even one book with zero in the title. Must read "Towards Zero" one day so I have a title for the next numbers list. ;)

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  6. Fun! I like the countdown (count up?) idea. I totally blanked on this topic for some reason. Good thing I'm always up for going rogue :)

    Happy TTT!

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    1. And I always enjoy your twists, Susan. If a topic doesn't speak to me, I do the same. Looking forward to seeing what you came up with then.

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  7. Love your take on this week's topic. Five Minutes Peace looks cute, it reminds of another book but I can't think of the title right now. Here is my list if you would like to stop by: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/09/top-ten-tuesday-numbers-in-title.html

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. Yes, I always revisit, that's the fun about these challenges, I think.

      Jill Murphy has written many books about the elephant family and the usual struggles all mums have, so maybe that's one you're thinking about. Still, it's a really cute story for everyone, whether you have small children or grown ups or none at all. Enjoy.

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  8. Great list!

    When you get the opportunity, I hope you'll stop by my post: https://readbakecreate.com/books-counting-down-from-ten/

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    1. Thanks, Pam, for leaving your link. I always look forward to other lists.

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  9. A Tale of Two Cities is on my TBR but I'm admittedly intimidated by that book :) Great list!

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    1. I understand that, Dini, but it is one of Dickens' best books, in my opinion. My favourite is David Copperfield, though I think that is even larger. I always read several books at the same time, so I have one that I will finish at some point. LOL

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    1. I'm pretty sure you would like "China in Ten Words", Emma. Anyone interested in languages would, I think. Happy Reading!

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  11. I have gone back and forth for ages on whether or not I want to read The Boys in the Boat. It is back on my TBR again for like the hundredth time.

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    1. Hahaha, Sarah, I guess it's not for you if you have to go back and forth, usually an indication. It was a book club book for me, I probably wouldn't have read it otherwise. But - I really like it, and I think you might, as well.

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